The Baby Trend Expedition Double is one of the lowest-priced double joggers on the market. At $200, it's nearly $300 less than other comparable models, like the top-rated Baby Jogger Performance Double and BOB Ironman Duallie (Est. $560). Earlier this year, Baby Trend decided to discontinue the Expedition Double stroller, though it still might be available. Reviewers say the Expedition Double is not as durable as the more expensive models, with some owners noting substantial wear-and-tear after one to two years of use. However, they do say that for the price, the stroller performs quite well. Some owners complain that the front wheel tends to shake, making it difficult to run with; it's a problem that is remedied when the front wheel is locked.
Most reviewers also appreciate the stroller's unusual accessories. The Expedition Double has a parent console, two cupholders and an MP3 player hookup and speakers. Seats are comfortable, and the large canopy provides substantial protection from the wind and sun. This stroller's main drawback is its size: At 32.5 inches wide, the stroller struggles to fit through most standard doors. The size also makes the stroller difficult to maneuver through tight spaces or around sharp corners. Parents looking for a budget-friendly outdoor stroller likely will be pleased, but those who need a more versatile stroller should look elsewhere.
Formal reviews of the Baby Trend Expedition Double are limited. About.com lists the stroller as one of their top double jogging strollers for twins, but the testing and ranking methods are unclear. User reviews of the stroller are plentiful, with Amazon.com and Viewpoints.com featuring several detailed consumer reviews. The majority of reviews are positive, focusing on the stroller's low price. Nearly every reviewer, however, notes that the stroller can be difficult to maneuver through average-sized doors.
Amazon.com features more than 50 user reviews. The Baby Trend Expedition Double earns an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars. Most of the reviews say the stroller is a great purchase for the price and has many of the benefits of similar but more expensive strollers. However, several reviews note defects, including missing screws and broken parts. A shaky front wheel, say some reviewers, makes this stroller unfit for running or jogging parents.
Review: Baby Trend Expedition Double Jogger Stroller, Contributors to Amazon.com
Viewpoints.com is a consumer-review site that features reviews for hundreds of strollers, including most of the most prominent double jogging strollers. The Baby Trend Expedition Double earns 4.29 stars out of 5 stars in about 20 reviews. Parents praise the comfortable seats, wide canopies and adult console. Some do note that after heavy use, the stroller begins to show wear-and-tear, but they say that it is to be expected for the low price.
Review: Baby Trend Expedition Double Jogger Stroller Reviews, Contributors to Viewpoints.com
About.com guide to multiples Pamela Prindle Fierro ranks 10 of the top double jogging strollers for twins, noting that she only includes stroller with single front-wheels. The BabyTrend Expedition Double ranks fifth, with Prindle Fierro calling it a great value. She praises the drink holder and MP3 player hookup, but she says the model is not as rugged as comparable strollers. It's unclear how Prindle Fierro tests the strollers and on what criteria she devised her ranking system. (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
Review: Top 10 Double Jogger Strollers for Twins, Pamela Prindle Fierro
JoggingStrollersReview.net is a relatively new site, featuring just two stroller reviews. However, this review of the Baby Trend Expedition Double Jogger is comprehensive and detailed. The reviewer, who has used the stroller with his two children, praises the stroller for its smooth ride, comfortable seats and plentiful storage.
Review: Baby Trend Expedition Double Jogging Stroller Review Reveals a Great Piece of Gear, Editors of JoggingStrollersReview.net, Nov. 18, 2010
The Baby Trend Expedition receives high praise from BabyStrollerCritic.com. Editors say that the stroller is safe, durable and parent-friendly. The review does note that the stroller is fairly wide, and "cannot usually fit" through average-size doors. The reviewer also says that the stroller's storage is limited. Although the review is fairly comprehensive, it is vague. It is also unclear about how or who tested the stroller.