Chicco Echo Twin Stroller Review
So your doctor found two heartbeats during your last appointment and – surprise! – you’re the proud new mom to twins. Now everything comes in twos, from coming home outfits to a two sided nursing pillow and twice the amount of diapers. As you consider your future with twins, you’ll definitely need to add a tandem stroller to the baby registry.
Or perhaps you’re adding to the family and are preparing to join the “two under two” crowd. This fun and chaotic club requires you to stay fast on your feet as you trek a toddler and baby all over town. But with the right traveling tools, you can take any road less traveled or prep your tiny jet-setters for an international voyage.
Enter the Chicco Echo Twin stroller.
The Echo Twin is a side-by-side two-seat stroller that navigates the grocery store or amusement park crowds with ease. This stroller is a compact umbrella stroller that folds into a small, easily totable package. The Echo Twin maneuvers simply through doorways and aisles, to go where many other tandem strollers cannot.
Safety and Comfort
Children six months old and up can ride in safety and style in the Echo Twin, as it provides individual sturdy five-point harnesses for each rider. Harnesses feature padded straps for extra comfort and make a soft place for little ones to rest their heads during marathon shopping trips. And embroidered seat pads provide extra cushion for keeping babies and toddler comfy throughout the ride.
The Echo Twin stroller features dual independent umbrellas to protect from the elements or provide a bit of privacy for tired travelers. Put both umbrellas down to keep riders shielded from the elements or put only one down for the sleepy baby, while the toddler has his open for the best view. Leg and calf support for little legs is easily adjustable to accommodate growing babies and keep feet from dangling, and the stroller can support children up to 40 pounds per seat.
Each seat also reclines independently, to provide the most comfortable ride for each passenger. Whether the baby needs to lean back for better positioning or the toddler wants a front seat view during a sightseeing tour, each child can have the seat angle they need for their activity and comfort level. Reclining the seats is simple, and an easy adjustment to make for sleeping babies on the go.
Compact and Easy to Handle
The Echo Twin is also a great fit for moms and caregivers to navigate. Its handles are taller than those on the average umbrella stroller to make it easy for the navigator to push nimbly through any setting. A large mesh basket sits underneath the stroller to hold the diaper bag and anything else you might need for a day out. Its generous size can even accommodate an umbrella, and many users report that it easily contains everything needed for a day at an amusement park or anywhere else.
The Echo Twin folds down to a very small size and features a carrying handle for the folded stroller. It is heavy for an umbrella stroller – roughly 35 pounds – but is very slim and portable. It can fit into a closet corner or the trunk of even a small vehicle. It’s ideal for travel, though may be a little heavy to carry folded during a long airport trek.
Three sets of double wheels in front and back provide smooth navigation and easy maneuverability. Brakes engage through locking swivels, and the stroller is properly locked when all three brakes are engaged across the back wheels.
- Easy to navigate
- Reclining seats give both passengers a comfortable ride
- Sturdy design can withstand moderate to heavy use
- Fits children from 6 months of age to 40-pound maximum weight
- Folds to a very small size; easy to store
- Very heavy for an umbrella stroller
- Only available in charcoal grey
- Sun screens may not provide full sun protection
- Cannot use with infant car seats
The Chicco Echo Twin stroller is an ideal fit for parents who are short on space and want to take two small children on journeys around town and around the world. This stroller’s independently reclining seats gives parents an easy way to keep both kids happy during trips of any size. The stroller accommodates babies and toddlers up to 40 pounds, giving most parents many years of use for both children.
It is safe and sturdy in a neutral charcoal grey to fit in with any family’s style and its high-quality tubing and cover make the stroller stand out among the competition. The Echo Twin is ideal for parents of twins or those with two small children to care for and its slim fold makes it easy to store between trips.