User Rating: Very Good
Ease of Use:
Pros:easy to clean
great seat for larger newborns
parent cup holder and covered compartments
tray is not 100% removable
The Bottom Line: I would only recommend the seat portion of his combo, not the stroller. If you have a small trunk, it will not fit well if at all.
This was our second venture into a Graco travel system. The first time out, perfect. This time we were sorely disappointed.
Recommend this product?
We purchased this particular seat because at 30 weeks, our baby was estimated to be about 5.5-6 pounds. He arrived at 38 weeks at 9.5 pounds. This carrier, allowing infants to be up to 32 pounds and 32 inches was just what we needed. Something that would allow us to carry a heavier baby longer. Unfortunately for us, his height got the better of us and at 10 months, he's too tall for it.
The straps do not twist like other seats do. They are simple to adjust for the growing height of an inant and easily tightened for whatever clothes or jackets might be worn. I found the clip to be a bit stickier than our last Graco carrier, but that just became part of the usage.
The padding is easy to remove, wash and replace.
The stroller is a monstrosity. Not sure if this is so much bigger because of the added length for the larger carrier or if Graco just made it longer/thicker. I have a 2001 Saturn SL2 and cannot get this into my car easily. In fact, when trying to get it in, the back fabric snagged and has three small tears now. I gave up and got a Snap-n-Go for the duration of using the carrier. My husband has been using the Quattro in his Scion xB and even then, it doesn't fit as well as our old Graco.
I liked the bassinet idea with the fabric flap at the legs, but we found our little one liked to just put his feet up on the tray.
I hated that the tray is on a hinge. I prefer my trays to be removable.
Amount Paid (US$): 279
Age Range of Child: 0 to 12 Months