It really can be pushed with one finger, and even though the wheel base in the back is "wide" it's not terribly cumbersome. Sometimes it's harder to get through a small doorway if you have to hold it open yourself but it's doable. in tight quarters, this thing maneuvers like a ninja.
It's sleek and not 'baby'ish or cutesy. I have the limited edition one that is in all black, including the frame. Like a ninja.
The one hand unfold WHEN IT WORKS is great. It allows you to be quick. Like a ninja.
I like the small basket. It keeps people from making you carry their crap. I travel as light as possible. Like a ninja.
Thus concludes it's pros.
It is NOT for long legged children. My son is 99% in height and has had his legs dangling over the foot rest since 18months. They could really improve it by making an extendable foot rest. I don't see why this feat of engineering wouldn't work, once put back in the short position it should still fold fine. He's not even 2 years and i can't see this lasting past 3 before he has to consciously put his feet up or hit the wheels. As it is, he likes to sit with his feet splayed over the bar and legs wide apart, which has given my friends many an opportunity to use the "I learned it from watching YOU, Mom!" joke. Inexplicably, the seat itself is pretty high, so he still has like two more levels of the straps to go before outgrowing it that way. The strap between the legs seems a little short, but my son is skinny so there's still room (but who knows for how long). Also, the depth of the seat is much shallower compared to my Joovy jogger or Britax lightweight travel stroller.
The canopy pops off ALL the time. Almost everytime I unfold or fold it. I'm about to gorilla glue it onto the frame
The frickin' cupholder. That I had to spend an ADDITIONAL 20$ for on top of the 600$ for the stroller. That constantly pops off. And is fairly useless.
The 'smooth' handle. I wish there was some kind of ridge on the sides of the handle right where it curves and becomes the frame. My diaper bag (from Skip Hop) had small loops that clipped on, but after three months I really didn't need a gigantic bag filled with useless crap for most outings since he was a voracious breastfeeder with no interest in pacifiers and needed nothing but one small bottle, a small change of clothes, and some diapers and wipes. But any regular short handled bag (plastic shopping bag, reusable tote, regular purse handles) has no place to hang or clip on (and remember the basket is very small). I bought that 'mommy hook' and all that happened was it slid down the frame all the way to where it met the bottom of the chassis, and then the bags get banged by the wheels and interfere with the folding. I'm addicted to those "Gear-Tie" rubber coated wires that can be bent a million different ways and have a million uses. For <5 $ they are THE best baby/child investment. I'll wind it around the handle and it acts like a bumper keeping the hook in place, or as a place to attach the bag since it's too tight to slip.
And the biggest con of all THE FOLDING
First, the 'unfold' is unleashed when you pry a plastic piece off the frame. So technically it can be done with one hand. But it can NEVER be done when time is of the essence (Like a child trying to run off) or when your other hand is actually occupied with something. Then, when you DON'T want it to unfold, it'll pop open for no reason at all. Like when putting it in the trunk or trying to get off the tram at Disney. YES, it has a strap to keep it secured closed if it does pop open, but the strap is at the bottom of the basket, basically requires getting on hands and knees, and has to be done with two hands. Usually, if I need it to stay closed, I'll wrap the seat frame to the base frame with a fabulous Gear Tie which only takes a second to undo.
**********************ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS***************************** No one can figure it out if they aren't very familiar with how it works already. Hands full of baby and various baby crap? 'Hey can you fold the stroller for me? Put your hand there...now put your other hand there...no not there, over there. Okay that hand has to push down and the other hand has to slide forward. No...at the same time...push it down and slide. TOGETHER. Argh! You have to do that AND push down ON the stroller. Forget it! I'll do it. Here, take the kid..."
And that's if there is someone. If you're alone, good luck. Once the kid is mobile it's, "Wait here, perfectly still while I fold the stroller. WAIT. WAIT HERE. Don't move. OMG DONT RUN INTO TRAFFIC. Why don't you listen? B/c you're 18 months isnt a valid answer!" I'm not gonna lie. On a solo trip to Disney at 18 months I used, you guessed it, a GEAR TIE to handcuff him to me b/c he was determined to run into the Tram lane or the cars leaving the parking lot while I tried to fold the stroller. Just briefly. I wasn't proud, but it had to be done.
Also the Folding/unfolding can only be done with the primary seat in the forward facing and upright position. So any car seat or carry cot has to be removed first and if the kid likes to ride in the primary seat backwards then that also has to be removed. Luckily, my kid was trying to escape the carrycot at 2 months, so that got retired, and preferred looking forward at the world instead of gazing lovingly at me as I pushed him.
Overall, it's a stroller that can handle AMAZINGLY over most surfaces and will work quite well if you prefer something sleek and pared down instead of a lot of bells and whistles like a snack tray or a kid cupholder. People really are amazed at how it can navigate a crowd and not become a comedy of errors when trying to do so in a tight space (and I am not very graceful on my own). It also has a very horizontal recline if your'e lucky enough to have one of those kids that naps in strollers (I do not).
Along with the now infamous Gear Ties, I recommend getting that Green Slime stuff for the tires, as it reduces flats in any stroller using rubber inflatable tires. It can probably be used for jogging, but it's not INTENDED for that b/c there are no shocks (i've seen some people call it a jogging stroller, and I feel that is misleading). It does make a great walking stroller though. And it is overall still quicker/easier to get out of the car and ready than a more standard stroller like the Safety 1st travel system one that a friend of mine had. Another friend ended up buying it even after hearing my quibbles because she liked the way it handled so much. I think it is worth the price tag in the long run, but can forget how much I like it when the occasional issue pops up.
Plus I'm STILL mad about paying another 20$ for a useless cupholder.