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The lightest possible system with large wheels, carrycot option, and Cybex car seat compatible

Sarah • 18 Mar 2023


I'm 7 months pregnant and have always had a very bad back, so am looking for the lightest travel system possible that also has large wheels for dog-walking terrain, and a compatible carrycot for the newborn phase. I already have a Cybex carseat, so it would need to be compatible with that (with adapters of course).

What would you recommend? Currently looking at Oyster 3.

Eli • 19 Mar 2023

Hey, Sarah,

If you have a very bad back, the 11.5kg Oyster 3 might be too much, It pushes nicely enough, but the handle rattles a bit on bad terrain, and I was carrying it upstairs in my hands, and must say that is not an easy task. With such problems, you need something considerably lighter, I believe, however I feel the larger wheels can be a problem in that case - not many strollers combine those features.

I personally would compromise on the seat here. YOu can go for a non-reversible stroller compatible with a carrycot and a car seat, it will take about 2-4 kg from the overall weight, and that is considerable. I personally would look at the Baby Jogger City Mini GT2, which offers a carrot option as well as Maxi-Cosi/Cybex adapters option.

Apart from that, check the very light Valco Snap Sport, which, with those SPORT inflatable wheels, makes up for a good compromise. There's even the reversible Valco Snap Ultra if you can get your hands on one, and that, with the optional Sport air-filled wheels, could work for you, too, even if not an all-terrain beast.

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