Inglesina Aptica
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Inglesina Aptica

The elegant, urban Italian with a super-comfy bassinet
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Inglesina Aptica Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only), 2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
12.3 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
109.5 cm x 50 cm x 96 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
90 cm x 50 cm x 34 cm
Chassis material
Aluminum
Country of origin
Italy

The Seat unit

Maximum weight capacity - seat load
22 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-36 months
Reversible seat unit
Yes
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
No
Reclining backrest
Yes
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Yes
Backrest recline type
Rear-located recline mechanism (e.g., lever-operated)
One-hand backrest recline system
Yes
Extendable backrest
No
Legrest positioning
Yes, 2 positions
Extendable leg rest
No
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
Yes
Footrest
Yes
Backrest height
52 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
33 x 22 cm
Total length of the seat unit
91 cm
A higher seat unit's position on the chassis
No
Height-adjustable seat
No
Seat unit's proper attachment indicator
No
2in1 convertible carrycot/seat unit (pramette travel system)
No
Fabrics removable for cleaning
Yes
Seat fabrics cleaning
Machine washable
Safety harness type
5-point
Harness padding
Yes
Height-adjustable harness belts
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the seat
No
Second seat can be attached (single-to-double convertibility)
No

The Canopy (Hood)

Seat unit equipped with a canopy/hood
Yes
Extendable canopy/hood
Yes
The canopy/hood features a sun visor
Yes
Floating, follow-the-sun canopy
Yes
Height-adjustable canopy
No
Removable canopy
Yes
Waterproof canopy
Yes
UV protection in the (canopy) fabrics
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the canopy
Yes
A pocket integrated into the canopy
No
Peek-a-boo viewing window present on the canopy
Yes
Peek-a-boo window can be closed/covered
Yes
Quiet (magnetic/no velcro) peek-a-boo window
Yes
Reinforcing side clasps present on the canopy
No

The Bumper bar

Bumper bar
Yes
Bumper bar type (style)
Bar
Removable bumper bar
Yes
Gate-opening (swing-away) bumper bar
Yes
Height-adjustable bumper bar
No
Bumper bar features a fabric (non-wipe-clean) cover
Yes
Bumper bar features an extra crotch strap
No

The Wheels

Number of wheels
4
Front wheel(s) type
EVA foam-coated wheels
Rear wheels type
EVA foam-coated wheels
Front wheels diameter
19 cm
Rear wheels diameter
26 cm
Swivel wheels
Yes
Lockable wheels
Yes
Removable wheels
Yes
All wheels are double wheels
No
All-terrain version of wheels available to purchase separately
No
Wheels equipped with mudguards
No,
Two-wheel mode
No

The Suspension

Suspension
Yes
Wheels with suspension
All
Suspension type
Mechanical (internal spring-loaded mechanism)
Adjustable suspension softness
No
Rocking chassis
No

The Brake

Central brake system/type
One-step rocker pedal (flip-flop friendly)
Deceleration handbrake
No,

The Fold

Folding system
Flat (compact) fold
One-hand fold
Yes
Plane-travel-friendly stroller with an ultra-compact fold (suitable as carry-on luggage)
No
Folds with the (forward-facing) seat attached
No
Folds with the rearward-facing seat attached
n/a
Self-standing fold
Yes
Auto-lock feature of the folded chassis
Yes
Folded stroller can be pulled behind like luggage
Yes
Stroller folds and/or unfolds by itself
No
Equipped with a carry strap/carry handle
Yes

The Handlebar

Handle height adjustment
Telescopic
Handlebar material
Leatherette (PU/eco-leather)
Handlebar height
99.5-109.5 cm
Reversible handlebar (handle can be flipped to the other side)
No
Safety wrist strap
No

The Basket

Shopping basket
Yes
Large shopping basket
Yes
Basket's weight capacity
5 kg
Closable basket
No
An extra basket can be attached to the frame
No
A pocket integrated into the seat/elsewhere on the stroller frame
Yes

The Carrycot

Carrycot compatible
Yes (without adapters)
Internal dimensions of the carrycot - mattress measurement
77 x 34 cm
Carry handle on the carrycot
Yes,
Inclining carrycot mattress
Yes,
Foldable carrycot
No,
Rocking-base carrycot
Yes
Ventilatilated carrycot base (bottom ventilation system)
Yes,
Carrycot installable in the car instead of a group 0+ car seat (Auto carrycot)
Yes,
Carrycot positioned high on the frame
No

