Valco Baby Ion
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Valco Baby Ion

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The Valco Baby Ion is a 3-wheel stroller with a high weight capacity. The Ion has a distinct round-shaped seat design as well as the shopping basket and the handle. This stroller is suitable from birth either with or without the newborn insert, which has to be purchased separately and added to the seat. The newborn insert resembles a half carrycot - it consists of a mattress with side-panels and a hood. Using the adapters, a car seat can be added to the Ion to create a travel system. The older versions are identified by the logo ‘Alu’ on the side of the chassis and the not adjustable leg rest. The adjustable leg rest feature was added later on, but it is not available for every country.

Find more (or less ;-)) about the Valco Baby Ion on the official Valco Baby site

Valco Baby Ion Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only), 2in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
8.6 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
104 cm x 54.5 cm x 77.5 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
75 cm x 54.5 cm x 45 cm
Chassis material
Aluminum
Country of origin
Australia
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
20 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-30 months
Reversible seat unit
No
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, 3 positions
Extendable leg rest
No
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
No
Footrest
Yes
Backrest height
47 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
32 x 20 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)
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
Yes
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
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
No
Bumper bar features a fabric (non-wipe-clean) cover
No
Bumper bar features an extra crotch strap
Yes

The Wheels

Number of wheels
3
Front wheel(s) type
EVA foam-coated wheels
Rear wheels type
Air-filled (inflatable) tires
Front wheels diameter
19 cm
Rear wheels diameter
24 cm
Swivel wheels
Yes
Lockable wheels
Yes
Removable wheels
Yes
All wheels are double wheels
No
Number of double wheels
1
All-terrain version of wheels available to purchase separately
No
Wheels equipped with mudguards
No,
Two-wheel mode
No

The Suspension

Suspension
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
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
Yes
Outward fold (the seat fabrics are on the outside after folding)
No

The Handlebar

Handle height adjustment
Pivoting
Handlebar material
Plastic
Handlebar height
76-104 cm
Reversible handlebar (handle can be flipped to the other side)
No
Safety wrist strap
Yes

The Basket

Shopping basket
Yes
Large shopping basket
Yes
Basket's weight capacity
3.5 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
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
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
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

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