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Category Archives: Strollers

So that one’s Ted?

Sometimes it’s the little things that make me so happy. Like this brilliant accessory to the Phil & Teds stroller line. The Lazy Ted is basically a metal base for the Doubles Kit seat of the Phil & Teds (the one that clicks on to the back of the stroller) that turns the seat into an infant rocker. I love ... Read More »

Maclaren to offer lifetime warranty*

*No, it’s true. Maclaren is preparing to launch a lifetime warranty against manufacturer’s defects in their strollers. All you have to do is register your stroller online within a certain timeframe after the date of purchase. To be perfectly clear, this will not cover issues due to wear and tear from regular use and abuse. All the same, it is ... Read More »

Baby Jogger downsizes

Evaluating new products isn’t usually straightforward. It’s very rare that I’ll see something and know immediately whether or not it will succeed, but when I feel that sense of certainty, I always follow my gut. On the last day of the show, I finally got around to the Baby Jogger booth. I wasn’t expecting anything earth-shattering, but lo and behold ... Read More »

Mutsy Slider

The Mutsy strollers have been very well received during their first year in the US. We’ve had good success with the 4-Rider model, a hybrid with four pneumatic tires (two large in the rear, two smaller in the front). The front air-filled tires make this stroller unusual and give it a very smooth ride. They also make the frame a ... Read More »

Phil & Ted & Ted & Ted & Ted

I know how many of you are waiting for an update on the Phil & Teds situation, so I made sure to hit that booth today to get the details. I have no photos to share – they were incredibly vigilant about that. What I found was a bit strange. I’m not sure I understand the logic, but I’ll present ... Read More »

Will it fit?

Cheers to Lascal, makers of the Buggy Board (the ingenious wheeled board that attaches to a stroller to make room for a standing passenger) for putting together an exhaustive study of how the Buggy Board fits just about any stroller in existence. Check out their amazing website which shows exactly how to attach the Buggy Board to each model, and ... Read More »

Daytrippin’ with Maclaren

Today, I spent the day visiting the US headquarters of Maclaren in Norwalk, CT. We were invited for a sneak preview of the 2008 product line, which will be shown at the ABC Show next month in Las Vegas. It was a great opportunity to see the new products away from the hullabaloo of the trade show, and it was ... Read More »

Zapps are here!

Our first shipment of Quinny Zapp strollers just arrived. We’ve got one in our office, and we’re playing with it extensively today. Initial impressions are very good – it folds down nearly to the size of an umbrella, and it handles really beautifully, even with the modified design (two wheels in front versus one). Downsides include the teeny tiny basket, ... Read More »

Quinny Newsflash

Good news and bad news. The good news is that Dorel has made some nice improvements to the US version of the Zapp. They’ve adjusted some of the functional design and they’ve added (drumroll, please) a storage basket. The bad news is they’ve decided to increase the retail price to $239.99. From what I can understand, the price increase will ... Read More »

White Volo is here

The newest Volo color has arrived, the chic white model that we saw at the JPMA show. Unwilling to gamble much on this unusual color combination, we ordered just a few, so they are only available in the store right now. The white stroller comes with a black seat pad and a black canopy. It’s very cool, if you’re into ... Read More »