Maxi-Cosi Stroller

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Rating: 3.6 out of 5 (78 reviews)

The Maxi-Cosi® Perle™ Stroller offers European style and quality while providing deluxe comfort for your baby in a lightweight stroller. Combine with the Mico™ Infant Car seat, for a compact and maneuverable travel system from birth. The ultra compact umbrella fold is quick and easy for on the go convenience. The aluminum frame is lightweight and easy to push. The multi-position reclining seat allows baby to sit up or recline to nap and the 5 point harness keeps baby safe and secure. The stroller comes with a canopy with peek a boo window, mesh child cup/snack holder, a removable parent cup holder, storage basket, a weather/rain shield and reflective trim.

Features

  • Accepts all Graco® SnugRide® Infant Car Seats and Infant SafeSeat” Car Seats.
  • Extended weight limit holds child up to 50 lbs to last past the toddler years.
  • Easy access drop-down basket lets you reach in without disturbing reclined child.
  • Rotating canopy with peek-a-boo window shades your child from any direction.

Additional Info

161015

EE9EC22E

044681018251

01443TTH

50 lbs

Light Weight,Premium,Travel Systems

1

Yes

Sunshade,Cup Holder(s),Cargo Basket,Weather Protection,Adjustable Canopy,Adjustable Handle

City,Walking,Shopping,Travel

27

21.4 pounds

43.0 x 12.8 x 10.4

Maxi-Cosi Stroller3.6578
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78 Reviews for “Maxi-Cosi Stroller”

  1. Tracy R on October 13th, 2007 at 12:00 am

    i like this stroller a lot; is easy to handle
    is big and weight about 13 pounds.
    it’s great for parents who are on the move all the time.it’s has all the features that an umbrella stroller should have.Also the rain cover is perfect.recliner should be modified, to an easy way and car seat adapter should be removable.

  2. Jennifer, mom of 3 on October 14th, 2007 at 12:00 am

    My husband and I just purchased this stroller. We spent over and hour at Babies R Us comparing it to Maclaren Triumph and Maclaren Quest Sport.

    The Triumph was ruled out quickly when we noticed it didn’t have a cup holder for adult or child, no pocket for keys/phone, no window in canopy and no extended leg rest.

    We then focused on comparing the Maxi-Cosi to the Quest Sport. They both had a window in the canopy but on the Maxi-Cosi you can cover it and secure with velcro. The Maxi-Cosi has a cup holder for child and adult, not so for the Quest. The Maxi-Cosi gives you a removable zippered rain/wind shield that goes all the way down past the childs feet. The carrying handle on the Quest was impossible for my husband or I to fit our hand underneath, but very roomy on the Maxi-Cosi. The leg extention on the Quest can be a pain to pull out, on the Maxi-Cosi you just lift and click. We put my 3 1/2 year old, who weighs about 39 lbs, in the Maxi-Cosi and drove it around. The Maxi-Cosi holds up to 50 lbs and the Quest 55lbs. It steers just fine and smooth, same with the Quest. The Quest does have their handles covered in foam which is very nice, just contoured plastic for the Maxi-Cosi. But I can live with that when I’m saving $50 over the Quest and gaining all the extras. I hope this helps!

  3. BUSY BODY on October 16th, 2007 at 12:00 am

    I LOVE THIS STROLLER. I HONESTLY USED AND RETURNED 5 STROLLERS IN THE MATTER OF 7 MO. BECAUSE I JUST WAS NOT SATISFIED WITH ANY OF THEM. I USED JUST ABOUT ALL THE MACLARIN STROLLERS. I WAS JUST ABOUT TO BUY THE MACLARIN QUEST UNTIL I SEEN THE MAXI COSI (WHAT A NAME HUH) IT HAS ALL THE FEATURES THAT THE MACLARIN QUEST HAS BUT A LITTLE MORE, LIKE THE PEEK A BOO WINDOW A BIG STRAGE BASKET, IT ALSO RIDES LOVELY IT COMES WITH A COOL ZIP UP RAINSHILD IT RECLINES AND THE THING I LOVE THE MOST IS THE LEG REST IS ADJUSTABLE (GREAT FOR TIRED LITTLE ONES THAT WANT TO NAP WHILE TAKING LONG WALKS). MY SON LOVES THE STROLLER VERY MUCH. HE IS A LITTLE HUSKY 17 MO OLD AND HE FITS PERFECT IN IT WITH ALOT OF EXTRA ROOM. OHH IT ALSO HAS A CUP HOLDER AND BOTTLE HOLDER. THE ONLY CON IS THE FOLDING LOCK BUTTON IS A LITTLE WEIRD BUT OTHER THEN THAT I CAN NOT COMPLAIN. ITS JUST AS GOOD AS THE MACLARIN BUT EVEN BETTER AND ABOUT [$]CHEAPER. SO BUY IT YOULL BE VERY PLEASED.

  4. ashsmommy on October 31st, 2007 at 12:00 am

    We looked at so many models of umbrella strollers coming from a huge quattro tour this stroller is a blessing! Its so much lighter and has all the features of a full size stroller without the bulk! Rides great!

  5. Ethan's Mommy on November 17th, 2007 at 12:00 am

    This stroller is so comfortable my Son loves it.. It’s sturdy, compact, lightweight, and folds like an umbrella stroller with full-size stroller features.. I love that its easy to steer, I can even do it with one hand. The multi-position recline is very comfortable and easy to operate. The stroller is so roomy that he falls asleep easily. The storage basket is nice and big, and the parent-baby cup holders are great, which most lightweight strollers don’t offer. I also love the rain/cold shield, its easy to put on should you be caught in the rain. I only wish I had come across this stroller before, I would have never purchased a full-size in the first place..

