Contours Optima Tandem Double Stroller Review

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I have two children ages 1.5 and 4 years old. Over the past 4 years I have tried a variety of strollers, yet I have never tried a tandem stroller. When I was given the opportunity to review the Contours Optima Tandem Stroller I was ecstatic! No more trips to the mall with my 4 year old tugging at my arm complaining that he is tired of walking but his sister is in the stroller.

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I was pleased to find that after taking it out of the box there wasn’t much that had to be assembled. Assembly was just a matter of putting on the basket bar and snapping the basket in place, putting on the handle and parent cup holder, then the wheels and the seats.

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Once it was assembled I gave it a good once over. I was ecstatic at the super sized basket. If you happen to own a larger diaper bag you don’t have to try and downsize just so it will fit in the basket. There is more than ample room for a diaper bag, blankets for a trip to the park, groceries, toys, or any essentials that you normally can’t bring because you don’t have the room.

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Playing with the seats and trying out all the 6 different positions was a breeze. Just press the 2 red buttons on either side of the seat and slide it up, then you turn them around. It was so simple, smooth and easy.

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Each seat is reclines all the way back for those trips when one falls asleep. The foot rest has 3 different positions you can put it in for the best comfort for your child.

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My favorite feature of the seats would have to be the adjustable sun shield. My 4 year old can sit in under the shade and still have lots of clearance.  The shades range from 23″ all the way to 27″ and each sun shield has a peek-in window.

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My son was excited to have his own cup holder just like mommy, for those hot days his water is always accessible right there for him when he wants it.

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The padding on the seats is super soft to keep your little one comfortable for the longer rides. Each seat has a 5 point adjustable harness with padded sleeve covers to ensure a comfortable and safe ride for any child. There is a infant car seat attachment included with the stroller that is compatible with a wide range of many different infant car seats. If you happen to have twins the stroller will hold two car seat adapters (2nd adapter sold separately).

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Pushing the stroller with both children in it was smooth and easy to maneuver. The stroller is equipped with 8″ swivel front wheels and 10″ wheels in back. My children are a combine weight of 77 lbs and I never would have guessed I was pushing that much weight. It took a little time to get used to pushing a tandem stroller since I am used to a single with my main learning curve being the length of the stroller. It’s a lot of stroller to push but with a light weight of just under 37 lbs on it’s own I would say it is a lightweight tandem stroller.

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When it comes to folding it up I remove the back seat, pull up on the 2 red triggers on the handle bars and folding is a breeze. It folds up nice and compact for being a tandem stroller. The removed back seat can be easily stored inside of the other seat.

Overall I very much love this stroller, it is a easy to maneuver, adjusting the seat possessions are a breeze, the comfort level for the kids is made know as a priority for this stroller, as well as the safety features, the quick and simple back breaks are easy to access and set when in a hurry. For a double stroller I find it is a easy, light, compact stroller to take with you on any outings with the kids. I would absolutely recommend this stroller to anyone who is looking for stylish tandem stroller.

You can purchase the The Contours Optima tandem stroller for $299.99 at www.kolcraft.com

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SILENT AUCTION:

Kolcraft/Contours strongly believes in giving back to the community. They have found that silent auctions not only benefit moms and children in disadvantaged situations, but they give the winner a great product at a fraction of the retail cost. Because of this, Kolcraft is offering a Contours Optima Tandem Stroller for this auction!

This auction will run for one week ending at 11:59 pm on Friday 7/27/2012

  •  Beginning bid starts at $50 with subsequent bids increments of at least $5 (bids are placed in the comments section of the blog).
  • At the end of the auction, whoever has the highest bid wins.
  • The winner will make their donation within 48 hours to K.I.D.S. : Kids In Distressed Situations and provide a copy of the electronic receipt.
  • If the winner fails to respond or make their donation within 48 hours, the bidder with the next highest bid will be declared the winner.
  • After receiving the donation receipt Contours will then send the winner a Contours Optima Tandem Stroller!

