Meet the all new Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite

In Baby, Kids by Nicole Yontz1 Comment

Nothing makes me happier than a new stroller. I’d go for a new ride over a snazzy pair of shoes any day and if it has a cup holder? Someone fetch the smelling salts because I’m fainting from joy over here.

When it came time to move from one kid to two I was in a slight panic over what I would need. Requirements included (but not limited to): a large canopy, seating for two that wouldn’t make me the obnoxious woman in the mall, the ability to fit in my trunk when folded and, of course, a cup holder.

Please meet the new Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite.

Meet the New Joovy Ultralight Graphite Stroller
Old Joovy vs. new Joovy

First off, let me tell you what’s new and improved. For starters it’s 10% lighter than the previous models and 21% lighter than the standard Caboose Graphite model — that’s always welcome when you’re having to lug it around everyday. Also, the canopy extension for the rear rider has been improved. While not huge, it does offer some shade for your older child and it very easily zips on and off when needed (for instance it gets in the way when your child is standing, but is great for when seated). Other improvements include the pretty new graphite colored aluminum frame and a leaner profile.

What You Need to Know About the New Joovy
For your baby

The Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite could seriously be the one and only stroller you need, from birth on. Easily snap on the universal car seat attachment and you are off and running with more than enough room for your older child.

At 3-months-old, your baby is able to ride on the front seat with its five-point safety harness, three recline positions and utterly huge canopy. The Caboose also has a weight limit of 90 pounds — 45 pounds per seat — which mean your front and rear rider will be comfy for years and years to come.

If you have two littles at the same time, consider the Caboose Rear Seat, which turns the rear platform into a full-size forward-facing second seat with all the features of the first, including full recline. In my opinion this was surprisingly easy to snap on and off, and completely functional. Keep in mind that your rear rider isn’t getting the same canopy, but I found that there was still plenty of shade with the canopy extension. In addition, you will also lose some of your undercarriage storage space as that area is now for little feet to dangle. (Caboose Rear Seat suitable for kids up for 2-1/2-years-old and sold separately.)

Check out the new Joovy Ultralight Stroller
For your rider

When we first tried the stroller, my (standard sized) 6-year-old insisted on taking it for a spin. Even at six, she was easily able to hop on-and-off, sit comfortably, and stand without getting in my way, all with tons of room. For smaller riders, the rear bench offers a five-point safety harness.

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For you

If you are picky about undercarriage storage, like I am, you will be happy to know this stroller has plenty. However, it is a bit tricky to access —  the rear bench needs to slide forward in order to get to it, meaning you will need to kick out your rear rider first. And, if you have the Caboose Rear Seat installed, the undercarriage storage is virtually inaccessible. A bummer, but definitely not a deal breaker.

On the upside, hello cup holders and snack tray! The parent organizer is made of a neoprene material so it’s stretchy, holds two cups, and it has an open pocket on one side and a zippered pocket on the other.

When it comes to its folded size I was completely impressed with the new Joovy. I have a smaller-sized crossover SUV and was nervous about even attempting to get this into my car since my usual full sized travel system took up the entire trunk. All I needed to do with the Joovy Ultralight Graphite was pop off the snack tray and it fit perfectly, albeit at an angle, but any other double would be a no-go.

Lastly, I found the actual ride and steering to be smooth and comparable to a single stroller. I can’t even believe I’m saying that about a double stroller!

All About the New Joovy Ultralight Graphite

I have never been a double stroller person, but I found the Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite to be easy to use, easy to fold, easy to store, good-looking, fully functional and fun for my kids. Since strollers are now becoming an investment purchase for your family, you really want something that will last longer than a certain period in your child’s life. Your stroller now needs to tick off more boxes than ever before. If you’re in the market for a double stroller, I would definitely give this one a good long look, you will be glad you did.

Meet the Author | Nicole Yontz

A SoCal girl transplanted to the Arizona desert, Nicole Yontz is the go-to girl for all things gear. She shares her home with her handsome husband, their two daughters (Audrey & Abbey), two dogs, one fish, and countless dust bunnies. When she’s not busy testing out the latest and greatest in gear on her darling little guinea pigs, you will often find her getting a pedicure as she does every single week. Because there’s no law that says you can’t.

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