Thursday, January 3, 2013

Eddie Bauer Trail Hiker 3-Wheel Travel System {Review & Giveaway}

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When it comes to enjoying the great outdoors, Mother Nature just seemed so much more accessible prior to having kids, didn't she? Any time you wanted to go for a hike or a jog or simply for a walk around the block, all that it took was finding your shoes and heading out the door.

Once you've had a baby, however, going just about anywhere with your little one in tow can turn into a multi-step, elaborately-planned event, what with the extra diapers, wipes, clothing, bottles, food and much, much more.

But, what happens when you finally have your bag packed and ready and you look at your stroller and realize that there is no way that it is going to withstand the trails and paths you want to hit? Those tiny wheels and that clunky frame can hardly be maneuvered through the mall, let alone spending a day at a state park, right?

Which is why the Eddie Bauer Trail Hiker 3-Wheel Travel System is the single purchase that you'll need to make to take you and your baby right out to exploring the great outdoors with ease.

Eddie Bauer Travel System

Built for all terrain maneuverability, the Trail Hiker Travel System combines everything you and your baby need from birth to 50lbs. The combination of the stroller and rear-facing infant car seat, as well as ample storage, a snack tray, front swivel wheels, and a one-hand fold, and it is clear that this stroller is built to make users as well as riders happy.

Having never tried an Eddie Bauer stroller or car seat before, I was anxious to put this travel system to the test to see if it would meet my high expectations. As I began removing the various parts from the box, I initially wondered how much time it would take to assemble them.

Eddie Bauer Hiker Travel System

Fortunately, Eddie Bauer knows that parents are busy and don't have hours to spend constructing their products.

After glancing at the clock, I began to follow the simple instructions of snapping the frame and wheels in place... and, when I stepped back to see this high quality travel system fully assembled and ready to go, the clock showed that it had taken a total of four minutes to put it all together.

Eddie Bauer Hiker Travel System review

Any consumer knows that being able to purchase one product and have it last through multiple years (and life stages) makes sense, so I was immediately pleased with the ease in which the Trail Hiker Travel System can adjust for infants up to preschoolers.

For the youngest riders, this travel system includes Eddie Bauer's top rated rear-facing infant car seat with Side Impact Protection and an extended use range of 4-35 pounds (and up to 32") for a safer and more comfortable ride. The adjustable, stay-in-car base makes it easy to move the seat securely from the stroller to the car and back, while the QuickClick feature ensures that it snaps in and out of both locations safely and quickly.

Of course Eddie Bauer didn't skimp on the small details as well, as the onBoard 35 car seat includes a 5-point harness, level indicator for installation, removable infant head support, is LATCH-equipped and more. Whether in your car or attached to the stroller, this safe and stylish car seat eliminates the need to purchase a separate piece of baby gear (and the wonder of whether or not it will be compatible).

Eddie Bauer onBoard 35

When using the Hiker Travel System on its own, children are able to ride just as comfortably. From sitting fully upright to laying down nearly flat, the strap in the back can be loosened or tightened with the use of only one hand.

Simply slide the clip down to the desired level and the seat leans back. When it's time to be upright again, just slide the clip tighter and you're done. I love simplicity, especially if it is going to make naptime on-the-go more happy and convenient for everyone!

Eddie Bauer stroller recline

At the same time, the adjustable canopy provides plenty of protection from the elements when you're out for a stroll...

Eddie Bauer stroller canopy

...while also making it possible for little ones to stay fully secluded for privacy and quiet.

Eddie Bauer stroller infant seat

During times when everyone is awake, the child snack tray, cup holders (one for the child and two for the parent), and covered storage area ensure that everyone stays hydrated, full and comfortable, and that all belongings are kept in place.

Eddie Bauer Hiker System tray

In terms of use, this is one stroller that is extremely easy as well as convenient.

The soft grip, adjustable handle quickly moves up or down with the press of a button, making it so that taller folks don't have to bend down while vertically challenged folks such as myself can still find the most comfortable level for their arms.

stroller adjustable handle

Along with the handle, one of the features that is used most often with any stroller, the storage basket, also does not disappoint in the Hiker Travel System.

The large, underseat storage has plenty of room to store your belongings and bags, while the angle of the opening makes it easy to access everything no matter what level the seat is reclined.

stroller storage basket

When it comes to heading out on the trails (whether paved or not), the Eddie Bauer Trail Hiker provides a smooth, sturdy ride for everyone involved.

