Graco FastAction Fold Travel System Review



Caregivers find the Graco FastAction Fold Travel System extremely easy to use and maneuver and consider the safety of the car seat to be exceptional. Its rightful claim to fame is broadcast in its name. The combo includes the FastAction Fold stroller, SnugRide 30 infant car seat, and base.

According to Graco FastAction Fold Travel System reviews posted at Amazon, parents are true believers in the fast-action promise of this stroller. They're thoroughly impressed with its simple, quick, one-handed folding and appreciate its miserly use of space once folded; one parent notes the trunk in her small car is still half empty after loading the stroller inside. Users also report the stroller is light and easy to push, although one review at Toys R Us says the steering could be smoother. The SnugFit car seat attracts nearly equal amounts of praise, with travel system reviews noting it attaches and detaches from the base with ease and provides adequate cushioning for a safe and comfortable ride. Numerous reviewers say they would buy this system again if it ever came to that (i.e., it's been in an accident or a new set is needed for a new baby).

A few Graco FastAction Fold Travel System reviews carp about the issue bedeviling many buggies in the budget travel systems category: the storage basket is too small and hard to access when the stroller seat is fully reclined. Also, one set of tall parents report that their feet knock against the lower bar when pushing the stroller.

This travel system includes the FastAction Fold stroller (starting at $200, Amazon), the SnugRide 30 car seat or the SnugRide 22. A base is included in either configuration and together with the seat is compatible with the LATCH system. The SnugRide 30 accommodates infants up to 30 pounds and the SnugRide 22 holds infants up to 22 pounds; the package with the smaller car seat is slightly less expensive. Both car seats weigh 7.5 pounds without the base and are padded with energy-absorbing foam. They also feature a 5-point harness and come with a removable head support. The FastAction Fold stroller holds kids up to 50 pounds and itself weighs 22 pounds. Its front wheels swivel and the seatback fully reclines and can be set at intermediate positions along the way. The 5-point harness can be changed to a 3-point arrangement to suit a growing child. Extras include two parent cup holders and a removable child tray with cup holder that also pivots out of the way.

Parents seem thrilled with the stroller's folding mechanism and its space-saving ways. The SnugRide car seat exceeds safety test standards, which keeps anxiety at bay. The simplicity and user-friendly attributes of this travel system make for a commendable package.

Raechel Conover

Raechel Conover is a freelance writer whose work has appeared on Yahoo, blogs, and other websites. She's a self-confessed shopaholic and frugal mom, always scouring the sale and clearance racks for deals and taking full advantage of free community activities and events with her husband and young sons.

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