Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Peg Perego Pliko Mini Review

Many Mini Errands
Errands and quick trips. Doctor's and drug stores. May not be glamorous, but it's something we all must do. And we've had our fair share of the latter this winter! Of course, babies and toddlers complicate the process. But a good stroller makes it sooo much easier, and faster.
  Ergo, the Pliko Mini was born. If last year's Si' was the equivalent in size and weight to the original Pliko, of about a dozen years ago; this year's Mini hearkens back to an even earlier era, that of the Sprint. It was one of Perego's earliest umbrella strollers. Pretty bare bones, but small and light. It was ideal for public transportation, or for carrying up and down stairs.
Since then, strollers in general have become bigger and heavier over the years. Much of this has to due with additional features--bigger canopies, bigger wheels, bigger baskets, snack trays, more seat padding, height adjustable handles, deeper reclines, legrests, etc. But some of it also has to due with moving manufacturing to China, and the more widespread use of cheaper, heavier grade alloys in the frames.
 But, Perego has been the first manufacturer to announce their departure from China back to their Italian homeland. So it makes sense for them to return to their retro, lightweight roots, too.

Which is not to say that the Mini is bare-boned, because it really isn't. Especially compared to umbrella strollers of yore. It has a nice sized basket.
Pretty good recline.

Which is done by side levers. Much easier than a drawstring.
Good sized wheels with suspension.
Beautiful, Italian tailored fabric.
Decent sun canopy,
Peekaboo mesh window, for air circulation, or checking on baby.
Long legrest, which is great for napping, or smaller children.
Height adjustable handles, for taller parents or caregivers.
5 point harness.
And that wonderful, quick fold that made the Pliko so indispensable to a generation of parents and children.
And it stands folded. Extremely convenient, and easy to store.
A right hand side carry handle makes it great for travel.
Best of all, it's the lightest stroller that Peg has offered in years.
Because let's face it, who wants to lug a heavy stroller around to the doctor's office,
or bank,

 or Irish dance competition.
And the seat is even big enough to hold all StrollerPrincess' trophies!
Weight:                             13.5 lbs. 
Seat to canopy:                 24"

Seat back:                         18.5"

Seat width:                        12"

Seat depth:                        10-15"
Drop to footrest:               11"

Seat to ground:                 15.5"

Width                                19"

Length:                              27"                                          

Height:                               39-41"

Folded:                               12"L x 12"W x 38"H

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  1. Strollerqueen - it would be awesome if you would include a MSRP in the specs!

  2. Thanks for the suggestion; I would be happy to!

  3. Thanks for the review. I would have loved to see it in the trunk of a car. I am wondering how it compares size wise to other umbrella strollers and to the P3... is it a true umbrella and worth purchasing?

  4. I've just now sold our pliko mini! I loved it! It was lightweight, easy to push and drive, BUT the wheels were very-very noisy when I was pushing it on a not so flat road. It needs road from glass not to be noisy!
    And it was not a normal pliko P3 what I had before.
    Now i bought again a Pliko P3 :D!

  5. Love my pliko mini! Would buy one again!

    Mary, Finland

  6. So how does this stroller do in the the tippy factor? Does it easily tip back with bags on the handles? I had a pliko lite some years ago and loved it due to the fact I could have diaper bag, plus many shopping bags on it and it wouldn't tip, even with no child sitting in it!

  7. Do you know if the Pliko mino replaced the Si? I have a Pegperego Si from about 4 years ago and I can't find it anywhere. It seems like it was discontinued and this looks very similar. thank you