The Mia Moda Veloce isn't a widely reviewed stroller, but it does get very good marks for safety, ease of use and maneuverability from a respected source. However, that source doesn't explain its testing methods, and people who use the Veloce in real-world situations say it isn't easy to use at all. The biggest owner complaint is that it's very difficult to fold and unfold, and to latch when folded. The stroller's recline feature, while nice because it's nearly flat, also receives criticism because it requires two hands -- not always practical for a parent with multiple children. Otherwise, the Veloce gets good reviews for comfort and for being sturdier than an umbrella stroller, and one parent says it handles rough terrain well. Most seem to purchase the Veloce as a full-sized yet lightweight stroller; a better choice for that purpose may be the Kolcraft Contours Lite .
Most reviews of the Mia Moda Veloce come from users at Amazon.com and Buzzillions.com, but ConsumerReports.org does include it in its roundup of traditional stroller brands. "Baby Bargains," the book of baby product reviews by Denise and Alan Fields, has a good overview of the Mia Moda brand with a mention of the Veloce.
We found the Mia Moda website and customer service department to be very inadequate. In our first call to find out the wheel size of the Veloce, we were told that Mia Moda customer service wasn't available and to call back later (Mia Moda is owned by Dream On Me). The second time we called, the customer service rep wasn't sure of the wheel size and we had to prompt her to go find the answer. On the website, user manuals aren't available in spite of a tab for them. These are a valuable resource when shopping for a stroller to verify proper usage as well as minimum weight capacities.
The Mia Moda Veloce, along with 24 other lightweight/umbrella-type strollers, gets put through its paces by independent testers for ConsumerReports.org. This source could be greatly improved with more thorough write-ups on each model and more details on testing methods, but it does have reliable coverage of the basics: safety, maneuverability and ease of use.
Review: Traditional Stroller Ratings, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, As of Dec. 2011
2. Baby Bargains
"Baby Bargains," the popular baby gear book by Denise and Alan Fields, offers practical, useful shopping advice even when a specific model isn't reviewed. Brand reliability and customer service are factored into the ratings. In their helpful chapter on strollers, the authors discuss the Mia Moda brand at some length, with a mention of the Veloce.
Review: Chapter 9: Strollers, Diaper Bags, Carriers and Other To Go Gear, Denise and Alan Fields, Ninth edition, 2011
The Mia Moda Veloce earns 4.3 stars out of 5 in more than 60 reviews, and owners agree it's a reasonably priced travel stroller. Parents particularly like the large canopy and adjustable leg rests. However, even satisfied customers find it difficult to fold and unfold, and many complain about their children being too tall for the adjustable harness even though they're well under the weight and height limits.
Review: Mia Moda Veloce Stroller, Contributors to Buzzillions.com, As of Dec. 2011
The Mia Moda Veloce earns 3.9 out of 5 stars in about 25 reviews. Users appreciate its umbrella-style fold and easy maneuverability, but grumble about the short crotch straps and difficulty in folding.
Review: Mia Moda Veloce Stroller, Contributors to Amazon.com , As of Dec. 2011