Looking for a Lightweight Stroller - Houston,TX

Updated on May 10, 2010
S.S. asks from Houston, TX
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Ive been debating between the Quinny Zapp, Maclaren Volo and the Uppababy G-Lite. As i was researching on various websites i saw a Combi Strolee priced at $58.00. Does anybody have any experience with any of the strollers listed above? Any suggestions? Any horrid stories about any particular stroller? All comments are welcome :)

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Thanks for all the comments and suggestions. We ended up buying a Peg Perego Si. It folds like an umbrella stroller but can fit most car seats like any full size stroller.

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answers from Houston on

I love my Quinny Zapp - they are costly but well worth the price. I love the way it folds up and can become carry on luggage for travel - also makes it compact for storage, carrying in a car, ect.

Good luck.

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answers from Austin on

We went with the Uppa G-Luxe since it reclines when the G-Lite did not. We love it. Easy to fold, uber light weight, built in carry strap, stands upright when folded, and the recline feature is nice -- our little guy is 20 months and still sometimes falls asleep while we're walking/shopping etc so being able to recline at least some was a big bonus. Worth the extra pound or two in overall stroller weight. Easy to push one handed as well. We also looked at the Volo - but I don't have any experience with Zapp or Strolee.



answers from Kansas City on

I have a couple regular strollers, but what I found is that the most useful strollers I've had were my lightweight folding umbrella stroller (with a handle extension because I'm tall) and my lightweight folding double umbrella stroller. That or a wagon are what I actually use when we go to the mall, a walk, or whatever. Those bigger strollers never get used. They were a waste of money, but I didn't know that at the time.



answers from Denver on

I have really liked our Maclaren. It is the umbrella style, with no feeding trough like so many of the other strollers! It is light weight, and folds up so easily and plops in the trunk. The only drawback would be that the little net under the baby's seat is fairly small. I carried a small diaper bag and never had a problem, but based on some of the huge diaper bags I have seen other mothers carry I can see how it might be a problem for some folks.



answers from Los Angeles on

This is not one that you mentioned but we have an Esprit sun speed with our son and I LOVE it. It has features the Volo doesn't have for less money. It reclines 180 degrees on a sliding track that it super easy to operate. I also liked that they had a zippered parent pouch on the back which and the sun shade is pretty large too. I got it for like 40 buck brand new on eBay. I think they make another model now too that I'm sure would also be good. It folds up exactly like a Mcclaren btw and if you are worried at all about it being too short of handles, it's great height, my husband who is 6 feet thought it was just perfect. I am 5'5" and it worked for me too.



answers from Austin on

I realize you aren't looking at these but I am a HUGE fan of the Graco Metrolite. You can pick them up on Craig's List too, if you don't mind used. I introduced them to my very picky best friend and she swears it's the best stroller she's ever owned (and she's owned A LOT of strollers). The Metrolite is the only one she has now with her 3rd baby; she has sold the others. It's light weight, turns very easily, you can lay the baby flat to sleep, it's only 10lbs. Go check it out. It also folds up very flat. When I have the 3rd row seats up in my SUV, it still fits.


answers from Provo on

I have the Combi Cosmo and I LOVED IT! I actually got mine second hand and used it as a high chair and a spot for my son to sit while I cook and what not. folding is a breeze, and doesn't take up a lot of space. lt was great for walks with my friends and their giant stollers, because I could maneuver anywhere. I'd suggest that one over the strolee, but i'm not big on simple strollers. I like them with a few extra features. I know have a Peg Perego Pliko p3 and love it as much as the combi. (my son is a giant and it didn't look like he'd fit the combi for much longer. And I wanted one that I could put any infant seat in it when I have another baby.



answers from Houston on

If you have a store that you can try them out at, I suggest you stick your child in it and try to spin it with one hand. That is the ultimate test. The Maclaren passes this test, when many others do not. I don't know about the other strollers you have mentioned.



answers from Chicago on

I have 2 combi's. One is for 1 child the other is for 2 children. I love them both. They are so lightweight & compact. They fold in half & have a strap to carry. I am very petite & I can get them in & out of my van no problem. And they hardly take up any space.



answers from Sarasota on

I have a double Combi and love it. Loaned my parents my single umbrella and they managed to lose a wheel on it (it seems to have disappeared!). Miss having it and need to go get a new one. I am going to look at the single Combi and see if it is worth the $$ like the double one is.



answers from Detroit on

Hello ~ I have a keekaroo & love it.....it looks much like the maclaren...the keekaroo has front & rear wheel shocks, carry handle on the side....I am able to collapse the stroller w/one hand while holding my 16 month old & lift it into my SUV....full recline, padded handles, canopy w/peekaboo top, padded seat, adjustable leg rest. Very lightweight; I was using a graco quattro tour deluxe. www.keekaroo.com. I used bing search & got back just a little over 11.00 cash so it was right around 100. The only bad thing no cup holders. I am also able to push/turn the stroller w/one hand

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