Inglesina Electa
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Inglesina Electa

The lightweight urban pram
.eli
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The Inglesina Electa is a lightweight urban pram and pushchair designed for compactness and baby's comfort right from birth. Released in 2021, the Electa fills the gap for small, lightweight, full-featured strollers with a spacious carrycot. The frame with smaller wheels is nimble around the city as well as shops and folds pretty much one-handedly, even with the seat attached (world-facing). The whole pushchair mode clocks in only 8.7 kg! With the MAXI carrycot of 79 x 37 cm and a polypropylene shell, you will not only last longer than the usual 4 to 6 months but can use the carrycot in the car with the optional auto-kit. The patented Welcome Pad in the carrycot will care about your child's comfort and ergonomic position right from birth. The pram with the bassinet weighs more, however - 11,1 kg.

The reversible seat unit is well-padded and lies practically flat (170-degree recline). It also features an extendable hood. An optional Inglesina Darwin i-size car seat can be bought in the trio set as well. Along with the Stand Up stand for the carrycot, seat, or car seat, a seat apron, and a cup holder are included. More accessories, ranging from a rain cover through a nappy bag to a carry bag, are available to purchase separately.

Inglesina Electa Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only), 2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
8.7 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
107 cm x 50 cm x 83-96 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
73.5 cm x 50 cm x 30 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
Easy-release memory button(s) on the seat or the carrycot
No
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
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
No
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
No
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
17.5 cm
Rear wheels diameter
21.5 cm
Swivel wheels
Yes
Lockable wheels
Yes
Removable wheels
Yes
All wheels are double wheels
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
Yes
Rocking chassis
Yes

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
Yes
Folds with the rearward-facing seat attached
Yes
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
93-106 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
No

The Carrycot

Carrycot compatible
Yes (without adapters)
Internal dimensions of the carrycot - mattress measurement
79 x 37 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 Electa

3.9/5
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Comfortable for the baby

4
  • excellent maneuverability in narrow places and uneven pavements
  • manageable folding and lifting by a petite person
  • comfortable for baby
  • sturdy
  • sun cannopy does not stay in many positions
  • to climb pavements, the fabric is stepped on
  • huge carrycot (if bought together) for everyday walks

After eight month use, I am generally very satisfied with this stroller. It seems comfortable for the baby (now eight months old), although for now it is used with the additional Inglesina baby snug pad.

It is sturdy, can withstand the narrow, uneven, full of obstacles Greek pavements, and also high steps and mildly uneven terrain e.g. parks, country roads). It is also used with the Cybex Cloud T car seat and the Maxi-Cosi adapters, for which I had asked Strollberry whether it would be compatible and was pleasantly surprised with a two-hour reply (thank you Strollberry).

It was bought with the carrycot, which was huge and heavy for everyday walks (especially for a petite person like me) but was chosen for its night-time sleep approval rating.

The one-hand folding mechanism works ok with a little practice, either with or without the seat, and the stroller can fit in the boot of a VW Polo.

I have only two drawbacks to mention, one is that the sun cannopy does not stay in many positions, and second that to climb pavements I have to step on the fabric and maybe touch the staff inside the underneath storage basket (perhaps it was designed for countries/places that have ramps everywhere?)

  • Lightweight
  • Large, comfortable bassinet
  • Easy fold
  • Stylish
  • Suspension

We've had this for 2 months now. We've only used the bassinet so far but we love it. It's super easy to fold down with one hand and lightweight. It doesn't have the best suspension but it is equivalent to others we tested of the same size.

It's a love/hate relationship

3
  • carrycot/newborn usability TOP (love the stand for home use)
  • fabrics
  • padding
  • design
  • finishes
  • lie-flat seat
  • large hood in theory
  • super low carrycot
  • weak suspension
  • wobbly hood
  • front wheels getting stuck in holes
  • quite a bulky fold for an urban model

It's a love/hate relationship with this stroller.

I really love some parts (carrycot <3, fabrics, padding, design, finishes, lie-flat seat, large hood in theory...) but I am so annoyed by others (super low carrycot, weak suspension, wobbly hood, front wheels getting stuck, quite a bulky fold - I expected a smaller fold for an urban model)...

I would recommend it for city living, SHORT parents, and mostly for from-birth use. It is super lovely and the carrycot even if low to the ground, is sooo comfy for newborns... But it's not as comfy for tall dads, bad terrain, and if you expect something super sturdy.

  • Size
  • Weight
  • Bassinet
  • Fold
  • Padding
  • Removable texitles
  • Suspension
  • Wobbly canopy

I love love love the low weight, the incredibly comfortable bassinet, and the fold. When you get used to folding it is so quick. I am glad the textiles can be removed, and, in theory, I like the huge canopy of the seat, too.

