LIght-Weight enough for moms and roomie enough for babies. By Savvymommy
September 15, 2006
After weeks of research and debate, I finally decided on the Pliko Lite in Rose over the Maclaren Quest. I was originally looking into buying a light-weight umbrella stroller for my 17 months old daughter to hand down the bugaboo to my newborn. And after using the Bugaboo Frog for over a year, I was worried that not many strollers can fit my numerous needs. I really liked the Maclaren Quest for its light-weight, compact fold, and good reviews from its users but I was a little hesistant to spend that much money on a stroller that I can only use for quick trips. I was looking for a stroller that can do it all..be light-weight with an umbrella fold yet still have an accessible basket, comfortable and roomie seat for baby, and a good sized canopy. I live in So. California where I'm constantly in and out of the car, but once I'm out, I stroll with the baby for longer than an hour and didn't want to lose all the nice features that a full or medium-sized stroller has for an umbrella stroller. Fortunately I came across the Pliko lite during my research and it seemed to fit my requirements the best. The basket is roomie (only accessible from the sides or the front but I can live with that), the seat is plush with extra paddings on the sides so my daughter can easily lean her head to the side when taking a nap, the seat reclines far enough so she can be comfortable sleeping. Websites say that this stroller has a 2 point recline system which is a little misleading because it actually has three positions. One upright, one about 1/3 down and one 2/3 down, which makes it good enough for an older baby. The canopy comes down pretty far but it is missing a viewing window which I would like. But once again, my daughter is old enough to sit well on her own so I don't feel too bad about not checking up on her constantly through the canopy. It also comes with a decent cup holder but it is too small to hold large drinks. It can probably fit a small water bottle or sippy cups. But once again, I can't expect a full sized cup holder on an umbrella stroller. The fold is really easy and most importantly, the stroller stands on its own when folder which is a huge plus for me. It is not TOO light-weight but not too heavy either. I'd say about 16 lbs. So basically if you want a really light-weight umbrella stroller for quick trips, Maclarens are probably better. But if you're williing to deal with a little more weight for the comfort of your baby, I'd definitely recommend the Pliko Lite. My daughter loves this stroller and looks so comfortable in it that I don't think she'll miss her old Bugaboo. I'm glad I made this purchase and would definitely recommend it as an every day stroller for malls, outdoor areas, amusement parks, etc.
This stroller is great!!! By Annissa
October 22, 2006
This is my third stroller in 2 years, and this one is a keeper. It is compact (fits in the toolbox of a pickup when collapsed) and light weight. The basket on the bottom is very roomy, as big as the one on my travel system. Great recline for comfy sleeping. The fabric is very easy to clean, and durable. Has 2 cup holders, one on tray one on handle bar. One of my favorite things is the harness. It is a five point harness, but the shoulder staps are not attached to the back of the stroller, your child is completely safe and strapped in, but has plenty of freedom to move around within the stroller. My 2 year old daughter loves this stroller. It was a great investment and the big kicker is that it is beautiful as well (we have the Rose)!!! Highly recommend!!!
Best stroller By Chaundra, Detroit
January 1, 2004
Despite what the site says the Britax Companion infant seat does fit the Pliko P3 Classico. The stroller is lightweight, beautiful and easy to use. For our first child we wanted the best and we got it. I highly recommend this stroller. It is so much better than that bulky Graco travel system not to mention it's classier.
Another GREAT Peg Perego product!! (Review of the SWIVEL wheeled version) By Mom, USA
January 1, 2004
The stroller is easy to assemble and disassemble, takes maybe 5 minutes TOPS to do it. The G-matic seats just click into place on the three positioned plates on the chassis, and removal is by pushing two buttons on either side of the arms of the actual seating units and lifting up. You can also use instead of the actual stroller seat, Peg Perego's G-matic infant carseats! This does take up a lot of room to store and transport and at 60" long (yes, that's 5 foot!) it does take a bit of room to turn. This can also be used as a double stroller with LOTS of room. You can position it as a double with both seats facing mom, both seats facing out, or the seats facing each other. As a triple, all three seats can either face mom, or face out...not in combination as the foot rests and bumper bars would collide. This has a HUGE basket underneath, the BEST out of ANY Peg Perego stroller on the market. And possibly the best out of any TRIPLE on the market! Each seat is covered in the typical Peg Perego fabric. Up until 2003 the Triplette was only available in the Chesapeake pattern (navy/white), however in 2003 they also added Black Sable (black/grey/white). The Chesapeake seat fabric is hand wash only. (bummer) On MY stroller, the previous owner had altered the harnesses to make them each a 3pt harness, though these can be replaced with the standard factory issued 5pt harnesses from Peg Perego for about $25/seat. Each seat also has a full hood with a zip out panel for air movement, while still being able to be positioned in any position. Each seat also has a removable bumper bar, and a multi-position(2) footrest and has 3 positions of recline. The newer models also come standard with a boot for each seat to make them enclosed. The seats also have a netting at the bottom so that when they are fully reclined you can attach the mesh to the bumper bar to create a fully enclosed seat for infants that they can't slide/wiggle out of.
