Graco MetroLite Stroller

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This Graco MetroLite Stroller in Racer with full-on features is made for life on the move. The Graco MetroLite Stroller in Racer strong aluminum frame has height adjustable handles, high performance tires and folds with one hand so it won’t slow you down. A large, always accessible stroller storage basket and a parent storage tray with cup holders keep you on top of your game. The multi-position reclining seat, sun-blocking stroller canopy and child’s tray with cup/snack holder that pivots open for easy stroller entry help Baby enjoy the action. Lockable swivel wheels and suspension smooth out bumps. Its compatible with your SnugRide. Infant Car Seat or Infant SafeSeat Car Seat (sold separately), so you can quickly go from cab to sidewalk without missing a step.

Graco designs and manufactures a large selection of top-rated baby strollers that all offer superior maneuverability and durability. Graco lightweight strollers are ultra-portable and easy to take when traveling to the park or around the neighborhood. Full-size Graco strollers offer the ultimate in strolling luxury, each one is easy to fold and equipped with accessible storage and cup-holders. Graco double strollers are not only easy to maneuver but are comfortable with lots of extra space for when baby makes four.

Graco is a Newell Rubbermaid company, continuing to build on over a half-century of success in the childcare and baby care industry. Graco is committed to designing and manufacturing top-quality products that are inspired by the needs of both parents and babies. Graco is known worldwide for its innovative baby swings, car seats, highchairs, travel systems and more.

Features

  • Graco MetroLite Stroller in Racer accepts all Graco SnugRide, SnugRide 32 Car Seats
  • Lightweight aluminum frame weighs less than 20 lbs
  • Height-adjustable handle lets both Mom & Dad push comfortably without stooping over
  • Easy access drop-down basket lets you reach in without disturbing reclined child
  • Parent storage tray with two cup holders keeps keys and drinks handy

Additional Info

852231

0A7FD222

047406107056

PH 3

5 lbs

40 lbs

Full Size,Light Weight

Yes

Adjustable Canopy,Adjustable Handle,Adjustable Head Support,Cargo Basket,Cup Holder(s),Reversible Handle/Seat,Sunshade,Tray / Bar,Weather Protection

City,Shopping,Travel,Walking

16.98

21.1 pounds

30.7 x 19.1 x 10.4

Graco MetroLite Stroller3.9587
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84 Reviews for “Graco MetroLite Stroller”

  1. Liana's Mom on February 28th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    My daughter is 8 months old. When she was younger I really enjoyed using it with the car seat/carrier. Now that she’s a “big girl” she loves riding in the stroller itself. The 5-pt. harness is important with my very active daughter. She’s an early walker, so I love how the tray can swing open – she is so proud to step down from it herself! The recline is great for a mid-mall trip nap. I could go on and on – but you get the picture. It gets and A from this former teacher.

  2. e'smama on March 9th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I have this stroller in a discontinued color. It’s fantastic! It’s lightweight, easy to maneuver, and easy to fold. Way better than the big travel systems that I see my friends struggling with. Smooth ride in malls and on streets and sidewalks. Baby LOVES going for stroller rides and we love the safety of the 5 point harness. Would definitely buy it again.

  3. Heman on March 16th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We got the stroller for our 8 mth old who wanted to sit up more than just “snap and go” in her carseat. Loved the snap and go concept, yet now that we have the Metrolite, I would have gotten it from the beginning as the package of carseat and stroller. I take 2-3 hr. walks and need big durable wheels/stroller mobility and STILL light weight to load in and out of car; unlike then the heavy jogger models.

