View Full Version : daddy's debate: Urban Adv vs. Everest AND Zippy vs. P3
02-05-2006, 12:35 AM
Another question from the daddy-to-be....
Narrowed things down a bit (I think) to the following...any advice/suggestions welcome....really, tell me something, anything.
I'm 6'2," beautiful wife is almost 5'10" -- suburbanites, go to St. Louis a bunch, some traveling to family, live in neighborhood, plan to go to library and neighborhood pool and lots and lots of walks.
#1 -- Urban Advantage versus the Valco Everest (All-Terrain)
#2 -- Zippy versus the Perego P3
02-05-2006, 12:46 AM
I can't speak to #1 but as for #2, I say try that Zippy before you buy. My hunch is that both you and your wife will be too tall/have too long a stride to push it without kicking the wheels. The P3 has the major advantage of have adjustable handles. Of those two, for your height, I say the P3 is better. The new Chicco has adjustable handles as well, so it is worth a look.
02-05-2006, 10:07 AM
I'd go with the Everest over the UA. I've read that the UA is quite tippy (has a kickstand). Also, I had a valco runabout and it was a great stroller, really well-made. So even though this is their lower-end stroller, I'd trust it more since it's made by a "known" entity.
I have a zooper boogie all-terrain and I love it a lot. It has a reversible seat which is hard to find on a 3-wheeler. It's heavy and bulky (but most all-terrains are IMO) to fold in and out of the car a lot, but I got my 2005 one brand new for about $200 so there are some other options out there for you!
Zippy vs. P3- both a great stroller. I think with your guys' height you might prefer the P3 since the handles on it are height-adjustable and some people kick the zippy if they are tall or have a long stride. Plus it has a snack tray which is nice to have as baby gets older, and the floating harness which is awesome.
02-05-2006, 10:52 AM
I bought and returned the Everest. Here is my review.
02-05-2006, 12:58 PM
Thank you all....I really appreciate the input. I've looked at the Zooper's a lot too....mixed reviews, especially regarding tires needing to be "aired up" a lot. Any Zooper fans out there?
getting more anxious....kevin
02-05-2006, 01:44 PM
If you can afford it, the Mountain Buggy Urban Single is my favorite stroller, but if you are looking to stay within a budget, also look at the InStep Safari TT single. If you are tall, the P3 with adjustable handles will probably be better for you. Mary
02-05-2006, 01:55 PM
I would definatly pick the P3 Over the Zippy its a Fabulous Stroller for the malls ect.
Have you thought about the Bebecar Racer St? I love this stroller its soo Pretty and soo well padded. It is havier than the valco Runabout though, but it has a reversable seat unit something you will appreciate when baby is young. Another One of my Favorite Jogger types is the Mountain Buggy its light weight and steers like a dream.. Or the valco Runabout and rebel are also Great 3 wheelers, I personally am not a Zooper fan but I know many people who have had the Boogie/Zydco and loved it...
Heres a Pic of the Bebecar Racer :o)
Victoria Mummy of Lila 05/99
02-05-2006, 03:22 PM
I have 2 zoopers- the swing and the boogie. I love the swing, but had I the chance to redo I probably would have gone with the P3- just for the better canopy and snack tray. In fact I just got a combi i-thru to make up for that lack of tray and canopy (and the i-thru is reversible too, which is nice).
I just sold my valco runabout last month to get the boogie because my DD prefers to see me so I needed a reversible seat. I really really like it. It is heavy and bulky when folded, but it mostly lives in my garage so I don't mind. I did pack it up and take it to the park the other day, and it wasn't bad at all. I wouldn't want to do it multiple times a day for short errands, but for something like the park, a fair, the zoo, that type of thing it is fine. Some say the seatback is short but it's not an issue for us right now (DD is 9 months old) and I figure that by the time it is, we'll need a double anyhow so I'll be selling this one for one that can seat 2. It has some features that the valco didn't have that I really like- the swivel/fix wheel switch is on the handle so you can switch back and forth really easily, there is a handbrake to slow you down on hills, the canopy is good, it comes with a cozy toes, and glare shield that the valco didn't (but both have a rain cover), the handlebar is more comfortable for me in terms of adjustability, and of course the reversible seat. Also the recline is easier to use than on the valco. I have not had a problem with the tires but I've only had it about a month now, but I have only put air in the one time I got it and it's still fine. It comes with a pump so if you needed to add air on the go, you could (as with the valco).
02-05-2006, 06:08 PM
I assume you have chosen the two A/Ts based on price. If not, the new Baby Jogger City single is a very nice option. It folds small and it's very portable to be an A/T. It steers beautifully and the customer service rocks. Also the handle is really high and it's adjustable. It's small enought o take indoors. You can find on sale for around $270 but I bet it will not be a disappointment.
The Everst is very heavy and pretty bulky.
02-06-2006, 12:00 AM
If you are on a budget, then choose the Kolcraft Jeep Liberty. It is the same stroller as the Urban Advantage, but without the kickstand. It's also $100 less. (And has a steering wheel, pannier bags, and music on the move!) Both of them are tippy, because they are narrow and have lots of plastic. Hence the need for the kickstand. But it can only be engaged when you are at a standstill, anyway.
02-07-2006, 09:17 AM
Where did you find the BJ City Series for $270? I really like it, but it is $350 everywhere I have looked. I know these are new, but not sure exactly when they came out. Are the ones out now a 2005 model (and likely to go on sale when 06s come out) or did they just come out as a 2006 model? Any other feedback on these is appreciated! TIA!
02-08-2006, 12:38 AM
I haven't seen it for that price but I know tht people on the StrollerSwap have. I think off eBay. Someone mentioned something about BrownBox on eBay.
02-08-2006, 12:46 AM
If budget is a consideration, I'd go with the Instep Safari TT. We had one and neither DH (6') nor I (5'9") kicked it or had problems with the height of the handlebar.
My all time favorite AT single is the Mountain Buggy Urban Single.
Another one to consider is the Baby Jogger City Single. If I didn't already have an MBUS (and prior to that a Safari!), I would get a BJCS for the fold.
Personally, I like the Zippy. The fold is awesome. But, check it out IRL b/c some taller parents kick it.
Another option is to just stick with the AT stroller at this point. If you get the MBUS, it has a nice fold that fits in most trunks. So, you might not need the Zippy/P3 at first. Then, when baby is older, get a lighterweight umbrella, like a Maclaren Quest.
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