The Graco Breaze Click Connect Stroller is known to be an easy one-hand fold “lightweight” umbrella stroller. It accepts all kinds of Graco Click Connect infant car seats except those TRUESHIELD side-impact protection infant car seats. This stroller can accommodate your kid for up until 50 lbs.
Let’s take a look at the features of this popular umbrella stroller and know why it’s highly-rated by users.
The Stroller Seat
Although the stroller frame is lightweight, you won’t be worried since it’s sturdy. The back of the seat is well-padded so that your child will be more comfortable and will get enough support. You don’t need to add pillows or blanket anymore.
This stroller is sturdy that you can even keep it and use again for your next baby!
Similar with some umbrella strollers, the Graco Breaze can be positioned whichever angle you’d like. The stroller seat can be reclined for up to a flat position making it easier for napping and diaper changing.
There is a one-hand lever for reclining the seat. You can adjust it to almost 180 degrees, making it a perfect position for your newborn baby.
The Restraint System
The Graco Breaze has an adjustable 5-point harness for complete security. It features a center-release buckle. This makes it difficult to unbuckle for a toddler, but easy for parents to access. It is padded for added protection and to prevent skin irritation.
Some of the parents are concerned about the buckles being too difficult to function. It took them a couple of minutes just to unbuckle their kids.
One-Hand Open/Fold Mechanism
The Graco Breaze is intentionally designed to fulfill what parents want — easy to fold.
This stroller is different from most umbrella strollers. Here, you don’t need to use your foot when folding. All you need to do is press the button found underneath the stroller handle, then slowly push the handle away from you to collapse it down.
You’ll get surprised how addictive it is to fold and unfold the Graco Breaze!
Parents have proven that the Graco Breaze stroller is easy to fold with only one hand. Of course, for us, especially mommies, we like strollers that are easy to fold and unfold conveniently. This is the one things that we’re looking for when choosing strollers, isn’t it? After a long day, you don’t want the stroller to stress you out anymore.
Some users have mentioned that they can even fold this stroller while carrying their child on the other hand.
Can It Stand Upright Alone When Folded?
Being so thin and light, the Graco Breaze cannot stand on its own when folded. You can place this stroller beside a wall, table, or chair to make it stand upright.
But one of my favorite add-ons in this stroller is that it has a carry handle which makes it easier to carry the stroller around.
The storage basket can accommodate your medium-sized diaper bag. The mesh sides allow the air to pass through to keep the basket dry and to help you find things easily. The problem here is that once the stroller seat is fully-reclined, it’s difficult to access the storage basket. The basket also seems useless when the stroller is used to accommodate an infant car seat.
The stroller has an ergonomically-positioned handle. They are padded with soft foam that feels good on your hands. Just make sure to keep it clean and dry.
It doesn’t have a parent try but it has a removable parent cup holder which is durable. You won’t be worried if your coffee cup might spill! Remove the cup holder when not in use, put it inside the storage basket, and use again when needed.
There’s no child’s tray attached. This is where Graco Breaze Stroller lacks at. No parent tray, no child’s tray. But it’s fine! Most umbrella strollers don’t have trays, right?
Foot Rest/Leg Rest
The leg rest can be adjusted higher or lower, depending on your child’s needs. If you have a younger kid, you can set it upright. If you have an older child, you can set it downright.
The footrest is located quite close to the stroller seat. This is an excellent feature for young kids. But for older ones, it might be a little uncomfortable to place their feet. This is the number one complaint of the Graco Breaze Stroller users!
What’s more amazing about the Breaze is its extra large canopy with UV 50 protection and a pop-out visor which provides complete protection. The canopy isn’t as big as with some full-sized strollers, but I believe that this canopy size is just right for umbrella strollers.
There is a large peek-a-boo window that’s made out of mesh to allow the air flow during the hot season. The closure doesn’t have a magnet or a Velcro so you can repeatedly check your kid inside the stroller without making any noise. This is actually a good one to let our children think that they have privacy, without actually having it. (LOL. Moms and dads are watching them through the window!)
Size and Weight
Dimensions When Opened:
Stroller Width: 20 inches
Stroller Height: 40 inches
Stroller Depth: 27.5 inches
Dimensions When Folded:
Folded Stroller Width: 11.5 inches
Folded Stroller Height: 16 inches
Folded Stroller Depth: 43 inches
Stroller Weight: 17.5 lbs
Although the weight of the Graco Breaze isn’t the lightest among all the umbrella strollers, it’s still about the average weight for an umbrella model that can accommodate an infant car seat.
It has two 6-inch single wheels in the front and two 7-inch double wheels in the back. You can lock and unlock the front wheels by just stepping on it. What’s more interesting here is that the front wheels automatically lock itself when folded. Say bye-bye to touching the dirty wheels!
The Graco Breaze stroller is designed for smooth and flat surfaces, but it can “sometimes” be used on rough terrains as long as you manage to check and clean the wheels to ensure that there’s no dirt or debris lurking around the tires. But don’t expect that this stroller can handle rough terrains that much.
Another feature that I love the most in Graco Breaze is that it features all-wheel suspension for a smooth ride across bumpy roads.
Rear Wheels: 7 inches
Front Wheels: 6 inches
The rear wheels of the Graco Breaze both have brakes which can be easily accessed with only a foot. That means, the two rear wheels can be locked at once by one lever. However, it’s not flipflop-friendly.
Check Out This Video to See Graco Breaze Stroller Features In Action
The Breaze stroller is a step up to the rest of its line up. With its features, it is posing to be a serious competition for other popular brands of strollers with a rather affordable price. It offers convenience for parents and comfort for children.
I believe that the Graco Breaze weighs 17.5 lbs to be able to handle the weight of the attached car seat. This stroller is relatively lightweight, not too heavy, but not super light either. If it’s much lighter, it will be difficult for the stroller to carry an infant car seat.
The Breaze is highly recommended by the users, particularly by first-time parents. It’s because you can find almost every feature you need here.
The one-hand fold is probably the best feature. Not only with the fold, but you can almost perform each function with one hand! It reclines almost completely flat, whereas other umbrella strollers do not. The cup holder and fairly-sized basket add a nice and handy touch.
Some say that the footrest is located too close to the seat making it an uncomfortable rest, especially for older toddlers. The backrest is also at a shorter height. The handlebars are of average height but might be low for taller parents.
Overall, the features are almost complete making it a good stroller for its price. Despite its 50-pound weight limit, its dimensions are more suited for babies and smaller children and not for toddlers. Other than that, it is a good stroller to take with you when you are on the go.
Watch this video to help you decide further.
Also, I highly suggest that you check out the feedbacks of other parents who got this to help you make up your mind.
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