2012 Skate System

Yes, it’s coming back! The Skate, the defining luxury stroller that has quickly become a style icon, is again part of our collection for 2012.

And this year, we’re kicking it up a notch with a new classic-meets-chic color offering—Denim. And it looks good. Really good.

Ever so stylish, the three-piece Skate System is the ultimate in luxury. It easily converts from an ultra-comfortable carriage to a reversible, fully functional stroller.

The bassinet can stand alone and features a three-position height adjustment, plus an adjustable backrest. Updated wheels with 12 ball bearings and suspensions allow for 360-degree agility and effortless pushing and maneuverability.

And, as if that’s not enough, consider this long list of thoughtful features that make the Skate System truly special:

  • Travel system compatible with included car seat adapters
  • Multi-position adjustable handlebar
  • Included foot muff, rain cover, removable basket/carry-all and adult cup holder
  • Removable front bar that can be swapped out for a snack tray (sold separately)
  • The available Skate Jumper Seat (sold separately), which turns the Skate into a head-turning double stroller for two

Stylish, luxurious and easy to maneuver and configure, the Skate System is perfect for any on-the-go lifestyle.

What do you think? Please share thoughts and questions. We’d love to hear from you!




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Here’s Looking at You

Considering one of our reversible strollers, like our Pliko Switch Compact, Uno, or Skate System? Here’s one more reason to. Research shows that these types of strollers, which allow you to position baby to face you, might actually be better for baby.

Researchers at the University of Dundee in Scotland studied the way that 2,700 families interact with their infants and toddlers when in strollers. They found that caregivers were more likely to speak to the child when he or she was riding in a rear-facing stroller, compared to a forward-facing stroller.

In a smaller controlled experiment, the researchers gave 20 mothers and infants ages 9 to 24 months a chance to use both types of strollers and recorded their conversations.

“Mothers talked to their children twice as much during the 15-minute [rear-facing] journey, and they also laughed more,” noted M. Suzanne Zeedyk, senior lecturer in developmental psychology. “The babies laughed more too.

“Of course, infants do not spend all their time in strollers. But anecdotal evidence suggests that babies can easily spend a couple of hours a day in them. And research tells us that children’s vocabulary development is governed almost entirely by the daily conversations parents have with them. When a stroller pusher can’t easily see the things that attract a baby’s attention, valuable opportunities for interaction can be missed.”

So what’s the takeaway? According to Zeedyk, parents needn’t feel worried, but instead curious.

“The core message of our findings is simple: Talk to your baby whenever you get the chance—and whichever direction your stroller faces.”

Peg Perego offers three reversible stroller options. Our Pliko Switch Compact has a reversible seat, our Uno has a reversible handlebar, and our Skate System has a modular seat that can be positioned forward- or rear-facing. Have questions? Let us know! Leave us a comment or send an email to onlineassociate@pegperego.com.

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New Videos: Modular Systems

They say less is more. Still, there are times, particularly when buying for baby, that more is more! That’s especially the case when it comes to Peg Perego’s amazing Modular Systems.

Our two systems—the Skate System and the Pliko Switch Compact Modular System—give you more by including everything you’ll need for baby in one single purchase.

Modular Systems are a great choice, especially if you are a new parent, or you just want everything new (and matching) for baby. Not only are Modular Systems complete, but ours also grow right along with your baby. Both the Skate and the Switch systems give you the versatility to transport baby in a bassinet, car seat, or stroller seat.

If you’re looking for style, you’ll want to consider our Skate System. Ever so fashionable, the luxurious three-piece system easily converts from an ultra-comfortable carriage to a reversible, fully functional stroller. And the wheels, which were designed with ball bearings and shock-absorbing springs, make it extremely smooth to push. When watching the video, be sure to notice:

  • The included Skate bassinet.
  • The reversible seat.
  • All of the available accessories, including the Jumper Seat, which quickly turns the Skate into a head-turning stroller for two.

We also invite you to consider making the switch to our Pliko Switch Compact Modular System. The centerpiece of this system is our beloved Pliko Switch Compact stroller. The all-inclusive system also comes with our award-winning Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 infant seat, our urban-chic Navetta XL bassinet and stand, and our Borsa diaper bag. When watching the video, be sure to notice:

Want to see more? Make sure you check out our very own Peg Perego USA YouTube Channel. There, you can watch videos of some of our most popular products. And be sure to let us know what you think by leaving us a comment. Questions are welcomed too!

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Stroller Options for Two

Have your stroller needs recently doubled? Did you know that Peg Perego has five (yes, five!) strollers that do double duty? Whether you’ve got twins, two young children, or siblings a few years apart in age, we’ve probably engineered a stroller solution for you and your family.

