I am deliriously happy to be partnering with Kelty to give a VERY LUCKY Momtrends reader a Speedster jogging stroller worth $260! Read on to find out about this amazing company that promotes family fitness.
Yesterday I spoke with Russell Rowell, Kelty's Director of Product Development. My first task? To check if he's the real deal! I asked Russell if he has kids--check. He's got three, a grown son and two little girls (ages 3 and 1). I was pleased to find out he is in the thick of it like the rest of us.
I wanted to know how much mommy feedback Kelty gets. The answer is a ton. Russell says, "The folks at Kelty are hands on... many are parents themselves." Products like the carriers and strollers are field tested by as many as six employees. Before the Transit Carrier 2.1, ($120) came out Kelty parents were marching all over Denver making sure the pack is comfortable for parent and child. I love this urban-friendly design--this pack is great for travel or a short hike.
Russell told me he road tests his strollers in his neighborhood. Though he runs mostly on paved surfaces, Russell attests the Speedsters are ready for the trails. It's clear Kelty is all about the outdoors, in fact they are the #1 player in family camping. It came across loud and clear that Kelty envisions themselves as stewards for the outdoors. As Russell sees it, focusing on kiddie comfort is an elemental step in getting kids interested in the environment.
If jogging is your activity of choice, the Speedster is a great ride. The Kelty Jogging Stroller models (they have both fixed wheel and swivel wheel models which convert for nimble everyday use) offer an extremely stable platform and excellent safety features. When I asked Russell what sets Kelty apart from the competition he once again emphasized comfort. Let's face it, if baby isn't enjoying the run, no one is having fun! And Russell pointed out like all Kelty gear, these strollers are built to last. The sturdy frame will likely be passed on to other family members and friends--it really is a value investment!
Win it! One reader will win a Speedster fixed wheel stroller. Here's how to enter. Visit the Kelty site and check out the Speedster. Then come back to Momtrends and comment on your favorite feature of this jogging stroller. For an extra entry, link to this blog mentioning Momtrends Kelty Stroller Giveaway or place a Momtrends button on your blog.
Be sure to add your contact email. Contest open to US residents ages 18 and over. Contest ends 1/31/09. Winners will be announced on a blog post. If winner fails to respond in three days a new winner will be chosen.