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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Bumbleride Off Into The Sunset

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I wish I had a carrycot when my son was that small! Love the spice one.

But I'd like to win the Snack Pack in Spice!





I'm embarrassed to be writing this, but I've been holding out on you. See, I've had a total moral dilemma. I received the Bumbleride Indie Twin double stroller in the 2008-only limited edition Bwana print and I was supposed to test it out and review it and give away an accessory of your choice in that print. It features cute kiddo faces rendered by Bwana Spoons, the noted artist and proprietor of Grass Hut, the hipster art gallery in Portland. Which is arguably the most outsider art street cred ever attached to a stroller…



Anyway, the stroller has become a hotly-debated issue in our house. Personally, I am totally smitten. The Bumbleride Indie Twin is a phenomenally maneuverable stroller. As a matter of fact, the kids request me to spin in tight circles, just because we can. There are four air tires and the front ones swivel, allowing for an incredibly smooth ride. It features two seats that can be positioned independently, with their own extra-big canopies that allow for privacy. Roo and Jasper LOVE that. Roo, in particular, enjoys repositioning the legrest and canopy constantly. The canopies feature peep-hole flaps and enormous rear pockets for all your gear. As if the gigantic open basket below wasn't enough storage space! Seriously, folks- I could take this bad boy grocery shopping! The Bumbleride Indie Twin also comes with matching footmuffs, and I think the Bwana print is particularly adorable on them. Did I mention the adjustable handlebar, swiveling cupholder and complimentary handpump? Or the fact that I can push both of my kids– about 65 lbs combined– without breaking a sweat? It actually comes with a jogging strap should I find the need to, umm, jog. Which actually isn't totally unthinkable. The Bumbleride Indie Twin really makes me want to wheel it around. It's amazingly well-designed. And Roo informs me that it is VERY comfortable, too.



So what's the big deal? Why did it take me so long to write about this total godsend? Because my husband thinks I should give it away. Horror! True, Roo is now five and we don't technically need to push her around in a stroller, but by gum it certainly is easier than wrangling both of them for walks to the park or the library or grandma's house. Bob doesn't like it because 1. it's BIG (duh!), 2. we have it parked in our living room since he uses our garage as his art studio and 3. it's usurped our old faithful Bugaboo Frog (which still ranks as THE best shower gift ever– from my aunt Ellyn when I was expecting Roo) as my kid-ride of choice. Honestly, I think it's that last one that makes him eye the Bumbleride Indie Twin with such suspicion… he thinks it's a homewrecker! Which I suppose it could be. It is awfully young and sexy and fun. If we'd received one of Bumbleride's single strollers (the sleek, sporty Indie or the luxe, chic Queen B), I doubt he would be so anti-. As it is, though, the only drawbacks to the Bumbleride Indie Twin are that it is wide (like two slim strollers parked very closely together; it is actually about 1/2" too wide to fit through our patio door, although it fits through the front door easily) and it is a bit tricky to fold. Neither of which is probably much of an issue to parents who are shopping for double strollers and have witnessed the bulky behemoths that clog the market. It's MUCH sleeker and more streamlined than any double stroller I've seen and the side-by-side arrangement seems a lot easier for toddlers to navigate than the jump seat style. (The Queen B can be made into an in-line double with the addition of the optional Toddler Seat, FYI. And that looks like a very nice stroller indeed…)



The Bumbleride Indie Twin is sold out in the Bwana fabric but the 2009 models are available in two new colors: Vita (pink, pink, pink!) and Lava (black and grey). The 2009 models also feature new mag wheels and a more intuitive backrest recline mechanism. To check what is still available in the VERY limited Bwana fabric, please call Bumbleride at 1-800-530-3930. I'm hanging on to this one until Roo gets too heavy for it. Or we have another baby. Which I sort of want to do now that we have this stroller. Yikes!



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82 comments:

  1. That stroller is da bomb! Definitely worth considering another kid over :). Especially with that adorable fabric.

    I really like their strollers, not that I have one, but they seem so maneuverable like a jogging stroller. The toddler seat is really cool!

    And tell Bob how much it would cost to ship that to a winner. Then he'd back off!

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  2. I would be happy with a red snack pack. I guess.
    I would be head over heels for an Indie Twin.
    (PSST! BOB! CALL ME! I WILL PAY SHIPPING!)

    What? Nothing.

    Srsly though Bumbleride, I will be traveling with no back up with my 2 kids from Asia to USA and back this summer. Your presence would be welcome. Maybe I wouldn't feel...so...alone...

