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The Kolcraft Cloud Side by Side Umbrella Stroller is one of the best lightweight double strollers that you could find when you are on a budget. It is simple and does exactly what a double umbrella stroller is designed to do, it is easy to maneuver, fold and store. The Kolcraft Double Umbrella Stroller doesn’t have a lot of fancy features, but it will serve you well as a non-primary double stroller to take with you when travelling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When I said it's the best lightweight double stroller, I really meant it as the Kolcraft stroller weighs only 21 lbs. It has a compact fold and easily fits into the smallest car trunk. Folding it takes a few steps, but it is still quite easy. You just need to pull both red levers underneath each seat and squeeze the stroller together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is a safety hook that needs to be placed in order for the Kolcraft umbrella to stay folded. It doesn't have a carry handle, but you can easily lift it up and store it wherever you want. Here are the numbers for the folded dimensions: 13"L x 12.5"W x 43.5"H and unfolded : 31"L x 31"W x 38.5"H.

If you have noticed the width of the Kolcraft Double Stroller is of 31 inch that will take you safely through any standard doorway, but only in case you haven’t attached the parent’s cup holder that comes with it. I think the cupholder is a nice touch and I guess the only “fancy” feature that the Kolcraft Double umbrella Stroller offers, but it does get on the way when going through doors, on the other hand, wider frame means roomier seats.

 

 

 

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Each seat is comfortable and spacious and takes up to 35 lbs each. Depending of course on your kids, you can carry even a 4 or 5 year old in this stroller but it is certainly not convenient for small babies as the seats are equipped with a 3-point harness that goes only around the children's waists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each seat is also equipped with adjustable foot rests and recline individually. The recline is not fully flat, but good enough for your little one to take a nap. There are clips you need to detach and attach from the frame in order to get the seats to recline, that I find somewhat cumbersome compared to the overall simplicity of the Kolcraft double stroller. What makes it up for the clunky reclining mechanism are the all-weather seat pads that you can roll up on a hot day. That way the entire back of the seat turns into a massive mesh ventilation window that your kids lay on and the rolled-up pads act as little pillows for the little passenger’s heads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The canopies that the Kolcraft Double Stroller comes with are massive and they really provide sun protection to your kids. Again a little bit of additional work when pulling the canopies up and down are the clips that you need to push up and down, located on the side of each canopy. It is not a big of a deal, but you need to have it in mind in order not to break these clips and find yourself with a flimsy canopy.

The Kolcraft Double umbrella Stroller sits on six sets of double 6 inch plastic wheels where the front ones swivel for a better maneuverability. Talking about maneuverability, the Kolcraft Double Stroller turns in a dime, but it performs best on smooth surfaces. If you overpass the weight limit, you will definitely have troubles with the wheels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now, I need to mention the middle handle that some parents find just weird, but it is very helpful to me, since it doesn’t have a storage bin or any pockets at the back of the seats I just use this handle to hang bags on it. I have also attached a parent’s tray from our single stroller and it works just fine.

 

 

 

 

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Overall, the Kolcraft Stroller has its pro's and cons, like the lack of storage space and being just a bit wider than what I would have prefered, but it is lightweight, the canopies are great and it has been of a great help when travelling. We have been able to gate check it as well. The price tag is affordable and it will fit any parent that needs a simple lightweight umbrella stroller to use every now and then.

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