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Zoe XL3 Trio Sport Triple Stroller Review [By 2020 Foundations]

Trio Sport Triple Tandem Stroller by Foundations is a useful and functional stroller for those with three small children, or those expecting three at once.  Having three kids is a lot of work, and this stroller strives to make at least one part of parenting easier. The Trio Sport Triple Tandem Stroller receives great reviews for ease of assembly and its excellent maneuverability.

Ergonomic Handlebar

The Trio Sport Triple Tandem Stroller has some significant features worth mentioning.  First, the handle is specially designed with parents in mind to make maneuvering the stroller as easy as possible. The handle is ergonomically designed and covered in a soft grip for added comfort.

No, this stroller will not maneuver as easily as a single or double, but no triple stroller on the market can claim to do so.  It will take some strength to steer, but with three children in tow, that is completely normal and to be expected.  

Safe Seating

Each of the three seats, arranged in tandem, is equipped with a five-point safety harness that is completely adjustable.  Your children can safely enjoy the comfort of a 13.5” wide seat with a harness that is adjusted to their specific needs. Each seat and harness are able to accommodate a child weighing up to 40 lbs.  The seats can also be switched to a reclining position.

Zoe XL3 Trio Sport
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Quick and Convenient Folding

The Trio Sport Triple Tandem Stroller folds and unfolds easily, even though it is large enough to hold three children.  The restraining strap can be unbuckled from a folded position simply by rotating the round clip 90 degrees.

From there, pull back on the handlebar to raise the stroller to an open position and listen for it to click into place.  To fold, simply pull back on the lock release levers and secure a restraining strap. Although the Trio Sport Triple Tandem Stroller weighs in at a staggering 54 pounds fully assembled, parents of three children are stronger than most, and can masterfully hoist the stroller into and out of the car.

Key Features

-Bright color options

-Wide 13.5” seats

-Rubberized foam wheels for shock absorbency

-Easy to fold and unfold

-Each seat holds child up to 40 pounds

-Five-point safety harness for each child

-Canopies block harmful UV rays while still allowing for view of children through mesh windows

-Storage baskets underneath

Customer Reviews

The Trio Sport Triple Tandem Stroller has some mixed reviews, but overall, users describe it as useful and practical for families with multiple small children.  Below is a list of the most common pros and cons from customer reviews.

Pros

  • Each child has their own adjustable canopy to keep sun and heat off of them.
  • Each seat holds a child up to 40 pounds, so this stroller can last well into the life of your children.
  • Bright color options are easier to spot in traffic or crowds for added safety.
  • Cup holder included.
  • Compatible with most universal accessories.
  • Under-seat storage to carry belongings.
  • Easiest to maneuver with heaviest child in the back.
  • Opening and closing stroller is quick and easy.

Cons

  • Straps on 5-point harnesses are not padded, so they are not as comfortable 
  • Children in middle and back seats do not have leg rests or much room in general
  • An upright position is too straight-backed
  • Not much space to hold belongings
  • Heavy
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Accessories to Make Your Life Easier

The Original Mommy Hook

The Mommy Hook attaches to the handlebar of the stroller and allows the user to hang bags from it. 

It looks like a large carabiner, but with a padded section so that you can attach all your bags in one place, and then easily remove and carry into the house with one hand.

Skip Hop Grab & Go Stroller Organizer

This stroller organizer is a universal accessory that also attaches to the handlebars of the stroller.  It allows the operator to easily and conveniently store their personal belongings, beverages, etc. close by for easy access.

JJ Childress Side Sling

The JJ Childress Side Sling is a mesh pocket that attaches to the side bar of your stroller for extra storage.  Add one to each side bar for maximum storage space for larger items that don’t fit in a typical stroller organizer.  Great for vacations!

Stroller Glider Board

This universal stroller glider board latches to the bottom of the stroller to allow an extra, older child to ride while holding onto the back of your stroller. This glider is designed to attach and detach easily, stay out of the way of the operator, and accommodate a child up to 70 lbs. 

Warranty Information

The Foundations Trio Sport Triple Tandem Stroller has a limited one-year warranty.  As is typical with a warranty, it is only valid if the stroller is assembled correctly and is used only as intended.  It does not cover normal wear and tear, but will replace parts for manufacturer’s defects.

Specifications

Assembled Dimensions: Open: 58.5″L x 21″W x 41″H  and Folded: 49″L x 21″W x 20″H

Assembled Weight: 54lbs

Seat Width: 13.5″

Wheel Size: 7″ (front & back)

Foundations Worldwide, Inc.

Foundations Worldwide, Inc. is the manufacturer of the Trio Sport Triple Tandem Stroller.  This company is known most for supplying hotels with cribs and children’s products, as well as supplying changing tables to public facilities.  Foundations also has products specifically designed for child care centers and daycares, such as toys, highchairs, strollers, and more. 

The Trio Sport Triple Tandem vs. ZOE XL3

The Trio Sport and ZOE XL3 are both strollers that can accommodate three children.  The Trio Sport, as described above, sits all three children in tandem. The ZOE XL3, however, sits two children side-by-side while the third rides in front. 

Both strollers are comparable in foldability as well. The main differences lie in the design and weight of the stroller. The ZOE XL3 is advertised as an umbrella stroller, while the Trio Sport is a sturdier, everyday stroller.

Similarities

-Both strollers seat three children 

-Trio Sport & Zoe XL3 have independently working canopies for each seat

-Both strollers come with a removable parent cup holder

-The strollers have easy folding systems

Differences

-The ZOE XL3 requires the third seat to be detached before properly folding.

-Fully assembled, the ZOE XL3 is 30 pounds, while the Trio Sport is 54 pounds.

-ZOE XL3 can hold up to 45 lbs. per seat while the Trio Sport is 40 lbs per seat.

-ZOE XL3 has removable padding for the harness straps, while the Trio Sport does not.

-In addition to the parent cup holder, the purchase of the ZOE XL3 also comes with two child cup holders and one child snack cup.

A Stroller for the Whole Family

Getting around with three children is doable with the right equipment.  Take the Trio Sport Triple Tandem Stroller out for a spin and see what you think.  Whether you have all three kids at once or spread them out a bit, the Trio Sport Triple Tandem Stroller can be the answer to your prayers.  

Last update on 2020-09-26 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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