Chicco Goody
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Chicco Goody

The self-folding, transparent-wheeled traveller
.eli
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The Chicco Goody is a very lightweight stroller boasting a high weight capacity as well as a specific, ultimate folding system that auto-folds by itself after releasing the folding mechanism. The folded buggy also fits the carry-on luggage requirements of numerous airlines, making it suitable for traveling or to use as a second, occasional use for parents on the go (e.g., to keep in the car). The hand-luggage dimensions are only achieved after removing the bumper bar (usable also as a carry handle when carrying the folded pushchair), so watch out for that.

More attractive Goody features also comprise the stylish transparent wheels as well as the sleek, straightforward look of the stroller with an eco-leather handlebar. It even surprises by its lever-operated backrest recline and a one-hand leg rest adjustment, so atypical for ultracompacts.

Chicco Goody Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only)
Stroller weight
7.4 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
105 cm x 46.5 cm x 79 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
56 cm x 46.5 cm x 25 cm
Chassis material
Aluminum
Country of origin
Italy
Stroller available as a pushchair (seat unit configuration) only; newborn accessories (like a carrycot) need to be purchased separately
Yes

The Seat unit

Maximum weight capacity - seat load
22 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-36 months
Reversible seat unit
No
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
No
Reclining backrest
Yes, 3 positions
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Yes
Backrest recline type
Rear-located recline mechanism (e.g., lever-operated)
One-hand backrest recline system
Yes
Extendable backrest
No
Legrest positioning
Yes, 3 positions
Extendable leg rest
No
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
Yes
Footrest
Yes
Backrest height
45 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
32.5 x 24.5 cm
Total length of the seat unit
86 cm
A higher seat unit's position on the chassis
No
Height-adjustable seat
No
Seat unit's proper attachment indicator
No
2in1 convertible carrycot/seat unit (pramette travel system)
No
Fabrics removable for cleaning
No
Seat fabrics cleaning
Wipe-clean only
Safety harness type
5-point
Harness padding
Yes
Height-adjustable harness belts
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the seat
No

The Canopy (Hood)

Seat unit equipped with a canopy/hood
Yes
Extendable canopy/hood
Yes
The canopy/hood features a sun visor
Yes
Floating, follow-the-sun canopy
No
Height-adjustable canopy
No
Removable canopy
Yes
Waterproof canopy
Yes
UV protection in the (canopy) fabrics
No
Ventilation integrated into the canopy
No
A pocket integrated into the canopy
No
Peek-a-boo viewing window present on the canopy
No
Reinforcing side clasps present on the canopy
No

The Bumper bar

Bumper bar
Yes
Bumper bar type (style)
Bar
Removable bumper bar
Yes
Gate-opening (swing-away) bumper bar
Yes
Height-adjustable bumper bar
No
Bumper bar features a fabric (non-wipe-clean) cover
No
Bumper bar features an extra crotch strap
No

The Wheels

Number of wheels
4
Front wheel(s) type
Rubber-coated wheels
Rear wheels type
Rubber-coated wheels
Front wheels diameter
13.5 cm
Rear wheels diameter
15 cm
Swivel wheels
Yes
Lockable wheels
Yes
Removable wheels
Yes
All wheels are double wheels
No
All-terrain version of wheels available to purchase separately
No
Wheels equipped with mudguards
No,
Two-wheel mode
No

The Suspension

Suspension
Yes
Wheels with suspension
All
Suspension type
Open springs, Mechanical (internal spring-loaded mechanism)
Adjustable suspension softness
No
Rocking chassis
No

The Brake

Central brake system/type
One-step rocker pedal (flip-flop friendly)
Deceleration handbrake
No,

The Fold

Folding system
Flat (compact) fold
One-hand fold
Yes
Plane-travel-friendly stroller with an ultra-compact fold (suitable as carry-on luggage)
Yes
Folds with the (forward-facing) seat attached
Yes
Folds with the rearward-facing seat attached
n/a
Self-standing fold
Yes
Auto-lock feature of the folded chassis
Yes
Folded stroller can be pulled behind like luggage
Yes
Stroller folds and/or unfolds by itself
Yes
Equipped with a carry strap/carry handle
Yes
Outward fold (the seat fabrics are on the outside after folding)
No

The Handlebar

Handle height adjustment
No
Handlebar material
Leatherette (PU/eco-leather)
Handlebar height
105 cm
Reversible handlebar (handle can be flipped to the other side)
No
Safety wrist strap
No

