Dutch-bred Mutsy came to the U.S. in 2007 and sells a collection of high-end, multi-function strollers.
The models. Mutsy has streamlined their strollers to include only two options this year. The Evo stroller ($400, pictured) is a 26.6 lb., full featured stroller with full recline, reversible and removable seat, enclosed footrest and expansion canopy. It is available with a black or aluminum chassis. Large foam wheels, a large basket and a height adjustable handle round out the features.
The Mutsy Igo is the brand’s multi function offering. The seat is reversible, it comes with a extended canopy and folds (with the seat on) into a fairly compact footprint. Other features include front wheel suspension, adjustable foot rest, and your choice of foam or air tires (29.1 lbs. with foam tires; 30 lbs. with air tires). Tires are quick release for an even smaller folded footprint. The cost: a whopping $580. The Igo isn’t widely available at the time of this writing. Accessories include bassinet, Maxi Cosi infant car seat adapters, step-up board for older kids, foot muff, parasol, shopping basket (no, a basket is not included in the $530 price), cup holder, rain cover and UV cover.
A new stroller is also on Mutsy’s horizon, the Nexo. Billed as a smaller, lighter option (19.3 lbs.), this stroller will include a nice size basket, telescoping height adjustable handle, full recline, small canopy, fold-over fold and four wheel suspension. A Maxi Cosi adapter will be sold separately. At $300, it’s Mutsy’s least expensive stroller.
Our view. On paper, Mutsy looks like a slam-dunk—multifunction strollers that just ooze cool Euro chic. Unlike other models that tout a faux “European-inspired” label, Mutsy is the real deal. These strollers are head turners.
Yet, so far, Mutsy has barely been a blip on the sales radar at baby stores. Why the washout? In a word: weight. These strollers are too darn heavy. The Evo is 26 lbs. and the Igo as much as 30 lbs. That’s just too much for American tastes.
Fans of Mutsy cite the super-adjustable handles, and plush fabrics. Quality, overall, is excellent.
One negative note: Mutsy suffered a safety recall on the Evo in 2012—the space between the grab bar and seat bottom was too large, allowing an infant to pass through. Fortunately, no injuries were reported due to this hazard. Because of increased complaints about the fold, we’ve lowered Mutsy’s rating this time around. Baby Bargains Resale Rank: Good. Rating: B-