Last on my list of travel stroller systems is the new Peg Perego Skate. The Italian born Skate is easy on the eyes and a smooth ride, but the $900 price tag will make you flinch.

Like so many of its peers, the Skate can face forward or backward depending on mommy's preference. Only the Skate seat has telescoping capabilities giving tots the option to see the world in varying ways. The Skate also brags,"One Soul, Two Identities" as it stands alone in its ability to transform the bassinet to a toddler seat by simply releasing a few straps. If your child falls asleep in the seated position, you can quickly and easily turn the seat into a comfy napping spot where baby can spread out and relax. Even better, it means that the bassinet and the toddler seat are included in the price.

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Available in five different colors and patterns, the fabric on the stroller seems like it would be a dream for toddlers to ride in while the tires offer an equally smooth ride — like skating, if you will. Unique to the Skate is the netted basket for storage. Weight tested, the bungee secured carry-all can stow loads of goodies or bags without dragging on the ground.

For a buggy that weighs 33.7 pounds, the device is simple to collapse but a bit cumbersome to lift and stow. To take some of the load off, parents can take the seat off and fold the stroller base separately. The only infant car seat that fits the Skate frame is the, you guessed it, the Peg Perego Primo Viaggio infant car seat. The stroller can grow with tots until they tip the scales at 45 pounds. Also included in the price are the following accessories: cup holder, weather shield and infant car seat adapter.

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