Our Duette SW is ideal for families with twins or two young children. The tandem-style double stroller has two individual seats that can face forward, backward, or each other. And the Duette SW will accept one—or two—Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 car seats.

Super lightweight and compact, the Aria Twin 60/40 side-by-side double stroller is perfect for families with a younger and an older child, especially since the slightly larger “60” seat can accommodate one Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 car seat. And you’ll love how the 60/40 seat design maneuvers through doorways, sales racks, and crowds.

If you’re expecting baby number two, or just thinking about having a second child, you may want to consider our Skate System. With it’s Jumper Seat accessory, you to turn our stylish three-piece stroller system into a head-turning double.

If your children are farther apart in age, and one is at that age where they’ve grown out of a traditional stroller but still might sometimes want an occasional ride, check out our rear footboard, which comes standard on two of our most popular strollers—the Pliko Switch Compact and the Pliko P3 Compact. It provides a safe (and big-kid approved “cool”) ride for a second passenger.

Want to check out some of these options in person? Visit one of our authorized retailers for great customer service and personal care. Find one near you by using our online Store Locator.

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The Peg Perego Accessory Collection

Accessories can make the outfit…or the stroller!

While we at Peg Perego pride ourselves on including all of the necessary accessories with each product, there are still a few little extras you can get to make your stroller your own

The Borsa Mamma diaper bag is the original Peg Perego accessory. The stylish bag, which comes in three luxurious “Prima Classe” fabrics—Paloma (cream), Cacao (brown), and Black—will keep you in fashion, and organized, while you’re on the go. The Borsa Mamma features:

  • A spacious main compartment with extra interior pockets.
  • A zippered outside pocket.
  • External side pockets and bottle compartment.
  • Hook attachments to hang from any Peg Perego stroller.
  • A versatile strap that can be used over the shoulder.
  • A coordinating changing pad.

It’s raining, it’s pouring, you want to keep baby snoring…Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered—literally! Our Rain Covers are the perfect solution to keep baby warm, dry and comfortable, in all kinds of inclement weather, even wind! All of our rain covers:

  • Attach quickly and easily right to the stroller.
  • Enclose the front and sides of the stroller completely.
  • Feature dual ventilation pockets.

Do you love our popular Skate System? There’s even more to love with all of the available Skate accessories! For the Skate, we offer the:

Got a growing family? Make the Skate grow with you by adding on the Skate Jumper Seat. The revolutionary seat, designed for children 6 months and up, quickly and easily converts your Skate system into a stroller for two.

But wait, there’s more! To see our complete accessory collection—which includes everything from mosquito nettings to travel bags, leg covers, and extra car seat bases—explore our Baby Accessories webpage or use our Where to Buy tool to find an authorized Peg Perego retailer near you.

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What to Buy: Pliko Switch Modular System vs. Skate System

With two great stroller systems to choose from, it can be difficult to know which one is perfect for your family.

First, there’s the all-inclusive Pliko Switch Modular System that comes with a Pliko Switch stroller, our award-winning Primo Viaggio infant seat and the urban-chic Navetta bassinet! It’s everything baby will need, bundled into one convenient system.

Then, there’s the sleek and stylish Skate System – a stroller system that boasts smooth and responsive steering and a design that’s sure to turn heads (additional items, such as the Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 may be purchased separately).

To help identify the differences between these two systems, we’ve put together this reference chart. Enjoy!

Pliko Switch Modular System Skate System
Comes with … Pliko Switch Compact stroller, Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 car seat and base, Navetta XL bassinet with cover, Bassinet Stand, Borsa Bag, Adult Cup Holder Skate System Chassis, Skate System Stroller Seat, Skate System Bassinet, Removable Shopping Basket, Leg Cover, Adult Cup Holder, Rain Shield, Car Seat Adapters
Description A reversible, removable stroller seat is paired with a compact stroller frame, a luxurious bassinet and a protective car seat to create a system that follows baby from the nursery to the car to the playground. This fashion-forward system makes a statement of style. A reversible, removable stroller seat and bassinet are paired with a super-sleek and maneuverable chassis for an unforgettably smooth ride.
Weight Stroller: 21.7 lbs.

Car Seat: 11 lbs.

Navetta Bassinet: 12 lbs.

Chassis: 21.1 lbs.

Stroller Seat: 8.6 lbs.

Bassinet: 8.8 lbs.

