Monday, August 11, 2008

New Stroller Alert: The Skate

Peg Perego has unveiled it's new stroller: The Skate! I love the unique, modern look of this stroller. It's definitely going to turn some heads in the neighborhood but there's so much more to this stroller than just a pretty face.

The Skate comes with a bassinet and stroller seat, and both can be configured facing you or the world. The bassinet is free standing when removed from the stroller and features a convenient carry handle so that you can detach the bassinet and bring your sleeping baby right into the house after a long stroll. The Skate also comes with a full-fitted boot and a full-zippered rain cover, both of which can be used with the bassinet or stroller seat. The large, adjustable zippered hood also works with both the bassinet and stroller seat. With all of these options you'll be ready for anything whether it's rain, snow, or sunshine.

The strong aluminum frame is sturdy and sleek. Plus, you can set the seat to three different height positions, much in the same way that you can adjust the Stokke Xplory! This is a really nice feature--definitely my favorite. The ergonomic handle adjusts to several positions and heights so you can customize it just for you. And yes, it does come with a large cup holder.

The Skate's steel ball bearing wheel design ensures easy rolling and smooth, responsive steering. Combine that with the shock-absorbing springs and you've got one seriously smooth ride. The front wheels swivel and lock and the rear wheels have air-filled inner tubes (air pump also included). Somehow this stroller manages to be very compact when it's folded, too.

Something to keep in mind is that the Skate only works with Peg Perego's Primo Viaggio Car Seat. If you love the Primo Viaggio, like I do, then you won't see this as a drawback, but if you have another car seat preference then this clearly won't be ideal. The upside is that two car seat adapters are included with the stroller. I think it's really classy that Peg Perego included all the essentials with this stroller. Plus, it takes the guesswork out of stroller shopping--everything you need is right in the box!

Still not convinced that this is the next best stroller out there? Bronwyn at Celebrity Baby Blog has written an incredibly detailed review of the Skate based on her personal experience with it. She's also included a ton of useful pictures. You can read her review here. Of course, if you disagree, then let me know!

This smart, stylish stroller is about to take your neighborhood by storm and you've been warned! Learn more about Peg Perego's Skate at

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