Peg Perego Book Pop Up Review

Enter the world of the Peg Perego Book Pop Up.

From the fabric on the seat to the belly bar, this stroller is totally gorgeous. There is so much attention to detail and its  incredibly well made. Harper has loved riding in the Peg  Book Pop Up because the seats sits totally upright! She’s got a good view and is super cozy in the plush seat!

I have a lot of ground to cover, so I am breaking this review up a little differently than normal…enjoy!

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Chassis: The Chassis (frame) is beautiful and sturdy. I’ve tried out more stroller than I  will ever admit, and often times the frame seems wobbly.  The Book Pop frame is strong and looks sleek in the dark grey/black color that’s standard for the stroller. The lock for the swivel wheels is on the Chassis, just below the Peg Perego logo. I actually really like this location as opposed to it being on the front wheels like most strollers. You don’t have to bend down to switch from swivel to lock, you just turn the knob and you are good to go!  It’s the little things…

 

Toddler Seat:  Cozy!! The fabric is absolute perfection. It’s soft and you can see right of the bat, its high quality. After all, this is a luxury stroller!

The seat itself is spacious, and offers many recline positions. The seat and backrest slide open creating a super comfortable position for the child. We’re all about comfort! The seat can face the world, or parent face, and comes with the belly bar! Love.

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 Bassinet: This is probably my favorite feature of this stroller.   When I pulled this stroller out of the box,  Harper immediately climbed in to the Bassinet and laid down. She is 15 months and 25lbs. She obviously should NOT be in a Bassinet, but, I think it’s worth noting just how big it is. Very roomy! You can also FOLD the stroller with the Bassinet attached. yep. that’s awesome. The Book Pop Bassinet is approved for overnight sleep which great for travel or long days out with the baby.

 

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Canopy: Peg got it right with their canopies. They have the best canopies on their strollers and the Pop Up is no exception. It’s huge!! It pretty much covers the entire stroller. This is great if you live in a warmer climate with lot’s of sunshine, or, if you choose to torture yourself and live somewhere like Chicago, offers amazing protection from the crazy wind, snow, and rain.

 

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Push: I LOVE the push on the Pop Up. It’s a one hand push and fabulous! It almost feels like the push of a stroller with air tires, without the hassle of pumping the tires. The front wheels swivel or lock and are large enough that they should handle the snow just fine!

 

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Fold: This fold is freakin’ awesome. The Book Pop up folds into itself like a book, hence the name, and it super compact! It’s crazy easy and also keeps this amazing fold with the Bassinet attached!! Rounds of applause to Peg Perego for that awesomeness.

Did I mention it folds with one hand? Boom!

 

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Folded with main seat

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Folded with Bassinet

Storage: The basket is large and in charge!! This is the kind of basket you want when you’re Black Friday Shopping! I could easily fit every door buster I don’t need in this basket! #watchoutshoppers

 

 

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Front view

Specs:

Price: $799.99

Weight: 23.7 lbs

Bassinet: 9.04 lbs

Unfolded: 36.5” L x 23.16” W x 41.58” H

Folded: 15.25” L x 23.16” W x 33” H

Unfolded with Bassinet: 32.5” L x 16.42” W x 26.3” H

Folded with Bassinet: Folded: 32.5” L x 16.42” W x 8.75” H

Suitable from birth to 50 lbs

What’s in te box: Chassis, Seat, and Bassinet.

Travel System-compatible with the Primo Viaggio SIP (30/30 and 4/35) infant car seat. Accepts car seat directly on to chassis.

 

Overall, I really love the Book Pop Up! This is such a great stroller for expectant parents. With that fabulous Bassinet and super easy fold, this is definitely a winner! Plus, it comes in the most beautiful colors (10 to be exact). I don’t have anything negative to say about this ride. It passed my rigorous testing (aka Target during nap time ) and is a dream to push!

Check out the Peg Perego Book Pop Up HERE

 

Happy Strolling!

Qbit vs Nano Review

I love a good competition.  Can’t help it…  It’s the former figure skater in me!  I think it’s time for GB Qbit and Mountain Buggy Nano to have a little show down… battle of the travel strollers!

