Inglesina has recently (just this month) released their new stroller, the Avio.
Avio is thin (only 19.50” wide), very compact when folded (only 36.60″ high) and convenient (it opens and closes with just one hand)! The solid handle, unparalleled smoothness and an effortless push make Avio a smart stroller to better face the hustle and bustle of city life.
The Inglesina Avio comes in a very reasonably sized box; one that I was able to get into the house and lift by myself. However, it definitely isn’t put together. The frame is together, but you must put the seat on it (as there are options for a pram/bassinet, or adapters for several popular carseats like Graco, Britax and Peg). The color is super bright.
Putting it together.
I failed to take pictures of us putting it together. However, it was interesting to me that the directions showing how to put the stroller together were actually pictures. There were a couple times Mr. Serious and I had to both look at it to figure out exactly what the next step was. Total, though, it was less than 30 minutes to put it together (really more like 15minutes).
Once together, the stroller is super cute. The color is bright and vibrant and fairly light-weight. The harness is awesome and our little 2 year old can’t get out of it (unlike our other strollers). It doesn’t have a snack try, but it does have a bar in front. It also features a cup holder for the person pushing the stroller (but it’s sort of low…see the picture below). It also reclines very easily to many positions (4) and well as has several foot/leg adjustments. And, the canopy is very impressive. It covers a significant amount of the stroller, with an even extra awning to extend it even further.
It has a soft basket underneath. It definitely won’t hold a lot, but a toddler backpack fit in it. You can only access the basket from the sides, nothing from the back, as the frame of the stroller makes a big “X” right in front of it.
While they tout that the stroller features one-handed folding and unfolding, I found that wasn’t the case. I can unfold it with one hand (and a push of the foot on a petal), but folding it for both me and Mr. Serious requires both hands to get it fully locked. The handle has a bend in the middle allowing the stroller to fold into a square base shape. This makes it easier to fit in a corner of our van or closet. It also stands on it’s own folded up.
The Avio is very easy to push, even with one hand (because of the collapsible handle). In fact, I was carrying our 4 year old in one arm and pushing the 2 year old in the stroller with the other. It was smooth pushing and steered very well.
It’s a very well traveled stroller, too; already going to North Carolina as well as Philips Arena.
One thing I noticed when pushing it on the road/sidewalk; if you hit a crack in the pavement or a wire, it doesn’t push over it well. I have to lean on the back and pop the front wheel up to pass over it.
The awning/canopy is really large, which is great for our fair-skinned children. And, there is a window in it so you can see your child while pushing the stroller with the canopy down.
The Inglesina Avio is available on Amazon.com
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.