  6. Mommy of 3 little ones on December 7th, 2007 at 12:00 am

    I researched many stroller prior to purchasing this stroller by maxi-cosi. I honestly had never herd of this type/brand before. I was in babiesrus to test drive the maclaren strollers with my kids when I stumbled upon this. It’s very lightweight, can handle with one hand ( I only have being I use my other to hold my other kids hand) and the strap on the side for carrying it my other child holds. The build in cup holders (which are in netting not hard plastic that typically break) are great for drinks, toys, or snacks and the parent cup holder is a plus for an umbrella stroller. I have not used the rainshield but did put it on to see how it would work and it’s easy as pie and fantastic. This stroller was a great deal for the options that it has in comparison to the maclaren strollers. I hope this helps, buy this stroller you will not be dis-satisfied!!!!!!

  7. Jen on December 10th, 2007 at 12:00 am

    We love this stoller !!!! I wish I would have found this before we bought the huge bulky travel system!!!

  8. Dawn on December 14th, 2007 at 12:00 am

    Compared this product at […] between the Maclaren Quest this product cost less but you get much more. The quality is excellent so far. Although it is slightly heavier than the Maclaren.

  9. adri on December 19th, 2007 at 12:00 am

    I researched like a million and one strollers before we finally got this one and phil & ted’s sport for jogging.
    I was going to get the zapp to go with my maxi cosi mico carseat but decided to get this one instead. the zapp did not recline at all, although it does look a lot more cooler and comes in different colors i still think that perle just makes more sense. it’s really light, folds in like seconds, and you can use it as a travel system. I got it for airports since we travel a lot, and it just made more sense to get an umbrella stroller that reclined. the quality is pretty good, i have been just using it for 2 weeks but so far so good. colors could be more exciting and the seat does not recline all the way flat, also when the seat is in full recline you cant reach the basket but that happens with all strollers, but since the stroller is pretty sturdy even when empty you can hang a diaper bag on the handles and it wont tip. the cupholder and rain shield are also nice plus for the price. I would buy again good luck

  10. Leah on December 20th, 2007 at 12:00 am

    This is a beautiful and high quality stroller that unfortunately does not work well with the Mico car seat. I bought the stroller because I wanted something that was compact and had an easy fold. It does have these things. It also comes with extras like a parent cup holder and rainshield, which a lot of compact strollers do not offer. It turns easily, with one hand.

    #1 CON: It does not work well with the car seat. It is very difficult to get the car seat onto it and sometimes almost impossible to get the car seat OFF of it. I practiced in my house with taking the car seat on and off before venturing out in public with it. It usually took me 2 minutes to get it on and another 2 minutes to get it off because it didn’t slide into place easily. So much for a simple click. On my first excursion out with the stroller/car seat combo, the car seat jammed in the stroller and I spent 15 minutes in the parking lot trying to get it out… my baby crying in it the whole time. I had to go back into the store and ask a sales clerk to help me remove the car seat. It took him another 5 minutes and I had to take my baby out in the process–so that he could really shake the thing. Now, that is not an easy stroller/car seat combo if you ask me.

    #2 CON: This is minor, but the final latch on the stroller, that is meant to keep it shut when collapsed, often snags on one of the tethers.

    I am sad to return this stroller because I think it is good looking and collapses well… but, after the car seat mishap, I don’t have a choice. I will probably return the car seat too.

  11. Picky Mom of super active 9 mth old on January 6th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I am very pleased with this product. The price was great for all the features it provides. I researched many strollers and bought and returned two others before I choose to keep this one. The stroller opens and closes without much trouble. It’s easy to steer. It has an extension on the seat to prop up smaller babies feet, and it truly reclines. The rain cover zips on very quickly and easily. It doesn’t tip over even when I over pack the handles with bags. My daughter fell asleep in it the first time I used it.

  12. Almost Due on January 8th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We went repeatedly to Babies R Us to try this carseat/stroller (Perle) combo out. We were so excited about the light weight stroller and the fact that the car seat attached, we bought it. I left it alone for about 2 weeks and recently took them out of the boxes to make sure that they worked well together. They were a pain in the you know what to deal with and snap in and out. The stroller itself the complaint I can make is the first one i bought didnt work the way it was supposed to, the arms that hold the car seat in were broken. I exchanged it. The second one I bought , the straps were wrong and had a hard time getting the car seat in and out easily. It does have nice features but I wouldnt recommend the car seat and stroller together if You are looking for somthing easy to snap in and out.

  13. New Mom on January 11th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I spent over an hour in the store comparing compact travel systems. I compared this with the Peg Perego. While it was compact and steered very easily, the cons just seemed to outweigh the positives.
    COn #1 The release system for the car seat requires you to use both hands then you can’t even have a hand on the handle to pick it up from the locking system on the stroller.
    COn #2 It was difficulty to maneuever the car seat on to the adapters and locking it in place.
    COn #3 with the car seat in place you cannot access the basket.

    All that said if you aren’t looking to use this from birth but once it is ok for the child to sit up then it is a great compact carseat

  14. jill on January 11th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I bought this stroller after having no luck with the britax and peg perego strollers. […]This stroller had all the features I was looking for…but my major problem was….the wheels did not want to go the way you wanted them. I just brought this stroller back to the store after 2 months because my husband was sick and tired of kicking the front wheels. He actually stopped in the mall the other night and used a wipee to clean the wheels off in hopes of some traction… It worked great outside…but as for malls, and any type of store with a linoleum like floor…it was terrible. It was fine for about a month…my daughter is 21 months and about 26 lbs and this stroller was not easy to push. I also didnt like the way you strap the child in.(wasnt easy to adjust) When you closed the stroller the wheels rested on the inside of the canopy therefore making it yucky from the dirty wheels. I felt as if it didnt sit up straight enough too, but had a nice recline….I did like the adjustable footrest, large canopy with raincover, adult cupholder…little storage pocket….oh, the childs cupholder didnt hold a taller sippy cup without sliding out….but all the features dont matter if you cant push it…so…it got returned and i will just try another brand.

