Step2 Blue & Pink Whisper Ride II ~ Review

Posted by Jenna | Thursday, October 11, 2012




Once September arrived, the weather here in the Midwest began to change. It's cooler and signs of winter are just around the corner. This time of year I still like to get the kids outside to be active as much as possible. But when it's rainy or bitter cold, we're usually confined to the house. I still like to find toys and activities that allow us to be active indoors as well which is why I'm thankful for Step2 and their large selection of toys that keep kids active, spark their curiosity, and allow them to engage in imaginative play both indoors and outdoors! 



Founded in 1991 on the simple philosophy of quality, value, and service backed by commitment to customer satisfaction, the Step2® Company was born. What began as a company with just 5 employees has grown tremendously over the last 20 years..becoming the nation's largest toddler toy manufacturer offering a huge selection of high quality children's products that build imaginations and enrich the family's celebration of childhood. In their quest to become the leader in developing innovative products for family and home, Step2 strives to go 'A Step Beyond'.

With three children, we've owned several Step2 products over the years. We've always been impressed with the quality and have found that they are made to last for years. My youngest is still able to play with all of the Step2 toys that my oldest played with 5 years ago!  Whether it's kids furniture, ride-ons and wagons, or something else...Step2 makes it easy to find something that suits the age level and interest of each of our kids.


I always love to learn about the new products at Step2, and as a Step2 Test Drive Mom couldn't have been happier to learn we were going to have the opportunity to review a couple - the Whisper Ride II in blue and pink.

 
Features/Benefits:
  • Sleek automotive design
  • Two cup holders for the child and one for mom or dad
  • Smooth Quiet Ride™ wheels
  • Handle folds under for transport
  • Storage under hood and seat belt included
  • Honking horn for riding fun
  • Maximum child’s weight: 50 lbs. (22,7 kg)
  • Adult assembly required
As with any toy, when the two Whisper Ride II ride-on toys arrived, I wondered if there would be a lot of assembly. Thankfully there was very little, and in about 20-25 minutes we had the wheels and accessories put on, the decals in place and the cars ready to use!


Right off the bat I was thrilled with the durable and high quality materials used. These are not only something that will withstand use outdoors, but also a lot of use in general. I'm comforted to know that these will be toys that my youngest will be able to use and have just as much fun with as my older kids.



 
Each hold's a maximum child's weight of 50 lbs, so it's also something they will be able to use for quite some time!

I also love the sleek automotive design. They are realistic looking, which is what my kids were drawn to right away. There's even a honking horn...and what kid doesn't love that?! 
 
Of course, the kids were just as excited as I was to check them out. We have used them outdoors (when the weather is warm enough) and indoors as well. In the times we've used them, I've been really happy with the safety features that ensure my kids are safe and secure when riding in them...primarily the seat belt! Even my youngest rides in them belted in and I don't have to worry about him falling out. As a mom, safety is my top priority, so this was definitely appreciated!
In the times we've used these cars, we've also found them to be very roomy which is nice for the kids. There's even a storage compartment under the hood, which Kaden likes to use as his "trunk" and keep all of the toys he likes to ride around with him.
When we've been outdoors with the Whisper Ride II ride-on toys, both kids have wanted to be sure and have their water bottles with them. There are actually two cup holders for the child within in reach while they're "driving" around. I love this feature, as my kids almost always have a drink (and sometimes snack) with them.
There's also a cup holder for the parent right on the handle which I think is great as well!
We have enjoyed pushing the kids around in their Whisper Ride II and have found that it really does live up to its name. It's extremely quiet when pushing and a very smooth ride for the kids as well. They love it because it's more fun than a stroller since they are actually feeling like they're driving a car, and I enjoy it because it's easy to push and manuever without being loud thanks to the smooth QuietRide wheels.
My parents live pretty close, and we like to take things along for the kids to do at their house as well. So one of my favorite features on the Whisper Ride II is the fact that they both have a handle which easily folds under for easy transport. It also allows for us to store them better in the garage or house when the handle is folded under as well.
We have absolutely loved both the pink and blue Whisper Ride II! The quality is fantastic and the features really make it fun for the kids to ride in and engage in creative and imaginative play. Even when we're not outside pushing them around, they enjoy pretending that they are using these cars to go to the grocery store...even the drive-in movies! :)
Here's a quick clip showing the Whisper Ride II in action!


For families with young children, I would definitely recommend the Whisper Ride II! They are the quality you would expect from Step2, not to mention a lot of fun for kids both indoors and outdoors! With the holidays just around the corner, these would make a great gift for any boy or girl. And, while you're over at Step2.com, be sure to check out their other new toys as well!


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Buy It: You can purchase the Whisper Ride II for $59.99 at Step.com.

**The products for this review were provided for free by Step2. All opinions found here are my own and were not influenced in any way. The opinions of others may differ from my own.** 



7 comments
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    I want one of these for my Grandson. Love it. Great review too!! Rita Spratlen rjspratlen@gmail.com

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