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AND NOW, BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, THE ONE THAT STARTED IT ALL: The LATEST, the GREATEST, the ALL-NEW, CONTINUING, "ADVENTURES IN STROLLERLAND!"
The Purple Trip
So just as we re-visit one of our favorite colors, we re-visit one of our favorite umbrella strollers--the Inglesina Trip. It has been around for a while, which is maybe why some people forget to include it on their "Stroller Bucket List"--i.e. strollers to try, before it's too late.
First of all, we're talking Inglesina. Italian, people. One of the original companies known for their high style and quality. This is the company that produced the gorgeous Classica,
the innovative and practical Zippy,
and the amazingly engineered Avio (reviewed previously.)
From the fabrics to the frame to the wheels, Inglesina whispers "class". I say "whispers", because that is the hallmark of Inglesina's understated elegance. Shout? No, never.
But see here, the beautiful black matte frame. And how it contrasts with the vibrant purple.
Just a touch of color in the Ecru stripes, to coordinate.
which is also on the harness, and shoulder pads.
And the basket? Matches, of course.
But Inglesina is more than just form. It's also, always been about function. So lets start with the cupholder, that actually fits cups.
There's a side latch so that when you fold it, it automatically locks closed.
Look at the fingergrips on the handles. So pleasant to hold.
The wheels are bigger than most comparable sized umbrellas; which means it's outdoor performance is superior. Basket size is pretty good, too.
Here's a big pocket on the back of the canopy, for all of those essentials you want to have on hand.
By the way, these photos are showing the vexing dichotomy of trying to portray actual colors on strollers. Because under fluorescent lighting, this shade or purple looks more plummy. Yet in the outdoor sunlight, it looks more blue grey.
Anyway, here you can see the side strap that makes the Trip so easy to carry.
The canopy has a pull-out sun visor, that you can pull out for more coverage.
Of course, the peekaboo window allows you to check on your most precious cargo.
The legrest is adjustable--down for older children, up so the little ones can sit comfortably, or rest their legs.
And it's a wonderful stroller for sleeping, because there are FOUR recline positions.
Which means it also sits very upright.
The Trip is one of the few lightweight umbrella strollers that has a bumper bar. These are great because you can hang toys on them, or snack pouches. It gives little ones something to hang on to, so they can pull themselves forward. They also like to put their feet up on them, like a Barca Lounger. And this one is covered, so you don't have to worry about your teething child chewing through it it. It lifts up and down, and folds with the stroller. so it is soft and flexible, but you can see here how sturdy it is. Wonderful!
And value? Wow. Costs less than others in it's class, and the cup holder and rain cover are included!
The Trip folds nice and compact, umbrella style. So it's easy to throw it in a taxi, train, or airport security line. If you are worried about it getting dirty in the belly of the plane, you can get an optional travel bag,
or footmuff, which makes it the perfect choice for your late summer "Trips"!
SP 2.0 sez: "Try the Trip before it's too late, because it is really great."
Weight: 15 pounds
Seat Width: 13"
Seat Depth: 9"-13.25"
Seat Back: 19.25"
Seat to Canopy: 29"
Drop to Footrest: 10"
Seat to Floor: 15"
Folded: 41" x 11.75" x 12"
To see all 2012 models, go to FindtheBestStroller.com and for personal help, click on "Connsultations" on the left
The U.S. DEBUT OF THE BABY JOGGER CITY VERSA!
So simple to use, even a child can do it!
And so to illustrate that point, my DD demonstrates some of it's fab features. It really wasn't planned that way. But when we got home from her Irish dancing Feis yesterday, we were so excited to see that it had arrived that we tore open the box. As I was putting it together, in seconds, it seemed, she was impressed. She asked if we could go out and take it for a stroll. And so we did.
my opinion, this is the next generation. BJ combined all of the best
features of the City Mini, GT and Select to make this their best
stroller yet! Oh and yes, it DOES fold with the seat facing either
direction, whoo hoo!The Versa is so easy to use, even a child can do it! Watch this YouTube video and you will see what I mean.
The seat is really big for a reversible. See all of this headroom? 4 year old StrollerPrince 2.0 was very comfortable in it.
Even when it was time to sleep!
Addendum:... I pushed it ALL over the OC Fair a couple of days ago. I mean all day, and all night. That's what happens when you have older kids who like rides, sigh. I have to say that it was just brilliant. We had purses and backpacks and bags piled up in the basket. SP 2.0 jumped in and out all day. Much of the time I was holding a coffee or one of the kid's drinks in my other hand, so I mostly pushed it one-handed. A stroller with smaller wheels might have gotten stuck going through the haybarns and aggie places, so I was happy I chose the Versa. But the fair was pretty crowded, so I was happy I didn't have anything bigger.
We were in my friend's Mercedes SUV which has the weeniest cargo space I have ever seen. She said there was no way it would fit. But was shocked to see that it did! I was also really happy that at the end of the loooong day I could just yank the strap and throw it in there. We were all so tired, and not having to fool with folding a stroller is really a blessing in these situations. So in short, I do think think it's very "Versa-tile". There are not a lot of strollers that could have handled this type of situation so well.
Wheel size: 8"
Seat Back: 22"
Seat to canopy: 24"
Seat Width: 12.5"
Seat Depth: 9.5-19.5" (adjustable)
Drop to footrest: 9-10" (adjustable)
Seat to ground: 20"
Length: 31" (wheels turned inward)
Height: 31.5"-41.5" (adjustable)
Folded: 23" x 31.5" x 12" (gets much shorter and flatter if you pop off front wheels)
To see all 2012 models, go to FindtheBestStroller.com and for personal help, click on "Consultations" on the left
It was just two years ago that we showed you the Britax B-Ready.An d wow, what a "blazing star" it's become in the world of doubles.
Now Britax is hoping to create a similar explosion, with the new double B-Agile.
And why not? It has a height adjustable handle.
It's good looking.
Has generous seats.
Huge canopies, with big storage pockets on the back.
And net peekaboo windows on top.
Deep recline, with a nice mesh for air circulation.
Wonderful, one-handed push, loaded down.
Generous basket, that you can access from the side,
or the front!
Pretty lightweight, so you won't get a hernia lifting it in and out of the car.
Has the "yank up on the center seat straps" fold, with an automatic lock to keep it closed.
And so All-American!
Oh, and there is a raincover that you can get, cupholder, footmuff, and a double snack tray!
Which just gives us more cause to celebrate!
Hooray for the red, white, and Britax!
Weight: 28 lbs
Folded: 30.5 x 30" x 12"
12": Seat Width
10" Seat Depth
9" Drop to footrest
18.5" Seat back
24" Seat to canopy
18" Seat to ground
Rear Wheels: 9"
Front Wheels: 6.5"
If you want to see more new stroller models coming out in 2012, go to "FindtheBestStroller.com" And if you want me to help you find the perfect stroller for you, click on "Consultations" on the left