Monday, January 19, 2009

Exploring the Xplory: The Answers!

As promised, here are your penetrating questions about Stokke's Xplory Stroller along with answers straight from Megan at Stokke.

Question 1: The Xplory doesn't look like any other stroller I've ever seen. What was the inspiration and reasoning behind the unusual design?
Answer: All Stokke products are designed with a purpose and that is, they are built in the best interest of the child. For the Xplory the goal was to bring babies closer to their parents, strengthening the bond between them. The higher seat also gives toddlers a panaramic view of the world, inviting them to visually interact with their surroundings.

Question 2: The handle doesn't look like anything I've seen on other strollers. Why is that?
Answer: Both the height and position are adjustable to fit the shape and size of any person pushing the stroller...from the tallest Dad to the youngest walking sibling.

Question 3: I have twins. Any chance Stokke will design a double stroller some day?
Answer: That's the first question I asked when I joined the company but unfortunately an Xplory twin stroller is not in the immediate plans.

Question 4: How much can the basket really hold?
Answer: It can hold 4-5 gallons or a full pack-sack diaper bag.

Question 5: Where's the brake?
Answer: On the Stokke Xplory, the brake is the white part on the inside of the rear right wheel. It can easily be turned on or off with your foot. Actually, all the movable parts on the Xplory are white so they're easy to find!

Question 6: Will Stokke ever have customizable color options?
Answer: I'm glad you asked because in March we're launching Xplory Moods, which includes a new textile color and two new patterned accessory kits. This will enable parents to customize their Xplory stroller to make it look unique.

Question 7: I'm pregnant and shopping for my first stroller. I'm willing to spend a little more if it means I'm getting a stroller that will last. I like the Xplory but it's so expensive, especially right now when money is tight! How can I be sure it's worth the money?
Answer: That's a great question. The Stokke Xplory grows with your child from baby to toddler, all the way to 45 lbs. It's the only carriage, pushchair, or stroller your child will ever need. And since we believe in its quality, construction and dependability, we offer a three-year warranty.

A big thank you to Megan at Stokke for answering all of your questions.

If there's a particular stroller you want to know more about, let me know and I'll see if I can work my magic to bring you more Ask Mother Goose info--straight from the stroller source!


sleep deprived mommy said...

I just have to say, I have the Xplory and LOVE LOVE LOVE it! My daughter loves riding in it, and I love that she is so close. When we purchased it we were living in Germany at the time and walked everywhere. This stroller was WONDERFUL. I could put a week's wroth of groceries in the bag!

Now that we are back in the states, we still use it all the time for mall walking, going to the park, whatever. The best thing is the adjustable seat allows us to use it as a highchair in restaurants. Perfect! This stroller is worth the investment. I highly recommend the bassinet option for newborns.

Mother Goose said...

Hi Sleep Deprived Mommy! Thanks so much for sharing your experience and opinion with us.

There's nothing better than feedback from a parent who has actually used the stroller before. I'm sure all my readers really appreciate it!