My husband and I went to Italy for two weeks for our honeymoon. It was heavenly and a dream come true. We really enjoyed ourselves. People watching in Italy is so fun and we found ourselves swooning over the neat strollers and baby gadgets they have over there. We didn’t have children at the time, but I just loved the bright colors and innovative designs.
When I was invited to test out the new Inglesina Avio stroller made in Vicenza, Italy (Inglesina was founded in 1963 in Vicenza by Liviano Tomasi), I jumped right on that opportunity. I chose the light blue (which turned out to be a bright aqua that is quite pretty, but not light blue).
I will admit that I am missing the “put things together” gene, no matter how easy the item is to put together. Thank God for my husband. He put the Inglesina Avio together in less than 30 minutes the day we received it. He said the pictures were relatively easy to follow, however there were a few that he had to really study to figure out what to do. As soon as I heard, “Hon, it’s done!” from the other room, I ran in to see the finished product. I was impressed at the canopy and how large it seemed and the straps seemed like they would keep my wiggly toddlers in and safe. It’s definitely a beautiful stroller that will stand out in a crowd.
Although it was almost dark outside, we just had to take the boys on a quick walk to test it out. I was amazed at how lightweight the Avio was and we felt like it was gliding on air. It has plenty of room for my 2 1/2 year old, but I couldn’t believe the tight spaces I could maneuver it between (two cars parked quite close together). The next day we headed out to the outlet mall and that is when I fell in love with the Avio. I was able to steer it between clothing racks in children’s stores with ease. I didn’t have to lift and pull and jam my way through the store. This is a first. I always gripe and complain about how cluttered and hard to navigate those stores are and I didn’t have any issues. The handles flex together to help steer into those tight nooks and crannies and the stroller is narrow without compromising room for the child. The straps also did indeed keep my son in, but he looked so comfortable that he didn’t even try to get out!
Here is a quick video review I shot that shows how easy the Inglesina Avio is to use. I could even open the stroller while shooting the video with my other hand!
The Inglesina Avio was invented for the busy “supermom”. They kept in mind that mothers and parents have to navigate through crowds and shopping malls. They wanted to relieve mothers when they meet these obstacles. I loved this video that showed how the Avio was conceived, designed and put into production:
Buy: The Inglesina Avio went on sale earlier this month here in the US and can be purchased at Diapers.com for $499. Right now, if you purchase the stroller at Diapers.com and use the code AVIOFAST when checking out, you will get a free Inglesina Table Chair (regularly $49). The stroller comes in red, light blue, fuschia, lime, black and Navy blue.
Fine Print 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.