Stokke Xplory V5 Stroller

OVERALL SCORE

88

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The Stokke Xplory V5 Stroller is the stroller that exemplifies living the luxury life. The Stokke Explory V5 has a wide range of functionality which makes it extremely versatile and easy to use. Any parent who uses this stroller can easily get the hang of using it within minutes. The set up for the stroller is easy and straightforward for as long as the user follows the manual provided in their purchase. For a standard stroller it can be converted into either a Bassinet, Forward or Parent Facing Stroller. It is also car seat compatible when an adapter is bought for the stroller.

HOW THE STROLLERS ARE REVIEWED:

The following chart rates the stroller for the most important stroller criteria for product specifications, effectiveness, parent preferences, and child comfort.

RATING (SCORE):

   Poor (1-2)   Fair (3-4)   Good (5-6)   Very Good (7-8)   Excellent (9-10)
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Durability
Weight
 EFFECTIVENESS
Brakes
Compact
Ease of Use
Folding
Grip
Maneuverability
Rough Terrain
PARENT PREFERENCES
Accessories
Easy to Assemble
Easy to Clean
Storage
COMFORT
Child Comfort
Sun Canopy
Suspension

DURABILITY

Excellent – 10/10

The Stokke Xplory Stroller V5 is one of the most durable strollers on the market. This is due to its puncture proof wheels, larger wheels, and durable frame. The frame is made from durable metal which is what makes the Stokke one of the top strollers on the market. On top of this the seat, bassinet and the carrycot are made from hard plastic which protects the baby. But also keeps the carrycot from breaking, making it a long lasting family stroller which can be used for multiple children

WEIGHT

Good – 6/10

The Stokke Xplory V5 is not a lightweight stroller as mentioned before it is extremely durable but this comes at the cost of it being heavy. It weighs in at 28 pounds, which is almost twice as much as the average lightweight stroller. Despite its heavy weight it is definitely going to last the parents in the long run

BRAKES

Good – 6/10

The brakes on the Stokke Xplory V5 are foot operated. There is one mechanism in-between the two rear end wheels that locks the rear end wheels. Keep in mind that the front wheels do not lock.

COMPACT

Very Good- 7/10

The Stokke Xplory V5 Stroller is not a compact stroller with its unfolded dimensions of 29 x 45 x 22. It is not as large as other strollers such as the Graco Fastaction Jogger Connect Stroller who’s unfolded dimensions are 24x40x42. Even when folded the Stokke Xplory V5 Stroller is still quite large with dimensions of 37 x 19.5 x 22.

“The Xplory will definitely turn a lot of heads so if you do not like a lot of attention and complete strangers coming up to you and asking you questions about your stroller, then this is not the stroller for you. For me, this is a small price to pay. This stroller does almost everything perfectly. “
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EASE OF USE

Very Good – 8/10

The Stokke Xplory V5 is extremely easy to use and very intuitive the feature that are provided are straight forward and very practical. The seat’s recline mechanism is managed by using the buttons below the seat, all it takes is a simple push of the button to recline to seats. It has 3 different reclining positions when facing backward towards the parent. When facing forward there are two different recline positions. It is very easy to switch the seat’s position as well. All the user must do is take out the foot rest and lift the seat.

FOLDING

Excellent – 10/10

This stroller is a two hand fold and is not the most compact when folded since it does have a large seat that sticks on of the frame. It measures in at 27″ x 19.5″ 22″, which is quite large.

GRIP

Excellent – 10/10

The handlebar is adjustable and it has a wide range of adjustability. It is comfortable and the user is not limited to a certain point of contact, they can put their hands anywhere on the handlebar to push the stroller.

MANEUVERABILITY

Good- 10/10

The Stokke Xplory V5 is expensive, so granted it is also extremely easy to maneuver. There are two larger rear wheels which are 9 inches and 2 smaller front wheels which are 7 inches. It has a very smooth ride for all flat terrain and the user will feel almost no resistance. However the user must note that this stroller is not made for rough terrain such as hills or forests, but made for urban living.

