Mamas And Papas Armadillo Flip XT Review


I needed a new stroller because I LITERALLY couldn’t figure out how to open up my old one without Bill’s help. I’m not kidding either. It was so HARD to unfold my other brand. I was unable to use it if my husband wasn’t around. Ask my mother! We were stranded one day while out shopping at the outlets. I had to RENT a stroller because between the two of us, we just didn’t have the strength to maneuver the clasp. And I go to the gym! Go figure!

When I saw the Mamas and Papas Armadillo Flip XT, I instantly fell in love. The FIRST thing I did was see how easy it was to fold and unfold the contraption. I can happily announce that the Armadillo Flip works FINE. You can handle it all with just one hand. THANK YOU!


Now, I’m someone who cares about both style AND function. The Mamas and Papas Armadillo Flip XT provides parents and care givers both. There are a variety of colors to choose from including Mulberry, Navy and Teal Tide. I love that these colors work with both genders – so you can continue to reuse the stroller for baby number two, three and beyond.

And check out that base! I love a good basket. I’m someone who is always on the go. Whether we are running errands or going for a walk – I need some place to store my bags and Caleb’s supplies. A large base is a necessity.


With three kids under my belt, I know that several features are KEY when it comes to strollers. One of which is a HUGE canopy top. The last thing you want is too much sunlight hitting your baby’s face when they are trying to nap. It also acts as an extra boundary between your child and strangers during the earlier months when you really don’t want people engaging with your little one. If the canopy top is down, then no one will get up close and personal to pinch a cheek or two.

It’s also nice that Mamas and Papas provided an over-size peekaboo window. I love looking in on my little man.

What other features can you expect with the Mamas and Papas Armadillo Flip XT?


  • Wriggle room – big seat designed to let them stretch.
  • Patented 2 way Easy-fold technology – folds and opens in seconds with one hand, whichever way the seat is facing so you never have to take the seat off to fold.
  • Chunky wheels with tread – for extra grip and comfort on the go.
  • Adjustable handle – telescopic design for optimum comfort.



I know this photo is a little blurry… but I couldn’t help it. That Caleb is a ham.

There’s a few more bullets that I need to point out about this great stroller. Right off the bat, I want you to know that you can start using this stroller on day ONE and it’s suitable to continue to use all the way up to age four. So, this is a purchase that will keep giving back for years to come!

Features & Benefits:

For Baby:

  • Perfect for posture – structured seat back that won’t sway, for extra support and comfort.
  • Reversible seat – switch them to face you or the world.
  • XXXL canopy – UPF 50+ fabric for ultimate protection in every kind of weather.
  • Cooling air vent – mesh design to keep things flowing when it’s hot.
  • Canopy lining – for extra protection from the elements.
  • Full recline – for long leisurely naps.
  • Adjustable leg rest – for extra comfort during sleeps.
  • Adjustable seat positions – reclines simply for every kind of activity.
  • Sun visor – for a little extra cover on sunny days.
  • 5 point safety harness – to keep them snug and safe.
  • Toy loop – to keep little ones entertained.


For Parent:

  • Super ultra-compact fold – to tuck away into the smallest spaces even with the seat on.
  • Travel system ready – bassinet and car seat compatible, to get you anywhere.
  • Footmuff-friendly fold – you don’t even need to take off the footmuff.
  • Comfy cushion – well-padded for extra comfort out and about.
  • Comfy cushion – well-padded for extra comfort out and about.
  • Metal footplate – for better grip and a bolder look.
  • Inward fold – to keep your fabric clean and dry.
  • Wheel lock – swivel wheels can be locked and released for better maneuverability.
  • Removable wheels – for squeezing into the tightest of spaces.
  • Easy rider – front and rear wheel suspension for a smooth and comfy ride.
  • Auto lock – chassis stays secure when folded.
  • Travel friendly – easy carry handle for when you have your arms full.
  • Peek-a-boo window – for quick check-ups through the canopy.
  • Flip flop friendly brake – for easy stop and go.
  • Tether strap – for extra control and reassurance.


So, if you are in the market for a new stroller – look no further! We’ve been using the Armadillo Flip XT for a few weeks now and have been so HAPPY. Caleb too!

*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

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  1. Alli Smith wrote:

    I remember having a big, chunky stroller that I couldn’t handle by myself. It was awful. I love the look of the Armadillo Flip and all the storage space. Looks sturdy, too.

    Posted 3.23.16
  2. Monica wrote:

    I remember that feeling of not being able to unfold (or fold!) my collection of strollers. So many family members are having babies and with everyone turning to me for advice..I’m so glad to share a detailed review with them! Love the cool gray color too – and I can’t believe how big that little guy is getting!

    Posted 3.23.16
  3. Heather wrote:

    I used to have a stroller like that, that was so hard to open. They are the worst. This one looks really nice!

    Posted 3.23.16
  4. This looks like a great stroller. As a mom with back troubles, I need something light weight. Mine was a bit heavy but can’t complain it was a sturdy stroller. I don’t use a stroller anymore. My baby is almost 5.

    Posted 3.23.16
  5. Eloise wrote:

    What a great stroller with so many functions… I wish it were around when my kids were younger!

    Posted 3.23.16

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