Chicco Bravo Travel System Review – Is It Worth Your Money?

Product: Chicco Bravo Travel System
Price: $379.99 (Retail)
Cheapest Place to Buy: $370 Amazon.com
My Rating: 6.5 out of 10

 

I purchased this travel system for my daughter. There are pros and cons. I don’t love it but I don’t hate it either, it gets the job done but I wish I would have saved my money a little more and gotten something a little better quality. But for the price it is to be expected. Maybe it will be right for you.

Features

This travel system comes with the Chicco Keyfit 30 infant seat for babies up to 30lbs and 30″ height or whichever comes first. The infant seat clicks into the empty frame of the stroller which is great for keeping the stroller lightweight (what I was looking for) or directly onto the stroller seat.

 

The stroller seat is easy to remove and put back on. Making it easy to switch from the empty frame to the stroller with seat in a breeze.

 

It has a one hand fold. The handle is hidden just under the seat where the child sits and is easily accessible and the stroller folds into a standing position.

 

The seat is multi position reclining so your child can lay all the way back, sit all the way up and everything in between

Pros

  • Easy to click the infant seat on and remove and place in the car on the base
  • Fairly light at 23lbs fully assembled
  • Infant seat is also light at 9lbs without the base
  • Easy to fold and unfold. Can do both with just one hand
  • Parent tray with 2 cup holders
  • Child tray with 2 cup holders
  • Large storage basket underneath
  • 3 position adjustable push handle
  • Large adjustable canopy
  • All wheel suspension and front swivel wheels

The reason I bought this stroller was it seemed to have some features of the more expensive strollers for cheaper. Another plus is that it came with 2 cup holders (it seemed other travel systems sell that separately), it has a huge storage basket. I can pack my diaper bag completely full and put it under there and still have room for other things.

 

The push handle is adjustable and it was fairly light for lifting in and out of the car. During my research I found some strollers weighing in at 70lbs! I don’t know how anyone is able to lift that. This stroller at just 23lbs seemed a little easier for me to lift and not have to rely on my husband to lift it out of the car for me. The adjustable canopy was another selling point for me. Fully extended the canopy covers so much of my daughter pretty much the only thing exposed to the sun is her legs.

Cons

  • Seems to be made cheap
  • Wheels turned rusty during winter use

There are way more pros than cons for me with this travel system but the biggest con to me is when you are steering the stroiler and go over rocks, bumps in the sidewalk it makes a sound that sounds like its cheap. I can’t really describe it better than that. Almost like it will fall apart (it doesn’t). A hollow kind of sound, like there is not much to it if you get what I mean.

 

The wheels did rust with use in the winter time in snow. This might be common in other strollers as well for all I know but its not a good look

A Good Travel System For The Price

I bought my travel system in the fall of 2016 on sale for about $600 (Canadian). It seems it has come down in price since then and for the price it is a good travel system. It definitely seats my daughter comfortably, is easy to use and lift.

 

Are you looking at more high end travel systems and wondering if this measures up? I say it does for the most part but you will definitely be able to tell that it is cheaper, not by looking at it but you will notice when you use it. Don’t have the money to buy that high end stroller? Give this one a shot, it has a lot of the same features for half the price.

Do I Recommend It?

I do recommend it but if I knew then what I know now I would have toned down my spending on other things (that I didn’t need. I have a post on that here) and bought the travel system I really wanted but I got to a point where I didn’t want to spend much money anymore.

 

This travel system is good, don’t get me wrong and I’ve seen people around my city with it (though I don’t know how happy they are with it) but they seem happy. If you are on a budget this travel system will have everything you are looking for. And if you are not on a budget but can’t bring yourself to spend $1100+ on a travel system this one will work out for you just fine.

 

Which travel system did you use and how did it work out for you? I would love to know in the comments below.

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