The Stokke Xplory stroller is an award-winning, innovative, smart and trendy Norwegian luxury stroller that provides a complete transport solution for you and your baby.
It is easy to handle and maneuver and is the only stroller that you can elevate to bring your child closer to you.
On purchase, it comes with both a seat as well as a separate bassinet. This is one of the best high-end strollers available on the market.
Stokke Xplory V4 vs V5
If you are wondering which Stokke Stroller is better between the V5 and V4, the former would be better simply because it is an improvement of the V4, just as the V4 was an improvement of the Stokke Xplory V3.
NOTE: The Stokke Stroller Xplory V4 – Black has been discontinued by the manufacturer.
The Stokke Xplory V5 has a new look 360° swivel wheels and is lighter and stronger for effortless maneuverability, unlike the Stokke Xplory V4.
The new Stokke Xplory V5 stroller weighs in at about 28 pounds (12.7 kgs) and will adapt to your growing child’s ever-changing needs.
We will focus on the Stokke Xplory V5 in the review.
Stokke Xplory V5 Stroller Description
Stokke Xplory V5 Stroller will give your child a smooth ride even in the most unfriendly terrain.
It keeps to its motto of promoting interaction and eye contact with your baby as it is height adjustable.
Stokke believes so much in physical contact because it creates and strengthens emotional bond with your little one. Eye contact not only creates a feeling of safety but increases the connection between parent and child.
That is what makes the Stokke Xplory stroller exceptional and one of the best strollers to buy in 2018.
Stokke Xplory V5 Features
- Raises your baby higher to promote eye contact and connection
- Suitable for the newborn with optional Stokke Xplory Carry Cot
- Multiple forward facing stroller seat positions
- Suitable for toddlers up to 45 lbs. with the Stokke Stroller Seat
- Part of a travel system when combined with a car seat
In this Stokke Xplory V5 review, let’s explore some of the features of this beginning with the canopy.
Stokke Stroller Canopy
The canopy is larger than your average canopy.
It’s also made of a really nice material and it also has a separate window panel on the back that is adjustable and you can bring it up so you can see your child.
It also allows for a nice breeze to vent its way through.
The seat has a removable handlebar. It also has a five-point harness system, keeping your baby secure.
It is also adjustable and has rest, active and sleep positions.
The handlebar is also adjustable for height so for tall people it can be pulled all the way up and for shorter people, it can be pushed all the way down.
Stokke Stroller Footrest Complete Kit
Another thing that is adjustable about this stroller is the footrest. It can cuddle up and go down which is a unique feature for this stroller. It means that the stroller really does grow with your child.
The Back of the Stroller
On flipping it around to look at the back there are some nice features at the back, there is the basket. The basket is removable. It also has a zipper so you can zip it up with all your belongs in there.
Also on the back, you can lock the wheels so that they do not swivel. They can be locked into place from the back.
There are a couple more seating options available.
You can take the seat and adjust the height level. One nice advantage of this is if you ever have the stroller by your dinner table, you can bring it all the way up and it basically doubles as a high chair.
Also, the seat orientation is adjustable so you can flip the orientation.
Despite the good features of the Stokke V5 stroller, it has some drawbacks that are worth mentioning and how to compensate for them where possible.
When the seat is facing forward, you only have the choice of two seat modes unlike the three in the reverse orientation.
So when the baby is facing forward you only have rest and active mode. Sleep mode is not configurable. When the seat is facing forward you’ll never get a full recline.
This is not that much of a bad thing because it is not always ideal to encourage the baby to sleep facing forward.
Another negative is the basket itself. It’s not that big so that means if you have a separate diaper bag you probably have to end up taking those diapers out individually and putting it into this bag.
You can easily add on a stroller organizer that will immediately give you more carry space.
Another drawback is the way that it collapses down. The whole unit collapses down but it doesn’t really save you that much space when it does so. The way it collapses is there’s a trigger to use as well as a foot pedal at the bottom.
When collapsed it’s not really saving that much space. You can’t stand it up vertically. All you can really do is lay it down and still taking up the same amount of space just lying down.
Stokke Xplory V5 Video Demo
Watch the following video appreciate some of the features explained above.
Stokke Xplory Accessories
There is a range of accessories already included when you purchase the stroller.
- Stokke Xplory® Chassis
- Stroller Seat
- Stokke Stroller Canopy
- Stokke Stroller Visor for Canopy
- Stroller Seat Baby Pad
- Stokke Stroller Seat Handle
- Stokke Stroller Harness Protector
- Stokke Stroller Footrest Complete kit
- Stokke Xplory Shopping Bag
- Stokke Stroller Seat Rain Cover
- Stokke Stroller Seat Mosquito Net
- Stokke Stroller Accessory Bag
Stokke Xplory V5 Stroller has more accessories that you can purchase separately to enjoy the stroller even more. Below are just some of the accessories that be added to your Stokke collections.