The large, strong back tires glide along even the most uneven surfaces and the double front wheels can be left unlocked to swivel for day to day use or locked into place to provide stability and maneuverability needed for a good brisk walk or an invigorating run.

Eddie Bauer Hiker Travel System wheels

While I love all of the features and ways that Eddie Bauer included to ensure the Hiker Travel System provides a comfortable and smooth ride for everyone, I appreciate that they also didn't skimp on safety.

The foot-activated, dual-rear brakes make it simple to keep this stroller from rolling when you've parked it, and I appreciate that it is so easy to click the brakes that Little Sister B can do it herself before climbing in.

Plus, the 5-point harness, a must-have for keeping kids safe in any stroller but in particular when you are on uneven terrain, is adjustable through any of the three slots of varying heights. No matter if you are pushing your little one, your toddler or your big kid, they can all stay secure and cozy.

5-point harness

Just as I had hoped, this travel system has proven to be very well made, fully functional and just the thing to last from infancy through toddlerhood. While it does weigh more than 35 lbs and is therefore a bit on the heavy side for a great deal of moving and lifting, it still folds small enough to easily fit in the back of a car or store in a closet or out of the way.

As a great bonus, the Hiker Travel System even includes a fast, one-hand fold and a unique free-standing design so that not only does it fold up quickly and easily, but it stands upright on its own. I love the space-saving ability as well as not having to worry about another piece of baby/child gear that lays across the floor to be stepped over!

Eddie Bauer Hiker Travel System fold

Retailing exclusively from Target for $199, the Eddie Bauer Trail Hiker 3-Wheel Travel System does it all. Instead of purchasing multiple strollers and car seats for different aspects of your life, this single piece of equipment can allow you to get outdoors to spend quality time with your child just about anywhere.

When it comes to an extremely high quality, durable stroller that is made to last from birth throughout many years of childhood (the stroller holds up to 50 lbs!), the Trail Hiker has met and surpassed all of my expectations. Whether you are a dedicated hiker or just are looking for a way to add a little boost to your ability to get out and enjoy nature, this is a great way to do it!

Eddie Bauer Trail Hiker 3-Wheel Travel System

Find out much more about this high quality stroller and car seat on the Eddie Bauer website as well as by checking it out in person the next time you're visiting your local Target!

And, thanks to the generosity of the Dorel Juvenile Group, Eddie Bauer's parent company, one person will be prepared to head out and experience the difference a high quality travel system can make, because...

One lucky person will win an Eddie Bauer Trail Hiker 3-Wheel Travel System!

stroller giveaway

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A big thank you to Dorel Juvenile Group for providing an Eddie Bauer Trail Hiker 3-Wheel Travel System for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Amanda, RD-The Nutritionist Reviews said...

I love the safety features to help keep your kids safe

Anne W said...

I like that it stands up on its own after being folded.

tawndam said...

...How 'bout EVERYTHING! OK... more specific... I like the larger wheel size... it just makes for a smoother ride & less likely that you'll be jarred to a sudden halt by a crack in the path...

Sonya Sanderson said...

I like the adjustable handle, because I am short, but my husband is tall.

mummytotwoboys said...

I like that it is sturdy and the stroller holds kids up to 50ibs.

(d schmidt in widget)

wigget said...

i like the 50 lb weight capacity

Jessica Kaufman said...

I like the adjustable handlebar.

robyn paris said...

I like that it hold up to 50 pounds

Anonymous said...

I like the one hand eady fold button!
Amber Bollinger (amber04 at live dot com)

J @ IHeart-Motherhood said...

I like that it's one handed fold & free standing! Love the colors too! :)

CaseWay said...

I love the cup holder!!!

618mom said...

I love the weight limit on it!

Alaine88 said...

I love the weight limit :)

Betsy said...

that it holds up to 50 lbs

kirsten perez said...

the rough and tough exterior

julie said...

hoe easy it folds up

Michelle Hudak said...

I like that it grows with your child up to 50lbs and that it has a 1-hand fold system

Chelsea said...

I love that the car seat snaps into the stroller!

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I like the 50lb weight limit.

Amy Cates said...

I like that it goes up to 50lbs!

Mysharona said...

i like how easily i folds up

kim burnett said...

i like the 50 lb weight capacity

Karen said...

