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All user reviews of Petite&Mars Vario

9 parent reviews
  • Light
  • Compact
  • Nice, clean design
  • Very hard ride, no suspension
  • Low quality fabrics

The stroller itself is not bad, it's very light and foldable, but I really miss some suspension. It's a stroller for the mall or a completely smooth road/sidewalk. It can't handle any unevenness, it shakes my daighter even on a tiny pebble. Another minus is the poor quality fabric, it has faded a lot and we now have a brown carriage (from a dark grey one). I would definitely not buy it again.

  • Great manoeuvrability
  • Rubberised wheels
  • Leather handles
  • Highly positioned carrycot (both facing mother and world)
  • Solid frame without squeaking
  • Can handle any terrain
  • Gently cushioned
  • Carrycot tilts slightly to keep baby's head higher
  • Waterproof covers
  • Beautiful colors that haven't faded in the sun so far (we'll see in a year)
  • Deep and large shopping basket
  • Adjustable handle and footrest
  • Full set of accessories = rain covers on all 3 parts of the set + mosquito net
  • Choice of colours (four, of which - dark grey, pale grey, cream and blue)

I've tried many strollers from the Stokke Trailz to the Britax B-Motion Plus, but they weren't better than the Vario.

Stroller for our firstborn

  • Spacious large bassinet
  • Easy handling
  • Lightweight stroller
  • Easy folding
  • Large canopy on the seat
  • The seat can be put on in both directions
  • After a longer use, the frame creaks
  • Stroller more flat roads
  • Snow gets into the front wheels when used during winter, so they are not spinning
  • The seat cannot be fully reclined

Stroller for our firstborn.

  • Easy to steer with one hand
  • Large basket
  • Long enough bassinet, fits a large footmuff
  • Large canopy
  • Adjustable handle
  • Easy to fold
  • No suspension
  • Very rattly

I am satisfied with the bassinet. It is long and deep - we have an autumn baby and it has plenty of space even with a footmuff.

The stroller is very easy to operate with one hand and the basket can carry quite a large purchase. The stroller is easy to fold.

But it has one big disadvantage, namely the foam wheels + it is without suspension - already from a distance we are heard because of how it rattles, every grain or small pebble shakes the frame... so it's only suitable for completely smooth trails. Every little irregularity on a city sidewalk I have to walk carefully and lift the front wheels so the little one doesn't shake too much. When we trade for a pushchair, I'll be looking for off-road - inflatable wheels first.

  • Light
  • Foldable
  • Easy to use
  • Spacious
  • There's nothing to reproach

Lightweight, compact stroller not only for the city. It can handle light natural terrain, meadow, well-travelled dirt road... The wheels are not very hard, I would compare them to well inflated inflatable wheels. Spacious bassinet, wonderfully long and deep, just a tad bit bigger. Spacious basket under the stroller. A great foot brake. And it's perfect to "jump" up and down the stairs thanks to the lack of suspensions - it's not a rocking stroller, but the last really rocking strollers were the ones when we were little 😉

The pushchair is great

  • Pretty
  • Large canopy with possibility of further extension
  • Spacious enough - fits a 90cm two year old just fine
  • Large shopping basket
  • Sports seat can rotate in both directions
  • 4 recline positions including full recline
  • It does not have a window in the canopy for checking the child
  • Not colourfast - so faded after less than a year of use that the canopy extension and the footrest look like they belong to a different stroller ☚ī¸

We bought the Vario chassis and the seat separately, so I won't be reviewing the bassinet or the car seat. The pushchair is great, easy to use, roomy, goes to full recline with one hand (and you can lift it with one 😉 ), and you can adjust the legs. For us, the fact that you can turn the seat in both directions was a big must, as we bought it for a 6-month-old and I wanted to keep an eye on him.

But it does have two faults - the canopy doesn't have a pee-a-boo window so you can't see the baby when it's pulled open, and I don't know if it's everyone's fault or if we bought a faulty piece, but after less than a year of use, the colour has completely faded wherever the light hit the pram.

  • Light as a feather
  • Easy to fold
  • Nimble
  • Large basket
  • Perfect seat part
  • Lower quality air wheels

I had a Monza Vario on inflatable wheels, it had a perfect Concord Ion car seat... I was very satisfied with the whole stroller. The only problem was the inflatable wheels, which quickly wore out.

A great stroller, and it looks beautiful too

  • Suspension

We bought it as a pushchair, so I can't rate the bassinet/cot part. The pushchair is lightweight, easy to use, compact and not unnecessarily big. It's perfect for the city, but can survive rough roads and bumps (we've also taken it on a trip up to a castle, so it can handle terrain based on that experience). For me, it's a great stroller, and it looks beautiful too.

  • price
  • compactness
  • seat has a great canopy
  • seat can face both directions
  • inflatable wheels
  • a hard ride

Our first stroller. We actually used it more around the apartment in anticipation than outside with the baby.

It's one of the smaller strollers, we didn't even have to put the carrycot in the trunk of the car. It rode well, too bad about the lack of suspension.

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