The Evenflo Stroller Travel System (Vive Version) comes with the Evenflo Embrace LX Infant Car Seat and its compatible Vive travel system stroller.
The Embrace LX infant seat is “not bad” for the price point. But its inadequate canopy and lack of head protection will have you thinking if it’s good enough (More of the Evenflo Embrace LX Car Seat In My Review Here).
How about the Vive stroller? Is it good enough or is it time for an alternative?
How’s The Stroller’s Seat?
The seat comes with a five-point harness which is good because it is always safer than using a three-point harness system. It is nicely padded and wipeable.
The seat cannot recline flat, but you can set it in a comfortable recline for your little one to sleep.
Remember to keep on using the infant car seat as a place to sleep until your little one is old enough to support his neck. Only then can you let them sleep in the stroller.
It also comes in gender neutral colors as well as really cute prints.
How’s The Storage Areas?
The storage basket underneath the seat is huge. You don’t have to worry about not having a space for your diaper bag.
Additionally, you can add more stuff underneath like some grocery bags.
It also has two pockets for your additional storage needs.
This stroller comes with a parent tray with two deep cup holders and a deep space in between the cup holders to hold your phone or keys.
The child tray is also included. While it is usually a part of an upsell for some strollers, it is good that for the price point, they have included a child’s tray for your child’s drinks, snacks or little toys.
How’s The Canopy?
The stroller comes with a decent canopy coverage. It can be a full coverage when you click in your car seat and have the two canopies meet in the middle.
How’s The Opening And Folding?
To open it, look for the button on the handlebar. You have to push first before sliding it. It is relatively easy to open it and just needs a little practice. It is better to use both of your hands to get the job done easily.
It is notable that once folded, it has a slim and compact fold so it would not eat up a lot of space in your car trunk. It does stand on its own when folded, too. Something that parents who commute will appreciate.
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This stroller is pretty intuitive to assemble. All you have to do is to connect the wheels and the tray and you’re ready to go. It is pretty lightweight and will roll well as long as it is not off-roads.
As for the car seat that it comes with, getting a separate newborn insert will help and installing it using the car seat belt is your best bet for easier installation in the car.
My only worry is that since you cannot hear the car seat “click” on to the stroller, you have to make sure that it is indeed safely connected to the stroller.
If you ask me, I would say that if I don’t hear it click on the stroller, then I have to “feel” it snap and lock in place. Evenflo should improve this to give parents peace of mind.
Are There Any Alternatives To The Evenflo Stroller Travel System?
Nevertheless, The Evenflo Vive Stroller Travel System is a sturdy and budget-friendly travel system. And as a bonus, it is the “prettiest” of the three.
I highly suggest that you also check out the reviews of parents who bought The Evenflo Vive Travel System to help you make up your mind.
What Do You Think?
Is the Vive Travel System good enough? Or will you be considering the alternatives?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below!
Published on: January 19, 2017