A stroller is one of the biggest purchases new parents make and it can be a daunting task searching the internet for reviews, looking for the highest quality product at a reasonable price. I was recently in this position myself. My boys are 15 months apart, which means that there has been this long period where one walks well but tires easily/and or I must have a place to strap him in when in a store, and the other was only crawling/newly walking. As much as I was hoping to avoid a double stroller due to the shear size of them, it was inevitable, so we made the big purchase a couple of months ago and purchased the InSTEP Run Around LTD Double 2008 Jogging Stroller.
When looking for a stroller I knew what I didn’t want more than I knew what I did want. I knew that I really wanted a side by side, and I wanted something on the small side, hopefully with the ability to pass through a regular sized doorway. So I began my search, and I found one I loved, but unfortunately it was completely out of my price range at around $650US, so I continued on to find the InSTEP Run Around. The reviews were pretty positive so I decided to go ahead and order.
For the $200US or so that this stroller costs, it is totally worth it. Although I can’t pass through my smaller side doorways in my old country home, I can pass through doorways when we are out, in fact my home is the only place this has happened, and why would you need to stroll around inside anyway right? I love how easily it folds also, it’s a one handed which is really helpful with one child on my hip. Another great feature is the canopy with a sun visor, so I can peak in and see what the kids are up to , and finally one of the greatest features is the massive tires. This is obviously a jogging stroller, and they do have big tires, but I needed the big tires more for the terrain around my home, and it is perfect for that.
The only downside, the stroller doesn’t seem to be especially comfortable for the children. The back seems to almost sink in a bit at the bottom, but luckily this is easily remedied with a folded up receiving blanket or something of the likes at the bottom to give some extra support. All in all I think that the InSTEP Run Around LTD Double 2008 Jogging Stroller was a good purchase and I would certainly recommend to other parents looking for a good deal on a great stroller.
Rating Out of 10: 7
Would You Recommend? Yes
Likes? One handed folding, narrowness
Dislikes? A bit uncomfortable for the kids
Where To Find: Strollers.com On sale w/ free shipping