When a new stroller hits the streets, it’s difficult not to take notice. (Remember when the Bugaboo first came on the scene?) This summer has its own share of fresh faces to check out. Making its USA debut, the European-based Cybex line of strollers will be turning heads in parks and on sidewalks. Aside from being incredibly fashionable and sporty (Callisto model featured above in indigo), the strollers are lightweight and easy to maneuver. I especially like the aluminum wheels that give a rugged feel to your little one’s ride without making you feel every bump along the way. The extra wide storage basket doesn’t skimp on size; now I can really fit in everything I need to take along for the ride. If you are price shopping, you can take comfort in the fact that Cybex strollers deliver European sophistication without a hefty pricetag (models range from $140-$350).
New Yorkers, take notice: Cybex strollers will make their first official Stateside appearance in the Big Apple this Saturday, June 13. If you’ll be uptown, swing on by Albee’s at 715 Amsterdam Avenue (corner of 95th St.)from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and take one for a test drive.
If money is no object and you are one who loves to shop for the next big thing, then the Maclaren Grand Tour is the ticket for your baby (shown here in racing green). This is the mother of all strollers, complete with all the bells and whistles you can dream of. There are safety lights on the front, a built-in clock and temperature gauge (no more guessing whether you need to throw on any extra blanket during a chilly ride). Moms who stroll for exercise will relish the GT’s Strollometer that tells you how fast you are walking and how far you’ve gone–pretty cool. I’m especially fond of the Maclaren name, having put one through the ringer for the past five years. Two daughters later, and it’s still standing.
In a Nutshell: Expect to shell out $550-$900 (options vary) for this Cadillac of strollers, and watch everyone’s eyes glaze over in sheer jealousy!