Strollin' with the Stokke Scoot

Stokke is well renowned for their innovative designs and well-made pieces, so I was excited to be given the opportunity to try out the Stokke Scoot - the ideal compact solution for a smooth ride around the city and for travelling. Although the Bugaboo Cameleon has served us well, now that Henry is older I wanted something a little easier to get out and about with, that didn't require taking the seat off before folding, and that's where the Stokke Scoot is ideal. What I especially love about the Stokke Scoot is the modern and functional design.  Not only is it one very good looking stroller (I always receive compliments whilst out and about!) it's also incredibly easy to assemble - it only took around 15 minutes and I was quickly able to familiarise myself with the various features.

The Aesthetics
There is no denying that the Stokke Scoot is beautifully designed. What initially drew me to the Stokke Scoot was the array of different colour combinations. I adore the pastel colour pairings of this stroller - the aqua blue paired with the fresh grey creates one super chic and stylish stroller, and it stands out from the crowd of ubiquitous black strollers. It's definitely eye-catching and I feel like a very hip mama pushing Henry around!

The Seat
Stokke pushchairs are well known for their high seat height, which sets them apart from many of the other brands. I love having Henry higher up - when he was parent facing it allowed for plenty of eye contact and engagement, and now that he's forward facing, he can be more involved in all the sights we see. The high seat position also means we can bring the stroller to the table in restaurants if we need to. An adjustable footrest means Henry's feet have somewhere to rest and he loves using it to attempt to climb up and into it all by himself.

The seat features a large canopy with SPF 50+ and a cute little visor that flips out, which is very much needed now that we're in Virginia experiencing such hot weather. I love that it provides that extra bit of protection from the harsh sun and protects Henry's legs. The canopy also offers ventilation via a zippered section, which allows air to circulate better on the particularly humid days. The seat can be placed in three positions each way - active, rest and sleep. The full recline is easy to engage by unclipping each side on the back of the canopy, perfect for when little ones get snoozy on their day out.

The Ride
The handle height is adjustable, which is always a bonus as I'm 5'9 and need the extra length to stop my legs catching on the pushchair as I walk. The Scoot features large foam filled rubber tyres with built in suspension, so it gives a very smooth ride and there's no risk of puncturing. It’s comfortable to push for long periods of time, simple to steer (even one-handed) and has an easy to use foot brake. I also appreciate how the Scoot features an audible click and colour indicator to reassure you that the seat is securely attached. Once correctly in place, a red dot switches to green which gives peace of mind that your little one is safe.

The Storage
The size of a stroller's basket is always a selling point for me. The Stokke Scoot features a very spacious basket underneath the seat, which is easily accessible from all sides, as well as having plenty of height available above it, so I have no problems carrying my large changing bag as well as various items of shopping, without needing to rummage around and unpack everything to access what I need.

The Fold
One of the biggest draws of the Stokke Scoot for me what that it collapses and folds down into a compact shape - in just one piece. There's no need to remove the seat before folding, and it's quick and easy to collapse down and lift. It's not too heavy either which I'm grateful for being pregnant and needing to get it into the back of our SUV.

The Scoot comes with a rain cover and mosquito net. Car seat adaptors are available to allow for easy transportation from car to stroller, and although there is no carrycot with this pushchair, with the addition of the Stokke Scoot Softbag (£54), it's suitable for newborns. The Stokke Style Kits (£99) offer an easy way to switch up the design of the stroller by mixing and matching. Each kit includes a hood, seat liner and shoulder harness protectors - plus a matching tote for your own use. I love the Soft Dots Kit - the pastel polka dots are perfect for adding a playful touch of colour in summer, and it looks great paired with the aqua blue of the seat.

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I really can't fault the Stokke Scoot, every design need has been met with the functional and easy features. Overall a really fantastic pushchair that has every base covered.

The Stokke Scoot retails for £529
*Item sent for review


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