Car Seat Stroller


Top-Best-Baby-Strollers-with-Car-Seats

KOKOPAX TOP PICK
We have spent hours talking to parents, read hundreds of reviews, and pushed baby strollers for miles over tough terrain. It was fun. We can now say that the best stroller with a car seat is the Eddie Bauer TriTrek Travel System. The innovative features of this travel system mean that it is a joy to use, whether you are walking around or taking your little one on a road trip. It represents the best value stroller with car seat on the market today.

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Kokopax Top Pick: Eddie Bauer TriTrek Travel System

Kokopax Top Pick: Eddie Bauer TriTrek Travel System

Simply the best travel system available at the moment. Both parts of this system are a joy to use, and there is no ...

User Rating: 2.95 (2 votes)
2 Evenflo Vive Travel System

Evenflo Vive Travel System

This is a great travel system, but perhaps lacks some of the advanced features of it competitors. That said, the car ...

User Rating: 3.45 (1 votes)
3 Graco LiteRider Click Connect Travel System

Graco LiteRider Click Connect Travel System

The focus with this travel system is on portability, and Graco have achieved an extremely lightweight combination of ...

User Rating: 2.8 (1 votes)
4 Baby Trend Expedition Jogger

Baby Trend Expedition Jogger

This is a solid travel system, that performed very well in all our tests. The parents we spoke to praised the wheels ...

User Rating: 3.75 (1 votes)

What is a Stroller with Car Seat?

Moving your child around can be a complicated business. Loading them into the car, taking them out again, and then strapping them into a stroller even for a short walk around town, can mean that even the simplest journey becomes a real hassle.

Recently, many companies have tried to simplify the process by producing travel systems. This innovative idea pairs a car seat with a stroller, and makes sure that the two are compatible.

Typically, the car seat portion of the system can be easily removed from your car, and then will attach to the stroller. There are many systems used to connect the two together, but if you buy an integrated system, like those we are reviewing today, you can be sure that they will fit together!

The advantages of having a system like this are obvious. If your little one always falls asleep on car journeys, you definitely do not want to wake them up when you reach your destination, and want to strap them into a stroller. With these systems, it is possible to move seamlessly from the car to the stroller without waking them!

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How we revise

We review by listening to real parents. Nothing can beat their real-life experience of using these products, and when asked they are more than happy to divulge all the features and failings of their purchases!

For this review, we collected and read hundreds of product reviews, and talked to the parents who had written them. Sometimes, what a company sells as a feature can in reality become a major annoyance, something which new parents have enough of. And they tell us about these annoyances, at length.

And so all the reviews below, though written by us, are based on real experiences. For more stroller reviews – check out our best baby stroller reviews

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Our Reviews

Different parents look for different things in a stroller and car seat combination. The features that are correct for you will depend on your lifestyle – do you push a stroller around a lot, or are you the kind of parent who drives almost everywhere?

With the most modern travel systems, you do not have to compromise on either the car seat or the stroller. In the travel systems we review below, both the car seat and stroller would easily stand on their own.

In addition to these basic considerations, each travel system comes with its own features, some of which are useful, and some less so. So without further ado, here are our favorites!


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Kokopax Top Pick: Eddie Bauer TriTrek Travel System

Eddie Bauer TriTrek Travel System ReviewSimply the best travel system available at the moment. Both parts of this system are a joy to use, and there is no compromise between a great car seat and a great stroller!

Every part of the design of this system seems to have been carefully worked out, so that everything fits together extremely well. The major advantage of systems like this – that they do not require you to purchase a separate car seat and stroller – is really evident here.

The car seat itself is extremely well made, and would be a great standalone car seat on its own. It provides a snug, comfortable place for your little one to sleep peacefully on those long car rides, and also contains advanced safety features which offer great peace of mind.

The stroller is sturdy and provides a smooth ride, so even when the car seat is attached your child will really enjoy being pushed around!

Eddie Bauer TriTrek Travel System

Simply the best travel system available at the moment. Both parts of this system are a joy to use, and there is no compromise between a great car seat and a great stroller!

In addition, the stroller offers a load of unique features:

PROS:
  • First and foremost, the stroller feels extremely solid and robust. The importance of this cannot be overstated – not only does having a strong and stable stroller mean that your child will feel safe inside, but it also offers great peace of mind for new parents, who can sometimes be wary of taking their new child out into the world!
  • The connection between the car seat and stroller is extremely easy to use. With just a single click, the car seat is held securely in place on the stroller. The advantage of this is obvious – if your child is asleep after a long car ride, you really do not want to wake them up when strapping them into the stroller for a little walk. With this travel system, you don’t have to!
  • The three-wheeled design of the stroller is great. The front wheel can be locked, which is perfect for those active parents who want to jog with their child! When not locked, the front wheel provides excellent maneuverability, meaning that this stroller can go into even the tightest spaces!
  • The folding design is easy to use, and means that the stroller quickly packs down into a small package for easy storage.
  • The system is also really adaptable – it features an infinite recline feature, which means that you can really easily find the position that both you and your child find comfortable.