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  3. I faved you on Technorati. That is where I saw your update, actually!

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  4. I need that stroller... ours is falling apart!!

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  5. No more babies in my future but here's a funny story, I went to high school (tiny town with 2000 people in Northern Calif) with Bwana Spoons, when he was named Brandon Stepp. And P.S., that is one sweet ride.

    (I owe you an email :)

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  6. Their toddler seat looks pretty col!

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  7. I would LOVE a green snack pack!

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  8. I like the carseat cover in seagrass.

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  9. that was mean making us go to the sight- the car seat covers are adorable

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  10. I love Lava!
    meredycat*lycos*com

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  11. follower.
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  12. I own the Flyer so that would be my choice, its an awesome stroller!

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  13. the toddler seat is really cool - but seriously they have great products!

    autumn398 (at) yahoo.com

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  14. I love the cot they sell,. super cool!

    tuesdayef (at) aol dot com

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  15. Love the Carrycot :)

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  18. I'm in love with the new 2009 Indie. I have the 2008 model and already love it but I'm drooling over the 2009s because of the new improved wheels, canopy and backrest.

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  19. I like the Carrycot!! Thanks for the chance.

    mogrill@comcast.net

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  20. I wish I had a carrycot when my son was that small! Love the spice one.

    But I'd like to win the Snack Pack in Spice!

    thanks!

    addeviant006 at gmail dot com

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  22. I love the Indie stroller. If money was no object, that's definitely the one we'd get.
    YiddishBitterRose at gmail dot com

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  23. I love the black Flyer. It would be absolutely perfect for our family!

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  24. The Queen B and Indie twin are both amazing strollers. I wish I would have bought a Bumbleride. The seagrass car seat cover would be nice

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  25. I love the Bassinet.
    paryjeja at sbcglobal dot net

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  26. Well of course besides the Queen B, I would like a car seat cover, ours is getting so dirty already!

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  27. I love the new Carrycot!
    livlifelov at yahoo dot com

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  28. Love the red snack pack.

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  29. WEll with the dilemma to keep/toss the stroller, I have your answer, give it to me. I adore it!! If I won Im stealing your stroller!! LOL

    I personally like the orange jam pack!!

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  30. Oh my! How funny. Definately keep it and have another baby! I just adore the Queen B stroller the sell.

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  31. I like the Jam Pack, it looks sturdy and that it will hold a lot of "stuff" that babies require even once they aren't babies anymore - I just took a road trip and we had to pack half the toy room to go.

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  32. I like the Jam Pack. Nice Pack!!

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  33. I'm following.

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  34. I subscribe via reader.

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  35. Posted your button on my blog.

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  36. I would love a car seat cover, but would really love the indie twin!!

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  37. My favorite is the seagrass Carrycot. Thanks.
    -Terra H.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  38. I love the Jam Pack, love the hot pink. I subscribe, I have your button, I follow your blog. super_alba_star@yahoo.com

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  39. I love the carrycot in Lava.I could really use that snackpack...I put your button on my blog.
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  43. I really like the toddler seat option for the strollers. I think I would pick the snack pack if I were to win.

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  44. The Footmuff And Seat Liner is a smart idea! I'm always worried that her piggies are gonna get chilly.

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  45. Email subscriber with my personal email:
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    Thanks for hosting such a fab giveaway!!!

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  46. I like the indie twin in black and gray best. If you wanted to give this stroller away - I'll take it! And pay for shipping!

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  47. I would like to win the green snack pack!~

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  48. I looove the Queen B Stroller!

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  49. The Indie twin is AWESOME.
    I'd take the snack pack. ;)

    dan at danlerner dot net

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  50. I love the indie twin stroller. I am a mom of twins and it would be perfect! I also love the Carrycot :)

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  51. I like the queen B in ruby and especially the metal rack on the bottom for carrying extras

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  52. I would love the Jam Pack in lava, I've been dying for a diaper bag that is stylish and goes from a shoulder bag to a backpack.

    Thanks!
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  53. Your post was hilarious. Reminds me of those VW commercials of the couples having children just to sport the VW minivan.

    My favorite pick from Bunbleride accessories is the Snack Pack in Sea Green. Thanks

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  54. I have your button on my blog.

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  55. Following your blog.


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  56. Subscribe also.

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  57. I think the Queen Bee stroller with the toddler seat would be my dream double stroller. From the accessories, I love the Jam Pack!

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  58. I subscribe via reader

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  59. I like the red snack pack for my neice. I don't think my 12 yr old would want to share a stroller with a new baby.

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  60. The red snack pack looks very nice!

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