It’s summertime already which means that many people are going to be traveling with the kids. If you are traveling with babies and toddlers, you may be trying to decide what is the best stroller to take on vacation.
Today we want to introduce you to one of Valco Baby’s newest strollers, the Snap Duo. This travel-friendly, double stroller is lightweight, easy to fold and sports a large sun canopy.
This side-by-side stroller features two seats that are 12″ across with a 19 1/2″ seat back and a measurement of 26″ from seatback to canopy that accommodate up to 44 lbs per seat. No need to worry about doorways because the Snap Duo measures just under 30″ across which makes passing through a standard doorway no problem.
The seats each have a secure, adjustable, 5-point harness with Valco’s glorious hard-to-do buckle. The stroller is infant-compatible since the reclines are deep and easy to do with the one-handed strap system. When the seats are fully reclined, the back of the seat fabric rolls up to reveal a mesh window for air to circulate through.
Under the seats you’ll find a huge basket to accommodate two diaper bags or loads of baby essentials. On the back of the seats, there are two pockets that accommodate a bottle and parent essentials.
Big canopies are crucial when traveling somewhere warm and sunny. Good thing Valco got that memo because the Snap Duo canopy is huge. While we’d love to see independent canopies like on the Valco TriMode Twin for our kids with independent personalities (one wants it up and other wants it down!) the Snap Duo does sufficiently shade the riders with the huge, one piece canopy. There is a large, mesh peek-a-boo window on top to keep an eye on the riders as well.
No parent wants the dreaded stroller hunch on vacation so you’ll be happy with the taller (non-adjustable!) handlebar that measures 41″ from the ground to handle.
You know what you don’t have time for on vacation? A flat. Good thing the Snap Duo features 10″ rear and 8″ front tubeless, hard rubber wheels. The front wheels are swivel wheels but have the ability to lock straight for a bit all-terrain.
Another thing you don’t have time for on vacation? Needing a trick thumb, step-by-step guide and ability to deconstruct 3 pieces to fold your stroller. Yep, Valco got this message too. The Snap Duo is easy to fold, has an auto lock, carry handles and a carry strap to fling the whole stroller over your shoulder. And speaking of carrying your stroller, this baby is just under 22 lbs so you won’t break your back transporting it.
We know people love their travel systems! It’s easy to clip an infant car seat (Graco, Peg Perego, Chicco or Maxi Cosi) onto a sold separately car seat adapter to do just that. Just note, it only takes one car seat at a time.
Overall, we are super pleased with the Valco Baby Snap Duo. Huge canopy, easy push, lightweight, easy to fold, and a huge basket makes us happy.
To see the Valco Baby Snap Duo up close and personal, watch our Baby Gizmo Video Review below: