The Chicco Cortina Together came just in time to bring along on a flight across country with my two toddlers (ages 3 and 1) without my husband. I was dreading the hike across the airport with two toddlers and a carry on, but I have to say the Chicco Together was a huge help!
It was easy to maneuver throughout the airport—even while towing a carry on behind in my other hand. The lightweight aluminum frame (the double stroller weighs in at 34 pounds) allowed the stroller to be checked planeside with ease. I was able to push it right up to the door of the plane, where I was able to quickly fold up the stroller (with one hand!) and board. After a long flight, my daughter fell asleep and I was able to fully recline the rear seat and comfortably lay my daughter down, which was so nice. I was also still able to access my purse in the zippered basket down below, without having to raise the seat or disturb my sleeping daughter. Another great feature!
For me, the best thing about the Cortina Together is the adjustable steering handle. I am 5’9.5” so to have a stroller that adjusted to my height was amazing! (For the shorter women, don’t fret the handle can also adjust to a lower level, making it great for both mom and dad.)
My 3-year-old son, who never likes to sit in a stroller, actually loved sitting in the front. (I think being able to take off the removable arm bar really made a difference.) The detachable arm bar (for the front seat) is very convenient, when removed, two cup holders take its place. I think it’s handy to be able to remove the bar for an older child who does not like to feel strapped in and then reattach it for added safety when the front seat passenger is a younger child.
Additionally, my son is very tall for his age so we really appreciate the individually adjustable leg supports. The detachable canopies are nice as well. Though they are rather small, I like that they are adjustable and can snap on and off easily.
With a newborn on the way, we also tested out the car seat attachment to go with this stroller. Unlike many double strollers, I loved that the Chicco came up with the car seat attachment that can be used by simply reclining the seat. One click and the car seat is safely attached—no extra bars or straps required! The stroller can be used with just one car seat attached at a time (in either front or back) or two at a time (in both front and back). It’s compatible with any Chicco infant seats, including the KeyFit and Keyfit 30.
There are very few things to dislike about the Chicco Together, but if you’re like me and don’t like to read directions very thoroughly, this stroller it can cause quite a mess during assembly. It took both my husband and I quite a while to figure out how to get the stroller to open! (And the directions really weren’t much help either.) Once we figured it out initially though, folding and unfolding has been easy-breezy ever since.
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