This might sound strange, but when we lived in the big city, I rarely worried about my stroller being stolen. We went to program after program where we were required to abandon our million-dollar strollers because the centre wasn’t big enough to accommodate them or was three floors up with no elevator.
I never locked it up and it was never stolen. Maybe I was just lucky; maybe in those seas of strollers many were stolen.
So when we moved out here to Nowheresville, I have no idea why I suddenly panicked. It’s not like I’ve never seen a high-end stroller in this neck of the woods, but they certainly aren’t as prevalent. Between our UPPAbaby at the time, and now with both our EasyWalker DUO and Chariot Carrier Corsaire XL, I just feel better about strapping them to something that’s permanently tied down.
The best part about the buggyguard is that it attaches directly to your stroller – any stroller you own – pretty much wherever you like or can find space. That place is different for me on each stroller – you really have to find your own sweet spot.
It’s pretty compact. It looks cute – bonus points.
The locking and recoiling mechanisms works really well, and it’s easy to set your combination.
The cable is a whopping four feet long (!!!), which means you’d be able to wrap that sucker around a Redwood. Well, almost.
It looks cute. I know I included this above, but it’s also so cute that my kids think it’s a toy and constantly tug at it or want to hold it.
It isn’t always easy to pop the buggyguard back into its holster. Sometimes it really takes some finagling and sometimes I have to take the whole darn holster off of the stroller to do it (and then I start kicking the air and it gets all ugly).
The price – at $30 – is seriously steep for what is essentially a glorified bike lock. This is certainly not a must-have item, so if you’re having trouble making ends meet, this is not something you should invest in.
So…where can you buy it?