The InStep Safari Double Swivel Stroller is the one to go for when you are looking for a double jogging stroller for a decent price. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles that more expensive competitors models have, but it will serve you efficiently when shopping, taking walks in the park or city center and of course when jogging.
The InStep Safari Double Swivel Stroller is actually at the bottom of our best double stroller list, but it offers the quality needed at a great price and we think that it will easily become the best double stroller for quite a lot of parents. Let’s figure out the pros and cons of the InStep double stroller and see what you are getting for your money.
First of all, as many other double jogging strollers, the InStep Safari is equipped with one 12 inch front swivelling wheel and two 16 inch rear ones. They are all pneumatic and require filling them with air from time to time. The great thing about that is that pneumatic wheels in comparison to others absorb the bumps extremely well and ensure a comfortable ride for your babies. The valve of the InStep double stroller wheels is slightly curved, so it is easy to access and to pump up with an air compressor or a bike tire pump.
The front wheel can be locked into place for a faster pace when jogging and unlocked to swivel freely when walking with the double stroller. The feel when pushing the stroller is of being lightweight and easy to take a walk with. It has a great maneuverability and in this sense the InStep double stroller even beats some of the double jogging strollers offered by more expensive brands.
The widest point of the InStep double stroller measures 32 inches that will make it fit through any standard doorways, but you have to be prepared that there will be places you can’t visit with the stroller. Some parents might get a feel of flimsiness when they first push the InStep Safari, but the double stroller is actually quite sturdy and easy to jog with.
The lightweight frame ends up with a rubberized handlebar that offers easy grip and parent's tray with little closed compartment and two cupholders. Yeah, the compartment is small, but you do not even get it with more expensive strollers, so it is a plus. The handlebar is not adjustable, but would fit very well anyone between 5’ and 6’ of height. The brake of the InStep Safari is manual and it is located on the side of the handlebar, but depending on your height you might feel it is a little bit low located and out of your reach.
In regards of the weight, I need to say that although it feels lightweight when pushing it, once folded it is heavy thing to lift up. The InStep double stroller weighs 38 pounds which is just above the average for the competition, but may be because it is somewhat bulky when folded it feels even heavier.
The InStep double stroller is quite easy to fold as you only release the two buttons on the sides of the handlebar, but as I said it is hard to lift up and it definitely won’t fit in a small trunk. It takes up quite a lot of storage space, so unless you own an SUV, forget about transporting the InStep Safari in the trunk.
Talking bout storage space, I need to mention to storage bin located under the seats. It is very generous, but you can’t really use it to a full extend as there is a divider in the middle. You can fit a lot of small items, but an entire big diaper bag would be hard to fit in.
Now let’s talk about the seats as they also have their pros and cons. They are big and roomy and take up to 50 pounds of weight each, so in regards of weight you will be able to accommodate even a 5 year old in them. On the other hand, they are 19 inch high, so taller children will not feel that comfortable. This is an important point, as some other brands offer enough space for 45 inch tall children that leads to using the double jogging stroller for longer.
If this is not a concern for you, then you will be completely ecstatic about the flip open kids tray that each seat is equipped with. The trays are located in a good distance from the seats, so your babies will not feel squished between the backrest and the tray even when in a completely upright position. Each seat reclines to nearly full flat position, I would say about 150 degrees that makes it comfortable for the tired little passengers to take a nap and has 5-point harness to ensure the safety of the babies.
The fabric is easy to wipe clean, but the seats as a whole could be better padded, as this is important for a double jogging stroller that is aimed to ensure comfortable ride for the babies, when the parents are jogging. The foot room for the little ones could have been bigger too, but it is just enough taken the fact that you can’t fit really tall kids in the stroller. Although the canopies might feel a bit flimsy, they are generous and have five points of adjustment, so your babies will be well protected from the sun.
Conclusion, the InStep double stroller is a great choice for parents on a budget in the need of a double jogging stroller. It offers good quality for the price and even some extras that other more expensive models do not have. It does require maintenance and has its cons, but in general you will be happy to have it and your babies will enjoy the walks out with their active parents.