Valco Baby Snap 4 Trend Tailormade
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Valco Baby Snap 4 Trend Tailormade

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The Valco Baby Snap 4 Trend Tailormade is the latest and the most luxurious four-wheel Snap stroller. It is called the Snap because of the quick, inward fold. Although the Snap 4 Trend Tailormade is a bit heavier than the original Snap 4, it is still a lightweight stroller. Compared to the basic model, the Snap 4 Trend Tailormade also features a premium Tailormade quality seat and hood fabric in melange as well as the Trend elements: adjustable handlebar with leatherette handle grips, leatherette covered bumper bar and chassis in elegant grey. The new 4 stage Expanda hood doubled in size. The extendable hood consists of four panels including a UV mesh panel for ventilation, the back of the hood is fully covered. The new seat provides more room for the child. The profile of the tires and the spoke design have also been updated. The stroller now has a true one-handed fold without the need to release a separate safety catch.

The non-reversible seat can be reclined sufficiently even for smaller babies. The carrycot and the adapters for the car seat are also available to provide comfort for newborns. There is also an option to use the Valco newborn insert instead of the carrycot. The air-filled tires suitable for rougher terrain are available either separately or as a part of the version Snap 4 Sport Trend Tailormade.

Valco Baby Snap 4 Trend Tailormade Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only), 2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
8 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
108 cm x 53 cm x 100 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
74 cm x 53 cm x 28 cm
Chassis material
Aluminum
Country of origin
Australia
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
20 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, infinite recline
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Yes
Backrest recline type
Strap-operated
One-hand backrest recline system
Yes
Extendable backrest
No
Legrest positioning
Yes, 4 positions
Extendable leg rest
No
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
No
Footrest
Yes
Backrest height
50 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
34 x 22 cm
Total length of the seat unit
93 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
Yes
Second seat can be attached (single-to-double convertibility)
No

The Canopy (Hood)

Seat unit equipped with a canopy/hood
Yes
Extendable canopy/hood
Yes
The canopy/hood features a sun visor
No
Floating, follow-the-sun canopy
No
Height-adjustable canopy
No
Removable canopy
Yes
Waterproof canopy
Yes
UV protection in the (canopy) fabrics
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the canopy
Yes
A pocket integrated into the canopy
Yes
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
EVA foam-coated wheels
Rear wheels type
EVA foam-coated wheels
Front wheels diameter
20 cm
Rear wheels diameter
25 cm
Swivel wheels
Yes
Lockable wheels
Yes
Removable wheels
Yes
All wheels are double wheels
No
Wheels equipped with mudguards
No,
Two-wheel mode
No

The Suspension

Suspension
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
No
Plane-travel-friendly stroller with an ultra-compact fold (suitable as carry-on luggage)
No
Folds with the (forward-facing) seat attached
Yes
Folds with the rearward-facing seat attached
n/a
Self-standing fold
No
Auto-lock feature of the folded chassis
Yes
Folded stroller can be pulled behind like luggage
No
Stroller folds and/or unfolds by itself
No
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
Pivoting
Handlebar material
Leatherette (PU/eco-leather)
Handlebar height
98-110 cm
Reversible handlebar (handle can be flipped to the other side)
No
Safety wrist strap
Yes

The Basket

Shopping basket
Yes
Large shopping basket
Yes
Basket's weight capacity
5 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
Yes (with adapters)
Internal dimensions of the carrycot - mattress measurement
79 x 30 cm
Carry handle on the carrycot
Yes,
Inclining carrycot mattress
No,
Foldable carrycot
No,
Rocking-base carrycot
No
Ventilatilated carrycot base (bottom ventilation system)
No,
Carrycot installable in the car instead of a group 0+ car seat (Auto carrycot)
No,
Carrycot positioned high on the frame
No

The Car seat

Car seat compatible
Yes (with adapters)
Car seat sold separately
Yes
Maxi-Cosi/Cybex car seat attachment-type adapters available
Yes
Britax Römer car seat attachment-type adapters available
No

The Accessories & Extra features

Parent tray/organizer on the handlebar (included)
No
Cup holder can be attached
No
Reflective elements
No
No pushchair mode/seat-unit configuration available
No
Rain cover included
Yes
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

Parent reviews of the Valco Baby Snap 4 Trend Tailormade

4.8/5
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An incredible stroller for such a low price.

A great stroller. If it didn't tip over sometimes and had a larger storage it would be top of the tops.

The best I owned and tried out

5

The best I owned and tried out... I can recommend it to anybody.

