Omnio – The New Innovative Stroller | My Initial Thoughts
I kept my eyes open for the launch of the Omnio stroller for quite some time and now it’s finally available! I heard about it last year and saw images and videos online of this new amazing stroller and I couldn’t wait to see it in real life.
Fast forward and now we have our very own Omnio stroller and we love it! We’ve had it a few weeks now so in this post I’m going to quickly share my initial thoughts, then I’ll be back with a full review once we’ve explored it and used it more and in different circumstances.
The main thing that attracted me to the Omnio is that it’s so compact when folded up and that it folds up in a way that makes it easy to store around the house and in different parts of the car and it even means you can wear it on your back like a backpack. This is a unique feature that makes the Omnio really stand out from the pushchair crowd.
You can watch my unboxing video below:
The Omnio comes built so you don’t have to attach any wheels or other parts. The only thing you put on is the sunshade if you want to use it, which I did so I attached it. It just clicks in! The rest is all done for you so you just open the box, get your Omnio out and unfold it. Read the instructions first because if you don’t, you might not realise how the front wheels come out. Other than that, it’s so intuitive and everything just happens as you’d expect it to.
Once I knew how to get the front wheels to just swivel out (you have to get them out before clicking the frame into place), everything was so easy to figure out and I couldn’t wait to give it a go. Neither could my three-year-old! The pushchair is not even for her as she walks everywhere but she could easily use it if needed. The Omnio stroller is actually the only compact lightweight stroller that will comfortably carry a child of up to 22kg. My three-year-old only weighs 13kg so she can go in it for years to come!
As soon as we could, we headed out on our first Omnio adventure to a large park in Sheffield. The Omnio fitted so neatly into the boot of the car and was easy to adjust to our 11-month-old baby after our eldest had been the one to be strapped into the seat after unboxing it at home.
Straight away, I was so amazed at how smoothly the wheels run on any surface. The park we visited has lots of different paths and grounds and even though the wheels are smaller than what I would usually go for, the design is so clever that the wheels just glide over anything. Grass, wood chips, tarmac, stones… all good!
The Omni-wheels are quite special! The front wheels of this stroller are made of more wheels!
“Instead of a traditional tyre around the outer edge of the wheel, it has a series of curved rollers. This means the omni-wheel can rotate like a standard wheel and it can also roll sideways, on the roller in contact with the ground, without having to swivel and is well suited to handle multiple terrains. Omnio is the first stroller to market using omni-wheels to provide a superior steering experience compared to the castor wheels traditionally used on strollers.”
“The Omnio travels in a straight line beautifully and yet responds to a light touch for easy steering, even when pushing the Omnio Stroller one-handed. The wheels are manufactured in the highest quality polymers to ensure their strength, durability and performance. Our omni-wheels have undergone rigorous testing and on a variety of terrains and we are confident that they are going to revolutionise strollers and make Omnio the perfect travel companion, wherever you go.”
The Omnio stroller is so easy to steer thanks to these innovative wheels. I’m so impressed with them and so were many dads in the park. I’d not even seen how the wheels worked until my husband pointed it out and then I realised why it felt so smooth to push and then I noticed lots of dads with other types of pushchairs checking out the Omnio wheels and looking very impressed!
The wearability of the Omnio makes it very special too. I’ve only tried this feature at home so far but we’ve got some family adventures scheduled in soon that will give me more opportunities to try out all the cool features of this stroller.
I will be back with more details and a full review soon. In the meantime, you’ll be able to see photos from our Omnio adventures over on Twitter and Instagram.
I'm a mum in my early 30s with over 15 years of childcare experience working as a private nanny, babysitter and a few years as a nursery teacher. I am also an approved foster carer and now I've got my own family too! I love finding great products for babies, children and mums.