I bought this with the matching carseat (which I like), so I REALLY wanted to like it. The colors are beautiful and I love the embroidered chickadee on the headrest. Better than the pics! The carseat locks in securely, and is easy to detach when moving her back into the car. The adjustable handle is nice.
I have a hard time folding it, even when using two hands. The front wheels have to be facing backward to fold against the back wheels, but there is no way to lock them, so they often spin once they're lifted from the ground. The trigger is not easy to operate, especially with a squirmy baby in your arms. Unfolding the stroller poses problems as well; it gets stuck halfway open - or halfway closed - just about every time and I have to pull on it to open the rest of the way. Always a two-handed job, and I often feel like I'm going to break it! The sun shield is attached to the back, so if you're facing into the sun, there's no way to pull it lower to block the sun from her eyes. Also, the sides are mesh, so if it's earlier in the morning or later in the evening, it doesn't block much of the sun. The peek-a-boo window has no way to keep it open so I have to open it each time instead of just glancing down to check on her... not really a problem, but a bit of a nuisance. As previously noted, there is no way to lock the wheels; on sidewalks, that isn't much of an issue, but on gravel, dirt, or uneven surfaces, it makes pushing and controlling the stroller a bit more of a work-out (I live in a small town with sidewalks only on Main Street, so how it handles on rough terrain is a big issue for me). The cupholders are small so I have to put my water bottle in the basket below the seat... all I have on hand to "measure" is a 20 oz Sobe lifewater, and it doesn't fit, but something the size of a 16 oz water bottle might.
I use it because I have it, but I will probably be buying a new one this summer when the weather gets warmer and I need to use a stroller more.
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