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Stokke Xplory

Strollin': Stokke Xplory

If Jane Jetson was your role model growing up, the Stokke Xplory ($1200) may be for you. Though the Orbit Baby title probably suits the space lady better, the Xplory is a suitable choice for the futuristic fashionista.

The innovative design allows parents to push their tots at a higher level via telescoping capabilities, or lower depending on preference, making it less of a back bender for the pusher and a better view for the babe. And, common to many other brands, the Xplory allows for forward or rear-facing positioning.

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Like other travel system strollers, the Stokke Xplory offers a bassinet feature so newborns can snooze on the go. As babies outgrow the bassinet, parents can trade up to the reclining seated position that is height adjustable. In addition to the seats being height adjustable, the footrest can also be tailored to the child's liking and the handlebar to the parent's.

The pros of the Stokke Xplory are the sleek design, the bassinet feature, and the raised placement. The basket on the base of the frame is fantastic for storage and adds additional stability to the elevated buggy. The height of the patented four-wheeled wonder gives many parents reason enough to not buy a high chair as the stroller itself can be wheeled up to the table and locked for stationary dining.

However, there are some cons to the Xplory, too. Number one —the price is quite steep at $1200. Number two — it doesn't have the life expectancy that many of its competitors do. Most travel system strollers last through four-years-old or 60 pounds where a child will outgrow a Stokke at three-years-of-age or 45 pounds. Last — I'd personally worry a bit about tipping the stroller if I added too much weight to the handle or not enough to the basket.

The Xplory easily folds in half (with the seat in place) making it simple to stow away. Like many others, your arms will get a workout as the compact system weighs 23 pounds. The adapter for the Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP and Grace Snugride are both available to make the car seats compatible with the stroller frame. The splashy pushchair is available in six basic colors — black, cream, olive, orange, turquoise and red.

We will be finishing off our mini season of original stroller reviews with a special giveaway in October. Stay tuned for more details.


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cagoonie cagoonie 7 years
I have this stroller and I absolutely love it! My little girl is within arms reach and right under my watchful eye. I love that as she grows she won't be staring at the ground and butts in front of her as she would with traditional forward and lower seating strollers. She will be able to interact with us as well as others since she is up higher. It does look very strange but the functions of it outweigh that.
FrauBlucher FrauBlucher 7 years
I own this stroller and chose it for two main reasons: the first, because the baby stays really high, so to avoid the pollution caused by traffic. Second: it's the only one that I know that has a system that allows to go up and down the stairs keeping the baby inside the stroller. Basically the front and rear wheels collapse on each other and you can push or pull the stroller safely up the stairs with the child strapped inside. I'm alone a lot, so this was the best solution considering that I live on a high floor with no elevator.I used the bassinet for the first four months, even using it as bed while my daughter was really young. After four months, she did not want to stay in the bassinet anymore,having become very curious of the outside world. With the pediatrician's agreement, I changed to the stroller module, which I kept almost in horizontal position, and the baby enjoyed it a lot. Now I use in both ways, rear facing and front facing, and I love it because it's really stable and easy to use even with one hand.In my experience, it is really difficult to tip it over, because it's very very well balanced. By the way, there is also an adapter for the Maxi Cosi carseat, which I have used quite a lot.The two not-so-good aspects of this stroller are the weight and the fact that it can be folded away but it stays really huge. It barely fits in the trunk of our Mazda3, and cannot make it fit in my Toyota Aygo, if not on the backseats, taking all the space.Maybe I would not have bought this stroller myself, but I got it as a present, but still think that it is a very good product and my baby also seems to love it a lot. BTW, we also get a lot of compliments for it when we walk around.
FrauBlucher FrauBlucher 7 years
I own this stroller and chose it for two main reasons: the first, because the baby stays really high, so to avoid the pollution caused by traffic. Second: it's the only one that I know that has a system that allows to go up and down the stairs keeping the baby inside the stroller. Basically the front and rear wheels collapse on each other and you can push or pull the stroller safely up the stairs with the child strapped inside. I'm alone a lot, so this was the best solution considering that I live on a high floor with no elevator. I used the bassinet for the first four months, even using it as bed while my daughter was really young. After four months, she did not want to stay in the bassinet anymore,having become very curious of the outside world. With the pediatrician's agreement, I changed to the stroller module, which I kept almost in horizontal position, and the baby enjoyed it a lot. Now I use in both ways, rear facing and front facing, and I love it because it's really stable and easy to use even with one hand. In my experience, it is really difficult to tip it over, because it's very very well balanced. By the way, there is also an adapter for the Maxi Cosi carseat, which I have used quite a lot. The two not-so-good aspects of this stroller are the weight and the fact that it can be folded away but it stays really huge. It barely fits in the trunk of our Mazda3, and cannot make it fit in my Toyota Aygo, if not on the backseats, taking all the space. Maybe I would not have bought this stroller myself, but I got it as a present, but still think that it is a very good product and my baby also seems to love it a lot. BTW, we also get a lot of compliments for it when we walk around.
Greggie Greggie 7 years
The strollers were talked about before the series of posts, lilsugar said she'd be doing a variety of reviews on strollers. I do wonder if she's starting with top of the line and moving down? I hope so anyway, I'd like to see a good range of prices on the reviews, not just stuff out of the range of most people.
Mommy-of-Three Mommy-of-Three 7 years
I totally agree with Akpril - I feel like lately I am on the wrong website. Is this only for parents that have unlimited funds to spend on their babies ?
Akpril Akpril 7 years
I'm with Roarman. I was really excited for these stroller reviews because I need to buy one, but everything reviewed up till now is so far out of my budget. It seems like every time I look on Lil Sugar now, all I see is crazy expensive things my kids don't need. Why is this all we see? I feel like maybe Lil Sugar just isn't for me anymore...
Roarman Roarman 7 years
Wow, $1,200 for a stroller. I must be cheap because I would never pay anything close to that. Seems wasteful.
Greggie Greggie 7 years
I think this is the one I saw rather than the last one posted, since this one's up so high. I agree with kayla, it looks much more infant-centered than long term use.
kayla07 kayla07 7 years
When I was pregnant it was between this and the bugaboo chameleon. I chose the bugaboo because as the baby gets big they look a little too big for the stroller. basically this stroller (in my opinion) doesn't last long, only for infants
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