Inglesina Avio Stroller Review

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Inglesina Avio Stroller
Over the last 5 1/2 years, I’ve had 4 different light weight/compact strollers. They’ve all been different, and I’ve come to realize what I really want in a stroller, what’s important, things I would change and so forth. The Inglesina Avio Stroller is not a stroller that I had heard about before, but after doing some homework, I was excited to be able to review it.Stroller Review Avio

About the Avio:

AVIO: unparalleled, made-in-Italy smoothness and effortless thrust, contemporary design. Avio is a sophisticated 3d folding stroller that opens and folds with just one hand. Once folded it takes up very limited space. While it offers a wide and comfortable seat for the baby, the frame is just 19.50-inch-wide, so it can go through the narrowest passages. It’s equipped with ball-bearing-wheels providing unparalleled smoothness and ease of push. The joined handle makes stroller easy to drive even with one hand. AVIO is the ultimate made-in-Italy stroller with contemporary design. AVIO stands out for its clean look, lack of rivets and hidden closing mechanism. It can accommodate infant seats of Graco, Peg Perego and Britax. Features: Front footrest adjustable to 2 positions. 4-position backrest reclining up to 170 degrees. Hood flap to provide extra sun protection. Totally removable lining, hand washable at 86 F. Included accessories: cup holder, storage basket, rain cover. Coordinated optional accessories: bassinet (only 8.6 lbs), winter muff, summer cover, stroller carry bag, sun parasol, rain cover for bassinet and adapters for car seats.

The Experience
When we first pulled it out of the box, I was surprised to see that it didn’t seem like there would be too much assembly. Most strollers that I’ve had to assemble include hardware, wheels, and more that you have to put on. However, I was a little confused when putting it together as the instructions were merely pictures that were a little difficult to understand. Both hubby and I studied them for quite some time and although we got it put together, I think the instructions could have been outlined better. I would prefer actual pictures of a person putting it together, and descriptions to the side.

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Once we did get it together, hubby commented on how sturdy it felt. I had to agree. The frame definitely feels like it can withstand a lot. The padding also looked and felt comfortable, something that I wouldn’t mind riding in. 🙂

Secondly, I absolutely love the modern feel and look as well as the bright bold, lime green color. The Avio comes in a lot of fun colors which are a great expression for both mom and baby. After feeling and admiring at how pretty it was, I tried to figure out how to fold it down. I got a bit frustrated again, as it is supposed to be a one hand fold. However, I feel that I need both hands to fold it down and it has taken me quite a few tries to get it down each time we are done with the stroller. I imagine that is something that will get better with time, but I would be lying if I said it wasn’t annoying or frustrating trying to get it down sometimes.  (PS, I know there’s snow in this picture, but it’s a fabulously warm 50 degrees here today. 🙂 )

Stroller Review

The Avio has a lot of nice features that you would expect on an upper end stroller: Almost full recline, cup holder, soft padding, easy maneuverability, and a compact fold down.

Inglesina Stroller Features
I mentioned that it moves quite well, and I really appreciate this. The ride is super smooth, or what I feel from my end is, and the handle bar is set at a good height for me. I’m tall and so if a push bar is too low, I find myself hunching over a lot which puts a lot of strain on my back. It would be nice to see an adjustable handle on this, but overall I thought it was great.

The bar in the front of the stroller is a first for us. We’ve had trays, no tray or bar, and now the bar. It’s soft and padded, is a great place for baby to put their hands, and is a nice rest for books and watching movies as you can see Rowan doing in the outside picture above.

I felt like this stroller really accommodated Rowan well. At 3 years old, sometimes he looks too big for strollers or they don’t give him enough room. There was more than enough room and he looks so comfortable when he rides in it. Other features that I really liked were the brake which you control with an easy slide of your foot, and the compact size when folded down. This fits into our sedan with lots of room left over for other things.

This stroller is really great, but I also think the price point of $499 is just a bit high. If I hadn’t had experience or heard a lot of great things about this stroller, I’m not sure I would have been so inclined to buy. I would recommend it as I feel that the pros outweigh the cons and overall it’s a great stroller.

Free Table Chair
Right now if you buy an Avio from Diapers.com, you get a free Inglesina Fast Table Chair, valued at $49.99. Just enter AVIOFAST at checkout!

Price: $499

Where to Buy: Diapers.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.

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Comments

  1. 7

    I really want to get this stroller for my 8 month old. I am torn between this stroller and the Cybex Callisto. I will be taking the stroller to Emgland for a two week trip next month. Any thoughts?

    • 8

      This is way late, but I finally got my hand on this stroller and the cybex onyx since the callisto wasn’t available. The frame and fabric was way more luxurious and sturdy than the cybex. I thought I would be so excited about the canopy of the callisto/onyx, but I prefer the maclaren xt/xtr because they were slightly larger. I actually recently ordered the Protect-a-bub deluxe 3-1 shade, but I hear the classic is really good too. I’m no longer picky about the canopy but the Avio is very large and nice. I was in your same situation between the two.

  2. 9

    Looks like a great stroller, thanks for the info, which!
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  3. 10
    Jennifer Marie says:

    Love this! Boy does he look comfortable in that-my kids would have loved it I bet!

  4. 11

    Bought this stroller recently, very comfy and durable. Price is great! They have other cute stuff too. http://www.groovygearforbaby.com/item_182/Endangered-Species-Monarch-Butterfly-Stroller.htm

  5. 12
    Newbie Mum Melissa says:

    I realized that I need those back wheels a little farther apart and some clearance so I do not step on the stroller. I never would have thought…

  6. 13

    What a nice looking stroller! Too bad it’s way out of my price range!

  7. 14

    Looks like such a nice one! Very stylish and comfy looking.

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