Features and Options GaloreExcept among stroller aficionados, the Frog, which retails for about $730, doesn't turn many heads. That's because, aside from its oversized back wheels, it looks much like an ordinary stroller. But its underwhelming appearance hides the fact that in the Frog, Bugaboo effectively gives you several strollers in one package. The two oversized wheels are inflatable and, along with the Frog's flexible metal frame, help to offer a smooth ride. They also allow you to navigate bumps in the road fairly easily without major jolts.
|Bugaboo Frog |
A stroller you can grow into.
Killer Design, Funky FunctionsWhile the Frog's nice features hide behind a pedestrian package, the Xplory's design is the main thing going for it. With its X-shaped frame, the Xplory, which has a retail price of about $750, looks like it might have been designed by NASA engineers. In fact, while taking the Xplory out for test drives, I was stopped numerous times by neighbors wanting to know what it was and where to get one. The point of the design is the ability to raise and lower the stroller seat from a little less than 20 inches off the ground to nearly 28 inches off the ground. Stokke touts this feature as a way to ensure that your child isn't choking on vehicle exhaust fumes but is able to see and interact with the world. Also, the company suggests that the stroller makes for a nice high chair at a restaurant. Like the seat on the Frog, the Xplory's seat is reversible.
|Stokke Xplory |
A design that turns heads.