Nice looks, lots to improve
February 18, 2011
I have this stroller for 2 years now so I learned EVERYTHING about it.
If you want a good-looking traditional stroller (not something from the outer space) it fits the bill - the fabric is great, still bright and silky after 2 years of abuse by my son; it's very comfy for him (I'm guessing here, but he always choses it over Maclaren Triumph or the Baby Jogger CityMini).
It steers great and stays stable even when my kid is climbing in/out and when my backpack is on the handle (and it weighs a ton!) It also has very tall handle (even in the lower position it's taller than Baby Jogger!) so it's easy to push and the baby seat is higher off the ground (a plus in the sity).
There are only 2 problems with it:
1. The size: it's very bulky and even when folded takes half of my trunk (we have Murano). If you have a smaller car it will take most of the space. It's also very heavy and hard to manage when folded (there is a handle, but you need to be very strong to use it).
2. The fold - you need a heavy boot to fold it for the first few month. After this it gets better and I figured out that doing it with the heel of my foot doesn't scuff the shoes as badly as with the "toe kick". It's not as complicated as some reviews on Amazon claim to be (I've done it with my kid on my arm and my bag on my neck with umbrella stuck between my shoulder and my chin :-)
Overall - if you are tall and strong and have a big car and live in the city - it's a great choice.
Easy to steer
Hard to fold