Note: I was invited as media to this event. However any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.
Backed by a lifetime guarantee, the single-seat, multi-functional Mockingbird stroller is priced at $350. Some features of the stroller:
- Canopy – Adjustable, weather-resistant canopy that allows for liquid to bead off so it won’t seep through or stain. The canopy also has a see-through peekaboo window, a zippered mesh section, and a full-coverage sunshade (attachable by magnets) to keep the seat area shaded and cool.
- Storage – Extra large basket under the seat with an inner pocket, detachable front cover, and additional hidden pocket behind the seat.
- Frame – One-hand fold, with or without seat attached (i.e., automatically locks and stands upright when folded). The advanced suspension system provides stability and smoother strolling, and the handlebars rotate to accommodate parents of different heights.
- Wheels – Guaranteed never to go flat, the foam wheels feature shock absorption, a swivel lock equipped for all terrains, and a simple one-step footbrake.
- Seat – A reversible seat to switch between forward-facing and parent-facing positions, a connected five-point harness to make getting the child in and out seamless, and durable nylon material for easy cleanup.
At first glance you can see that the Mockingbird stroller is stylish, with customizable color canopy and leatherette accents. The stroller also has a sturdy frame and balanced weight for it's size. First glace is impressive. But as a NYC parent, I needed to know that this stroller can both look good and hold up to usage.
So I spoke with Eric Osman, Mockingbird Founder and CEO to learn what makes this stroller a good fit for families.
“I was inspired to create Mockingbird when my sister was pregnant – I saw how parents are forced to choose between cheaper products that don’t suit their lifestyle, and confusingly expensive products that break the bank. With Mockingbird, we’re providing them (parents) with high quality products at prices that make more sense.” says Eric.
To design the company’s namesake stroller, Eric Osman worked closely with safety compliance experts to develop a testing program that exceeds government-regulated safety standards. This includes various tests that are not on the U.S. list of requirements such as the Curb Test, which simulates forcefully bumping the stroller against a curb 10,000 times.
Mockingbird’s products are both ASTM-certified and JPMA-certified, and have safety-focused features such as light-reflective lining.
Mockingbird also offers additional stroller accessories ranging in price from $10 to $100
Unlike traditional retailers, Mockingbird offers a 30-day at-home trial, encouraging families to use their products in real life and make sure they’re right for their lifestyle.
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