A secure ride, but watch the fit. The Inglesina Trip has a padded, five-point harness, with a buckle that a small child can't open. The stroller locks securely and automatically in the folded position which prevents accidental opening. One owner says the crotch strap on the harness is too short and the footrest is set too far back, so a toddler's legs can dangle dangerously close to the wheels.
Some features simpler to use than others. Parents say the Inglesina Trip is very easy to set up initially (the wheels are already attached), and it folds and unfolds easily, although it's not a one-handed fold. One great, although unusual, ease-of-use feature: The bumper bar is made with a flexible silicone, so you don't have to remove it to fold the stroller. It has a carry strap for easier lifting when folded. A few owners note the leg rest sometimes stays up, and it's an extra step to push it down. The Trip is on the heavy side for an umbrella stroller (15.4 pounds), but parents say it maneuvers well and the handles are ergonomically shaped and nicely cushioned for an easy push even on long outings. One parent says the mechanism for locking the wheels is small and challenging to operate.
Built to accommodate growth. Rated for use with infants from 3 months old and up to 55 pounds, the Inglesina Trip offers a longer usable life span than many umbrella strollers. The Trip is designed for rider comfort with good padding. It has an extra-large canopy with a removable, fully adjustable peak-a-boo window and a pull-down sunshade. There's a four-position recline, a leg rest, a foot rest and a bumper bar. The rear-wheel suspension makes for a smooth, comfortable ride. A couple of parents said the footrest was set too far back for their children to rest their feet comfortably.
The Trip comes with a rain cover and a cup holder, and parents say the under-seat storage area is better than most umbrella-style strollers. There is also a pocket on the canopy that can hold the rain cover, or phones, bottles or snacks. It is hard to access the basket from the back when the seat is reclined, but there is some access from the front.
Some parents say the stroller only rolls well on smooth surfaces; others say it does well on bumpier terrain, thanks to its locking front wheels. With its unusually narrow 19-inch wheel base, the Trip gets high marks for maneuverability in small spaces, like stores and crowded areas.
The Inglesina brand has not received customer service complaints that we have found. The Trip stroller carries an industry standard one-year warranty.
The Inglesina Trip gets great reviews as a highly maneuverable stroller for shopping because of its narrow wheel base, and for long outings because of its exceptional comfort and convenience features, for parent and child. Because of some complaints about the odd fit of both the crotch strap and the footrest, we recommend trying this stroller before buying.
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 Trip specifically.
Review: Chapter 9: Strollers, Diaper Bags, Carriers and Other To Go Gear, Denise and Alan Fields, Ninth edition, 2011
Review Credibility: Very Good Hollie Schultz, owner and founder of BabyGizmo.com, gives the Inglesina Trip a thorough review, focusing on ease of use, fit to child and convenience features. She notes its easy, compact fold, loves the easy four-position recline, and says it's easy to push and maneuvers well. She says it includes more extras -- cup holder and rain cover -- than most umbrella strollers. The only negatives are that it's hard to get into the basket from the back when the seat's reclined, and she doesn't like the Velcro canopy closures. The Inglesina Trip is also one of BabyGizmo.com's top five picks in the umbrella/lightweight stroller category by the editors of BabyGizmo.com.
Review: Baby Gizmo Review of the 2012 Inglesina Trip Stroller, Hollie Schultz, Dec. 10, 2011
Review Credibility: Very Good The Inglesina Trip 2012 receives 4.5 out of 5 stars in just a handful of customer reviews. Owners appreciate its ease of assembly, and say that it pushes and maneuvers very well, is comfortable for babies and toddlers and seems durable and sturdy. Several note how well it maneuvers in small shops and aisles. One says the crotch strap doesn't fit well, and a couple say their children's feet hit the footrest awkwardly.
Review: Inglesina 2012 Trip Stroller, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of August 2012
Review Credibility: Good The online version of Parents magazine compiles lists of strollers under various titles. The Inglesina Trip is chosen as an "ultimate" stroller because it is lightweight and comfortable with ample storage. The review is very brief, non-comparative and there is no mention of testing.
Review: Our Ultimate Stroller Guide: Inglesina Trip, Erin Smith of American Baby, Not dated
5. National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA)
Review Credibility: Fair The Inglesina Trip is a NAPPA Award winner, thanks to the premium features it offers compared to other lightweight strollers, such as a bumper bar, rear-wheel suspension, four-position recline and adjustable footrest. There is no mention of actual testing; it is not comparative. There is no indication of who or how it was judged or what other models, features or criteria it was judged against.
Review: Trip Stroller by Inglesina, Editors of NAPPA, Not Dated