Monday, August 2, 2010
Graco Stadium Duo
Price: RM 2350 including postage
Introducing the Graco Stadium Duo
Graco Stadium Duo is one of the most popular and highly sought for double pushchairs around, and it's easy to see why. As a tandem pushchair, there are inconveniences that will be inherent to it, but Graco Stadium Duo manages to offer an all-round impressive performance - all at an unbelievably affordable price.
Find out here if it is the right double buggy for you, as we explore its Pros and Cons.
Graco Stadium Duo: The Pros
For a tandem, it is actually easy to fold and has a self-catching clip. It folds in a concertina style and can fit in the boot of most medium sized cars. It also stands on its own when folded, making it easier to store.
The pushchair comes with 2 adjustable hoods with windows. This will enable you to see what your babies are doing while you travel.
The brakes are easy to engage and disengage in a single motion. The front wheels are swivel wheels that can be locked when going over rougher terrains.
What is great about this baby stroller is the play trays that can be used to place food and toys for your babies entertainment. You will also love the adjustable shoulder restraints, great if you have fast growing babies.
The front seat has 2 recline positions and is suitable from 6 months to 3 years, and comes with an apron. The rear seat on the other hand has 4 positions, from flat to completely upright.
It also comes with a head support for newborn babies. Another feature you'll find really useful about the seats is the removable and washable seat covers.
Graco Stadium Duo: The Cons
Note that when buying tandem pushchairs, there will be issues inherent to this type of pushchair because of its structure. Tandems are supposed to accommodate 2 children, so naturally its length will be longer than average pushchairs, and it will be heavier, too.
So for the convenience of having one stroller for 2 children, you may have to learn to put up with using a pushchair that's bulky, heavy, difficult to carry, more difficult to manoeuvre than a single stroller, and harder to push.
Lastly, it doesn't come with other useful accessories like a compatible car seat, rain cover, or changing bag. However this is reflected on the price so if you want these accessories you can just get them as extras.
The Graco Stadium Duo isn't the lightest nor the most compact of pushchairs out there, however the price, comfort, practicality and features make it a very good option for anyone looking for transporting two children of different ages, especially those on a budget.
Graco Stadium Duo: Specifications
Type Tandem or Double Pushchair
Folded W 56 x D 60 x L 125 cm
Weight 14 kg (30.8 lbs)
Wheels 4 wheels, front 2 are lockable swivel wheels
Suitable from birth? Yes
Car seat compatible? Yes
Car seat included? No
1-handed folding No
Seat reversible No
Adjustable Handle No
Adjustable back rest Yes
Adjustable leg rest No
Graco Stadium Duo is Available in Colours