Inglesina USA Trilogy Stroller Review

Inglesina USA Trilogy Stroller Review – Worth the splurge?

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by Pamela Halstead |

When searching for a stroller, there are many things to consider – how much space will it take up in your trunk? How well does it maneuver? The Inglesina USA Trilogy Stroller addresses many of these concerns, but is very expensive compared to similar strollers on the market. So it comes down to the question – is it worth the splurge? Or should you go with a cheaper model?

Image of the Inglesina USA Trilogy Stroller, Positano

Key Features

Compact

Image of the Inglesina USA Trilogy Stroller, Positano

At 21 pounds, the Trilogy buggy is lightweight compared to other full-sized strollers. You may even get away with not needing a separate umbrella stroller because it is so compact when folded. It is definitely bigger than an umbrella stroller, but small for a full-sized – a happy medium. It folds to 14.4” H x 38.5” L x 18.9” W, giving it the ability to fit into even the smallest of cars.

Reversible seat

One really neat feature of the Trilogy stroller is that you can detach the seat from the frame, allowing you to place the seat so that your child faces you or faces forward. With this feature, you can keep a closer eye on your little one or you can allow them to get a better view by letting them face the street. There have been many times when I wished my Graco stroller did this! Definitely a neat feature – and it is really easy to switch back and forth between the two.

Because the seat is detachable from the frame, it could potentially make it easier for storage too. It can folded up with the seat attached (and it folds pretty flat), but the fact that it can detach gives you more options for storing it in your trunk or anywhere in your house.

Sufficient reclining positions

Some strollers, especially lightweight strollers, will not recline completely flat, limiting your nap options. The seat on the Trilogy is capable of reclining to a flat position, perfect for newborns and infants. With the multiple reclining positions, you are sure to make your child, from newborn to toddler, comfortable. The Trilogy also features a one hand reclining function, so you can quickly and easily adjust for nap time or exploring time.

One hand open and close

Image of the Inglesina USA Trilogy Stroller, PositanoImage of the Inglesina USA Trilogy Stroller, Positano

Many strollers advertise having one hand close or open, but many times they are bulky and the mechanism takes time to master. The Inglesina USA Trilogy truly is simple to open and close. Because of the way it folds up, you won’t have to juggle it open – you simply press the opening button, pull up on the handle, and press down with your foot to snap it into place.

Lock from afar

Image of the Inglesina USA Trilogy Stroller, Positano

The Trilogy features a remote locking mechanism which allows you to lock and unlock the swivel of the front wheels from the back of the car seat frame. This means you don’t have to get on your hands and knees and unlock it on the wheel itself. I don’t usually find myself locking the swivel mechanism on my stroller, but if this is a feature you use often, this mechanism makes it much easier to adjust. No more touching dirty wheels!

Big canopy

The canopy on the Trilogy provides sufficient coverage from the sun. This is something I’m always looking for on a car seat because it is so important to keep those little ones away from too much sunlight! The Trilogy’s canopy is easy to extend and retract, and even has a peekaboo window so you can view your child on the go.

5 point harness

The Inglesina Trilogy has a 5 point harness system, providing maximum protection by keeping your child safely strapped in. Always a must in my opinion!

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Concerns

Expensive

I’ll mention this several times throughout this article, but the Trilogy is overpriced for what it offers. This trolley is really outside of my budget, especially for a product that will only last a child a few years. It is a quality stroller, and it does have a modern look to it, but there are so many other strollers on the market at a fraction of the cost of this one.

I can see the appeal of other high-end strollers such as the BOB strollers, because they offer extra features such as being good on rough terrain. This stroller just doesn’t have those extra features, making it not worth the extra cost in my opinion.

Storage space

Image of the Inglesina USA Trilogy Stroller, Positano

The Trilogy has about your typical storage space of a full-sized stroller – not an abundance of space, but not too little. However, because the one hand open and fold mechanism is in the back of the stroller, it blocks off your access to the storage space. You can more easily access the basket from the front or the side than the back, which is doable, but odd to me. I really see this as a design flaw – I want to be able to easily access my belongings without having to reach over parts of the frame!

Nonadjustable handle

Because the Trilogy is a high-end stroller, I was surprised to find that it does not have an adjustable handlebar. I can say from experience that it quickly becomes a nuisance to push around a stroller that is too short for you. Now, the handlebar isn’t as low as on umbrella strollers, but it is something you may have issues with if you are above average height.

Not good on rough terrain

The Inglesina Trilogy has small wheels, meaning it doesn’t fair well on bumps or rocky surfaces. It maneuvers well on flat streets and sidewalks, but not so much if you want to use it for hiking or on grass. I don’t see it working well as a jogging stroller either because of this.

I honestly didn’t think much about how well my stroller would do on rougher terrain when I bought it because I am not much of an outdoorsy type of person. But when you take your stroller to a park, or on gravel, you will quickly realize the importance of this feature. Unless you are strictly going to push your stroller on smooth surfaces, you may want to consider another stroller.

Limited car seat compatibility

This Inglesina model is only compatible with the Maxi Cosi Mico AP and Prezi car seats. This is great if you have one of these car seats or are looking to get one of these car seats, but otherwise it’s a bit disappointing. Furthermore, the adapter that allows this compatibility is sold separately from the stroller, adding even more cost if you want to use this as a car seat stroller.

If you want a true travel system, keep looking! Find better travel system strollers than this Inglesina stroller in our Best Travel System Article.

Price

The Inglesina Trilogy is a high-end stroller, being much more expensive than most strollers out there. If I were to spend this much on a stroller, I would expect it to have way more features than it does. In my opinion, this product is overpriced for what it offers.

I also don’t like that you have to separately purchase the car seat adapter if you want it, or the bassinet add-on. And all of the add-ons are equally as expensive for what they are!

Reviews

  • 5 out of 5 stars, 3 reviews, Target.com
  • 5 out of 5 stars, 5 reviews, albeebaby.com
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars, 3 reviews, Bed Bath & Beyond

Pros

  • Compact and lightweight
  • Reversible seat – forward or rear facing
  • Sufficient seat recline – sits up straight and lays flat
  • One hand open and close
  • Lock wheels remotely
  • Big canopy provides plenty of shade
  • 5 point harness

Cons

  • Expensive – cost outweighs the features
  • Hard to access storage basket
  • Handle can not adjust to user’s height
  • Not good on rough terrain
  • Limited car seat compatibility

My Recommendation

In my honest opinion, the Inglesina USA Trilogy stroller is way overpriced for what it offers. There are plenty of other quality strollers on the market for a fraction of the cost of this one. I really don’t like that you have to purchase the car seat adapters separately, and that the add-on items are incredibly expensive themselves. The only reason I can see spending so much on this stroller is if you really like the look and feel of it. I can see it being useful for shopping trips because of its maneuverability and style. It has a nice modern look to it, but it does not have the features to justify spending so much on a stroller.

Pamela Halstead
I am a stay at home mother to one son. With a background in safety and health, I am very safety-conscious, especially when it comes to products for my child!

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