I also wanted a stroller that was reasonably priced (under $50) and lightweight. So when I happened upon The First Years Happy Hippos Jet Stroller, I knew this was "the one." It hits all of my needs AND it's adorable!
As far as additional conveniences, I love the organizer on the handles--it has a zipper pocket and plenty of room for snacks and drinks. My only disappointment with the stroller is the storage under the base. There is not much room if your baby is sitting upright--only if they're tilted.
Otherwise, we have been using this stroller regularly (even out in the cold with our JJ Cole Bundle Me) and Aurora and I both love it:
in the parking lot, on her way to do some thrifting with mama
look at that smile--she loves it!
the shade really comes in handy with the bright winter sun...
..and the harness is much cozier.
As far as my experience with CSN, I couldn't recommend the site enough. The shipping was reasonable (and fast), they had a ton of options, a lot of information and comparisons about various strollers, and a TON of great prices on baby stuff.
Want to get your hands on this stroller (or other baby stuff from CSN)? Stay tuned to the blog...
P.S. We are open to reviewing any and all baby products for our readers on the blog if we think they would be beneficial--just drop us an email: miskabelle (at) gmail (dot) com.
This review is completely my opinion in terms of the product and The First Years has not paid/sponsored me to review the stroller. This stroller was purchased through a CSN promo--the review of the company/site has been compensated.