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post #21 of 34
I LOVE my Zooper! It even fits into my tiny ford escort station wagon.. And very easily into my mothers van.
post #22 of 34

great advice...

thanks for posting your experiences with strollers.
post #23 of 34
I don't have a ton of analysis to offer, but we went with the MBUD. I had read through a bunch of the past stroller threads here and looked at some other online reviews. I found a new in box deal on the previous season's stock when the new ones were just coming out, so I ordered on eBay. At the time, I had shopped hard and it was the lowest price I could find.

Someone mentioned a stroller with a canopy that extends far and provides true shade. I think that would be really nice, so if you could find that in a model basically comparable to the MBUD (I forget which one that was in this thread--maybe the BOB?), maybe that would be the best choice.
post #24 of 34
MBUD HANDS DOWN.You can put a newborn in it as it lays flat.It works like a charm on sand,snow,ice,hiking trails.I love ours.We have had ours nearly five years and apart from the squirrels eating the plastic windon on top of the hood(I have never left a bagel on there since!!) and a bit of sun fade,ours still works like new.I run with ours too,pretty fast.It handles the bumpy sidewalks well at speed and my kids are comfy in it.Also my six year old hitches a ride on the footplate sometimes and I can still push it around corners and in doors with one hand.
It fits in the back of our Odyssy fold flat,you just have to make sure that the front wheels are not in the locked position and you can secure it closed with the wrist strap.
Also if you have a minivan and the back row is flat,you can put this stroller in without folding it.(no more of that for me once this new babe arrives
These are pricey but you wont be disappointed
post #25 of 34
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I am lusting a Maclaren Twin.
What sort?

Graco now makes a double ... called the Ipo ... it compares VERY favorably to the Maclaren Techno, I think - the nicer one... I have seen both in person and for the money the Graco is the way to go...

But I'm lusting for a twin jogger...

The Baby Jogger City Series mini double is awesome, my only reservations on it are it is kind of small, compared to the Elite. A large 4yo easily fits in the elite - but that thing is a beast.

Neither are true "joggers" though. The mini, I think, is not even meant for rough terrain. I think the elite can be used on uneven terrain, but not really meant for jogging (I think - not sure why)

I may need to look into this MBUD everyone loves...

I have seen/tried a BOB dualie - it was pretty nice... but seemed small, compared again to the Elite. I had my son in an elite when he was 4 and he fit very nicely.
post #26 of 34
Fwiw, on the Maclaren Twin Techno - I know some people love them and I can see how their small size has it's place - but I test drove one thinking I'd want it and it felt like a plasticy cheap piece of crap, to be perfectly honest. It's just not something that felt well made or that would hold up. The MBUD (which we ended up buying) was just in a whole different ballpark - solid, quality, wonderful to "drive", etc, etc. I loved it!
post #27 of 34
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Originally Posted by 2+twins View Post
Fwiw, on the Maclaren Twin Techno - I know some people love them and I can see how their small size has it's place - but I test drove one thinking I'd want it and it felt like a plasticy cheap piece of crap, to be perfectly honest. It's just not something that felt well made or that would hold up. The MBUD (which we ended up buying) was just in a whole different ballpark - solid, quality, wonderful to "drive", etc, etc. I loved it!
Maclaren is NOT worth the hype, IMO. But seriously if you want something compact and light and in the same vein - seek out the Ipo. The Baby Depot near us has them as does a store called USA Baby - are they national? It will NOT scratch your itch if want you want is big and beefy and joggery - but if you want small and light and easy to get in and out of the car - it is nice. It pushes nice and smooth, folds small and easy - would be great for doctors visits, museams, things like that.
post #28 of 34
Thread Starter 

Thanks!!

YEEE HAH!!
OK, so after scoping returnsforsale.com, I bought my MBUD this morning!!!! It's RED, and I cannot wait for it to get here!!

Anyone have recommendations for a 'parent console' .... the thingy that will hold my cup, keys, etc??

Thanks you all!!
post #29 of 34
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Originally Posted by Kendra_ View Post
I LOVE my Zooper! It even fits into my tiny ford escort station wagon.. And very easily into my mothers van.

Hi Kendra!!
How are the boys???
post #30 of 34
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Originally Posted by DiannaK View Post
YEEE HAH!!
OK, so after scoping returnsforsale.com, I bought my MBUD this morning!!!! It's RED, and I cannot wait for it to get here!!

Anyone have recommendations for a 'parent console' .... the thingy that will hold my cup, keys, etc??

Thanks you all!!
Woohoo! You're gonna LOVE it! As far as a console - I don't know if there's anything nice out there these days. What I bought for mine was a Liquid Holster - that was pretty nice. I also had a Valco cup holder (it was a free gift with a purchase I made). In both cases I had to fasten the cup holders to the side of the stroller bar which isn't ideal (neither would fit over the padding that goes across the back of the bar where your hands go). The problem with this setup is that it makes the stroller too wide to fit through some doors and aisles. I'd have to take the drink out and flip the holder up and out of the way and then put it back down afterwards. It wasn't a big deal but clearly not ideal. I used the zippered pouch down by the basket for keys & stuff. There are also 2 water bottle type holders down there that work well for kids drinks or other closed bottles/cans.
post #31 of 34
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I used the zippered pouch down by the basket for keys & stuff. There are also 2 water bottle type holders down there that work well for kids drinks or other closed bottles/cans.
Zippered pouch? Water bottle holders? I keep learning about new stuff to look for on my own (evidently underexplored) MBUD!

I'm glad you made your decision, Dianna! I'm sure you'll be very happy with it. Rrrrrred!
post #32 of 34
I have a BOB Duallie Console (here) that works for most double joggers that have a handlebar like that. It attaches with velcro straps, so it's quite adjustable. Since the BOB and MBUD are pretty much the same width, I'd imagine it would work.
I got mine at REI...their picture (here) is better, too.
post #33 of 34
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Originally Posted by DiannaK View Post
OK, so after scoping returnsforsale.com, I bought my MBUD this morning!!!!
That is a good site to know about (and I wish I'd known!) I think you got a very good price. Still (always) a chunk o' change, though.
post #34 of 34

Mountain Buggy Urban Double

Does the MBUD require any additional accessories to make it suitable for newborns? I know I won't be able to run with newborns, but am already planning on lots of walk in the sun with my soon-to-be born twins and toddler.

I love that it can be used for newborns all the way up to 3-4 years... seems so much more economical in the long run than buying two strollers...

Thanks!
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