Stoller Review: Graco Quattro Tour Duo

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Graco Quattro Tour Duo Stroller

The Basics: 39 pounds. Good from birth to 90 pounds. 22.3 inches at the widest point when it's unfolded. Collapses to 40 by 22.3 by 18 inches.

The Lowdown: The Graco Quattro Tour Duo is a sturdy tandem. The rear seat of the stroller is suitable for newborns, but also accommodates two car seats for families with twins. The rear seat is raised to provide maximum comfort for the back rider, and it also fully reclines. However, the front seat has a limited recline and is better suited for older children.

The Graco Quattro Tour Duo is made for families who like to use their stroller as an alternative to their vehicle. It's great for taking to a picnic or on a daytime outing. The storage basket is ample and has a unique function that lowers the basket for easy access. Both seats are outfitted with a snack and drink holder. The stroller also has two cup holders and a storage tray for parents.

The major drawback to this tandem, however, is its size. At less than 23 inches, the frame is relatively narrow, but it's heavy. Many double strollers on the market weigh almost half as much as the 39-pound Quattro Tour Duo. Add in the weight of two children and everything that's in that enormous storage basket, and this stroller is a beast. Parents will find it difficult to maneuver with two hands over even smooth terrain, despite the U-shaped handle which was designed to aid maneuverability. Tackling playground mulch or grass is impossible. Even going up a curb is difficult.

You'll Want It If: You're in the market for a budget-friendly tandem stroller with tons of storage space.

Editor's note: In January 2010, Graco recalled more than 1.5 million strollers produced between 2004 and 2008. The Graco Quattro Tour Duo was not a part of this recall. More information about the recall, including what models were recalled can be found here.

The Graco Quattro Tour Duo Stroller is available for $249 at Amazon.

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