50 lb weight capacity

AngelWinner said...

Love that it has a one hand folding button

Tara said...

I like the basket size!

aperry said...

birth throughout many years of childhood

Christie said...

I think I can appreciate the weight limit.

Kim said...

I like the one hand fold. I always need to fold my strollers to put in the trunk or store in the garage. I love when a Stroller folds easily.

mkjmc said...

The canopy providing protection from the elements

Jammie Morey said...

The foot activated dual brake.

Super Blogger Girl! said...

my favorite feature is the super durable tires and light weight compactability!

Super Blogger Girl! said...

my favorite feature is the super durable tires and light weight compactability!

geronimo said...

I enjoy the large under storage. Great for shopping!

Adrianne B said...

My favorite feature is that the stroller stands upright on its own when folded.

Anonymous said...

I love that you can adjust the height of the handle because I'm pretty tall, and some strollers give me a lower back ache after a while because I have to stoop to push them.

Leslie Galloway (LesGalloway //at// hotmail //dot// com) www.facebook.com/GallowayLeslie

Unknown said...

Angie
I like the easy fold up
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jessica said...

the 5 point harness is a really good feature considering the environment that this stroller would be used in

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Bekah Kuczenski said...

I love all the safety features, especially the foot-activated, dual-rear brakes

Erica Heft said...

I love the larger wheels, great for going on hikes with my little man!

Tamar said...

the weight limit is great

Caitlin McClure said...

love the fast, one-hand fold

Courtney B said...

i like the color combo

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Ashley Hughes said...

I like the one hand fold, opening and closing it easier is what I like about it.

The Tesdalls said...

I like the quick, one-handed fold

stefanie gladden said...

I love The large, underseat storage!!!


lisa ellis said...

love the 50 lb weight limit.
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Melanie Schemanski said...

I love that it can hold heavier children for a longer time

Crazylicious85 said...

Safety feature/5-point harness

Allison L.

carol roberts said...

one-hand fold and a unique free-standing design it folds up quickly and easily,

kara said...

the one hand fold on the stroller

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debijackson said...

it holds up to 50 pounds debijackson
debbie jackson
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~Kelly said...

I like the one handed fold.

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

one hand to fold it
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Aubrie G. said...

I like how easily it went together and the one handed fold!

Rita M said...

I like the one-hand fold and free-standing design.

Joanne said...

I love the one handed fold.

Robin Rakestraw said...

I like the five point harness and the foot break

Carrie Phelps said...

My favorite feature is that the stroller may be used from birth through many years!

Sammy Kim said...

The one handed fold is really nice

jlmk said...

I like that it stands on its own when folded.

bison61 said...

it fold up quickly and easily, and it stands upright on its own

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Kelly Nicholson said...

Leave a comment on this blog post telling me your favorite feature of this high quality travel system

i like the compact feature..fold up

KJ Skib said...

I love how long you can use it from birth through child hood!
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Kimberly said...

I like how it folds up quick and easy

Kristy said...

I love how surdy the stroller is

Dena Sablotny said...

Leave a comment on this blog post telling me your favorite feature of this high quality travel system. I like the adjustable handle feature.

Cjnedrow said...

The adjustable handle that quickly moves up or down with the press of a button is my favorite feature.
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dana Nagu said...

I love the 50 pound weight limit on this stroller!

Marissa M said...

Love the safety features

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Joyce@MommyTalkShow said...

I love the snack tray with a cover. It would be great for when my son wants to snack on pretzels.

Ellen said...

Love the large wheels.

naomi c said...

the three wheel stroller - so much more useful than most travel system strollers

Connie Gruning said...

I love the safety and the fact that it will Accommodates child up to 50 pounds. It really is the last set I would ever need!!

Vera P. said...

I love the adjustable handle.

april vendetti said...

I really need this for my friend since she is about to have a baby.

Colleen M said...

My favorite feature is that this stroller can carry a child up to 50 pounds!

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work_at_home_mom said...

I love one hand fold, that would really come in handy

Jose Benavides said...

i like that you can take it apart to make it easier to take along

Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I love the adjustable handle.
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Alex Liz R. said...

I like that it holds 50lbs! The adjustable handlebar is nice too!

KIACI30 said...

I love that it can support up to 50 lbs

Space Monkey said...

