Designed for children of different ages, the Peg Perego Aria Twin 60-40 is a lightweight side-by-side twin stroller meant to hold children of different ages. One seat accommodates up to 60 pounds and the other up to 40. It accepts one car seat. But reviewers have difficulties steering it over the slightest uneven surface and complain about squeaky wheels. It gets poor ratings for its harnesses, cup holders and snack trays.
Some concerns. The Peg Perego Aria Twin 60-40 has five-point harnesses, but many reviewers say they aren't well secured to the stroller seatback. Though there are no reports of injuries, experts and owners feel the harnesses allow children to lean too far forward. According to one independent product-testing source, the restraint system does not meet one or more voluntary safety requirements.
One central brake controls rear wheels, but some find it hard to operate. Front wheels can be locked manually, but many parents note that the small wheels can lock spontaneously when hitting the slightest of bumps and say that this can cause kids to tumble out if unbuckled.
Parents say the canopies don't offer sufficient sun coverage.
The stroller is compatible with a separately sold Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 car seat (*Est. $240)), which attaches on the 60-pound side, but some say it is very difficult to clip in and unsteady when attached.
Rough ride. Many users struggle with the maneuverability of the Peg Perego Aria Twin 60-40, and several have problems with the tires popping off the wheels. While fitting through doorways is no problem, pushing and steering can be difficult on anything less than smooth surfaces.
The Peg Perego Aria Twin 60-40 folds compactly and is self-standing, but a few users say it gets stuck during folding, and some mention getting hit by the crossbar in the process.
Fabric is removable and hand-washable. One parent reports that it is easy to clean.
Lots of complaints. The Peg Perego Aria Twin 60-40 accommodates up to 60 pounds in one seat and 40 pounds in the other, but one expert reviewer says the narrow, short seats can be easily outgrown by taller children. The seats recline fully and allow children to sit totally upright, something parents appreciate greatly. But the harnesses can be hard to fasten and tangle easily.
While parents find the stroller fairly comfortable for their kids, many also feel it is cheaply made and wonder how it will hold up through years of use.
The cup holders and snack trays get poor reviews for being too shallow, and some caregivers find it difficult to lift the trays to get kids in and out. The storage basket is large but can drag on the ground if you overload it.
The stroller's best feature is that it fits easily into a car trunk when folded.
Could be better. The Peg Perego Aria Twin 60-40 has a one-year warranty on the chassis, 90 days on the fabric. Some reviewers are unhappy with the response from customer service. When one Amazon.com reviewer contacts them to complain about the basket dragging on the floor and getting ripped, she is told that nothing can be done. Another customer who reports a broken cross bar and wheels is told to buy replacement parts and fix it herself.
Review Credibility: Excellent Editors at ConsumerReports.org test and rate 11 double side-by-side strollers for ease of use, safety, maneuverability and folded size. The Peg Perego Aria Twin 60-40 is included in this roundup. ConsumerReports.org is known for its rigorous, unbiased testing methods. The report also includes an overview of how the testing was performed and specs for each stroller. User reviews are available but do not factor into the rankings.
Review: Double side-by-side strollers, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Not dated
2. Canadian Family
Review Credibility: Excellent The review offers both editor and mom feedback. Editors call the Peg Perego Aria Twin 60-40 the ideal double stroller for children of different ages and sizes and like that it's car seat compatible. The mom reviewer says the Peg Perego Twin 60-40 allows her to cart her toddler and newborn easily, reporting that it swivels smoothly, fits through most doorways and folds up quickly and compactly to store in the trunk with no trouble.
Review: The 6 Best Double Strollers of 2011, Editors of Canadian Family magazine, Not dated
Review Credibility: Very Good The Peg Perego Aria Twin stroller gets just a 2.6-star average out of 5 from around 30 reviewers on Amazon.com. Though buyers agree that it folds compactly, that's about the only praise it gets. There are also complaints about squeaky wheels, steering difficulties (especially over bumps), poorly secured harnesses and ineffective cup holders and snack trays.
Review: Peg Perego Aria Twin Stroller, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of December 2012
Review Credibility: Very Good The Peg Perego Aria Twin 60-40 earns on average 3.5 stars from Babies "R" Us buyers. While the reviews aren't quite as negative as those from Amazon.com buyers, many have the same gripes about squeaky wheels, skimpy harnesses, shallow cup holders and child trays and poor maneuverability on uneven surfaces. Most agree that it folds up compactly (though a few say it takes a while to master) and fits in most trunks. But overall, the consensus is that this lightweight side-by-side has plenty of problems.
Review: Peg Perego Aria Twin 60/40 Stroller - Java, Contributors to ToysRUs.com, As of December 2012
5. Travels With Baby
Review Credibility: Good Shelly Rivoli recommends the Peg Pergo Aria Twin 60-40 as a great stroller for home and on the road. She likes its light weight, car seat compatibility, removable snack trays, generous storage basket and easy flat fold, adding that its ability to self-stand when collapsed is a big plus for airline gate checks. However, she points out that its narrow seats probably won't accommodate kids much past the age of 2 and a half.
Review: Best Double/Twin Strollers for Travel, Shelly Rivoli, Not dated
Review Credibility: Good In this brief review, editors at TheBump.com choose the Peg Perego Aria Twin 60-40 as its Best Double Stroller for Travel, saying it's ideal for planes, trains and automobiles. They like that it is lightweight, easy to fold, stands when folded (great for quick gate-checking) and fits easily into car trunks or hotel closets. As with all their reviews, they do not point out the negatives that many parent reviewers have.
Review: 10 Best Double Strollers, Editors of TheBump.com, Not dated