The Inglesina Trilogy is a full-size, yet lightweight reversing seat stroller designed with both parents and babies in mind; it is an engineered system that offers maximum flexibility from birth through the toddler years as your baby grows.
Loaded with cool features, the Trilogy offers a solution for on-the-go parents who want a more compact size. Highlights include a gigantic sun canopy, ultra-smooth maneuvering and a patented unique umbrella style fold for compact storage. The frame accepts a car seat to become a stylish travel system, or a bassinet for a sophisticated pram.
While this stroller has only a couple of very minor flaws, it maintains a strong 5-star rating for it's top of the line luxury features. By the time you finish reading this review, you will have an in-depth understanding of the Inglesina Trilogy and decide if it's the one for you.
The Inglesina Trilogy is a mid-sized lightweight stroller weighing just under 21½ pounds. The aluminum frame is light and strong, making it easy to carry, and yet it is so durable that it can last for more than one child. This stroller holds up to 55 pounds but light enough to carry one-handed.
Inglesina's got a patented unique fold that can be done in a single, one-handed motion. It's an umbrella-style fold. Simply push on the red button on the back and pull up on the handle. The stroller folds together and inward in one smooth action. The fold can be done with or without the seat on, or with the seat parent facing or outside facing.
An automatic lock holds your folded frame in place and it is self standing. A carry handle on the side of the frame provides convenient transport. You can also lock the front wheels straight and roll it behind you like luggage.
The fold is a favorite feature for a few parents like Morgan, who writes that she's never seen a fold like this before and she absolutely loves it.
I love the steering on the Inglesina Trilogy! It glides along and turns on a dime because of sealed ball bearings in the wheels. The Trilogy used to have separate umbrella handles, but because they've now made it into a single handle, one-handed steering is yours.
The wheels are made of hard plastic; yet the stroller practically floats over surfaces with 7-inch front and 8-inch rear wheels. All-wheel suspension smooths over the bumps.
I like that the front wheel locks are unique in that you activate the lock up on the frame, rather than having to bend down over the wheels. A reviewer named Kim mentions that she likes this because she does not dirty her hands locking her wheels straight.
Set the front wheels to swivel for easy steering and turning or lock them into place for straight long distance strolls or going over light terrain such as grass or playground wood chips.
That being said, this stroller is meant for urban use - paved surfaces and light playground terrain.
Reversing seat is the way to go these days because parents love to see their babies when they are really little. Babies need that bonding eye contact as well. The seat easily lifts off an on the frame.
The padded seat is an average size, with a 12" width and 18½" seatback, yet can fit a tall child with seat to canopy height at 23". I like the one-handed lever recline that does not disturb your child if already asleep. It reclines in three positions, including nearly flat, as you see in the photo above, and reclines that deep in the parent-facing position as well. Not all reversing seat strollers do that.
A padded 5-point safety harness adjusts to fit your child's growth and the buckle is easy enough for us to use, but not so much for children. A swing-away bumper bar is included, and has removable fabric for easy cleaning.
When your baby is very small, having support for little legs is important, both for healthy circulation and for comfort. This stroler has a two-position leg rest, either up or down, so your baby's feet don't dangle.
I love the sun canopy because it's huge and does a fantastic job shading your child. It goes all the way down to the bumper bar! The sun canopy has a peek-a-boo window on the top so you can check in on your child. A happy daddy named David remarked in his review that the canopy is one of his favorite features on his Inglesina Trilogy.
The hood also unzips in the back to transform into an airy "floating" sun canopy. Strolling in the park on a summer day is no longer a problem if it gets a bit too warm; just unzip the back for full air flow, yet your child is still shaded.
The storage basket is big enough for a large diaper bag, but not much else. It's good size, but you cannot access it from the back. Side and front only. The basket is sturdy enough to hold nearly 7 pounds of gear - that's great!
A parent cup holder is included and is integrated right onto the frame. It should be called a water bottle holder, though, because it is rather skinny and isn't designed to hold hot beverage cups or travel mugs.
The handlebar, while not adjustable, is a single piece, rather than the umbrella version you're seeing in some of the photos above. (That's the European version.) It's ergonomically shaped for your comfort and is 40 inches from the ground, so while it is not exceptionally tall, the height is comfortable for average height adults.
The footmuff, included with your stroller, attaches to the bumper bar and provides cozy warmth for your little passenger during the cold winter months.
A rainshield is also included and handy to have around in case of bad weather. It comes in a pouch and you can store it in the basket.
To complete your look, drape an Inglesina diaper bag over the handle for color-coordinated style.
Want to go fully in style? Get the bassinet! Made with luxury features like the stroller, the Inglesina bassinet fits right onto the frame and has exceptionally soft material on the inside. Use this large bassinet free-standing in your home as well!
The sturdy carry handle is hidden within the hood, yet grip it easily with a pouch opening. Cool little detail.
Open a large mesh window for air circulation on warm days and flip out a generously sized sun visor for additional sun protection.
The foot muff covering folds down at the top or you can unfold it and attach it onto the handle creating a buffer. Flip out the sun visor and your infant is completely hidden.
Incline or recline the bassinet head rest with a turn of a knob at the end. The interior is easily removable and washable.
The Trilogy is $499 pretty much wherever you go, online or brick and mortar. I personally recommend getting your stroller on Amazon because of their prompt service, free shipping and often times you won't have to pay tax.
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While there are not a lot of reviews of the Inglesina Trilogy at the time of writing, the reviews that are out there give it 5 out of 5 stars. Parents love the stylish looks, the easy fold and the cool wheel lock on the frame.
Several reviews and blogs mentioned how easy the assembly is. Just pop on the wheels and the canopy. that's it!
More mention the unique wheel lock on the frame.
Others love the generous amount of coverage from the sun canopy.
Oh and the fold! You can't get enough of that good stuff.
And of course, the versatility of the reversing seat and the fact that you can have a travel system or bassinet.
There aren't many disadvantages, but the few that are mentioned are still from four and five star reviews.
One is that parents wish the handlebar was adjustable.
Another is that the basket could be bigger and easier to access. That's it, really.
Most retailers are charging full price for this stroller. However, I don't know about you, but I really like to shop on Amazon just so that I can also buy a couple of other unrelated items along with my big purchase. It's really convenient that way!
Picture yourself with your new Inglesina Trilogy, your comfy happy baby and all the looks you'll get pushing this beauty around town.
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