View Full Version : Anyone tried the Inglesina Liberty Convertible Pram? (I think it might be the one for me!)
02-05-2005, 11:17 PM
Any feedback on the Liberty? After so much exhaustive comparing online, I think this might be "the one". Does anyone know the handle height? It looks like it has a nice substantial basket, too, which is important to me. What about folding? Thanks for any input!
Amy in Gainesville, Florida
02-06-2005, 04:40 AM
I reviewed it on my site. I love it! The handle is height adjustable, and has a very comfortable feel. THe basket is huge. You can fold it in one piece or two. It has a red button and latch on the top you push in, then a red lever on the side that you kick, and voila, it is folded!
My fold was a little sticky at first. I sprayed the bottom latch with a greaseless lubricant, (like silicone spray), and then it folded immediately.
I can push both of my children in it one handed; one in the seat and the other on the footboard. The wheels so far have glided over all kinds of sidewalk cracks and bumps, no problem.
It is pretty lightweight, too, which of course is a plus.
02-06-2005, 04:53 AM
I am looking for a stroller that has a pram feature. Is this in the same league as the Bugaboo?
If price was not an issue, would you buy the Bugaboo or the Liberty today?
Thanks for your input.
02-06-2005, 04:47 PM
The Liberty is about $200 cheaper than the Bugaboo. I am ready to buy one soon as long as I can see, push it, feel it, etc., first!
02-06-2005, 05:11 PM
Thanks for your input! I have been emailing with Marilyn at A Running Stroller and she said that she thought the Liberty might be too short for me. I am 5'8 with fairly long legs, husband is 5'10 (I mean, that's not ridiculously tall!)... Also, she said that it was not easy to open or to fold... Do you agree? I had been thinking about driving down to Safety Harbor (Tampa) tomorrow to see, feel, push, etc., the Liberty- I feel like this is something I need to do before I buy anything- this is my first baby and first stroller! Marilyn says she only has 10 strollers on display in her store as she does most of her business online; the Liberty isn't even there- it's in her warehouse! But, she did say that we could go there, have it unpacked and see it. It just seems like a lot of work to see one stroller! Any ideas?
Amy in Gainesville, Florida
02-07-2005, 01:41 AM
Mine was sticking at first; but I sprayed the locking mechanisms with a greaseless lubricant (like silicone spray.) There are a couple of red buttons you push in on the handle, then you kick the red side lever with your foot, and it folds down instantly. Once I oiled it, the whole thing took about 2 seconds!
The handle IS height adjustable, so I don't see why you would have problems. There are a few reasons I prefer it to the Bug. One is that the seat is much bigger, so my older children can fit in it. My son was too big for the Bug at 18 months. Another reason is the built-in footboard. I usually am carting around at least two children, so it is invaluable. I also simply like the pram look. And finally, there is certainly a stigma attached to Bugs in my neighborhood. People "talk" when they see one. And the thieves know all about them too. They are a "hot" item around here, in more ways than one!
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