Stokke Xplory V5 Stroller Review

The Stokke Xplory V5 is a luxury stroller that has a unique frame design that doesn’t look like any other stroller. Aside from the stylish look, its main feature is the ability to adjust the seat seat up and down the frame bringing your baby closer to you.

I really like that feature because being close to your baby promotes better bonding and reinforces sense of security. You can not only adjust the seat, but also the handle bar which makes it perfect for much taller and much shorter parents.

Xplory V5 is made for parents who live in an urban environment and need a stroller for flat surfaces like going to the mall or walking around on the sidewalk. It doesn’t do well on rougher terrain. This stroller is definitely a showstopper! If you don’t like a lot of attention, it is not for you.

The Xplory V5 also features large canopy with mesh panel, reversible roomy seat, adjustable handle bar, and flip-flop friendly brake. Just like in Bugaboo all the action pieces are in white so you can easily figure out how to adjust things. Very convenient. The seat is designed to use from 6 month and up to 45 lbs. There is a carrycot option in case you want to remove the seat and convert it into a pram. You can also replace the seat with a car seat by purchasing a car seat adapter. This stroller is not light weighing at 27 lbs with the seat/carrycot.

If you want your baby to have these pair of wheels, prepare your wallet! Stokke Xplory V5 is one of the MOST expensive strollers on today’s market. You can get it for around $1,129. The stroller includes the frame, seat, bumper bar, storage bag, bug net, and rain cover. There is no cup included. All other accessories have to be purchase separately.

I gave it only 3 out of 5 stars because aside from a hefty price tag and lack of included accessories, I didn’t like the multiple-piece bulky fold, lack of storage, non-swing away bumper bar that needs to be removed all the time and no ‘sleep’ position recline in front facing mode of the seat.

But, my main problem is the flat-surface wheels. I think for that price you should have good size wheels and suspension that can tackle some of the terrain. The ride gets very bumpy if you get of the flat surface. This wouldn’t work for me because I like to take long walks at the park where the trails can get rough. Also, the canopy and the foot rest could use some improvement.

While I really do like the design, I think it’s expensive, not practical and has much less features than other less expensive strollers. I would rather get it’s main competition Bugaboo Cameleon which has great wheels, adjustable suspension, large basket, swing-away bumper bar, weighs only 21 lbs (comparing to Xplory at 27lbs. right?) and comes with a matching bassinet.

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Stokke Trailz All-Terrain Stroller Review

stokke-trailz4The Stokke Trailz is a luxury all-terrain stroller with a reversible seat that is designed for active parents who like to spend a lot of time outdoors no matter the season or terrain. As you’ve probably guessed from the name of the model you can easily take if off road and tackle the trails. Uneven city streets, snow, sand or gravel wouldn’t be a problem when you are strolling with this buggy. These large all-terrain air-filled tires can handle anything!

Keep in mind, there is a big difference between foam-filled and air-filled all-terrain wheels. The air-filled wheels have much better natural suspension and provide much smoother ride than foam-filled. For those parents who mostly walk on even surface, foam filled tires will be enough. But, if you want to take it to the sandy beach or snowy street, it’s better to have air-filled tires.

The Trailz comes with a reversible seat, but can also be converted into a travel system or a pram. The seat can accommodate a child from birth and up to 45 lbs. The included infant insert reduces the seat depth and provides more support for a small baby. 

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Nuna Mixx vs Stokke Scoot V2 vs 2015 UPPAbaby Cruz Stroller Comparison

all-strollers5It looks like Nuna Mixx, Stokke Scoot V2 and 2015 UPPAbaby Cruz are the most popular reversible seat strollers right now. I’ve been getting tons of emails about them asking how do they compare to each other.

Before getting into it, I want to say that all three of them are great quality strollers that can be used for everyday life like going to the grocery store, running errands or going to the park. So no matter which one you choose, I am sure you will enjoy it.

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2015 Stokke Scoot V2 Stroller Review

stokke-scoot-v2-2The new 2015 Stokke Scoot V2 has been creating quite a buzz lately. It’s an updated version of the beloved Stokke Scoot which is a lightweight compact luxury stroller with a reversible seat. Unlike the old Scoot, the Scoot V2 has larger thicker wheels and better handle bar. I did like the old model a LOT, but the new V2 model is to die for! The larger thicker wheels really made a huge difference and put V2 above many others.

Now, you can not only take it to the mall, or grocery shopping, but you can also go to the park for a long walk, or tackle uneven pavement of the city. Although it’s still not all-terrain stroller, it can handle a lot more of different terrains while providing your child with a smooth ride.

I think this is a great choice for an urban lifestyle. I swear, sometimes the city streets are worse than forest trails. LOL. It’s also very stylish and modern stroller which is perfect for city moms who are always following the new trends. I also like the large canopy, adjustable foot rest, large easy to access basket and deep recline. Another great features of Scoot is the ONE-HAND fold that everybody wants to have.

It does not have a bassinet option, but there is a Soft Bag (sold separately) for a newborn that you can insert right into the seat creating a bassinet like enclosed environment. You can also replace the seat with an infant car seat turning it into a travel system. The stroller weight limit is 45 lbs.

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Stokke Xplory Stroller Updates For 2014

stokke_xplory1If you read my reviews, you probably already know that I am not the biggest fan of Stokke Xplory stroller. Yes I think it’s a very stylish and modern looking stroller, but it’s not very practical. It reminds me of a high heel pumps with a platform that you can only wear to the restaurant because there will be minimum walking. LOL.

With Xplory it’s the same thing, you can only use it on a fat surface, it’s bulky, heavy (26 lbs), and doesn’t come with any accessories. Although it’s designed for an urban enviroment, there is almost no storage. It’s also super expensive (around $1,000). To me this stroller is all about status and a fashion statement. I doubt Xplory parents run errands around town or go grocery shopping. Here is my full detailed review.

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Stokke Scoot Stroller Review 2013

stokke_scoot1Stokke Scoot is a new versatile luxury stroller that is designed for on-the-go parents who live in an urban environment. It features roomy padded seat, adjustable foot rest, and one-hand fold. One of the main selling features of Scoot is its reversible seat that is positioned higher on the frame allowing for the child to be closer to you and promoting a better bonding. You can also use it as high chair at the cafe.

Although the recline is very deep and can accommodate a child from birth and up to 45 lbs, I would recommend getting an insert for a newborn. You can also turn it into a travel system by getting a car seat adapter.

The Scoot’s frame is narrower than on average stroller (only 21″) and it can do a 360 degree turn with a push of one finger, which makes it perfect for public transit, navigating busy streets and narrow doorways. The large basket can fit a lot of groceries in case you decide to go shopping. The large canopy with the ventilation panel will provide plenty of sun protection and great air circulation on a hot summer day. The handle bar can be adjusted for shorter and taller parents.

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