Thursday, 14. January 2010 10:00
Stroller Travel Systems – what our readers think
We recently asked our readers what Stroller Travel Systems they have purchased (recently and in the past), to rate their stroller travel systems and to give us their opinions on what are the pros and the cons of their baby stroller systems. Baby Trend, Chicco, Cosco, Eddie Bauer, Evenflo, Graco, McLaren, Orbit, Safety 1st, The First Years were some of the tested brands. While Graco seemed to be the most popular brand and stroller travel system overall, Chicco took first place this year with a nearly perfect score for its Coventry system. So here’s the top 10 list of stroller travel systems and find below why they were rated so well by parents.
Top 10 Stroller Travel Systems
1. CHICCO Cortina Travel System Keyfit 22 BEST OVERALL
3. EVENFLO Aura Select Travel System BEST FOR SMALL BUDGETS
4. Graco Quattro Tour Sport Travel System BEST SPORT STROLLER TRAVEL SYSTEM
Safety of the car seat and ease of use of both the car seat and the stroller travel system were essential for stroller travel systems to receive a good score.
Chicco Cortina Coventry Stroller Travel System – Simply the best
This year, the bestselling stroller travel system Chicco Cortina Travel System Keyfit 22 – Coventry was voted #1 by many happy parents. Parents said it, the Chicco Cortina Travel System Keyfit 22 – Coventry is the best combo car seat/stroller available on the market. First, the sturdiness and safety of the car seat were highly appreciated. Then, parents emphasized on how easy is it to collapse the stroller and to re-stand it, even for smaller women. Also, the stroller is easy to maneuver, even with one hand. Then, comes the plus : all the clothes are removable and can be washed, infant support items included, a positionable push arm bar for short or tall people and easy to put together. Some parents mentioned that they were first put off by the price at first but, in the end, they all agreed : Long story short- Pay the extra dollars, it’s a purchase you will not regret!
Graco Quattro – The “Cadillac” of the stroller travel systems
The Graco Quattro Tour Deluxe Travel System is another bestseller, and, in our opinion, just as great at the Coventry system from Chicco and comes at a similar price. Some parents even called it the “Cadillac” of the stroller systems… A appellation that says a lot! Again, the Graco Quattro Tour Deluxe System has a sturdy and safe car seat and the stroller is easy to use. The colors and the suede-like fabric seemed to be a winning point for many parents when they compared strollers of similar great quality. The Quattro also features a rotating canopy that allows parents to shield their baby from the sun coming from any angle. Moreover, a large basket for more storage space and a cup made mom and dad very happy. The Graco Quattro Tour Deluxe Travel System is a great car seat and stroller duo that both your and baby will adore.
Evenflo Aura Select – Great product at an affordable price
In third position, we find the Evenflo Aura Select Travel System, which was rated a good stroller system overall, and was a favorite of many parents with a smaller budget. The Evenflo Aura Select Stroller Travel System comes in three great colors and many parents simply fell in love with the cuteness of the product. Parents were pleased with the sturdiness of the car seat, but some mentioned they found the car seat bulky and difficult to fit in a small car. It is worth mentioning that Evenflo makes very affordable products. Some parents may not find them to be as soft as the more expensive products, but will do the job very well and will keep your baby safe!
The Safety 1st Acella Sport Stroller Travel System
needs an honorable mention as the favorite sport travel system. There are several great sport strollers, but few good sport stroller travel systems. These stroller travel systems have an overall great sport stroller and features an excellent and safe car seat. The stroller has a three-wheel set up (actually a four-wheel as it actually has a dual front wheel for more stability), making it easy to push and maneuver. The stroller is lightweight and easy to control, even on gravel.
For a wider variety of stroller travel systems, strollers and car seats, make sure to check our other products on Stroller Travel Systems.