The Stokke strollers have been collecting awards being named the Best Stroller of the Year for many years running. This title comes with a hefty price tag as well. So, the question begs, how good is a $1,200 stroller? Is it worth the money? I mean, I’ve had cars that were worth less than my sons stroller. My
first only two cars when I was 17 and 20 wouldn’t have collected $1,200 combined so I certainly understand those that are not on the luxury stroller bandwagon.
However, now I solely use public transportation and we live in a city that we prefer to get around without a car. Plus, I really hate driving. Therefor it was important that we had a heavy duty stroller that we could use to easily navigate the city. I added the Stokke Xplory to my registry knowing full well that no one would buy us such an expensive stroller, especially considering people do not even do registries here, for that matter the concept of Baby Shower/ Baby Gender Reveal was all newly introduced by myself as the resident American among our friends and family.
It was decided that we would cough up the $1,200 for the stroller because…I really wanted it, that is first and foremost for any pregnant women. We weren’t buying a lot of expensive items for Langston, his room is furnished by Ikea and my DIY skills so this was somehow a justified expense in my mind and I am known to be cheap, but I prefer money conscious.
If you cannot justify the expense I am going to tell you to stop reading now. If you already know damn well there is no way the price can settle with you then nothing I say will convince you that this stroller is worth that kind of money and don’t be a buy on credit type of person for a stroller, just stahp.
In the end Langston’s amazing Godfather and his fiancé gifted us the stroller (he’s a loved and blessed baby).
So, let me tell you again… Dont break the bank for a stroller. Your baby will be just fine. We use this travel stroller for about $100 and it served the same purpose getting from A to B.
The Stokke is a brand from the Netherlands and is very popular in Switzerland I probably see someone pushing the same stroller as me in a different color once a week and people stop me at least a couple of times month to ask me where they can find this stroller.
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I needed a stroller with a carry cot, we do not have a heavy use for a car seat since we do not own a car and the carry cot allows the baby to lay flat which is healthier for newborns compared to carseats.
The carry cot could be taken off of the stroller and when we would travel by train I could remove the cot from the base and lay the cot across the seat. I also let him sleep in it a few times while we stayed over my In-Laws house so I didn’t need to travel with a bassinet.
The seat is forward facing and outward facing and the handle bar comes to my waist. The stroller is very tall, which is perfect because I am 5’10.
The baby is far from the ground so in Switzerland when it rains and snows he will stay dry and away from the elements.
The stroller comes with a 3 year warranty.
The stroller has a foot break that is really stiff and difficult to get to lock properly which is a must on public transportation. Now, I see a lot of strollers with handbrakes and this is really appealing.
The front wheels do not break.
The handle bar shows wear very quickly, in the first week it already was showing signs of use.
The turning is really wide, it is difficult to make tight turns.
It is a bit complex to break down the stroller and you have to take it down into two pieces as oppose to the collapsable strollers.
The textiles are a pain to wash, you must take apart so many little pieces and Langston had acid reflux so it was a must wash situation.
The suspension is really good and makes for a smooth ride for the baby, you could go over rocks and potholes and the baby will be fine.
The quality of the textiles is top notch. Not soft as I thought it would be but comfortable, stays clean and breathable.
The Stokke stroller comes with great accessories including sun shields and protectors from the sun as well as a winter kit (these all cost extra).
I still like the height and I normally have it forward facing so I can see Langston.
Langston loves being outside in his stroller, it is his favorite activity and we can go for a walk every single day, I pile the stroller up with groceries as well and sometimes we go off trails for hour long walks and he is very content.
There are many ways to adjust the Stokke Xplory.
Back to the original question? Is Stokke Worth the Money? Yes! I am very happy with the Stokke Stroller and I think it is worth the investment.
Fabric/ Textiles 3/5
You can read all of my Baby Travel Essentials here where I outline the best gear for traveling with a baby. I also have some stroller essentials. Even with the best strollers these are amazing added comfort.