View Full Version : Which Graco double is the best?
08-15-2005, 11:57 AM
I remember reading somewhere that Graco makes a good double stroller. I'm looking for one that is affordable and easy to maneuver around.
When I went to BRU to check it out--they had a couple different ones by Graco. Which is the best one?
08-15-2005, 04:43 PM
Does it have to be a Graco? BBB gives the company a 'C' rateing. What do you want to use the stroller for?
08-15-2005, 05:26 PM
Well, I hate to disagree.....but I'm going to. :) In my experience, the Graco doubles are horrendous. I used one with my twin cousins (now 2 years old) and that thing was a monster. Soooooo heavy, difficult to push even with two petite girls, no maneuverability to speak of, and when it was folded, it took up most of the trunk in the Envoy. I have heard that with one older child and one younger, it can be better to have a tandem because of the weight difference between the kiddos, but I definitely wouldn't recommend the Graco.
If you tell us what you will be using it for (neighborhood walks, the mall, outside trails, etc.) I'm sure people will give you excellent suggestions. One thing to do is that if you can, take your child to the store to try out the strollers before you decide. Not every kid will like every stroller, and you don't want to end up with one your toddler hates.
08-15-2005, 08:56 PM
I could have sworn I read on here somewhere that the Graco made a great double stroller. I'm glad I asked before I wasted $$ on one!
I'm looking for a stroller to be used for mostly shopping centers and around my neighborhood (sidewalks). The most important thing to me is the maneuverability.
My daughter will be 3 next month when my baby is born.
Any advice is greatly appreciated!!!
Mommy to a sweet baby boy
08-16-2005, 12:13 AM
What is your price range? Is your older dd light or heavy? I ask this because some strollers have a lower weight limit than others.
I only have 1 dc but i have heard many good things about Phil & Teds E3, it looks like a really cool stroller.
I would reccomend a SBS versus a tandem because they are much easier to maneuver and if you get one that is no more than 30 inches wide it will fit through almost all doorways, all that are handicap assesible.
08-16-2005, 03:41 AM
Daisy, their quality is pretty bad. If you neeed to buy something inexpensive, I recommend the Chicco Citta or Velocitta Twin. I have seen them on Ebay, brand new, for under $100. They are a little wider and heavier than I would like to see. But otherwise, they are very nice strollers for the price.
08-17-2005, 06:59 AM
You can't help but see a dozen of these on every trip to every mall in America...and I'm sure *someone* loves them! But they probably just don't have the advice of Strollerqueen to go on and have no idea how many better choices are out there :)
Julie CPS Tech and mom to 2 in seats
08-17-2005, 09:00 AM
Welcome to the wonderful world of stroller frenzy! :) You may suffer from some major sticker shock in the next day or so as you do your research, but the way I looked at it (when researching for my double stroller) was, "Do I want to spend over $150 on something that will break, squeak, and generally make me swear under my breath every time I use it, or should I fork over the extra dough for the ammenities that a nicer stroller brings?" I chose the latter, of course, and don't regret one penny! :) I say that because I was able to get my double before the price went up $80 recently, but that's a whole different thread...
Do some research on these boards about double strollers--then go out and about with a critical eye (and EAR)--you won't believe how horrible those Graco doubles sound in the malls... they creak and heave and every mother pushing them seems totally worn out.
Something I hadn't considered when I purchased mine (Phil & Ted's Kiwi e3v2) is that it would have resale value.
Good luck, and have fun! You can check out StrollerSWAP to see if someone's selling a used double that will suit your needs.
08-17-2005, 09:02 PM
is a surprisingly good stroller! It is hard to find in stores, can find 1 pattern online still. It is a mystery as to why Graco pushes that horrible tandem and all but eliminated the Duo Rider SBS.
A while back a BB poster here got one used and fixed it up and she loved it.
I used one for babysitting and it was nice and held up well.
08-18-2005, 10:47 AM
How heavy is it Katie? I can't find the weight listed or I am just too tired this morning. :)
08-18-2005, 12:35 PM
I just used one at someone else's while sitting, I have never owned it myself. From what I recall it must have been in the 20 pound range. It is not the greatest stroller but it is decent, especially if you get a used bargain. Sorry I don't have more details.
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