Making kids safer, one question at a time.  Welcome to the Car-Seat.Org community!   Motor Vehicle Crashes are the #1 cause of fatal injury for children and adults, age groups 1 to 34.   Selecting a safe car, minivan or SUV, plus correctly using child restraints and seatbelts may be the most important things you can do to protect your family.   Need help installing an infant, convertible or booster seat?   Looking for carseat reviews or compatibility advice? Need help buying the best and safest car seats for your baby, toddler or older kid?   No question is a bad one, so please click here to ask our experts a question and then join our friendly community of moms, dads, caregivers and advocates in the USA and Canada.   Thank you for visiting; buckle-up and drive safely!


 

Sponsored Ads

Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    CPST Instructor azgirl71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Southern Arizona
    Posts
    4,431

    Exclamation UPDATED: Stroller Review: Kolcraft Contours Options 3 Wheeler Stroller

    Ok so here is my review of the Kolcraft Contours Options 3 Wheeler Stroller . Assembly was easy although I did leave off 2 washers…OOPs. It comes with the attachment so you can put most infant seat on the frame. The seat is a little on the small side as others mentioned it might be. Tucker’s head it right at the top. Maybe even a little over as you can see in the pics. She has a short torso too. The basket it huge compared to other 3 wheeled strollers I have. The stroller just has hard plastic wheels. It is nice not to have to worry about flats. It steers great!! Very smooth. I would not use it as a jogger. I think it will be great for what I will use it for. I won’t take it on the mountain trails. I will keep my Schwinn for that. It reclines almost flat. Tucker likes that she can see me. It is very heavy. It is easier to remove the seat and then fold the frame separate as it makes it lighter. Overall I think it is a great stroller for the price, but I think it would be better suited for kids under 2 yrs though. Top harness height is just above DD's shoulders. She would not let me take the Bundle me out. I also removed the ihead support insert. I think it would be fine with infants, but a PITA with my DD. Any questions feel free to ask.

    Pics here. Sorry these are not great pics, but I finally got around to taking some. PLEASE ignore my messy bedroom and livingroom.

    If anyone wants a specific pic taken let me know.

    ETA: I have added more pics to the folder. These are without the bundle me. The measurements on the seat are:

    30" inches tall (Bottom frame to top of frame)
    13" wide
    9.5" deep
    Last edited by azgirl71; 01-07-2008 at 01:14 PM. Reason: add more and update
    Lisa - CPSTI
    Mom to Tucker, 5 years old, 29.2 lbs, 39.25 inches tall who has a variety of different carseats to ride in.
    My new grandson is my signature photo

  2. # ADS
    Sponsored Ads
    Join Date
    April, 2001
    Location
    Car-Seat.Org
    Posts
    Many
     
     

  3. #2
    CPST Instructor azgirl71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Southern Arizona
    Posts
    4,431

    Re: Stroller Review: Kolcraft Contours Options 3 Wheeler Stroller

    Wanted to add..If you are wondering if I would purchase this again the answer is maybe. I really love it reversible and ride very smooth, but it does have a small seat. It will probably last us a little while, but definately not to 40#. I think if DD were NB I would definately purchase it again. Since she is a 2 yo I should have saved my money. But I have a stroller and carseat addiction, so it would have been very hard not to buy it.
    Lisa - CPSTI
    Mom to Tucker, 5 years old, 29.2 lbs, 39.25 inches tall who has a variety of different carseats to ride in.
    My new grandson is my signature photo

  4. #3
    CPS Technician Kalinky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    395

    Re: Stroller Review: Kolcraft Contours Options 3 Wheeler Stroller

    Thanks so much for the pics and review! I ended up going with the 4 wheeler - I didn't know there was a 4 wheeler until it was discussed on my thread about it. It should be arriving tomorrow. DH still doesn't know LOL!

    Your DD is adorable! And your dogs are too cute!

  5. #4
    CPST Instructor azgirl71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Southern Arizona
    Posts
    4,431

    Re: Stroller Review: Kolcraft Contours Options 3 Wheeler Stroller

    YW I did not know there was a 4 wheeler either until it was brought up in this thread. I hope the seat is a little bigger on it. The seat size is the downfall for this stroller IMO.

    I want to see pics of the 4 wheeler

    ETA: Thanks for ther complements on DD and the dogs.
    Lisa - CPSTI
    Mom to Tucker, 5 years old, 29.2 lbs, 39.25 inches tall who has a variety of different carseats to ride in.
    My new grandson is my signature photo

  6. #5
    Admin - CPS Technician joolsplus3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Chesterfield, VA
    Posts
    21,249

    Re: Stroller Review: Kolcraft Contours Options 3 Wheeler Stroller

    Cool I wish I had bought it when it first came out...I wanted a reversible stroller for DH to walk Leah in, lol... He LOVES to talk to her when they are walking
    Julie
    CPST since 2003, pu"R"ple since 2008, three kids growing too fast since 1997, 1999 and 2006

    Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good

  7. #6
    Senior Community Member Brycen'sMommy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    AZ
    Posts
    414

