In the past month, Dorel (parent of Cosco, Quinny, Maxi Cosi) rolled out two new Babies R Us exclusive strollers, under the Maxi Cosi brand.
The first is the Foray ($299), a Quinny-ish model that features a reversible seat, telescoping handle, weather/rain shield, sun canopy and cup holder.
The Foray takes a cue from the Quinny Buzz, but has a different front frame (a u-shape with two front wheels).
The Maxi Cosi Perle ($150) is a two-handled stroller (a la the Pliko) with umbrella fold, storage basket and reflective trim.
Both the Foray and Perle work with the Maxi Cosi Mico infant seat (which BRU has for the price of $150).
By branding these strollers Maxi Cosi, Dorel seems to be reserving the Quinny brand for specialty stores (and higher price points). While BRU and Toys R Us sell Quinny online, the brand doesn’t appear in their stores.
We missed reviewing these strollers in our book, as they came out after we went to press. We hope to see them shortly and offer a full review.
Meanwhile, what do you think? If you’ve had a chance to play with them at BRU (or have purchased a Foray or Perle), let us know what you think!