The First Years Jet Stroller, Red/Black

  • Durable frame rated for use to 50 pounds
  • Taller handles and multi-position recline
  • 5 point harness for a safer ride
  • Large parent console and lower storage basket
  • Easy one hand fold and weighs only 11 pounds

The First Years Jet Stroller-Easier for You, More Comfortable for your Baby! Durable frame rated for use to 50 lbs. Taller handles and multi-position recline. 5-pt harness for a safer ride. Large parent console and lower storage basket. Easy one-hand

List Price: $ 39.99

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176 of 179 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Perfect size, perfect price, February 26, 2010

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I have been looking for a while for just this stroller. I was looking for something to put in the back of the car for mall and short grocery shopping. Also I didn’t want it to look cheap, it needed a sun shade and needed to fit my skinny one year old. And something under . Finally, this fits the bill.

The stroller was tightly packaged and all the end parts were covered with foam. The 4 sets of wheels were easy to pop on, though I probably should have turned the lights on to see the direction arrow because I ended up putting the first one on upside down. No problem, though, it was easy to follow their instructions to push a button and pop it off. It took me 10 minutes to put together with a toddler crawling all over me and it, which I categorize as a success.

Cons: the back is not breathable, so summers might be a little rough with back-sweat. Also, it claims to have recline, and although it does, it probably only reclines about 2 inches at best. I would not get this for that feature, it’s pretty lame actually.

I got it in all black because I didn’t want it to look dirty after a while. The stroller is good for up to 50 pounds, though honestly if my child still wants to be in a stroller when he’s 7, we’ve got issues.

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61 of 61 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
Perfect for travel and occasional use, June 11, 2010
Jennifer (Pasadena, CA United States) – See all my reviews

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We bought the Jet to take with us when we travel by plane, after our Maclaren Quest’s hood got pretty brutalized last time we flew with it (even with gate checking). A decent stroller bag is about the same price as this stroller, so it didn’t make sense to use to buy a bag just to use our fancier stroller in the airport. This fits the bill. I tried out cheaper models in stores; but they weren’t substantially cheaper in price, and they were much cheaper in quality.

This assembles quickly; is attractive; has a structured, non-scratchy fabric seat (rare at this price point); and it has a nifty little organizer that is perfect for holding drinks, snacks, boarding passes and IDs. It is easy to fold and open one-handed, steers nicely, and is very lightweight. It also has some sort of shock absorbing system for the wheels, which was unexpected and appreciated!

No, it’s not a Maclaren. It’s not plush, the shade is not really big enough to be of great help, and it doesn’t recline a ton. But it’s easy to use, attractive, sturdy, and well-appointed for the price. We have a 10 month old and a 4 year old. Each child fits (though the 4 year old is too tall for the harness and shade). I am tall, and the handles are great even for me, and I don’t kick the wheels.

All in all, it’s a great value. At this price, I won’t worry about getting stroller-jacked at theme parks or this one getting gnarly in the cargo bay of an airplane. And at this level of features, I won’t worry about the thing breaking, being outgrown in a year, or my kid being miserable while riding. It’s not going to be my “daily driver” at home because I’m spoiled by the Maclaren’s features, but it’s a wonderful backup stroller for travel or Grandma’s house.

[And just a footnote: we got the red one, and the seat is actually an off-white/pale beige with black space-age-looking squares, which was a relief for me! It appeared white in the photo, and I was concerned about it getting gross quickly. Not a concern now!]

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81 of 86 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars
Backrest way too short!, March 12, 2010
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The backrest on this stroller was too short for my 2 1/2 year old, and he is only 35 pounds and about 37 inches tall.
His head was hanging out of the top of the backrest with no support.

What is the point of the stroller supporting up to 50 pounds if the backrest can’t even support a 2 yr old child 37 inches tall?
I don’t understand how they can overlook something like this.

If it were not for the short backrest, I would of been very happy with this stroller.. but unfortunately it will be going back.
I may try the First Years “Ignite” stroller, as I called and they said the backrest is taller on that model.

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