The First Years Jet Review

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Despite some gripes about kicking the back of this stroller while pushing, The First Years Jet receives high marks for easy maneuvering and comfort. It boasts the same features as the Ignite but is slightly smaller.

The First Years Jet reviews, by the hundreds, are complimentary about the ride, the design, and the low price of this umbrella stroller. Parents like the way it handles -- one The First Years Jet review at Diapers.com says it easily navigates bumps and curbs and others report it maneuvers and steers with aplomb during vacations and visits with relatives -- so much so that some have decided to make it their stroller of choice for everyday use. The First Years Jet reviews at Amazon often note its superiority over other models owing to the one-handed open and easy folding, semi-reclining seat, higher handles, and heavier weight capacity. Moreover, The First Years Jet reviews assert that kids travel in comfort.

And yet, some The First Years Jet reviews lay out a series of complaints, many reminiscent of those lodged against its sibling Ignite. For example, users grouse about a seat that reclines just a few inches, under-seat storage that's a hassle to use, and a visor that barely protects against the sun. Some adults, even a few who consider themselves short, say their feet hit the back when pushing the stroller.

Weighing in at 11.5 pounds, The First Years Jet (starting at $39, Amazon) can accommodate children up to 50 pounds. It features a five-point harness to secure little passengers firmly in place, an adjustable and removable sun canopy, a multi-position reclining seat, a one-handed fold mechanism, and rear brakes on the four sets of 6-inch double wheels. Extras include a parent organizer pouch on the handles and a small storage basket under the seat. It comes with a one-year limited warranty.

The First Years Jet is a smaller, less pricey alternative to the Ignite that includes many of the same desirable features. Given the solid show of user support for this model, there's little reason to hesitate if this is the price that fits your budget.

Raechel Conover

Raechel Conover is a freelance writer whose work has appeared on Yahoo, blogs, and other websites. She's a self-confessed shopaholic and frugal mom, always scouring the sale and clearance racks for deals and taking full advantage of free community activities and events with her husband and young sons.

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