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Old 10-15-2012, 10:52 AM   #1
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Need a stroller rec...

We have a Graco Duoglider double stroller (I HATE IT!).
Anyway, we drive a caravan and the double stroller literally takes up the entire cargo area. So I want something smaller, like a nice lightweight/umbrella single or double stroller.
Here are the features I want:

Light
Small fold
Easy to fold
Easy to steer
ability to attach my Graco Snugride 35
50+ lb weight limit
Sturdy (hubby is really picky about this one)
Under or as close to $300 as possible

My sons are 2 and 4, and both would ride in it on occasion. So needs to fit them as well as a newbie. This would mainly be for a trip to the grocery store, or quick trip to the mall. We will probably pull out the Duoglider for things like the zoo, etc Particularly when dh is around to steer the dumb thing. Oh, and I am short (5'3") and dh is 6'...

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Old 10-15-2012, 11:19 AM   #2
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Re: Need a stroller rec...

What about a Joovy Big Caboose? It is thin when it folds up, but it is also pretty long.

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Old 10-15-2012, 11:21 AM   #3
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Re: Need a stroller rec...

I've been drooling over the Kolcraft Contours as well...

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B008H3T65W/ref=nosim/chrisficti-20
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:21 PM   #4
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Used to have a Duoglider and couldn't stand how huge it was either! We just got the Graco Room for 2 Stand and Ride stroller a couple months ago, and I love it. It's fairly new--Graco's verson of a sit and stand. It folds up to about the same size as our old single stroller. We have a chrysler town and country (same thing as the caravan), and I can stand it up vertically in the back of the cargo area to make room for other stuff. The only drawback is that when my snugride is attached, there's not a ton of room for my 2 year old to sit on the little jumpseat, but it works and she doesn't seem bothered. I just notice that she has to lean forward somewhat.
The cheapest deal is at Walmart $123.99 and shipped to the store for free.
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I should add that five year old rides in it sometimes too and it works fine. The weight limit for each seat is 50 lbs., though.
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:23 PM   #6
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:18 AM   #7
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Re: Need a stroller rec...

I think Maclaren Techno XT be the stroller that you need. Maclaren is a well known brand and all their products known for their good services.Maclaren Techno XT stroller has superior comfort, performance and sporty style, handy storage,height adjustable handles.
Some of the retailer i searched on Google are:
http://www.strollinginstyle.com/
http://www.lussobaby.ca/
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:47 AM   #8
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Honestly, I think all the ones that hold the carseats are pretty clunky. We have had three combi side by sides and I LOVE them. They fold into a small little rectange and I used to throw the thing in front of the second row in my town and country and it didn't eat ANY trunk room. Plus the seats recline.
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I've been drooling over the Kolcraft Contours as well...

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B008H3T65W/ref=nosim/chrisficti-20
I just got this in Valencia gold for under $200 from amazon during the amazon mom event. I haven't used it yet as I only have 1 lo (expecting second in September, I know I bought it a week after I got by positive). Anyways, its great! It has a huuuge basket, both seats are independtly adjustable and reclinable, it comes with a car seat adapter, folds with both seats on, is about the size of a graco travel system stroller when folded with both seats on, about 30 lbs with both seats, steers very well, and is very well built. The seats each have a weight limit of 40 lbs, and I find them much roomier than the graco ready to grow (I looked at it in bru and target) and its definitely more sturdy than the graco, though it takes more space floor wise when pushing it than the graco.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:19 AM   #10
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My vote is on the Maclaren Techno. Seems like everything your looking for.

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