I have a little bit of a crush on M&P, and always have. A Brit by birth, I have been following them in the UK for years, and was VERY excited when they came to the USA a few years back. This year they are dramatically expanding their US line, taking their strollers into smaller more boutique stores (the current models and styles will stay in BRU). A celebrity favorite, Mamas and Papas make fabulous strollers in some GORGEOUS colors.
Lets start with a newcomer to the US market- the Mylo. Yum.
The Mylo is a full sized luxury stroller and bassinet package. It has a weight limit of 50lbs, so quite high for a ‘high end’ stroller. The seat can face Mom or the world, and has a one hand recline. It can fold in one piece either rear or forward facing, or if you need it to be very compact, the seat can be removed and then its a very small space-taker-upper (official term, ‘space-taker-upper’) for apartment living or small truck spaces. The bassinet is hard sided and can be used as a stand alone bassinet for overnight sleeping and traveling.
As you can see from the photos, the Mylo has a lot of color matching accessories available, including a fabulous diaper bag and some lovely blankets. It will be launching in the US in February for $999. The Urbo was part of the original fleet brought to the states, but in 2012 there will be a few more color options. I loved this blue color, and the very pretty (and fashionable) plum next to it. The Urbo is a great little stroller that is both lightweight but full function. They have a 50lb weight limit and presently retail for $529. They are also compatible with either Maxi Cosi, Cybex Aton or Graco car seats.
The little sister to the Urbo is the Sola, who will also have their color range extended in 2012. My absolute favorite is this delicious denim with colorful stripes.
The Sola also has a weight limit of 50lbs, but only weighs 22lbs itself- a true lightweight! It is compatible with Graco, Peg Perego, Maxi Cosi and the Cybex Aton car seats. It is presently retailing for $419, SUCH a bargain! Of course, both the Urbo and Sola have reversible seats, large removable canopies and adjustable handlebars.
Mamas and Papas also have a huge fleet of lightweight umbrella options: The Trip, the Trek, the Tour, the Cruise and the Voyage. As you may be able to understand, my eyes began glassing over as the albeit wonderful PR rep started detailing the minute differences between all the five. Heres what I got: they come in levels from the Trip to the Voyage, to cover every lifestyle and budget. I also saw that they were very good looking. If you would like to read about the many differences between the many different styles, please see the Mamas and Papas website. If not, heres a cute photo of the Trip: