Chicco Echo Twin Stroller Review

Chicco Echo
A beautiful day for these twins in the Chicco Echo twin stroller.

OVERALL SCORE

75

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The Chicco Echo double stroller is one of the best investments you can make. It scored a score of “Excellent” in Folding, Child Comfort, Easy to Assemble, Storage, and Maneuverability. Its ability to fold up into a very compact size makes up for its larger size and slight bulkiness. Additionally, it helps to maximize child comfort with its  adjustable seats and footrests, suspension system, and heavy padding. The only disadvantage of this stroller is that it can have trouble gliding smoothly over rough sidewalks and paths.

How the strollers are reviewed

The following chart rates the stroller for the most important stroller criteria for product specifications, effectiveness, parent preferences, and child comfort.

RATING (SCORE):

   Poor (1-2)   Fair (3-4)   Good (5-6)   Very Good (7-8)   Excellent (9-10)
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Durability
Weight
 EFFECTIVENESS
Brakes
Compact
Ease of Use
Folding
Grip
Maneuverability
Rough Terrain
PARENT PREFERENCES
Accessories
Easy to Assemble
Easy to Clean
Storage
COMFORT
Child Comfort
Sun Canopy
Suspension

 

Durability

Very Good – 8/10

This Chicco model is made up of very strong fabric that does not wear out easily. It stretches over a solid, durable foundation that supports large, air-filled tires, several storage spaces, handlebars, and two passengers.

Compact look for the Chicco Echo
Folded view of the Chicco Echo double stroller!

Weight

Good – 6/10

This 34-pound stroller is definitely not a lightweight stroller. Some reviewers have noted its bulkiness and heavy frame. However, this Chicco stroller is light enough to lift up easily into the back of a van or a truck.

Brakes

Good – 6/10

The brakes on this stroller can be difficult to access when you want to engage it quickly, but they work very well and are reliable.

Compact

Very Good – 7/10

Despite its heavy weight, this stroller will fit through any doorways and will navigate easily through narrow spaces. It is able to fold up into a very compact size that will make life easy when it comes to your storage needs.

“We love this double stroller. We recently had baby #2 and we were looking for something easy to fold while traveling. We originally owned the Chicco single umbrella stroller and are currently very happy with the double. It is easy to fold, it reclines for younger infants, and there is a decent amount of storage space underneath.”
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Ease of Use

Very Good – 8/10

It is very simple to adapt this stroller to your needs! You can adjust the canopy, seats, and footrests on this stroller very easily. Additionally, when this stroller is folded, there is a side handle that you can grip that makes carrying this stroller and bringing it from place to place simple.

Folding

Excellent – 9/10

The Chicco Echo received a 9 out of 10 in this category because of how easy it is to fold. You can fold this stroller up using only one hand with practice. The size that this stroller can fold down into is so compact that it has been likened to the fold of a single stroller!

Grip

Very Good – 8/10

This double stroller comes equipped with easy-to-grip handles that make pushing this double stroller a breeze. The handles are padded for maximum comfort. The only downside is that they are not adjustable.

Maneuverability

Excellent – 9/10

This stroller maneuvers well due to its large, swivel front wheels. The turn radius of this Chicco is very impressive and makes it suited for crowded plazas and busy streets. It is easy to push even when there are 2 children on board!

“Overall we love this stroller for our twin 2 year olds! We wanted something compact and lighter to travel with. It takes up about half the space when folded as our Chicco tandem stroller. This is a great stroller for traveling when you are tight on space in your vehicle. My only reasons for 4 stars instead of 5 is that I wish it had 2 drink holders and the canopy was larger. It does not block the sun, so pack sun hats and sunglasses.”
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Rough Terrain

Good – 5/10

This is not the best stroller for families who like to go off-roading and traverse rough terrain. Despite its suspension system, it has difficulty maintaining a smooth ride on bumpy surfaces and even sidewalks at times. This stroller is used best on flat surfaces.

Accessories

Very Good – 7/10

This double stroller comes equipped with a variety of mesh pockets for extra storage, blinders for the canopy, and cupholders.

Easy to Assemble

Excellent – 9/10

Many reviewers have reported not even having to use the directions when assembling this stroller! This process will take you little-to-no time.

Easy to Clean

Very Good – 7/10

It is possible to remove the canopy and foot rests for easy cleaning. All of the fabric on this stroller is easy to wipe clean and maintain for the duration of its use.

“I love this stroller. I have a double Babytrend tandem style and it was too big to fit into our trunk. I bought this specifically for our trip to california. I needed something small enough for tight airport spaces, and tiny rental car trunks. This worked perfectly and I adore it. Easier than my old stroller to steer/push. Taller handles so I am not hunched over. (I am 5’9) Has a basket underneath which is awesome. The cup holder broke off within 2 days but I can live without it. I love this thing.”
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Storage

Good – 10/10

Storage on this stroller is optimal. There are pockets on different parts of the stroller for extra storage, and the undercarriage basket is large enough to suit all of your needs. There is a lot of the room in the baskets, and everything is easily accessible even when the seats are reclined.

Child Comfort

Excellent – 9/10

The Echo model provides a smooth ride for children with the exception of rough terrain. The seats recline to an almost-flat position, and both the seats and footrests are independently adjustable. Additionally, there is adequate seat padding on both seats.

Sun Canopy

Good – 5/10

Unfortunately, many reviewers agree that the canopy on the Chicco Echo was not large enough to fully protect their children from the sun. The sun shades do not come out far enough to block all angles of the sun, and they can fall off easily.

Suspension

Very Good – 7/10

The dual front wheels of this stroller come with a sturdy suspension system that helps the front wheels lock and unlock. However, it can be hard for this suspension system to make rides on rough terrain smoother.


What do experts say?

Echo model
Front view of the Chicco Echo in the grey colour.

One of the most affordable double buggies on the market, the Echo Twin is lighter than it looks and surprisingly sturdy too.

  • Pros

     

    Unisex design, hardwearing and padded fabric, quick assembly, multi-position backrest and legrests, easy to fold with one hand, newborn to toddler.

  • Cons

     

    Quite wide, not great for newborns who can’t support their own head, sun hood not that effective.” – Made for Mums

“It is a well built, light and compact stroller designed for the twins on the go. Its fabric is of high quality and the frame is really durable. It certainly performs better in terms of maneuverability and flexibility, comfort and storage as compared to other such strollers. I love this chicco.” – Top Strollers Reviews


Specifications

BassinetsNo
Car Seat CompatibilityNo
Child’s Age Range1-3 years
Dimension45.5 x 23.5 x 47.2 in
Forward/Rear FacingForward
Handlebar HeightMedium Height
JoggingYes
Passenger Capacity2
Recline3 point recline (almost flat)
Weight34 lbs.
Wheel Sizes 12 in. front/12 in. rear

Where to buy?

Amazon$189.99
Bed Bath$189.99
Babies R Us$189.99

Our Rating Process

Our team has read through thousands of customer and expert reviews to understand what consumers like, or dislike, about them.  We gather information about the stroller and it’s attributes that you can’t find by doing a traditional google search and present them to you.  Because each stroller is unique and has its own set of features, the search process can be strenuous.  In the end, you need to find a stroller that is meant for your needs.  By rating them on the most important criteria, we can help you find the stroller that will be the best fit for you and your growing family.  We also reach out to real moms to find out what they’re looking for.  After all, they’re the one’s who know what’s best.

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