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.
When you get this travel system, what you are getting is the Chicco Bravo stroller, Chicco Keyfit 30 infant seat and its base.
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.
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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.
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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
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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?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below!
Published on: January 17, 2017
Which do you prefer for 11-month old, the graco or the Chicco travel system?
You can actually customize your travel system. That means you are not stuck with the default combo (stroller + car seat) that the manufacturers are selling.
I am a fan of the Chicco Keyfit 30 car seat (My Review Here) and the Graco Modes Click Connect Stroller (My Review Here). For the car seat, I’d get the Chicco. For the stroller, I prefer the Modes.
But your question is the combo. Which travel system will I prefer for an 11-month old child?
Something to think about: do you really still need an infant car seat for your 11-month old child or you don’t mind using the convertible type which stays installed in the vehicle? Because it won’t be long and your child will surely outgrow an infant car seat. I can point you to good convertible car seats if that’s the case. As for the stroller, I am personally good with the Graco Modes Click Connect Stroller.
I hope this helps.
Thank you so much!!! Hey I never thought about that option. I was just buying a travel set. Which convertible seat do you recommend? Thank you again love your page!
There are quite a few good convertible car seats I’d usually recommend.
I’m leaning towards the All-In-One types which you can use until your child no longer needs to be in a car seat. There are five good All In One car seats in my opinion.
– Graco 4ever (My Review Here)
– Evenflo Symphony DLX/Elite (My Review Here)
– Safety 1st Go And Grow (My Review Here)
– Diono Radian RXT (My Review Here)
– Diono Radian R120 (My Review Here)
Which one of the five should you choose depends on the following:
– Space you need in the vehicle (the Diono Radian RXT and R120 are the most compact of the five)
– Most affordable (Safety 1st Go And Grow)
– Easiest to install (Evenflo Symphony DLX/Elite)
– Have you child seated rear-facing for as long as possible (Diono Radians)
– You have the option to convert to a backless booster mode (Graco 4ever)
I suggest you read the 5 individual reviews I have written. Once you have a pick or two, compare them by reading the comparison reviews I have provided at the bottom of each review. 🙂
I hope this helps.
Hello girls. My youngest son has this stroller.
I’d like to say that for parents, it’s very comfortable. It’s heavy, but it gives stability. I don’t think it’s comfortable for toddlers, though. My son is not old enough to talk. The fabric is a bit thick, and the seating area is not soft enough.
The three positions mentioned are ok if your child is old enough to reach the footrest. Otherwise, they will be hanging and is not comfortable to watch. My son puts his feet up on the front bar (comes with the stroller, it holds the infant seat in position) but still, a bit uncomfortable in my opinion.
I put two hooks on the side of the stroller to hold the diaper bag, lunch box, etc. and have an empty space in the basket underneath, which is big enough to go shopping without pushing the stroller and the cart.
I recently bought a liner to make it comfier and a neck pillow too.
Where I live (Australia), this type of strollers are very rare. I’ve seen only 3 or 4 besides mine. Therefore, some accessories are hard to find. Like the liner, it took me a few months to get one that adjusts correctly to the straps. And also the rain cover does not reach the footrest so that part gets wet when it rains.
The front wheels are good, BUT they don’t work well under pressure. Sometimes, when I’m walking on the sidewalk, and I go down to the street, pushing the stroller “down” causes the wheels to get stuck sideways.
My rating would be 6/10. If I knew all this, I would’ve had bought another stroller. But hey, I like the color (turquoise), and it looked a lot like the stroller my older son had, which was nice (a Graco one, don’t remember the model).
I hope my review can help other people.
Thanks a lot for your review. 🙂 It is very helpful!
This sounds like a great product! I can relate to how heavy it is to carry the baby car seat around when the baby is growing. I can really see the use of this, and I also think that it LOOKS great. I think that it’s not a problem if you use the car seat until the baby can sit by itself. Then you can have this stroller for a long time.
Every time I see a travel system, I notice always notice one thing – most of them advise waiting until the baby can sit by themselves or have a good control of their heads.
I think they manufacture travel system strollers in a way that it is really meant to be used for a car seat for the first few months before the stroller seat can actually be used.
I know I loved having the basket on my strollers and definitely missed it once we went to the umbrella strollers but the umbrella strollers are so much lighter once the kids get bigger. So you have to weigh what is most important to you as well as what fits best with your car size. Also, if you or your husband happen to be tall, the adjustable handle is great! Keep in mind that most umbrella strollers don’t have this so they are very uncomfortable for taller people to push them around.
Very true. You can seldom get the usual perks that you are enjoying with a full-featured stroller when you decide to transition your toddler to an umbrella stroller.
It really depends on your lifestyle. That is why parents usually have two strollers, and the second one is always an umbrella stroller.