Keenz 7S Stroller/ Wagon Review
The Keenz stroller (kind of a wagon) is a unique option for transporting little ones around the mall, zoo, neighborhood, ball field, beach... really you name it. I needed another stroller like I needed a hole in the head (it's a saying... don't take it too seriously.) Any-who, I had a real sh** day the end of last week. I was nursing Lowell, who had spent the better part of the day crying, perusing Facebook when all of the sudden I had a notification from a page I had liked FOREVER ago. The Keenz BST page just happened to get my attention. Months prior I had lusted and then used my "cheaper" self to talk me out of buying the str-agon, wag-roller... whatever its a stroller-wagon. This time, after hours of trying to quiet my sweet darling baby I was OVER IT! Sometimes I frustration-shop... this was one of those times. That dang BST page made me want one... badly!
I clicked buy... $333.87 later (I had a coupon) I had ordered a green Keenz stroller-wagon. The funny thing, I don't really like green very much. Purple is my FAVORITE color but for some reason I ordered green. Oh well... about an hour later I called the company and emailed the company to cancel my order (FYI: don't do that! There is a $55 restocking fee and you want this stroller-wagon, actually... you NEED this stroller-wagon). In light of the restocking fee, I left my order intact.
The Keenz 7S arrived 2 days later. My first impression was that it was larger than I had expected; not necessarily a bad thing. I took about an hour putting the pieces together and getting all of the plastic off. The plastic wrap was EVERYWHERE. I get it, but it was annoying. The wheels go on and off super easily and it folds and unfolds in seconds. The cover is lacking though, it arrived with the cover on, but once I attached the wheels I couldn't for the life of me get the cover back on. I went to the trusty BST Facebook page and asked for advice. None was to be had except to just ignore the cover from here on out. The cover now lives in my laundry room.
My first outing with the Keenz 7S stroller-wagon was to the zoo. All 3 of my children (5, 3 and 9 mths... total 105 lbs) rode in the Keenz basically all day. I found it very easy to pull through doors and on solid surfaces; it was a little more difficult on dirt and soft sand was almost the death of me (beach wheels are on my wish list now). My husband had very little trouble and could even get it through the soft-sand, off-path areas our zoo has around.
The stroller-wagon is about the same length (maybe slightly shorter) than most in-line double strollers. It is easier to get through doors IMO because it has handles on both ends. I would simply open the door and pull the wagon through the door using the front handle.
The storage, oh the storage! It comes with a basket on one end that has a mesh shoe holder on the bottom of the basket. It fit my daughter's shoes and my older son's giant Boggs. I don't know about your kids, but mine take their shoes off ALL OF THE TIME! It was perfect to have a mesh place to store them away while they were inside the wagon, plus it kept the wagon cleaner. The other end of the stroller has an organizer featuring several zipper pockets and a bottle holder; plus a place that you could probably fit diaper and wipes. Honestly, I didn't even use it the first time out because I had my diaper bag that fit in the basket. I also added a stroller organizer on the handle bar. The Keenz 7S came with a cup holder that clipped on super easily and a cooler that fits perfectly in the basket.
My 9mth-old hates my traditional double stroller because he can't sit up straight enough. He loves the Keenz 7S. Technically the company recommends waiting until your child is 1 to use the wagon, but Lowell had no problems staying upright and with a 5-point harness on either end I could safely strap him into the seat. My 3 yr old had a rough night the night before so she decided to lay down and take a brief nap in the Keenz. Talk about being comfortable! I even gave her a little blanket and closed the MASSIVE shades the stroller features.
The Keenz 7S is really well designed (minus that cover issue.) I can see it lasting a long time for our family and filling many needs. Wagons are already useful for families but this combo of stroller and wagon make it a win-win for our family of 5.
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*A cool side-note: it's allowed at Disney because you don't have to pull it! Go Keenz!