The Inglesina Swift is a step up from a basic umbrella stroller with a decent recline and a very good canopy. It's comfortable for kids and a great fit for taller parents. It weighs 13 pounds, which is pushing the upper limit for an umbrella stroller. Its comfort, storage and convenience features, combined with a relatively low price point, make it a favorite with expert reviewers.
Good safety features. The Inglesina Swift is designed for children from ages 6 to 36 months, with an upper weight rating of 55 pounds. It is equipped with a five-point safety harness and a secure buckle that is not easy for a toddler to undo. It has rear brakes that lock individually. There's an automatic lock when folded to prevent accidental opening. The front wheels lock for stability and automatically position themselves when disengaged.
Simple to open and close. Experts and owners say the Inglesina Swift is very easy to fold and unfold, though it is not one-handed. Once folded, the Swift is easy to carry with a built-in handle on the frame, and its 13-pound weight makes it easy to lift and carry, although at least one owner wishes it had a shoulder strap. Overall, users say that the Swift maneuvers well -- as long as you don't venture into bumpy territory. One reviewer notes that the levers that operate the brakes and wheels are easier to use than those on other umbrella strollers she's used.
Great fit for taller parents. The Inglesina Swift's tall, padded handles are a great choice for taller parents. The Swift has a relatively large basket, but it can't be accessed with the seat reclined. There is a generous pocket on the canopy for additional storage. The seat is more structured than some umbrella strollers, which provides kids with more back support. It has a four-position recline but does not recline fully, so it's not suitable for infants until they have good head control -- about 6 months. Many owners say that thanks to a wider and larger seat overall, the Swift is comfortable for most children who approach its high, 55-pound weight limit. The front-wheel suspension also makes the ride more comfortable. The large sunshade has an extension for further sun protection.
The Inglesina Swift gets a nod for "best canopy" in this roundup of 17 of the best umbrella strollers. Bayless gives it a 5-star rating, and the parent tester gives it 4 stars. They like its comfortable touches, say it lacks convenience features and does best on smooth surfaces.
Review: The 17 Best Umbrella Strollers, Kate Bayless, Oct. 22, 2012
2. Baby Bargains
The 2013 edition of "Baby Bargains," written by consumer advocates Denise and Alan Fields, covers a variety of stroller manufacturers. The authors provide overall ratings for brands and for individual models. Their reviews take into account parent feedback and personal research and experiences. In the latest edition, they discuss Inglesina in detail and the Swift specifically.
Review: Chapter 9: Strollers, Diaper Bags and other To Go Gear, Denise and Alan Fields, 2013, 10th edition
The Inglesina Swift receives an overall rating of 4 out of 5 in about 25 customer reviews. It gets particular praise from tall parents who say it's a great fit. Others say it's light and easy to fold, comfortable for their children, and has a large canopy.
Review: Inglesina 2013 Swift Stroller, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of August 2013
Stroller Queen Janet McLaughlin praises the Inglesina Swift 's roomy seat and under-seat basket. She also likes the compact fold, automatic lock, side carry handle and padded handlebars. It receives her 5-crown award as the best budget stroller of 2013.
Review: Inglesina Swift Review, Janet McLaughlin, Nov. 30, 2012
5. Stroller Envy
Amy Tanathorn, founder and owner of Stroller Envy, gives the Inglesina Swift a thorough review, both written and on video. The Swift earns 5 stars based upon her experiences with it, noting that it's great for taller parents like her, has a large canopy and is comfortable for larger children.
Review: Presenting the Inglesina Swift, Amy Tanathorn, Not dated
This brief review is a discussion of the small differences between the Inglesina Swift and the Maclaren Quest -- a much pricier stroller. Ultimately, the Swift is said to be a great buy for the price, and earns 5 stars out of 5 from both the expert and parent reviewer.
Review: Inglesina Swift Stroller - Blue, Editors of BabyGizmo.com, Not dated