4moms Origami – Stroller Review

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The 4moms Origami is seriously the most attractive stroller on the market, even dubbed the Ferrari of strollers. Everywhere we go, we get looks,  “oohs” and “aaahs” and questions about where to get it. I fell in love with it at first sight! I found that it was only sold online in Dubai, but for such a big purchase, I wanted to be able to roll the thing around and test it out a few times before buying it.  When we went back to visit family in LA last winter, I made sure to bring one of these babies back home.

Firstly, Khalifa sits so comfortably in it! That was the most important thing. He loves to stroll around in it. Also, I love pushing it! Its so light to push and easy to maneuver, I can easily push it around corners with one hand. It is quite heavy to lift into your trunk, but that weight has no effect on how easy it is to push.

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Now to the more interesting stuff– the features! The thing that catches the eyes of people are the lights. It lights up as you push it, and although this feature really has no use in malls and well- lit places(except to get attention), its very useful for nighttime walks and dark parking lots. Unfortunately, there is no button to turn off the light in case you want to.  Now, I don’t know if its just my piece, or if this happens to all of the 4moms Origamis, but the lights decide to turn off randomly, and I have no way of turning it back on unless I close and reopen the stroller.

As for that reopen button, thats probably the coolest feature. It helps it open and close by itself, which just a touch of a button. Luckily, it is child proof so your toddler can’t open and close it for fun. If only this stroller could load itself onto the car after it closes, because this thing is so heavy. When closed, it doesn’t take up too much space in the trunk( we have an Audi Q7 and a Mini Cooper and even the Mini can easily fit it)and you can easily put things on top of it.

So how do the lights and open/close power button work? There is a generator on the bottom of the stroller, which is supposed to generate power as you push, so in theory you shouldn’t ever have to use the wall charger that comes with it. But, again, I don’t know if its just my piece or if its all 4moms Origamis, but I find myself having to charge it every 2 weeks or so, and we walk quit often.

Now, you should know that this stroller is definitely a luxury city stroller. We never take it out when we are going on hardcore shopping trips to Dragon Mart or big Carrefour runs. It simply has NO storage space (except for a tiny pouch enough for a few diapers and toys). We also never take it with us when we travel abroad. For all of those trips, we use a much more shopping and storage friendly stroller by Graco.

The price, with accessories (phone charger and phone/card pouch) came out to about 900 USD. The stroller, however, is more expensive online in Dubai.

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