I am on the hunt for a double stroller.
Here's our situation:
-We currently have a Graco Modes Click Connect. It was great value and I love how light it is for getting in and out of the car, but does not convert to a double and I wish it felt smoother when pushing.
-My daughter will be just turning two when our next child is born. My husband and I are small, and she is small (25th percentile for weight)- weight limit is not a huge factor for us.
-We do walk a lot (~1 hour daily). We live in a city and live next to a paved trail, so that is our primary walking route however we do often go for walks on local gravel trails.
-I am comfortable babywearing/continuing to use the Graco for things like shopping and road trips.
-We live in Canada, so we're talking snow, less available options, and a loooot of online shopping - so, limited opportunity to try most strollers out in person, especially higher end ones.
-I would love a stroller that is suitable right from birth without having to attach a carseat or bassinet but I am open to buying a bassinet attachment. Because we walk so much right from home, I don't really want to buy a stroller where we need to be attaching a carseat every time. I would say that this is our number 1 priority.
-Upgraded tires. Don't necessarily need rubber/airfilled if there are alternatives, but having suspension or really anything that feels smoother and better than the Graco wheels would be fantastic. This would be priority #2.
-I know that double strollers are by default heavier than singles but I would need to be able to at least lift it out of my door by myself.
-A standing fold is a must.
-I do prefer the concept of a convertible stroller so that I have the option of using it as a single but while it is a strong preference, I wouldn't say it's a top priority given that we already have a single
-I am willing to spend ~$1200 CAD, or approximately $1000 USD, (including any accessories that need to be purchased, ie a second seat, bassinet, etc) but something cheaper would be welcomed!
-Strollers that I have looked at closely online are the Maxi-Cosi Lila, the Joovy Qool, and the Snap Duo Trend Double Stroller. Unfortunately, these strollers seem like new / uncommon models and I haven't been able to find much about them online...
-I looked into the Baby Jogger City Select but didn't like that I can't use it from birth without the bassinet (which I couldn't find available to buy in Canada), and looked into the Uppababy and was definitely turned off by the price tag, and the fact that the bassinet has to be placed on the bottom when in double mode.
Thank you so much, I hope that is enough info!!!