  4. Kelley-Stroller Addict on March 17th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    As a self-professed stroller addict, I’m almost disappointed at how much I LOVE this stroller. I keep looking for reasons to get a new, fancier-looking, Zooper stroller, but I just can’t justify the purchase.I originally had a Graco Quattro travel system. We used it for about a year, and overall it was nice, but it was HUGE. It barely fit in my trunk, and it hurt my back to lift it up there. I THOUGHT that was my only complaint. After purchasing a series of smaller strollers (including the Peg Perego Aria, which I HATED), I finally settled on the Metrolite. Once I used it, I couldn’t believe I had been trying to avoid it, it restored my faith in Graco.First, it’s EXTREMELY easy to maneuver. I mean REALLY easy. I can EASILY push it one-handed as I try to talk on my cell phone, or open doors, etc. I didn’t realize how hard my Quattro was to push until I had to use it (we gave it to my sister who babysits for us) again after getting used to my Metrolite. I couldn’t believe how hard the Quattro was to steer/turn in comparison. My son is 2 years old, 36.5 inches tall, weighs 29 lbs and is still extremely comfortable in this stroller.The adjustable handlebar is probably my favorite feature. I’m not short (5’6), but I hated the height of the other handles. I love that I can put this one lower, and that my husband can still have it higher.I also love the parent cupholders. They are plenty big enough to hold whatever drinks/snacks I’m buying. I do wish it had a little cubby for keys/cell phones like the Quattro, though. The snack tray for my son was a MUST. We’re on the go a lot, and I’m always giving him little snacks. My ONLY complaint here is that the cup holder is a little small, and most of his sippy cups don’t fit. It’s not really a big deal, though, because he just sits in next to him.I also LOVE the size of the storage basket. I can fit EVERYTHING I need in there. HUGE diaper bag, purse, and plenty of shopping bags. If I stuff it too much, I have to do a little maneuvering to get it out, but nothing I can’t handle.The folding isn’t quite as intuitive or easy, as the Quattro, but I wouldn’t classify it as a problem, either. As long as I make sure the front wheels are facing forward, it’s a breeze, although I wish it had a better locking mechanism, as it occassionally comes unlocked when I don’t want it to (ONLY while folded, it’s NEVER folded on my son). The smaller size while folded, VASTLY makes up for the differences in folding from the Quattro.We’ve had this stroller about a year now, and I see no signs of wear/tear, other than a little browning on the white part of the canopy, which is my OWN FAULT for leaving it out in the rain.We travel by airplane a LOT, and have had no damage resulting from their rough handling. The seat/tray are wide enough that I can simply set my huge Britax carseat on top of it, and wheel it around the airport, instead of having to carry it on my back. It doesn’t clip on or anything, but it’s plenty sturdy, in my opinion.The sun canopy is fairly large, but I do wish it had the double ratcheting feature that my Quattro had, so I could push it all the way forward and shield my son while he’s sleeping. I do like the window, though.It’s also MUCH easier to fit through narrow store aisles than my Quattro. The same could be said for the PP Aria I bought, but it had NO features, and was HORRIBLE when it came to maneuverability. The Metrolite was the real winner here.Honestly, my only complaints are things that I knew prior to purchasing (seat is not reversible so baby can face me, doesn’t look ‘fancy’), and my only REAL complaint is that I now have no way to convince my husband to get me a fancy [$] stroller, because this one works so well! The price was unbeatable, and it’s worth every penny!

  5. SuziQ on March 19th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This stroller rocks!!! I originally had the Quatro Pro, which was way too big, and bulky. I exchanged it for the LiteRider and I am in heaven. It’s lightweight and easy to maneuver. I’m constantly moving it in and out of the car, because it’s my baby’s favorite place to sit/lay and relax.

  6. first time mom of Noah on May 19th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I have this exact model of the Graco MetroLite Stroller (Birkshire) and everything from the color/print/design of the stroller to the fact that it’s so incredibly lightweight and easy to use- makes it the best stroller out there. I have gotten compliments already and I couldn’t be happier. It has a touch of green in it which I didn’t know (ordered it online)but that only makes it even more stylish. It’s so easy to snap the carseat on & go. Great investment!

  7. Busy Bee on May 28th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    The main two reasons why I love this stroller is because it is perfect for quick maneuvering through any aisle, plus, the basket is huge enough for my Juicy Couture diaper bag! The one hand fold is also very handy when baby is crying!

  8. Yafoulli on June 7th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Used this stroller (in a different patern) every day , at firth with a matching infant car seat (safe seat) . At first it was OK, but now over a year later, I really hate. This stroller is not durable, I a having (frenquently) difficulty folding it. The basket is droping . I find it too light weingh to the point that it lacks stability.
    Now expecting baby #2 I am definetly looking for a different stroller, and most likely a different brand.

    I loved the car seat (safe seat), but not the metrolite.

  9. mama2oliver on July 6th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We’ve had this stroller (different pattern) for over a year now and still love it. It’s had a lot of use and still looks great. Nice and light, easy to open/fold, compact, yet comfy and roomy enough for baby/toddler.

    Would highly recommend this stroller.

