Written on: 10/06/2012 by homershk
Been using this Jane Powertwin stroller approx 3 years now. Really fantastic. Kids are 5 and 3 years old now. The 5 year old insists sitting in the front while the 3 year old is very happy in the back.
We use it for e.g. Disneyland, and bringing the kids to school (20 minutes walk).
It's never let us down. Very easy to manoeuvre, easy to push, stable (although the single front wheel sometimes can be tricky).
We've used it on most of our holidays, even walking in the Swiss Alps on rough terrain.
And, what in fact ARE the alternatives when you have 2 kids? Side-by-side strollers really don't do it. With those it's close to impossible getting through normal doors, even walking on a not-to-wide pavement in the city. How about a standing board on a light stroller? Tried it; really terrible/impractical. Two strollers, one for each kid? Tried that too; not workable. One kid walking, the other in the stroller? Fine for short distances but e.g. a whole day at Disney is a crime.
Disadvantages? We absolutely disagree with those reviewers mentioning the size of the front seat. It's absolutely fine. A kid up to about 2 years old will be able to sit under the cover. When older & you insist on the kid not getting her vitamin D exposure to the sun, than buy one of those snap on sun-umbrella's. Perfect and it'll cost you USD 20 at most. Our 5 year old still sits in the front without trouble.
The only disadvantage we see is that the powertwin is really quite bulky after folding, with the front wheel sticking out annoyingly. It's not a huge disadvantage though.