User Rating: Excellent
Ease of Use:
Pros:high manuveurability,light,compact and not too wide.
Cons:on the expensive side; no bells and whistles.
The Bottom Line: you won't make your life more difficult after purchasing this double stroller.
After extensive research, my mind was set on Peg Perego and Maclaren double strollers. They are the best names and more importantly have very good reviews. I test drove Peg Perego aria and actually my husband loved it better than me. I thought it was very nice, manuveuring much better than other cheaper models, light-weight and my kids being able to sit comfortably with armrests. I didn't like it for its bulkiness plus I did hear some people say it didn't move very well on the road sometimes. Today I was talking to my best friend on the phone when my maclaren rally double stroller arrived by UPS. My friend happened to have already purchased a Peg Perego and she said the only complaint she had is that it didn't manuveur as good as she had wanted and she felt the her babys--at similar ages as mine--are sort of heavy to push.
Recommend this product?
I tried mine. Everybody in the family loved it! So easy to move around on the road that my visiting dad was proud to spin the stroller around easily. Felt like pushing a single stroller! I was afraid it might be too wide. Oh no, it's perfect for two kids without jamming any door. I have a double front door. I thought I needed to open both doors to let the stroller out. I was surprised that it slid out of one door like a piece of cake. My 2-and-half-year-old and seven-month-old add up to 50 pounds but the stroller pushes like a breeze. The stroller can stand weight up to 110 pounds!
Right, it doesn't have bells and whistles as more luxury Maclaren strollers so all the mechanism with this model is the simple-and-good-for-travel kind. But actually that's exactly what I want. I am planning on a big trip abroad and would hate to have a suitcase-size Peg Perego to carry around in the back of a car trunk. Plus I had two single strollers before and I always preferred to use the compact and light one for its convenience.
I loved the two big pockets attached at the back of the canopy and the raincover comes in handy.
You get what you pay for. I am so glad I chose the Maclaren Rally. It's worth every penny of the money I spent.
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Amount Paid (US$): 209
Age Range of Child: 12 to 36 Months