I like the way I can use it for the bit older child, too. I LOVE the tires on this- Easy to push on my gravel roads!!

BeckyM said...

I love that the handle goes up and down... perfect for my hubby and me who is over a foot taller than me!

Ravyn Granholm said...

I like the under storage :)

Cserafini said...

I love that it folds easily!

Nikki Elkins said...

I love that it stands up on its own once folded

andy said...

I love to save room with the folding feature

grace c said...

love the one hand closer. that is a life saver.

mary renshaw said...

I LOVE how its a one hand fold AND that it has cup holders AND is so roomy!!! I want to take this with us on our next disney trip!!!!!

Gabi said...

I like that you can hold kids up to 50lbs! Awesome!

Stevie said...

the child snack tray & cup, the adjustable handle for me & the 50lb weight capacity

Mary Payment said...

The safety features are the best.

Anonymous said...

The weight limit....perfect for my little cousin :)

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Michelle L said...

I like the adjustable handle for us shorter moms.

caitlin tate said...

color combo

Anonymous said...

I would love to win because of the great safety features.

(Angela)

Denise Taylor-Dennis said...

I like how compact the stroller is.

The Baldree Family said...

I love the front swivel wheel. A stationary one is very frustrating!

Maria B said...

I love that you can use it from birth to older.

caseyle2010 said...

i like that it holds up to 50 lbs
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Kelli said...

I don't want to win this...I NEED to win this! I love it because it is sporty and looks very durable. Love it.

Sylvia said...

i love the safety features and that it can be used from birth on

dottienielsen said...

I love the durability of this product. Love everything about it.

Anastasia said...

I love the under seat storage! Our current stroller has the diaper bag and everything else we need to carry, just hanging off the handles! :D

The Faitsbaus said...

Easy - the durability.

Stephanie Larison said...

I love the weight limit on this, would grow with the child perfectly, and love the look!

natalie rose machowski said...

I like that it can hold up to 50 pounds

Brooke said...

that it can hold up to 50 pounds

Anonymous said...

My favorite feature of this stroller is the covered storage area. The stroller I have now doesn't have that and things get wet or dirty more easily. So, this is really convenient.

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Chelle Thompson said...

The durability and weight capacity

traci jarrett said...

the fact I can hike with it sold me right away.

Ciara B. said...

how easily and compactly it folds up

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Donna said...

Love that it holds up to 50lbs.

Emily C said...

I know this is a silly thing to get excited about, but the one-handed fold feature would be a life saver!

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Daraya said...

I love that it folds up! :)

erin, maker of chimes said...

it's not as bulky as other 3 wheel strollers

kyl neusch said...

the 50 lb weight capacity

Shay Thatcher said...

Love that it has.three wheels instead of four more maneuverable.

Nikki Krutz said...

i like that it can be folded with one hand and stores easily

melissa griffith said...

I like how fast and easily it's able to fold up.

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karenmed409 said...

I like that the wheels are larger, and will be able to use from birth to toddler.

billy s said...

I like that it can hold up to 50 pounds

Tina G said...

I love the one-hand fold and a unique free-standing design!

Brittany said...

I like the adjustable handle!

Rhe Christine said...

i love the freestanding part. I mean, how cool is that?

Rheanna
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ffc57d54-1f8d-11e2-86df-000bcdca4d7a said...

Easy to fold up.

Natalie U. said...

Love at it holds p to a fifty pound child
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Nikki Strong said...

I love anything made by Eddie Bauer, because I know it is a good product, is durable, and will hold up to almost anything. I love that this product is designed to grow with my baby, and I know that it will last.

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Janna Bee said...

Love that it holds 50 lbs (and 35 for the carseat)!

Brenda B said...

I like the easy fold away

jenny green said...

my fav feature are those tires... looks like they could go through anything

texaslady22 said...

I like how easily it folds!

Sarah Hall said...

The fast one-hand fold is my favorite feature.

Theresa N. said...

Love the way it folds up.
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Geri Nyland said...

I love the safty aspects of it...

Lynne and Mike said...

love the one hand fold design and that it stands up on its own! awesome

Nicole Larsen said...

My favorite feature is definitely the one hand fold and stand

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Carole Ingram said...

Holds up to 50lbs!!! :)

Eileen said...

After having the old strollers with four wheels and struggling with turns, I think the best feature is the 3 wheel design for easy maneuverability!

thanks!

ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

Lina said...

i like that you can fold it up with one hand

lisa l. said...

i like how it stands up on it's own after you fold it.

Katie said...

I like the cup holders and snack tray

mogrill said...

I like the large sturdy wheels,
Thanks for the chance.
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Anonymous said...

50lb. WEIGHT LIMIT.

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Kayla said...

I love the fact that it has a 50 lb weight limit.

Domestic Diva said...

I love the 50 pound weight limit. So fantastic!

Kris S. said...

I love that it will hold up to 50 lbs!

Holly Trudeau said...

Love that it has an extended use range of 4-35 pounds

Debby Chandler said...

It's great that it stands up after being folded.

Lloyd Family said...

i like the adjustable handle and the parent tray with cup holders and covered storage

Chelsea Korth said...

I like the adjustable handle- my husband is about a foot taller than me, so we really need the adaptability of the stroller.

petchk79 said...

I LOVE the one-hand fold, sometimes that is all you have!

Anonymous said...

I like that you don't have to buy multiple strollers as your child grows because it will hold a child up to 50 lb.

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Myrna said...

I like the adjustible handle and the cup holder

polly said...

i like the 3 wheel design

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

I like that the strong back tires glide along even the most uneven surfaces

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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Unknown said...

i like that it is so easy to fold up

Window cleaners West London said...

This is extremely safety. It has all the features which I really want for my baby.

Ledford Land said...

I love the one-hand fold and free-standing design on the stroller!

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dailymom said...

I love he adjustable handlebar, that it stands up on its own, and the safety

egoettner said...

My favorite feature is the Adjustable handle because I'm tall and always have to bend when pushing the stroller.

Anonymous said...

johnny- amy lynn
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large, underseat storage

Amanda Rauch said...

I like that you can attach the car seat when they are infants and then they can ride in it til they are just too big. That is a long lasting stroller!

Jennifer K said...

I love that it stands upright when folded!

AmberFaith said...

I like that the weight limit goes up to 50lbs

Laura Jacobson said...

Oh I love the swivel wheels! Our old one does not have that and its so hard to push and turn!

Kristen said...

I love how it folds away so easily

Cody said...

I like that it is stroller and carseat in one. My email is ciw@embarqmail.com

Andrew L. said...

I like the high 50lb weight limit.

amweeks said...

I love that it can stand up on its own!

tiffnat said...

my 2 yr old is a big boy and this would be great for him

clynsg said...

The one hand fold.

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Debra Welle said...

I LOVE that it is versatile among different terrain!

Lisa R said...

Love that it holds up to 35 lbs....kids grow big today lol

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Karen F said...

the easy one hand fold

Jennifer Davis said...

the easy fold up and i love the tires.. would push so much better..

deniseyweesy said...

It's durable!

ReviewsSheROTE said...

higher weigh limit is SUPER!

tina reynolds said...

the weight limit is awesome it would last so long with my little guy thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

Melissa said...

I like that it easily folds and unfolds.
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Stacy said...

Love the adjustable handlebar

Shari Klyn said...

I like that has a fast, one handed fold up.

Andrea T. said...

I love the single front wheel, the easy fold up, and the higher weight limit!

dottienielsen said...

I love how durable it is and that is will last many years.

Renee Walters said...

I like the 50 lb weight capacity. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway and happy New Year!
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Nicole said...

I love that it folds up small and can be folded with one hand

kelly thompson said...

that it is lightweight

BeeBubbaBella said...

I love the 1 hand fold. As a busy Mom of 5 that would be very handy

Courtney said...

I love the durability, and it's made to last especially up to 50 lbs.

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A Roach said...

I like the one handed fold!

Nichol Tone said...

I like the 50lb weight limit and one hand folding

Ruth Reynolds said...

the safety features

BrittBrill said...

I like that you can fold it one handed...

Daphane said...

Looks durable and comfy! A great fit for an adventurous mom like myself!

Erin Rok said...

I love that it holds up to 50 lbs

Robyn said...

I like the higher weight limit on the car seat!

Laura Unger said...

I like the one hand fold...makes life so much easier when you have little ones.

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Gianna said...

It's a single piece of equipment.

Anonymous said...

I love that you it is one handle folding. Thanks Brittany lovinglife

LeeAnn said...

I love the large storage area under the seat. Strollers are worthless to me unless they have a storage area for all of my stuff!

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