5.00 rating Love this stroller by Kari, Chicago on January 1, 2004
I bought this stroller this summer (anticipating long get-in-shape walks), and I love it. We use it for shopping at the mall, going to church, and (occasionally) those long walks. My almost 3 year old twins tell me it's comfortable, and prefer it over all of their other transportation (umbrella strollers, wagon, Combi twin savvy). It's great at amusement parks, just remove the front bar, and they hop in and out by themselves.
5.00 rating Schwinn Safari SC905 double jogging stroller by Whitney, MI on January 1, 2004
I just received this today. It assembled easily - inside 10 minutes (and that's with a baby fussing and 2 year old "helping"). FABULOUS! In swivel mode it was a little wobbly for jogging, so I locked the front wheel. There was still enough movement to allow me to steer, but not so much that it was difficult to maneuver. In swivel mode, it was a DREAM for a brisk walk. The baby slept in the fully reclined mode while my 2 year old sat up and talked away. The shade is great, but it does act as a parachute when you walk against the wind. There is no hand break, so jogging down a hill might be a little scary. This one doesn't have a "leash" to attach you to the stroller to prevent run-away, I just took one off of our single stroller. The shade is great, but it does act as a parachute when you walk against the wind. There is no hand break, so jogging down a hill might be a little scary. This one doesn't have a "leash" to attach you to the stroller to prevent run-away, I just took one off of our single stroller.
4.00 rating Love the swivel and compact fold by Mary Kim, Sunnyvale, CA on January 1, 2004
I've had my jogger for a month now and I am very happy with it. I struggled a lot over buying a higher end jogger that has a stationary front wheel. But I am very pleased that I didn't do that. For me, the two greatest reasons for getting the jogger was its functionality and it portability. First of all, I wanted a jogger to help me get back into shape with my two boys (22mos. 3mos.) B/4 i had my kids, I would go to the gym 3-4 times a week. after they were born, I thought i could pick up jogging with them. But I really am not an avid jogger, and could not afford a costly buy on just a dream. So now we are part of the YMCA and I get to walk around with my kids at the park or the mall. This jogger is great for this type of recreation and can fit thru most (not all) doors. The swivel is awesome and makes the walks more enjoyable. My oldest son loves going for walks and having his little bro beside him. He also likes the bar across him to help prop himself up. The factor that sold me on this item was that it could fold compact enuf to fit into the trunk of a sedan. I tried out another expensive jogger, but it did not fit into my Camry. With the Safari, youcan pop off the wheels(though you don't need to) and fold it enuf to fit in nicely to the trunk (you need to release it from the latch to make it fold more). I can even fit my other single stroller in the trunk with it. The downside to this jogger is that the brake rubs against the wheel ( i think we'll use a bungie cord to lift it up) and the cover does not provide enough shade. Other than that, I am really happy with this purchase and my whole family is happy too.
4.00 rating Works for us by Betty, Milwaukee, WI on January 1, 2004
This stroller is great on and off paved surfaces. After using the Kolcraft single passenger Jeep stroller for two years, I feel that this is similar in performance. I would not use it for running as the brake bar can be accidentally stepped on causing a painful quick stop. I put my boys in it for daily walks since the youngest was 8 weeks. The removable (and washable) seat pads are great to help keep my little one supported. At 34 inches and 32 lbs, my 2 year old is comfortable and has room to grow. I do not use the 'nap bar'. There is a big pouch on the back of the stroller but I miss a molded plastic console for drinks. Storage below is divided, but hard to access. I have had no problems getting this through most commercial doorways. To get it in my house, it has to be folded. To put it in the van, I pop the front wheel up into the van and then push the rest in as I fold it. When it is folded, the plastic receiving ends for the nap bar make a nice handle to lift by.
3.00 rating A BEAST! (not that that's a bad thing...) by Adrienne, NY on January 1, 2004
Admittedly, we are not joggers. However, as we live in a snowy climate, we bought this stroller as our "Winter stroller". By this we mean that we needed something that was cozy enough to sit in with blankets or bunting bags, as well as something that would effortlessly push through snow & sleet. (We already had the lightweight Maclaren Rally twin for in and out of the car as well for use during Summer weather.) I must admit that so far, so good. The Schwinn is great; it's big & cozy & pushes nicely. HOWEVER, (and this is a big one), the stroller is huge. And really, heavy. It is nearly impossible to go shopping with this stroller because it doesn't fit through most doors, (or aisles) and it is tremendously bulky & difficult to lift. It also takes up quite a bit of room in our minivan. Honestly, the thing is a monster, a behamoth. But it pushes like butter through snow, and the kids are toasty warm with room to breathe. Actually it pushes effortlessly all the time- dry weather too!