Pretty good stroller
November 1, 2021
I received the Maxi-Cosi Lara Ultra Compact stroller for free through BzzAgent to review. This is a decent lightweight stroller ideal for traveling or maybe as a backup. I gave this stroller 3 stars because I probably wouldn't use it everyday, but it's slightly more convenient to throw in my car than my current everyday stroller, the Summer 3DLite+. Both strollers weigh in the same at 14 lbs, which is pretty light. I can carry both while carrying my child easily, but the Lara folds up quickly with one hand and breaks down into a flatter size than the 3DLite+, which fits better in my compact car. However, the Lara didn't come with a carrying strap like I saw online, so that was a bit of a con! Not sure if it was missing from my box or I just didn't get the version with the strap. I really like the size of the two storage baskets on the Lara, the bottom one fits our backpack diaper bag (whereas the 3DLite+ won't fit our diaper bag), and the second storage basket is convenient for items I need to grab quickly. However, I do like the fact that the 3DLite+ has a zip pouch to hold money/smaller items, so I wish one of the storage baskets on the Lara were a bit more secure. The 3DLite+ has both a phone holder and a cup holder, which I love whereas the Lara only has the cup holder, so that's a bit of a con. I like the water resistant canopy on the Lara with the see through mesh to check on your child through, but the 3DLite+ has that as well. One of the major cons with the Lara is the seat positions. When the seat is up-right, it looks really uncomfortable and awkward for my child, like they're forced to lean forward. Additionally, the Lara does not maneuver as well as the 3DLite+. It struggles a bit with "off roading" and uneven sidewalks. Overall, not a bad stroller for how compact it is, I'd probably throw it in my car and use it if I needed to carry more stuff in it than I normally do since it's got more storage space than my 3DLite+, but it is not going to replace my everyday stroller!
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