The Combi Twin Savvy side-by-side double stroller gets reasonable but not outstanding reviewer feedback. Parents are enthusiastic about its light weight, and they like the fact that it folds easily and fits well through doorways. They're less positive about its durability. There are some complaints that it's not comfortable for taller parents to push. In the same price range, the Inglesina Twin Swift
(*Est. $250, discontinued) gets consistently high ratings for its maneuverability, sturdiness and individually reclining seats. While experts say side-by-side double strollers tend to be more maneuverable, their width makes them less practical on buses and in narrow store aisles than tandem strollers like the Graco DuoGlider LX (*Est. $150). Another option is the phil&teds Sport Buggy Double (*Est. $450, plus $90 doubles kit), which converts from a single stroller to a double and can be configured to accommodate both newborns and toddlers.
Editorial reviews at Baby-Gaga.com are an interesting hybrid in that they're actually based on data collected from online user reviews. Their coverage of the Combi Twin Savvy is thorough and balanced, with individual scores and write-ups on several attributes, including the harness system, storage options and maneuverability. About.com also has an editorial review of the Combi Twin Savvy, but it's far less detailed, and the rating process isn't clear. There's also good coverage from users posting to Epinions.com, plus a few entries on Amazon.com and one at BabyWorld.co.uk.
According to editors at Baby-Gaga.com, parent feedback on the Combi Twin Savvy is mediocre. Durability, narrow seats and poor adjustability are the major complaints, and the overall assessment is that the Combi Twin Savvy is "a high-end, low-integrity double stroller."
Review: Combi Twin Savvy, Editors of Baby-Gaga.com
Epinions.com has excellent coverage of the Combi Twin Savvy double stroller. More than two dozen owners have contributed, and several of their entries rival professional reviews for detail and balance. The Twin Savvy's overall score is decent but not outstanding, and parents complain that it's difficult to maneuver and prone to durability problems.
Review: Combi Twin Savvy Reviews, Contributors to Epinions.com
About.com's guide to twins and multiples, Pamela Prindle Fierro, includes the Combi Twin Savvy in its roundup of the top 10 double strollers for twins. Fierro praises the Savvy for its light weight and multi-position seats, but she also mentions its high price compared with models by Graco and Kolcraft. (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
Review: Top 10 Double Strollers for Twins, Pamela Prindle Fierro
BabyWorld.co.uk has one fairly detailed Parent Panel review of the Combi Twin Savvy. The actual rating is very high, but the author does mention some issues with the width and the folding mechanism.
Review: Combi Twin Savvy Stroller Review, "Carrie", July 17, 2006
The handful of parents posting user reviews of the Combi Twin Savvy to Amazon.com report mostly positive experiences.
Review: Combi Twin Savvy LX Side by Side Double Stroller, Contributors to Amazon.com