Thule Coaster XT Review
Having a child is probably one of the most exciting things in a person’s life. Regardless if you’re a mom or a dad, the responsibilities, the worries, the sleepless nights and the financial burdens are endless.
You constantly worry about your child’s safety, about the child’s wellbeing. The happiness, the health and the overall wellness are something that every parent strives to achieve for their child. And most of them will do whatever it takes to see their child happy, healthy, and safe.
Even if that means buying ridiculously expensive bike trailers in order for the enjoyment to be mutual. Both the parents and the kids can enjoy the great outdoors, thanks to the items like Coaster XT. And Thule has a great selection so the parents can choose the best option for them and their little ones. Thanks to the models like this, the parents can stay active, and the children can enjoy the ride, safely tucked in the back. This is a very versatile item, that provides both exercise and fun, but more on the specifics you can read in the post below.
Hope you’ll like this review and this item. Enjoy.
Bicycle and stroller kits
It does look like a small carriage because the earliest models of that time were actually called carriages. In some instances even today the name gets actually used, but the main component (the cover if you will) is actually made out of nylon and polyester. The use of different materials ensures that the key areas of the model will have layers upon layers of stability and high functionality.
But over here in this particular model (for the sake of argument) let’s single out the different things that compose the comfort. Yes, the use of aluminum, steel, and mix of nylon and firm polyester is fantastic. They do so much for the comfort, the sturdy nature of the item and the durability as well. Not to mention they give the Coaster XT the lightweight and fantastic feeling. More importantly the compatibility of the spacious and roomy model that is well equipped to accommodate up to two children at once.
That’s a big plus in terms of comfort. And not only that, those two children will have enough space to move freely without the risk of being crammed like sardines in a can. We’ll get into the dimensions and the details of the entire item a bit later in the posts, but for now, it’s important to know that the comfort is allowed by the storage room. There’s precious cargo to be put in that roomy space, and the comfort is not taken lightly here.
But why focus on the comfort of the children in the back? The parents need to feel it as well. After all, they’re the ones that are pedaling that bike and carrying them along. And the best way to feel that comfort is through the handlebar. It’s adjustable in multiple positions, and best of all it can easily be adjusted to the height of the parents. If mom is a bit shorter than dad, she needs to be able to grab the handlebar comfortably and securely as a dad.
Don’t have a babysitter but you’d love to go for a bike ride in the park? Take the little ones with you. They’ll be enjoying the ride as much as you will. Except they’ll be comfortably snug in the back, enjoying the scenery and even taking a short nap. The second option is the stroller kit. It doesn’t involve paddling a bicycle, and in this case, all you have to do is walk.
Oh, and push the model, of course. The stroller kit allows you to use the Coaster XT as a stroller. So, instead of attaching the model to the back, you’ll be having a firm grip on the handlebar and pushing the item with your two hands. That’s where the third smaller wheel comes in play, as you can attach it at the front and let it guide you through your jog. The conversion between these two kits is very easy, and you shouldn’t be experiencing any problems at all. Awesome right?
Seriously. Knowing the kids’ behavior and how restless, fussy and curious they could get fairly quickly, it’s always best to be safe than sorry. You can thank Thule for the additional perceptions of safety that were implemented here in this particular model. In fact, the same exact precautions are taken in every model, but since the Coaster XT is the subject of review, we can’t emphasize that enough.
Secondly, there’s the Footmuff. It’s a type of muff, specially designed to keep your child warm and super cozy in the much colder days. You wouldn’t want your child to freeze while it’s in the trailer right?
Third, if your counting is the rain cover. Designed by Thule, it’s a protective and highly practical rain cover that you can put over the trailer in order to increase the protection from the rain. That way you can use the Coaster XT whenever you please and do not get alarmed if you find yourself in a wet and rainy situation.
And last but certainly not least, there’s storage cover. A highly practical and very durable cover that essentially protects the carrier when it’s folded and not in use.
The parents can get the exercise that they need, and the young ones can enjoy the scenery and the fact that mommy or daddy is taking them for a ride. The Coaster XT is actually highly comfortable, lightweight and fairly easy to use. Not to mention that the storage and the conversion from one kit to the other one is an easy-peasy job. You can do pretty much everything you want with this.
Almost every outdoor activity is allowed and welcomed. The Coaster XT will allow you to jog, to hike, to bike, to go on a cross country trip, or simply to take a stroll in your nearest park. It can easily fit 2 children inside, it’s perfectly safe, and it will become your strongest ally in the lovely summer mornings, when you just want to go for a job, but have no one to leave your children with. It’s truly a fantastic item.
Yes, it’s a bit pricey, but if you’re looking for a way to splurge and to invest in your family’s wellbeing this is the best possible way to do that.