micralite twofold strollerWeb site: micralite.com

Stroller brand review: Micralite Strollers. A few years ago Micralite abandoned the US stroller market and headed back the UK.

Well, they’re back and if you’re at all familiar with their strollers, you might have heard of their most famous feature: their zip-up fold. At least that is what we call it—an amazing fold action where the stroller draws in upon itself. (see the video below).

Micralite originally had two models: the Toro and the FastFold Superlite. At a recent meeting, the company told us they took the best features of those strollers and rebooted for a 2019 model line-up: the Two Fold, the Smart Fold (based on the Toro) and the FastFold.

New features include Kevlar-lined pneumatic rear tire for puncture resistance and water resistant “mountaineering” fabric. They all still have the one-hand zip fold to standing position.

What’s missing? There is no full reclined seat position, so they are only for use for babies starting at six months of age unless you buy the separate carry cot (about $200) or car seat adapters.

The Two Fold (pictured at top) is a modular stroller that has a built-in boogie board and will also allow a car seat or carry cot (adapters or the carry cot are separate accessories). You also get a tire pump and “storm cover.” The Two Fold weighs 29.7 lbs. and costs $900.

Micralite Smart Fold stroller

Micralite Smart Fold stroller

The Smart Fold is based on the Toro with the improvements mentioned above. It has one-hand steering, and is car seat or carry cot compatible. Price: $700.

Micralite FastFold stroller

Micralite FastFold stroller

Finally, the lightweight FastFold hasn’t changed much from the previous version sold in the
US. It comes with an adjustable handle and suspension and will run $500.

Our view. We don’t have much feedback yet on the new Micralite line. One of the criticisms of the old Micralite were the high prices—the Toro ran $600 in today’s dollars, which is probably the reason the brand had few takers.

The 2019 version of the Toro (aka the Smart Fold) also seems way too pricey for us—$700?

We were also disappointed at the partial recline, which doesn’t allow for infant seating. You can use adapters to attach a car seat, however.

Once the strollers have hit the US market, we’ll have a more complete review so check back. FYI: the older versions only rated a C, but that’s without the recent improvements.  Rating: Not Yet.