  15. Alyssa on January 19th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We purchased this stroller for my 11 month old (22 lb.) daughter. After using it for just 3 months, the sewing on the crotch part of the restraint is coming apart, and the canopy is filthy from coming in contact with the tires during storage. It’s also impossible to maneuver with only one hand.

    I purchased this product after looking at the light-weight strollers offered in-store. This stroller seemed like a great buy; it has a basket underneath, cup holders for both child and parent, and a rain cover. We chose this one over the Maclaren strollers because of all the “great features.” Unfortunately, we wasted our money since it’s been too long since purchase so I can’t return it. I will be calling Maxi-Cosi to complain about the poor quality of this product. My advice…don’t waste your money on this stroller.

  16. CC on February 2nd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This is not a good stroller at all. heavry and not easy to move around when i go to the shopping Mall.or even on the street. and kind of Hard to fold up too. I should buy the Mclaren strollers instead of buying this.

  17. Jayce's Mom on February 3rd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    My daughter is 13 months old and seems to be very happy with this stroller, the only issue i have, is that it is very very difficult to tighten and loosten the straps… my daughter ends up getting upset while i’m trying to get her into the stroller.. other than that no problems.

  18. Melissa on February 17th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    – Great Stroller! I Love It!!
    – Lightweight!
    – Easy to open & Close
    – Reclining is Good
    – I also like that the baby’s feet Don’t hang out
    & He looks very comfy in the stroller!!
    – Love the Fabric!!!

  19. murphmom of 4 on February 19th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Great full-size stroller that folds down like an umbrella stroller. With 4 kids I don’t have a lot of room for a stroller, this one fits great right behind my seat. Has a 5 point harness for the little ones, cup holders for mom and baby, and price beats the Maclaren stroller.

  20. Busy mom and dad on February 21st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We replaced our bulky and cumbersome travel system with this stroller and have been pleasantly surprised.

    We’ve had this stroller for the past five months and it has worked wonders from trekking over soccer fields and baseball fields. We’ve even used it as an unofficial wagon for carrying sports bags and it’s still working like a charm. We haven’t experienced any of the problems pushing this stroller around thus far.

    We wish it had a larger storage basket but there is a trade-off for the compactness.

  21. Ronnie on February 26th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This is a good product for the $. The steering on this stroller I find to be OK, compared to the other reviews, but I will say that the handles are not as sturdy on this stroller as the Mclaren. I use this stroller to travel because it’s lightweight and my bugaboo is just too much of a hassle. I also have the Metrolite Graco and the umbrella of course feels lighter and folds nicer for plane rides. The only thing is comfort in an umbrella is always compromised for the convenience of the parent. My 12 month old is much more comfortable in his bugaboo.

  22. mom2boys on February 29th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We bought this stroller to use with either our toddler or infant, and it has served both purposes well. It reclines nearly all the way for the baby, but seems to sit the toddler up higher than many other strollers, including Maclarens. My husband is fairly tall at 6’4″ and is very comfortable pushing this stroller(we compared it to the Maclaren Quest and the Perle’s handles are about an inch taller). The basket is larger than other umbrella strollers and the rain shield is VERY easy to attach. Two cons: The straps are difficult to adjust and I wish the car seat adapter parts were removable. We don’t use the maxi-cosi car seat, so I can’t comment on how it performs as a travel system.

  23. 4mykidz on March 4th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I was looking to down-grade my current stroller to a light-weight one. After reading several reviews on this website I decided to go look at this stroller and the Maclaren and I love this stroller. It is very lightweight, easy to move around, and the storage space underneath is much larger than that of a regular umbrella stroller. The cup holder is cute for both parent and child and is well worth the money. I’m glad that I did not spend the extra money on the Maclaren that didn’t have as many features.

  24. my3boys on March 13th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This is a great stroller if you are looking for something compact, but still has all the features of a full-size stroller!! My boys are tall for their ages and this fits them much better than the Maclaren or any other umbrella stroller for that matter! You can’t go wrong, love it!!

  25. Lizzy on March 25th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    The stroller’s quality is on par to McClaren’s, so don’t spend a lot of money when you can get this great stroller. One last thing! The wheels work well! I believe some people have not looked well or read the booklet for the stroller because the wheels in the front have two settings: swivel or straight. If you take your time to acquaint yourself you’ll appreciate the product. Fits great with the car seat!

  26. BVH on March 28th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This stroller is almost what I imagine to be my perfect stroller. It is great for my toddler and my 2 month old.

    Pro’s:
    – It’s lightweight.
    – It folds up fairly easily.
    – It has places for the shoulder straps to adjust for a smaller baby or a bigger toddler
    – It reclines really far, almost to a flat position.
    – The buckle is easy to use.
    – The leg rest can be up or down
    – There is a window in the viser to see the child.
    – It comes with a rain shield.
    – It turns very smoothly.
    – A car seat can attach (it has to be this makers car seat though.)

    Con’s:
    – The child’s cup holder is a joke. My sippy cups constantly fall out. Not a big deal though, my son can hold his own cup.
    – The seat has to be fully up for the stroller to fold up completely (however, even if it’s not folded up completely it still is pretty compact)
    – The basket underneath is fairly small but my diaper bag fits nicely across the handles.

    All in all I think the Pro’s definitely outweigh the Con’s.

  27. Mark on April 2nd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This stroller is great for anyone trying to find something for their Mico car seat to fit. We opted to get the Valco Tri-Mode stroller as opposed to the Quinny, which the car seat fits into. The Baby Trend doesn’t work for the Mico seat. This is strong, durable, folds really well, easy to use. No cons found yet. I say it’s pretty light, but my wife thinks it has some weight to it.

