Pros: Light- 13 lbs., reclining seat, adjustable footrest, storage basket, nice accessories, roomy
Cons: Non adjustable handles, no parent/child tray, seat doesn't recline flat.
I needed an umbrella stroller for my 10 month old son that would grow with him until he is 3 years old. So, I spent weeks on research and in stores trying out different models. I liked the Zooper Twist, but there aren't too many stores that carry them to try them out. So I took a chance and ordered it online. And I am glad I did- it's the best umbrella stroller out there. After using our Graco travel system- the Zooper seems so light, though it is a little heavier than other umbrella strollers I tried. I love the design- it's very roomy and practical and modern looking at the same time. The seat reclines (4 positions), but beware- it does not recline flat! It reclines very easy (not that string that you have to struggle with all the time!). The instructions say that it is good for babies from 3 months and up. Though, I would not suggest using it for the baby younger than 6 months. The baby should be able to sit up and because of a roomy design and loose straps of this stroller, a small baby will slump and 'disappear' in it (especially if you put the boot on- you can't even see the baby in there).
It has a decent storage bag underneath, which is not accessible if the seat is reclined (but none of the umbrella strollers are different ether). It has an adjustable foot rest- I love this part! The material is nice, and the seat padding is pretty good- my son seams very comfortable in this stroller. The ride is very smooth and easy to maneuver with one hand. It has a mesh bottle holder (no parent/child tray). The one thing I wish it had is- the adjustable handles. I am 5'6", even though I don't have to bend when I am steering the stroller, but after a prolonged walk, my shoulders do get tired from being a little slumped.
Other than that- I love the Zooper. It folds very quick and easy with one hand and it takes a 1/4 of my trunk. It comes with a foot muff, rain cover and UV shade cover (the two covers come in a little bag that clips onto the stroller).
So, if you are looking for an umbrella stroller for an older child, that reclines, has an adjustable foot rest, is light and cheaper than the Maclaren (and better too!) I would recommend Zooper Twist.