CONS:
  • Very few. This is a great all-round travel system that makes no compromise between a great car seat and and a great stroller. If you are looking for a system that fits seamlessly together, then this is the one to go for!


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Baby Trend Expedition Jogger

Baby Trend Expedition Jogger ReviewThis is a solid travel system, that performed very well in all our tests.

The parents we spoke to praised the wheels on the stroller. They are large and sturdy, which means that the stroller can be used in even the roughest terrain. This is perfect for active parents, who want to drive out to the countryside and then take their little one on a hike up the local mountain!

The padding on this system is also extremely good. It provides a comfortable environment for your child, ensuring that they will fall asleep instantly, even when you are pushing them over cobbled streets!

Baby Trend Expedition Jogger

The padding on this system is also extremely good. It provides a comfortable environment for your child, ensuring that they will fall asleep instantly, even when you are pushing them over cobbled streets!

In addition, this stroller comes with many great features:

PROS:
  • The five-point safety harness used on this stroller was praised by the parents we spoke to. It makes your child feel safe and secure, and also provides great peace of mind for you as a parent.
  • The car seat would rank as a great standalone item. It comes packed with the latest safety features, including side impact protection, so you can rest assured that even if the worst happens your kid will be safe.
  • The connection between the stroller and the car seat is great. With just a few clicks, one fits easily to the other, meaning a minimum of disruption and hassle for both you and your child!
  • The system is also very adaptable. The stroller, in particular, has a huge range of options in terms of positioning your child, meaning that you can ind the position they are most comfortable in quickly and easily, and ensuring that they are always comfortable!

CONS:
  • Very few. Some parents found that the car seat on this system was a little heavier than the others we tested, but this is a small price to pay for all that added protection!


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Graco LiteRider Click Connect Travel System

Graco LiteRider Click Connect Travel System ReviewThe focus with this travel system is on portability, and Graco have achieved an extremely lightweight combination of stroller and car seat which still – somehow – manage to be rugged and robust.

This is the lightest system that we reviewed, and the advantages of this endeared it to many parents. With modern travel systems which include plenty of extra safety features, sometimes both the stroller and car seat can end up being a hassle to lift and move around.

This system manages to pack all the latest features into a design which remains extremely lightweight, which is perfect for active parents who want to take their children out on many expeditions!

Graco LiteRider Click Connect Travel System

The focus with this travel system is on portability, and Graco have achieved an extremely lightweight combination of stroller and car seat which still – somehow – manage to be rugged and robust.

PROS:
  • Despite its lightweight design, the stroller of this travel system is stable and secure. The four-wheeled design means that it stays securely planted on the ground, whilst also providing great maneuverability.
  • The connection between the car seat and stroller is a joy to use, requiring just one click. It is really intuitive to use, and ensures that your little one will continue sleeping when you start the next stage of your journey.
  • The parent’s tray on this stroller was also mentioned by the parents we spoke to. It provides a space for parents to store all of their baby essentials, and comes in really handy on those long walks in the park!
  • The lightweight design of this system is its greatest asset. Lugging your child around can be difficult, and you don’t want your car seat or stroller to make this any more hassle than it needs to be!

CONS:
  • Despite the advantages of the lightweight design of this system, some parents actually prefer a heavier stroller. This is a matter of opinion, of course, and if you are the kind of parent who is always moving your child between car and stroller, this is the system for you!


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Evenflo Vive Travel System

Evenflo Vive Travel System ReviewThis is a great travel system, but perhaps lacks some of the advanced features of it competitors.

That said, the car seat in this system is really great. Evenflo have been making infant car seats for quite some years now, and their experience really shows in this device. It features a unique “embrace” system which makes your little one feel secure and safe, even on the longest car journeys.

Evenflo Vive Travel System

This is a great travel system, but perhaps lacks some of the advanced features of it competitors.

Beyond this, the travel system comes with a load of great extra features:

PROS:
  • The simplicity of the design means that this system is really easy to use. Sometimes systems like this can be over-complicated. With this system, this is not a problem!
  • The stroller that is part of this system folds up really small. This has great advantages for parents who live in the city, and who do not have the space to be storing a big, bulky stroller!
  • The adaptability of the stroller is also great, featuring multiple reclining positions. This allows you to quickly adapt the position of your child – they can be almost horizontal when sleeping, and sat up when awake, so they can really observe the world!

CONS:
  • Some of the parents we spoke to found that the stroller was a little bit unstable. Not that it is likely to fall over, but that in comparison to some bulkier strollers the one that comes as part of this system is a little too flexible.
  • For those of you who care about such things, some of the parents we spoke to said that they did not like the styling of this stroller. Of course, such things are down to personal taste, and most parents could not care less about how their travel system looks, as long as it works!


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Our Final Thoughts

So which to choose?

Well, after careful consideration, we would recommend the Eddie Bauer TriTrek Travel System. We think that this system offers the best overall performance, in that both the stroller and car seat are excellently designed and built.

This is truly a travel system that you can take anywhere, and taking your little one out from your car and strapping them into the stroller becomes really easy!

Of course, the other travel systems that we have reviewed today are also great, and others will suit parents with particular requirements. When choosing a travel system, think carefully about how you will use it, and purchase accordingly!