  28. Busy mom of Four on April 7th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I use my stroller everyday for runninig around taking my son to and from school and for light errands around town.What i like about this stroller is it’s light weight and smooth ride.My daughter loved the stroller the minute i put her in and i couldn’t get her out.She enjoy the ride each time.What i like about it is you just take it out the box and just attach the two front wheels and you are ready to go.The color is not bad the fabric is fabulous looks really expensive plus the price is affordable.The only thing i didn’t like is the velcro could be longer to keep rain cover more snug but you could make the necessary adjustment if you are creative with extra velcro.This is the best stroller yet that does everything a full size stroller does.Basket is a little small but that’s ok.

  29. Sarah the busy mom on April 16th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I did not like this stroller at all. I bought it because it looked nice and thought it was comparable to the Maclaren but I was wrong. When I put my little one in it he didn’t like it cause the sun was in his eyes. I had to take it back for the Maclaren the hood on this stroller isn’t made right and it’s a shame cause everything was really nice.

  30. New mom on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    First, I loved this stroller when I tried it out in the store. It’s features are intuitive. I was able to fold it down, recline the seat and adjust the straps without looking at the instruction book. It seems to be well made, and it was so easy to snap on the wheels and go! I’m sad to say that I have to return this stroller after trying it out at the zoo yesterday. The sunshade did not provide any shade for my sun and it can’t be adjusted. Living in San Diego, we need sun protection more than we need that nifty rain cover. But if you live in Seattle, this might be the perfect stroller for you.

  31. Professionial Busy Parents on May 9th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We absolutely love this stroller. We looked at the bugaboo bee, maclaren, quinny and the orbit stroller as well. After many visits to many stores and boutiques we decided on this stroller for the price and it’s features. It folds very easily, compact, and lightweight. The only downside is, we have not been able to use the basket at the bottom yet, since it is hard to access when the seat is reclined all the way back. We are extremely happy with it thus far after many trips to and from the hospital and running many errands with our new son. We bought it as a travel system combo with the mico car seat and it works perfectly. It is not bulky like most travel systems and it can fit anywhere without taking so much space. For the price and it’s features, we feel it is the best deal you can find on the market right now.

  32. Sana on May 22nd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    When i started using this stroller it was easy to use and very light weight stroller. so many times ppl stopped me and asked about the stroller cuz its very attractive and luks expensiver material. But the problem started when my boy turned 8months, he doesnt like to site in it. babies dont like to lie down as they grow. there is not cup holder for baby and because of that baby doesnt like to sit. He gets board. now i got stroller(chicco) with cup holder for baby and he loves it.

  33. Tyler's Mom on June 22nd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    All I needed was a small umbrella stroller, so I debated about spending a premium to get this one, but it was well worth it! I wish I had purchased it sooner and stopped depending on my larger Graco travel system stroller. This one drives and “handles” so smoothly. When I pushed it around the store, it rolled so smoothly and I still notice that. It glides so easily I can push it with one hand (when I’ve got packages in the other). My son (1 year) is very comfortable in it. Easy to get him in and out, love the cup holder, lower basket and small pocket. The only things I don’t like are that the wheels get the canopy dirty when it’s folded (other reviewers mentioned this too) and it’s tough to get it latched when you close it up — you need to have both hands available which is tough when you’ve got a baby in one. Even with both hands it’s not the easiest. We just leave the latch undone when we put it in the car.

  34. K's mom on July 1st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I bought this product because it was compact, light, easy to use with the Mico car seat and seemed practical…and then I had my son… I intended to use this stroller outside for long walks around the neighborhood to get back into shape. This stroller is such a pain!!! The sunshade is way too short and so is the one on the car seat that locks in place, so every time the sidewalk bends or I turn a corner, I have to re-adjust a blanket to keep the sun from shining right on my baby. Of course, then he’s upset because he can’t see anything, including me. (The peek-a-boo hole in the sunshade doesn’t do any favors in this situation.) The way the car seat is angled in the stroller positions him to look straight into the sky, so when the stroller shade is retracted, he can’t even look at me because it’s so bright to look up at that steep of an angle. The basket underneath is more like a decoration than a storage container – nothing fits under there, so I have to carry my diaper bag, purse, and whatever else I need if I go somewhere – not fun when you have to put it all down to get your baby out if s/he is upset and wants out for a little while. Forget trying to get him or her out in a hurry and maneuver with one hand. This is a totally disappointing product. The easy-to-lock-on car seat and nice (two-handed) handling doesn’t make up for this stroller’s shortcomings. Also, the car seat leaves marks on the stroller seat.

  35. mom of 8 month old on July 15th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We went looking for a lightweight stroller at BRU and decided on trying this one because the fabric looks great (1 of 2 stars awarded for this) and the sun shade seemed to be a decent size in comparison with other strollers in its category. I loved that the footrest is extendable (2nd star awarded for this feature) since my baby is still short and seemed more comfortable in this position as opposed to hanging off the edge as they would have if we would have purchased the Joovy Kooper (our runner up at BRU). After less than one week of trial we returned this stroller. I didn’t like that it reclined very little(not enough to make a comfortable diaper change), the sunshade seems to be a good size but doesn’t really do much to keep the sun out of the baby’s eyes. Folding the stroller and opening it is not quite as easy as with other strollers like the Maclarens for example. There is an orange locking clip that must be closed ( not too easy) so that the stroller maintains the umbrella fold. Unattaching the orange clip to open the stroller (not easy at all for me) was an extra step as well. After returning this I did some research and narrowed the search down to the Baby Jogger City Mini and the Maclaren XT. We decided to go with the XT because the City Mini has been out for about 6 months and its durability is not known because it is so new. The XT has an AWESOME sun shade(covers baby to the ankles) and reclines almost flat. Not to mention that opening an closing is a breeze (no orange clip). […] Although we did end up spending about $125 more, it was well worth it. Could not be happier.

