Peg Perego, an Italian company, designs a variety of gear for babies and toddlers including car seats, strollers, and ridable toys. Peg Perego has an extensive history of creating quality gear. The Perego family started the company in 1949, and they continue to play a role in current design and development.
The Peg Perego car seat sits snugly inside the Booklet stroller.
Ease of Attaching Car Seat
The Peg failed to impress for car seat attachment, which is a shame because it should work well with its native seat. The Booklet is only compatible with the Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 infant car seat. This car seat won an Editors' Choice award in our infant car seat review, but buying the Booklet will lock you into this seat even if you didn't plan to purchase it.
The metal car seat attachment loops on the seat fold down when not in use to help keep the seat of the Booklet more comfortable.
There is no adapter required to use a car seat with the Booklet as the connection points are already part of the frame. This combination has the advantages of not requiring an adapter, and it can make a quick transition from car seat to a toddler seat. You do not need to remove the seat or the canopy to attach the carrier, but they add weight.
The Infant car seat attaches to the Booklet in a similar fashion to how it attaches to the car seat base.
The Primo Viaggio 4-35 clicks on the stroller with side connections that take some practice to line up. We had to apply more pressure than we think should be necessary with a native seat, but once you get the sides lined up and push it into place, it is verysecure.
The booklet is fairly bulky when folded at 10,578 cubic inches
Weight and Folded Size
The Booklet weighs in at 20.1 lbs and is 10,580 cubic inches when folded. These measurements are better than average but not the best.
The wheels on the Booklet are made of plastic and are small compared to some of the competition.
The Booklet scored about average for maneuverability. The Peg is relatively easy to push and turn on hard surfaces, but not as good as some of the competition.
The front swivel wheels on the Booklet can be locked in place.
We were able to make it through the course with one hand, but it was hard to control on the carpet. This stroller is a rough ride, and its turns are wide despite a narrow width; the width makes moving through tight spaces doable, but it is a pain if the turns are tight. This product has a lot of frame flex which makes the job more challenging.
The wheels on this product are foam-filled plastic, and while they feel sturdy and are more substantial than competing plastic wheels, they are still plastic, and not as nice as rubber. The foam filling provides a little give and bounce and prevents plastic denting, but they can't compare to rubber tires. The Booklet only has rear shocks.
The Booklet handlebar rotates to adjust with two buttons on either side of the frame.
The handlebar is adjustable with one of the widest ranges. The handlebar is comfortable with a soft foam cover. The hard plastic bumps on the bar for self-standing will protect the foam from getting dirty or damaged, but they are annoying and rub on your thumbs while pushing. The pivot style also means taller parents will be standing closer to the stroller, which can result in kicking the back of the stroller.
The storage bin on the Booklet may not look too big, but we fit our extra large diaper bag inside. It does have an 11 pound maximum limit, which is about average for the group.
Ease of Use
The Peg has some nicer features than the competition and is comparatively easy to use.
Fold and Unfold
Folding is easy and only requires one hand and two steps. We like that it auto-locks, self-stands, and has a carry strap, but you need to bend over because the handle rests under the seat near the back. To unfold the Peg, you need two hands and two steps.
The Book has single action brakes that are easy to set and just as easy to release. It is a pedal brake that is sandal foot friendly and easy to access.
The storage bin has access from the sides and back, but with the seat fully reclined to accept the car seat, access will require a far reach and crouching. The basket is relatively large. We were able to stow our extra-large diaper bag easily inside. The bin has a maximum weight of 11 lbs, and the average newborn diaper bag might weigh more, so you won't be able to do much shopping.
The Booklet canopy works well with the car seat canopy to create a nice protective bubble for baby.
The Booklet has a small canopy, but it has ventilation and a medium-size vinyl peek-a-boo window. The canopy works with the car seat, which is the best thing about it given that many canopies require removal for car seat attachment.
The Booklet is one of the more difficult strollers to setup in our tests.
Ease of Setup
The Booklet requires 10:47 minutes to get ready for use. The documentation is average with illustrations that are not well detailed, which results in guessing. Several parts need attaching that could come pre-assembled, and one-piece has to be unattached, threaded through the basket and reattached.
The Booklet did not score as well as we thought it would for quality.
The Booklet isn't as nice as some of the competition and in our opinion, not as nice as the Peg infant car seat. The Booklet has a frame with a cluttered look and a lot of components and connections that could fail. The fabric on the seat and canopy are canvas while the basket has a slick feel. The bin also has mesh sides that didn't snag in our tests and feel like they may be more durable than some of the competition. The overall fit and finish aren't impressive, but we do like it more than the previous Book we reviewed.