Who do you think will win?   Let’s find out…

I would like to preface this post by saying BOTH of these strollers are awesome.  They each have great features that I love, and some that I don’t love.  I wish I could smash them together and create MY perfect travel stroller. But I can’t… so here’s my opinion of two side by side…

Price: Qbit $179.99    vs   Nano $249.99   – I think this one is easy. Point 1 goes to GB Qbit…

Looks:  Let’s be honest, much like dating (yes, I am comparing strollers to finding the love of your life), the first thing that draws you to a stroller is how it looks…or maybe I’m the only one?  I don’t walk by a stroller and say “oh wow, look at how strong that aluminum frame looks!”  I walk by and say “Oooooooooh, pretty!”   Immediately followed by me wondering if I can sneak the stroller in the house without my Husband noticing….  #thestruggleisreal

Overall, I prefer the look of the Qbit.  The Nano has an odd shape to it, and the canopy looks a little funny to me.  If I were choosing between these two based on looks alone, I would choose the Qbit…

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Seat: Both seats are comfortable for the kiddos (although I think the Nano looks more comfortable).  The Nano can hold up to 44 lb. and the Qbit can hold up to 45 lb. Both have a nice tall seat-to-canopy height, 25″ for the Qbit and 26″ for the Nano.   But with the Nano coming in with that extra inch from the seat to the top of the canopy, and having a long seat with an adjustable foot rest…it takes this round! 

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Qbit left / Nano right

Recline: The Nano has a nice deep recline which is key for travel.  The Qbit is lacking in this department, but still has a slight recline.  This is a hard category because I think this is based on your needs.  If you have a younger child, I would say 18 months and younger, the Nano would be the better option.  If you have an older toddler over 18 months old, the Qbit would be just fine.  A recline is always great, but depending on your needs, not always a necessity.  So, it’s a tie in this category.

Fold:   Folded Dimensions:  Nano 22×12.2×20″   Qbit 19.3x13x21″

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Nano left / Qbit right

Ok, both strollers have a ridiculously small fold, but, the Qbit wins this one hands down! If you’ve watched my crazy video review,  you saw how easy, fast, and tiny it folds with one hand.  The Nano is a 2 step process and you need to use both hands. Essentially you fold the canopy back and down, then fold the stroller into itself. It’s compact, but kind of annoying to do.  When I think of travel stroller, I think of easy.  The Qbit is definitely easy!! 

Storage Basket: Sorry, MB…Qbit wins here too!  The Nano and Qbit baskets are roughly the same size, but, the Nano is really only easily accessible from the front.  The Qbit has easy access from the front or back.  You all know how I feel about storage baskets… Qbit wins.

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Qbit Left / Nano Right

Push: Both strollers have a nice one-hand push, but the Nano is just slightly easier to push and turn with one hand and a 32 lb toddler in the seat.  If you pushed the Qbit and had never pushed the Nano, you probably wouldn’t think twice.  But out of the two, the Nano has a better push…

Stroller Weight: The Nano weighs less than 13 lbs and the Qbit weighs 14 lbs… I honestly can’t really tell much of a different when I carry them.  They feel about the same to me. So, I’ll give it to both of them.

Canopy: To me, the canopy on a travel stroller is important. Especially if you are taking it to a theme park where your child will be out in the sun! I just can’t get past the Nano canopy. It looks awkward, doesn’t give much coverage, and when you don’t have it extended, it touches your hands on the handlebar which made me a little crazy… The Qbit offers much more coverage, and has a nice shape to it. Plus, it doesn’t touch the handlebar and drive me bonkers.

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Qbit left / Nano right

 

Car Seat Compatibility: I won’t grade this portion because using the infant car seat isn’t a long term thing. Here are the seats that each stroller is compatible with.

Qbit: GB Asana35, Cybex Aton, and Maxi Cosi Mico infant car seats.

