Mutsy Evo StrollerWeb: Mutsy.com

Dutch-bred Mutsy sells a small collection of high-end, multi-function strollers into the US, after debuting back in 2007. Here’s an overivew:

The models. Mutsy first stroller offer in the US is the Evo stroller ($231.06), 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.

Mutsy Igo stroller

Mutsy Igo stroller

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 full recline, 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 and it has front wheel suspension. The cost: $557.27

Mutsy offers a selection of various accessories for their strollers, including cold weather foot muffs, rain covers and more.

Mutsy offers an upgraded fabric and leather package that includes leather handle and leather bumper bar (example: Evo Urban Nomad $450).

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-