When I was pregnant, I was overwhelmed by the number of strollers available and really had no idea that to choose. I know that I wanted a jogging stroller of some type and that I didn’t really want a travel system. I ended up finding an infant seat with a snap and go stroller for an incredible price and got a jogging stroller at my baby shower. W grew out of his infant seat by the time he was 6 months old and I wasn’t about to haul the jogging stroller around town! So I picked up an affordable umbrella stroller and we’ve been making it work.
Last month we traveled on places for the first time with W and we had connecting flights on the trip there and on the return trip. That mean lugging our umbrella stroller along with us. It wasn’t horrible but it was a bit of a hassle that I hadn’t yet experienced.
Recently, I discovered the QuickSmart Backpack Stroller and I wish I knew about it for our Spring Break trip!
You can travel light with the QuickSmart Backpack Stroller!
The QuickSmart Backpack Stroller came fully assembled in the backpack and I immediate made J try it on! The stroller is lightweight, weighing less than 9 pounds! It left him completely hands-free and able to also carry W if he needed to do so! Plus, airlines accept it as a carry-on and even if you left at the gate check it would still be so easy to grab and go!
The stroller came folded into the included backpack and was easy to remove. It folds in four easy steps and is easy to tuck right back into the backpack when you’re finished. As you can see, W loved the folded version because it has wheels that he could turn!
Once you remove the stroller from the backpack, the directions are printed right inside the backpack. I will be honest and admit that I didn’t notice this until later and fumbled my way through the first unfolding of the stroller (since the paper instructions were inside the stroller). I love that I don’t have to worry about losing the directions!
W loved the QuickSmart Backpack Stroller before he even tried it out. Apparently it also makes a great play stroller! I like the 3-wheel design as it led to great maneuverability. I was worried about the stability because the stroller was so lightweight but once I unfolded the stroller and everything snapped into place, it was extremely sturdy!
W is a big guy and is off the growth charts. At his 15-month appointment he weighed in at 35 pounds and was 32.5 inches tall already! This stroller is designed to handle up to 45 pounds which was a feature that made me very happy because we should be able to get some good use out of it.
If you have a wiggle worm like I do, I did struggle getting him secured into the harness. One of the upper straps slipped off and I wasn’t able to get it on him without getting him out of the stroller. The seat was roomy enough for him and the padding was good as well.
We did have an issue with the sun shade though. With W’s height, when I pulled it down all of the way, his head was up inside of it and it blocked his view a bit. As you can see in the photo, that didn’t make him too happy. I did like the design and shape of the shade though as it would actually block the sun when needed. It’s also retractable so W doesn’t have to have it on his head when we’re not out in the sun!
Although folding the stroller up to put it back in the backpack was easy, getting it away from W to actually put it away proved to be the big challenge for me!
The QuickSmart Backpack Stroller is a PTPA Award Winner and can be purchased on Amazon for $169.99. If you travel a lot on planes or even around town (and have limited trunk space), this stroller may be the solution for you!
Have you ever tried a QuickSmart Backpack Stroller? Where would you use it the most?
Formula Mom Disclosure: I received a free product for review purposes only. All experiences and opinions shared are 100% my own. I received no additional compensation.