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This auction ended at 11:59 PM EST on July 27, 2012.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. Your experience with the product may differ from mine. The sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and will be shipping the winner(s) their prize(s). For more information read my disclosure policy.

Comments

  1. This is a great stroller I would definitely get in on the auction if I need a tandem stroller. And I already have several single strollers.

  2. Do we bid now? And, if so… Do we bid here?

    • Yes, bidding is open now and done in the comments section of the blog.

  3. Jessica says:

    $50.00 it won’t allow just the dollar amount says its too short!

  4. Tina M says:

    can we bid more than once? what is the bid at now?

    • Hi Tina,

      Yes, you can bid as often as you’d like. Bid is at $50 right now.

      • Tina M says:

        I would like to bid $55

  5. Colleen Fuller says:

    $60.00! Thank you!

  6. This is an awesome stroller. So many versatile ways to use it. Thanks for sharing. Someone is going to be very happy with this. Hope you do well on the silent auction.

  7. $75.00 I know of a nice family who needs this 🙂

  8. Colleen Fuller says:

    $85.00! Thank you!

  9. Y. Shaban says:

    What color is the stroller that is up for auction? Is it the same black one that’s pictured in the review pics?

    • Hi Y. Shaban,

      Yes it is the color in the review. I believe that is the only color choice that particular stroller is made in.

  10. Claudia M says:

    what a great auction ! too bad i do not have any little ones but nevertheless i voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs! 🙂

  11. Tara Yousef says:

    $90. Thank you!

  12. Wendy says:

    Bid = $90.00

    Thank you!

  13. Colleen Fuller says:

    95.00! Thanks again! Mattandcolleen Fuller on FB

    • Thanks Colleen!

      • Colleen Fuller says:

        No. Thank you! 🙂 I need this!

  14. Jessica says:

    $100.00 Thanks!

  15. Colleen Fuller says:

    105.00! Thank you!

  16. Jessica says:

    $110.00 thank you!

  17. Annie Dyck says:

    i need one of these:)

  18. Colleen Fuller says:

    130.00! Thank you very much!

    • No, Thank YOU Colleen!

      This is fabulous ladies… the money is going to a great cause, you will have a receipt for taxes AND you get a FABULOUS double stroller to boot!

  19. Krystyn Wukitsch says:

    I love everything about this, good cause and good stroller 🙂 – $135.

  20. Colleen Fuller says:

    $140.00 is my next bid. Thanks!

  21. Jessica says:

    $145.00! 🙂 Thank you!

  22. Colleen Fuller says:

    11:59 P.M. Friday in what time zone? Sorry! I just might need to know 🙂

    • Lindsay says:

      Heather where are you located? how about shipping cost?
      Thanks

      • Hi Lindsay,

        This will be shipped directly from Kolcraft/Contours and shipping costs are on them.

        Good luck!

  23. Colleen Fuller says:

    $150.00! Thank you!

    • Lindsay says:

      $155.00 what time the bid will closed?

    • Hi Colleen,

      Eastern time 🙂

      Good luck!

      • Lindsay says:

        11:59 p.m. eastern time ok

        • Lindsay says:

          Heather,
          I’m in Toronto, Canada is that okay ?

          • Hi Lindsay,

            Unfortunately this is US only as Contours doesn’t ship to Canada 🙁

  24. pamela says:

    $160 Thanks for the opportunity.

    • pamela says:

      As i am not sure if someone outbid me and the comment has not been approved i would like to bid on more time to try to wing this wonderful stroller.

      $175

  25. Tina M says:

    I like to bid 165

    • Tina M says:

      Woo-Hoo – it looks like I won – I so need this!!!!! I got the last comment it at 11:59pm 🙂

  26. BIDDING IS CLOSED
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    Congratulations to Pamela for her high bid of $175!

    Thank you to EVERYONE for your participation and generosity.