By peoplestaff225
June 11, 2009 10:00 AM

Chicco‘s new Trevi Twin Stroller ($180) is a side-by-side double stroller that weighs only 23 lbs.!

Great features include a full recline, multi-position seat, compact umbrella fold and padded carry handle.

Parents with a young infant or twins will appreciate the reclined carriage position (which makes it more pram-like).

Putting it Together
Just pop on the wheels and double canopy — it should take you less than 5 minutes.

The Ride:
The Trevi Twin is simple to maneuver around the streets and had good suspension. There are brakes on all three sets of back wheels, which were very easy to engage. The two parent handles are foam covered and super grippy.

The Seat
The Trevi Twin is for children from birth to 40 lbs. My tall 29 lb. 3 ½-year-old fit in the seat comfortably, after I extended the seat harness to its loosest position.If you have a young infant or twins, the reclined carriage position is best. Reach under the seat, pull out the foot retention boot from the pocket underneath the leg rest. Then fasten the four straps through each of the four eyelets, two on each side of the seat. You can do this for either one or both seats.

Storage
The double storage basket is a good size and held an astonishing amount. If you want to hang a diaper bag on the handles, you’ll either need a wide double stroller bag or use Kalencom’s Stroller Straps (read our review) to extend the reach of the straps on your regular diaper bag.

Sun/Weather Exposure
The sun canopy could have been much more effective. While my kids were protected from the elements, I would have loved to be able to tilt it forward to better protect my children from the sun’s rays. A rain cover is not included, but available.

The Fold
The Trevi Twin has a typical double umbrella fold. To fold: Pull up the lock in back of both the seats. Then use the foot pedal on the right side to collapse the stroller and fold the whole stroller forward.

Pros: Extremely compact fold, especially for a double umbrella stroller.

Cons: The sun canopy could have more full coverage.

Final Verdict: This side by side umbrella stroller is a winner. The great features and reasonable price make it a good choice for families that need a double stroller.

— Nancy

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