ROUGH TERRAIN

Good – 5/10

The Stokke Xplory V5 is not made for rough terrain, however the wheels are puncture proof. But it is not recommended to use them on rough terrain.

ACCESSORIES

Excellent – 10/10

The Stokke Xplory V5 is very generous with its accessories providing almost every single accessory need. Listed below are what will come with the main purchase – Stokke® Xplory® Chassis, Stroller Seat, Stokke® Stroller Canopy, Stokke® Stroller Visor for Canopy,  Stroller Seat Baby Pad, Stokke® Stroller Seat Handle, Stokke® Stroller Harness Protector, Stokke® Stroller Footrest Complete kit, Stokke® Xplory® Shopping Bag, Stokke® Stroller Seat Rain Cover, Stokke® Stroller Seat Mosquito Net. The only accessory that is not included is the Stokke Xplory Carry Cot which must be purchased separately. This is availalble on Amazon and on the official Stokke website as well.

EASY TO ASSEMBLE

Excellent – 10/10

The Stokke Xplory V5 is straightforward to assemble and comes in a large box when delivered. most of the parts are already in place for the user. Users that have left reviews have stated it takes very little time to assemble their Stokke Xplory V5.

EASY TO CLEAN

Very Good – 8/10

All parts on the Stokke Xplory are detachable and can be washed in machine if they are fabric. But the metal frame is very easy to wash with a simple cleaner and cloth. The wheels are also detachable and can be washed either by hand or hose.

“I love that your baby sits up higher than any other stroller and this makes the whole stroller experience different. Your baby sees more and you end up interacting with your baby a lot more than with other strollers.”
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STORAGE

Excellent – 10/10

The Stokke has limited storage compared to other strollers, it has one back compartment and one smaller front compartment. Its compartments do have the space to fit a smaller diaper bag. But It cannot store full bags inside in its compartments.

CHILD COMFORT

Excellent – 10/10

The seat has amazing padding for the baby in addition to its recline feature. The seat is able to recline in both forward and rear facing mode. However the seat is unable to recline as deeply if it is in forward facing mode since it will hit the handle bar if extended beyond the 2nd position. This stroller is also bassinet compatible and is very easy to put on for the newborn babies.

SUN CANOPY

Excellent – 10/10

The sun canopy is larger than most of the other strollers, which is expected for something that is in a higher price range such as the Stokke Xplory V5 Stroller. It also has a peekaboo window that can be opened from behind so that the parent can view the baby while pushing the stroller. The peekaboo window is also equipped with a mosquito nets and allows for ventilation if the climate is hotter.

SUSPENSION

Good  – 5/10

There is no suspension on the Stokke Xplory V5 Stroller which is one of its biggest negative points. However it is not meant for rough terrain to begin with and only meant to be used in an urban setting.

WHAT DO EXPERTS SAY?

“The Chicco did manage respectable scores for maneuverability and ease of use, both of which are important for an umbrella product.  ” – Baby Gear Lab

 


SPECIFICATIONS

BassinetsYes
Car Seat CompatibilityYes
Child’s Age RangeNewborn to 4 years
Dimension37 x 19.5 x 22
Forward/Rear Facing Both
Handlebar HeightMid/High
JoggingNo
One Hand FoldNo
Passenger Capacity2
Recline170
Weight27 lbs
Wheel Sizes7″ Front, 9″ Back

WHERE TO BUY?

Albee Baby$1129.00
Nordstrom$1129.00
 Amazon $1129.00

OUR RATING PROCESS:

Our team has read through thousands of customer and expert reviews to understand what consumers like, or dislike, about them.  We gather information about the stroller and it’s attributes that you can’t find by doing a traditional google search and present them to you.  Because each stroller is unique and has its own set of features, the search process can be strenuous.  In the end, you need to find a stroller that is meant for your needs.  By rating them on the most important criteria, we can help you find the stroller that will be the best fit for you and your growing family.  We also reach out to real moms to find out what they’re looking for.  After all, they’re the one’s who know what’s best.

 

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