High quality, light weight, durable stroller
I was very impressed by the Modes LX stroller & carseat. As soon as I took it out of the box, I could see from the quality that Graco had put a lot of time and research into improving upon their previous models. The feel of the materials in the car seat were very fine - what I would expect from a much higher priced carseat. The part that shades the baby from the sun is made of a stretchy, jersey like material that protects but still allows air through so they will stay cool. The inside is soft and comfortable. And it was easy to adjust the straps to fit my 3 month old snuggly and securely. Next, I took the stroller out of the box. The instructions for putting it together were overall, simple. However, I was stumped by the first instruction which didn't seem to clearly point to an arm that is on only ONE side of the stroller. That arm can be pulled back to release the stroller. It is used to open the stroller easily when it's in the closed position. The snaps were a little tough to fasten, but I think that's actually good, because that means they won't come apart easily. Again, the frame of the stroller is very sturdy, but somehow very lightweight. It's a smooth ride with the 4 wheels (2 larger ones in the back, and 2 smaller on the front). I put my 19 month old son into the stroller and he loved it! It's very easy to adjust the foot rest for a different height of child. The same goes for adjusting the recline of the seat. You can even lift the footrest up when you recline the seat, so it looks like a bed! And when your child wants to sit upright again, then can just pull themselves up and the seat will automatically click back into the upright position. I thought that was brilliant! Less for mommy & daddy to do. The quality of both the click connect car seat and the stroller are much better than you'd expect for this price point. And the car seat can click into 3 different positions inside of the stroller. So basically, I can use this for my infant and for my toddler (one at a time, of course). The storage area underneath is definitely an improvement, as it's large, but slightly slanted, so it's easy to get to and remove items.I'd highly recommend this stroller to any parent looking for both quality, value, and style.*I received this product for free in exchange for my honest review.
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.