The Mutsy 4Rider Light offers all of the amazing features of the 4Rider in a slightly lighter package, at just 19 pounds. Besides the weight the real difference is in the wheels- they are a durable, no-flat EVA foam instead of those lovely bouncy air-tires found on the 4Rider Single Spoke and Next models. Having tested the 4Rider Single Spoke with the Duo Seat attachment, I was already well acquainted with how amazing the 4Rider is and I was really interested in seeing how the Light compared. My biggest concern was whether or not the ride would be as smooth with the foam tires and I have to say I was not disappointed. The 4 Rider Light really is just a lighter version of this wonderful stroller.
The Mutsy 4Rider Light features include an adjustable handle, reversible, depth-adjustable seat, easy-touch rear brake, lockable front wheels, 4-position, full recline, a 3-position extendable leg rest, a removable bumper bar, easy fold, quick-release wheels and a nice large canopy with a big peekaboo window and large zippered storage pocket. The standard basket is very open, but a bit small. The optional Shopping Basket offers a really big basket that is designed to be easily removed and carried at the Market. When in use it does not cover the standard basket, so you can still use both spaces which is very nice. Other optional accessories include a diaper bag, footmuff, snack tray, rain cover, ride-on board for a 2nd rider, basket bag, parasol and the very lovely babysitter, which lets you turn your stroller seat into a baby chair.
Another great feature of the 4Rider frames is its easy customization (in addition to those wonderful options just mentioned above). It is really simple to swap out the seat for a bassinet, car seat adapter or for 2 other really amazing options- the Fun Seat and the Duoseat. The Fun Seat is just that a fun seat that lets your rider drive in a sports car like seat and offers a huge basket for bringing along all kids of fun for your destination. Because the 4Rider frame has nice sealed ball-bearing wheels, you can even take it to the beach. The Duoseat turns your single 4 Rider frame into a double stroller, and it is so amazing especially if you have two little ones (see it in use here with Sarah Jessica Parker and her twins). You can push 2 children while still really feeling like you’re pushing a single. I love it. The 4Rider Light is available in 9 colors and retails for $545.00.
As I mentioned I was in no way disappointed by the performance of the foam tires. I tested out the stroller over every bad bit of terrain I could find and it just sailed right on over, through or around anything I could come up with, even with a 40 pound rider on board. The stroller is so light and rolls so smoothly it truly feels like it pushes itself. You can easily steer with 1 finger if you need to. The adaptability of the seat is also really great. This is the same seat you’d have on the other 4Rider frames, so you loose nothing here. It’s easily adjusted for a baby or a preschooler and right back again. Suitable from newborn to 55 pounds this is a great long term use stroller that can take you right through from newborn to Kindergarten if you need to and with the Duoseat or ride-on board, can keep going once you have that second child. I tested it out with my 1 year old, 2 year old and 5 year old and all 3 were very comfortably accommodated in the seat and really enjoyed the ride. The adjustable seat depth and leg rest are very nice features that really add to the seat’s adaptability as is the reversibility of the seat, which is so easy to do.
Mutsy has long been a favorite of mine and so many parents throughout the world. Celebrity Mutsy parents include Laila Ali, Halle Berry, Jennifer Garner, Rachel Griffiths, Mariska Hargitay, Heidi Klum, Tobey Maguire, Tiffani Amber Thiessen, Naomi Watts and Rachel Weisz to name a few. I knew I was going to like this stroller, but I didn’t realize how much I would love it. The fact that it offers such an amazing ride, push and customizable set of features for under 20 pounds is more than impressive. If you want a more than full featured stroller that will last & last from the birth of your first baby and well beyond, the Musty 4 Rider Light is an amazing choice. Once you give it a try, you will know why Mutsy is so popular with so many parents. Please visit the Mutsy site for more information on this stroller and all of the other amazing Musty products. In addition to their well known strollers, Mutsy offers high chairs and booster seats too. Also visit Mutsy’s Facebook page to be kept up to date on all Mutsy news and special promotion offers.
weight: 19.0 lbs
weight without wheels: 12.8
unfolded frame: 29.2 x 24.8 x 44.9
folded frame: 39.4 x 24.8 x 13.4
folded frame without wheels: 39.4 x 20.5 x 9.5
*Mutsy provided a sample for review.
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