  36. NIKKI on July 17th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    THIS STROLLER IS GOOD MY CHILD LOVE IT SHE 3 MONTH AND IT A EASY STOWED

  37. mommy on July 18th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    My baby is 4 months old and we have only used the stroller a few times. Already the pole from the back of the seat has ripped through the material and when you go to close the stroller, the strap gets tangled in the latch that locks the stroller in the closed position. I had hoped to be able to use this stroller for as long as my baby needed to be in it and am very disapppointed in the quality of the components and hope that no one else has to go through this.

  38. Mom of 2 and 1 on the way on July 22nd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Love, Love, Love this stroller!!! I couldn’t be happier with this product. It meets all my needs and my son loves it. The price is comprobable to the Mcclaren Quest, but with more (and better) features. The only con I have found is that the sun shade could be larger. Other than that it’s the perfect compact stroller.

  39. Stantsmom on August 2nd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I saw this item in a BRU store, when I went to buy the Maclaren Quest. My son was just about to turn a year old and was big for his age. When I saw this, he seemed to have more room in this one then the Maclaren and I liked the look, so I got this instead. What a big mistake! You can not steer this with one hand and with a toddler and a three year old, you need one hand. Also, when we would go for walks, the stroller would not handle bumps in the sidewalk. The basket is too small, no cups stay in the side cupholder for the babies, and the handlebars are too short. I wish I had gotten the Maclaren, instead I went back to using the Graco Metrolite, as it was much easier to use and more comfortable after all!

  40. Kariafrazier on August 6th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This stroller is OK. I got it to go with my Maxi-Cosi car seat, but since I haven’t had my baby yet I haven’t gotten to try that out yet! We did put the seat in to try it out and it seemed to work fine. The real test will come when baby is here!! I have use the stroller with my 3 yr old, and for him it’s OK. I like that it’s bigger than an umbrella stroller but not a huge, bulky travel system. The basket underneath is fine for us. Not huge, but acceptable for my purse and a few other things. The cup holder for the child is a joke. Don’t plan on actually putting a cup in there!! The one for the parent is fine though. I thought the height of the stroller is great. I’m 5’4″ and it’s comfortable. DH is 5’10” and hasn’t complained either. The biggest thing I hate about the stroller is how complicated it is to open and shut!!! I opened it for the first time by myself the other day, and it took my 15 minutes to get it open! I never found out how to do it and ended up opening it by shaking it in frustration! I know how to do it now, but it’s still not super easy. Closing it is a pain as well, as there are 2 different steps and each is hard. Don’t plan on opening/shutting this with one hand!!! It is very comfortable for my 3yr old, who is 37 inches tall and weights about 30lbs. It seems to push really easily as well, although it’s still new, so we’ll see. My biggest complaint is how hard it is to open and close it!

  41. MC on August 13th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I had read a lot about umbrella strollers before going to the store to test drive them and I immediately fell in love with this one. I love the fact that the seat reclines , the rainshield, the parent cup holder etc. It is really a nice stroller and doesnt take up much space in our trunk like the quinny freestyle 4X that we have been using since our baby was born (he is 7 months now). It is perfect to go out shopping and taking small walks around the neighbourhood. Great buy!

  42. MJ on August 18th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I got this Stroller before I read any reviews on this type of stroller. I had a Chicco but it broke after a flight with AirTran. My Chicco was great even though it was bulky. My husband asked me to get a stroller that took up less space so I looked at all the lighweight strollers at BRU and was inclined to get a Maclaren but when I saw the features that this Perle stroller had to offer, I just had to get the Perle. People comment on how cumbersome it is to fold and it isn’t at all. I had a sales rep at BRU show me how to open and close it and ever since then it has been really simple. I think the Maclaren has a string that totally makes it easier but I wanted something that reclined a bit (Maclaren didn’t offer that – unless you get the more expansive one). I hate seeing kids uncomfortable when they are sleeping and the recline that this Perle stroller has is just right. My son fell asleep comfortably and I could maneuver everywhere very easily; there is no problem with the front wheels;just make sure they are not locked. We went to Martha’s vineyard and sure it was sometimes pretty shaky because of the cobblestone streets, but most strollers would do that on that surface anyway. It truly is a great stroller. The height is also great. When you close it and lock it (it locks easy if you just place it on the ground), it even has a handle so that you can pick up easily. The sunshade isn’t great, but it isn’t great in several strollers (that is one thing I miss about my bulky Chicco), but I just bought the rayshade Kidopotamus or something and it is fantastic with that piece. I am keeping this stroller and I’m very happy about it!

  43. cailyns mommy on August 26th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    When we started looking around for a more light weight stroller (we have a Graco Travel System) we went into BRU and litterally put our daughter in differnt strollers to try them out. We almost settled on a different one until we saw this. We LOVE LOVE LOVE this stroller. It is a little hard to open and close, but once you figure it out it’s doable one handed (I’ve done it many times coming on and off a plain, by myself, with baby in hand). I love how she is straped it, makes me feel better about not having a bar in front of her. The kid cup holder is somewhat a joke, nothing would stay in there, but I connect her toys to it and it works perfect. The sunshade isn’t full protection, but I just bought another for ten bucks and it works fine. The rain sheild is GREAT, keeps out cold wind as well. The basket is good sized for an umbrella stroller. Plus, you can hang bags from the handles and it never comes close to tiping. Overall, it was a great buy. We love it and our daughter loves it.

  44. Deniz Tarim on September 7th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This stroller is the best! Very light, easy to use and comfortable…My little son loves it…

  45. sad stroller buyer on September 8th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I exchanged this stroller 3x’s.
    car seat adapter was not easy to use and pieces keep breaking. The locks on the canopy are not very durable.
    the handles are very low. you can not keep a bug net in place.

  46. 1st Time Mama on September 13th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I have been happy with this stroller. It’s a bit hard to adjust the reclining position with the child in it but it works. I don’t like that when you fold it up, the wheels rub in the front of the sun shade so you end up with a dirty sun shade which is the first thing everybody sees! Oh well, that’s my only complaint:) It’s been a good car seat all in all.

