The Peg Perego Skate offers versatility with a removable bassinet that can double as a carry-cot and an easily reversible seat that reclines to three different positions. The Skate's chassis also adjusts to three different heights, which some reviewers say is ideal for using as an impromptu high chair at a restaurant. The Peg Perego Skate comes with an included rain cover and is compatible with the Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30 for use as a complete travel system. The zippered hood can be used with both the bassinet and the stroller seat, and features a mesh panel to allow airflow on warm days.
While the 2010 Skate is about 10 pounds lighter than the 2008 model, reviews say it's still heavy and bulky, and the weight limit of 45 pounds -- while ample for use for several years -- isn't as high as some other models. Opinions are mixed on the removable shopping basket, which has handles and collapses when not in use: Several reviews comment that a standard underneath storage basket would be more useful. Another improvement over the 2008 model is that the "freedom-of-movement" harness, which doesn't attach to the seat at the shoulders and is not a hit with consumers, has been replaced by a fully secured five-point harness.
ConsumerReports.org includes the Peg Perego Skate in its latest roundup of stroller testing, rating each model for safety, maneuverability and ease of use. Senior editors at BabyGizmo.com provide the most thorough individual product review, including a video review by senior editor Hollie Schultz. The 2010 edition of the baby-gear book "Baby Bargains" includes coverage of all current Peg Perego models, and we found additional single-product reviews on BabyDash.net and PishPoshBaby.com. Owner feedback is limited to less than 20 reviews on Amazon.com.
The Peg Perego Skate is tested alongside five other combo strollers in ConsumerReports.org's latest round of stroller testing. Each stroller is rated for safety, maneuverability and ease of use. In addition, the size of each stroller when folded is described as small, medium or large.
Review: Traditional Stroller Ratings, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Not Dated
Hollie Schultz, senior editor of BabyGizmo.com, offers an in-depth look at the Peg Perego Skate, including a video demonstration. Schultz praises the removable bassinet and height-adjustable frame, which makes the Skate usable as an impromptu high chair. While she says the freedom-of-movement harness is good in theory, their child testers were able to escape. Note that the 2010 version of the Skate now offers a secure five-point harness.
Review: Peg Perego Skate, Hollie Schultz, Not Dated
3. Baby Bargains
The 2010 version of "Baby Bargains," a baby-gear book written by consumer advocates Denise and Alan Fields, discusses the improvements Peg Perego has made to the Skate since its introduction in 2008, including a reduction in its weight from 33.7 pounds to 25 pounds.
Review: Strollers, Denise and Alan Fields, Version 8.1, 2010
4. Baby Dash
The owner of this blog was given a free Peg Perego Skate to test and one to give away to readers. Despite this, the review is well balanced. The author notes that she is surprised to learn that Peg Perego's 2010 Skate now has a separate bassinet in lieu of the former convertible seat; she says this creates an extra piece to travel with. She also praises the canopy, which contains a portion of mesh to allow air flow. Most importantly, she notes that the newer Skate now has a secure five-point harness, replacing the former "freedom-of-movement" harness that most parents disliked.
Review: Peg Perego Skate Review, "Kathryn", March 17, 2011
About 15 owners contribute to the Peg Perego Skate's average rating of 4 stars out of 5; parents appreciate the included accessories, such as the cupholder, rain cover, boot and air pump for the tires. Many say they like the adjustable handlebar and the Skate's ability to convert from a pram to a stroller as a baby grows. On the downside, owners say it's heavy and bulky, and opinions are mixed on the removable shopping basket.
Review: Peg-Perego Skate Stroller System, Contributors to Amazon.com
Editors of PishPoshBaby.com preview the new Peg Perego Skate at the ABC Kids Expo. PishPoshBaby.com is a retailer, and the review is highly positive. Editors praise the Skate's impressive 10-pound weight reduction from the 2008 model, comfortable bassinet and included rain cover, noting other manufacturers charge extra for this accessory.
Review: The All New Peg Perego Skate System Stroller (2010) – A Complete Review, Editors of PishPoshBaby.com, Sept. 14, 2009