I have a Valco Buggster and it lives in my car. I really like it. The wheels are nice and beefy, so you can use it over grass if you need to. The push is nice (okay with one hand - better with two). People always comment on it so that's kind of neat too. I bought the bassinet and used it when my daughter was little. The bassinet was handy for around the house in the beginning too! While Valco officially doesn't allow the use of a carseat, I bought the Maxi Cosi Mico adaptors from TFK and they worked just fine. This was handy for quick in and out type things or if my daughter fell asleep in the car! It also comes with a lot - bumper bar, mosquito net, rain cover,and boot. No cupholder for you or the baby though. I use the Sunshine Kids Buggy Buddy for drinks, my phone etc..
Nothing is perfect, so there are a few cons. I do think that the fold is sort of bulky. It fits okay in my trunk, but I wish it were more compact. Also, I had to order harness extenders from Valco because the harness was too small. In addition, the fold is semi-annoying (fine once you get a hang of it).
I think I would buy this stroller again. It's a great "do it all" stroller. It's light and easy to use like an umbrella stroller. But, it doesn't tip (even with a diaper bag on the handles) and is a bit more plush for a baby. You can get it for a good price, so it's worth checking out!
I really love this stroller, for me it's my car stroller. Great for shopping, the mall and other quick errands. It has all the features of a full size stroller, but folds umbrella style. Great recline, ample canopy with an extension to shade baby even further, decent sized basket, napper bar and the push is a DREAM! Everyone in my family from my 5' 1" daughter to my 6' oldest son love to push this without hunching over or kicking the wheels. It doesn't have … more
The new Joovy Kooper has been compared to the Valco Buggster. It's fair; in fact, in Oz the Joovy Kooper is known as the Valco Prism! (And the Valco Buggster is now the TFK Buggster! Clear as a dark mesh canopy window? ;) But how close are they, really? Let's take a look: The oval shape is certainly similar. And both have extremely wide seats. Although nothing can compare to the Buggster's astonishing 18"; certainly big enough for me to ride around in! … more
I want to add my two cents on my favorite strollers. I have had the Valco Buggster in Bubblegum pink and the BOB Revolution in Mesa Orange. I really enjoyed the Buggster, it has an easy push, generous room for your child, corners on a dime and just plain looks really cool! The Buggster was my "car" stroller. I always had it with me when we went places. It has a nifty fold, kinda like an umbrella stroller but bigger. It also has … more
Valco Baby creates a new class of stroller with the rollout of the Valco Buggster! The Buggster fills the space between a low-weight, small buggy and a comfortable sport stroller, giving parents one stroller that offers all of the travel conveniences of an umbrella stroller and the performance features of an all-terrain stroller. The Buggster is in a class of its own. A small, foldable stroller, it features a huge, multi-position reclining seat that makes it comfortable for the child and a three-wheel design that makes it extremely maneuverable and comfortable for the parent to push. Cool styling and fully loaded with a boot cover, zip in UV protection and rain covers and the option for an infant bassinet, the Buggster is unlike anything else on the market Features Include: -- Large under-seat storage basket -- Removable front wheel -- Easy and compact fold -- Matching bassinet available for use for newborn -- Large, rounded hood for maximum protection -- Includes: Raincover, Zip in UV protection, Boot cover -- At only 15 pounds, lightweight yet manueverable -- 55 pound maximum weight capacity