(Closed) Let's talk Travel Systems!

posted 5 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Which of these travel systems do you like best...or none?
    Chicco Bravo Trio : (3 votes)
    33 %
    Baby Jogger Vue Lite : (3 votes)
    33 %
    Mamas and Papas Armadillo : (0 votes)
    None of these! I like __________ instead! (fill in the blank, please!) : (3 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 2
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    953 posts
    Busy bee

    I am not sure yet. 

    I’ll tell you right now I don’t want flimsy wheels. I want the bar the wheel attaches too and the wheels themselves to have substance and not be cheap. Do you get snow where you are? Those light weight basically umbrella strollers are Useless on anything other than a good side walk. 

    I’ve had cheap graco systems who’s wheels have fallen off and cheap umbrellas that I’ve ended up carrying with baby inside more than pushing. 

    I don’t like running strollers. One huge wheel in from and I also find they tip more.  Also systems where the car seat is too high.  

     

    Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I voted for the Bravo in your poll because it was one that I considered. The Keyfit is a top rated carseat, so you can’t go wrong there. I also like how you can use it as a car seat carrier without the seat – that’s what made me add it to my list. It also folds really easily – I tested it out. In the end, my husband thought it felt cheaper than the other options, so we didn’t go with it. (I didn’t necessarily agree with him, but I let him pick from my top 3 choices.)

    We ended up with the Britax B-Agile system because we got a great deal on a floor model. I’m not due until August, so I can’t give a complete opinion yet, but it’s another light weight option that gets consistently good reviews.

    My best advice is to go to the store and try out as many of your choices as possible. Of our local stores, we found Buy Buy Baby had the best selection and the most helpful staff. Our top pick from testing was the 4 wheeled City Mini. (I had narrowed my choices down to the City Mini, the B-Agile, and the Bravo.) But as I mentioned, we saw a B-Agile system for almost half off at Babies R Us and couldn’t resist.

    Post # 5
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    1534 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Have you looked at Britax B-Ready or B-Agile?  Or City Mini (either regular or GT)?  I have friends with all of those who like them a lot!

    Post # 6
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    3755 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I have a Chicco (Cortina) with KeyFit carrier which I got based on rave reviews and quite frankly, I’m disappointed. I find it hard to open and close, the handle feels cheap and doesn’t release the lock mechanism easily. The car seat only holds up to 22lbs, most other infant carriers hold at least 30-35 lbs I think, and my son is a big boy so I could use a seat that will last longer. The basket underneath is small and with the carrier set in the stroller, the seat is reclined back and makes putting things in the basket even more difficult when I really need the room for my huge diaper bag. I also find that the sun shade on the carrier is small, and the handle is too narrow and doesn’t easily fit over the sun shade so it makes it a pain to stabalize the carrier when putting baby in/taking him out. I didn’t know what to look for when testing them out at the store but now that I do, I’d go with something else. 

    Post # 7
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    356 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    We’re getting the Britax B-Agile. I read quite a few reviews and this one seemed to be one of the lightest travel systems and has the 1 hand fold. We tried it out in store and it moves quite nicely! It is priced at $499 though (includes stroller, car seat and adaptor). I can’t wait to test mine out!

    Post # 8
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    919 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    HeyJude72: Our experience was that Buy Buy baby carries more of the higher end items than Babies R Us, so it makes them seem more expensive. They don’t have as much selection in lower price points (not just strollers, but in general throughout the store). Their website is also not as good. But for hands-on trying things out, it was the best place.

    The reason we got our Britax system so cheap is that they recently redesigned their carseat, and we found the older model floor display on clearance. I will say that I’ve noticed the Britax items frequently can be found online on sale, but I wasn’t able to find a sale price on the KeyFit anywhere. The Bravo is too new for a sale yet.

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    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Out of all of those I would pick the Baby Jogger Vue, I tried it out and really liked it. I also think it’s the stroller you’ll get more use out of in the long run because it’s a lightweight umbrella stroller. I now have the Uppababy G-Luxe for my 14 month old and I absolutely love it.  I skipped the travel system and did the Graco Snugride infant seat and a Snap N Go.  I didn’t see the point in buying an expensive infant seat when a few months down the road (which happened to only be 3 or 4 months in because of my daughter’s size) I would have to buy a convertible seat, and that’s where I wanted to spend more money since she would use that seat much longer. The Snap N Go was awesome because it was so easy to put the carrier in and out and it folded easily and had a huge basket.  I also have a Baby Jogger City Micro which I love but my daughter hates, it doesn’t sit upright enough so she can’t see out. 

    Post # 12
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    2190 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    HeyJude72:  If you use the Britax B-agile with the Britax B-Safe carseat, there is no need for an adaptor. They have a “click and go” system so the carset clicks right in. 

    Post # 13
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    3295 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

    Can I hijack for a minute? I’d like one with the removeable carseat and big wheels, good for trails. Out in the country, so I wanna have good shocks and it’s gotta be built tough. Suggestions? This baby gear stuff is so overwhelming!

    Post # 14
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    2190 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    sherryberry:  For trails, I hear the BOB strollers are popular. They have good shocks.

    I went with the Baby Jogger City Select. It seems to be sturdy, has forever tires, modular seating options, and I wanted one that would grow with future children. 

    Post # 15
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    3295 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

    Thank you! I’ll check it out 🙂

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