Stokke Beat
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Stokke Beat

The lightweight, urban high-seater (&reversible!)
.eli
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Stokke Beat is a new, urban Stokke stroller launched in 2019. In contrast to all that it can do, the Beat is lightweight and relatively compact. With a 53.5 cm wide footprint, this stroller can be easily navigated through any shopping aisle or a narrow street. Thanks to the four-wheel suspension and the high heels / flip flop friendly brake, the Beat will handle any surface. The Beat also folds one-handedly, even though the folding involves more than just one step.

The fully reversible seat is comfortable and fully reclinable. The backrest, as well as the adjustable footrest, allow for a single-hand recline. Another advantage is the extendable UV hood and the large shopping basket with a weight capacity of 10 kg. The seat unit also boasts a high weight capacity of up to 22 kg. Although the seat can be used even for babies who can’t sit independently yet, there is a full-featured carrycot with an extendable hood, and adapters for well-known car seat brands with Maxi-Cosi attachment to use the Beat as a full-featured system from birth. The Beat comes with a rain cover, and a UV mosquito net included. A wide range of other accessories, including a cup holder, is also available.

Stokke Beat Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only), 2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
9.5 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
115 cm x 53.5 cm x 97 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
78 cm x 53.5 cm x 32 cm
Chassis material
Aluminum
Country of origin
Norway
Stroller available as a pushchair (seat unit configuration) only; newborn accessories (like a carrycot) need to be purchased separately
Yes

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
Yes
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
No
Reclining backrest
Yes, infinite recline
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Yes
Backrest recline type
Strap-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
Yes
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
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
No
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
No
Height-adjustable bumper bar
Yes
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
19.5 cm
Rear wheels diameter
24.5 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
Yes

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
Yes
Folds with the rearward-facing seat attached
No
Self-standing fold
Yes
Auto-lock feature of the folded chassis
Yes
Folded stroller can be pulled behind like luggage
No
Stroller folds and/or unfolds by itself
No
Equipped with a carry strap/carry handle
No
Outward fold (the seat fabrics are on the outside after folding)
No

The Handlebar

Handle height adjustment
Pivoting
Handlebar material
Leatherette (PU/eco-leather)
Handlebar height
105-115 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
10 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)
Carry handle on the carrycot
Yes,
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
Yes
Reflective elements
Yes
No pushchair mode/seat-unit configuration available
No
Rain cover included
Yes
Mosquito net included
Yes
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

Parent reviews of the Stokke Beat

3.2/5
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A fail from Stokke

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  • Size
  • Breaks easily
  • Bad suspension
  • Wriggly
  • Footrest doesn't click

The stroller is of poor quality. Very ”plastic-y”. Ours has many problems after very little use. Now we will receive a new Beat stroller and I expect the same poor quality. No wonder this was discontinued almost immediately after launch. A fail from Stokke.

  • style - the black color is sooo elegant and good looking
  • child's view & comfort
  • solid, puncture-free wheels
  • basket
  • lightweight
  • reversible
  • no suspension
  • I'd make the leg rest longer

I am generally happy with it. It is agile, lightweight, and with a reversible seat. The suspension is similar to the Xplory - practically nonexistent. But I wasn't expecting much in that department. The seat itself is spacious even for a toddler, even though the leg rest could be longer, truth to be told. I like the solid wheels (no punctures), the cool canopy, and the child is nice and high - and comfortable. For urban use, I can recommend it.

  • Large basket
  • Chassis color
  • Large hood
  • Wheels
  • The whole stroller 🤣
  • Squeaking
  • Backrest and leg rest adjustment
  • Weak, thin plastics
  • Price
  • No suspension
  • Wheels wobbling
  • Locking of the front wheels doesn't work

The Stokke brand is a brand I truly love. But the Stokke Beat is truly a flop.

The front wheels locking didn't work from the beginning. I used the warranty, but they couldn't easily swap it - no spare parts ready, I had to leave the pushchair there for service 🤦🏼‍♀️).

The stroller also squeaks horribly. The plastics are weak, thin. The push feels hard; I feel no suspension they mention it should be having. The wheels are made from rubber, which is good - they will last long. Half-year use doesn't show on them at all. But they do wobble when the stroller is not fully loaded.

Chassis-wise, the handlebar makes cracking noises in the joints, The lacquer/color of the chassis is great, no scratching whatsoever 👍🏼

The leg rest didn't always stop where it should when adjusted - I had to get used to it for a longer time to put it there "rightly". Also, it falls down when the child pushes against it 🤭

The backrest didn't hold in all the positions and slid down to laying position at times.

The basket is nice and spacious; it can hold up even a big load of shopping.

I regret the money I paid for it, and I ended up selling it for almost nothing.

  • Lightweight
  • Beautiful design
  • Large shopping basket
  • Easy to fold and store
  • Legrest not getting in place as it should
  • Weak suspension
  • Solid wheels; bumpy ride on cobblestones
  • Some parts feel too fragile and plastic

Overall I'm happy with the Beat, but some important details (to me) are missing or too weak. Otherwise, I would definitely recommend this stroller and give it 10/10.

Leg rest is a little bit too short - in comparison to the backrest.
Due to weak suspension and solid wheels, there's a quite shaky driving experience on cobblestones, pavements/gravel, and in city parks with gravel roads.
Leg rest feels plastic and fragile and doesn't always lock properly.

It's easy to fold and store in the apartment or in the car.

