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Contours Contours® Optima™ Tandem

The Contours Optima™ Tandem Stroller offers the robust features of a Contours Tandem Stroller in a lighter frame. At only 36.6 lbs, this tandem stroller is easy to use with your children. Trips out the house will be enjoyable for mom and comfortable for baby. This tandem stroller creates rare flexibility for your family. The Contours Optima Tandem Stroller has reversible seats that can be positioned six different ways, 2 parent cup holders and storage area, 2 child cup holders, an extra-large storage basket, and an infant car seat attachment is included. Featured in Southern Child Magazine's Savvy Stroller Guide April/May 2011
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Questions & Answers for Contours Contours® Optima™ Tandem

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I am trying to decide between the Optima and the Options II. Is is worth it to get the Options II for the handle bars and easier access to get in n ou

Should I go for lighter weight or easier access and toddler handle bars? I do not need the ipod doc and I don't have an ipod anyways. I have never seen this stroller. Is one easier to push? I do have a tall 18 month old and one more on the way. Are there any other differences to keep in mind? When we are talking about easier access how much easier can it be?
Age: 25 - 34
About me: Parent
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
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Ari
 - Yorba Linda
on Contours® Optima™ Tandem
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Thank you for your interest in our Contours tandem strollers. Both of these strollers have some of the same great features, including an infant car seat adapter, a large storage basket, a parent tray, and more. The Optima and Options II both have the same size stroller seat and height adjustable canopies which will allow for a growing child. While both strollers have never-flat swiveling front wheels for easy maneuverability, the Optima weighs less which will make it easier to push. There are some companies that make universal hold-on handles that you can attach to your stroller. We would recommend contacting the manufacturer of the hold-on handles to ensure that they are compatible with the Optima. The front child bar of both strollers easily pivots to allow for easy access to the stroller seat. We hope this information helps! Both the Optima and Options II Tandems strollers are great for a growing family. Thank you for your question!
Age: 25 - 34
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
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Kim @ Kolcraft
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Can you post it to Australia?

I really really love this pram but I couldn't find any possible way to have it here in Australia even Amazon.com or eBay do not post this to Australia.
Is there any possible way to post this to Australia?
I will gladly pay for any postage fees.
Age: 25 - 34
About me: Parent
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
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celine0115
 - Brisbane, Australia
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Thank you for your interest in the Contours Optima Tandem. Unfortunately, we do not ship our strollers directly to customers. At this time, our strollers are not available online or in stores in Australia. We apologize for any inconvenience. If they do become available in Australia, we will update our Where to Buy section and post an update on our Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/ContoursBaby). Thank you for your question!
Age: 25 - 34
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
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Kim @ Kolcraft
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Availability?

Why is the optima available so few places, as compared to the other contours?
Age: 25 - 34
About me: Other
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
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Anonymous
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Thank you for your interest in the Contours Optima Tandem stroller. The gray Hudson color is exclusive to buybuy Baby. The red and black Berkeley color of this stroller is currently available at select online retailers. While this stroller is currently out of stock at a number of online retailers, it should be back in stock towards the end of March. If you have any questions about product availability at a specific retailer, please see our 'Where to Buy' tab under the Customer Service section of our website. Thank you for your question!
Age: 25 - 34
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
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Kim @ Kolcraft
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What is the height of the Optima's handle? Do the seats accommodate tall children? And is it true that there a new Optima coming out this spring?

My husband and I are tall, up to 6'5". We are trying to find a double stroller for our twins that we can both use comfortably. The Optima seems like a strong option but the handle height needs to be high enough for both of us. (Do you happen know how the Optima handle height compares to the Chicco Together Stroller?)
Also, our children will inevitably be tall. How much space exists between the seats and below to the foot rests?
I know there is a new Options LT but I heard there will be a new Optima in April and am curious when exactly it will be available.
Thank you.
Age: 35 - 44
About me: Other
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
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alf
 - FL
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The Contours Optima Tandem has a handle height of approximately 42". The Optima features height adjustable canopies that can be raised from 23" to 27", which are great for growing babies. When the seats are facing each other, there is approximately 7.5" of space between the seats. The dimensions of the stroller seat are as follows:
Seat Back: 16"
Seat Width: 13"
Seat to Knee: 9.5"
End of seat to footrest: 8"
Shoulder Width: 14"

At this time we do not have any plans to release a new version of the Optima. The Contours Options LT is our newest and lightest tandem yet. It is currently available now in the Crimson red color and will soon be available in a Valencia Gold color.

Thank you for your question!
Age: 25 - 34
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
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Kim @ Kolcraft
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Are all the compatible car seats suppose to hear "snap" when the car seat is placed?

