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Got Tandems?

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Whether you have twins or more than one child who needs a stroller, you know the challenge of a “stroller solution” for multiples. I still remember blazing hot days at the zoo with my niece and nephew who both needed a stroller after about an hour of walking. We didn’t have a tandem so we would take turns carrying one while the other was in the stroller. After about 3 hours, adults and children were all cranky and needed a nap! I wish the Contours Options II Tandem was around back then.

The Contours Options II Tandem is the perfect stroller to give you the flexibility needed as a parent. For one or two kids- infant or toddlers- everyone has a great view in any direction with its reversible seats! It is the ultimate stroller with lots of options for your ever changing life style.

A few of the features I especially like:
• Reversible seats! There are quite a few “seating” options for your children: both can face you, they can face each other, both can face forward, or they can sit back to back.
• Not only are the seats reversible…they recline!
• Easy trigger fold with convenient Free-Stand™ so the stroller can stand upright! (My poor car bumper would have appreciated the upright stand. I had so many scratches from the stroller leaning on it & of course falling over, all while taking paint off the car on the way down.)
• Who doesn’t love a parent tray with cup holders? This one is new and improved with deeper, ventilated cup holders.
• Adjustable canopy that can be raised or lowered to the height of your child (My absolute fave feature).

What are your “must have” features in a tandem?

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43 Responses to “Got Tandems?”

  1. Jenna March 18, 2010 at 12:33 pm #

    Wow! What a great stroller!! My must-have features when it comes to a double stroller are large enough canopies to shade the kids when it’s sunny as well as seats that recline independently. That way if one child wants to nap while the other one is awake, he/she can do so comfortably. :) Cup holders are also a great option, especially if there’s more than one.

    Jenna

  2. Beth March 18, 2010 at 1:21 pm #

    The seating options sound great. That would be really nice to have! My must have is a cup holder for me. Selfish? Probably but it is impossible to push a stroller and hold a cup at the same time!

  3. Michelle March 18, 2010 at 1:33 pm #

    Jenna,
    Great features to have! Thanks for your input.
    Michelle

  4. Michelle March 18, 2010 at 1:34 pm #

    Beth,
    We don’t think a parent cup hold is selfish at all. A happy mommy is a good thing & you only have so many hands to hold things right? :)
    Michelle

  5. Call Me Pretty March 18, 2010 at 3:01 pm #

    i love the reversible seats!

  6. Melanie Bleile March 18, 2010 at 5:40 pm #

    The tandem is a pretty neat stroller! My baby just turned 1 yesterday and we are expecting #4 in November, so I may just need one of these!!!

  7. Night Owl Mama March 18, 2010 at 6:20 pm #

    WOW Reversible SEATS!!! Now that’s a great feature! This would be the perfect stroller for women with two small little ones

  8. Julie March 18, 2010 at 8:14 pm #

    I want both seats to recline-to both have cup holders- and the stroller to be lightweight & stand up when you fold it! I would also like adequate shade for both seats & to have the option of placing the infant seat closest to the push bar also I do not want to have to remove anything to fold the stroller up oh and one more must have is that the childs footrest has to be deep enough & at the right angle for the child to actually use it. This stroller sounds like a great option for my many must haves!

  9. Michelle March 18, 2010 at 8:58 pm #

    Julie, Night Owl Mama & Call Me Pretty,
    Thanks for letting us know your must haves. Our stroller team loves to keep the pulse of what moms & dads are looking for in a stroller. Thanks for being part of our Kolcraft family!
    Michelle

  10. Michelle March 18, 2010 at 9:00 pm #

    Melanie,
    Sounds like you have your hands full! Congrats on baby #4. Keep your eye on our blog, our Facebook & Twitter because we often have contests to win kewl baby gear. Sounds like you will be needing some new baby gear soon!
    Michelle

  11. Nicole Christensen March 19, 2010 at 12:26 am #

    I love the reversible seats. -reversible and can recline, you do not see that often!! Cup holders. Also, LOVE the orange. Sounds like a great stroller!!

    • admin March 19, 2010 at 2:20 pm #

      Thanks Nicole. Our fashion team will be happy to hear you like the color. :)
      Michelle

  12. Jeannine Mellan March 19, 2010 at 5:43 am #

    I have this stroller and love it! It was the only one that would fit in the trunk of my car and I love how I can switch the seats around.

    • admin March 19, 2010 at 2:19 pm #

      Jeannine,
      We are so happy you like the stroller! Thanks for visiting our site!
      Michelle

  13. Anastasia B March 19, 2010 at 8:38 am #

    Love this tandem! Is this a newer version? Is the fold improved from the last one? I would love to know how much it weighs too! Thanks!

    • admin March 19, 2010 at 2:17 pm #

      Thanks Anastasia!
      This is a new Contours Tandem. It just came out this year. It is the same fold as the Contours Options Tandem. Without the seats (you take them off to fold) it weights 46 lbs. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

  14. Karen P March 20, 2010 at 1:20 am #

    Wow reclining seats on a tandem. nice stroller.

    • admin March 22, 2010 at 8:22 am #

      Karen,
      Thanks! Great to have you here.
      Michelle

  15. Theresa Jenkins March 20, 2010 at 5:35 am #

    I like that the seats easily reverse to create 6 different stroller options.My twins are now 30…we had a stroller for 2 that faced each other,bid and bulky.This looks like this grandma of 4 can take it and go.

    • admin March 22, 2010 at 8:21 am #

      Theresa,
      We love having grandmas visit our site & share their wisdom with us. Thanks for being part of our Kolcraft family!
      Michelle

  16. Rebecca Orr March 20, 2010 at 9:10 pm #

    I love the mommy cup holder. I also love the colors of the Tandem….the orange accents are nice looking. Very modern.