  10. Rosebud311 on July 28th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I searched high and low for the PERFECT travel system, and am happy to say I’ve found it with the Metrolite system. After spending considerable time researching online and 2 hours in the store with a veteran mom, she helped me weed through the millions of available options to see which ones would actually be worth while, and those that were just hype. The big thing she stressed was the overall weight and compactness of the stroller. Man, was she right! I chose the Metrolite b/c it has all the necessary ingredients of the bigger systems, like the Quattro (cup holders, large storage basket, 3 reclining seat positions) but it’s so much lighter and more portable. I have another friend with the Quattro, and it takes her twice as long to fold/unfold as my Metrolite. My specific version also has an attached bug netting, which is awesome and doubles as a sun screen. I take 2 mi walks though the neighborhood daily with my son, who is now 7 months old, and it works perfectly. Since I had a baby in December, the travel system allowed me to use the car seat locked into the stroller and to close both canopies to keep all the cold air out during our walks when he was a newborn. Now that he’s bigger, he can sit in the regular seat of the stroller, and I can recline him back, once he inevitably falls asleep. I’ve had absolutely no problems with it mechanically or otherwise, and like I said, I’ve gotten some mileage out of it in the past 7 months. You can spend A LOT more money on European and other name brands, but to get the most bang for your buck, while having a high quality stroller, the Metrolite is your best bet!

  11. Zano321 on August 13th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Great stroller easy fold, lightweight, and I have received many compliments on the pattern! I love it!

  12. Marine wife on August 19th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I have just received this product as a baby shower gift. I put it together in less than 20 mins by myself. It seems very sturdy and durable. I love the pattern, which actually comes with a little bit of lime green in it. It’s also perfect for my husband to wheel around, its girly yet not bright pink for a marine to be walking with. Will updated after she gets here!

  13. first time gramma on August 23rd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I love the ease of how it rolls over dirt and gravel roads. We camp alot, and, it is great for walking my granddaughter around the primitive places we go. She loves to be in it. The seat is very comfy, I guess. She loves to be in it!

  14. FrankiesMom on September 8th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I researched strollers for months before my daughter arrived. I needed a lightweight one that wouldn’t strain my back. After all the research we decided to get the metrolite, mainly b/c of the affordable price. I am so happy with this stroller. It is great!! You can open/close it w/only 1 hand, which as a first time mom I didn’t even consider. I can break it down and get it into the trunck of my car while holding my daughter. It folds up compact enough to fit in my Corrola’s trunk and add 2+ suitcases. The basket is easily assesible while she is sleeping and the Graco car seat snapped in great. I would reccomend this stroller to all moms. It is a perfect alternative to the other pricy lightweight strollers.

  15. Chelsie 1st time mom on September 24th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Car seat fits into it perfectly, the basket unlatches for easy access. The only problem is that it’s not very compact when you fold it up, it takes up most of your trunk room. The pattern is to DIE for!! And it has 2 cup holders for you MOM!

  16. frustrated mom with a broken stroller! on October 11th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I LOVED this stroller for the first year and recommended it to so many people. Myt daughter just turned one in september and my stroller broke about 2 weeks after that. It will NOT fold down anymore (i saw that another lady had that problem after a year) and the basket broke as well (it will not hook back up to the top). I have tried to use all of my might to fold it down and it will not budge. If you want a long lasting stroller then this is not a good choice.

  17. Free Time?? HA HA HA!! on October 21st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Love the pattern and so does everyone else. I can steer this with one hand and maneuvers easily. It is smaller than your normal stroller good for storage but bad if you plan on putting your purse, diaper bag, or anything else underneath at once.

  18. walksalot on October 24th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I purchased this stroller due to it’s great ratings by consumer reports and by friends. After using it for several months, I am now replacing it because neither I nor my fiance can walk with it comfortably. The handle bar is too low, and the rear axle doesn’t allow for a comfortable stride. I’m 5’7, he’s 6ft, not so tall that we should be running into these problems. I’ve tried out other strollers and have not had this problem, so it seems specific to the metrolite. Aside from this issue, we love the stroller as much as most people. We’ll be purchasing another Graco, they can’t be beat for the price.

  19. Jmarr on December 17th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I loved this stroller because it was lighter than the rest, it holds the snug ride, etc.. Shortly after having it, the back fabric and board came undone (hard to explain, but basically, the baby’s head rests against a metal bar instead of the cushy seat back). I took it back to BRU and they showed me how to put it back together, but it happens constantly if you adjust the angle of the back. Also, like others, my basket broke. I loved the big basket, but unfortunately only got to use it a few times before it broke. I know Graco probably would have replaced it, because I had a problem with another stroller and they did…but who has time to keep replacing strollers. Unfortunately, the basket is junk. Very disappointed.

  20. Nia on December 30th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We bought the metrolite stroller. It looks great. But it took a WHILE to put together. We haven’t used it yet but we hope that it will be nice one. It is definitely very light weight. We wish that babies r us or toys r us carried these strollers in store and not just online so that we can take a look before buying. Because if some parts are missing or if we do not like the stroller it’s a hassle to return it.

