I was starting to think that the WIP Metro was just another concept stroller that would never see a sales floor. But after four years in development, I just received word from the company’s PR department that the stroller will soon be available. It will feature a stunning retro design rendered in thoroughly modern materials.
If you saw a list of just the materials used you would assume that it was a racing bicycle or another piece of sporting equipment. The frame is made of lightweight ERGAL aluminum alloy tubing. While the components that compose the patented folding mechanism are made of IXEF fiberglass reinforced techno-polymer. And there are three magnesium alloy wheels with centralized brakes. I wasn’t joking when I said high-tech.
Even the fabrics have a techno edge. The breathable seats are coated with a Nanosphere finish that makes the seat water-repellent and super easy to clean. There is also an optional mattress liner made of memory foam with an antibacterial silver finish. And the best part about the fabrics is that they are OEKO-TEX Standard 100 clean certified. (The only other stroller that I have heard of that is OEKO-TEX certified is the Orbit.) So there are no worries about harmful materials coming into contact with your precious child.
- For children 6months-4years
- Folds to 78cm x 43cm x 20cm or 31in x 17in x 8in
- Weighs around 9kg or 20lbs
- Integrated folding sunshade
- 5 point safety harness
- Adjustable foot rest
- Optional accessories: Interchangeable seats, Anti-shock mattress liner, PVC-free rain hood, diaper bag, and a foot muff