My Teutonia Valentine
scrambled quickly into the stroller, crying. It was his first
Valentine's Dance. Well, it was actually his big sister's dance, and he
had tagged along. I expected a little shyness, a little nervousness. He
was only two. But tears? "What's the matter?" I asked. Between sobs, he
"I'm a-sceered a' that Jungle girl!" "Amber?" I said, pointing.
"Yes", he sniffled, "That JUNGLE girl!"
It took all I had not to bust out laughing. What I saw was a cute
little pig-tailed blond girl with her face painted. What Strollerprince
saw was, well, a scary Jungle girl .I kept this story in mind as I took
SP 2.0 to HIS first Valentine's dance. Now he was tagging along with
his big brother--the boy who once liked to hide in his stroller. Now
the center of attention, as he is an excellent break-dancer. Not
knowing how SP 2.0 would react, I wanted to bring a stroller that HE
could hide in. One with a big full canopy, and padded sides. One that
made him feel safe. To complicate matters, it was raining. So it must
be one with adequate weather protection. And it must have a big basket
to carry our jackets and umbrellas. And of course, it had to match the
occasion. What could be better, than the Teutonia T-100, known as the
"Fun System" in Europe?
what a fun stroller it is! I chose the splashy pink flowers for my
little cupid. But, there are loads of other fabrics you can choose to
change the look, including these blue florals.
as you can see, there are lots of accessories to choose from. In the
US, it comes with a raincover, but you can add on a footmuff, carrycot,
changing bag, mosquito net, or hand muff. Yes, a muff that attaches to
the stroller handle, to keep your hands warm in cold weather, lol! If
you want to be more conservative, you could choose any coordinating
solid color, and add a colorful seat pad:
also choose one of two wheel styles, and one of three chassis'. The 100
chassis is the lightest and narrowest of the three. It weighs 19.5
pounds, (with a 10.5 pd. seat) which puts it in the mid-range category
of others in it's class. But at 21", it is the narrowest in it's class,
so it was very easy to zip around the crowded dance floor.It is also
packed, and I mean PACKED, with more features than any stroller of this
type. It has a height adjustable handle,with a 16" range! There's a
legrest that extends out 9", and up and down, big basket, and napper
of the wheels has suspension and sealed ball bearings for better
maneuvarability, and "hollow air chamber" tires. These custom,
made-to-order strollers also feature a 3-year warranty, one of the
longest in the industry!
There is also a large peek-a-boo window covered by a flap, and a large pocket on the back of the canopy. Best of all, the entire back of the canopy can unzip, to reveal a full netting for warm days.
love how user friendly it is, too. SO easy to reverse the seat. And to
fold it, you just lift up the side triggers, and it collapses. And, it
folds in ONE PIECE, even if it's facing you!
did SP 2.0 fare at the dance? Well, being his usual jovial self, he
didn't need to hide. And he enjoyed immensely "dancing" with lots of
charming little girls. However, I can't say he was as pleased with his
role as cupid.
Weight: 30 pds. (chassis 19.5, seat 10.5)
Handle Height: 28-44"
Seat Back: 17.5"
Seat to Canopy: 21"
Seat Depth: 9"-18" (footrest extended)
Seat Width: 12."
Drop to Footrest: 10"
Ground to Seat: 19"
Folded: 35 x 17x 21