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Best Baby Strollers Travel System 2018
Surely, these travel system strollers are not for everyone as some of them carry a hefty price-tag.
With that said, one thing can be said for sure, these baby prams are good enough to make it to our list of the top best Baby Strollers Travel System 2018.
Baby Strollers Travel System Reviews
Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience Stroller
Received this stroller as a gift 3 months ago. I like it for the most part, it is a decent mid-price range umbrella stroller. I had wanted the uppababy gluxe after hearing moms rave about it. But the gluxe is stupid expensive, and this stroller I think is pretty good for a fraction of the cost.
-It is light enough for me to carry this and my 7 month old up to my 3rd floor apartment.
-It is easy enough to fold and open while holding my son (although this could use some improvement. For example, I have to have the stroller against a wall to be able to push down hard enough to open the stroller, and the lever to close is not the easiest to push down).
-I love that it reclines
-The canopy is a good size for an umbrella stroller.
-good storage space.
-I also like that the padding for the belt is attached, but would have liked the shoulder pads to not be as easy to remove. One of the shoulder pads must’ve fallen off while I was putting the stroller in my car, and now it’s missing.
-shoulder pad as mentioned above
-broken already? One of the front wheel plastic lock lever broke off. I’m not sure how as I’m not rough with it. Now one wheel is stuck in the lock position so it won’t maneuver as well on sidewalks.
-doesn’t stand when folded
Evenflo Vive Travel System with Embrace
I bought this travel system shortly after finding out I was pregnant. My daughter is 9 months old now, and I’d like to share some thoughts.
-Easy to put together initially
-cup holders for both baby and parents
-the handle can come forward and we attached toys to it to keep baby company in the car
-it is hard to control/steer. Pretty much if the surface you are pushing on isn’t completely smooth, it’s a pain to push around.
-the car seat doesn’t have much padding, so my baby hated being in it. We have recently gone to a convertible car seat (Graco 4ever), and she doesn’t mind being in the car seat.
-I found it slightly difficult to put up and take down. Clicking the car seat in sometimes took a few tries (which often woke the sleeping baby)
-the storage basket isn’t very large. I have a Petunia diaper bag and it fits but is super inconvenient to access/get in and out.
-The shades on the stroller and car seat are a bit wimpy in size and quality.
Safety 1st Smooth Ride Travel System with OnBoard 35 LT Infant Car Seat
After carefully reviewing different travel systems on Amazon, we decided on the Safety 1st travel system. We’ve had it for about a month and absolutely love it!! I feel very safe with my 5 week old in the car seat. I love the stroller as well! When we put the car seat in the stroller, it has a little window that we can see the baby in without opening it. Very easy to collapse and store. Very happy with this purchase!!
It’s cute and it functions great, but it’s not the Chicco or the Britax. I knew that going in (we had Britax with my older child but couldn’t see spending those big bucks for something to be used such a short time) and we do like it – it functions fine – just not quite as nice as the more expensive brands. You get what you pay for and we would buy it again – I am sure my child is safe.
Nice set. Like how the car seat fits well into the stroller. My only complaint is that the wheels on the stroller aren’t the studiest. They cause the stroller to bounce more then I feel it should if the ground isn’t perfectly smooth. However, this works out well being as my baby loves a bouncy ride and it helps put her to sleep.
Baby Trend EZ Ride 5 Travel System
This seat saved my daughter’s life. My wife, our 2-day old daughter (at the time) and I were involved in a car accident. My car received heavy rear end damage. I got by a motorcyclist and a very big truck. We were going about at speeds of 35 mph. The paramedics saw my daughter and told my wife and I that she was fine and there was no bruising and no irregular respiratory symptoms. The paramedics and firefighters even were at awe to see that the car seat had not received any damage. They gave us a “good job” thumbs up and told us everything will be fine (except my car).
So I trust this seat and product from this company. At first I bought this because it was a little more around my budget and the positive reviews from other buyers made it more trusting to buy, but now I’m here typing this telling you that this is a sturdy seat from my point of view. Totally up to you if you guys want to buy it, but it saved my daughter’s life.
Graco Fastaction Fold Jogger Click Connect Baby Travel System
I got this on black Friday for a great deal but would not have paid full price for it. The carseat is fine no complaints there and I like the metal spoked wheels because it makes it easier to fill them with air. The stroller is quite big, I’m very short 5ft give or take and I’m not sure how long I’ll be comfortable with such a tall stroller. I also feel like this is going to take up all the floor space in the back of my jeep compass and it doesn’t fold very slim so I’ll have to move it in and out of my jeep depending on when I need to do things like buy groceries, take dogs to the vet etc. I also dislike how shallow the foot area above the front wheel is, with my last jogging stroller i was able to use it until my daughter was nearly 6 and the deep foot area kept her feet off the front wheel, this one however is so shallow so if baby #2 grows at the same rate I’ll probably be replacing this stroller when he’s about 3.
