Archive | October, 2009

Sea QTRO

18 Oct

EasyWalker QTRO review


Look at this QTRO. It’s magnificent. It’s the color of the sea.

From the back, you might think it is it’s older sister, the Sky (reviewed previously on strollerqueen.com ). It has the same nice pockets on the back of the canopy, big basket, and 12″ rear air tires with suspension. But this is where the changes begin. Starting with the two zippers on the sides of the basket, for much better access.


Now check it out from the front. It’s got this great sun visor, and pivoting napper bar,

Really long leg rest, that adjusts to several positions,


And, TA DA! Two small front air tires, instead of one large one. I measure them as 8.5 inches.

That means it has a shorter wheel base. And it looks so stinkin’ cute!


For average outdoor use, the smaller tires are fine. Because they are air, they are still quite rugged. And all four wheels have suspension.

The QTRO performed really well on the SQ Obstacle Course. Glided over bumps and cracks and grass and gravel, with two-fingered steering.


The seat is still very roomy, like the Sky. Although it tapers down, so it is narrower at the bottom. There is also an extra harness position on the QTRO. And the handle adjusts from low to average to high.

Really, I think the napper bar and legrest are the favorite features of SP 2.0. It is rare to find a stroller like this with a legrest that can adjust to several different positions. It must be comfortable for him, because every time he rides in it, he falls asleep.

The recline is done by zippers. And what is nice is that you can really adjust it to several levels. From bolt upright, to partial, to flat recline. The QTRO still comes in all the fabulous colors of the SKY, and has loads of brilliant accessories you can purchase separately. Pretty much anything for strollers you can think of, actually.


EasyWalker QTRO

Weight:28 pds.

Width: 24″

Length: 33″

Height: 31″ to 41″

Seat Width: 14″

Seat Depth: 9″-19″”

Seat Back: 19″

Seat to Canopy: 27″

Drop to Footrest: 10″

Seat to Floor: 20″

Folded: 35″ x 25″ x 17″ (w/out wheels)

I can help you find the perfect stroller for YOUR needs. Don’t let a salesperson sell you a stroller that won’t work for you! For more info on consultations, visit strollerqueen.com There are lots more reviews here, and info on how to get the 2010 BIG Stroller Roll-Out, an online video magazine of all the new stroller models. strollerqueen.com

Pompeii had no time to "Blink"

18 Oct

Britax Blink Review


I’ve always been fascinated by the story of Pompeii. The leisurely class, relaxing at their Romanesque stolen from Greek style marble villas, outside gazing at their fountains and gardens, or indoors at their magnificent murals and frescoes…when suddenly, a wave of molten lava roars down from Mt. Vesuvius, encasing men, women, children, dogs, art, and everyday household objects, under layers and layers of ash and pumice…It is not the gory details that interest me, it is the details of their lives and how they lived, forever frozen for 1700 years in bedrock tombs.


So I was very excited when I heard about the “Pompeii” exhibit opening at the museum. And naturally, seeing as how I am Strollerqueen, I started thinking about what stroller to take! I think the Britax Blink was a good choice. Small enough to zip around the statuary, yet stable enough to carry enough bags of stuff for all day. You can see it loaded up here, in front of the statue that greets you at the entrance. Which alas, was the last photo I was allowed to take

inside. Which was fine. There was still more “art” to see outdoors. The kids had fun in this “Tupperware display.” And notice how well it matches the “Double Dots” pattern. How could I have known? Heehee.


The Blink reclines with a back drawstring, which is what we are seeing on most strollers these days. It goes down about half-way, similar to the Maclaren Quest. It is sufficient for an older baby to nap.

It has some nice features, like bigger than average wheels, a sun visor in the canopy, and a back carry strap. The basket and fold are pretty Mac-like. In fact the whole stroller is pretty Mac-like, though it’s weight is more Techno than Quest.

The legrest is pretty long, which is a feature we really like at this age. Oh, and one other cool thing–it comes with it’s own travel bag. Great for keeping it clean in an airplane or train cargo hold, or even just in the car, or for storage.

Britax Blink Lightweight Stroller

Weight: 16.5 pds.

Width: 19″

Length: 26″

Height: 41″

Seat Width: 13″

Seat Depth: 9-15″

Seat Back: 19″

Seat to Canopy: 25″

Drop to Footrest: 9″

Seat to Floor: 14″

Folded: 41″ x 11″ x 13″ (w/out wheels)

I can help you find the perfect stroller for YOUR needs. Don’t let a salesperson sell you a stroller that won’t work for you! For more info on consultations, visit strollerqueen.com There are lots more reviews here, and info on how to get the 2010 BIG Stroller Roll-Out, an online video magazine of all the new stroller models. strollerqueen.com