The Basket

Shopping basket
Yes
Large shopping basket
No
Basket's weight capacity
3 kg
Closable basket
No
An extra basket can be attached to the frame
No
A pocket integrated into the seat/elsewhere on the stroller frame
No

The Carrycot

Carrycot compatible
No

The Car seat

Car seat compatible
No

The Accessories & Extra features

Parent tray/organizer on the handlebar (included)
No
Cup holder can be attached
No
Reflective elements
Yes
No pushchair mode/seat-unit configuration available
No
Rain cover included
No
Mosquito net included
No
Leg cover (apron) included with the seat unit
No
Seat liner/insert included
No
Changing bag included
No
Carry bag/transport cover for the folded stroller included
No
Motorized/Baterry-powered
No
LED light(s)
No
Built-in audio speakers
No
A storage/bag can be attached instead of a seat
No

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Parent reviews of the Chicco Goody

3.9/5
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A good choice in my eyes (85 %)

4
  • price - its relative affordability, at least on Amazon and similar platform, is, to me, a huge plus
  • a pleasant center of gravity and a nice push and curb-popping
  • the rubber wheels are a wee bit larger than those of the competition (not large, though)
  • suspension is mild but works well
  • a reasonably wide seat unit with enough space to the canopy to accommodate an older toddler as well (we were mostly using it with our 4yo)
  • a lever-operated backrest that lies flat enough for small babies
  • a more [[article:nomuremese|upright seat]], compared to almost every ultra-compact we tried out
  • a compact auto-fold that needs almost no strength on your side, just release the handle buttons and "throw" the handle forward (great with a kid in your hands)
  • low weight
  • leatherette details on the handle and bumper bar
  • wipe-clean leg-rest covered with PU leather
  • weak canopy wire makes the canopy feel "cheap" when opening/closing it
  • no peek-a-boo window in the hood
  • backrest length (would be nicer to be taller)
  • basket size (absolutely understandable, though, for an ultra-compact model) - at least some kind of a rear pocket would be nice to be added
  • no handlebar adjustment
  • I minded the leg rest - it feels too soft, not being toughened in the center, so it's not much of use when a tall toddler naps in the stroller

At first sight, I didn't love it, to be honest... it felt like it could have many flaws. Apart from the hood sturdiness and the too-soft leg rest, I didn't find much more negatives... and that makes the Goody a good choice in my eyes (85 %).

This is an excerpt of our XXL Chicco Goody stroller review here.

Almost perfect

4
  • upright seat
  • automatic folding system doale even with a kid in your hands (like, really)
  • lightweight
  • compact
  • lies flat
  • rear wheels are larger than those on comparable buggies
  • canopy wire - canpy feels flimsy and click only in the open position, or closes completely

It is almost perfect! The only thing I kind of do not like about it is the canopy wire in the front - it feels flimsy, and it only clicks into one open position. Apart from the canopy, I like how awesomely compact it is; the fold is truly one-handed and automatic, and... THE SEAT IS UPRIGHT! I don't know if because of the lever-operated mechanism or just made so, but I tried to find a travel buggy with an upright seat, and this one is the only one that met this requirement I found. So happy with that!

  • Folding and folded size
  • Seat space for my son
  • Design (it's very nice, feels elaborate)
  • Steering
  • Smaller wheels are not suitable for any worse bumps
  • I sometimes activate the brake so maybe the brake placement (but it's rather rare)

It's fantastic. Of course, not for terrain, but for everyday errands, shops, and so on (we have a toddler already)... 👍 And - we have a hatchback and our larger pram was a pain to load in the boot. This is such a relief...

The only little niggle with it is the brake - I sometimes accidentally activate it with my foot.

I can honestly recommend it. It's a good push and a good quality. And the fold is magical...

Great budget option for travels

4
  • great budget option for travels
  • comfy padding
  • design
  • short back area
  • not for any uneven terrain
  • thin hood

Pretty. Affordable. Easy to fold.

Easy-peasy!

4
  • fast delivery
  • quick assembly
  • easy to handle in every way
  • seat space?
  • a bit heavier than an average model in this category

Wonderfully small and helpful. I got it from amazon, the delivery was super fast, and I only needed to attach the wheels. Easy-peasy! Maybe just a bit heavy for the type (but they claim a 22kg weight capacity, even though I am not sure if a 22kg child would fit in it).

