Good safety features. The Inglesina Swift is a basic umbrella stroller for children from ages 6 to 36 months, with an upper weight rating of 55 pounds -- high for an umbrella stroller. It is equipped with a five-point safety harness. It has rear brakes that lock individually. There's an automatic lock when folded to prevent accidental opening.
Does best on smooth surfaces. Most parents say the Inglesina Swift is very easy to fold and unfold, though it is not a one-handed fold. 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. The shoulder straps are easy to adjust.
Great fit for taller parents. The Inglesina Swift's tall handles and flat back design make it a great choice for taller parents. The handles are comfortable and they don't kick the back of the stroller. Most owners say it's not good for rough terrain, but one reviewer says it does well on bumpy surfaces, thanks to the locking front swivel wheels. The Inglesina Swift gets universally positive comments about the size of its basket. However, users complain that they can't access the contents of the basket when the stroller is reclined, not an uncommon problem. There is also a zippered pocket on the canopy for additional storage.
Parents and reviewers describe the Swift as solidly designed and built to last. The seat is more structured than some umbrella strollers, which provides kids with more back support. The Swift has a four-position recline with leg support and padding to keep children very comfortable. Multiple users comment 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 brand has not received customer service complaints that we have found. The Swift stroller carries an industry standard one-year warranty.
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. People who live in areas where they have to push the stroller over gravel, bumpy sidewalks or cut across grass may want to look for a more flexible terrain stroller, but for pushing on smooth surfaces, this is a durable, comfortable pick.
Review Credibility: Excellent The 2011 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, Carriers and Other To Go Gear, Denise and Alan Fields, Ninth edition, 2011
Review Credibility: Very Good The Inglesina Swift receives a rating of 4.4 out of 5 in about 25 customer reviews. Multiple contributors comment that the Swift has a nice large canopy that shields the child well. The weight capacity and overall size is also an object of praise among parents who need a stroller for a larger child. Contributors wish that the stroller came with a cup holder. The under-seat basket is described as small but useable. Tall parents say it's a good fit for them.
Review: Inglesina 2012 Swift Stroller, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of August 2012
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Review Credibility: Very Good Amy Tanathorn, founder and owner of Stroller Envy, gives the Inglesina Swift a thorough review, both written and on video. She gives the Swift a 5-star rating based upon her experiences with it, noting that it's great for taller parents like her, has an unusually large canopy for an umbrella stroller and is comfortable for larger children.
Review: Presenting the Inglesina Swift, Amy Tanathorn, March 2, 2012
Review Credibility: Good Baby products guide Heather Corley includes the Inglesina Swift on her list of top 10 lightweight strollers. There's no indication that Corley performed any testing. Instead, strollers are chosen for their features and weight. (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
Review: Top 10 Lightweight Baby Strollers, Heather Corley , Not Dated
Review Credibility: Fair Baby-Gaga.com reviews strollers according to safety, convenience and comfort, based on hands-on tests and parent interviews. The Inglesina Swift earns top ratings in all categories. Unfortunately, this site loses credibility as the reviews become increasingly outdated, are never updated and cover far too many discontinued strollers.
Review: Inglesina Swift, Editors of Baby-Gaga.com, Jan. 25, 2011