Chicco Echo Twin Stroller Coal - Black
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The dark fabric is robust though and doesn’t stain easily and, while the seat covers aren’t removable, they can be wiped with a damp cloth and mild soap. During testing, mud cleaned off the frame without much effort and the wheels cleaned up well with warm water and detergent. What’s the Echo Twin like to look at? With two children in tow, you’ll require a sturdy pram that you can load up for a day out. The Echo Twin’s frame is made from steel with several plastic components and, while not as solid as pricier buggies like the Thule Urban Glide 2 Double, it’s sturdy enough to comfortably hold two children plus extra baggage.
The Chicco Echo Twin Stroller comes with a rain cover that fits over both seats, keeping both children nice and dry.
Because the Echo Twin is very user-friendly, you’re unlikely to need the instructions again once you're set up. However, the manual includes warranty information, which is two years for manufacturing defaults, and head office details should you need them. Launched in 1958, Italian brand, Chicco, has become popular around the world for offering affordable yet functional baby products, including educational toys, bouncers, cots and buggies. We tested the seats with one and both children inside, using a heavy bag to see how it would cope with a second toddler and a 2kg bag in place of a newborn. The stroller has a low centre of balance, making it hard to topple. What about the brakes?
Its simple design means that the Chicco Echo Twin Stroller is unlikely to turn heads. It’s not as stylish as the likes of the iCandy Peach 6 or the Mountain Buggy Duet V3.2, but that’s to be expected considering its price tag. The handlebar is split and, though Chicco says it’s not designed to carry a changing bag, Liz hung her own off one side to test this out. Reassuringly, the buggy didn’t feel unbalanced or topple, even when her four-year-old jumped out of the seat unexpectedly. With six sets of wheels, the Chicco Echo Twin Stroller has double that of the Thule Urban Glide 2 Double.The buggy bumped over kerbs well and the swivelling front wheels give it a fairly tight turning circle. The handlebars are padded for comfort but not extendable, though they are a decent height which suited Liz’s tall partner (6ft 3). While the buggy can be pushed one-handed, it’s difficult to steer, which is mostly down to the split handlebar. The Chicco Echo Twin is a pushchair made for families on the go. There’s no messing around with adapters or seats – you simply open it up, strap your children in and off you go.
After a week of testing, covering around 10 miles, the wheels looked used, but the material and chassis were left in good condition. Is it good value for money?
What’s the Chicco Echo Twin Stroller like to purchase and assemble?
Despite not being able to push the pram through her front door, Liz liked the simplicity of its design and found it useful when taking her eldest to nursery and going for walks. What about the seats?