Thank you to iCoo/GT Baby for providing me with product, free of charge, in exchange for this honest blog review. All opinions are 100% my own.
It seems like babies need a lot of gear. Some are necessary, some are more of a convenience. One thing that is a definite for everyone, though, is a car seat. I know hospitals around here won’t even let you leave with your baby unless buckled into a car seat. (I’ve not confirmed but have been told this holds true whether you even own a car or live in town and only use bus transportation.) Lately, I’ve been running some features on baby products since my sister and her husband are expecting their first baby. So it only makes sense that I include a car seat and stroller. Today, we’ll talk about the new-in-town Acrobat Stroller and iGuard35 Infant Car Seat from iCoo.
The Acrobat Stroller is designed with an impressive looking copper frame and features a leather seating surface and leather wrapped handles! Definitely an eye-catching stroller!
The Acrobat Stroller and iGuard 35 came nicely packaged together in one box. Upon opening, we surveyed the contents and realized that assembly would be quite simple since there were very few parts that needed to be put together. We literally had to snap the front wheels, bumper bar, and sun shade on to the stroller and we were ready to go! Also included are the car seat adapters to make this a travel system as well a rain cover and stroller muff.
The Acrobat Stroller has lots of great features in addition to the copper frame and leather. Designed with safety in mind, children can be strapped in with a five point belt harness. The brake is easy to use and located in the center behind the basket. I am easily able to lock and unlock in flip flops even! The reclining feature is created on an adjustable strap which allows parents to set the seat at the perfect incline each and every time, based on what the child’s needs are.
The front wheels can be locked in a straight position with just a light push on the reflector. Unlocking them takes the exact same movement again. Underneath the seat is a storage basket. While not huge, it’s an adequate size for what most people would use it for. The sun shade flips open and shut on a hinge so it’s nice and steady. The rain cover accessory is a generous size that protects the entire stroller while still leaving a vented area in the front with an umbrella type shield over it. There is also two zippers to allow easy access to the child without having to remove the entire cover. The back of the hood features a zippered pocket which would be the perfect size for parents to store a phone and keys or even a wallet.
The Acrobat Stroller has a one-hand fold and unfold maneuvering action. This is a big plus in the feature department. The last thing a new parent seems to have available is an extra hand! Like with any new item, it may take a time or two of practice but once the fold is mastered, the Acrobat takes seconds to be ready for use or collapsed for storage.
The iGuard35 Seat is geared for infants from 4# to 35# and offers simple vehicle installation with both 2- and 3-point belt systems. The leveling feature and lock are both located on the top of the base so once installed and the car seat attached, the setting can’t be bumped into a lose position. The seat itself feels cozy and we tested it out with my 10 month old. She typically cries when buckling her in but she didn’t seem to mind being placed in this seat. Snapping the car seat in and out of the base is also simply done by pulling the release lever located on the back of the car seat.
Overall, the Acrobat and iGuard35 make a great travel system. The stroller pushes quite nicely on flat terrain and steers easily. The car seat snaps sufficiently on and off the adjusters, however, the one change that would make this perfect would be if they could design a way to not have to remove the bumper bar to do so. Otherwise, this is a great set and the new parents are excited to be using it soon!
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