My problems with this pram include the weak suspension - I wish it would be softer... and, also, the loose feel of the canopy. It wobbles back and forth when fully extended and the pushchair goes over bumps and such...

If you're a petite mom living in town, you'll like this as much as I do. So I recommend it, but not for tall parents nor for bad terrain. On smooth-ish roads and for shorter people, YES!

Your questions about the Inglesina Electa

1)

Hi Eli,

Thank you so much for all the useful answers. My husband and I are debating between the Inglesina Electa and the Uppababy Cruz v2. They sell them in the same price range where we live, so the price is not an issue.

We live in a city and will probably use the stroller mainly on sidewalks. My husband is 20 cm taller than me, so we are also looking for something adjustable and suitable for taller people (185 cm).

Our main concerns regarding the Electa are the handlebar and the seat (the weight and age recommendation), on the other hand, the Cruz seems a little low (the carrycot) and heavier, and we are concerned about the ability to lay the seat completely flat.

We would love to hear your opinion and recommendation.

Thank you very much!!

Hey, Ayelet,

Honestly, you picked two pretty much lower-to-the-ground strollers. The Electa, I personally found to be low as well, especially with the seat, and heard multiple taller parents having problems with kicking it or feeling it's low for them, so besure to try that one out in person if that is something you might be worried about.

The Electa is a lovely pram, perhaps a bit harder (not as soft suspension); especially with the carrycot, it is roomy and comfy for the baby. So if the bassinet part is your main focus right now, that might actually be more comfortable and the better pick.

However, I find the Cruz a bit more practical, even with a bit smaller - lower bassinet, the bassinet is anyway used for about half a year and then discarded, while you'll be using the seat at least 1-2 years (often the parents change the stroller about 2 (1.5-3) years of age of the toddler as they only need something simpler, smaller, lighter at that time the child runs around a lot).

About the bucket seat (read more about those here), I wouldn't worry too much. I mean, yes, there are babies not liking that, but there are also babies not liking lie-flat and also reflx babies needing that small angle. If you plan to use the carrycot those about 6 months, and put the 6mo baby into a full recline, whether bucket-style or lie-flat, you should be ok. You anyway will know the preferences of the little one after they are there, not before.

So, what to choose. I would recommend trying out both to decide. Also, both are solid models so no worries, no big mistakes there. Personally, I would also check the Bugaboo Fox as an alternative, and the Cybex Mios from the lie-flat models as well. Just choose with your heart, if any feels better for you, go for it.

.eli - 27 Dec 2023
2)

Hi. I saw the Inglesina Electa, and fell in love with it. I did not measure the handlebar to ground distance or the carry cot to ground distance but I see lots of comments that both are low. I’m buying it for my son who is almost 6’0”. I like its lightweightness and it’s one hand fold. Loved the elegant look. Loved the carrycot and accessories it comes with.

I was comparing to the brand new Bugaboo Dragonfly but much pricier (I’m buying 2 one for my daughter, one for my son) so I thought the Inglesina Electa was a good deal (it was also on sale).

I cannot go back to the store where I saw it as I live 3 hours away, and it’s not feasible.

Would you know the dimensions of how much higher off the ground and highest handlebar height would be comparing these two?

Thank you!

Heya,

I am sorry, but I dont have it at hand either, and cannot tell you exactly how high from the ground these two are. Bugaboos, and also the Dragonfly, are however not that higher from the ground either, and so I would not say you will have it ftoo different, going for either one of those.

It is true the Electa is on the lower side, but it is not really a problem unless someone particularly asks for a tall stroller, in which case none of these would be the ideal solution. All in all though, if the stroller works for you in multiple aspects, that height will not be ground breaking, and you can go for the Electa of course.

Also good to know - the Dragonfly is more of a COMPACT, very urban stroller a- and I I think the Electa might even be the better choice for an everyday stroller here (from multiple points of view).

.eli - 19 May 2023
3)

Hello!

My question about the Inglesina Electa is about the carrycot and its Welcome Pad. It is supposed to be medically conceived for the baby's head to mitigate the risk of Flathead Syndrome (plagiocephaly), and I have read just positive reviews about it! On the other hand, I have read concerns about these kind of mattresses or pillows. I wouldn't like to regret my purchase taking into account that one of their main assets is one of my main worries. I would like baby take their daily naps in it. In your experience, would it be a reason for concern?

I hope you can help me. Thank you!

Heya, Di,

I personally also heard only good stuff about Inglesina carrycots, and personally could recommend the carrycot for sure. I think I know what you mean - a baby should NOT use a pillow at all, as it is a health risk. The carrycot itself doesn't have one though; it is more of a shaped surface that helps with the right shape of the head. It is even possible for the baby to sleep on it on its belly, so I would not really worry. The whole Welcome pad can also be removed if you'd not find it useful - and the carrycot itself is really nice and large, so it will last you for at least those 6-8 months of age.

