The Micralite Toro is a full-featured stroller that gets a mixed response. Fashion-conscious reviewers give it high marks for design, and it stands up well to expert testing for practicalities such as safety and maneuverability. Not all of the feedback is positive, though. One professional reviewer notes that the storage is poorly designed, and that the handles are difficult to adjust. Owners also raise concerns about this stroller tipping when bags are hung over the handle, a practice the manufacturer discourages. On average, though, the Toro gets solid marks, and reviewers say it's an excellent choice for parents in particular who can afford it. Otherwise, the Inglesina Zippy (*Est. $300) gets solid reviews, looks classy and has height-adjustable handlebars. If you want a bassinet accessory, the pricey UppaBaby Vista (*Est. $680) includes one, along with many other accessories.
Three top stroller reviewers cover the Micralite Toro. "Baby Bargains" has some interesting critical analysis of Micralite in general and of the Toro in particular. ConsumerReports.org continues its trend of testing models thoroughly but not including any detailed analysis that expands on its comparative ratings charts. We also appreciate the owner perspectives reflected on Amazon.com.
1. Baby Bargains
"Baby Bargains" has reasonably in-depth coverage of the Micralite Toro, despite the relative lack of owner feedback on this stroller. Authors Denise and Alan Fields size up the Toro's strengths and weaknesses and deliver a letter grade to help readers compare it with other similarly priced full-featured strollers.
Review: Strollers, Denise and Alan Fields, Eighth edition
Thirty-one single strollers, including the Micralite Toro, are given a thorough testing in ConsumerReports.org's most recent stroller roundup. Maneuverability and ease of use are assessed, along with features and safety.
Review: Strollers, Editors of ConsumerReports.org
We found some useful feedback on the Micralite Toro in the handful of owner-written reviews at Amazon.com. The big complaint here is the Toro's tendency to tip, especially if a purse or diaper bag is hung over the handle.
Review: Micralite Toro Active Stroller, Contributors to Amazon.com
This short write-up reflects the magazine's focus on hip, trend-conscious parents. Although there's no formal evaluation, author Elizabeth Leach does test-drive the Toro herself and reports that it's comfortable and easy to maneuver.
Review: Droolworthy: Micralite Toro Stroller, Elizabeth Leach, Feb. 17, 2009