With the summer coming up, and our holiday, we have been looking for a more lightweight stroller that is easy to pop in the boot, and take on public transport while Sam is working. Don't get me wrong I do love my Oyster and it has served me well, but it is time to move onto something more age appropriate, and ideally something that is easy to collapse when I'm on my own. We were very kindly sent the Chicco Liteway by our lovely friends at Chicco to review. I am so excited to share what we think of it with you.
The Liteway has just been given a makeover for the new season and comes in a variety of colours - Purple, Red, Coal and special addition denim. I am not a bold colour person, meaning the red or purple don't really appeal to me, however Sam talked me into getting the purple, and I actually love it. The frame comes in a cool grey shade with elegant chrome details on the wheels and handles to give it a more premium look.
The stroller was really easy to put together, it only took me around 10 minutes. Both the wheels and the sunshade/hood were easy to clip on. The stroller also comes with a foot muff and sun visor, ensuring your baby will be comfortable whatever the weather.
The seat is wide, comfortable and spacious. It has also been redesigned, with clean classic lines of the embellished stitching complementing the legrest and the sides of the padded bumper bar, which are crafted from luxurious Saffiano Eco-leather. The new model also features the intelligent memory adjustment legrest, which returns to the previous position every time the stroller is opened. Emily loves the fact that the legrest can be adjusted, as it makes it so much more comfortable for her.
We have been giving the Liteway a good test, our first outing was to a shopping centre which meant I had to tackle two buses and a train. I was immediately impressed with how the Chicco handled, the swivel wheels meant the stroller was easy to maneuver. On the first bus I had to collapse the stroller to get on the bus, which actually proved to be a lot more straight forward than I expected. The liteway is super compact when it is closed. It features a umbrella type fold and has a handy little handle on the side, which allowed me to hold onto Emily's hand without struggling to hold onto the stroller.
I also managed to climb two flights of stairs at the train station carrying Emily and the stroller. Apparently people are too busy to help and unluckily for us there was no lift. The Liteway is very light, it only weighs 7kg which meant it was easy for me to juggle the stroller and Emily. It also meant I was happy to let Emily push the stroller along. The backrest can be completely reclined with just one hand, meaning it was easy for me to recline it when Emily fell asleep. It also means that the stroller is suitable from birth.
Overall we have been loving the Chicco Liteway. I honestly cannot fault it, and there is nothing I would change about it. I have even been recommending it to friends, and we can't wait to take it on more adventures. We will be uploading a video review on our YouTube channel shortly, be sure to keep a eye out for that.
The Chicco Liteway is available at all major baby retailers and has a RRP of £120.00.
*I was sent this product in exchange for a review, however all opinions are my own*