Some great ideas, but missing some needed features
We've just used this stroller a couple of times since purchasing it. We like that it has quite a few features to help this rather large double stroller fit in a variety of vehicles. For smaller vehicles, the seats can remove before folding and the front clips also fold down to make the footprint smaller when folded. We like the versatility of having the regular stroller seat or the toddler bench seat. I'd like to see some way to have some back support on the toddler seat however. While the way the seat is made is pretty standard among strollers with this feature, I'd like to see that improved for when toddlers need to rest or nap while out and about. I'd also like to see some optional, removable, machine washable padding on that seat. The seat pads on the stroller seats are also not machine washable nor do they have a removable insert that can be thrown in the washer. This means spot clean only and isn't a convenient solution to keeping the seats clean from the messes babies and toddlers make. While the number of available cup holders is great, the trays all lack a space for placing food items. This is a major downside when talking about all day outings or even extended shopping trips. I see the advantage of the narrow cup holder trays when storing the stroller but I'm not sure that advantage outweighs the need for snack trays especially when you tend to remove at least one seat to collapse and store the stroller anyway. I would prefer that at least one of the seats would fold into a bassinet like on our single Graco Modes stroller. These seats do not have this feature. There's also not a place for the parent to store things that require quick or convenient access such as theme park maps, cell phones, car keys. Keeping the handlebar design slim does make sense when you think about a toddler moving in and out to access the toddler seat, but an alternative for this missing storage should've been designed. One of the best strollers we ever owned included a large cell phone/key container and exterior storage pockets on each side of the basket for mosquito netting, rain guards, toys, wipes, etc. This is another feature lacking from this stroller (as well as others). We like the height of the handlebar as it's great for our taller bodies and comfortable to push. However, it could be either angled a little differently or a bit longer as when we walk, we still tend to kick the toddler foot rest at the bottom of the stroller. The stroller pushes and steers easier and more consistently than any of the strollers we tested at our local stores and that is one of the features that sold us on choosing this one over others. We can even steer it well one handed fully loaded with our kids and all their stuff. Folding the stroller takes some practice as the wheels have to be positioned correctly and they like to spin out of position during folding. Also, the buckle for the bench seat tends to drag on the ground as you fold it and then they get dirty or stepped on. The wheels are a bit loud on rough terrain, but I'm choosing to look at this as though it could be helpful to let people know you're coming allowing them to move over before you have to say, "Excuse me". Overall, this is one of the better stroller choices out there right now for taller parents, maneuverability, and the versatility it provides for seating and age options.
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.