Great travel system
August 8, 2018
I was given this Britax Pathway Travel System to try as part of the weeSpring Parent Panel. The base is easy to install, with a level indicator. The latch straps have a bit of resistance to the, but i think that's just pulling it through the locking mechanism. The two straps tighten independently rather than as a unit. The carrier is middle of the road as far as weight, but not bad. The infant insert is very soft, but my son was too big for it when we received it. I like the pads around the shoulder straps. They are smaller than other brands, but I like this because others I've tried seem too bulky. There are 4 different heights to insert the shoulder straps and two spots for the crotch buckle, so you can get the best, safe fit for your child. I love that it's safe for up to lbs b/c my son is a tank! The cover was moderately easy to take off & on & the fabric wipes up easily. I love that we were able to get the stroller and seat as part of a travel system. The stroller was very easy to set up in about 10 minutes. The wheels popped in easily & securely, but were easy to remove should you want to. It is advertised as a 1-hand fold but I had to use both to get it collapsed. The more I did it, the easier it got. It has a latch to keep it closed tight, which was nice for moving it around and loading it in and out of the car. I LOVE how lightweight it is! The back reclined really far back & could be stopped at any point, which was nice compared to the fixed points of other strollers. With my daughter sitting in it, I could recline it with one hand, but when empty or sitting it up, it requires two hands. It says it's good for children up to 48", but my daughter's head (she's 36") was touching the canopy. The canopy is very large with a nice mesh viewing window with a magnetic closure. There is a pocket on the back which is very large when the seat is fully reclined, but shrinks up when the seat is more upright. The storage space underneath is a bit small for me, but I tend to over-pack, so it would probably be sufficient for the average person. It rolled and steered very easily on hard surfaces, & did pretty well on the grass around the playground. The car seat adapters are two small pieces which are easy to install and remove. I like that it's just the small piece on each side rather than a bar going across which would add more weight. The car seat easily comes in and out & it was easy to see where to align it. It holds securely, so my 2 yr old wasn't able to pull her 3 month old brother out! It was nice that the canopy from the stroller & infant carrier met up to provide complete shade. The fabric feels really nice & I love the bright colors! We walked around the neighborhood in 90* heat, & my daughter didn't get too sweaty. Overall, this was a great system!
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