  47. First Time Parent on September 23rd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This is the worst purchase i’ve made for my baby.Its super Fragile..we were travelling and by the end of travel it was half broken.
    Difficult to fit its car seat in the stroller..it takes about 3-5mins to adjust.

    Gave it 1 star for its nice color.

  48. Busy mom always on the go on September 23rd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We had a travel system but once my son got too heavy for the baby carrier, we no longer needed such a big and bulky stroller. The Perle is a very nice stroller. It folds up great, it is so easy to steer, the foot rest flips up so my baby’s legs don’t dangle, the seat is adjustable by a strap so I can place the seat back if my son is asleep, up if he is awake or anywhere in between, and it looks really great. The colors are great for a boy or girl. I, also, think the basket is a decent size. It won’t hold a diaper bag but it is big enough to toss in some diapers, wipes, bottles, toys, and a few odds and ends. There is a pocket on the back that I place my wallet in. At the store I tried out many of the different brands. I wasn’t worried about the price and was open for any brand. I just really liked the Perle. There are a few negatives. One, the cup holder for the child is a joke. My son is only 6 months but when he is bigger we will not be able to use it to hold anything because it is very flimsy. I wish the sun shade blocked out more sun or that an accessory was available.

  49. Busy bee on September 24th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I am so disappointed in Maxi Cosi. In Europe they have a real great name, but I think they somehow ended up selling their junk here in the US. After using my stroller just over 4 months it tore in the back. How can they expect their customers to be happy if you can only use it 4 months? Is the product only supposed to last past the 90 day warranty? I cannot help but wonder.

  50. tired on September 26th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    the stroller is more heavy than announced… the back of the stoller came apart in just 4 months of use…. the cup holder also came apart!! it was a total bummer 🙁

  51. busy mom on October 1st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I GOT THIS STROLLER WHEN MY SON WAS 8 MONTHS OLD, NOW HE IS 18 MS OLD AND THE STROLLER WORKS GREAT. VERY LIGHT, EASY TO FOLD. THE ONLY DOWNSIDE IS THE BASKET TOO SMALL, AND THE RECLINER IS HARD TO POSITION WHEN THE BABY IS INSIDE. WAY LIGHTER THEN GRACO OR PEG PEREGO STROLLERS. WOULDN’T TRADE IT FOR ANYTHING ELSE.

  52. new mom on October 1st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This is my best advice. Go to the manufacturer’s website and watch the online demo, then go to the store and “play” with it yourself. I am finding that every person who had something negative to say about this stroller obviously did not take the time to familiarize themselves with the product, got frustrated, and then complained about it. I love this stroller and it is exactly what I wanted… I didn’t want a huge bulky travel system stroller. Its a little heavy, but its a stroller! It folds very easily and steers well- even with one hand. The only thing that I will agree on is the infant cup holder. It is a little cheesy but other than that, I honestly don’t know what people are complaining about. The stroller was obviously not right for them and I think again, they should have familiarized themselves with the product either prior to purchasing or prior making negative comments about it. This stroller is great, and if it did not meet expectations, I think its the consumer’s fault, not the strollers. I highly recommend this stroller to anyone looking for a mid-sized stroller that can be paired with an infant car seat.

  53. luda on October 3rd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I would say there are more confy strollers this stroller look cute but not confy at all.stroller when I go to the park feel all the bumps.
    when try to put baby to sleep wheels wouldnt stay on one line
    no support in the stroller for a newborn baby easily can fall off
    carseat top part always slide down and very heavy I pick up child from school and it hard to carry twice a day that car seat I will not return because it looks cute and I care how it looks but I would not recomend this complection to other people

  54. Haute Mama again on November 25th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Mom of 15 month old and another due in January.
    Pros:
    Purchased as second stroller for 15 month old.
    Great seat, 15 month old loves the view.
    Doesn’t tip over when diaper bag or other bags are hanging on handles.
    Easy fold down.
    Steers great even with one hand.
    Parent cup holder is great.
    Recline degree is great.
    Cons:
    Front bottle/cup holder is useless.
    Canopy can be bigger.
    A little heavy (but its better than the stroller tipping over).
    Basket can be a little bigger.

  55. Travel-er on December 15th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We’d bought a travel system when our daughter was born and loved it, except for how bulky it was. We travel a lot and a stroller is a life saver on a trip far from home. When we were ready find a lighter weight stroller for our toddler it wasn’t a hard choice. This was the best one we tested. I would recomend it to anyone, for the mall, the zoo, or traveling far from home.

  56. CD loves her Noeley. on January 2nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    My son is only 5 months and his stroller is already falling apart! The fabric on the side where the cup holder is is totally ripped and the latches that connect to the car seat are warped. The 5 months we did use the stroller were great until it started to fall apart.

  57. Fabs the new mom on January 12th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Great stroller, I use it to go everywhere because its lightweight and still very sturdy. Its been over five months and its still in great condition. Its very easy to fold and unfold. The only down side is that the basket is not very big.

  58. NewMom on January 13th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I have been having a hard time getting this stroller open once it’s folded up. My husband says it’s fairly easy though, so it may just be me. This stroller looks very nice and I love the car seat that matches. This is also very easy to stear and is lightweight. I have only used it twice, but so far so good.

  59. Colleen on January 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We have used this stroller EVERY DAY (multiple times) since we got it when my boy was about 7 weeks old. We wanted an umbrella stroller for the compactness (check), but as close to full-recline as possible ‘coz the kid was only 7weeks old (check!). My husband thinks the joints are a bit on the cheap side at the handles, but… they haven’t threatened to break yet and this is week 28. We walk on sidewalks, trails, over grass (a bit rocky, but very doable if you pick up the back wheels), and through the water crossings on the trail system. When it squeeks we lube with silicone spray, not WD40. If it were to break down we’d get another, tho it’s an expensive umbrella stroller. I don’t use the basket much, but it’s roomy enough for farmer’s market trips (a couple loaves of bread and some veggies). Drawback… flimsy cup holder, but I only carry the phone and camera in it, so it doesn’t matter.

