Experts and owners praise the Valco Baby Quad as one of the most versatile, easy to use strollers around. It's an all-terrain stroller with four wheels instead of three, making it particularly stable and yet suitable for all environments from rural to urban. Its base is a baby stroller, but it has two optional bassinets for newborns, a toddler seat for older babies or toddlers and a standing platform for toddlers. The only downside is that all of those options come at an extra price that could theoretically drive the original price of the stroller up to around $900. Even cupholders are extra.
Hollie Schultz has a very thorough review of the Valco Baby Quad on BabyGizmo.com. Janet McLaughlin also reviews the Quad on her Stroller Queen Reviews blog. The latest edition of "Baby Bargains" came out before the Quad, but the book includes good coverage of the Valco Baby brand in general. There are few user reviews, possibly because this is a fairly new stroller on the market, but those we found on an Australian consumer review site were helpful for assessing real-world usage of the Quad.
BabyGizmo.com does reviews of spotlighted products, testing them in real-world situations. Hollie Schultz tests the Valco Baby Quad with two children of different ages and sizes. There also is a video review available on YouTube.
Review: Spotlight Product Review: Valco Baby Quad, Hollie Schultz, July 2010
2. Stroller Queen Reviews
Janet McLaughlin tests the Valco Baby Quad for comfort, ease of use and maneuverability. Her reviews are subjective and based upon her own experience, but her experience is extensive and she provides a detailed review.
Review: Valco Quad Review, Janet McLaughlin, April 2010
3. Baby Bargains
"Baby Bargains," the popular baby-gear book by Denise and Alan Fields, offers practical, useful shopping advice even when they don't review a specific model. Brand reliability and customer service are factored into the ratings. In their useful chapter on strollers, the authors discuss the Valco Baby brand in general.
Review: Chapter 9: Strollers, Diaper Bags, Carriers and Other To Go Gear, Denise and Alan Fields, Eighth edition, 2010
The Valco Baby Quad earns 5 stars (out of a possible 5) in 6 reviews, with users saying it's highly maneuverable, versatile and doesn't take up much space when used as a double. Several do note that optional accessories make this a pricey pram.
Review: Valco Quad Reviews, Contributors to ProductReview.com.au, As of May 2011