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A high-quality stroller is a must-have for every parent. Being able to quickly and easily take your little one out and about and into the world makes a huge difference in your everyday life — whether it’s running errands together, popping out for a quick coffee, or taking a long walk through the neighbourhood.
Because a good stroller is a big investment and something you’ll be using for years to come, it is important to find the right fit for you, your kiddo, and your lifestyle.
Based in Milan, Italy, Peg Perego is a premium brand for discerning parents. All of their products feature an eye for detail, finish, and style without sacrificing quality or construction.
In this article, we will introduce you to two of our favourite Peg Perego strollers: the Vivace and Veloce. We will outline their top features and identify the key differences worth exploring in these compact (and ultra-compact) reversible strollers.
Vivace vs. Veloce: By the Numbers
Size, weight, and foldability are important to think about when choosing a stroller. With the essential features and key differences between the Vivace and Volce in mind, let’s compare these strollers by the numbers:
- Suitable for: Newborn to 48.5 lbs.
Wheels Diameter: 7"
- Dimensions Unfolded: 20" W x 41.3" H x 36.2" D
- Dimensions Folded: 20" W x 8.66" H x 15.4" D
Stroller Weight: 20.72 lbs.
Suitable for: Newborn to 50 lbs.
Wheels Diameter: 7" - 10"
- Dimensions Unfolded: 20" W x 42" H x 38" D
- Dimensions Folded: 20" W x 31" H x 16.5" D
- Stroller Weight: 24 lbs.
Newborn and Travel System Ready:
Unlike many strollers seats that can’t be used until your baby is 6-months old, both the Vivace and Veloce strollers are approved for use straight from birth thanks to reclining seats that can be adjusted to a true lie-flat postion. This makes either stroller an ideal addition to your registry, as you can use them out of the gate. This multi-position reclining function is also useful for older children, helping them find the perfect position to nap on the go.
Both strollers can also be transformed into a travel system when paired with any of the Primo Viaggio 4-35 Infant Car Seats, these strollers can also be used with most Maxi-Cosi infant car seats with the proper adapters.
Both strollers have reversible seats with 5-point harnesses so baby can face you or out to the world. Compact, yet roomy, their design gives your little one a large, comfortable seat that is still easy to manoeuvre with just one hand — even in tight spaces. The seat also folds compactly, protecting the upholstery from scuffs, scrapes, dirt, and grime.
Both models also have all-weather boots to provide warmth and comfort to baby on chilly or windy days.
On both models you will find a UPF 50+ extensible hood to ensure your kiddo is comfy no matter the weather.
Where the Peg Perego Vivace and Veloce really shine is in the mechanics. Both strollers open and close with just one hand using the central control on the handle so that you never have to bend down. Both also feature stand-alone folds to save storage space.
The Vivace and Veloce feature eco-leather handlebars for a comfortable push and rear shock absorbers for a smooth ride.
Roomy storage baskets on the Vivace and Veloce have reinforced rigid elements bottoms allowing you to carry heavy loads with ease.
Room for One More:
Two children in tow? No worries! Peg Perego’s Ride with Me Board accessory allows a second child to catch a ride. You can even fold the strollers with the board attached!
Parents have the same five stylish colour options on each model, including the iconic, FIAT signed, collection made from special SEAQUAL®YARN fabric.
Now that we’ve covered the essential features of the Peg Perego strollers, let’s look at some of the key differences between the Vivace and Veloce.
The Vivace is perfect for a family that is always on the go. 3 lbs. lighter and more compact when folded (down to only 9” tall!) It easily pops into the trunk, and can be carried up the stairs with only one hand. Lightweight, maneuverable, and truly ultra-compact, this stroller is great for active parents in urban settings or those who travel frequently.
In comparison, the sturdier Veloce has larger rear wheels, making it easier to roll across uneven terrain. The Veloce also has adjustable front wheels (with locked or swivel options) for increased control over your strolling experience. On the Veloce you will also find an adjustable eco-leather handlebar that can be moved to multiple heights, providing a comfortable and easy push for every parent. Finally, the extra few pounds of max user weight means your stroller will continue to serve you for a little bit longer.
If you’re looking for a stroller that really makes a statement without sacrificing comfort or safety, then you can’t go wrong with a Peg Perego stroller. The Vivace and Veloce are both great choices, depending on your lifestyle and needs. The coolest part about these strollers is that once you pick your model, you get to choose from one of Peg Perego’s five premium fashions to best complement your style. Decked out with eco-leather handlebars and accents, these strollers are built to last while looking great!
Want to hear more about the Veloce? Check out this review for more info.