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Kolcraft Jeep Wrangler All-Weather Umbrella Stroller

*Est. $60
Reviewed
August 2012
by ConsumerSearch
Kolcraft Jeep Wrangler Umbrella Stroller

Pros
  • Folds quickly
  • Adjustable canopy
Cons
  • Minimal storage
  • Lower weight rating
  • No five-point harness
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Safety

Lacks a five-point harness. Parents say the Kolcraft Jeep Wrangler All-Weather Umbrella Stroller is durable and sturdy, especially for the price. What the Wrangler lacks to be competitive with the best low-priced umbrella strollers is a five-point harness to keep children more secure in the case of tip-overs and to prevent them from slumping in the seat while napping. This is a particular issue with a non-reclining stroller like the Wrangler as upright children are more likely to fold forward when sleeping. The stroller has non-linked brakes that operate individually with a food pedal.

Ease of use

Lightweight and folds simply. Owners say the Kolcraft Jeep Wrangler All-Weather Umbrella Stroller is easy to assemble and once assembled is quick and easy to fold and unfold. Many parents keep the Wrangler in the car trunk for quick errands.

Lifestyle features

Good for hot climates. The Kolcraft Jeep Wrangler All-Weather Umbrella Stroller is a bare-bones umbrella stroller that includes a few extra convenience features, such as a seat pad that rolls up to ventilate the mesh seat in hot weather and can be rolled down in cool weather for warmth and comfort. The Wrangler comes with a cup holder and a small, under-seat basket. The Wranglers lower 40-pound weight rating, smaller seat and lack of recline limits the usable life of the stroller from older babies to the mid-toddler years.

Customer service

Experts say this brand offers good value. The Jeep Wrangler carries an industry standard one-year warranty.

Bottom line

The Jeep Wrangler is a decently featured umbrella stroller for the price, but it is missing a few key components to make it a really good value. It should have a five-point safety harness for safety, and a higher weight rating would increase its usability.

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Our Sources

1. Baby Bargains

Review Credibility: Excellent The 2011 edition of "Baby Bargains," written by consumer advocates Denise and Alan Fields, covers a variety of stroller manufacturers. The authors provide overall ratings for brands and for individual models. Their reviews take into account parent feedback and personal research and experiences. In the latest edition, they discuss Kolcraft/Jeep in detail and the Wrangler All-Weather Umbrella Stroller briefly.

Review: Chapter 9: Strollers, Diaper Bags, Carriers and Other To Go Gear, Denise and Alan Fields, Ninth edition, 2011

2. Viewpoints.com

Review Credibility: Good The most recent reviews posted here are from 2011. The Wrangler gets an average score of 79 out of 100 based on 36 reviews. Most of the more recent reviews are positive, with parents saying it's a good value, nice and light weight, good for tall and short people, and they like the removable seat padding. Complaints include flimsy build and lack of storage space.

Review: Jeep All Terrain Umbrella Stroller Reviews, Contributors to Viewpoints.com, As of August 2012

3. Walmart.com

Review Credibility: Good The Jeep Wrangler gets an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 based on 30 customer reviews. Most customers agree the Jeep Wrangler is a durable and decently performing stroller for the price. The lack of a five-point harness is noted here as well as missing extra features that other strollers have.

Review: Jeep Wrangler Sport All-Weather Umbrella Stroller, Contributors to Walmart.com, As of August 2012

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