I am always pushing a stroller or wheelchair these days. One thing I hate is having an uncomfortable grip. I love that I found a product out there to help keep my hands more comfortable, City Grips.
City Grips are stylish covers designs for stroller handles. What is nice is many wheelchairs have similar handlebars to strollers, so I can use them on the wheelchairs too! I actually like them even more using them on my daughters wheelchairs.
(curved City Grips on my daughters stroller.)
City Grips are a stylish way to protect your hands in many ways. They are made of a soft padded material that wraps around or slips onto your stroller or wheelchairs handlebar grips. They make the handlebar more padded and have a better grip. My daughters wheelchair handlebars are made of something to help you keep a good grip, but they are hard and cold. I used the City Grips covers while we were out at the zoo on a colder day. My hands stayed warmer and did not get sore, even while holding on down a fairly steep hill. I have also used the City Grips on my younger daughters stroller on a really warm day. My hands felt less sweaty which also made for a more comfortable grip.
(daughter's wheelchair with straight City Grips)
I know I have worn out strollers many times by my hands slipping while pushing, and eventually wearing out the strollers handlebars. The foam type material that they are covered with tends to rip and wear out after many uses. Cover a new stroller's handlebars and help protect the original handlebars grips. They are so affordable, on $12.95 a pair that it could really save you a lot of money down the road. While I think the City Grips would last a long time. It would be much more cost efficient to replace a pair of these than the actual stroller. This would help keep your stroller looking newer and in better shape for the next baby or to resell. They also would be nice to use on a second hand stroller to make it feel newer.
(how we use the City Grips on our umbrella stroller)
What is so nice about City Grips is that they are so easy to put on and take off. They are machine washable, so you can easily take off a dirty pair, throw them in the wash, dry and place back on. This is a pretty nice feature for those times either your stroller is banging around in the back of your vehicle hitting whatever is near it or those times when you end up carrying around germs from what ever you are touching. Imagine everything on your stroller handlebars right now.....ewe!
(daughters single handlebar from quickie wheelchair)
City Grips come in two different styles to fit many different types of handlebars. They are easy to attach with their strong Velcro closure. You can choose between the straight style or the curved style. I tried both styles. The curved fit well on my daughter's Inglesina stroller as well as my older daughters wheelchair. I can also use the straight style on the same wheelchair, as well as on her other wheelchair.
They have some stylish patterns to choose from. So you can add a little style to your stroller to make it more recognizable or just for some fun fashion! To purchase or for more information please visit http://www.citygrips.com/
Disclosure: I received City Grips for free to review. These are my personal opinions.