I think the carrycot is the best part of the stroller, and although I don't think the seat is bad, it is not as awesome honestly (and you will use the seat longer than the bassinet, so take that into consideration). I would not worry about the carrycot; they're really doing a good job there.

.eli - 14 Mar 2023
4)

Hi Eli,

We want a lightweight stroller and we are making a decision between the Inglesina Electa and the Cybex Melio. Personally, I like better the look of the Melio and I feel is more compact than the Electa, because the Electa has a huge carrycot and also when folded it is light but does not look so small. So I want to know your opinion on which one would be a better choice for a baby from newborn to toddler (because we really don’t want to buy another stroller when he is older), taking into account that we want it to be as practical as we can, not carrying a huge stroller all the time but also good for our baby. We live in the city so mainly it would be used in flat surfaces and the street.

We also consider the Babyzen Yoyo because it was recommended if you travel and is really compact, but I saw some of your answers and reviews and it does not feel like a confortable one for a baby.
Those three are on our budget, so any of those would be ok for us.

Thank you in advance. Ana.

Hi, Ana,

You are right, the Yoyo, I would never recommend as an only stroller from birth (too rattly and small) nor as a longevity option (too short, and too slanted a bcakrest). From the other two options, I see there are pluses and minuses in both - the Electa is MUCH more comfortable for a small baby. The carrycot, yes, large, is a huge advantage and is very comfortable and will last you well. Also, it can be used as a cot at home, with a stand. and the seat is larger than the Melio's, however it is a bit large overall, with a canopy that could be sturdier.

The Melio is very small, which is great, I personally love small prams. However, it is on the loose side, and the seat is not that spacious. It will last you MUCH shorter, to be honest. I personally solved a similar problem by getting a Cybex Mios, which, even if similar, is MUCH better made, sturdier, with more suspension, and much better, roomier seat. I can understand if the budget is not ok with that option, of course.

In the end, I personally would prioritize comfort of the baby, to be honest. It will kind of suffer with daily use of the Yoyo, it is not good for his or her health, long-term, long daily use-wise. The Melio is just fine in that way, and if comúactness is your main priority, then the Melio is the winner. COmfort of pushing and space-wise, the Electa is the better option here. So weight the compactness advantage and the comfort one, and you yourself prioritize, what your family needs a bit more. That is your best bet then ;-)

.eli - 11 Jan 2023
5)

I’m 5ft 7in and my husband is 6ft 3in. We love the Inglesina Electa from all of the comparisons we’ve done online for it’s quality, compact and easy fold, and the extra features with the bassinet; and add ons such as the auto kit. Reading reviews, the only thing holding us back from purchasing is the height - we can’t test in-person as there are no stockists where we live. Will the frame be too low for us? What are similarly sized prams on the market we can test for height comparisons to the Electa?

The other stroller we’re considering is the Cybex Gazelle S - it’s height is perfect and have tested in-person but it’s a completely different configuration (option to convert to a double) to the Electa and would be quite a bit bulkier with a difficult fold which is putting us off.

Hiya, Caoimhe,

Well, it is true the stroller is on the lower side. If you imagine a stroller you don't have to bend much to put your baby in and out, this is not it. The handle is adjustable, though not telescoping, so you might need to adjust the step slightly - shorten it to walk comfortably when pushing. However, that can be lived with, and if the pram is what you need, then go for it. To be honest, I don't feel the Electa is particularly compact, however it is not huge, so it will be ok.

If you'd search for something kind of on the same page, compactness, weight, features wise (perhaps except the carrycot, which is particularly good with the Electa, however the seat is not as great as the cot), definitely also check the Baby Jogger City Sights which I find an even more practical option (and a higher one).

Still, if you feel this is what you need, and you do focus on the bassinet, I think it should work ok for you. I would probably not go for the Gazelle S because of the size - only in case you'd really need the convertibility to the double. The pram itself is not that standing out to be worth that, otherwise.

.eli - 21 Nov 2022
6)

Hi Eli!

I really can’t decide between the Inglesina Electa and Cybex Mios or Silver Cross Dune! I actually went as far and ordered the Electa, but now worried I’ve made a bad choice! It looks a bit ugly! We got the black one! I love beige strollers but Electa is not available in beige in the UK.

Please can you put my mind at rest? Have we done a good choice? We felt it was very lightweight and the newborn cot felt really comfy compared to the others!

thanks

Hi, Anna,

If you already have it at home, just chill. You are right about the carrycot, it is one of the largest and most comfortable on teh market, so be sure to use it and don't think about swapping now. The seat, even if it looks less sleek that a Mios', for example, is spacious and you will see if you like it when you start to use it, and I personally would NOT change until then.

