Appearance- The appearance of this stroller and seat is what appealed to me most, next to the safety. The brown and aqua fabric, with no cheesy print, made it unisex and versatile. I loved the look of the quilted material in the car seat and with the limited options I had in my area, this was the best option, but there are far better ones out there.
Recommend this product?
Price- This was a complete system for around $399.99, at the time of our registry. When we priced out a seat and stroller separately, we felt this was the best option, but we should have done some more research, because we could have spent a similar amount of money, and not bought the "system" - $400.00 is a pretty standard price for both stroller and seat, even when purchased separate.
Performance- There are two things to discuss here: The Safety seat and the Stroller. So I will discuss them below separately.
Seat- This system comes with an Onboard safety 35 seat. The side impact safety feature is what first attracted my husband and I to this seat, and the "breathable" soft material on the seat. It was quite snug in there with the extra body cloth and the extra headrest, but our son always seemed comfortable. The best part about this seat was the long use. Our son reached 30 inches right after his first birthday, and we used this seat until he reached the 30 inches, without issue. While it says that it can accomadate children up to 35 lb, that feature is most likely moot since your child will likely be too tall for the seat by that time. The seat itself was heavy and hard to carry once our son was past the 13 lb mark. Luckily, he was a little older by then, and was able to go into his stroller during regular outings.
Stroller- The four wheeled stroller's performance leaves a lot to be desired, to say the least. In the beginning, I felt it was too bulky, so in order to go out with our son, we used a snap and go stroller, where the seat snapped directly into a base stroller. Once he got older, I tried using this stroller, Only to find, it was not what we thought it was. The wheels are constantly stuck, even so much as a pebble on the ground will lock the wheels up. The fabric on the stroller is much cheaper and scratchy then the seat, and the tray is too far from even the highest incline for the seat, that my son cannot reach it. There is not a lot of space in between the seat and the basket, but it is deep, so that is a positive. The best part of this stroller is the parent friendly top tray. There are cup holders and a nice Velcro area where you can store a phone or wallet etc, when out. The canopy is also great because you can pull back almost half of it and reveal the mesh area where you can fully see your child.
General Thoughts: The Safety 1st Aerolite Sport Travel System has cheap material, in my opinion, but we bought it for the car seat more, as it has a great safety rating.
We stopped using the stroller, and instead, have used a snap and go and now bought a much more light weight stroller for him to sit in without the car seat- although it does have car seat attachments
Positives: Break down is easy and locks as well for easy transfer in and out of the vehicle.
5 Point Harness for smaller children
Recline goes far back so the child can lay down and sleep in the stroller
Parent tray is very user friendly. It has ample space for all your needs
Plastic wheels, not inflatable.
Negatives: Bulky stroller and car seat
Non adjustable height on the stroller or bar
not enough incline to even reach the tray
stopped using after 2 months
Overall, user friendly, but I wouldn't recommend - even my husband who is over 5'8 and about 170 is overwhelmed with the bulkiness of this seat and carrying him requires all your strength!
Stroller- Birth- 50 lb
Carseat- Birth – 35lb or 30 inches.
Quickclick car seat attachment
Harness is fit for preemies
17% more leg room compared to other car seats
Amount Paid (US$): 400.00