The Kolcraft iBaby Reclining Umbrella, which includes an iPod dock with built-in speaker, replaces the otherwise similar Kolcraft Reclining Umbrella. Of the nearly two dozen parents who review the Kolcraft iBaby Reclining Umbrella on Amazon.com and Sears.com, only a couple mention its distinguishing feature -- iPod compatibility -- and they express some disappointment. Otherwise, owners are lukewarm about this stroller, with some saying it's difficult to use, several reporting problems with the detachable sunshade and others complaining of broken parts. "Baby Bargains" editors and contributors warn parents to expect compromises in quality.
Baby-Gaga.com offers a thorough review of the discontinued Kolcraft Reclining Umbrella, evaluating this lightweight stroller for comfort, ride, durability and other criteria. We supplemented this expert review with about two dozen posts by owners on Amazon.com and other sites.
The Kolcraft Reclining Umbrella (which is no longer manufactured), a close relative of the Kolcraft iBaby Reclining Umbrella, earns good, but not great, marks in this extremely thorough review. Baby-Gaga.com says this Kolcraft stroller offers some advantages over typical umbrella strollers and is a good choice as a lightweight secondary stroller.
Review: Kolcraft Reclining Umbrella, Editors of Baby-Gaga.com, Jan. 18, 2006
The handful of parents posting here have both good and bad things to say about the Kolcraft iBaby Reclining Umbrella. The longer handles and reclining seat draw praise, while the detachable sunshade is criticized.
Review: Kolcraft iBaby Reclining Umbrella, Contributors to Amazon.com
Several owners posting brief comments here give the Kolcraft iBaby Reclining Umbrella mixed reviews. While some find it convenient and comfortable to use (because of longer handles), others complain that it is not durable.
Review: Kolcraft iBaby Umbrella Baby Stroller, Contributors to Sears.com