While I don't feel like I have enough experience with other strollers to make this post a true comparison post, I want this to be the beginning of a conversation, taking the approach of a buyer's guide if you find yourself struggling to decide whether to buy the Stokke Scoot or Crusi. I hope this post helps!
I reviewed our Stokke Scoot in September after using it all summer, and now over a year later it is still so loved over here. I used it through the winter as I walked my growing belly and Paityn to friend's houses, workout group, and the store for chocolate. Though most of those moments weren't documented here on the blog you can check out my Hogle Zoo post for a few more photos of the Scoot in action.
Then, as we anticipated the arrival of our second girl, I received the most exciting package at my doorstep from my friends at Stokke -- the Crusi and sibling seat: their double stroller. It's safe to say excitement just doesn't cover the emotions felt that day as I put it together, pregnant as ever.
So now, after being stroller-less for the first year and a half with Paityn, I find myself in the position of having two of the loveliest strollers I've ever seen. And I am so grateful.
She's the little sister of the Crusi. Or cousin. Either way she's compact -- from the wheels, width, to the compact fold. The seat folds with the stroller and goes from upright to folded in 20 seconds tops. The basket fits my ginormous diaper bag no problemo. The handle is tall to begin with (a huge plus in my book) and height adjustable.
The seat of the Scoot reclines to a laying down position -- just squeeze both clips on the back. Extra fabric that is hidden while in the upright position accordions down easily. The seat can face the parent or face out. 99% of the time I have the seat facing me. This was something that was so important to me when looking into strollers initially, and still is today.
She's a classy lady. Everything I thought I loved about the Scoot is amplified and perfected. The canopy pops with a flair that seems to brag about how much sturdier it is. The footrest, while adjustable on the Scoot, adjusts with one hand. The brake, though I never had issues with the Scoot staying place even on steep SF hills, on the Crusi is seems to say, "I've got you." The basket is so large, my obnoxiously large diaper bag doesn't take up the entire thing, and I still have room for a soccer ball, dolly or whatever else my toddler wants to take at the moment. The chair reclines with ease, and has an extra "rest" decline position that the Scoot doesn't.
The CRUSI + SIBLING SEAT
I appreciate this set up for many reasons, but one of the largest is because of how skinny of a double stroller it is. I am not the most coordinated mom on the block. Maneuvering a wide double stroller through shopping malls, sidewalks and near anything breakable makes me break out into a cold sweat. There is a sort of "oomph" that is needed with wide double strollers that I've used. You know, when you have to put your back into it to get it to turn?
When I sat down to write this post, I couldn't think of anything that felt like a major difference between the Crusi and Scoot. I'm suddenly realizing what this mean.
This means that I found a double stroller that feels the exact same to push as my single.
Which is a big deal.
There are a few limitations that I've found with the sibling seat configuration: 1. Both seats must be facing parent and in the upright position and 2. The younger child must have strong enough neck control to sit in the top seat. Hudson is still fairly floppy so I'm the most comfortable with her on the bottom.
Both offer bug nets and rain covers for those fall months, and vents in the canopy for a litter extra breeze in the summer.
So my buyer's guide recommendations:
If you think these are beautiful but don't have the funds for them: That's ok! You don't need them.
If you are torn between the Crusi and the Scoot but are short on cash, trunk space, and you're not above and beyond in the height department yourself: grab the Scoot. I could've died happy with the Scoot.
If you are torn between the two, and are picturing a second baby down the road (or third, or fourth or fifth): start leaning towards the Crusi. If you're torn between the two, I'm taking it that you've seen what else it out there and love the look or function of Stokke strollers. And that's good! Because decisions are hard to make. So narrowing it down to a company or a few options is progress. I'd send you the Crusi + Sibling seat route. Two children buckled up in a sleek/narrow stroller during hectic shopping trips or outings is worth it's weight in gold. Or something like that.
If you're on your last child. And want one last hoorah soaking up time with him/her before it's on to the next phase. You do you. I'll be in that position and I know there's no real way to prepare for those emotions. So grab one of each maybe? And take lots of photos. Parenting is fun.
If you have ANY questions, let's talk! Comment below. I really would love this to be an open conversation.
Both strollers are C/O the sweetest friends at Stokke, but I was not given compensation nor was I asked to do this post. I put this one together in the hope of being helpful. You know to balance out all the pictures of my girls and life.