If you are looking for a cheap stroller that's a step up from an umbrella stroller, this is a decent option. Or if you need a cheap stroller to use occasionally that works with your Graco baby carrier car seat and stores really well, this could be a good option. But if you really want to use your stroller frequently, I would recommend finding something nicer.
I was given this stroller to try as part of the Stellar Product Testing Panel. I don't think I would ever have purchased this stroller myself, since I'm not a big fan of the three wheel style strollers. I have always worried that they're too unstable and easy to tip, but when I took my 14 month old for a ride in it, it seemed to actually do fine going over bumps and slopes and never felt like it would tip over. I actually liked that the wheels fold up in different spots so the wheels don't end up smashing together like my 4-wheeled strollers tend to. The maneuverability with three wheels is definitely very good as well.
I like that the stroller has a one-handed fold, and it's pretty easy to start the folding process, but the design was poor on this one. I don't understand how they expect you to use the handle to fold the stroller when the folded stroller rests on the handle to stand up. So as you fold the stroller, you have to try to reach the floor, and then about a third of the way there, the stroller loses balance and collapses to the ground, so you have to pick the stroller back up off the floor. Did nobody on the design team try folding it? Or maybe they thought it would be funny to watch while parents juggle babies and collapsing strollers? In any case, even though the folding design is terrible, the folded stroller is great at standing nicely, and easy to set back up. I just wish it could fold so that the stroller ends up standing up instead of lying on the floor.
In general, the construction of this stroller is pretty cheap. When putting the stroller together, my husband and I were concerned about the engineering and the cheapness of the parts, particularly the wheels and axle. The wheels looked pretty worn after only one walk.
The recliner is just a strap that holds the back of the seat up based on how tight it is, and the seat back will move forward with your child if they sit up (which could be good or bad, depending on the situation). If the seat is completely upright, you can only see through one half of the canopy window. The canopy window will close easily in the wind since there's no way to keep it open. At sunset, the canopy didn't shade any of the inside of the stroller at all, let alone my child. Also, you have to watch the pads on the neck straps, because they will fall off and get lost easily.
The handle for pushing feels too narrow to me, a 5'7" woman, but the height is good. The cupholders in the parent tray are too close to the handle, so your drink is in the way of your hands when pushing. The tray in the middle is pretty small, not big enough to hold much except maybe keys or a small snack.
While pushing the stroller on a rough road, it constantly felt like the front wheel was weaving back and forth, which was bothering me, so I tried the rotation lock on the front wheel. It helped with the weaving, but it was nearly impossible to turn. I tried lifting the stroller up on the back wheels, even though they're not really big enough for that to work well, but then my son just leaned forward and tipped the stroller back onto all three wheels. Since I can't prevent him from leaning forward, I had to unlock the front wheel and just deal with the weaving.
I don't like that there are individual brakes on each wheel, but they're better than other similar wheel brakes I've tried. They actually work really easily and I definitely appreciate having the second "wing" for releasing the brake instead of having to kick up a single pedal. But I'm definitely too lazy to enjoy having to press or release a brake on both sides every time I stop and go.
The best and possibly redeeming feature of this stroller is the basket under the stroller. It is large and easy to access. It's great for carrying your diaper bag, blankets, groceries, or whatever you need. The other thing that I liked is that it works really well with the baby carrier car seat. It pops in nicely and is easy to remove.
So it's not the worst stroller you could buy, and it is cheap, but you really get what you pay for with this one. If you want a good stroller to last you through toddlerhood, I would recommend investing a little more into something that will actually work well and last longer.
This product review was collected by the manufacturer.