2015 Mamas & Papas Armadillo XT Stroller Review

armadillo-xt-stroller2If you are confused by all the Armadillos running around, you are not along. Mamas & Papas decided to take over the stroller market by making every kind of Armadillo possible. They are only missing a jogger at this point. LOL. Anyways, there are total of five different models in Armadillo series: Armadillo, Armadillo XT, Armadillo CityArmadillo Flip, and Armadillo Flip XT. BTW, here is my full side-by-side comparison.

Some of you might haven’t heard of the XT addition because Mamas & Papas haven’t advertise it as much. They quietly added XT and Flip XT to the line of Armadillos without really creating a big splash. This really surprised me since XT and Flip XT are both long-awaited strollers for 2015.

At this point you are probably wondering how Armadillo XT different from the regular Armadillo. Well, it has some great updates like mesh in the canopy for better air flow, larger wheels that can handle more terrain, adjustable handle bar for shorter and taller parents and new sporty design on the canopy.

Just like the original model it features roomy seat, very deep one-hand recline, large basket, supersized canopy, adjustable leg rest, all-wheel suspension, flip-flop friendly brake, automatic lock, standing fold, travel system option, and very compact one-hand fold. You can also turn it into a travel system. The seat can accommodate a child from birth and up to 5o lbs. With all these upgrades XT weighs only 20 lbs. Sounds like a perfect stroller? It might be! This could be definitely your ONLY stroller.

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Mamas & Papas Armadillo Flip XT Stroller Review

armadillo-flip-xt2The Mamas & Papas Armadillo Flip XT is finally here! I’ve been getting a tons of emails from parents asking me about Flip XT model and how it is different from the original Flip.

So, I was very exited to test it out. In case you are getting lost with all the Armadillos out there, there are five different models in Armadillo series: ArmadilloArmadillo XTArmadillo CityArmadillo Flip, and Armadillo Flip XT. Here is my full side-by-side comparison.

The Armadillo Flip XT is a lightweight compact stroller with a reversible seat that is very similar to the popular Armadillo Flip model, but has some extra features.

Many parents complained about Armadillo and Armadillo Flip not having any mesh in the canopy. Well, XT does! It has a full zipped mesh panel in the back that provides better air circulation on a hot summer day. The wheels on XT are also a little larger than on original Flip. It rolls on 6.5″ in the front and 9″ in the back. Great for mommy terrain like grass, playground mulch, or gravel. 

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Mountain Buggy Nano Stroller Review

mountain-buggy-nano1The Mountain Buggy Nano is the best travel stroller ever made! I’ve tested a lot of different stroller and I can tell you for sure that Nano beats them all when it comes to traveling. It’s super light, super compact, and you can even turn it into a travel system!

I know, it’s hard to believe that this 13 lbs stroller can handle a car seat. But that’s not all. It’s so compact it can even fit into an overhead luggage compartment on a plane. How great is that?

If you’ve been reading my reviews, you probably know that I have a bad back, so for me the ability to place my child from the plane straight into a stroller is a life saver, or I would even say a back saver. LOL. Once you unfold this tiny little package, it turns into a regular size stroller.

This is a great buggy for going to the mall, grocery store, doctor’s office, theme parks and using public transit. While it’s perfect for traveling and running errands around town, I would’t really recommend it for long walks at the park, because of the small wheels.

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2015 UPPAbaby Cruz Stroller Review

uppababy-cruz-2015-1As you all know for 2015 UPPAbaby has updated its line of strollers. While 2015 Vista got a whole face lift, the Cruz got new larger rear wheels and now comes with included bumper bar. That’s all. Everything else stayed the same. The whole UPPAbaby line of strollers have new pretty colors to choose from.

The Cruz is full of great features like reversible seat, deep one-hand recline, large canopy with a big pop-out sunvisor, x-large basket, adjustable padded 5-point harness, adjustable leg rest, adjustable handle bar, flip-flop friendly brake, and all-wheel suspension. Despite the larger wheels, the weight stayed the same at 22 lbs. I don’t know how they did it.

