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A versatile stroller for the adventurous family.
Thule integrated a surprising amount of features in the Cougar 2 Stroller with Strolling Kit for the family that lives an active lifestyle together. The enlarged chassis fits two children comfortably, and its aerodynamic design helps it move with you whether you're running, hiking, cross-country skiing, or biking. The adjustable suspension also helps this stroller's multi-sport versatility by raising or lowering in order to give your little darling a smooth, secure, and safe ride over all sorts of terrain. Thule also included the HeightRight handlebar that adjusts easily in order to give you and your partner a comfortable position. Its Strolling Kit consists of two, eight-inch wheels that turn easily for fantastic maneuverability through crowded grocery stores, and there are multiple kits that you can purchase to cross-country ski, hike, jog, or bike with this stroller. Both the VersaWing and ezClick systems let you change each kit out simply and quickly, and the Click n' Store stows a kit so you can change them when you're on the go.
Thule built the Cougar 2 Stroller with an anodized aluminum cage to keep your youngsters safe in case it rolls. Each harness is connected with five points to secure your kids comfortably, and the bottom seats are padded to keep Junior and his sister nice and cozy for the entire ride. The full side windows have mesh to provide airflow on a warm summer's jog, or you can attach the weather cover when it's drizzling. The sunshade on the top protects them from sunburn when it's high noon. The rear storage is perfect for baby bottles and energy bars. When you're done running, utilize the ezFold to quickly and simply compact this stroller down to minimize storage in your garage.
- Fits one to two children
- Aerodynamic design
- Adjustable suspension
- HeightRight adjustable handlebar
- Five-point child safety harnesses
- Enlarged chassis
- Anodized aluminum roll cage
- Full side window with mesh, sunshade, and weather cover
- Rear storage
- Click n' Store
- VersaWing and ezClick
- Item #CTC000F
- Q & A
Worth it for the suspension
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I used to have the Cheetah 2 which was great, but I sold it and upgraded to this model because it has suspension. It's worth it. I use it as a stroller on rough terrain and as a bike trailer on gravel-y trails. Having the suspension makes it a better, smoother ride for my daughter. You get some other upgraded features too, such as the removable seat pad and additional rear storage. Of course it has all of the other cool Thule Chariot features and comparability with the different kits. We use it for multiple things (stroller, jogging, bike trailer) and love it. Highly recommended.
Good enough for my princesses
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
In my house my daughters are princesses. Just as a side note for all soon to be fathers of princesses; your daughters status as princess does not by default make you a king, but your wife however is a queen - some sort of weird rule of physics, nature, or a bend in time space continuum that I have yet to understand. Don't believe me, here is a list of my job duties since becoming a care giver to a princess: 1) servant 2) cook 3) jester 4) jailer 5) and presently a simultaneous assignment as a carriage-man and horse.
Although none of those duties are ruling as king, of these duties (including those that have gone unnamed for brevity) by far my favorite has been my time spent as the horse. How I found myself in this role deserves a bit of explaining. So apparently queens don't like road bikes. Something about being too busy responsibly ruling a nation of kids. This decree of no bike riding by queens only came about after my purchase of a very nice road bike for the queen - which subsequently led to me being fired as treasurer. So for a time our castle was adorned with a hanging that looked a lot like a bike but acted as a rack for drying towels and delicates. When an actual rack was purchased and the not-bike, bike lost all functionality I sold it and purchased the Thule Chariot Cougar 2.
Seriously best purchase EVER. Leaving the wife home alone with lots of kids, kind of made me feel guilty. With the Thule Chariot Cougar I can take one or two kids with, relieve the guilt and build massive quads. Win Win.
Moving to more serious matters, I have ridden about 600 very slow miles or so with this trailer in tow. Riding on both pavement and packed gravel with the occupants ranging from just the wee one to both daughters #2 and #3, water, diapers, Doritos, and other princess accoutrements, this thing hasn't wavered once. Very durable materials and easy to attach and get going. My only other experience with an "expensive" stroller/trailer was with a "Bob" stroller. In terms of materials and construction, the Thule by far surpasses the Bob. The most notable feature is the adjustable suspension that uses a modified leaf spring system that has functioned flawlessly so far (hauling between 20 and 80 lbs of kids and stuff).
As for other attributes beyond just the bike-trailer, the swivel wheels are great but it is definitely is a "wide" stroller. The only real time I go out in public is to go to school (I am working on my PhD) and there are times when I have a bit of difficulty getting into the older buildings on campus with smaller doors. Most doors designed as handicap entrances work fine though. Transporting the carriage is also something to consider. The stroller breaks down a bit once you take all four wheels off. But if you don't take the time to take all four wheels off, it will take up a fair amount of space. In fact if you have a smaller SUV or "wagon" car it will probably take up an entire cargo area. Just for comparison, we have a suburban (yes a very massive vehicle but we have four kids and a dog) and this trailer takes up a lot of space in our rear storage area. In the end, I bought this for cycling, and I haven't been disappointed yet nor do I foresee any disappointment in the future.
Versatile, but not flexible
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
We purchased the Thule Chariot Cougar 2 Stroller with Strolling Kit with hopes of using one contraption as an everyday double stroller and as a bike trailer. We ended up returning it because even though it could do both, it is not very good as an everyday sort of stroller. It's a lot heavier than the Duallie Bob and it doesn't collapse as easily or efficiently. With the Bob we are able to fit other things in the back of the SUV. This thing took up the entire space which made it useless for traveling.
Every sporty mom needs one!
This is a great product! I use mine everyday and has been essential for getting back in shape post baby. High quality, well designed, works well in all seasons, and intuitive and quick to switch from different modes (running, ski, bike, stroller.) It also allows us to get out and do active things as a family rather than take turns which is really important. Sure it's more work to pull or push a Chariot but it's a killer workout that will get you in shape.
How does having only one kid in it affect balance for cycling, running? Currently have an 8mo daughter and am debating between Cougar 1 vs Cougar 2. I read somewhere that the 2 is worth it even with only one kid because of the additional space. It also looks like it's only about 5" wider than the single. We are planning on having a second child at some point. My question is: would cycling or running be noticeably affected or unbalanced with only one child in the chariot 2 since the weight wouldn't be centered?