Dimensions Stroller: 33 1/2” x 22 1/4” x 38 1/2”

Car Seat: 25 3/4” x 17 1/4” x 25 3/4”

Bassinet: 26.4” x 18” x 34.2”

Chassis: 36 1/6” x 24” x 41”

Carriage mode: 33 1/6” x 24 1/3” x 45”

Stroller mode: 36 1/6” x 24” x 45 1/6”

Travel System Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 car seat attaches directly to the Switch Frame … no stroller seat needed! Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 car seat attaches to the Skate chassis thanks to the included car seat adapters.
Handle(s) Two height-adjustable handles with comfort-grips Foam-covered handlebar with 7-position adjustability
Recline A full recline that’s perfect for a newborn. Unique tilt-in-space recline makes it so that the entire stroller seat tilts back, keeping baby comfortable.
Seat Adjustability 2-position footrest, 4-position recline 3-position Tilt-in-Space recline, 3-position height adjustment
Fold A three-step fold that can be done with one hand, the Switch collapses compactly with the stroller seat rear- or forward-facing. Able to fold with the stroller seat attached, the Skate chassis folds down and the wheels can be removed for an even more compact fold.
Standalone Fold Yes No. But the folded stroller can be transported and wheeled like rolling luggage.
Wheels 6.5” double suspension wheels make this stroller great on walks, day trips and errands. Foam-filled rubber wheels ensure a smooth ride over grass, gravel, cobblestone and more!
Additional Accessories Stroller Travel Bag, Rain Shield, Mosquito Netting Bassinet Stand, Snack Tray, Universal Umbrella, Borsa Mamma, Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 car seat

Interested in the Pliko Switch Modular System? Go here to view the list of retailers who plan on keeping it in stock.

Or, if you’re interested in the Skate System, you can reference our Store Locator to find a retailer near you.

And as always, if you have any questions, feel free to leave me a comment!

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2011 Collection Release Dates


You asked for it! Here’s the latest news on when our 2011 products are expected to hit stores: (Please note that 2010 products are currently available in stores and online)


Product Colors Availability Date
Skate System Pois Black, Pois Grey, Geranium, Fantasy Nero March 2011
Skate System Java December 2010/January 2011
NEW! Pliko Switch Compact Modular System Java, Geranium, Pois Grey March/April 2011
Uno Pois Grey, Java December 2010/January 2011
Pliko Switch Compact Java, Myrto, Pois Grey, Pois Black, Geranium December 2010/January 2011
Pliko P3 Compact Fantasy Nero, Geranium,

Pois Black, Paloma, Cacao, Apricot, Iris, Myrto, Pois Grey, Java

December 2010/January 2011
NEW! Pliko Mini Fire, Neon, Aloe, Iron December 2010/January 2011
Si Java, Nero December 2010/January 2011
Si Myrto, Geranium May 2011
Vela Java, Geranium, Myrto, Iris, Apricot, Nero February 2011
Aria Twin 60-40 Geranium, Myrto, Java December 2010/January 2011

Read More »

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2011 Skate System

Our 2010 Skate System was a great hit! So for 2011, we aren’t going to be making any changes to the model. Instead, we’ll offer the same great product in a few new fabrics.

Skate System in Geranium:


Skate System in Fantasy Nero: Read More »

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Video Reviews! Skate System & Jumper Seat

Hollie Schultz of BabyGizmo.com just got done reviewing the 2010 Skate System and its Jumper Seat accessory!

The Skate System

Just to catch everyone up, the Skate System is our ultimate luxury stroller. It’s a three-piece unit that has carriage and stroller modes, plus a bassinet that may be used indoors. Some significant changes were made to the 2010 model, which is why this new review differs from the review Hollie did of the original Skate.

The Jumper Seat

The Jumper Seat is an accessory to the Skate System. Now available in-stores and online, the Jumper Seat transforms the Skate System into a stroller for two!

Please feel free to comment or email with any questions!

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2010 Product Reviews around the Web

More and more reviews on 2010 products are popping up on YouTube, blogs and review sites. Here’s some to note:

Kiersten’s review of the GT3 ForTwo – Kiersten has a steady archive of reviews for GrowingYourBaby.com, and her June 17 review is all about Peg Perego’s newest double stroller! Read the GT3 ForTwo review here.

Lisa’s review of the Skate System – Another GrowingYourBaby.com reviewer, Lisa also provides the site with celebrity family news. On May 18, she wrote up a wonderful review of the Skate System, complete with photos she took herself! Read the Skate System review here.

Strollerqueen’s review of the Vela – With a blog full of product reviews under her belt, Strollerqueen provided not only a review of the new Vela (complete with photos), but a comparison review of the Vela v. the Aria (its predecessor). Read the Vela review here Read the comparison here.

Mrs. Stratcatavarious’ review of the Uno – Video reviews can be hard to come by, but Mrs. Stratcatavarious’s look at the Uno is a great way to see the product before venturing out to a retailer. Watch the Uno review here.

Don’t forget! The information presented in any review may not be entirely accurate since it didn’t come directly from Peg Perego. To check on information or receive answers to any additional questions you may have, please feel free to contact me. I’m always here to help!

Also, if you have a review you’d like us to look at and possibly link to, let me know!

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