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Nice idea, but didn't measure up
on October 1, 2007
I searched and searched for the perfect umbrella style double stroller for my girls, now 2 and 11 months. I really thought I had found it in this stroller and was so excited to get it and try it out.
I liked the idea of the "room to walk" wheel, as my husband in particular always has issues with his feet hitting the wheels on strollers. And I liked the idea of the center handlebar. But, all in all, this stroller just didn't work for us. First of all, it does not fold down as compactly as I had hoped. Because we drive a sedan (a 2004 Passat), I needed something that would fit in the trunk but not take up the entire thing. This did fit in the trunk, but with very little room for anything else. I also thought that in comparison to others I have seen, this stroller is pretty heavy. That isn't a huge issue for me, as the majority of the time you are pushing a stroller, not carrying it. Also, the steering I found to be awkward. It was well balanced with the weight difference (my 2 year old is 31 pounds and my 11 mth old is 21 lbs), but I felt that a wider handlebar would have eased steering immensely. The biggest factor for me though was that this stroller has fairly narrow seats and my 2 year old hated being in it. (and she is a child who loves to stroll)
It does have some very nice features too, but ultimately we ended up returning it and going with the Chicco Twin C5-which we love.
-cupholders, which are a rare find
-the canopies are very full and nice
-looks wise, it is a very attractive stroller
-it is very sturdy and seems like it would withstand a lot of use
-the room to walk wheel does make the stride a lot nicer, for both me (at 5'5") and my husband (at 6'3")
-weight limits of 55lbs per seat-this was a big selling point for me, as my kids are both tall and heavy for their ages
-it does not fold very compactly
-steering can be difficult because of the narrow handle bar
-a personal con for us, that our daughter hated it
-the baskets have a cross bar on top of the actual basket-it was designed this way, but I think it makes the baskets much more difficult to use (and they are not user friendly as it is)
All in all, it is a great concept that could use just a little tweaking. I loved some of the things about this stroller, but it just did not end up working for us. And while the Chicco Twin C5 is not nearly as sturdy as this one, it has worked out perfectly for us-it is tall enough for my husband, fits well in the trunk of our car, the kids love it and it handles beautifully. For someone who is looking for something nice on a bit of a friendlier budget, that is a fantastic stroller option.