Valco Baby Snap 4
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The Valco Baby Snap 4 is an ultra-lightweight four-wheel stroller with a high weight capacity. The name Snap comes from the quick, inward fold. Although the models intended for the western market can be released by pushing the button, hence folded by one hand, the eastern have to be released by lifting and holding the locking latch. The foam wheels are suitable for the city; however, the air-filled tires suitable for rougher terrain are also available to purchase either separately or as a part of the version Snap 4 Sport.

The fabric on the non-reversible seat is easy to look after. You can purchase the colorful hoods to add to the basic black seat to make the desired color combination. The grey version, as well as the premium version called Tailormade, features color-coordinated seat fabric and the hood. The backrest can be reclined sufficiently even for smaller babies. Since 2015, the Snap 3 features an adjustable leg rest. 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 Snap 4 was also released in limited editions with patterned canopies, varying through different years.

Valco Baby Snap 4 Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only), 2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
6.2 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
103 cm x 52 cm x 77 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
80 cm x 52 cm x 36 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
49 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
35 x 23 cm
Total length of the seat unit
91 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
No
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
Yes
Peek-a-boo window can be closed/covered
Yes
Quiet (magnetic/no velcro) peek-a-boo window
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
19 cm
Rear wheels diameter
23.5 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
Yes
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
No
Handlebar material
Foam
Handlebar height
103 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

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Our older model had no leg rest adjustment which we missed, and the rear mesh part could better cover the head. Otherwise a perfect pushchair.

Price/quality ratio is good

4
  • light
  • spacious
  • compact
  • washable
  • foam wheels
  • easy to handle
  • faded sun canopy

The stroller's price/quality ratio is good. It is light and yet spacious for the child to sit. It can handle some terrain and looks nice.

  • Neda sa otacat za jazdy rucka - akoo dvihat sa a prisposobit jej vysku k tomu, co kocikuje

Perfect, extra light, can handle even heavy shopping load. When the baby falls asleep, and you lower the position - it does not feel it and does not wake up.

  • Lightweight and compact
  • Easy to steer
  • The pushchair is quite expensive

The stroller is very light and compact. I had it on my son, right from 7 months - and I was very happy with it. I bought another one for my daughter, but eventually went back to the Valco.

  • Low weight
  • Compactness
  • Folds inwards
  • Storage pockets
  • Large sleeping area
  • Leg positioning
  • Zero cushioning
  • Poor handling and ride characteristics
  • Very inconveniently placed center of gravity
  • Difficult to access the basket
  • Price

I was very curious about the stroller because it is very often glorified. But I have to say that I don't understand its popularity. I bought it for the car as a second hand pram for a few Czech crowns. It is very light, it fits nicely into my short Fabia. Compared to our three-wheeler City Elite from Baby Jogger, however, it's a complete rattle, which is difficult to ride with even with our 8,5 kg daughter, let alone with our 17 kg son.

It is difficult to climb into the storage basket at the bottom. I like the relatively large seat surface, the leg positioning, the fairly long sun canopy, the storage pockets. The fabrics, although it looks very cheap (we have the basic version), will hold up and clean well.

Unfortunately, the driving characteristics are not very good. In addition, I am constantly kicking the brake and it has a very poorly positioned center of gravity, for my taste - exactly the same as our old Britax B-Motion 4 Plus. We have a version with foam wheels that rattle when riding. There is absolutely no cushioning. I wouldn't buy it for full price, I'll pass on the few hundred for occasional travel. As a main stroller I would not want it. For its selling price you can get much better strollers - for example Joie Litetrax or Mytrax. The low weight is not really a benefit that would positively affect the riding characteristics.

Perfect for traveling

4

Compact, light, perfect for traveling. Spacious for the kid.

  • EVA foam wheels, so no risk of a puncture
  • large hood that covers a lot
  • lie-flat seat back
  • easy folding
  • great ventilation for hot days
  • not so accessible storage space
  • unstable, it can happen it falls over
  • no pushbar adjustment

We bought this as a travel and public transport stroller. It is very light, easy to fold, easy to manipulate with in public transport. Impractical for terrain, however.

We used it for two kids already, without problems or damages.

  • beautiful
  • practical
  • spacious enough
  • maybe only the stones in the wheel foam

We've used it for two and a half yeat. It works great, and it looks great (marl fabrics) - my DD was super happy in it. The seat was wide enough even when she's in winter clothes (34 cm). The seat could be longer (87 cm) but was actually enough all the way through the toddlerhood.

  • Light
  • Compact
  • Price
  • Good for larger toddlers
  • Expensive spare parts

I wanted it since my first daughter - it is great that it also accepts a bassinet. We have the Snap 4 and use it with the bassinet still - it is long and spacious enough. And the seat is OK even for the older Y-year-old! 😁

  • Comfortable for the baby
  • Easy one-handed manipulation
  • Maneuvers just as it should
  • Air wheels option
  • Very compact - for the car or travels
  • Nice canopy coverage
  • I only mind the handlebar that can't be adjusted - and it is too short for me. I am tall and my steps are quite long :-)

Super happy with it! Since my child could sit it was using this buggy.

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