You will use this one until the end

4
  • An extra-long canopy
  • A large basket that can hold even a lot of shopping (they claim 4 kg in the basket, but I can say it's able to hold even twice that)
  • Weight capacity is 25 kg, meaning even a big kid
  • Large sleeping surface, your baby can sleep on its tummy even
  • Mesh in the back, even though we use it rarely
  • A window for the parent to see the child
  • A practical small pocket in the rear part
  • Handle is adjustable
  • An option of the air wheels
  • Optional rain cover, apron and much more - but only on their website
  • I miss some reflective elements, but of course, one can buy an extra reflective tape and put on the chassis just so
  • The handle started squeaking after regular use (my husband is tall, and I am on the shorter side, so we do it every day)
  • With not enough load, the front wheels rattle
  • No accessories included, you have to buy everything separately

We started using it when my son was one year old. The manipulation is very nice. The extra-large basket can be really loaded with much shopping. My son loves to sleep in it; he also can sleep on his belly.

The extra-large canopy is also great, and it's made out of an easy-to-clean material. I will surely buy the optional air wheels since we use it in worse terrain as well - even though we can do it with these wheels, I want the ride to be even comfier for my son since it does rattle like this a bit.

I see the handlebar as a downside - only 3 positions make it impossible for the older siblings to drive it. The front wheels, when I don't load the Snap Trend fully, start to rattle on uneven surfaces; and the handlebar, since it's not fixed, but can be rotated, squeaks in certain positions.

You will use this one until the end - we even borrowed it to a 3.5yo, and it was just fine for him as well.

  • Lightweight
  • Compact
  • Simple fold
  • Doesn't take up much space in the boot
  • No squeaking, no rattling
  • Price
  • Nothing, compared to expensive strollers where you only pay for the brand

After a Concord Neo and a Stokke Xplory V4, I finally found a perfect pushchair. Lightweight, compact, doesn't take up all my car boot, doesn't squeak nor rattle, and in new, cool-looking colors. And that price..! A 10/10 for me.

Your questions about the Valco Baby Snap 4 Trend Tailormade

1)

Hello,

I love the specs of this Snap:
- width < 55cm
- large basket
- big enough wheels

But it lacks suspensions, and I'm afraid I can't overlook that.

Is there something with these specs, but that adds suspensions on all wheels?
(leaving along Snap Sport, because it has air filled wheels, which I wouldn't want to mantain)

Thank you!!

Hello, there!

Well, there is and there isn't. Each stroller is a bit different so THE SAME you won't get, but similarly functioning strollers there are, absolutely.

After a Valco, I was very very happy with an Oyster Zero which has tad smaller wheels but still was able to go over grass and dirt roads thanks to a rather nice suspension. Also, the weight of it is similar and the canopy and seat width is even better than the Valco's.

My next advice would be a heavier but still doable Joie Mytrax - it has similar wheels to air-filled wheels but they're filled with foam so there's no risk of a puncture. And the basket there is awesome.

I'll also mention a Baby Jogger City Mini2 or a Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 which are more expensive but much higher quality & with shock absorbers.

Lastly, a few other models to look at: the ABC Design Okini, TFK Dot 2, Gesslein S4 or a Thule Spring (this, as a three-wheeler, has a width of 58.5 cm but this is still veeery ok and narrow enough).

Also, I'll suggest reading our different stroller wheels type guide to compare and understand how all that works and what can be best for you.

And - good luck! ❤️

.eli - 08 Sep 2021
2)

Hi Eli, I’ve just purchased a Valco Snap 4 Trend Tailormade pram but didn’t realise it doesn’t have a peek-a-boo window!?! I had a snap4 which I liked and thought I’d get “the top model”.
Is there another model I needed to get instead? Do I sell and buy again?

I was between Ultra and Trend 4 but decided for 4 due to the size and weight and more compact fold, and the seat also folds down. Have a Maxi Cosi capsule also, which I love - I can keep the pram seat still attached.

Any other prams I should consider?

Must have:
Lying completely flat
Clean fold with a seat attached
LIGHTWEIGHT
Easy to manoeuvre
4 wheels
Maxi Cosi compatible
Large/extendable canopy
Large basket
Compact
Newborn to the oldest child as possible :)
Peek-a-boo window
No need to remove the seat to attach a capsule

Advantage:
Sun protection
A reversible seat would be amazing if one with the above requirements exists?
Other than black - like the light grey/denim style

Thank you so much for any ideas!

Hey, Dashi,

A good question, actually, as many struggle with similar requirements. Firstly I would like to say that the Trend KIND OF does have a window - when you extend the canopy, only the mesh part, you CAN see through it to your baby, so they took it that's a ✅ I know, you would probably love something else, but yeah, no stroller has it all and the priorities have to be picked while choosing.

From what you say, I would most certainly go for an Oyster Zero by
. Super light, very wide seat, similar even though outward fold, compatible with an MC capsule the same way. There's even a new Oyster Zero Gravity out now but unsure if already available where you are, so really worth checking out!

A Joie Litetrax 4 would also work, but it's heavier and less spacious than a Trend or an Oyster Zero. So it wouldn't be my choice here.

I would most certainly not go for a reversible seat - just read about it some more in our article, it will ALWAYS be less spacious and a more bulky, heavier stroller (not talking about more expensive]]. And you almost never use a car seat in the way you describe with a reversible-seater.

Hope I helped! Good luck 😊

.eli - 15 Aug 2021

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