    • admin March 22, 2010 at 8:16 am #

      Thanks Rebecca. I’ll pass your comments on to our stroller team. :)
      Michelle

  17. Kianna March 20, 2010 at 10:22 pm #

    This look slike a great double stroller!! I could use one for my 2 boys one we go on long walks. Very stylish and looks comfortable!

    • admin March 22, 2010 at 8:15 am #

      Kianna,
      Glad you like it. It’s great to have you on our blog.
      Michelle

  18. Messy Mommy March 20, 2010 at 10:47 pm #

    Hopping over from Life Happens During Naptime. I like the Tot Rider® 2
    With Discovery Center™ Toy.

    • admin March 22, 2010 at 8:15 am #

      Messy Mommy,
      Welcome to our Kolcraft blog & site. Great to have you here.
      Michelle

  19. melissa williams March 21, 2010 at 7:07 am #

    i wish i had one of these!! i have twins and love going for long walks, but can’t do much with two single strollers and one mommy.

    • admin March 22, 2010 at 8:12 am #

      Melissa,
      It is the perfect solution for twins! Hope you are able to get one so you can go for walks & enjoy the outdoors.
      Michelle

  20. Eileen March 21, 2010 at 8:20 pm #

    I am visiting after finding your sponsored tandem stroller on LIFE HAPPENS DURING NAPTIME BLOG. My sister in law had twins last summer and NEEDS to escape the house this spring! She could really use this! I love this model which is so open and has so many features! I am also (secretly) PRAYING for my oldest daughter to add to her family…she has an almost 10 year old and would love to have more children. I will be looking to buy new items and my favorite is the Sesame Street Tender Vibe bouncer. I would not have been able to FUNCTION as a mom (I have 6…three still at home) without the vibrations bouncer. In my opinion, was one of the best inventions since the WHEEL!
    We have used MANY of your products through the years and also buying for grandkids and grand neices/nephews now. Your company ROCKS (and with some items like this, ROLLS too!) :) THANKS!

    • admin March 22, 2010 at 8:06 am #

      Eileen,
      Thanks so much. We love moms who give feedback form real-life experience. As a mom to 6, you definitely have experience! :) Thanks for visiting our blog. It’s great to have you here.
      Michelle

  21. Christine March 22, 2010 at 8:07 pm #

    This stroller has many great features! But the reversible seating sounds amazing! I am a mom with 2 boys who are 23 months apart–and they just LOVE talking to each other (even at 8 months and 2.5!) and I can’t imagine how happy they would be to be able to face each other while we were out and about!!

    I also enjoy your crib mattress’s and single strollers–I came over to the blog from “Life Happens During Naptime” and would love to win the giveaway for this stroller!!

    • admin March 23, 2010 at 7:58 am #

      Christine,
      Sounds like your boys are good friends even as brothers. :) That’s great. Thanks for visiting our site & blog. It’s wonderful to have you here. Good luck in the contest!
      Michelle

  22. Aura H. March 23, 2010 at 9:25 pm #

    With 2 sets of twins I’ve been through my share of double strollers (6 doubles to be exact) for a tandem it must be able to steer well and turn without me feeling like a tractor trailer warning “caution makes wide turns”. A decently small fold would be nice, one that would allow it to fit in the trunk of a car without removing hoods or trays or seats. Enough footroom even when reclined for both kids and an easily accessible large basket are all things I looks for in strollers

    • admin March 24, 2010 at 1:05 pm #

      Aura,
      You made us laugh with your “wide turns” comment. :) Sounds like you have had your share of strollers! Thanks for your feedback. Our stroller team appreciates it!
      Michelle

  23. Stacy March 26, 2010 at 2:29 am #

    I am visiting from Life Happens During Naptime ~ I also like your Seseame street potty chair, who wouldn’t like to learn to potty with Elmo!

    • admin March 26, 2010 at 1:07 pm #

      Welcome Stacy! Great to have you here. We agree – life is better with Elmo :)
      Michelle

  24. Jennifer March 26, 2010 at 7:18 pm #

    I saw your the stroller review on Life Happens During Naptime and came to check out your blog! As a mom of twins, I think the stroller is awesome. I also really like the Light vibes rocking bassinet.

  25. MamaCampbell April 1, 2010 at 3:42 pm #

    I’m hoping over from Life Happens During Naptime & definitely love this stroller! Mine will be about 17 months apart when Newbie arrives this summer, so I’m definitely LOVING the versality of this stroller! I also like the tiny steps 2-in-1 walker, so I’m hoping we get one of those in the near future as well! :)

    • admin April 2, 2010 at 7:07 am #

      Mama Campbell,
      We love hearing your feedback & perspective. Our teams always like to hear from moms on what they want in products so we can be sure to build “must have” products for parents.
      Thank you!
      Michelle

  26. Sarah April 13, 2010 at 9:50 pm #

    Wow! All the features excite me, but I’d have to say that the two that sound really great are that it’s reversible and that it has deeper, ventilated cup holders.

    • admin April 15, 2010 at 9:09 am #

      Thanks Sarah. We do love our Contours Options II Tandem :)
      Michelle

  27. Ekaterina August 29, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    Well, we had a bad experience with this stroller. The seat is small for older kids (I have a 2.5 year old, and she is not that tall), and the pins keep breaking and falling off. My husband had to tape handle bar so it wont fall out! And as for replacements parts – they dont even have our manufacture day in the options.

  28. Michelle August 30, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

    Ekaterina,
    If you are having problems with your stroller, please call our customer service 800-453-7673

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