All user reviews of Cybex Balios S

13 parent reviews
  • Compact
  • Easy to steer
  • Reversible seat
  • Adjusting leg rest
  • A full lie-flat
  • Large hood
  • Rattles on bumps and holes
  • Foam front wheels
  • Unstable

I bought it as a second stroller to our double pram or for occasional short trips when our elder wants to walk by himself. It fulfills my needs, but I wouldn't want it as an only stroller.

  • Stylish
  • Compact
  • Light
  • You can swap the canopy for a Bugaboo one
  • I found none

I recommend it. It is compact, beautiful, lightweight, and the seat can reverse to face the parent as well as the world.

Number one for us


Maximum satisfaction. Easy folding - saves so much space. Number one for us, mainly when compared with a robust polish stroller system we had!

  • Design
  • Reversible seat
  • Seat adjustable from an upright sitting position up to a complete lay flat
  • Very large canopy
  • One-hand fold with the seat attached (in any direction of travel)
  • Stands by itself when folded
  • Suspension
  • Materials faded out after one summer
  • The chassis has a lot of give; the more time passes, the more give is there - then it feels like it floats from side to side
  • The fabrics are thin
  • Handlebar covered in cheap foam that doesn't feel nice in your hand
  • No footrest at the end of the leg rest - the child's feet dangle
  • Warranty claim is super complicated, and they are not willing to repair faults

I feel like the manufacturer saved money where he could.

The overall impression is not that good. The materials feel low-quality and cheap; even the wheels are different (foam-covered) in the front. The stroller wears down quickly and the fabrics fade, claiming your warranty is suffering, they don't really want to help you...

It's a shame because the stroller looks beautiful and features-wise, it's practical. It even tackles more demanding terrain, and the canopy is huge. The fold is a bit weird, but one gets used to it.

The chassis could be sturdier

  • lightweight
  • a very beautiful design
  • fully reclining
  • extendable hood
  • easy fold
  • compact after folding
  • the wheels, mainly those in the front, are very sensitive to small stones 🤭

The chassis could be sturdier, but overall, we are happy with it 🙂

We love it

  • Design
  • Easy to maneuver
  • Great canopy

A great design, easy to maneuver, comfortable for the baby. We love it 😍😍😍

Cybex Balios S - well, I don't know. Wheels are fine, colour is also ok, but that super-thin canopy fabric? Meh... I also wasn't sure about the shopping basket. Not sturdy, chassis- or handlebar-wise. For me, a stroller more useful for car trips or for holidays. Not that great for everyday use or a bigger load of shopping.

  • Relatively large, accessible basket
  • Reclines flat
  • Folds in one piece
  • There's give in the chassis, it is not that sturdy, but I think it's just a force of habit

We bought it as a replacement for our Bugaboo. It met our expectations; we are satisfied with it.

  • very easy maneuverability
  • weight
  • one-hand folding
  • price
  • choice of colors

Fully recommending it. I was looking for a stroller that is easy to push, would not be too heavy, and would manage driving through a bit difficult terrain. This stroller meets all my requirements.

  • you don't feel its weight when pushing it
  • reversible
  • huge hood
  • great look
  • compact after folding
  • thin hood with too much flex (bends when windy)
  • shallow seat
  • seat unit is on the smaller side
  • you need to train the folding to be able to do it properly
  • the shoulder harness belts are not well made - they don't fit right even after adjusting them

A great stroller, that is almost featherlight when being pushed! I think it's more suitable for spring/summer/autumn because of a slightly shallow seat and that thin hood textiles. Otherwise, the ride is very soft, and it pusher so nicely - we even took it to the mountains with us 🙂

  • Reversible seat unit
  • 4-wheel suspension
  • Quiet
  • Lightweight
  • Compact
  • Self-standing after folding
  • Extra-large sun hood
  • Compact dimensions when unfolded - it fits our elevator even when the seat is fully reclined
  • Adjustable backrest and leg rest
  • 5-point harness
  • Easy manipulation
  • Large shopping basket
  • Suitable also for tall parents
  • Suitable mostly for smaller children
  • I had to practice the one-hand fold a week to get it right
  • Child's bumper bar is quite far

You need to get the knack for folding it properly - then it goes quickly and easily. It is so quiet, the ride, and the stroller pushes effortlessly. Also good for occasional harsher terrain, but nothing too serious. However, the all-terrain ride is more comfortable than the passing through big cracks in the pavement 😃

A great stroller for the good price

  • Compact
  • Suspension
  • Large canopy
  • Beautiful (for me 😁)
  • Reversible seat
  • The seat gets stuck to the shopping basket while unfolding
  • The canopy is too soft
  • The peekaboo window is missing a magnet/or velcro for closing properly

This is the best stroller I had (despite a few weaknesses). My daughter started to ride in it when she was not yet sitting by herself - even in a fully reclined position, she had a good view from her seat. In the Britax Go Big she would not be able to see anything. At the moment, she is 8 months old, and she sits there comfortably, not sliding down.

This stroller is light, compact, equipped with a suspension system and large canopy - but it is not sturdy enough, and I cannot imagine the winter with it. However, this can be fixed by buying a Bugaboo canopy 😉

The liner is made so that it is double secured above the shoulders, so there is no chance for it to slide down. However, it is time-consuming to mount it as the whole strap system has to be ptakenut out (it would be the same with the footmuff - it will hold when strapped in).

For me, it is a great stroller for the good price :-)

Beautiful, comfortable

  • beautiful design
  • suspension
  • lay-flat seat unit
  • leg rest adjustment
  • quite spacious shopping basket
  • the folding mechanism gets stuck at times; I think it needs to be used more times to get smoother

It's beautiful, comfortable. Nice suspension. Just the folding could be smoother 😀

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