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Inglesina Trip Stroller: Perfect for Public Transportation, Errands and Walks

06/04/2009 at 10:00 AM ET
Inglesina Trip Stroller

I was excited to try out Inglesina’s Trip Umbrella Stroller (MSRP $189) — because I am such of fan of their Zippy Stroller (click here to read our recent review).

The Trip is a lightweight umbrella stroller that clocks in at a delightful 14.5 lbs. Features include a four-position reclining seat, extendable leg rest, and a back zippered storage pocket.

It’s ideal for public transportation and quick trips in and out of the car, and has enough suspension to work well for long walks.

Putting it Together
The stroller came put together –  so you can use it right out of the box.

The Ride
The Trip has excellent suspension. I was able to push it one handed, while holding my older child’s hand. Steering was also easy.

The Seat
The seat was a good size — both my 3 ½ year old and my 15 month old fit in it well. My tall 3 ½ year old had plenty room to grow with the sun canopy. The stroller is not recommended for children under 3 month due to its lack of a flat recline. (In Europe it’s recommended for kids 6 months and up). The weight limit is 45 pounds.

Storage
While the Trip is much less tippy than other umbrella strollers, I still was careful not to pile too much on the hood or hang a heavy diaper bag off the handles. Using a pannier bag or placing either ankle weights or heavier items in the decent sized, very accessible, basket, helped to stabilize it.

Sun/Weather Exposure
The sunshade protected my children from the sun decently, but I wish it could have tilted down like the sun canopy on the Zippy Stroller — which is just about the most perfect sun canopy I’ve ever encountered on a stroller. The hood is waterproof, so if it rains and you don’t have the rain cover, you’ll be okay. The rain cover was actually outstanding – it attaches on the side of the stroller, with snaps. It folds up very compactly and comes with a little drawstring bag to store it in.

Accessories
A rain cover and an attachable cup holder are included.

The Fold
The Trip has an umbrella fold. Just pull up the lock in the rear center of the stroller, push down forcefully on the secondary lock on the right side of the stroller and push forward using the handlebars. The automatic lock will engage to keep the stroller closed.  The trip has a carry handle on the side, I would have also loved a shoulder carry strap.

Pros: The Trip is lightweight, compact, and has good suspension.

Cons: No height adjustable handles. Lacks a shoulder carry strap.

Final Verdict: We like this lightweight umbrella stroller for public transportation, errands and walks around the neighborhood.

If you want to go even more lightweight, check out Inglesina’s Swift Stroller ($119). It’s suitable for babies 6 months and up, 4-position recline and has a weight capacity of 45 lbs. It does not come with a rain cover and weighs in at 13.5 lbs. From June 8th to July 31st, the Trip’s MSRP will be $169 under a special promotion.

– Nancy

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diana on

I have had this stroller since last summer; it’s so easy to use! But I find the american price a little too much, I think I’ve paid like 175 US dollars, if I remember well. I like very much the cup holder for my coffee (a little narrow, it fits only a 500ml bottle), I use the zip pocket a lot, and my now 18 months old pushes it very well!

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