Saturday, October 17, 2009

Pompeii had no time to "Blink"

Britax Blink Review

I've always been fascinated by the story of Pompeii. The leisurely class, relaxing at their Romanesque stolen from Greek style marble villas, outside gazing at their fountains and gardens, or indoors at their magnificent murals and frescoes...when suddenly, a wave of molten lava roars down from Mt. Vesuvius, encasing men, women, children, dogs, art, and everyday household objects, under layers and layers of ash and pumice...It is not the gory details that interest me, it is the details of their lives and how they lived, forever frozen for 1700 years in bedrock tombs.

So I was very excited when I heard about the "Pompeii" exhibit opening at the museum. And naturally, seeing as how I am Strollerqueen, I started thinking about what stroller to take! I think the Britax Blink was a good choice. Small enough to zip around the statuary, yet stable enough to carry enough bags of stuff for all day. You can see it loaded up here, in front of the statue that greets you at the entrance. Which alas, was the last photo I was allowed to take

inside. Which was fine. There was still more "art" to see outdoors. The kids had fun in this "Tupperware display." And notice how well it matches the "Double Dots" pattern. How could I have known? Heehee.

The Blink reclines with a back drawstring, which is what we are seeing on most strollers these days. It goes down about half-way, similar to the Maclaren Quest. It is sufficient for an older baby to nap.

It has some nice features, like bigger than average wheels, a sun visor in the canopy, and a back carry strap. The basket and fold are pretty Mac-like. In fact the whole stroller is pretty Mac-like, though it's weight is more Techno than Quest.

The legrest is pretty long, which is a feature we really like at this age. Oh, and one other cool thing--it comes with it's own travel bag. Great for keeping it clean in an airplane or train cargo hold, or even just in the car, or for storage.

Britax Blink Lightweight Stroller

Weight: 16.5 pds.

Width: 19"

Length: 26"

Height: 41"

Seat Width: 13"

Seat Depth: 9-15"

Seat Back: 19"

Seat to Canopy: 25"

Drop to Footrest: 9"

Seat to Floor: 14"

Folded: 41" x 11" x 13" (w/out wheels)

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