Nano:  Works with all infant car seats currently on the market and comes with the universal adapters to attach any car seat. (Yep, even the Orbit!) The toggles wrap around either side of the car seat handle while the stroller is in recline mode and attach to a peg under the seat and the seat belt system straps through the belt routing system.

 

Overall, the Qbit wins due to the fold,  canopy,  and storage space/access.  If I could change anything on the stroller, it would be the seat. It needs to be a little longer or have an adjustable leg rest for the younger kiddos. I can deal without the recline. I LOVE the one hand fold. It’s just too easy and makes me happy every time I fold it up…ha! This doesn’t mean I don’t like the Nano. I actually really like it! But, I don’t love that canopy or storage access. The seat back height is incredible, and the push is great, but I’m not a fan of that 2 step fold.

Those of you have that these strollers, what do YOU think!?! I’m curious…

Happy Strolling!

GB Evoq Travel System. Must have!

Travel Systems have changed so much over the years. Even from when I bought my first stroller 2 1/2 years ago, I can’t get over how many great options are available for new Parents. One of my favorite new Travel Systems is the GB Child Evoq! I wish this had been around when Brody was born…

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The GB Evoq has a sleek design, and is incredibly versatile. Out of the box, you get the stroller with reversible seating option, an AMAZING infant car seat & base (seriously, I’m in love with this car seat), and it even has a toddler board built in. I’m blown away and how phenomenal this Travel System is and at such a great price!

Let’s talk Car Seat first…  The GB Asana35 Infant Car Seat fits from 4 lbs – 35 lbs, and up to 32 inches in height. The seat is roomy and the fabric is amazing. This is the first infant Car Seat Harper hasn’t sweat bullets in. It’s soft, and easy to clean. The seat has the Firm Fit adjust which makes sure the head rest and straps are always at the correct level. I’m always worried about having the straps set at the right position for my kids, and the Asana35 Car Seat takes the guess-work out, and does it for you. The seat weighs around 9.2  lbs, which is pretty average.

Harper is 22 lbs, so it’s obviously a little harder for me to lug around, but not impossible. Even though she’s a chunk, I actually found it to feel lighter than our previous seats.

I also think it’s worth noting that the Asana35 comes with sleepy dust. I kid you not, Harper falls asleep within minutes of being put in the seat. #winning

 

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Harper is 22 lbs and 30 inches long. She still has plenty of room in the Car Seat!

The base has a super easy LATCH install and a really great feature, Firm Fit, that makes sure you get the most secure fit for your base. I am so impressed with this Car Seat and Base. I usually dread installing Car Seats, but this one was a total breeze!

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Now for the stroller… Where do I start?  The main seat is a great size, offers a 5 point harness, and has a huge canopy with a mesh insert. You can face the seat face either direction, and gives the option of two different height positions! The frame is sturdy,  also features an  adjustable handlebar for maximum comfort.

See my photos below for the different variations.

 

The push is awesome, the fold is so easy and compact, and the basket holds everything you need for a day out, and more! I think what I love most about this stroller is that your older child has the ability to hop on for a ride when he/she feels like it. You don’t have to worry about attaching a toddler board, or kicking it when you walk. It’s built-in, and completely out-of-the-way!

 

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In order to use the board, just make sure you move the main seat into the lowest slot. This will allow your toddler to have enough room to ride on the back comfortably.

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The Evoq has all the features you should be looking for in a stroller. It’s made well, can get you from infant to toddler years and doesn’t break the bank. The entire Travel System retails for 429.99 (even less if you use a coupon!).

 

Specs:

  • Dimensions: 34.5″ L x 22.4″ W x 38.8″ H
  •  Stroller Weight: 23 lbs
  • Car Seat Weight: 9.2 lbs
  • Car Seat Height/Weight Limit: 4-35 lbs and up to 32 ” long
  • Stroller Weight Limit: 50 lbs
  • Foot Brake: flip-flop friendly

I highly recommend the GB Evoq for anyone in the market for a travel system. With these great features, and fabulous price, you won’t be disappointed!

 

Happy Strolling!

 

*Thank you GB Child USA for sending us this fantastic Travel System to review!  I was not compensated for this review, and all opinions are my own.