This stroller is negating all the things said about how umbrella strollers are more difficult to manipulate. It is so very easy to push, even one-handedly. No problem with getting up curbs, either. The recline is operated by quite a conventional strap system. It is best to use it in summer, but we also got through winter with it - I could even fit my 3yo son with a footmuff in it. Another advantage is the high backrest. It is easy to fold and quite compact once folded, so I finally have some space in my car boot (our fist pram, a 3in1 stroller system, took up all my boot). There is one - and only - disadvantage about it - and it's its hood. Even being extendable, it doesn't provide much shade, because it's too high up. I recommend getting a parasol or an extra shade.