While looking for a stroller for Baby G, we wanted something that was extremely attractive, light weight and very practical. So we set down to thoroughly researching almost every stroller ( trust me- no joke!!) and zeroed in on the Mutsy. I must say, I’m happy that we made the best decision ever.
About Mutsy Evo
Mutsy is a high-end Dutch brand that rivals the likes of Stokke with regards to extensive history, luxury, and finesse and can give Bugaboo a run for its money in the fashion department. The company prides itself on creating the first fully dismountable baby carriage back in 1963 and then creating the first 3-in1 travel system concept in 1978.
The Mutsy Evo pushchair is part of the brand’s “urban nomad edition”- ideal for city-dwelling parents and it delivers on the brand’s motto to produce goods that are elegant in style, easy to use and light weight.
The design of the Evo is precise, stylish and attractive. From its leather-clad handle to its high luster fabrics, it oozes luxury and instant appeal. There’ve been countless times when I’ve been approached and asked about my baby’s luxe ride. Ha ! Ha!
It’s extremely easy to unfold/build the pram as I found it virtually pre-assembled in its no fuss packaging. It’s small, sleek and quite lightweight for a stroller which was a major plus for me.
The built- Frame
The chassis is well built and gives a very contemporary feel. It comes with a long handle and the handle height is very easy to adjust ( with buttons at the side) which can be ideal for partners with varying statures or when you want your older children to help you push the stroller around. The handle is clad in black leather and gives a good grip- not to mention how classy it looks.
The brake is a single pedal in the center of the back axle that is very foot friendly regardless of your footwear. The storage basket has ample space to store your child’s stuff and yours too if needed ( wink: shopping bags). The Evo has no hooks to hang a bag on which may seem a small oversight, but I ordered them pretty cheap on my own. It’s an extremely sturdy stroller and won’t topple no matter how many heavy bags you hang on it. I speak from first-hand experience. LOL
Although the Evo isn’t a one-handed fold but it isn’t complicated either. In fact, it’s so smooth and easy to fold that even children can do it! It just takes a squeeze of triggers for the entire frame to fold and when condensed enough, the frame lock will automatically keep everything in place. A robust carry handle located under the brake pedal gives a reliable grip for transportation. It’s very compact when folded and can easily fit your car boot.
The seat fabric is lustrous, muted and subtle. The seat can be clammed shut to make it more compact for storing or transporting. Mounting the seat is as easy as hitting the sockets in the chassis squarely and removing it is just as simple as squeezing handles on either side of the seat to release it. The seat can be fixed in parent or world facing mode.
A white handle on the rear of the seat makes it a one handed operation to angle the seat at any of the four positions- recline, lie flat etc. I really liked the fact that the seat could lie flat and so I decided to forego the carrycot which I deemed as an unnecessary expense especially considering its short term usage and the lie flat feature of the seat.
The bumper bar accompanying the seat is detachable and I didn’t use it up until Baby G reached toddlerhood and insisted on sitting up straight on the seat so I felt it safe for her to hold onto something.
The canopy is a good size and made of quality fabric with a zip-out section along with a flick out visor to expand it further. There’s a velcro window too on there to keep an eye on your passenger. The hood is lined and is firmly kept in place until use and will not flop or slide forward unnecessarily.
The five point harness on Evo to secure the baby is sturdy and can be adjusted to four shoulder heights. The straps are soft and come with both chest and crotch padding which are easy to adjust as your child grows.
How is pushing it out and about?
I have been using it for a good year and a half and it’s still going great! It is light, sturdy and still extremely smooth to ride and fold considering how I’ve used it everywhere – from well paved roads to grassy, muddy, rocky, unpredictable roads and even the rough use it’s put to by the airport staff as i flit between Dubai and Pakistan ever so often. The manoeuvrability is great on any surface and you can push it one handed too. The front wheels can be locked when needed and the larger back wheels will easily do the job.
Yes, once or twice I have had to use lubricant on the seat position adjusting handle but that hasn’t made me love my Mutsy any less.
It’s a really attractive and modern looking stroller and considering the quality, style and practicability I’m getting- I definitely feel it’s worth my money.
** Note: This is an unsponsored review. I bought this stroller with my own money and have given an unbiased review as I believe in being honest and upfront with my followers. The trust you put in me is more important than anything else. I haven’t put up pictures of the Mutsy I own ( although it’s the same as in the pictures) because I felt brand new pictures of the stroller may look more attractive for your viewing pleasure.