Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Feature Product Review: Peg Perego Aria Twin 60/40
Recently, the Peg Perego Aria Twin 60/40 has been our stroller of choice for quick trips to the mall and grocery store.
It is perfect for us because it holds a car seat on one side (60 side) and a toddler on the other side.
There have been many things about this stroller that have impressed me during the last few weeks I have been using it.
Here is what I found:
This stroller arrived out of the box ready to go. All I needed to do was pop on the canopies and snack trays.
Opening this stroller is a dream. All you have to do is unlock the handle bar from each side and then give the stroller a tug. The whole things unfolds on its own and locks into place, ready to be used.
Closing it up is just as easy. Two levers on each side of the handles enable the whole stroller to close up when they are pushed.
Features:Once closed, the whole handle assembly sit low enough to let the stroller stand on its own. I like this because it's almost like having a helper when you are out shopping. Having a stroller that can stand on its own is a bonus when you have 2 screaming kids and 50 bags to load into your vehicle.
I really like the Aria 60/40 for a lot of reasons. It is a lightweight, compact, double stroller that drives nicely. Moms who need to carry a screaming baby and push the stroller will find the one hand push a breeze.
The shopping basket is a big enough to hold a diaper bag plus groceries if you need it to. It runs the whole length of the stroller.
Because it is equipped with 5 inch wheels, this stroller falls into the double umbrella category - except it has one advantage over it's competition. It accommodates a car seat (Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30)on one side. The 60/40 design gives parents of a toddler and newborn the option of using the '60' side for a car seat, while the toddler can sit in the '40' side.
Once your baby outgrows the car seat, you can switch the seating to have baby in the smaller side and move the bigger toddler over to the '60' side where they can have a bit more room.
Both sides feature their own canopies, snack trays and Peg Perego's freedom of movement 5-point harness.
Weighing in at just 19lbs, the Aria 60/40 is one of the lightest doubles on the market with more features than others. I highly recommend this stroller for families who are looking for a good stroller without breaking the bank. It is perfect for all travel including air travel because it folds up and locks so nicely. The side carrying handle also makes it easy to carry when not in use.
So far I have been pleasantly surprised by the fact that this stroller fits through all doorways - even smaller ones in older buildings.
In fact, the strollers width is rarely an issue until I am shopping in a store that has too much stuff crammed in the aisles.
At the end of the day I like that the Aria Twin pushes easily and that its a nice stroller for parents with children of different ages.
Offered in 3 colors - Titanio, Moka and Tango Red