Love how smooth a ride it is! Easy to fold and easy to assemble! The front wheel locking will take some learning to prevent and the stroller is very heavy but hey – time to work on my arms if I’m going to be carrying a baby everywhere all the time!
Made for tall people
Wheels come off easily
Front wheel locks
Phone securement not made for more recent phones
Britax 2017 B Agile & B Safe 35 Travel System
I went through several brands of strollers with my two sons; and I frequently use a BOB for running and our active lifestyle. I had a used 2015 b agile and the thing is a dream. Since the newer model the buckles are better and easier to latch and unlatch; and the bottom basket area appears to be waaaay bigger and easier to access.
Living in San Diego we hit the zoo about once a week. This baby allows for one handed steering while you wrangle your other children/wild animals. Also, push one button and then collapse this baby with one hand as well. I definitely find these features to be glorious when handling multiple kiddos on my own!
The car seat is super light and top safety rated as well, a win win. This seat actually also allows us to fit two forward facing toddler seats and this baby all in the backseat of our 4Runner, another win for this family.
Overall I would say this is the best stroller I have ever owned, and have also tested out the double version which is equally awesome. Would recommend to anyone and everyone willing to spend the little extra it costs to nab this beauty.
Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System
Car Seat Pros: Car seat is light and manageable, though it would still be a struggle for the average person to carry around the car seat plus baby for an extended length of time. Of course, this is no different than any other car seat. The car seat cover is plush and soft for baby. It has almost all of the features you’d want, like an adjustable/optional head cushion for extra head and neck support and easily adjustable straps that accommodate all sizes within the safety limits. For example, the bottom buckle and the chest shoulder straps can adjust to four different heights, and the leg straps adjust to two different lengths on the side and front, so baby can spend the maximum time rear facing. The car seat has a broad shade to protect baby’s face and eyes. The car seat snaps easily into the base and is removed just as easily with the simple grip of the back release handle.
Car Seat Cons: The car seat does not come with adjustable shoulder pads for the straps. However, the stroller straps DO have the padding. The straps directly against the shoulder or neck could cause irritation. I would recommend purchasing a set of strap pads before using with an infant. The base is light and plastic and isn’t quite as sturdy as I have seen in other brands, where the base is metal with a plastic coating.
Stroller Pros: The stroller can be assembled in a matter of minutes and offers a lot of convenient features for parent and baby. A cup holder for the parents snaps in easily, and baby has a cup holder in the removable tray that can be snapped in the front. The canopy is long and covers most of the stroller to protect baby from the elements. When the car seat is snapped in, the canopies on the stroller and car seat can merge together to provide full coverage over baby, if needed. There’s plenty of storage in the bottom part of the stroller. The car seat snaps in easily and is easy to remove. The wheels glide smoothly along most surfaces, but I would imagine that trying to push the stroller through grass or other rougher surfaces would not be as easy. Keep in mind, this is not a jogging stroller, and the wheels do not provide the same kind of all terrain capabilities that the larger three-wheel strollers offer. However, these strollers are not as bulky or heavy for every day use.
Stroller Cons: The is a very adequate stroller and there aren’t many negative features. However, I did find that it was slightly awkward to get the stroller to fully open and snap into place. The picture demonstrates one-handed use for FOLDING the stroller, but it will take two hands to unfold the stroller.
Overall, I would recommend this product for someone who needs a sturdy, versatile, and relatively light travel system for every day use.
Baby Jogger 2016 City Mini GT Single Stroller
I LOVE my baby jogger city mini gt. This stroller is the perfect combination of quality, ergonomics, and reasonably priced. My requirements for a stroller were that it be not too heavy, that it be able to go on trails, that I could use it durning newborn, infancy, and toddler years, and that it be under $300.
I have arthritis and a lifting restriction of 30lbs. I wanted a light yet sturdy stroller because we go to the dog park every day and live in the PNW and spend a lot of time outside in the rain/mud.
I love that this stroller is taller than the britax combo stroller. I have the infant car seat (I did the peg perego 4/35 and the car seat adapter) and I am 5′ 4″ and I don’t have to bend over to get the baby in and out of the infant seat or to do anything with him. I love the adjustable handle bar for the same reason.
We do most of our walking on sidewalks, paths, and gravel and so far the stroller has been good at shock absorbing. We had an accident that was entirely my fault, my dog was pulling me one way on the leash and I only had one hand on the stroller and I attempted to turn it. The stroller tipped to the side with baby in it. Thankfully he was buckled in nice and tight, the locking mechanism worked perfectly on the infant car seat and the baby didnt even wake up and was totally fine.
This stroller also works great for use for our inside errands, for example going to the doctor or the mall. It is thin enough to maneuver, turn, and I don’t feel like a giant a$$hole bringing it inside because I can generally stay out of people’s way.
Last thing is I love how it collapses. You literally just pull the handle in the seat and it breaks down and goes into the trunk.
The only con for me is it doesn’t come with a drink holder and I haven’t purchased one yet for it.
Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System
I am so glad my wife and I bought this travel system. We are first time parents and were overwhelmed with choosing between the numerous different car seats and strollers. We were about to buy a much more expensive travel system ($1500), when we came across the Chicco Bravo. It has just about every feature that the more expensive systems had and then some.
Set up of the system took no more than 20 minutes and was very easy to accomplish. Once set up, my wife and I started to play with it to see how easy it was to fold it up and then put it back together. IT COULDN’T POSSIBLY BE EASIER. With a single hand you can collapse the stroller and have it ready to stow away. Even better is the weight. We were in stores every weekend playing with different travel systems and none of them were as easy to manipulate or as light weight as the Chicco Bravo. The weight was a big concern for us and was the reason we held out on some of the higher end travel systems. With the Bravo, my wife and I can easily lift the stroller into the back of our truck or SUV with no problem.
The car seat base was also extremely easy to set up. I went out to my truck expecting it to be complex and time consuming, but it took me less than 5 minutes. The car seat easily secures into place and with the pull of a latch it easily comes out. Our little girl appears to be very comfortable in this seat and I feel at ease knowing she is secured in a high quality car seat.
The stroller rides are smooth and we have no complaints. There are numerous accessories with this travel system that make it even better, but since I know anyone reading this has probably read up on all the specifics, I won’t list them all here.
I highly recommend this travel system to other parents. My wife and I were prepared to spend a lot more money on one, but after spending hours in different baby stores, we felt this was without a doubt the best buy.
Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Travel System
So my son is now almost 6 Months as I’m writing this review. This stroller is really good for the price. I mean it gets the job done. It looks great and have gotten many compliments of the way it looks. BUT….knowing what I know now, I would’ve picked a different stroller or car seat. I’m a first time Mom so live and learn I guess. The following are things that I really don’t like about this travel system: 1) The car seat material is rough. You know that backpack/luggage material. My baby was born beginning of summer so his skin was really in contact with this rough material. I guess that’s what you get for buying online. You can’t feel things. 2) Car seat Lacks head support. It’s just this flimsy detachable piece with little foams on the side. 3) The stroller is heavy. I’m 5’5” , 120 lbs Mom, fairly fit and strong. But boy! This stroller is heavy to get in and out of the trunk. I dread running errands with this stroller that’s the easy way to put it. 4) This one is minor, but there’s a storage case in between the cup holders that’s supposed to be for the phone or whatever. It will not fit big phones like iPhone 6Plus and up. The cup holder is too small to hold a Gatorade bottle. It’s just a standard size for bottled water or Starbucks cups.
About Baby Strollers Travel System
Various methods of transporting children have been used in different cultures and times. These methods include baby carriages (prams in British English), infant car seats, portable bassinets (carrycots), strollers (pushchairs), slings, backpacks, baskets and bicycle carriers.
The large, heavy prams (short for perambulator), which had become popular during the Victorian era, were replaced by lighter designs during the latter half of the 1900s.
‘Strollers’ (North American English) or ‘push chairs/buggies’ (British English), are used for small children up to about three years old in a sitting position facing forward.
“Pushchair” was the popularly used term in the UK between its invention and the early 1980s, when a more compact design known as a “buggy” became the trend, popularised by the conveniently collapsible aluminium framed Maclaren buggy designed and patented by the British aeronautical designer Owen Maclaren in 1965. “Pushchair” is the usual term in the UK, but is becoming increasingly replaced by buggy; in American English, buggy is synonymous with baby carriage. Newer versions can be configured to carry a baby lying down like a low pram and then be reconfigured to carry the child in the forward-facing position.
A variety of twin pushchairs are manufactured, some designed for babies of a similar age (such as twins) and some for those with a small age gap. Triple pushchairs are a fairly recent addition, due to the number of multiple births being on the increase. Safety guidelines for standard pushchairs apply. Most triple buggies have a weight limit of 50 kg and recommended use for children up to the age of 4 years.
A travel system is typically a set consisting of a chassis with a detachable baby seat and/or carrycot. Thus a travel system can be switched between a pushchair and a pram. Another benefit of a travel system is that the detached chassis (generally an umbrella closing chassis) when folded will usually be smaller than other types, to transport it in a car trunk or boot. Also, the baby seat will snap into a base meant to stay in an automobile, becoming a car seat. This allows undisturbed movement of the baby into or out of a car and a reduced chance of waking a sleeping baby.
Another modern design showcases a stroller that includes the possibility for the lower body to be elongated, thereby transforming the stroller into a kick scooter. Steering occurs by leaning towards either side. Depending on the model, it can be equipped with a foot- and/or handbrake. Speeds up to 10 mph can be reached. The first stroller of this kind was the so-called “Roller Buggy”, developed by industrial designer Valentin Vodev in 2005. In 2012 the manufacturer Quinny became interested in the concept and teamed up with a Belgian studio to design another model.
The modern infant car seat is a relative latecomer. It is used to carry a child within a car. Such car seats are required by law in many countries to safely transport young children.