Stokke Xplory V5 Carry Cot
The Stokke stroller can also be turned into a pram if you have a newborn by purchasing a bassinet.
The bassinet is purchased separately, not sold with the stroller and here is a quick look at its features.
- Includes shell and cot with textiles (lining, mattress, wind cover, and seat with textiles)
- Sturdy shell with cozy foam-lined interior cover keeps baby nestled in comfort.
- Air ventilated base means decreases risk of moisture at the bottom of Carry Cot
- Optional opening for ventilation through 30% of the hood keeps baby cool on warm days
- Removable visor offers extra protection from wind and light
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The V5 Xplory comes with the Stokke Xplory Mosquito Net to protect your little one from mosquitoes. The net will fit perfectly whether your child is in the seat or in the carry. It is handy to carry the net around with you because you never know when you are going to need it.
Here is a bit more about it. The Stokke Mosquito Net is included with your new purchase of the Stokke V5 Xplory. You can also buy it separately.
- Fits over any Xplory or Crusi stroller seat
- Protects baby from insects and pests
- Keeps child protected when walking outdoors
- Dimensions: 5in length x 4in width x 3in height
Stokke PramPack Stroller Transport Bag
The Stokke PramPack Stroller Transport Bag is a travel bag that fits almost any stroller. When traveling with your kids, the travel bag will keep the stroller safe. It is airline approved so there are no restrictions on using it.
Here is a quick look at the features.
- Patented construction and reinforced materials provide solid protection for your stroller
- Developed in close cooperation with airline baggage handlers, the Stokke PramPack is efficient to handle and less likely to experience damage to your stroller inside
- Fits almost any stroller. Can be used with 99% of all ordinary strollers and 30% of all twin strollers
- Intuitive and easy to use
- A rolled up Stokke PramPack is easy to store and lightweight to carry, making traveling with children easy
- Durable wheels turn the Stokke PramPack into a rolling bag
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Stokke is passionate about the emotional and physical connection you should have with your baby. The Stokke Parasol is another accessory you can use in your Stokke collection to ensure that connection.
With the Stokke Parasol, you can protect your child from the harmful rays of the sun.
If you are tired to extend your arm it has a moveable arm keeps baby protected at any angle. It can be attached directly on the carrycot as well as on the seat.
It has a Factor SPS 50+ protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays. If your child is old enough they can use it while walking alongside you.
Stokke Xplory Cup Holder
The stroller does not come with a cup holder but it can be purchased separately. The Stokke Stroller attachable cup holder is designed to easily attach to the Stokke strollers handle.
It is sturdy polyamide plastic holder and can hold up to 2.2 lbs. It should be used with cold drinks with lidded containers. This is more to do with the baby’s safety.
The cup holder is compatible with Stokke Xplory chassis with serial number 331324 and higher and with all Stokke Crusi, Trailz Scoot chassis.
An adaptor is needed for Stokke Xplory strollers from serial number 127390 to 331323. Here is a quick look at the features.
- Designed to fit with the Stokke Xplory stroller handle,
- Made of polyamide, a sturdy plastic quality,
- Hold drink container up to 2.2 pounds,
- Easy to attach to and remove from Stokke Xplory handle. Only to be used with cold drink with enclosed or lidded containers,
- For Stokke Xplory from serial number 127390 to 331323 an adaptor is necessary and can be purchased separately,
- Easily attaches directly to chassis handle
Stokke Xplory Sibling Board
Like the UPPAbaby 2017 VISTA Stroller, the Stokke Xplory V5 Stroller is meant to grow with your family. As your family grows the first child will still be in love with this luxury stroller.
So to keep them happy, you have the Stokke Xplory Sibling Board to keep your toddler happy.
Another luxury stroller that grows with your family is the Austlen Entourage 2017 Stroller though quite different in features.
The Stokke Xplory Sibling Board allows your toddler to ride right alongside his or her sibling.
The Xplory Rider or Stokke Xplory Sibling Board is designed for children approximately 2 years to 44 lbs and it is intended for use with only one child at a time.
It connects to the stroller and remains attached when the stroller is folded. Watch the video above to see how it works.
The Xplory Rider is easy to install and attach to the chassis using powerful magnets. The Rider or board can easily be folded and remains attached when you fold the Xplory. The Xplory Rider adds years to the Stokke Xplory stroller’s usability.
The Stokke Xplory Rider can be attached to all new Stokke Xplory chassis from serial number 113464 on. It is not compatible with the older models.