Summary: I bought this stroller when I had a two year old and an infant. After nearly a month of comparing strollers I bought my Valco stroller. It was perfect for us. We used it steady every weekend on long walks and short walks to school during the week for two years, no problems ever. I used the rain covers during the winter, and children stayed dry.
Summary: We've had this stroller for over a year already, and it serves us well. I especially like that it provides a lot of air flow inside of the stroller and the child doesn't get that hot, which is important since we live in hot climate (CA). The only thing that got worn out by now is a flap upfront, that goes under child's feet, I guess, our kid kicked it too much, so it got cracks in plastic...
Summary: Extremely disappointed by the "storage" basket if you can call it "storage"?? There is no way one can fit anything in there, not to mention get anything out of the storage if you managed to squeeze it in..it is useless, so be prepared to carry all the bags on your shoulders or by hand. Our stroller has been gently used only a few times and already noticed a few holes and tears at the back and bottom of the stroller. Fabric not very durable.
Summary: I bought this stroller this summer when I found myself with 3 little ones. a 1, 3, and a 4 year old. We were going on a lot of walks and the older boys, not normally stroller bound, simply couldn't keep up either walking or on little bikes. We searched for a stroller that could accommodate their size and decided on the valco with the extra seat up front for the 1 year old. I absolutely love this stroller.
Summary: I LOVE this stroller. We bought this for our twins and used it while we lived in Europe. Great for cobblestone streets and bumpy roads. After 2 years, it is still a great stroller. Couple of points to consider...1. It is one of the skinniest side-by-side strollers, so 9 times out of 10 you will fit through doorways. 2. Very durable and sturdy.
Summary: I bought this stroller when my second child was born in 2006. We live in Center City Philadelphia and I was looking for something that could hold a newborn and a 2 year old, and carry them for some 2+ years, do well in any type of terrain and weather, hold up for daily use and abuse for several years. Before this I used a Eddie Bauer travel system (Graco like) and wanted something more sturdy. Now it is also handling my third kid.
Summary: I really have enjoyed my Valco Tri Mode stroller. It is a smooth ride, handles well on all sorts of terrain, turns great and they look good (I have the pistashio green). Both my 7 month old son and I love it. No complaints as of yet. I hope to be able to use the toddler seat as well for when babe #2 comes along.
Summary: This double stroller *looks* huge coming at you down the sidewalk, but it's actually slim enough to fit through most doorways and down most store aisles, even in NYC where space is at a premium and doorways are small. My twins were comfortable in it from 8 weeks on because both sides can recline almost flat. Extremely smooth ride, even over cobblestones, and I can push AND steer this stroller easily with one hand while holding a cup of coffee.
Summary: After exhausting research of specs and on-line comments (thanks to everyone), I felt it only fair that I contribute on why I chose the Valco. We have a 21-month old and a 3-month old. It is a dream to push but so are the BOB, Baby Jogger, and Bumbleride Indie Twin. I chose the Valco because it allows the child to sit more "straight-up" than both the BOB and BJ. Lies almost flat for sleeping, unlike the BOB.