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InStep Safari Swivel Double Jogging Stroller 4 Star Rating: Cheapism Good Pick
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For the most part, InStep Safari Swivel Double reviews praise this budget jogging stroller. At Walmart, parents' InStep Safari Swivel Double reviews say it's roomy enough for two and the separate sun canopies and trays help prevent sibling squabbles. They also note that it manages the demands of both jogging and walking, rolling smoothly over paved and more natural surfaces, like grass fields and dirt paths. Casual users appreciate its turn-on-a-dime action and ability to glide through wheel-chair size doorways, according to InStep Safari Swivel Double reviews, while joggers welcome the locking feature on the front swivel wheel, which they stress must be activated even for fast walking; the consequences of not doing so, InStep Safari Swivel Double reviews caution, are shaking and vibrations that can unnerve both child and adult. Parents assert that passengers' weight and size differences don't upset balance or rolling smoothness.

Despite the many votes of support for this model, we found some quibbling about several features and performance characteristics. A few InStep Safari Swivel Double reviews at sites like Toys R Us and Target gripe about needing to refill the tires often, the 37-pound weight, and the side-by-side seating arrangement, which makes it hard or sometimes impossible to push the stroller through a standard doorway and doesn't leave much room in a car trunk for anything else. Others grumble about the steep angle of recline on the seats, stating that they go back too far even in the forward-most position.

The steel-frame Safari Swivel Double jogging stroller (starting at $160, Amazon) holds two kids up to 50 pounds each. The seats recline separately and each features a retractable sun canopy, removable seat pad, swivel-away activity trays, height-adjustable 5-point safety harness, and wrist strap. There's a foot brake for the 16-inch rear wheels and a lock for the 12-inch front swivel wheel, which should be activated for jogging. This stroller boasts a zero-degree turn radius and quick-release wheels for storage or transport. It's also equipped with a parent tray and under-seat storage basket.

Positive assessments of this double jogger earn it a spot on our list despite some concerns about its weight and a design issue here and there. In general, parents seem to like this model, finding it easy to maneuver and comfortable for the kids.

by Raechel Conover (Google+ Profile) – July 17, 2012
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