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Stacey • 02 Aug 2022


We currently have the Litetrax 4 and we are going on holiday soon so we were open to getting another stroller that was more lightweight but had a heavier weight load for our son. One option we looked at was the Joie Pact as we went in to a shop to see this and the man in the shop said it would take up to 22kg... but our son is already a big boy so I’m not sure it will be suitable.

I am open to just taking our Litrax with us and using that for as long as we can as our son is already over the 15 kg weight on that one but still sits comfortable in there. Not really sure what I’m asking but if you have any suggestions for something in mind with a small budget or shall we just stick to what we have for this holiday .. plz help!

Eli • 02 Aug 2022

Hiya, Stacey,

Definitely don't take the Pact, as the seat there is so small that it doesn't matter it states a 22kg weight capacity - it will be tight for a larger toddler for sure, and also quite hard to maneuver. I would actually keep the Litetrax if your budget is really small, I mean, you can take it as baby's free luggage and give it away when boarding the plane; it will be returned to you when getting off...

Though if you need some other suggestions, I would check the ABC Design Ping, the Koelstra Buggy Gen if you can put your hands on one, or the Cybex Beezy, perhaps... but if not a crazy need for such a small one, you'll be better of with a larger buggy, your toddler will have more space and comfort like that.

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