We love to travel a lot as a family and the one thing that I look for when it comes to packing essentials for the kids is an all round travel stroller. We’ve made the mistake of taking travel systems abroad before and although they’re comfortable when in use they’re such a pain when it comes to storage in a hotel room and having to open and close them when you’re getting on and off the train/minibus etc. They often have to be taken down into separate parts which always gave me anxiety incase some of the parts went missing and our Bubagoo donkey duo even got damaged during transit many moons ago so a stroller is definitely the way forward.

This Summer we tested out the Graco featherweight stroller – the lightest in the UK weighing only 3.6kg – that’s even lighter than my boys at birth! It’s seriously light, folds compactly with one hand and has a shoulder strap making it extremely convenient for travel. The stroller is suitable from birth with it’s lie flat option and caters for little ones up to 15kg which is approximately 3 years so even Jasper sat in it when he got tired around the pool! DSC00305

Pros

One side detachable swivel handlebar – so if bambino is sleeping you can transfer them to their cot with ease

One handed fold – perfect for folding whilst carrying your little one

Shoulder strap  – This would be fab for navigating the London underground as you could carry it up the stairs/ escalators!

Nice sized hood – to give your little one some shade in the heat

Cons

Although the basket is large enough for a changing bag, if you’re on holiday and have towels for everyone, inflatables and a swimming bag it may be a bit snug – but then it’s a lightweight compact fold stroller so having a huge basket would defeat the object.

Being so lightweight the wheels aren’t sturdy enough for rough terrain and things like getting up onto high pavements aren’t the easiest but being so lightweight it’s pretty easy to light with bambino inside!

We also found that even though the handlebar height was perfect for me, for some like Pete who is tall it could have done with having an extended option – however for the short distances here and there that he pushed it, it was never an issue!

 

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Overall we absolutely love the Graco Featherweight, we used it travelling long-haul to Turks and Caicos, short-haul to Majorca and mainland Spain and even did some train travel across the UK using it. I probably wouldn’t use it for long walks or whole days out where I need to carry lots of things but for school runs, quick trips to the shops and days where I just have one of the kiddies it is perfect!

The Featherweight retails for £149 and is available in Chilli Red (our one) and Black Grey.

 

What’s your go-to travel stroller or travel system? 

 

Thanks for reading,

Jess x

 

*This post is in collaboration with Graco, all opinions are my own