Monday, October 27, 2014

Contours Options Elite Tandem Double Stroller

I have been a fan of Contours Baby for a very long time. I love that they are a family-owned company who are passionate about what they create and it shows in the products that they make. Contours recently launched their brand new tandem double stroller, the Contours Options Elite. I received one to review and I was very impressed with this stroller. Since I own the Optima tandem stroller I was also able to compare the two strollers a bit .

Contours Options Elite Double Tandem Stroller Review

As a mother of three little ones I find that traveling, shopping, and family excursions are all easier when I have a double stroller. The more flexible that stroller is the better off everyone is. Given that my family is very active and constantly on the go, we use our double stroller every day. The Contours Options Elite makes even the difficult days easier thanks to its versatility in seating options {there are seven seat configurations}.

I love that there are so many different seating options. Right now my youngest two use this stroller regularly and on any given day the seats will be changed at least twice depending on my children’s mood and how well they are getting along. My middle child is three years-old and the baby of the family is one and both love to move around. My daughter has also been known to kick… so sometimes she has to be turned around to face mom instead of her brother.

Contours Options Elite 7 Seat Configuration SAND

Contours Options Elite Seat Configurations in SAND

The canopy on the Options Elite is pretty incredible. There is now a zipper on the canopy that when opened expands the canopy by a full panel. The panel extension is mesh {as is the peek-a-boo window with Velcro closure} –providing great airflow. Zipping the canopy open and closed is easy and having the option of a larger canopy has been really great for long days out and about with my crew.

Contours Options Elite Large Expandable Mesh Canopy

Contours Options Elite Large Expandable Mesh Canopy

I am all about the storage. Especially on outings when I am hauling a diaper bag, a camera bag, a picnic lunch, and any number of random things my children feel that they NEED to bring on our trip. A large storage basket is a must for me. But this storage basket takes it one step further with the zippered access on either side of the basket. There is no more reaching in-between and underneath children hoping that what I am grasping at is what I am looking for. Now I can unzip from the side and easily reach in to get what I need. There is also a fantastic pocket on the inside of the seat for my kiddos to store toys and a bottle - or for me to tuck my keys. 

Contours Options Elite extra large basket with side zippered access

Contours Options Elite Double Tandem Stroller seat pocket

Another very major bonus for this stroller is the fact that it folds with BOTH seats attached. It has an easy freestanding fold {which you can watch me demonstrate in my YouTube Review} and is just as simple to unlock and open up. The auto-lock latch on the Options Elite stroller is in the form of a circle - so it does not slip off of the lock and accidentally open up when being moved. I can easily take this stroller in and out of my car.

Contours Options Elite Fold and Auto-Lock

Contours Options Elite in Trunk of Honda

I did a little side by side comparison of the Contours Options Elite and the Contours Optima so that you can see some of the differences for yourself.

The brakes are different on these strollers. The Options Elite has a brake pedal that locks both wheels at the same time and the Optima has two independently working brakes for the rear tires.

The Options comes with a parent cup holder that attaches to the side and the Optima has a parent tray.

The Options Elite has the expandable mesh canopy with a mesh peek-a-boo windows located on the back panel. The Optima has a plastic peek-a-boo window located on the top of the canopy.

Both the Options Elite and the Optima have a front bar. The release button however has changed locations on the Options Elite so that it is now located on the side instead of underneath, making it easy to locate and use.

The shape of the footrest of the Options Elite appears rounded, where the Optima footrest had a more squared shape.  

Contours Options Elite and Contours Optima side-by-side

There is a lot to like about this stroller. It is easy to maneuver, even with the weight of two children on board. The expandable canopy is awesome –especially on warm sunny days. Having access to the storage basket without having to dig around, under, and in between two tots is a huge time saver. And last but not least the 7 seat configurations, seat recline feature {3 seat recline positions}, and adjustable footrest makes this a great stroller for an active growing family on the go. Check out my video review below to see the Contours Options Elite in action! You can also check out the official Contours Options Elite video.

The Contours Options Elite stroller weighs 38lbs and has a total weight capacity of 80 lbs - up to 40lbs per seat. Contours Baby has now made accessories available to purchase for their strollers. You can now purchase the child tray, shopping basket, parent console, weather shield, and additional infant car seat adapter.  

Contours wants you to fall in love with their new Contours Options Elite Double Tandem Stroller just as much as we have and they are offering the chance for one lucky reader to win a $100 Amazon gift card!

Giveaway is from 10/27/2014-11/12/2014. Open to US only. Winner will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to confirm before a new winner is chosen. Mom Mart is not responsible for the fulfillment of prizes. All prizes will be sent directly from sponsors. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter for your chance to win!

Contours Options Elite $100 Amazon Giveaway

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You can purchase the Contours Options Elite at select retailers (current ARV $299.99.)

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