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It’s been way too long since I’ve last done a product review! I enjoy doing them because I myself almost never purchase an item without checking those reviews. The way I see it, if our money’s going to be spent, I better make sure it’s going to be on something worth buying.
When I found out I was pregnant with my second child, I knew right away I wanted it to be different then the first time around. While I very much appreciated all the help and support I received with my first, I wound up with way too many baby things!! Half of which I never got a chance to use, which made me feel awful. The other half I only used a handful of times before she outgrew whatever it was.
As much as I tried to keep the material things to a minimum this time around, I somehow have acquired 3 different strollers. One for jogging, which I reviewed in my post Graco Trax Jogging Stroller Review, a Graco Ready2Grow double stroller for hauling both kids at once, and this Kolcraft Cloud Umbrella Stroller for easy and fast trips to and from my kindergartener’s school.
I’ve had this stroller for about 6 months, and it’s gone through 2 important seasons, so I feel like it’s time to let y’all know what I think.
One of the many reasons I chose this stroller was its awesome price point. I found it at Walmart for about $26. I find that quite a bargain considering how long it has lasted me so far and how often I use it.
Mesh Backing Option
When I first bought this stroller, it was nearing the end of summer. With it being still hot and humid, I was drawn to the option to roll up the back padding to reveal a mesh backing. This allowed my little man to have that nice breeze blow through to help keep his back from getting so hot and sweaty.
Extended Sun Canopy
Another thing that drew me to this stroller was the canopy. It has an extension that allows it to be pulled down pretty far in front of the baby. When pulled down the its fullest reach, it saves my little man’s face and most of his belly from the rays of that summertime sunshine.
Lightweight and One Step Fold
While it holds up to 40 pounds, it in itself can easily be folded and put in my trunk with one hand while my other hand is holding my son. All it takes is a one foot slide maneuver to unlock it at the bottom and then it practically folds itself. It also features a little lock to keep it folded up.
Wheels, Cup Holder, And Storage Basket
- Each back wheel has a locking unit which is easy and effortless to engage and disengage. Both front wheels swivel for easy turning.
- The parent cup holder isn’t the biggest, but it does easily fit a standard 16 oz bottled water with a little bit of room to spare.
- The under seat storage basket also isn’t the biggest, but let’s not forget this is an umbrella stroller, which are known for their compactness. It wouldn’t hold a purse that’s medium in size or larger, but luckily all I carry is a wallet phone and keys, which is does easily accommodate.
- The handles are cushioned and slightly angled which is easy on the wrists whilst pushing.
I’ve used this stroller in the summertime and also through the winter. We live in upstate New York, which is known for its snowy winters. I have consistently used it twice a day since I bought it, rain, snow, or shine. I find as long as the area you are using it in is mostly plowed/shoveled, meaning the snow doesn’t go above the wheels, it can still very easily be strolled through a parking lot or sidewalk.
My husband complains that he constantly finds himself kicking the back wheels while pushing it because the handles could be a little higher. I don’t have this problem and I’m a smidge taller, operator error perhaps?
Given it’s an umbrella stroller, which again is meant to be compact and easy to handle, I give it a A+ rating. It’s my most used stroller, and it’s still in as good of shape as it was when I first bought it.
You can get it the cheapest at Walmart, so that’s where I recommend!
Thank you for reading my review of Kolcraft’s Cloud Umbrella Stroller. I hope I have helped those on the hunt for a quality compact stroller that’s easy on the wallet.