I don't hear a snap with my combi 33 car seat.. It's actually really loose on the adapter.
Age: 25 - 34
About me: Parent
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
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Nelly
 - Texas
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No, you will not hear a click or snap when you are using the Contours Optima Tandem with an infant car seat. While this stroller does accommodate the Combi Shuttle 33 infant car seat, it should not feel loose in the adapter. Please contact our customer service department at customerservice@kolcraft.com or 800.453.7673 for further assistance in properly installing your infant car seat. Thank you for your question!
Age: 25 - 34
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
by
Kim @ Kolcraft
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Do u sell the matching car seats for the twin strollers

My daughter is having twins and i want to purchase the contour stroller but she said she wants the matching car seats or is there some other store i can get it. She is due in August and i want to order it now.
Age: 35 - 44
About me: Grandparent
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
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sandy
 - new haven ct
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Congratulations on the upcoming arrival of your twin grandchildren! Unfortunately, Kolcraft and Contours do not manufacture infant car seats at this time. The Contours Optima Tandem is compatible with many brands of infant car seats, which can be found online and at a number of stores (both independents and big-box retailers). Below is a list of compatible infant car seats (infant car seats not included):
•Britax® Chaperone
•Chicco® KeyFit
•Chicco® KeyFit 30
•Combi® Shuttle 33
•Cosco® First Ride DX
•Cosco® Starter
•Evenflo® Discovery™
•Evenflo® Discovery 5™
•Evenflo® Embrace™
•Evenflo® Embrace™ 5
•Evenflo® Embrace™ 5 LX
•Evenflo® Serenade™
•Graco® Safe Seat
•Graco® SnugRide® Infant
•Graco® SnugRide® 30
•Graco® SnugRide® 32
•Graco® SnugRide® 35
•Maxi-Cosi® Mico™
•Peg Perego® Primo Viaggio
•Peg Perego® Primo Viaggio SIP
•Peg Perego® Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30
•Safety 1st® Designer 22™
•Safety 1st® onBoard™ 35
•Safety 1st® onBoard™ 35 AIR

Please note, this stroller does include one infant car seat adapter. If you wish to use this stroller with two infant car seats, you will need to purchase a second adapter, either from our customer service department or from an online retailer. Thank you for your question!
Age: 25 - 34
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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Kim @ Kolcraft
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Amazon Availability?

Hi, Will the new stoller to be unveiled tomorrow 2/21/12) be available on amazon? If so when will I be able to buy it? Thanks.
Age: 25 - 34
About me: Parent
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
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Tone
 - Ca
on Contours® Optima™ Tandem
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Thank you for your interest in the Contours Options LT Tandem. This stroller will be available at a number of online retailers, including Amazon. We'll post a link in the Where to Buy section of the Options LT product page as soon as it becomes available. Thank you for your question!
Age: 25 - 34
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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Kim @ Kolcraft
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This stroller looks great. Can you please post some pictures of one and both of the seats in a fully-reclined position? Thanks!

Age: 25 - 34
About me: Parent
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
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Anonymous
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Thank you for your interest in the Contours Optima Tandem. While we do not have any images of this stroller with both seats fully reclined, there is an image in the instruction manual on page 21. Below is a link to the instructions:
http://www.kolcraft.com/media/S82-R2_ZT011.pdf

The seats of the Contours Optima Tandem feature a multi-position recline: upright, middle and full recline. If you wish to recline both seats, the seats are best positioned to both face forward or both face the parent handle. Thank you for your question!
Age: 25 - 34
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
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Kim @ Kolcraft
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what are the main differences in the optima and the new model coming out in February 2012?

I have a 3 month old and a 2 year old. My 2 year old is big and tall for his age so I was wondering if there will be any difference in the size of the seats, leg room, etc...
Age: 25 - 34
About me: Parent
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
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L&K
 - idaho
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Thank you for your interest in the Contours Tandems. Unfortunately, our newest tandem won't have height adjustable canopies, larger seats or an extended footrest. The current Contours Optima Tandem has a seat back that is 16" tall and height adjustable canopies that can be extended from 23" to 27" to accommodate a growing toddler. Be sure to check out our ContoursBaby Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ContoursBaby) or Kolcraft.com next week for more details on the newest tandem! Thank you for your question!
Age: 25 - 34
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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Kim @ Kolcraft
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Can you tell me if KOLCRAFT CONTOURS OPTIMA TANDEM fits baby trend flex-lo car seats?

Age: 35 - 44
About me: Parent
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asked 2 years, 5 months ago
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Liza
 - New York
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The Contours Optima Tandem is not compatible with the Baby Trend Flex-Loc infant car seats. Below is a complete list of infant car seats that this stroller can accommodate:
•Britax® Chaperone
•Chicco® KeyFit
•Chicco® KeyFit 30
•Combi® Shuttle 33
•Cosco® First Ride DX
•Cosco® Starter
•Evenflo® Discovery™
•Evenflo® Discovery 5™
•Evenflo® Embrace™
•Evenflo® Embrace™ 5
•Evenflo® Embrace™ 5 LX
•Evenflo® Serenade™
•Graco® Safe Seat
•Graco® SnugRide® Infant
•Graco® SnugRide® 30
•Graco® SnugRide® 32
•Graco® SnugRide® 35
•Maxi-Cosi® Mico™
•Peg Perego® Primo Viaggio
•Peg Perego® Primo Viaggio SIP
•Peg Perego® Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30
•Safety 1st® Designer 22™
•Safety 1st® onBoard™ 35
•Safety 1st® onBoard™ 35 AIR

Thank you for your question!
Age: 25 - 34
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
Kim @ Kolcraft
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