The Cruz is a great stroller for urban lifestyle. The x-large basket is perfect for grocery shopping. The narrow frame (22″ wide) allows you to fit through tight doorways, down narrow aisles, along crowded city sidewalks and rocky garden paths with ease. The all-wheel suspension and AirGo wheels mimic the cushioned ride of air filled tires providing your child with a smooth ride.

The deep almost flat recline can accommodate a child from birth and up to 50 lbs. For a newborn you can transform it into a pram by replacing the seat with bassinet (sold separately) or you can turn it into a travel system by replacing the seat with an infant car seat. The UPPAbaby Mesa car seat plugs right into the Cruz without any adapters. It’s a great car seat btw.

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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 Mamas & Papas Armadillo Flip Stroller Review

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Recently, Mamas&Papas has created a big buzz with a little lightweight stroller called Armadillo. For 2015, they did it again with the Armadillo Flip which is a very similar model to the Armadillo, but has a reversible seat. Right after the release, Armadillo Flip got sold out withing a few days.

Wondering why? Well, because this is a great stroller for urban lifestyle! Parents love how lightweight and compact it is. The one-hand fold makes it easy to fold the stroller while holding your baby.

This is perfect for busy parents who like to run errands around town or use public transit. You know how rude people on the bus can be if you take up too much room with your stroller? Not with Armadillo Flip! Mamas&Papas claim that this is the WORLD’S most compact stroller in its class.

The narrow frame (only 22″ wide) makes it very easy to navigate narrow and tight spaces like store aisles, between the cars on the parking lot, or in the small elevators. It also features large basket, adjustable foot rest, adjustable 5 point harness and huge canopy. Operating the stroller is very easy because all the function buttons and levers are colored in yellow.

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2015 UPPAbaby Vista Stroller Review

uppababy_vista_2015_24If you liked the old UPPAbaby Vista, the 2015 model will blow you away! The new 2015 Vista really grows with your family. Now, you can turn it into a double tandem stroller by adding a second toddler seat called RubmlerSeat. The old RumblerSeat was small, without a recline, had no bumper bar, no adjustable leg rest, and had small canopy.

The new 2015 RumblerSeat has it all just like the main seat. It can also reverse and recline. The main seat has a weight limit of 50 lbs while the second seat has the weight limit of 35 lbs. You can also convert it to a pram by replacing the seat with included matching bassinet or turn it into a travel system by replacing the seat with an infant car seat (sold separately).

Having twins? No problem! The new 2015 Vista can hold two toddler seats, two bassinets, or two infant car seats. The MESA Infant Car Seat attaches directly to the VISTA frame converting your stroller into a travel system. The VISTA is also compatible with select Chicco®, Maxi-Cosi®, and Graco® Classic infant car seats with our adapters. You can even trasport three kids by getting a PiggyBack Ride-Along board.How cool is that?

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Nuna Mixx Stroller Review

nuna-mixx13The new Nuna Mixx is a new HOT stroller in town! I’ve been getting tons of emails every day asking me to write a review. Well, here it is! More and more parents want a stylish reversible seat stroller that all-terrain wheels, large basket, is more or less compact, and is not too heavy.

Well, Nuna Mixx has all these features and then some. It is a full size stroller with a reversible seat and all-terrain wheels.

This sleek looking buggy has roomy seat, adjustable handle bar, reversible seat, very deep recline, flip-flop friendly brake, no-re-thread harness, and adjustable leg rest.

The basket is absolutely huge! You can fit two large diaper bags in it. Another feature that I really like is that you can create a bed-like environment for you child by lifting the leg rest and reclining the back of the seat absolutely flat.

Many reversible seat strollers have a ‘v’ shape seat leaving your child always in the sitting position. The seat can accommodate a child from birth and up to 50 lbs. The large canopy with a pop-out sunvisor will provide your child with plenty of sun protection.

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