Summary: To say I hate this stroller is an understatement! Everyone who has pushed our child in this stroller has kicked the wheels while walking and had to modify their stride while walking. The handle is too low for me and I am only 5'4" tall, my husband looks like a hunchback pushing it!
If you happen to acquire this stroller, do what we did. Go to the local home improvement store and get 3/4" PVC in the plumbing section.
Summary: This was the exact type of stroller that I was looking for, and here is why... My son will be 3 years old next month, weighs 35 pounds, and is 39" tall. He is a big boy for his age, and on top of hauling him around, I was strolling him around in this big "cadillac" graco travel system stroller that we've had since he was born.
Summary: I'm really impressed with this stroller, especially after having a very heavy Graco (as part of the travel system). I was in the market for a lightweight, functional stroller and I believe I have it! I do agree, the basket underneath is pretty much worthless - what's up with the bar right in the middle of it? Can't get much in or out. And I would liked to have had a cupholder for me, but again, overall I'm pleased.
Summary: The Helio was the only stroller in a sub-$300 travel system (with the Shuttle car seat) that my wife (5' and 104 lbs) can physically manage. All other travel systems weighed significantly more and took more effort to close and lift into our cars.
Will follow-up on durability once we put it to actual use...