Sorry I have been lazy with writing these reviews, there are just too many!
On to Peg Perego. Their entire stall was PACKED from wall to wall with so many pretty things, and I just ran behind the PR Rep trying desperately to keep up- so forgive me if I dont cover everything.
The first thing to catch my eye was the pretty new fabric line: denim. It is a lovely soft, pliable denim- not thick and tough like denim jeans. The strollers below are (L-R): The Switch, the Skate, the Skate bassinet and the P4.
So this year the Pliko and the Pliko Switch have been updated and renamed the Pliko4 (P4) and Pliko Switch4 (S4). The old ‘double’ front wheel has been changed to a single wheel thats much easier to swivel and maneuver than the older style. It really IS easier to push, just like the little hangtag says. The 2012 S4 will now also come with the ‘boot’ which is basically a strange word for the little cover that goes across the top to either keep toes warm when in seat mode, or to cover the whole bassinet when in flat laying bassinet mode. AKA the picture above with the button. I am already a fan of the Switch because I think its SUCH a clever stroller- it folds umbrella style in forward and rear facing mode, including when its a bassinet. So I am even more in love now they have dropped a wheel to improve the push.
Other colors new for 2012 include ‘Boheme’ (red and black), Newmoon (Bella and Edward….. just kidding…. black and brown), Regata (blue and white grey), Southpole (black and grey) and the very sleek Pois Black (black on black polka dots). All these colors are available as Primo Viaggio infant seats, the rest are mixed and matched between their stroller models.
They also had a new stroller called the Peg Perego Book, coming to the USA in Spring 2012. So named for its ‘open and close like a book’ design, I wasn’t a huge fan. Looked a bit cheap and not very Peg Perego-ish.
A side note: Peg Perego is one of the very few companies left who still have homeland pride in their products. Made in Italy for nearly 60 years, in the mid 2000′s they tried to see what would happen if they switched production to China. They weren’t happy with the quality of strollers being turned out with the Peg Perego name, so they withdrew and in 2007 they brought production back to Italy where they are still made today. Peg Perego make very well thought out, high quality baby gear- and for the people trying to avoid the ever present ‘Made in China’ sticker (and the quality that might come along with it)- Peg Perego is the way to go.