I’m laughing to myself right now because I’m embarrassingly excited to write this review. I’ve been waiting to long to review the Valco Snap Duo. The second I saw it, I was just so happy for YOU GUYS. I get e-mailed daily from parents all over the world stressing over double strollers. I honestly believe that the Snap Duo does it all without sacrificing what we love so much about the Snap line- it’s lightness.
There are similar strollers on the market, but the weight of them is absurd. Being a mother of 2+ children shouldn’t mean that we have to break our backs daily. Weighing in at under 24 pounds, it’s lighter then most of the single strollers I’ve tested.
That crazy princess in there likes to sit back with her feet up (you know after a long day of napping and coloring on the walls) so the adjustable foot rest is awesome. One child can put their feet up while your older one can put it all the way down so their legs can rest comfortably. Double win.
As much as I love Valco Baby, I know that they love me even more. How do I know this? Because their always putting EXTRA large baskets on all their strollers, and that will always be a key factor to gaining a spot in my ROLLHERSTROLLER heart. What can I fit in there? I don’t know, pretty much all the random stuff that magically appears throughout my day. Diaper bag, purse, 3 jackets, shopping bags, mickey mouse dolls- you name it, it’s probably in there. (p.s- notice that awesome peek a boo window? Read on).
The Snap Duo has two independant canopies, each have a velcro peek a boo window. It rolls up and a toggle keep it out of the way looking neat (photo in the paragraph above). The window is made out of mesh material which is always my favorite because it allows air to circulate on those hot days where you need to hide them from the sun but need them to get some air.
Side note- how much do you love this tailored material?! It’s a grey marl color which is one of my favorite fabrics out there. I love the grey because it’s very hard to find a gorgeous grey color in the stroller world, and Valco nailed it. It gender neutral so no matter what combination you got- it works!
The independent canopies on the Snap Duo are AWESOME! Extra long, to moderate coverage to full back exposure, you got it all. You can zipper up the middle section to keep it neat when not in use. It’s very sturdy material so it won’t get bunched up and messy looking. I also like to use the little zipper section as my personal pouch. I store my wallet and keys in there and zip it up. I went to a few amusement parks keeping my things in there while we went on rides, and it’s the perfect hiding spot (unless I just exposed my secret to all you amusement park thieves that read my blog).
Both seats recline independantly. You can have your little baby reclined fully and take a nice nap, and have your toddler upright at the same time. Recline is easy, just pull back the lever with one hand and you’re good to go.
Folding the stroller is so simple (again, I love you Valco Baby)- On the side of the stroller there’s a little grey button (safety button) you just click it down and push the lever on the handlebar and the stroller folds forward in half- easy as that. The inside of the stroller where your child sits is folded on the inside so it won’t get dirty from folding it on the floor, or keeping it out. Love that. Not many stroller companies think of that! Never realized how important it was until I recently dropped a different stroller in wet grass while carrying it into my house- the seat was grossly wet and dirty.
The seats are so comfortable, they have a nice layer of padding, and my kids really enjoy being strolled in it. My 2 year old daughter has tons and tons of room in her seat. My 4 year old son fits great and still has more room to grow (he’s 40 pounds and very tall for his age). It’s really the type of stroller that will always have it uses, especially if you’d like to have more children, you can use it for years and years, it really has it all.
(Here you can see how much room my daughter has)
(And there’s my son in the seat- roomy right!?)
They both fit comfortably with their bulky winter jackets with no complaints. (I crack up from her legs sprawled out.)
The maneuverability of the stroller is excellent, even with two kids in the seats and a fully packed storage basket. And no flat tires! Woohoo!!!
I was not compensated for this review, it is my honest opinion of the Valco Snap Duo 2- it’s really just that good you guys. If you are in the market for a side by side double stroller this will NOT disappoint you in any way. It’s a double stroller that truly truly truly has everything you could ever need and MORE. It is also beautiful and has a more modern, sleek look to it. It should come out by the end of May, and you can check out their website to see the other colors and specs. Comment below if you have any questions! But I really do believe this is the stroller for any mom/dad who needs a side by side option. Lightweight, easy to maneuver, huge basket, fully reclining seats, independent large canopies and more! A+++ in the ROLLHERSTROLLER books.