The Aprica Presto is an umbrella stroller packed with features, including a high seat, storage basket, sun cover and reflectors for safe strolling in the dark, but there is no cupholder or snack tray. Reviewers consistently praise the mesh fabrics, which keep children cooler on hot days. The Presto folds into a freestanding position and uses a unusual sliding fold with no hinges, a feature parents like because they say it reduces the odds of pinching your fingers. The Presto boasts a weight limit of 70 pounds, and parents say that its light weight -- just 13.7 pounds -- and easy fold make it a snap to pack the Presto for a quick trip. Although most reviewers say the Presto navigates well on uneven sidewalks, others say it's not the ideal stroller for regular off-road use.
The most detailed review of the Aprica Presto is found on GrowingYourBaby.com, which details the features of the Presto, including assembling, folding and using the stroller under various conditions. Pregnancy & Newborn magazine and StrollerQueen.com each offer individual product reviews, and the latter provides a number of close-up photos of the various features of the Presto. The Presto earns a readers' choice spot in Babble.com's 2011 stroller roundup, and we found about 10 owner-written reviews on ToysRUs.com. Just a note, Graco has purchased Aprica, and the product line is being revamped.
1. Pregnancy & Newborn
The author of this review tests the Presto when caring for her niece. She says she loves the slide-fold mechanism, which eliminates hinges -- no pinched fingers. She says the Presto excels in portability, riding smoothly over sidewalks and grassy surfaces, and navigating easily through tight spaces.
Review: Maternity and Baby Gear Reviews – Aprica Presto, "Lauren", Not Dated
This thorough review details assembling the Aprica Presto and describes the various features, including the high seat, sliding fold, sun cover, storage basket, reflectors and more. Comfort and safety are also addressed; the author says the suspension helps the Presto ride smoothly over sidewalks and the padded seats, vented canopy and breathable fabrics provide a comfortable ride for a child.
Review: Featured Review: Aprica Presto, "Kiersten", Dec. 29, 2010
The Aprica Presto earns a Readers' Choice designation in Babble.com's best strollers roundup for 2011. Editors provide a brief review, noting that the Presto's canopy provides better coverage than most umbrella strollers, and the ventilation and mesh fabrics are a unusual and useful feature among strollers.
Review: Babble Best Picks: Strollers -- Readers' Choice, Aprica Presto, Editors of Babble.com, Jan. 2011
4. Stroller Queen Reviews
This individual product review covers the basics of the Aprica Presto, without much detailed explanation. The breathable mesh fabric, high seat, tall handles and the ability to stand alone when folded are all noted as positive features. Most useful in this article are the photos, which detail a variety of the Presto's features.
Review: Aprica Presto Review, Janet McLaughlin, Sept. 13, 2010
Just under 10 owners contribute to a perfect average rating. Parents say the Aprica Presto is easy to fold and unfold and the height makes it ideal for taller parents. Most agree that despite its light weight, the Presto feels sturdy and durable, and several reviewers mention the convenient carrying strap.
Review: Aprica Presto Stroller -- Loft Brown, Contributors to ToysRUs.com