Eva, 17 months:
Ian, almost 4 years:
We bought a Mountain Buggy Urban Double Elite Stroller last Christmas and the only thing we regret about that purchase is that we didn't do it sooner. It pushes like a dream, even goes over snow. Curt likes to take them in the 5K Fun Runs in it, but it is great just strolling around. It is also nice when I share a babysitter because the babysitter can take Eva and the other child to the playground easily.
On this trip, I brought my 2006 Inglesina Zippy stroller on the plane. I am going to leave it at my parents' house and bring the 2010 Mountain Buggy Terrain stroller back in its place! I have a MacLaren Volo as well and it is a great lightweight umbrella stroller.
I am not a serious running (or even a non-serious jogger), but I love the smooth push of jogging strollers. Since I fall into the "urban" category more than the "runner" category, I like the flexible of a multi-position wheel. The MBT can be fixed rear for sand and snow, fixed forward for running on pavement or in swivel mode for strolling around. I will probably use it in swivel mode most of the time. I love that I don't have to tip the stroller back to go over curbs or fight the stroller on hills.
Some of the features that I like:
*Multi-position wheel as previously described
*Large air-filled tires
*Harness adjusts without rethreading (love this!)
*Metal & plastic foot plate (easier to keep clean than fabric)
*Foot break for parking and hand break for running
*Better canopy than older models of Mountain Buggy
*Sleeker look than other comparable strollers
It comes with two water bottle holders and a bumper bar. I bought a tire pump (I think it really should come with one, but it wasn't that much), a rain cover (because I live in Seoul and it rains a lot) and a travel bag. We travel frequently, but even one airline trip, even if you gate check, can destroy a stroller so I strongly suggest a travel bag if you are going to take it on a plane.
Curt is going to run with it in a 5K over Labor Day so we'll be able to put it to the test.
Great-Grandma agrees it is a dream to push:
Eva enjoying the view: