The thing about high-end strollers is this: sometimes it’s hard to imagine spending all that money when what you really want is a fancy vacation. Or an iPad. Or gorgeous new patio furniture. Not every family needs a break-the-bank stroller. Especially now that there’s a great new affordable option available–with undeniably good looks, to boot.

PEPP stroller by Nuna on Cool Mom Picks

The PEPP stroller from Nuna abides by simple Dutch design to create a less-is-more approach to stroller-ing. For starters, this stroller is a looker. Plain, bold colors (which can be enhanced with optional add-ons like seat liners and foot muffs) pair with black to create a sleek, stylish ride.

The PEPP is also practical, which we definitely appreciate. Priced at a fair $299, it covers all the bases: the ride is smooth, the seat reclines all the way to accommodate all passenger ages and sizes, the eco-friendly fabric is Oeko-Tex certified, and the brake is super easy to activate and release. The PEPP even folds-up nice and flat for easy storage and travel. Bam!

PEPP stroller by Nuna, folded, on Cool Mom Picks

I find the one-handed approach to unfolding and pushing is also a huge asset to mamas who–if their kids are anything like mine were–often have their hands full of wriggling baby when trying to do either of these things. (Yes, I’ve found myself one-hand-pushing an empty stroller many times while holding a howling baby who really should be riding in it. Just me?)

Minor cons: The storage basket looks roomy, but for some reason it’s not particularly accommodating for toting multiple large bags or purses. Some kind of giant carabiner clip would be a worthwhile add-on to increase storage. And speaking of add-ons, all accessories–which include rain cover, car seat adapter, foot muff and seat liner–have to be purchased separately, although that’s probably why the base price is so low.

If you’re a northerner, note that this stroller probably won’t be the easiest to push through the worst winter snowstorms, but if you’re looking for a well-rounded ride that will leave room in the baby budget for a few more items, the PEPP is the way to go.

Plus, when you’re going out for your 56th try-to-put-the-miraculously-untired-baby-to-sleep walk of the week, you’re probably going to need all the PEPP you can get. –Stephanie S.

Find the PEPP stroller and all kinds of lovely, eco-friendly Dutch designs for children at Nuna. Thanks to Nuna for providing us with a PEPP to review.

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