When it comes to choosing a good travel system, you can’t go wrong with the Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System. It’s not perfect though and it definitely has its flaws.
Is it a smart choice then? Let’see.
The Keyfit 30 car seat is something that I highly recommend (you can check my review here) since it is one of the safest infant car seat and easiest to install.
In this review, we will be talking more about the Bravo stroller and how it is as a travel system.
The Stroller Frame Can Function As A Caddy
If you have read my review of the Chicco Keyfit Caddy Frame, it is simply an easy way to transport your Chicco infant car seat around without having to bear the growing weight of your child.
The infant car seat weighs around 10.1 pounds when empty. But if you add the weight of your growing child, it will not be easy to carry around.
Having the Chicco Bravo stroller would let you do a similar function as a Chicco Keyfit Caddy Stroller Frame. All you have to do is remove the toddler seat, attach the included car seat adapter and click in your Chicco Keyfit car seat. It will become a lightweight stroller frame such as the Keyfit caddy plus the added benefits of having a sturdier frame than the latter.
Once your child outgrows the infant car seat, just put the toddler seat back and you have a full-featured stroller to cater your toddler.
How’s The Stroller Seat?
The seat comes with a recline. However, it can only be either upright or reclined. There is no in-between option. You also cannot lay it completely flat.
That being said, you should never put an infant in the Bravo stroller that is not yet ready to sit up on his own.
A little baby who cannot yet support their neck must remain in the infant car seat before you can let them sit on this stroller.
How’s The Maneuverability?
The adjustable handle bar will let you choose from three different positions. A 6′ 3″ daddy will not have a problem stepping on the wheels or hunching his back because it can be high enough to be pushed by taller parents.
Take note that this is not a jogging stroller. It has big, plastic wheels and you cannot take it off-roads.
Additionally, the front wheels can rotate to 360 degrees for easier pushing as well as automatically swivel inward when you try to fold it so that it stands on its own when folded.
How’s The Canopy?
The stroller canopy provides a better coverage than most average strollers. If the infant seat is clicked into the stroller frame, you can make it a full coverage by letting the infant car seat canopy meet in the middle with the stroller canopy. It will even overlap.
How’s The Storage Areas And The Other Accessories?
The stroller comes with a huge storage basket under the seat. It is accessible from the front and rear side, but I would say it is easier to access your stuff from the rear especially if you are using it with your toddler.
Should you need immediate access to your essentials, you can put them in the parent tray which is also included. The parent tray has cup holders for your drinks as well as a deep container in the middle to have your phone placed in a standing position.
The only thing that is missing is the child’s tray. It would be a good addition as your toddler also needs immediate access to their drinks or toys which is usually what the child’s tray is designed for. However, it is sold separately.
Stroller Weight Capacity: Up to 50 pounds
Stroller Weight: 23 pounds
- Front: 7 inches
- Rear: 9 inches
Stroller Dimensions (Opened):
- Length: 35.5 inches
- Height: 21.75 inches
- Width: 43 inches
Stroller Dimensions (Folded):
- Length: 16 inches
- Height: 21.75 inches
- Width: 28 inches
As a travel system stroller, the Bravo stroller can be a one-stop solution for your needs. But it can be heavy to lift once you have folded it and need to put it in your car trunk. Also, its folded dimensions mean that you will need quite a space in your car trunk to accommodate it.
Some parents think that the stroller is way too heavy for everyday use and that they are better off with the Chicco Keyfit Caddy plus an umbrella stroller later on.
Well, that is also a smart move. If you have after-birth issues in your first few months (i.e. you have just had a C-Section and cannot yet lift heavy stuff), then the Chicco Keyfit Caddy is a lighter option that can help you transport your infant seat around.
Doing this would mean that you have to find an umbrella stroller or another toddler stroller later on that can give you a sturdy frame, a smooth ride, a good canopy coverage, a large basket plus the parent tray with cup holders. Something that is hard quite hard to find in an umbrella stroller.
I highly suggest that you check out the reviews of other parents who bought Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System. It would help you balance the pros and cons more.
What do you think?
Is Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System A Good Choice?
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Published on: January 17, 2017