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Mutsy Transporter Review

30 Dec

Transporter to a Winter Wonderland

Stroller bells ring, are you listening,
In the lane, snow is glistening,
A beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight,
Strolling in a Winter Wonderland…
It’s a common Christmas conundrum…you need a stroller wicked enough to tackle the snowdrifts, yet your car is packed to the roof with luggage and presents. So you don’t have room for a massive air tire pram. What to take, what to take…and oh yeah, the color needs to right, hmmm, gold would be nice…
Ah, it’s the Mutsy Transporter! The perfect sleigh for your happy little reindeer! Folds compact enough to fit in car, yet is strong enough to glide through the snow.The Transporter also has a front napper bar, which helps keep the footmuff in, that keeps your baby toasty warm. This one is a Valco, but you can get one from Mutsy, too. Other nice features include a deep recline, height adjustable handle, and big basket. The Mutsy Transporter is a really gorgeous stroller. That you can see. But, and here is one thing you can never know from a website, unless you have someone like me to tell you… how a stroller pushes. And I am happy to report, that the Transporter is as smooth as silk. I *would* say it pushes like buttah’, but that is an overused cliche’. OK, smooth as silk is, too.
Let’s just say, it has a superb one-handed push, in all kinds of terrain. The wheels are small enough for indoor shopping, yet big enough for the great outdoors.In the meadow we can build a snowman,
And pretend that he’s a circus clown
We’ll have lots of fun with mister snowman,
Until the other kids knock him down.If a stroller could be horrified by this appalling snow joke, then the Transporter would be. But hey, in SoCal, building a snowman is not something one does very often.

Mutsy Transporter

Weight: 23 pds.
Width: 25″

Length: 31.5″
Height: 22″-44″
Seat Width: 14″
Seat Back: 19″
Seat to Canopy: 22″
Seat Depth: 9″
Drop to Footrest: 8″
Seat to Floor: 18″

Folded: 12″ x 29″ x 24″



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Micralite Toro Review

24 Feb

Here is my latest review of the Micralite Toro,from “Adventures in Strollerland”. I gladly give it the “5 Crown Royal Rating.”

Chapter 10.

Santa Baby Toro


Over the mountains and through the traffic to Godmother’s house we go…the car knows the route, it carries the loot, no room for a stroller, uh oh!”

We have a wonderful time at my Godmother’s Christmas Eve dinner. Lots of people, lots of decorations, lots of food, and lots and lots of presents. Santa Claus even shows up with a big bag, and distributes more toys to all the tiny tots with their eyes all a glow. So both coming and going, the car is packed to the gills. It’s a typical travel dilemna, but compounded by wintery conditions. You need a really small folding stroller, yet one that is cozy enough, and rugged enough, to handle the snow. Micralite Toro to the rescue! 

 Micralite Toro Stroller 
 
The Toro stands alone when folded. It has three reclines, from fully flat to upright. The fold is fast and easy, and it comes with a matching boot. And how about this brilliant emerald green, perfect for Christmas!


The one-handed steering on the Toro is amazing. The visor is great for the sun. I wish the basket was a little bigger, though. And keep in mind that although the width on the back is very narrow, the front wheels are quite widely spaced. (See measurements below.) So you might have trouble negotiating it in narrow aisles.
But I was so glad to have it on our Christmas trip, especially for the way it handled the great outdoors. We hadn’t planned on encountering any snow, but an impromptu trip to the lake yielded this:

I’m pleased to say, the Toro handled it like a champ, and SP 2.0 enjoyed watching the kid’s making snowballs and sledding. And can you just imagine if I had the A/T wheels on? I think they would make the snow plow redundant!

 Micralite Toro Stroller 
 


 Micralite Toro Stroller 

Weight: 20 pds.
Width, front: 24″
Width: back: 15″
Length: 28″
Handle Height: 40″ (although you can flip it around to make it taller)
Seat Back: 18.5″
Seat to Canopy: 22″
Seat Depth: 8.5″
Seat Width: 12″
Drop to Footrest: 7″ or 13″
Ground to Seat: 20″ upright, 22″ reclined flat
Folded: 15.5 x 16 x 40