Best stroller By Katie, HI
January 1, 2004
This is a good buy, even though it's a little more expensive than other comparable models, it's well worth the money. Fold-up for storage/transportation is very easy. The one drawback is the undercarriage storage basket - it is not very functional.
Terrific Triplet Transportation! 3 Thumbs up! By Emnickalex, USA
January 1, 2004
We bought a previously owned Peg Perego Triplette stroller from another MOM on a triplet support site when I was around 15 weeks pregnant. My trio are now almost 2 yrs old and this stroller is still going strong. When trying to decide which triple stroller to buy, we found that the Peg Perego consistently had very good reviews. We have found ourselves, that this stroller is indestructible and additionally it has very good resale value, which is great, since money is always tight when you have multiples! Even though my children are almost 2, they still have plenty of room in the stroller seats. The seats recline if they want to nap, and the sun canopies are each removable, as are the seat covers (which is very important when you have 3 hungry toddlers devouring french fries, ice cream, etc from within this stroller). The stroller is rather long and heavy but I feel that is to be expected when you are dealing with a stroller built for 3. Once you get hang of it, it is not difficult to push or manuever. The triplette stroller does not fold up but instead has to be taken apart to fit in the back of the minivan. I don't know that it would fit in the standard car trunk although I am guessing that most families with multiples are in need of a minivan anyways. Once you have taken it apart and put it back together a few times, it is easy to do and can be done rather quickly. I have found that it is almost impossible to push this stroller while carrying a cup. And unfortunately the stroller does not have a cup holder. However we were able to buy a cup holder for around $5 which just snaps on to the stroller handle and that has worked very well for us. My only other complaint is that the stroller's storage basket is rather shallow. My large diaper bag does not fit there. If you are only using the basket for small shopping bags or for jackets, it is just fine. Overall I think this stroller is a great value. The frame is strong and the wheels are large and heavy. I have used it on grass, gravel, concrete, as well as at the mall, with no problems. I would highly recommend it!
Best baby item I own! By The Prince's Mom
April 6, 2007
This is the greatest invention on earth, the fold up is so easy and and the stroller is light. It takes up 1/2 the trunk space than my sisters plastic bulky Graco. It feels like a quality stroller and is! We say it is like the BMW of strollers, compact, well made, quality, built for function and to last. It IS NOT HARD TO FOLD AND UNFOLD as another reviewer said. Even Grandma can do it just fine! You attach the cup holder yourself, so if it is too close to the handle then you can move it. The storage sapce is limited, but you can hang on the handles. FYI: BUY THE SNACK TRAY!
Love it!! By S.L.R., ME
January 1, 2004
We bought this high chair for our daughter and we love it. It's easy to use and set up. I would have given five stars but to unfold/fold it you need two hands which sometimes isn't too "handy" when you have a crying baby in one of the them. The seat adjusts up and down so your child can sit right at the table with you. As stated above, the legs fold together so you can store the chair when not using. The chair cover is also easy to take off when it needs to be cleaned(which we do in the tub) and is attached with snaps. My little one is ten months old, 19 pounds, 27.5 inches and not even close to outgrowing this chair. I definitely recommend this chair. Hope this helps!!
Great Stroller if you don't need strong basket By Janet, PA
January 1, 2004
Recommended only if you don't mind replacing the basket over time
By cheryl doherr
October 9, 2012
looked great.. The new parents to-be love it!!