Stroller Review: Valco Baby Twin Double Latitude
Filed under: Baby Essentials
The Basics: The stroller weighs 30 pounds. Good from birth to 45 pounds per seat. 28.75 inches at the widest point when it's unfolded. Collapses to 31 by 28.75 by 11 inches.
The Lowdown: It's not often that you'll find a double stroller that's tough enough to handle rain, wind, snow and rough terrain, but small enough to lift into the trunk of a midsized sedan (and still have room for groceries!); but that's what you get with Valco Baby's Twin Double Latitude.
Large tires, albeit not air-filled, lend to a smooth ride, even over sand and muddy grass. The continuous handle bar makes one-handed steering a breeze. You won't be able to hang any bags or purses from the back of the stroller, but there is ample storage below.
We also appreciate the Twin Double Latitude's one-handed fold and surprising ability to be stored. It's more compact that comparable models we tested. Plus, the folded configuration of the stroller allows you to pull it behind you like a rollerboard suitcase.
The one major problem with the win Double Latitude stroller is the size of the seats. The seats are shallow and narrow. Plus, we found that older children we're constrained by the high-placement of the footrest. For a $400 tag, the Latitude for 2 should last you most of your stroller years. Unfortunately, children grow out of this stroller in three years at best.
You'll Want It If: You want a stroller that's a combination of narrow and lightweight and able to handle rough terrain, a long walk and inclement weather.The Valco Baby Twin Double Latitude Compact Baby Stroller is available for $480 on Amazon.