Combi Twin Sport Stroller: Two Can Ride For The Weight Of One
The Combi Twin Sport stroller ($200) is a nice option for those who need a lightweight and portable stroller for two kids.
At only 22 pounds, the Twin Sport weighs less than many full-featured single strollers and it accommodates two kids up to 45 pounds each.
Assembly and Fold
The Twin Sport came together really in just a few minutes. The fold is just like the Combi single strollers. First they fold in half forward, then again lengthwise. The fold isn’t super tight. It’s a bit gangly with wheels sticking out. But it’s only about the size of a full-size single stroller and it’s really easy to fold. It stands and can be wheeled around while folded and it has a convenient carrying strap that doesn’t get in the way when you’re pushing.
Ride and Maneuverability
We find that you really get what you pay for in the maneuverability category, and lightweight strollers usually don’t handle as well as their heavier counterparts. The Twin Sport doesn’t have a particularly luxurious ride. There’s some flex to the frame, particularly when loaded with two wiggling toddlers, and there’s some wheel noise. Small, plastic wheels don’t do much for rough terrain but individual brakes do work well for the back wheels. The push bar is slick, hard plastic and it made me wish for some kind of texture for grip. I also tended to step on the center pair of back wheels from time to time. Still, my two boys, ages 1 and 3, rode comfortably and I wouldn’t hesitate to use this stroller on trips.
Seat and Recline
Both seats are well padded and recline quite far back with a Nylon strap and buckle system. They have 5-point safety harnesses and a fixed foot rest that was too high for my 3-year-old son. The passengers have flexible toddler bars and three cup holders.
Each sun shade has a pocket for parents’ stuff but there is no accessory bar or cup holder for parents. Two large baskets are bisected by a rod that’s part of the frame, but it really doesn’t affect their capacity much. Elastic mesh keeps belongings secure.
Both children have individual, moderately sized sun shades that can be adjusted separately. Each has a small, mesh window with a Velcro closure.
Pros: The seats are well padded and the kids have three compartments for their snacks and drinks. At 22 pounds, it’s very light for a double stroller.
Cons: The ride can’t be described as smooth or quiet, but my kids didn’t complain. There is no parent cup holder.
Final Verdict: The Combi Twin Sport is ideal for travelers or for those who need an additional double stroller for Grandma’s house or Daddy’s car. I wouldn’t recommend it for everyday, hard use but it could go on vacation without any complaints.
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