Our current lightweight stroller, well, okay, really our only besides the freebie umbrella stroller Ms. Kaz keeps in her car, is the Maclaren Quest Mod (the circles design, not the current squares design), and we’ve been pretty happy with it.
It handles very well, especially with one hand. The folds well, although, after a couple years, it doesn’t fold quite as easily with one hand as it used to. The storage is adequate, at best. And the suspension is just okay, compared to, say, a Bugaboo.
We rarely use it. But when we do, we are happy with it.
This is why the Maclaren Twin Triumph stroller is one of the ones we are considering. And when I say “we”, of course, I mean me. We see a lot of these around our neighborhood. I don’t know if that says more to their worth as a double stroller, or as a bit of a status symbol. Take a quick glance our my window at the rest of the internet, they seem to get good ratings. So maybe it is a little of both.
Of course, there are the standard double-stroller “must haves”, such as independent seat positions, suspension, back hood windows, lightweight. This stroller does claim to be appropriate for newborns, which is a plus.
I think perhaps the biggest surprise, though, was the claim that it fits through standard-sized doors! Of course, I don’t know if this just means more shoving and “she’s on my side!” from the kids.
I can find ’em for around $230. And I don’t have to get to a Buy Buy Baby to check ’em out.
I could also “upgrade” to the Twin Techno and get, amongst other features, adjustable leg rests. But I lose the “fits through a standard door”. And I lost an additional $170 (Twin Technos start around $400).
So… any opinions?