Violet's Chariot awaits
Super Sporty parents Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are just a few of the many fans of the Chariot Carrier Cougar (from $500). They recently hit the farmer’s market, pushing Violet in this sporty ride. It’s easy to see why outdoorsy types like Ben and Jen like this is multi-purpose, multi-tasking kiddie vehicle. It hits the trails as a bike trailer, then converts to a jogger with a single front wheel. Pop on the two front rotating wheels for a smooth city/farmer’s market stroll. With an accessory kit you can even take this ride with you when you go cross country skiing. Suitable for infants (with accessory sling for seat adjustment) up to five yr olds, you could not ask for a more versatile and hard wearing sport stroller.
We tested the Chariot Carrier in the double wide version as a bike trailer, jogger and stroller and found it to be a superb push and comfy ride. The interior "cabin" is roomy and club-like and it adjusts to inclement or buggy weather in a flash, by just rolling down and velcro-ing assorted attached screens and covers. The push is smooth and easy, even with over 100 lbs of child inside. The handlebar worked well for both myself and my tall husband – there are two heights to choose from. And switching between modes – bike, stroller, etc, requires no tools or deep thought. Parts pop on and off with ease. My kids felt like royalty in the roomy cabin and much preferred the space to conventional strollers.
Despite its SUV-like sprawl and generous size unfolded, the Chariot carrier folds up rather small and compact. Remove the wheels and it actually takes up less space than most full sized strollers. If you are an outdoor enthusiast and plan to stay that way with kids in tow, this is one accessory worth investigating. Check the Chariot Carrier website for dealers near you – they are available all over the world!