In accordance with the wishes of HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, who demonstrated for the whole world the proper way to push a Mutsy Urban Rider across the sands of Mallorca in sweater season [although if you think about it, it's still warmer than April in Oslo], Mutsy Week continues at Daddy Types.
Today, we look at the crowds eagerly awaiting the appearance of the newest member of the Mutsy family, the Mutsy Spider. as DT reader Ana pointed out in the comments, the Mutsy is an answer, it seems to the three-wheeled, stylish-looking, tiny-folding, but non-reclining and storage-poor Quinny Zapp.
According to Baby Style [the British one, that is], the Spider is "a revolution in design technology with all the benefits of a lightweight buggy," plus a reclining seat and an under-seat storage
space web [heh]. It supposedly folds down "into an incredibly compact unit," which makes it handy--a "must have," actually--"for travel abroad." [Is it just me, or does the phrase "must-have" raise the hackles on your skeptical consumerist neck, too?] It comes with a Maclaren Quest-looking canopy, but I like the stark detail that's visible in this image of the topless green model. [One the Zapp marketers did well was to emphasize its looks and size in images without the canopy. A big reason I don't have a Zapp today is because I didn't anticipate how the rig's bulk/presence would change with a canopy until I saw it in person. Although I guess feeling duped by marketing so much that I didn't buy the product probably shouldn't count as marketing success...]
With a hinted-at grey market price of $US499, the only real must-have is plenty of space on your Visa for what amounts to a second or third stroller.
Strollersandprams.com says the Spider is coming in "April 2006"! While Pramsonline says "April/May 2006." Since it's the end of April, and there's not a Spider to be preordered anywhere, all my only advice is to check for it after the sun dries up all the rain.