14 July 2008

our beloved Chariot

the Chariot
Originally uploaded by Ben McLeod
We've had the Chariot since shortly before Liam was born (close to four years now) and the thing hasn't let us down yet. It was our main stroller until kid-number-two (Campbell) came along and we needed the services of a tandem-stroller, so now it pretty much lives with the trailer-bar on full-time (it even has a new life as the caboose in our bike train).

If you're looking to buy a trailer, seriously consider a Chariot. It's safety is second-to-none, with big, beefy wheels, a solid aluminum frame and 5-point harness. I can say from experience that it self-rights and the harness holds the kid right in place - explanation: I was walking the bike and trailer around a gate and misjudged the width between two large rocks. A wheel went up on a rock, the trailer started to tip (Liam had a great look on his face; that perfect combination of fear and joy), and I pulled the bike forward, which caused the trailer to right itself (Liam had a relieved look on his face) and land on both wheels.

  • It's a great stroller that will go places most other strollers wouldn't come close to.
  • With the cross-country ski kit attached, it's fun to drag along on a winter adventure.
  • We have a jogging attachment, but never use it because the front wheels for the stroller work fine! And then there's the whole I-don't-run-thing.
  • A sleek, bike trailer that tracks so nicely.

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