After extensive research, hours of browsing and reading reviews I finally decided to get the Englacha Rider stroller board five months ago. I ordered the Englacha Rider Stroller Board through CSN Stores, and it was a fast and easy process. Since I have now had the stroller board for more than five months, I am exited to say that I stand behind my initial review completely, and I have not encountered any problems with the Englacha Rider Stroller Board despite using it together with my Teutonia Mistral stroller several times every week.
Since my two oldest boys started school, I have been walking 20+ miles each week, and it has been a bit of a hassle. Neither of the kids walk more than 2.5 miles a day, but 2.5 miles is still a lot of miles for little feet, so I have tried to cut my four-year old’s walking time, by letting him sit in the stroller with my 14-month-old son. It was a hassle though, and while they did enjoy the bonding time, it was not particularly comfortable for any of the boys, and my little one usually dozed off half way to our destination.
I could not wait for The Englacha stroller board to come, and when it finally did arrive in five business days, I was eager to unpack it and set it up. I was determined to get it set up all by myself, and I was even more determined to use it that day, and not the day after when my husband could help me.
I looked at the pieces, and it looked very simple. There were only four screws…4! What a piece of cake I thought, and surprisingly it was very easy. I timed myself, and it took me 30 minutes to put the Englacha stroller board together, adjust it to my stroller and attach it. (This with my two little ones trying to help out)
I was in a hurry, but I loaded up 18 cupcakes under the stroller, 2 boxes of juice pouches, the baby in the stroller, my toddler on the stroller board and off we went. I had to deliver cupcakes to my oldest son’s school by 11 a.m., and the normal 35 minute walk only took 15 minutes! We live in the city, but before we get out to the main boulevard, we walk through our less crowded neighborhood. Since we were in a time crunch, we took all the short cuts we could find, and we went through dirt, water poodles, gravel and over lots of bumps on the very bumpy South Florida sidewalks. The only thing I had to change was that I had to go through the designated area when going up and down the sidewalk, but it was not an incovenience, and the stroller board followed us everywhere.
My four-year-old loves the Englacha stroller board, and apparently the stroller board comes with a loud sound…..your child’s engine sounds, as he or she provides sound effects. The feedback from everyone we met on way was positive, it was amazement and wonder. From the busy city streets, to passing bus stops, the school office and walking down the hallways at the elementary school, everyone had to stop and comment. Usually we get lots of comments about our big wheels, but this time the Englacha stroller board got all the attention.
After my oldest son’s school. I continued on to my four-year-old’s pre k. After I drop off my middle son at his school, I have to pick up my oldest son, which means I no longer need the stroller board. One of the selling points for me was the size, as I needed to be able to take it off. I was hesitant about this feature, since there was not much information provided in the review or the description of uninstalling the board, but I am very impressed. I could easily uninstall the stroller board and put it under the big stroller, it fit perfectly and I was on the go once again in a matter of seconds.
The Englacha Rider stroller board comes with three different attachments that you can add to the stroller board to make it fit to your stroller’s need, and it works perfectly with my Teutonia Mistral. I also tried the other attachment parts with my flimsy umbrella stroller, and while I don’t think the stroller would hold up to the extra weight, the stroller board fit. The handle on the Teutonia Mistral can be switched from front to back, and since I use both ways depending on the sun, it was very important that I could attach the Englacha Rider stroller board to both the back and the front, and this was not a problem.
I was very skeptical about ordering the Englacha stroller board, and in fact about ordering a stroller board in general, as they do not come cheap. I wanted to get the right stroller board, I wanted to get a stroller board that would fit my stroller, and the reviews were not glamourous for any of the stroller boards currently on the market. The Englacha Rider is actually one of the most affordable stroller boards on the market, which at first made me hesitant, but I am so glad that I decided to choose this one.
My stroller is a European Teutonia Mistral, which is not even sold in the United States, so I was very concerned about finding a stroller board that would actually fit the Teutonia stroller. The Englacha Rider User manual, which can be found at the description page at CSN Stores was very helpful in putting my concerns to ease, as it gave specific information about the measurement specifications.
Another concern I had was that some of the stroller board reviews (not just for the Englacha Rider) mentioned that the adults ended up kicking the stroller board. I was aware of this problem, but I only ended up kicking it once, and after that I had no problems in this regard. I even ran with the stroller and the Englacha stroller board without any issues.
As a mom with big stroller wheels, I know how much a difference great wheels can mean. I was positively surprised about The Englacha Rider stroller board wheels, as they are robust, sturdy and solid. There is nothing flimsy about them, and they were easy to install to the wooden board. Now, five months later they are still in great condition, and they work just as well as the day first day that I used the stroller board.
Pros about the Englacha Rider stroller board:
- One of the best prices for a stroller board
- Easy assembly
- Easy to attach and uninstall
- Small and convenient (can be stored under my stroller)
- It is a universal stroller board (comes with attachments to fit almost every stroller)
- Easy to adjust when changing strollers
- Big robust and solid wheels
- Wooden board
- Designed for children 15 months and up
- Supports a maximum weight of 44 LBS
- I have had and used the Englacha Rider Stroller Board for six months, and it is still doing great. I am using it almost daily, and it is holding up really well.
Cons about the Englacha Rider stroller board:
- I had a hard time figuring out from the description, whether it was universal or not.
- While it comes with a tool to help with assembly, you will need wrench pliers to get the screws completely tightened (minor detail).
Since I was skeptical about purchasing a stroller board to begin with, I tried to keep my expectations low and my hopes high, but I will say that the Englacha Rider stroller board from CSN Stores completely surpassed my expectations. I am extremely excited about the Englacha Rider stroller board as well as its awesome functionality, and my only regret is that I did not buy it earlier.
My CSN Stores experience:
Ordering from CSN Stores was easy, and the Englacha Rider stroller board arrived in perfect condition in five business days. The product was great, and I love that I can follow along on the shipping with the tracking feature.
When searching for the right stroller board for my stroller, I was very excited to see that the CSN Stores description included User Manual in a pdf file, because this provided me with more measurement details.
While I had no need for the customer service crew this time around, I have used it in the past, and my issue was resolved in a matter of minutes with no hassle.
You can purchase the Englacha Rider stroller board at CSNStores.com, and it comes in two different versions.
The Pony and the Elephant Englacha Rider
I am posting the Englacha Rider Stroller Board Review as a part of the Start Off Fresh Review and Giveaway Series. The Englacha Rider Stroller Board is a great way for any mom to go with her little ones, and I can highly recommend it for anyone who is looking for a universal stroller board. This past weekend I actually spent the entire Saturday walking 7 miles to the beach with my kids, and I could not have done it without the strollerboard.
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Disclaimer: The Englacha Rider was partly paid for through a gift certificate from CSN Stores, but I was not otherwise compensated for this review. The opinions expressed in this review have not been influenced in any way, and they are entirely my own. This review was originally posted on my sister blog The Fit and Frugal Challenge.
** The images used in this review are copyright JRFrugalMom/The Fit & Frugal Challenge and CSN Stores.