    Re: Stroller Review: Kolcraft Contours Options 3 Wheeler Stroller

    It looks like a nice stroller. I just wanted to comment on the small seat size. I know this is a common complaint with the Kolcraft Contours strollers. I have been researching doubles because we are expecting #2 soon and the Kolcraft Contours Tandem was high on my list but I was worried about the small seat size. But I noticed in one of the reviews on Target.com that Kolcraft has started sending out free replacement seats that are wider and deeper. It is also mentioned in this thread that she received bigger replacement seats for her tandem. I'm not sure if they are giving out replacements for the single strollers as well but I would try calling Kolcraft to check.
    B-9y Incognito, L-7y Harmony Transit
    M-5y Britax Parkway, E-2y Graco Size4Me
    A-9mo Graco Milestone, S-6mo Graco CC35, Baby Girl Due 6/16
    All riding safely in a 2016 Ford Transit Wagon

  8. #7
    CPS Technician Kalinky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    395

    Re: Stroller Review: Kolcraft Contours Options 3 Wheeler Stroller

    Quote Originally Posted by Brycen'sMommy View Post
    I noticed in one of the reviews on Target.com that Kolcraft has started sending out free replacement seats that are wider and deeper. It is also mentioned in this thread that she received bigger replacement seats for her tandem. I'm not sure if they are giving out replacements for the single strollers as well but I would try calling Kolcraft to check.
    Holy wowie! That is good to know. I have been researching doubles for a friend and that tandem looks so cool, minus the small seats. Lisa, you gotta call and try to get a bigger seat!

    In the stock photos, it's hard to tell if the 4 wheeler seat really is bigger than the 3 wheeler. It looks the same to me (??).

    I'm "patiently" waiting for it to arrive (HOPEFULLY before DH gets home!). I'll post a review and pics too.

  9. #8
    CPST Instructor azgirl71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Southern Arizona
    Posts
    4,431

    Re: Stroller Review: Kolcraft Contours Options 3 Wheeler Stroller

    I will have to check on this
    Lisa - CPSTI
    Mom to Tucker, 5 years old, 29.2 lbs, 39.25 inches tall who has a variety of different carseats to ride in.
    My new grandson is my signature photo

  10. #9
    CPST Instructor azgirl71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Southern Arizona
    Posts
    4,431

    Re: Stroller Review: Kolcraft Contours Options 3 Wheeler Stroller

    I just sent them an email, so I will let you know what they say. If I do not have anything in my email in the morning then I will call them. I missed them by 5 mins today.
    Lisa - CPSTI
    Mom to Tucker, 5 years old, 29.2 lbs, 39.25 inches tall who has a variety of different carseats to ride in.
    My new grandson is my signature photo

  11. #10
    CPS Technician
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Lexington, KY
    Posts
    561

    Re: Stroller Review: Kolcraft Contours Options 3 Wheeler Stroller

    Quote Originally Posted by azgirl71 View Post
    I just sent them an email, so I will let you know what they say. If I do not have anything in my email in the morning then I will call them. I missed them by 5 mins today.
    I know this thread is crazy old, but did you ever hear back from them? I just got this stroller (brand new from a pawn shop for $55- yeah baby!) but the seat is crazy small. DD is tall and I'm worried it won't be comfy long. I really don't care if I have to pay for it, I'd like a bigger seat. Thanks!
    DS 04/20/06 ~42 lbs F85, Nautilus harnessed
    DD 06/13/08 ~36 lbs FF XTSL

  12. #11
    CPST Instructor azgirl71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Southern Arizona
    Posts
    4,431

    Re: Stroller Review: Kolcraft Contours Options 3 Wheeler Stroller

    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    I know this thread is crazy old, but did you ever hear back from them? I just got this stroller (brand new from a pawn shop for $55- yeah baby!) but the seat is crazy small. DD is tall and I'm worried it won't be comfy long. I really don't care if I have to pay for it, I'd like a bigger seat. Thanks!
    Sorry for the delay in the reply. I have been extremely busy. No, they did not have anything to correct the problem. I sold the stroller to someone on here.
    Lisa - CPSTI
    Mom to Tucker, 5 years old, 29.2 lbs, 39.25 inches tall who has a variety of different carseats to ride in.
    My new grandson is my signature photo

Similar Threads

  1. Kolcraft Contours Tandem?
    By thepeach80 in forum Baby Gear and Kids Stuff: Shopping and Deals
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 08-13-2009, 06:21 PM
  2. Would this end up being a mistake? Kolcraft Contours Options
    By Kalinky in forum Baby Gear and Kids Stuff: Shopping and Deals
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 12-17-2007, 10:37 PM
  3. Check out the new KOLCRAFT Double stroller!!
    By lovinwaves in forum Baby Gear and Kids Stuff: Shopping and Deals
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 02-09-2007, 03:02 PM
  4. For Sale new Kolcraft Universal 2 stroller
    By mom2acrew in forum Baby Gear and Kids Stuff: Shopping and Deals
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-03-2006, 07:56 AM

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •