I love this stroller! I love it so much I don't want to use our umbrella strollers for small trips around town like to museums. I was hesitant at first and waited a few months for something in the range of $700 to come up on Craigslist for $200 under because of the non-rubber tires. Now that I have it, it doesn't bother me at all and I wish I had bought this sooner.
It was easy-ish for my husband to put together (although he grumbled about the instructions missing steps or not being specific enough). Once put together it's easy to adjust and use. Bumps could be handled better but I just have to angle the wheels sideways and they work better. Steps are a bit tricky too because I worry that the handle is not solid enough to bear the weight of pushing it down so that the front of the stroller goes up in the air and over a step but so far so good. It does have a nice solid wide base and I thought it was pretty easy to fold. The best thing about it, is that it has all the things I wanted: a high-ish seat (not as high as Uppababy or a Stokke Xplory but definitely higher than most strollers) and rear/front facing options and easy to adjust/use. My son was upset he couldn't see me one day so I put him on the grass midway through our walk and it took 2 seconds for me to flip the seat and have him back in happier!
I think people who complain about the folding aspect are looking for the one button, airport or umbrella type of strollers or have a small car/trunk. If you want something simple to take on the bus or to airport travel with, this is NOT the stroller for you. This stroller is great for those with big car trunks (we have a mini van) to accommodate the wide base or for those who are looking for a solid go to everyday stroller that you leave open and have for neighborhood walks. If you can live with these purposes, then this is the best stroller ever because it has all the bells and whistles that the $1200 strollers I've drooled over have.
After going to 7 targets I finally found this stroller, I heard great things about it and we were in need of a new one.
First putting it together was very easy, but folding it but not so much if your by yourself with baby in arm. The seat part has to come off and will not to connected with the wheels and handle once folded. Thats my only complaint, other wise its a great stroller.
The first two days of owning the Odyssey, it went through the works of the city, public transit, and it held up great!
I would recommend this is everyone, but just be aware of the folding issue.