If you find the seat / pushchair part not good enough, you can always sell your stroller and go for a different stroller. Many, many do, so don't worry. Enjoy your pram, it is truly lovely for the baby, and worry about the rest later on ^_^

.eli - 24 Oct 2022
7)

Hi there,

I have a similar question to the previous one about i) suspension and ii) height of the carrycot. I understand that this may be weaker compared to full-size strollers. But how does it compare to the small ones? (Yoyo, Joolz Aer, Boogaboo Bee). E.g. is the Electa carrycot lower than that of the Yoyo? Will the suspension be weaker? (Yoyo has rear-wheel suspension but also much smaller wheels).

Thank you very much for your help!

Hiya, Jan,

Well, no, the Electa carrycot is definitely higher placed than the Yoyo's, as the Yoyo has it really really low (and most ultracompacts do, except for those that have it on adapters like the Aer, where the bassinet is actually ok, considering, even if not totally high up). About the suspension, it is not too soft, but it does absorb shocks. It is not an equation like more suspension = better ride, less = worse ride, it is a sum of many things, so yes, even the larger wheels (compared to the Yoyo) will make a huge difference, to be honest - just like the frame feats will make, like how sturdy or loose it is, etc.).

Overall, the Electa is not the most compact stroller, and on smoother surfaces, it pushes very nicely in general. It CAN go over bumpy terrain occasionally, and the ride isn't even bad, but it won't be soft and you will feel the chassis shaking and vibrating.

It is, however, rather a full-sized model than a lightweight one, but it definitely is not an all-terrain beast. I would get and use it as a full-features city pram. The carrycot is very nice, indeed, and comfy for the baby!

.eli - 04 Jun 2022
8)

Hi there,

Ee are about to have our newborn and we are between the Electa and the Aptica. We would choose the Electa because of its light weight, but we see the reviews regarding short parents and the hard suspension. I am 1.80m and my wife 1.70m and we live in the city center. Is this for us or will we regret it?

Hi, Bill,

The best is to try the stroller out in real life, in a store, if unsure. Overall, however, Inglesina strollers are truly lower to the ground, seat and carrycot-wise, and the rotating handlebar of the Electa makes it harder to walk behind the stroller when very tall (long steps, not enough distance). About the suspension, they truly are more smooth-surface prams, I mean, they can totally go over bumps and cobblestones, but you will feel it a lot as the wheels are not huge and the suspension is not that soft.

If truly deciding between the Electa and Aptica only, as a tall parent, you'll be better off with the telescoping handle of the Aptica. 1.7m and 1.8m are nothing extreme, however, so you should be reasonably fine with the Electa if you really really want that one. For the city center, the larger wheels of the Aptica XT could be more useful, however, never expect them to absorb shocks absolutely, they cannot do it. I wouldn't say you would regret either, especially since the bassinets are very very comfy for the newborns, just wheel/chassis-wise, you might have a few complaints, that's all. There's always going to be something.

And really go and try out a few prams in a baby shop if you have the opportunity, as the differences in height and many other features. Just to have a real-life difference.

.eli - 10 May 2022
9)

Hi!

My trilogy is still in boxes, opening next week hopefully – it is nice and not as bad as the others were saying as I had an Inglesina with my first and loved the only thing it was too heavy.

Anyhow, I wanted to ask do you know wher I can buy a [[article:sayoroseni|Buggy board] for Inglesina Electa as I need it for my first to stand on it?!

Thank you

Hi, Isabella,

There is no dedicated Inglesina buggy board made, BUT you will most certainly be OK with a Lascal Buggy Board or a Bumprider buggy board. Apart from any baby shop around you (the larger, the better), just check Amazon or eBay for a universal buggy board, sibling boards, kid ride-ons, hop-on boards, etc. There are plenty available, but the best is, in this case, go with a better brand if possible - to avoid rattling and for the best compatibility.

.eli - 24 Mar 2022
10)

I just saw this new buggy from Inglesina electa, they say the suspension isn’t great and the canopy is wobbly plus it’s not for tall adults. Can you help me if these factors are true as it’s quite a new buggy with hardly reviews out there.

I saw it in a shop and it didn’t seem to be more for short people... thank you

Hi, Miri,

The reality of reviews is that someone needs and expects something and the thing doesn't meet those requirements. If you're not particularly tall and don't expect your bassinet/seat unit to be too high up, it should be just fine for you. The overall height of the click-on parts is, however, more on the lower than on the higher side, taking an average height into account.

About the canopy, that is how Inglesina buggies are made in general - the canopy has a bit of will. Nothing you can't live with if you don't have a strong preference for the opposite.

Lastly, about the suspension - there are shock absorbers but not super soft rocking, so yes, this is more a city pram than an all-terrain one.

Don't expect too much and you'll be happy. The materials used and the quality of fabrics and details is very nice on Inglesinas.

.eli - 18 Feb 2022

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