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Inglesina Avio Stroller: Style Meets Convenience

Posted Feb 14 2011 1:45pm

We recently had the opportunity to take the new Inglesina Avio stroller for a little test drive. I often find that stylish strollers, such as the Avio, lack convenience, and finding both style and convenience wrapped up into one package is more difficult than one would think. If you’ve had your fill of compromising in one department or another, you may want to consider the Avio as baby’s next ride…..

Inglesina Avio Stroller

The Inglesina Avio stroller is the new generation stroller. The avant-garde design created by clear and light lines, the high performance delivered on different terrain and the highly desirable compact size make it the stroller par excellence for city life. Developed explicitly to be fully configurable, Avio is equipped with a wide range of optional extras allowing multi-choice accessorizing to satisfy specific and particular needs. This lightweight stroller features a large storage basket for a

Out of the box, this stroller came with a few pieces that need to be assembled, including the seat, basket and hood. The instruction manual, however, was easy to follow with it’s multiple pictures.

The Up and Down Jenga
When purchasing a stroller, the first thing you should look at is the fold. If the fold isn’t simple and takes more than just a few seconds…move on! The Avio offers a sophisticated 3D fold, that opens and folds with just one hand. WIth a simple push of a button and a pull upwards, the Avio’s fold is what I would consider compact for a luxury stroller, although takes a few tries to get used to and I did struggle with it a bit. Unfolding the stroller is even simpler, with just a push of a button and a pull, your on your way!

Features:

- narrow (just 19.5″ wide)
- ball bearing wheels
- comfortable for baby
- one-hand fold
- joined handle offering easy one-hand push
- front and rear breaks
- accommodates Graco, Peg Perego and Britax car seats
- includes cup holder, storage basket and rain cover
- 2 position foot rest
- 4 position backrest, reclines up to 170 degrees
- additional hood flap, offering sun protection
- removable lining
- hand washable
- suitable from birth to 40 lbs.
- 5-point harness
- optional accessories include bassinet, winter muff, summer cover, stroller carry bag, sun parasol, rain cover for bassinet and adapters for car seats.

Our Thoughts
The Inglesina Avio stroller offers a stylish ride for baby, while at the same time offering convenience for busy parents. With a wide and padded seat, the Avio’s ball bearing wheels and jointed push handle, make one-handed pushing a breeze. The 4-position seat recline ensures that baby remains comfortable and the additional hood flap keeps baby safe from the elements.

The most impressive feature of the Avio, however, is it’s narrow frame. We have always had a hard time pushing our previous strollers between our two cars in the garage and the Avio zipped right through! Parents can rest assured that they can easily and quickly zip in and out of stores, isles and subways. Parents will also appreciate the optional carrycot for infants, and that this stroller is compatible with infant car seats, including Graco, Peg Perego and Britax.

Although, the fold on the Avio is not as compact as an umbrella stroller, I was impressed with the small fold compared to other luxury strollers. I must admit that the fold takes a little time to get used to, and although this stroller could eventually be folded with just one hand, it’s going to take a little practice!

Buy It!
The Inglesina Avio stroller retails for $499 and is available in six colors, including black, red, blue, navy, pink and green. The Avio stroller is available for purchase now at multiple retailers including Amazon .

Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Inglesina and received an Avio stroller to facilitate this review. My thoughts and opinions remain my own!

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