The Car seat

Car seat compatible
Yes (without adapters), Yes (with adapters)
Car seat sold separately
No
Maxi-Cosi/Cybex car seat attachment-type adapters available
No
Britax Römer car seat attachment-type adapters available
No

The Accessories & Extra features

Parent tray/organizer on the handlebar (included)
No
Cup holder can be attached
Yes
Reflective elements
Yes
No pushchair mode/seat-unit configuration available
No
Rain cover included
No
Mosquito net included
No
Leg cover (apron) included with the seat unit
Yes
Seat liner/insert included
No
Changing bag included
No
Carry bag/transport cover for the folded stroller included
No
Motorized/Baterry-powered
No
LED light(s)
No
Built-in audio speakers
No
A storage/bag can be attached instead of a seat
No

Parent reviews of the Inglesina Aptica

3.1/5
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  • The carrycot mattress can be raised - great for colicky babies
  • Beautiful soft lining
  • Large carrycot compared to most prams. My baby was on the 90th centile and she was in the carrycot for 6 months.
  • Great ventilation features on both carrycot and stroller
  • The stand is fantastic. No need to buy a moses basket at home & great for overnight trips
  • No adaptors are needed. The lift and click mechanism for both the car seat, carry coat and stroller seat is very easy
  • The one hand fold on the chassis is very smooth and easy to manoeuvre
  • The chassis folds handle bar up so it doesn’t get damaged
  • The stroller seat can collapse with the chassis. No need to separate
  • Extendable handle bar - my 6ft4 husband has no issues pushing the pram
  • Cup holder included
  • Great recline on the stroller
  • Extendable foot rest to change as child gets older
  • Huge hood on stroller with a hidden pull down SPF50 sun shield. When down, the whole hood covers my baby completely and there are 2 further ventilation panels
  • Large shopping basket
  • Front wheels can be locked in place if needed
  • No suspension but not a huge problem for urban living. The Aptica XT would be better for rougher terrain
  • Stroller hood takes a bit of getting used to. You need to recline the seat first for the hood to sit right

I’m over the moon with the Aptica travel system. The whole range is very well thought out. For me the top 3 features are the one hand fold chassis, large carrycot and stroller seat compared to other brands and the stand.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t the one for us

2
  • Super folding mechanism
  • Design, look
  • Large canopy
  • Simple packaging/assembly
  • Poor suspension
  • Poor handling
  • Size pretty large after folded

Such a sleek and pretty stroller but unfortunately wasn’t the one for us.

For a stroller of its size and a fold with the seat attached, the folding mechanism is one of the best I’ve experienced! But with that, the stroller doesn’t fold so flat in my opinion.

The biggest reason for returning for us was the suspension. My 1-year-old in the sitting position didn’t mind so much but I definitely would not recommend for a newborn's sensitive spine.

It has a lovely carrycot but no suspensions at all, which means that my daughter cannot sleep in it while going out. Also, Inglesina customer service is not responsive, so if you have an issue, good luck in getting in touch with them.

  • Beautiful :-)
  • Telescoping handlebar - we are both tall
  • Huge bassinet
  • The bassinet backrest can be adjusted
  • Extra-large canopy
  • One-hand fold
  • Weight limit of 22 kg
  • Narrow chassis - perfect for small elevators
  • A stand available or included in the full set
  • No suspension (at least I don't feel any) - it is an urban stroller. However, our little one didn't mind a bit of shaking :-)

We were choosing the stroller system for our first baby for a very long time. We considered the Baby Jogger City Premier, the Britax Go Big, the Nuna Mixx, and others... In the end, the Inglesina won because it met the majority of our requirements, and the design got me at first glance.

Your questions about the Inglesina Aptica

1)

Hello, how can we order spare tires for a stroller we had since more than 15 years. Kindly let me know who to contact. Thank you.

Hello there, it quite depends on the stroller model you own. I am not sure if you mean the Aptica or other Inglesina model (I am guessing it will be another one). In any case, I would first look at shops around you that offer the Inglesina brand. They could ask the producer for you and if possible, order spare parts for your Inglesina (for some fee). Another option would be contacting Inglesina directly - https://www.inglesina.com/service-center/contact-us, and you need to specify the type you own in there too, of course. The last advice would be to look for the same stroller in personal ads - someone could be selling one with ok wheels for a low price, and you could get it for spare parts. Good luck!

.eli - 11 Jun 2020

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