I own an older instep safari double jogger with a swivel wheel that I love, so I was excited to get a new one with all the amenities. I thought it would be the same compact, lightweight, comfortable stroller, just newer looking plus the nice cup holders and canopy that retracts all the way down. However, I immediately noticed how much heavier this stroller is. My old one has a lightweight aluminum frame, whereas this one is probably steel? Anyway, much heavier to lift and to push! Also the footrest on this one is much pointier and narrow than the older models. This made it about an inch deeper, making it not fit in the back of my van very well. Very tight squeeze, and it's not for the older model. Plus the kids' feet fall off of it. The seats themselves were not comfortable, which is the case for a lot of jogger strollers. I felt like I'd have to buy something to put in the seats to pad their heads from getting knocked on the hard frame every time I turned. My twins just turned two and are in the 10th percentile for their weight (so they're not big kids), but I felt like the seats were so narrow. We're used to side-by-side strollers and haven't felt that way about others. While the canopies do retract all the way to block the sun from any angle, they are tiny and still don't provide great coverage. I wish there were pockets on the back of the seats. I loved all the cup holders and trays. The basket underneath is fine. The swivel wheel and lock seemed great. In the end, I decided to return it and keep the older model. I miss the cup holders and having a division between the seats to reduce fighting, but it's so much lighter and more comfortable (seat cushions, wider footrest) for the kids. In my opinion, if you're looking for a low cost jogger, save your money even more by buying a used older model that is in great condition.
If you do decide to buy it, pay to have it shipped to your house as it is a big heavy box!
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