If there’s one thing I love, it’s pushchairs.
I never realised this until I had to put it into words for a recent magazine column I write. I’ve started not only noticing but announcing what people are pushing as we drive by. It’s gotten so bad, we play spot the Xplory, maybe it’s just me shouting Xplory to myself.
If you follow us then you’ll know Stokke are a favourite of ours, a Scandinavian brand that oozes elegance, practicality and style.
As our family prepare to relocate and start anew in the picturesque Peak District we’ve been road testing the Stokke Trailz. An all-terrain stroller built for the outdoors. It has turned out to be everything that we hoped… and more!
The Trailz retails at £964.00 – Ours came with the elegant and sleek grey melange textiles which I love.
What’s in the box?
The Stokke Trailz arrived in two boxes; Box one contained the chassis and wheels. Box two contained the seat unit, hood, foot rest, mosquito net and rain cover.
The build –
Assembly was simple, the wheels clipped onto the chassis with ease. The seat unit is easy to attach and the hood simply zipped on. It took around 10 minutes to have the Trailz set up and ready for use. At which point Taylor climbed into the basket. Which is so big we could fit 3 of him in there. He sat upright under the seat comfortably and refused to get out. He is petite, but the Trailz basket is impressive.
The trailz is described as always being ready for an adventure and boasts many features from newborn to toddler.
If you haven’t already – Check out our little video at the top of this post to see the Trailz in action!
• Strong and robust construction
• Large air filled rubber tyres and advanced tyre suspension secures a smooth ride for your little one
• Can be used with carry cot, stroller seat and car seats
• 3 parent facing positions: sleep, rest and active, and 2 forward facing positions: rest and active
• Lockable swivel front wheels and the adjustable, ergonomic handle ensures superior manoeuvrability
• Large, waterproof shoppping basket prevents content from getting wet and dirty
• Easy and compact folding
Initial thoughts –
The Trailz is an all terrain that could only be described as the Range Rover of push chairs. The pushchair loving mama in me couldn’t have asked for more. I’m yet to test it on public transport or for our commute to nursery so fingers crossed it fits. Because like a Range Rover it’s big, but it’s also beautiful. We’re already contemplating an Xplory chassis to alternate it between for those smaller city outings and public transport. Another fantastic feature of Stokke, being able to use one seat unit on more than one chassis. Genius.
Having recently gone through an anti-pram phase with Taylor it’s been refreshing to say goodbye to the tantrums. With a high seating position the Trailz is something Taylor actually wants to sit in. He can even push the buttons at crossings, which he loves. We also use it up at tables as a high chair when one isn’t available.
As we approach completion on the purchase of our family home we’ll be putting the Trailz to the test and sharing our progress with you. I can’t wait to take the Trailz out in snowwy Derbyshire this winter.
I’m already eyeing up their other prams, matching bags and liners. I think I have what can only be described as Stokke Syndrome!