Monday, March 31, 2014

Inglesina Quad Review

The Wearin' o' the Green

March came in like a lamb, and is going out like a lion. Yes, I know that is backwards. But fierce winds were roaring around my yard today, growling and howling and biting my ankles.

Yet in the beginning of the month, the weather was so mild that we were in bathing suits, at the beach, swimming.

In any case, it is good to have the new Inglesina Quad on hand, for anything unpredictable you might encounter. (If you subscribed to the "2014 BIG Stroller Roll-Out!" you saw it first, about 5 months ago.) When they first told me it was all terrain, I was a little unsure. The wheels are a good size, but the tires are EVA, not pneumatic.

But, if you had a blindfold on and were pushing it, you would be hard-pressed to know the difference. At the risk of employing an overused cliche', when you push the Quad, it feels like it's gliding on air.

I was actually startled by it's performance, and really tried to prove to myself that it's two-fingered floating was all in my head.

But I couldn't, because it wasn't. Perhaps it was the bearings, or maybe the shocks,

that made it seem self-propelled, like the Avio.

But the adjustable foam handle, without the center joint, is more comfortable to push.

The fabrics are edgy and modern, without sacrificing the classic Italian elegance.

They are a blend of jute, linen, and jersey, and are meant to blend in with natural surroundings.

The recline is ridiculously flat, a rare find in the American market.

The boot makes it like a little carriage.

It also sits very upright, 

and has a bumper bar for babies who like to pull themselves forward.

The seat is really easy to pop off and reverse, and you lift it by these high-fashion ergo handles.

And the fold is one-handed. Our friend Stefano shows us.

Both the new Trilogy and Quad are hitting the stores now.

The Quad comes with a cup holder, rain cover, mesh basket, tailored boot, and zippered canopy.
The bassinette, which is gorgeous, is separate.

You can choose from 5 different colors--Forest (the one you see here), Arctic( navy blue), Patagonia (purple), Outback (maroon), and Vulcano (black.)

It's $599, and it will last you a long time, since it will carry a child up to 55 pounds.

Best of all, it's still made in Italy. Class all the way.

You will be very lucky if you get to try out the new Inglesina Quad.

It's like discovering the leprechaun's gold, at the end of the rainbow.

Inglesina Quad

Weight:                     25 pounds

Seat Back:                21"

Seat to canopy:         23"

Seat Width:               13"

Seat Depth:                8"-15"

Drop to footrest:        13"

Seat to ground:          22"

Length:                       29"

Width:                         23"

Height:                         31"-42 "

Folded:                        31"L x 23"W x 11"H (chassis)

If you need help finding the best stroller for you, click on "Consultations" up top. And to see all of the 2014 stroller models, go to StrollerQueen.Net

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