The foot brake is easy to use, and you never have to push it up to release it, ie white sneakers friendly 👍😊

  • Lightweight
  • Nice folding
  • Maneuverability
  • This is subjective - I like this recline system when the child in the fully reclined position is kind of protected (like in a bunker)
  • Relatively large shopping basket
  • The leg rest doesn't feel sturdy enough, but time will tell if it works ok, and it is just looking so...
  • Thin canopy fabric
  • The backrest also seems a bit thin, but now, in winter and a footmuff, I don't take it as a problem, and in the summer, I will anyway use some kind of seat liner
  • The basket material looks like a very basic mesh - but if it withstands my shopping, I don't really mind (just a first impression of the basket)

A lightweight urban stroller. I don't own it very long yet, but at first sight, after having a Bugaboo Fox, it feels like a toy in my hands - but I think it just takes some getting used to, and I hope all will hold as it should :-)

I found it too harsh on bad terrain - not much suspension there... Squeaks without getting lubrication, front wheels don't sit sturdily in their place, while the lock of the wheels not always works... and the plastics also not sturdy enough - seat, canopy feel like they might get broken if manipulated with any kind of force... And that leg rest - not getting in place as it should, I sometimes have to adjust it 5 times to finally get it to hold in the upper position.

I am actually sorry for buying this one - I can say I almost hate it 🤭😂 Funnily, my friend has the same model, and she loves it.

So much money and me being through 30 pushchairs already - this is one of the worst.

I find it very beautiful and practical, but I somehow cannot understand the use of plastic. Some joints just seem too loose or fragile, and the leg rest is just too weak for my taste. I am somewhat worrying all the time I will break it if using it too much. And the leg rest also doesn't go to a completely flat, horizontal position - it is always "slouched" downwards a little.

Overall, I love the idea of the Beat, and I love to use it, but those weak points just need some more work to get to the level of the other Stokke strollers.

I have it only for a few days. Compared to the Trailz, which I had as well, the comfort of the ride is a bit lower - less suspension, harder ride. The size of the seat is great - my almost 1m tall daughter is ok height as well as width-wise. Fuss-free backrest adjustment, one-handed. The leg rest adjustment is, however, a bit too delicate for my taste (not sturdy enough). It is more lightweight than the Trailz but heavier than my other pushchair (Valco Snap 4 Sport).

It can go through grass or stones rather easily, but you will feel it. It is also because the wheels are solid, non-inflatable. Since it's my first one without the air wheels, I cannot really compare, but the wheels don't seem to pick up gravel in the foam. I can push it with one hand without any problem, but as my DD weights circa 16 kg, I do feel I have to push it. The front part of the chassis creaked from the beginning, but it was really cold outside, and I haven't gotten to lubricate the wheels. Overall, the chassis feels sturdy enough.

I only really mind the leg rest, which seems quite fragile. It could be less plastic-y to withstand when the child pushes into it or stands on it...

The shopping basket is super-large, with very nice accessibility. It is sturdy and high enough not to get scratched when getting up curbs 🙂The canopy holds in place, even though the joints are a bit stiff there. Sometimes, I need to pull on the left as well as the right side - otherwise, only one would move forward...

  • weight
  • beautiful, really BEAUTIFUL design
  • compactness
  • space for the child
  • canopy (carrycot as well as the seat unit)
  • maneuverability (you need to find the right height of the handlebar at first, but then it pushes very easily)
  • even though made out of foam, the wheels are quite high-quality
  • suspension could be better
  • wheels ok for the city, but not too much for any worse terrain
  • I feel like there's too much plastic (joints etc.)
  • pushing is better with the seat unit facing forward than backward

As an urban mom, I love this stroller. It is lightweight, maneuvers well (when you set the handlebar to a perfect-for-you position, otherwise it may seem harder at first), and it is spacious yet compact after folding. I would not get it for somebody who tackles bad terrain daily, but otherwise, it pushes well, and we had no problems even on more difficult roads. And I am thrilled about that awesome canopy!

Top for me are the basket, the hood, and the comfort for my baby. The reclined position is really flat, and the upright position is really upright! My son loves this, and I am happy that he's happy. Also, I have to say the pushchair looks great. I would make the wheels bigger, though. Also, I somehow expected the fabrics (and overall materials used) to be 'thicker' or so.

Your questions about the Stokke Beat

1)

Hi Eli,

I just purchased the Stokke Beat, and although I like everything about it, iIm having a hard time unfolding it. The frame is sometimes getting stuck, is it supposed to be that hard to unfold? do you think lubricating the joints would fix the problem or it could be a defect in the chassis?

Hi, Rina,

Well, I think you cannot go wrong with such an simple stroller maintenance activity as lubricating it. I mean, many prams and pushchairs, even the Cybex MIos 2 models, for example, are not lubricated enough right out of the box. So yeah, do try and oil the joints that get stuck (start gently) then fold and unfold the stroller at least 4-5 times.

It can also be the newness of the stroller where the joints are a bit harder and stiffer at the start. I would try for the next few days, after lubrication, to fold it regularly. If after those days (maximum a week) there are still problems, it will be an internal problem which I would take to the shop/the seller of the stroller, ideally showing him the problem live, but if this is impossible, sending him a video uploaded on YouTube as proof. It is always better to see the problem than just talk about it, and he might have a better answer or an update right from the manufacturer, Stokke.

.eli - 15 Sep 2021
2)

Hi Eli,

I was wondering... if the seat unit of a Stokke Trailz can be used for Stokke Beat. Can I use the carrycot and the seat unit from Trailz on the Beat and the other way around? Are they somehow compatible? It would be nice. :) Thanks.

Hello, Maki!

Well, I won't make you happy, but no, the Stokke Beat frame and the Stokke Trailz stroller parts are not interchangeable, not compatible. The attachment system is different. Also, as quite a lightweight stroller, the Beat would probably have problems with the more robust seat unit from the Trailz.

Also good to know is that the Trails and the Xplory line are not compatible, as there is a middle bar that is in the way.

.eli - 11 Sep 2021

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