*NEW* Graco Modes Sport Click Connect Travel System
Disclosure: I received a free travel system from Graco in exchange for coverage on my blog. Any opinion expressed in this article is based on my experience with the product and is not influenced by compensation.
We couldn’t wait to share this one with you all. We are pleased to see that Graco has taken on a more European design approach with their newest Modes Sport Click Connect Travel System. For years we’ve seen competing stroller brands come out with more simplistic and sleek looking strollers which seems to be the trend in the celeb world as well as the “real mommy world.” Now, with Graco’s latest products, you can stay on trend at a fraction of the price.
Unboxing and Assembly…
What makes this stroller ideal for every parent is the one-handed folding feature. Simply fold the stroller for storage at home or in the car with just one hand. Gone are the days of taking too long to fold the stroller while your child waits in the car.
Graco also added a little something for mom and dad, too. The convenient parents tray features two deep cup holders and a covered storage compartment for your phone and keys. This is great for going on walks, shopping or travel.
You will also notice that this stroller comes with a huge (and we mean HUGE) storage basket with easy access. This storage bin fits even the larger diaper bags like the Petunia Pickle Bottom Boxy Backpack and then some. We were able to store a mid-sized diaper bag, changes of clothes for four people, snacks and drinks on our last visit to a theme park and we still had room for more.
Good to Know…
The iPhone 5 doesn’t fit in the parents compartment if it has a protective case on it. To solve this problem we use the parents cup holder to hold the phone, which exposes it to sunlight and possible theft when out and about. This is a big disappointment as I like to keep my phone within reach, but still hidden, for snapping photos, taking phone calls, etc. If you don’t have one of those cutesy cases on your phone it will fit in the rectangular compartment at an angle.
Carriage Mode: Position the toddler seat so that it faces the parent, lay the back all the way down, pull thesun and bend the footrest all the way up to create a pram style carrier. This is great for infants up to toddlerhood and looks super chic.
As with all strollers, try not to place cups without lids in the cup holders. When you go over bumps the beverages will spill which ends up being a huge mess.
Wider wheel base: This stroller has a wheel base that is wider than the stroller itself. While this is great for stability it is a little hard to get used to and we find ourselves getting stuck often on curbs, around corners, etc.
Handle Height: If you are a taller person, this stroller will be great for you. While it does not have an adjustable handle for the parents, it is set pretty tall which is actually really nice for any height.
How to Clean this Stroller…
We love this stroller for everyday use (shopping, walks, theme parks, etc). It’s smooth as butter to roll on concrete, carpet and other hard floors which makes it ideal for a walking pace. This stroller doesn’t appear to be designed for jogging or off road use like trails and we recommend keeping it out of the dirt or sand to reduce damage, however, we have used it on gravel and dirt and it rolls great.