  60. Lilly's mom on February 4th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We love this lightweight stroller. We didn’t want to get a travel system with a huge, heavy stroller. This one is perfect. It worked great with our Maxi-Cosi infant carseat and now that my daughter is too big for her infant seat, it is great by itself! I recommend this stroller/carseat system to everyone because the stroller is so easy to use and light enough for me to get in and out of the car easily. Its awesome for shopping since it isn’t big and bulky- you can maneuver through clothing racks well. It doesn’t have a tray for snacks like the big strollers, but it has cup holders and plenty of storage.

  61. Heather on May 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love the features on this stroller- it folds beautifully, the storage is nice, and it’s easy to snap the Maxi-Cosi car seat into- BUT everytime I take a step my feet hit the rear wheels and it’s driving me crazy!

  62. lovemybaby on May 2nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Great for a lightweight stroller. I bought this because I didnt want to stwitch from a full size stroller to a flimsy umbrella stroller. This is a GREAT in-between. It’s very light weight and compact, but high quality, looks nice AND fits the matching car seat! I love this stroller. The only thing I was worried about was the white color, but I’ve been using this for 5 months now, and use it often and it has yet to look dirty or dingy. The ride is a little rought on bumpy sidewalks and pavement, but you cannot expect a regular stroller to be smoth, with the small plastic wheels. For more rugged terrain you need a jogger. This is totally perfect!

  63. Disappointed on May 7th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I purchased this stroller after reading the reviews, which for the most part were great. Unfortunately, I was incredibly disappointed!
    This stroller is very uncomfortable to close, and when closed the wheels touch the inside of the canopy which makes it filthy! I tried so hard to clean and keep it clean but in a matter of 1 month it looked dirty and worn!! I’m so embarrassed that I now throw a blanky over the canopy to hide the stains caused by the wheels!

    The latch system to recline the back of the seat is absalutely terrible (gets knotted and stuck). The buckels and straps up front (which keep the baby secure) are super hard to lock and very uncomfortable for the baby and they are very bulky!

    The basket is virtually useless as it’s tiny and the opening is so tight it’s impossible to get anything in/out of it!

    My daughter is only 9mo’s old and I’m already looking into a replacement! This was a terrible waste of money!!!

  64. roadrunningmama on May 20th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I have to admit I was a bit over anxious to get something in addition to our snap n go. But I could just kick myself now. Ditto the dirty canopy~it’s inevitable with the design. I don’t feel like the sunshade is large enough, but it seems about average for an umbrella stroller. I didn’t think a tray/bar would be needed & it was ok without it at first, but now (@ 9 mos.) the option is a must for snacks/drinks. I wish there was a bit more of a storage tray for us too. It is really uncomfortable to fold up while wearing flip flops & the strap covers dirty easily (but I expected that as it is a light color). I feel like we could have got the same features for about $100 cheaper. That all being said, it is compact, my daughter seems comfortable in it & handles well.

  65. KM on May 21st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We bought this stroller before our daughter turned 1 – she’s 2 now. We travel a lot given all our family is out of state. We wanted something smaller, but comfortable and durable give lots of air travel. For the most part it has help up with the airline abuse. It’s bent a little, but nothing that keeps it from working. My daughter seems comfortable in it. The straps are difficult to adjust so it takes some time. The reason I wouldn’t purchase it again is that it is impossible to steer (straight, turn, any direction) with 1 hand. When I fly without my husband, my hands are full and I needed something I can steer one handed. This isn’t it! Honestly, I’d save your money and go with a Chicco!

  66. Alexis on June 6th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I can’t believe anyone would have a complaint about this stroller! When my son outgrew his travel system (Chicco) we had the same brand umbrella stroller ready. While a good value, the problem was that his legs would dangle and it seemed the backs of his legs would be bothered from the seat since there was no leg support. Also, I constantly kicked the back wheels. I researched a few brands and thought about getting the Maclaren Quest, but for all that money it seemed so cheap and flimsy! I saw this in the store and we LOVE it! It is plush and comfy, the extendable leg rest is great, and it seems so roomy for him and he’s no small fry! It’s so easy to open & close, steer, push, and most of all, he doesn’t fight me when I put him in it. A GREAT BUY!

  67. Alexis on June 6th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I can’t believe anyone would have a complaint about this stroller! When my son outgrew his travel system (Chicco) we had the same brand umbrella stroller ready. While a good value, the problem was that his legs would dangle and it seemed the backs of his legs would be bothered from the seat since there was no leg support. Also, I constantly kicked the back wheels. I researched a few brands and thought about getting the Maclaren Quest, but for all that money it seemed so cheap and flimsy! I saw this in the store and we LOVE it! It is plush and comfy, the extendable leg rest is great, and it seems so roomy for him and he’s no small fry! It’s so easy to open & close, steer, push, and most of all, he doesn’t fight me when I put him in it. A GREAT BUY!

  68. CB on June 18th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We chose to register for this stroller because we really wanted the safety of the Maxi-Cosi car seat and wanted to use them together as a travel system. We received it as a gift on our baby shower and still love it 8 months later.

    We just came back from long trip to Las Vegas and it definitely held up to all that walking. It is great to travel with and to take on long shopping trips. My baby is always comfortable and he often falls asleep in it. We use it as a travel system as well as an umbrella stroller and it’s great at both. I have to say it’s a little heavier and harder to maneuver when using the car seat but not as bulky as other travel systems. The basket is on the smaller side and it’s harder to access when fully reclined, but we managed to get diapers, wipes, toys, blanket and our Baby Bjorn in it. The seat is also roomy enough to change a diaper in when the public restrooms are too gross.

