**I received the product for free to review. However, the opinions stated below are mine – all mine!**
I was recently asked to review the stroller hooks by Buggy Gear, and I was thrilled! If there is one thing moms need, it is definitely more hands. We are constantly pulled in different directions and normally at a time when we are bogged down with diaper bags, shopping bags, school bags, wet bags – even bags under our eyes. I was excited to take these heavy metal hooks for a spin, and see if they could keep up with me and the load I carry when transporting four boys to and fro. This past weekend we went to Legoland and what better time to balance bags, cameras, snacks and extra clothes on a stroller?!
Before I get ahead of myself here, let me describe these hooks:
- The hooks and buckles are made of heavy duty zinc alloy. If you don’t know what that means, let me just say that I would be willing to strap down one of my kids in a hurricane using these hooks. Chances are really good that the kid would still be where I left him, after the storm. Which is a good thing – on most days.
- The hook is open and positioned at an angle that makes it really easy to hang your bag, but at the same time prevents things from falling off.
- The straps are wide and can be tightened so securely that they don’t spin, slip or otherwise wiggle out of the desired position. There is a rubber strip on the inside of the strap, which keeps it firmly in place – GENIUS design.
- The hooks can very easily become a permanent fixture on your stroller, so they are always there ready and available to lend you that helping hand you need. Just make sure to position them in a location where they won’t interfere with the stroller once you collapse it.
So back to our trial run of the hooks. I have to say that I was very impressed by how they held up all day, in the same position, without slipping or spinning around. I actually got so carried away that I loaded the stroller with too many bags – so of course the stroller tipped backwards once the kids got out of it. Other than that shining mommy-moment, I have to say that the hooks were a huge help and definitely have become my new-found helpers.
The stroller hooks are made by Buggy Gear, a South Florida based company that manufactures stroller accessories designed to add convenience and help optimize the functionality of any stroller. Their products are sold at a number of boutiques, but also nationwide retailers such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Buy Buy Baby and Nordstrom- to name a few.
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