Tako Ballila
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Tako Ballila

DISCONTINUED in 2014

The Tako Ballila is a retro-type 2in1 stroller system featuring a rocking, X-shaped chassis with large, fixed, air-filled wheels. You can choose either 14’’, or smaller 12” wheels. The Balila is similar to the model Tako Acoustic and therefore often found as the Tako Ballila Acoustic. When it comes to the storage space, apart from the wire shopping basket, you can also use the small accessories bag which attachable to the chassis.

The carrycot, as well as the seat unit, are both equipped with a robust hood, extended by a sun visor. The mattress of the carrycot can be inclined. There is an extra belly safety strap for the child to prevent falling out of the carrycot. The reversible seat unit can be reclined flat and comes with a washable seat liner. Using adapters, you can add a car seat to the chassis. Apart from the essential accessories, the stroller comes with winter muffs too. The Balila was released in a linen edition (Balila Len), in an animal print edition (Balila Schenila) and also in a premium version fully covered in eco-leather.

Find more (or less ;-)) about the Tako Ballila on the official Tako site

Tako Ballila Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
16.5 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
130 cm x 56 cm x 105 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
89 cm x 56 cm x 38 cm frame only
Chassis material
Steel
Country of origin
Poland
Only available as a stroller system
Yes

The Seat unit

Maximum weight capacity - seat load
15 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-18 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, 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
Yes, 5 positions
Extendable leg rest
No
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
Yes
Footrest
Yes
Backrest height
43 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
30 x 26 cm
Total length of the seat unit
91 cm
A higher seat unit's position on the chassis
Yes
Height-adjustable seat
No
Seat unit's proper attachment indicator
No
2in1 convertible carrycot/seat unit (pramette travel system)
No
Fabrics removable for cleaning
No
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
No
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
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
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
Yes
Safety wrist strap
No

The Wheels

Number of wheels
4
Front wheel(s) type
Air-filled (inflatable) tires
Rear wheels type
Air-filled (inflatable) tires
Front wheels diameter
35.5-30.5 cm
Rear wheels diameter
35.5-30.5 cm
Swivel wheels
No
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
Rockers
Adjustable suspension softness
No
Rocking chassis
Yes

The Brake

Central brake system/type
Push down-lift up pedal brake
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
No
Stroller folds and/or unfolds by itself
No
Equipped with a carry strap/carry handle
No

The Handlebar

Handle height adjustment
Pivoting
Handlebar material
Leatherette (PU/eco-leather)
Handlebar height
80-110 cm
Reversible handlebar (handle can be flipped to the other side)
No

The Basket

Shopping basket
Yes
Large shopping basket
Yes
Basket's weight capacity
2 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
82 x 35 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)
No,
Carrycot positioned high on the frame
Yes

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
No
No pushchair mode/seat-unit configuration available
No
Rain cover included
Yes
Mosquito net included
Yes
Leg cover (apron) included with the seat unit
Yes
Seat liner/insert included
Yes
Changing bag included
Yes
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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Your questions about the Tako Ballila

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Labdien.Vai ir iespeja vel iegadaties TAKO Ballila ratus? (EN translation: Hello. Is it still possible to buy a TAKO Ballila stroller)?

Hi there, in multiple countries, you can still get the Tako Balillila stroller system/pram. I am not sure about Latvia, though - the price comparison there shows no result. I would suggest checking pre-owned strollers in personal ads.

.eli - 03 Jul 2020

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