    I’m not going to say it’s perfect, I don’t think any stroller is (we also have a Maclaren). However, I rated it high because it does it’s job well so I would definitely recommend purchasing it. Especially if you don’t want the traditional bulky travel systems and would like a more urban stylish and safe option.

  69. mollysmom on July 3rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We bought this stroller for a trip to Gatlinburg, TN when our daughter was 5 months old. It performed great hiking 1.3 miles up a mountain to a waterfall and back down. I got it on sale and with a coupon so it was $80 off, not sure I would pay full price for it.

  70. Lisa- Lise on July 5th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I got this stroller for my 9.5 month old. I have a travel system (graco) and it is just way tooo big a heavy and plus he really doesnt need all that stroller anymore u know? Anyway.. what I didnt like about his stroller is that he could sit up on his own. It doesnt really have a flat seat. Everything else about this stroller is great. The leg rest is perfect, it is light wieght, easy to fold and unfold. I guess I started wanting a stroller not as bulky as a travel system but i guess I went a little too less. Is there something in between?

  71. Danielle on July 18th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I really stressed over getting a second stroller. I tried them all out at BRUs. I am an avid walker, but not a jogger. So, I went with this one. I love it for our needs. We have a place to store her stuff/snacks everytime we walk. You don’t find that with many strollers for older toddlers or they are bulky stollers. It also has an adult cup holder that is always used for something everytime we go. It suits our needs and I love the style. She loves the wide open view she has is what I have noticed.

  72. cedricsmommy on July 28th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This stroller was great for the price. It was on sale for 119, so I picked it over the Maclarens. This one fully reclines, my 21 month old fell asleep for over an hour in it on a recent vacation to chicago. It folds up is light weight ,and doesn’t take up much space in the van. Only problem is the small sun shade it is fine when fully reclined, doesn’t cover much when sitting upright. My son loves it and actually climbs in it when ever he sees it open.

  73. MommyLove on August 12th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We purchased this stroller after buying several others. This is the one we should have purchased first!! The Graco was too heavy and large, and an inexpensive umbrella stroller doesnt recline and allow for good naps. This one has it all, it reclines and has a flip up leg support and my favorite feature is the one handed latch system. You just kick up the middle bit in back and kick down the little side latch and it goes flat!!Then with one hand press down and its latched!! There is a nice side handle you can grab to just throw in your car and go!! My toddler loves this seat and finds it very cozy! Best of all when you fly it is small enough to go in the coat closet on most planes! We give it a A+++

  74. Mrsd077 on August 16th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I have used over 15 different strollers trying to find the right one for us and this one is it. All though I do not need it for the car seat it’s the best umbrella stroller I’ve ever had. Some people say the canopy gets dirty when you close it. All you have to do is make sure the wheels are turned under and the foot rest is above the wheels and the canopy will not get dirty. It’s easy to open and close. and my son loves it.
    My husband is tall and when he pushes it he doesn’t hit the back wheels with his feet.
    The cup holder is great along with the basket. and the little pouch on the back of the canopy.
    Overall we love this stroller and would recommend it to anyone.

  75. Tania the traveling mom on August 18th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I went in to buy a Maclaren stroller but could not find the model I wanted. Saw the Perle and fell in love. It’s stylish and was affordable but it’s not an easy task to close. I’m always on the go and when I take the train to NYC I have to close it to go up and the down the subway stairs. It’s too heavy to carry open and the baby and a bag of books : -( One time I got off a bus and the stroller would not open, the latch that holds the stroller closed would not bulge and I had a bookbag and was holding my son. I had to ask a strange guy that was passing by to help me unhook it to open it. And to top it off it started to pour as I was there struggling. This was the whole purpose in getting an umbrella stroller so that I would have an easier time in the subways. I would recommend the stroller but advise of how heavy it is.

  76. NJ Mom on August 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I brought this at babies r us because of the reviews and this originally cost 179.00 but if you went to store, it was on sale for [$]. We figured what a great deal so we brought it. My daughter used it once and the sunshade failed us. Did not open complete when needed on a hot 100 degree weather at least to cover her head. She rather wanted to walk with her little hat that stay in that stroller . Then while she was in the stroller the first 30 minutes, it started to squeak. The cup holder is ridiculous. She did not look confortable. The strap was not easy to strap her in there. The cover touched the wheels when closing. I immediately took it to babies r us and got store credit to get another. Still researching what stroller we will replace this one with but im glad its not sitting in my trunk anymore. Not worth keeping and my daughter would much rather walk then sit in there. She is two years old in case you all wanted to know. Shes a little trooper walking and know whats comfortable. Do not buy this product, beware if you do buy it, you will be sorry.

  77. NJ MOMMY on August 25th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I went to babies r us on a mission, to buy a light weight stroller which will be good for my 2 year old daughter. She got on all the light weight strollers but she was not too fond of this one and i wondered why. I liked it when i saw it but really didnt like the color. Thought it was a good deal to buy a stroller that used to cost 179.00 online but in the store was for [$]. We tried the stroller by going out and testing it out and see how it went. First, the stroller is not really light weight. The cupholder is ridiculous. The sunshade which was needed badly to cover her on a hot 90 degree weather was not even dependable, the sunshade did not stay in place and went half way open which made me upset. She immediatly wanted out and preferred to put her hat on and walk. She looked very uncomfortable and the straps were not even secure. The basket is very small and i did not like that way it squeaked after 20 minutes of use. With or without my daughter on, it still squeaked. Then when closing, the sunshade got dirty quickly. We decided that this was not the stroller for us and went back to babies r us to return it. After explaning and arguing about the return, they finally gave up and gave us store credit. We are researching a little bit more this time before deciding again and go with my daughter’s decision on the one she likes or feel more comfortable in. You would think that they have no clue or cant make decisions at two, but i should have seen on what she liked best and made a decision there, i know the one she likes and will look into that stroller next. Good luck if you buy this stroller.

  78. Nana on August 25th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Light, easy to use.

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