We Rated the Best 2010 Strollers. Which One Should You Buy?

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Kate Bayless on Apr 23, 2010 at 4:26PM

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Zooper Bolero


a Kate Bayless on Apr 24, 2010 at 6:30PM


Expert Rating:

Stroller Stats
Weight range:
newborn up to 55 lbs.
Stroller weight: 20 lbs.
Dimensions: 35" x 21.5" x 42" (open) / 38" x 16" x 16" (folded)
Type: Travel system
Price: $399

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Expert review: The Zooper Bolero offers a ton of features, style and comfort in a trim, fashionable package. The Bolero is easy to maneuver and includes all-wheel suspension for a smooth ride. Features for baby include a four-position seat recline, including completely flat and upright positions, an adjustable leg rest that can be zipped shut to enclose infants and a plush interior available in six color combinations. The Bolero also has a canopy that covers down to the bumper bar, zips open for ventilation and has a zippered expansion that allows the canopy to cover the stroller completely even when the seat is fully reclined! The two-step fold is easy and leaves the Bolero freestanding or easy to transport by pulling it along behind you or picking it up with its side-carry handle. While the underneath basket is difficult to access from any side, the Bolero comes with a laundry list of extras, including a cup holder, rain cover, sunshade, bassinet, sleeping bag and newborn head support. The bassinet is soft-sided and can't be used outside of the stroller, but fits nicely into the fully reclined seat for added comfort for your baby.

Why we love it: Full-coverage canopy; simple, compact fold; full recline; included extras; easy maneuvering.

What we wish it had: Easier access to the under-seat basket; kid cup holder; more visibility through a peek-a-boo, canopy window.

Great for: Parents who live or stroll in smaller spaces or those looking for one do-it-all, stylish stroller.

Bottom line: A great value for the money. Tons of included accessories + newborn to 55 lbs. range + style + great maneuvering = a great find (for less than half the price of comparative strollers!).

What our parent tester thought:
"This stroller has a high-quality, stylish, sporty and zippy look."

"It's great for parents who need a stroller for a variety of growth stages and places. It's great for a walk in the park, mall, or grocery store. It's even easy enough to use if you need to take it with you during air travel (easy to open, fold, steer and carry)."

"Having an infant, I love the full recline and bassinet feature. I also really appreciate that the stroller comes with a car seat accessory. I tested this stroller with my two-and-a-half-year-old son too, and I really like the removeable safety rail, because it made it easy for him to get in and out."

"I think the zippered pocket option on the canopy will come in handy as a place to stash a few things when you don't want to lug a diaper bag."

"I could easily steer this stroller one-handed from my car in a snow/slush-covered parking lot into a store—all while holding my toddler's hand as he walked along side of me."

-- Aimee, and her 3-month-old baby and two-and-a-half-year-old child, of Hudson, Ohio

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