The I'coo Targo is generating some buzz in the full-featured baby stroller category. Similar in features and design to the top-rated UppaBaby Vista (*Est. $680), the Targo has attracted attention from reviewers primarily for its configurability. The handles are height-adjustable, and the seat can be either forward- or rear-facing. There's also an included bassinet attachment to accommodate newborns. The Swarovski crystal skull and crossbones on Targo's pricier incarnation, the Rock Star Baby, is a favorite with fashion-focused reviewers, but critics say it's not worth the extra $100.
"Baby Bargains" has a reputation for independent and reliable baby gear reviews. Authors Denise and Alan Fields include a short write-up on the I'coo Targo and another on the Rock Star Baby version. A longer entry on People.com's Celebrity Baby Blog assesses features and basic functionality, while StrollerQueen.com's review focuses primarily on design. The Targo hasn't yet accumulated many user reviews, but there are some good insights on the "Baby Bargains" discussion forum and in a handful of posts on Amazon.com.
1. Baby Bargains
The book's comprehensive chapter on strollers includes coverage of the I'coo Targo and its edgier twin, the Rock Star Baby. Reviews here -- from baby gear gurus Denise and Alan Fields -- are backed up by research and reader feedback.
Review: Strollers, Denise and Alan Fields, Eighth edition
2. Celebrity Baby Blog
People.com's Celebrity Baby Blog has a longer entry on the I'coo Targo than "Baby Bargains," but it doesn't yet have the same credibility as the top-rated baby gear guide. The overall tone is highly enthusiastic, but there is some discussion of where the Targo falls short.
Review: Grand Touring Baby's I'coo Targo: You're Never Too Young for German Engineering, "Ciaran", Oct. 6, 2008
Contributors to this online forum affiliated with "Baby Bargains" vary in their level of stroller expertise, but this is an active forum with some helpful commentary. Sometimes editors of the book chime in. There are a handful of interesting posts here on the I'coo Targo, including some comparing it with the similar UppaBaby Vista.
Review: The Baby Boards: Baby Bargains and Baby 411, Contributors to Windsorpeak.com
StrollerQueen.com's latest roundup touches on the various I'coo Targo models. The focus here is more on aesthetics than performance, with a rundown of the newest fabric and style options.
Review: 2009 Big Stroller Rollout, Janet McLaughlin, May 2009
Amazon.com is typically a good source of baby gear user reviews, but the I'coo Targo hasn't accumulated many posts yet. The few users who have posted reviews generally praise the stroller, though one complains of loose wheel bearings.
Review: I'coo Targo Stroller and Pram, Contributors to Amazon.com