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Valco Baby Ion

A baby stroller by Valco.

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Valco Ion Stroller Review

  • Jan 29, 2010
Rating:
+4

High on the ION


A famous verse in Ecclesiastes says: "There is nothing new under the sun." And so it was true in biblical times, so it is in the world of strollers. But leave it to the family-owned company Valco, who's always tryin', to develop the Ion.First of all, it is beautiful. Look at the lines, the way the frame flows. The design incorporates the new "egg shape", and, like musicians who "borrow" other's riffs, the handle is borrowed from the original Mia Moda Cielo. The "3-wheeler" idea in a non A/T stroller also is fairly trendy. But Valco takes it a step further, with this cool fold. You turn this knob and release this red catch and she folds in half into a sweet little package. The wheels pop right off. Very convenient to put in the sink and wash off those annoying squishy berries.
But tonight, we have miles to go before we sleep, and Strollerprince 2.0 is dyin' to continue flyin' in his new ION...


It's summertime, you see, and the neighborhood is lovely, dark and deep. As we continue
exploring, in the ION, it's mystifyin'
The ION handle flips up high, or down low, low enough for the siblings to help push. It has a large basket, to store all the treasures from your adventures. Additionally, it has a very large, rear zippered pouch. It is separated into compartments, so you can use it to stash bottles, phone, keys, sunglasses, money, etc.
The recline is flat, for lyin' in the Ion


But we have miles to go, before he sleeps, and so we press on, (sigh'in) in the Ion.

We sail over grass, gravel, and mud. The push of the ION is so fun! The steering is two-fingered, think a feather-light Zapp. Which is a very good thing, because of what we encounter next-- a flood from a stopped up toilet, ugh. The DH runs with it, runs like a jogger! He is carried away, and I'm not lyin', by the handling of the ION. We duck into a building, to see champions of yore. It gives me a chance to play with more features. Now you see the ION canopy unzipped And now you don't. There is a peekaboo window in the hood, so you can play peekaboo with your baby, too. At the top of the seat is a head curb, which is nice when reclining a young baby. But you can unsnap it to give more headroom to an older child. It's a cool safety feature, as is the front napper bar, and the crotch strap. As the night draws nigh, our ION, is electryfyin'. So if your baby's cryin', then get to buyin' the new Valco ION!
http://valcobaby.com/products/strollers.html?tx_productcatalog_pi1[uid]=9

Weight: 18 pds.

Width: 21.5"

Length: 31"

Height: 31" to 41"

Seat Width: 14"

Seat Depth: 8"

Seat Back: 19"

Seat to Canopy: 24"

Drop to Footrest: 9"

Seat to Floor: 17"

Folded: 30" x 17" x 14" (w/out wheels)

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January 30, 2010
Thanks! The push on it is amazing, and it looks really cool.
 
January 30, 2010
Great review and fantastic photos! The fold up feature and pop off wheels sound super convenient.
 
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When my mom kindly offered to buy us our first real stroller, I agonized for months about whether to ask for a BJCM or the Ion. My sister has a BJCM and loves it. It has that neat-o fold. And it's a darn sight cheaper.      I could not deny, though, that my heart wanted the Ion. Therefore, I was thrilled when the combination of an Albee 15% off coupon (that excluded Baby Jogger) plus some deft justification brought the prices within spitting distance of each other. After all, …
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The distinctive egg like shape of the Ion stroller maximizes the interior seat area allowing your child to travel spaciously and comfortably while still providing strength to the superlight chassis (the entire stroller only weighs 18 lbs!). The Ion also has one of the easiest and fastest folds we've seen on an everyday stroller. Features of the Ion include: Lightweight aluminum frame. Multi-position EZ recline Ergonomic handle, adjustable to 6 positions Lockable swivel tubeless wheels Peek-a-boo window in hood Round extended sun canopy Reflective binding and harness Large storage basket "1 Twist" compact fold system Tether safety strap Car seat adaptable Weight limit: 44 lbs Valco Baby is a family owned and operated company that has been creating strollers and other baby products in Australia for the past 30 years. Everything Valco Baby produces is made with the busy parent in mind, with the intent of creating versatile, easy to use products that will withstand the test of time.
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