User Rating: Excellent
Ease of Use:
Pros:Very lightweight, easy to collapse, rotating sun canopy
The Bottom Line: Expensive, but the quality really shows.
This is not a cheap stroller. I can't believe I paid $275 for a stroller! But, as my dad always said, you get what you pay for.
Recommend this product?
I looked at a lot of jogging strollers, but this was the only one I could find (at the time, there are more now) that had a rotating canopy. Most of the joggers have a fixed canopy that is useless when facing the setting or rising sun -- I walk a lot in the late afternoon and, since we live at 8000+ feet altitude, knew that this feature was critical.
Another plus is that the Dreamer Design includes a wind/rain hood with purchase, while other comparable stroller offer this feature as an accessory, charging an additional $40 to $60.
The Dreamer Design does have a couple of drawbacks -- first, the seat isn't very padded, although my son didn't seem to mind. I did purchase a sheepskin pad for it, which makes me feel better, though honestly, I don't think he cared at all. Second, the reclining mechanism is simply a strap that you can tighten or loosen across the back of the seat -- unfortunately, instead of having two adjustable straps that link together, only one side is adjustable. Thus, when you loosen it to recline the seat, the baby tends to slip to one side. Again, I think I notice this more than my son -- he falls asleep regardless. The last negative is a minor one -- it doesn't come with a bottle holder. No biggie, obviously, but such a feature would be nice.
In comparing strollers, the quality of the Dreamer Design is glaringly evident -- less expensive strollers aren't nearly as smooth or lightweight (the Dreamer Design is aluminum and amazingly light). I found other strollers to just feel "cheap" while the Dreamer Design has a very solid, high quality feel.
Amount Paid (US$): 279
Age Range of Child: 0 to 12 Months