Best 3-wheel stroller travel system?

posted 6 months ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I was going to say the City Mini with the Chicco Keyfit 30 is a very popular choice!  I would have got the City Mini if I hadn’t got the Bravo travel system for super cheap at toys are us closing. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I loooove my City Mini with the Peg Perego seat! It’s the same adapter as the Chico Key fit. It collapses so nicely! I always, always say this. The car seat is the most important thing. The Chico Key Fit ranks super high on the latest crash test safety ratings. I would put safety ratings above price any day. I’m due in 5 or so weeks, but this is sitting in my dining room waiting. 

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper

milkandcookies :  I have the chicco viaro which is a 3 wheel but they’re plastic. I will say that the 3-wheel definitely does maneuver better so if you can find one with better tires for your gravel road you’ll be golden! Think about what you’ll want to use it for too. My friend only got this massive off-roading style stroller and it’s ridiculous to take shopping and I don’t think she ended up using it very much. We don’t use a stroller very much at all and when we do it’s on paved sidewalks for the most part which is why we went with what we went with. The chicco seat is awesome though! 

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

milkandcookies :  I don’t really like it for use with the infant carrier.  It needs to have the tray, (which i i guess it’s nice to have a tray for toddlers too), but it sticks out like a sore thumb and takes up so much space.  So when I do use it as a stroller, I will definitely not be using the tray.  I have a nissan altima and it practically takes up the whole trunk. 

eta (oops, i realized youre askking about 3 wheel, the bravo is a 4 wheel…)

Post # 7
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Busy bee

City Mini GT all the way! That and the Peg Perego car seat and you have a great, lightweight, easy to use set up. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee

Have you looked at mountain buggy and phil&teds. Most of their strollers have a super compact fold, the ability for your baby to lie flat (it’s not recommended leaving your baby in their car seat for long walks), narrow widths and all terrain tires. We have the phil&teds smart for shopping and around town and although it’s 4-wheels, it glides over everything. We use a Thule chariot (it has adjustable suspension) for light hikes, biking and jogging. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

We have a fancy travel system stroller (uppababy), but very rarely use it. I really only break it out when we are walking around our neighborhood or a park. For everyday use, I much prefer our cheap, lightweight, collapsible umbrella stroller. I keep it in my trunk and break it out when needed. When my son was an infant, I still preferred the snap and go stroller over my fancy uppababy. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Bob revolution flex jogger hands down- absolutely incredible stroller.  Best suspension system around- so if you are walking on gravel or a bump on the road the stroller absorbs most of the shock and keeps the baby more still and happier (probably better for their spine).  It is an expensive stroller- but you can often find great deals on good condition used strollers.  I’d look at their newer model the “Rambler” too.  I’ve heard great things about it and it is a bit cheaper and lighter.    

For quick errands in and out of the car I prefer my Graco aire4- pretty light, but way easier to push and more stable than an umbrella stroller- and fastest/super light fold!  I think if you have a wide variety of purposes you will be way happier with 2 strollers that are each GREAT at one thing than one that is just pretty good at everything.    

Also… we loved the Graco Snugride 35- definitely has longer use than most infant carriers, and is lighter than most (and infant carriers are heavy and awkward to carry so a bit lighter makes it WAY easier).  Definitely go to somewhere like a buy buy baby to try everything out as everyone has a much different opinion depending on lifestyle (and then you can shop around for best price)

Post # 12
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Wannabee

Babylist has a good list, no pun intended, that you should check out but personally I feel like you cant go wrong with the Bugaboo

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