Seed Papilio
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The Seed Papilio is a high-end stroller of an original, minimalistic design. The L-shaped chassis is made of durable magnesium and aluminum. Despite its robustness, the chassis offers a simple, very compact fold. The wheels can fold underneath the stroller, creating a very flat and super-compact package, which will fit into the boot of any, even a small car. Thanks to its shape, the chassis offers a natural, shock-absorbing suspension even over uneven terrain. The wheels are wider, the rear ones following the track of the front wheels - which is a guarantee of perfect stability and simple, one-handed maneuverability of the stroller even in a fully loaded condition.

Underneath, there is a storage space in the form of a flat base, which can be used for an optional, large, detachable bag accessible from the top. However, using a zipper opening, you could access the bag from the sides too. With the high weight capacity in the seat, the Papilio can hold up to 23 kg overall. The ergonomically shaped bucket-type Cocoon seat comes with extra padding and can be positioned from a relatively upright seating position to a full recline. You can even tilt out the footrest, even though that is not possible in certain color variations. If you wish to use the seat from birth, it can be completed with an optional newborn insert. Using the carrycot fabric set (included with the newer models from when the Seed brand got to be a part of the Britax brand), you can also create a full-featured, spacious carrycot. The only thing you need to do is replacing the seat unit fabric - the frame stays the same. The hood frame is shared between the seat unit and the carrycot, but each of them has its own separate textiles. The hood of the seat unit can be slightly extended by revealing a ventilation panel. If the sun is too sharp, you can unzip the hood and flip it (creating a floating canopy).

Using adapters, the stroller is compatible with a car seat. The Papilio chassis, fabric, and handlebar are available in several different colors. Except for the pre-set color combinations, the Papilio offers the possibility to mix&match the colors as desired. You can also personalize your stroller by adding plenty of optional accessories, including hood sets, belt pads, a bumper bar, and the practical Companion or Change changing bag.

Seed Papilio Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only), 2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
12.2 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
102 cm x 58 cm x 92 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
83 cm x 58 cm x 22 cm frame only
Chassis material
Magnesium, Aluminum
Country of origin
Denmark

The Seat unit

Maximum weight capacity - seat load
18 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-30 months
Reversible seat unit
Yes
Easy-release memory button(s) on the seat or the carrycot
No
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
Yes
Reclining backrest
Yes, 4 positions
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
No
Extendable leg rest
No
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
No
Footrest
Yes
Backrest height
54 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
31 x 21 cm
Total length of the seat unit
94 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)
Yes
Fabrics removable for cleaning
Yes
Seat fabrics cleaning
Wipe-clean only
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
No
Floating, follow-the-sun canopy
Yes
Height-adjustable canopy
Yes
Removable canopy
Yes
Waterproof canopy
Yes
UV protection in the (canopy) fabrics
No
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
No
Bumper bar can be purchased separately
Yes
Bumper bar features an extra crotch strap
No

The Wheels

Number of wheels
4
Front wheel(s) type
Rubber-coated wheels
Rear wheels type
Rubber-coated wheels
Front wheels diameter
19 cm
Rear wheels diameter
28.5 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
Suspension type
Frame
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
No
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
No
Auto-lock feature of the folded chassis
No
Folded stroller can be pulled behind like luggage
Yes
Stroller folds and/or unfolds by itself
No
Equipped with a carry strap/carry handle
No

The Handlebar

Handle height adjustment
Telescopic
Handlebar material
Leatherette (PU/eco-leather)
Handlebar height
99-102 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
Yes
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
81 x 33 cm
Carry handle on the carrycot
No,
Inclining carrycot mattress
No,
Foldable carrycot
Yes,
Rocking-base carrycot
No
Ventilatilated carrycot base (bottom ventilation system)
No,
Carrycot installable in the car instead of a group 0+ car seat (Auto carrycot)
No,
Carrycot positioned high on the frame
No

The Car seat

Car seat compatible
Yes (with adapters)
Car seat sold separately
Yes
Maxi-Cosi/Cybex car seat attachment-type adapters available
Yes
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
No
Reflective elements
No
No pushchair mode/seat-unit configuration available
No
Rain cover included
No
Mosquito net included
No
Leg cover (apron) included with the seat unit
No
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

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Parent reviews of the Seed Papilio

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This pushchair is perfect - I wouldnt change it for any other!

Your questions about the Seed Papilio

1)

Hello,

We have a Seed stroller but it does not have a bumper bar! How can I order it?
I live in Sweden!

Thanks

Hey, Metty!

The bumper bar was, at least before, available at distributors/sellers of the Seed brand, or on Amazon. The thing is, as Seed was taken over by Britax, the availability of spare parts rapidly (almost) disappeared.

You can either try and write to Britax customer support, but I don't believe they'll help you. Next, you can go through classifieds and see if somebody doesn't sell this accessory somewhere around you (or further).

And the last piece od advice (I actually used this on my own Seed Papilio, which I loved, btw 😉) would be a "toy" kind of accessory that serves, pretty much, a s abelly bar. I got the ELC steering kit pushchair toy and when needed a bar in the frontpart, I attached this for my boy to play with.

As the Seed Papilio is, however, a bucket-style seat unit pushhcair, I didn't have to use it too often.

Stay safe!

.eli - 17 Sep 2021

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