I spent alot of time looking at these before I finally decided on the schinn turismo double stroller. I had been using the babytrend single jogger for nearly 3 years and still loved it, so when I found a double babytrend expedition at a garage sale I jumped on it, but it had a fixed front wheel and turned out to be a nightmare for walking. I had to tip it back every time I made a turn or even for a curve in the road and it pulled to the side of the heavier child. It had to go, but the only babytrend double on walmart.com did not have the chlld trays like my single did, and I thought that could be inconvenient if you took this on a trip to the zoo or any event so that was a deal breaker for me.
I looked at the instep safari and the schwinn and eventually decided on the schwinn because of the better color scheme, padded inserts, and the remote wheel lock and adjustable handlebar seemed like nice features. I thought the material used for the instep seats and sunshades looked kind of cheap/ugly and I didn't want to regret not buying the schwinn later down the road.
I received my stroller yesterday- was very easy to put together and both my 3 year old and 6 month old seemed to enjoy sitting in it. The footrest could have been designed wider, but the kids don't seem to care. My 3 year old can sit with her legs straight out and angled to the middle , or she can sit with her knees up- they come behind the front tray, which I guess is a plus that they are a little further out than most. The padded insert is nice for my 6 month old (though they reduce the depth of the seat) and I like that the seatbelts are wider than my babytrend was. She is much more secure.
The adjustable handle has a wiggle unless it is in the highest position which isn't noticeable unless you are trying to tip it back to get up steps into the house- then it feels sort of flimsy so I hope it holds up- it could have been made a little better. I also got this one because it seemed about 6 lbs lighter than most others, but honestly it still feels heavy when its folded and you try to lift it.
Overall it is a nice stroller, not as sturdy feeling as my babytrend so I really hope it holds up, and I don't think its worth $100 more than the instep, which is obviously the same stroller without some of the extra features, but it will be ok for daily walks and occasional trips.
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