  • wheels!!! (beautiful)
  • that no-effort fold happening pretty much by itself!!!
  • canopy is high up, so even with that short-ish backrest, you WILL fit a taller child
  • weight capacity of 22 kg
  • compact after folding (mainly without the bumper bar)
  • bumper bar included, and it serves as a carry handle as well
  • overall easy manipulation
  • fully-washable textiles
  • PU leather details
  • canopy is quite short and kind of thin
  • backrest could be longer
  • unfolding is not as smooth as the folding - I usually need both of my hands to do it the quickest possible
  • quite long with the bumper bar attached
  • it doesn't lay completely flat, but it is enough for napping
  • basket is way too open in the front for my taste
  • very tall parents might be kicking the rear axle since it is joining the rear wheels (and there's a brake in the middle to add to it)

I actually bought it because of those beautiful wheels - it reminded me so much of Mima Zigi (which I find super beautiful but a bit too expensive for my taste)! And, of course, the super-easy fold... it really folds almost by itself (you just need to "start" it).

I like that the leg rest is not short; on the other hand, I would love the backrest to be a bit longer. For occasional rides and traveling, it should be enough, I believe - we didn't yet have any big problem in that area, but let's see how it will grow with our DD. The higher weight (for this pushchair/buggy category) is balanced with the high, 22kg weight capacity. I don't think, though, that a 22kg child will still fit in the Goody!

It seems like a good(y) buggy for that price, so I would say I can recommend it - mainly if you need an occasional ride and a lot of folding/traveling!

  • doesn't hold closed when folded and carried

I love the fold and the overall design, but I am really irritated by how the upper handle opens up (unfolds) when I grab the folded stroller to carry it, making me having to push it back closed again. OK overall, but I wish this didn't happen as much.

I love the fold; it makes my life so much easier when in a hurry or while traveling. I do, however, wish for a longer laying surface since my boy likes to nap in the stroller. The hood is also more for decoration - I find it too short (for a smaller child - I guess with a taller one, it will be better). Good buy for that price, but some details could be better thought-of.

Your questions about the Chicco Goody

1)

Maybe my question ties more into the decision-making of what kind of a pushchair do I need, but in some way is attached with the Chicco Goody stroller.

I live in an urban area although some streets are not very plain (the sidewalks are not even), but I don't think I would need an all-terrain stroller. That's why I've been looking for a more light-weighted stroller that can be easy to fold, manoeuvre, and store (living in an apartment). The type of strollers I've been looking are Cybex Mios; iCandy Lime; Easywalker Charley or Harvey and Joolz Hub+ or Aer. Some of these are a bit on the heavy side (more than 10kg) but they definitely look more sturdy and high quality.

On the other hand, I've started to check the real lightweight kind of stroller, like this one - the Chicco Goody; Cybex Eezy S, etc. due to the weight and less bulky look.

My main concern is about the durability and sturdiness of these strollers... I understand we cannot have everything - lower price, lightness, and the best durability, but I just find it very hard to understand if these "buggies" would last for the full 3 years or even for a second child. When I look az them it just doesn’t feel cheap and therefore maybe less long-lasting.

This Chicco Goody itis currently at a very competitive price and based on some customers' comments it seems that some people just use it as a second option, it really makes me wonder if this can be considered an all-day usage stroller. Overall, does the visible materials quality of the stroller should be enough for me to understand if they are going to last? Are lightweight buggies a safety option for a baby?

Sorry for the long message. I hope you could help me 😊

Thank you so much in advance.
Ana

Hi, Ana!

I'll firstly refer you to this article about ultracompacts - plane-friendly strollers and their features making them a harsh choice for every day. The Chicco Goody definitely being one of them. I mean, I had it in my hands, tried it out, even thinking about more of a large review to do - and I like it, to be honest. The fold is nice, the space inside good for the type and the reline type and the rather upright seat are quite unique. The thing is, even if the quality feels good (maybe apart from the canopy, that feels like it could be sturdier made), I am not sure I would rise such a small-ish size pushchair for every day and expect it to last. The chassis is built so that it folds down small, not to be the sturdiest for a long period of use.

If I were to look up something compact enough yet long-lasting for an older toddler as well as maybe a second child, I would most certainly look at mid-size world-facing buggies like the Baby Jogger City Mini GT2, the Thule Spring, or the TFK Dot2/Baby Jogger City Mini Zip from the smallest-folding long-lasting ones.

I hope I helped, I mean - yeah, the Goody is certainly a nice option for shorter walks and shops and folding, even every day - but for everyday more-hour use in the streets and even grass or so, you could do better, longevity-wise.

Always think of a priority when choosing the right stroller - is it everyday ride and longevity, or a very small size and a lightweight stroller..?

Good luck!

.eli - 03 Jun 2021

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