We’ve had our Graco Metrolite Stroller for over four years and I still love it. As my son is getting older, I’ve tried an umbrella-type stroller, but it felt too small and flimsy. I’ve also tried using a smaller stroller, but was very disappointed in the durability. We are frequent travelers and prefer to bring our Metrolite on every trip. I’m very particular on what I need in a stroller, as are most moms. My friend Kimberlee went through 7 strollers before finding her favorite. We have the Delancy print version, and it still looks great after 4 years of daily use.
Here are the features I love about traveling with this stroller:
-Lightweight and folds flat enough for the parking tram at Disney
-Stands on its own when folded (handy at airport gate check)
-Durable to withstand airport and rental car abuse
-Strong and large enough to act as our luggage carrier
-Padded seat is very comfortable, lays flat for naps
-Snack tray and cup holder for both child and driver
-VERY roomy underbasket; holds jackets, diaper bag, and shopping bags
-Window in shade cover to check on baby, large shade cover
-Sturdy rubber wheels give smoother ride than plastic
-Full travel system, no need for accessories = save money
-Large enough to row with child; it’s the only stroller we use form birth to 4 yrs old
-Adjustable handlebar for mom/dad driver
-Baby carrier is very cozy and easy to carry; extra carseat base available.
I highly recommend the Graco Metrolite Travel System. What’s your favorite stroller and why? How long (what age) did your child use a stroller?