A few years ago, shopping for a stroller meant you’d often have to sacrifice style over certain features or vice versa. Nowadays, the modern compact stroller is seen as more of an essential buy that can even replace the need for a main pushchair, especially for city-dwelling parents. This is because many compact pushchairs can be used from birth with a carrycot accessory and a compact and lightweight design that offers many benefits.
Leading premium baby consumer products company, Ergobaby, prides themselves on their innovative solutions to meet the needs of today’s parents and their latest stroller is certainly no exception.
The newly redesigned Ergobaby Metro is compact and light enough to take you everywhere you need to go, and tenderly designed for the ultimate in cosiness and care, ticking all the boxes for modern parents.
Ergobaby Metro modernised for 2020
The Metro’s redesign has been updated with opportunity for more adventure. Designed to be longer-wearing and capable enough to take on whatever life has to throw at it, we were excited to take a look at the improvements for ourselves and report back.
Most noticeably, the key updates include:
- Hard-wearing canopy: The rugged and robust canopy has been redesigned for longer-lasting protection and comes in new sophisticated colourways Plum and Marine Blue to join the classic Grey and Black styles
- Durable frame: The specially reinforced aluminium frame makes the Metro even more durable yet just as lightweight as before, while supporting a higher maximum weight limit – so this is a stroller that can grow with your child
- Puncture-free rubber tyres: The upgraded wheel bearings give parents and caregivers a smoother push
Arriving ready-built to save time and energy, the stroller simply needs to be unboxed so you can get going. Hooray!
Those who live in busy cities and regularly use public transport don’t have to worry about any potential struggles, as this is an ultra-compact stroller that will easily fit on buses, tubes, in most airline overhead lockers and even fit nicely into the smallest of car boots.
The easy one-hand fold, ample storage basket and hidden seat-back pocket are just some of the features that make parents’ lives easier and proves that Ergobaby knows its target audience = parents and babies!
The Metro’s ergonomic design features plush, cushy padding, a deep recline and an adjustable leg rest to give your baby an ultra-comfortable seat rarely found in a compact stroller. In fact, Metro is the only stroller on the market certified ‘back-healthy’ by the AGR of Germany, which will be a huge draw to many parents looking to purchase a compact stroller.
With newly updated durable, puncture-free PU rubber tyres, the Ergobaby Metro offers a smooth ride regardless of whether you are on pavement, cobblestones or heading up and down kerbs. I was really impressed with its ability to wriggle into, and indeed, out of small spaces, making the street pavement’s inevitable social distancing dance a cinch!
The buggy’s easy one-hand folding system is a key feature, and on testing, the Metro really does collapse down carefully with one quick action, allowing you to hold your baby safely at the same time with no surprises. I can’t count the times I’ve had a wriggling baby under my arm, while desperately pleading for a buggy to fold. Yep, you can now say goodbye to those old woes, they’ll be no more battles balancing baby and buggy with the Metro.
More for your money
The Ergobaby Metro Compact City Stroller is usable from 6 months up to 22 kg or 4 years (whichever comes first), and what I love about this stroller is that with its Newborn Kit (sold separately) it can be suitable from birth.
The ability to add more value to this buggy will be music to the ears of many parents, as this new and improved Metro will work well as your main buggy, as opposed to just a travel/compact option.
The stroller also includes a rain cover for wetter days and with its cool-air mesh allows airflow it’ll keep your baby cool in warmer weather, so it’s an accessory that’ll come in handy all year round, whatever the weather conditions.
Peace of mind
With a stroller that’s set to last from birth to four years of age, you’ll be pleased to know there’s a two-year warranty available on all Ergobaby Metro strollers. They really have thought of everything.
The Metro is available in Black, Grey, Marine Blue and Plum (Newborn Kit available in black only) and is available from 15th May 2020 at John Lewis, independent retailers and www.ergobaby.co.uk, RRP £269.90.
Newborn Kit RRP £129.90, Footmuff RRP £89.90, Support Bar £24.90, Carry Bag £24.90
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