Incredible deal at this price.
April 7, 2013
We bought it because wanted a stroller that was versatile, had a lot of features (customizable), and looked nice. We've had it for two months so far and it's been a great purchase. Our 4 month old daughter is comfortable in it. Assembly was intimidating at first, but was actually very quick and easy - maybe 30 minutes from when you open the box. FYI: The manual is in one of the pouches.
The first thing that jumps out at you, once you finish assembling it, is its size. It's a bit bigger than I expected. Definitely not for anyone who lives in a small apartment. It folds and is self-standing (you have to lock the front wheels to have it stand), but it still takes up a lot of space. It's also a little heavier than most other carriages I've seen at Babies'R'Us. My wife is only 5 feet tall and around 100 pounds so she has a little trouble lugging down the steps due to its size. That being said, the carriage still miraculously fit in her 2006 Chevy Aveo hatchback with few problems - you slide it at an angle and put it in back side facing up. If it fits in THAT car it will fit in ANY car.
My wife, upon first use, had reservations on the handle height (it's not adjustable), but she could still control the stroller very comfortably. No problem there. Everything else about the stroller IS customizable. The back reclines to 3 usable settings. The front wheels can be locked to go straight or allowed to swivel. The very handsome canopy is awesome - everything about it is customizable. I recommend going to the website to see all the features. If there was one thing I hated about the stroller it was the 5 point harness straps. They're hard to tighten and don't tighten very far. I still haven't figured it out yet. If you have a young or small baby he/she is going to have a tough time keeping her back up against the seat and will inevitably lean forward or slouch to the side. To make it worse, Zooper inexplicably put a warning tag on one of the belt straps making it even more of a hassle to tighten - I just tore it off. Finally, opening and closing the stroller is easy, but smaller women might struggle with it at the beginning.
Still, the stroller is absolutely gorgeous. It LOOKS really expensive. The frame is made out of aluminum and the fabric has quality material and stitching. Even the zippers are beautiful. There are some plastic parts (notably the wheels), but it's durable plastic that doesn't look plastic-y. You only find rubber wheels on joggers or really high-end models.
In conclusion, I would definitely recommend this stroller to anyone who has a 6-month old and up. The stroller might be a little too big for smaller infants. The stroller is great for parents who live in a place like New England where the fold-over canopy becomes a godsend when the weather suddenly gets windy and rainy. The foot muff I think I could do without though. Still, it comes free with the stroller so you can't go wrong - especially at this price.
Pros:Looks, quality, customization.
Cons:Weight, the 5 point harness, too much customization?