Last week our sales executive, Ashleigh, took the Ergobaby Metro on a family holiday to Lanzarote. Read her in depth review and pop into store to take a peek yourself!
The lightweight stroller market is now saturated with amazing new products. They range from £100-£400 and boast a wealth of features including lay flat seat units, large sun hoods and pull along handles. So how do you choose the right one?
When our Ergobaby representative first came into the Groovystyle office I immediately loved the Metro. The sleek black fabrics and streamline frame make the stroller look very premium. However, what I love most about the Ergobaby Metro is the ability to take it as hand luggage on many airlines. We flew with Ryanair who are notorious for being a pain when it comes to the size of your luggage, weight of your luggage and everything else in between! Despite this we strolled (pun intended!) up to the check in desk and no one batted an eyelid. In fact most of the staff were amazed at how compact the Metro was and thought it was a great idea. It was especially helpful as Lucas fell asleep just as we were landing so I could pop him in the stroller as soon as we stepped off the plane and through passport control. The Ergobaby comes with a hand little storage backpack and at only 4.5kgs it was super easy to fold up, pop into the bag and chuck on my back.
When we arrived in Lanzarote the Metro continued to impress us. The relatively small wheels were surprisingly good on the uneven, volcanic streets of Lanzarote. They even managed the black sandy beaches with ease! The simple central brake was also very easy to engage with flip flops and sandals on. A feature that is definitely worth considering if you’re purchasing a stroller to take abroad. #
The hood on the Metro is adequate for British weather but as it was due to be 25 degrees in Lanzarote we opted to buy a SnoozeShade to completely cover Lucas. I must say this was the single best purchase of our holiday. The SnoozeShade gave us the peace of mind that Lucas was fully protected from the sun – it is UPF 50+ – but it was also ventilated to keep him cool. It also had the added benefit of helping him nap as he wasn’t distracted by what was going on around him.
Lucas is only 6 months old which is why we wanted something with a lay flat seat unit. Although many lightweight strollers on the market will advertise their seats from 6 months, they aren’t all completely flat. As Lucas would be napping in the stroller during the day I was concerned that this wouldn’t be comfortable for him and I wanted something with a decent recline. Alrthough the Metro isn’t a from birth stroller (without the from birth kit) it does have a really nice recline. The other thing to mention is how large the seat is. Often the seat size is compromised with such small strollers but with the Metro they have managed to keep the larger seat by raising the height of the hood to accommodate a taller child.
The only downside is that the shopping basket is a little small. However, this is to be expected with such a compact stroller. We did manage to fit in our Skip Hop ZOO Backpack, a couple of bottles of sun cream and some snacks. The Ergobaby is likely to become our main stroller once Lucas is much older and will only require a small bag so the smaller basket won’t be so much of an issue.
Overall, I would highly recommend the Ergobaby Metro! Especially if you’re planning a trip abroad or just a little pushed for space!
If you would like a full demonstration of this fabulous stroller then please pop into store where one of the Groovystyle Team will be happy to answer all your questions.