  21. Globetrotting mom on January 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    […] I travel a lot and we have a VW Jetta so we wanted something that wasn’t too big but that also reclined back for our daughter to be able to sleep when we went out, etc. The stroller is great for all of those features – it reclines really well, my daughter likes sleeping in and riding in it, the colour is ok, the cupholders, etc are nice and the storage bag at the bottom is really roomy but hard to get to when she is reclined all the way. Folding it is really awkward, especially when you have a baby in your arms, it is VERY big and BULKY. I travelled alone with my daughter to visit family and it wouldn’t fit in the trunk of the Jetta with my two suitcases, then when I got home it wouldn’t fit in my mother’s BMW (both sedans but both have roomy trunks) – so it had to ride in the front seat while I rode in the back. Then when I got on the plane, all the parents folded their strolles and gave them up plane side, mine they had to take away to the bottom of the plane and I didn’t get it back until I picked up the suitcases at my final destination – thank goodness I had my baby bjorn on me but I had a 6 hour lay-over, how fun with a baby hanging from you the whole time! So – it is a nice stroller if you have an SUV and don’t plan on travelling much and can be ok with the fact that it is a pain to fold (but dooable). I’m dissapointed and now that I am moving back to the US considering whether I will bother travelling with it or not – might just abandon it in the UK and buy something different. Oh I almost forgot – I went to a store and the back wheels are set pretty widely and I couldn’t fit into one of the aisles, I had to leave my mom with the baby while I shopped for what I needed in that aisle, not exaclty convenient. It is light weight and durable though, when I was trying to put it in the trunk while I was running late and my daughter was crying in her car seat I picked it up with one hand in a fit of frustration and tossed across the parking garage – it was fine and so was my arm!

  22. Isabella's Mom on January 2nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We got this as a shower gift along with the matching infant seat. It is absolutely beautiful. Our daughter has loved it from day one and she is five months now. I have received many compliments on the look of this stroller. It appears to be a comfortable ride for our daughter and is easy to maneuver, even single handedly.

    I did have to wash the fabric of the underseat storage and it was very difficult to take it apart. I wish the manufacturer would have it snapped in place instead of having the fabric looped through the bars. It would make it a lot easier to remove for washing purposes instead of having me struggle to disassemble it. Also, the cup holders are great, but for short cups. Anything taller than five inches topples over and your drink will splash around. I do not recommend putting hot coffee in there. I always hold my coffee cup and push the stroller with the other hand and it works great. I use the cup holders for my keys and bottled water. Also, this is a huge stroller when it is collapsed. We have a large trunk, but it has to be empty to fit the stroller.

    Bottom line: Despite a couple of design flaws and its bulkiness when collapsed, it is a great stroller for the price. Highly recommend it if you are on a budget.

  23. Jess, mom of one on January 8th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I’ve been using this and the matching carseat for nine months now and I love both of them. So far, I have found them comfortable, easy to maneuver, light weight and a smooth ride. My sister has a chico that she bought because she has a compact car. It folds up narrowly and long – and doesn’t fit easily into her car! Mine, though, folds up fat and short, so it actually fit easily. The trick is just to turn the handlebar down. Also, I love the fact that the handlebar is adjustable, making it comfortable for me (5’3”) to push and also for my husband to push. I’ve taken it through the mall, trails in the woods, and downtown, all with no problems. But the most surprising part is that people stop me EVERYTWHERE and tell me how beautiful it is!

  24. socmom on January 21st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    After trying the Travel systems we’ve decided to buy this Metrolite stroller because is lighter, so easy to fold/unfold that we didn’t have to buy the “frame/snap-n-go” to carry the car seat around. The basket drops to make it easier to reach it when the seat is reclined, there are trays for baby and mom and to have extra storage space we bought a stroller organizer and just strap to the handles to carry a few diapers, wipes, bottles, toys, etc…Perfect!!!The “Mommy Hook” or the “Stroll’r Swivel’rs” are a great help too!!
    WE bought the matching car seat as well and loved it!

  25. Birkshire by Graco on February 6th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This stroller is very stylish and good for both genders. It is as easy to use than any other stroller. It’s as light as any other stroller will be as well. But so far, very functional and beneficial for my baby.

  26. mama ll on February 8th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We bought this for our son when he was six months old after he grew out of the bugaboo bassinet. He loves it and is now 11 months old and we have used it since. The only problem I tripped and spilled my black coffe (lukily my husband was holding him so he was not in the stroller) and I can’t get the stain out all the way, although its better.

  27. BCN on February 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I use this stroller all the time. My daughter is now 3 months and we have used it since she was born. It is very easy to use, easy to store and my daughter loves it. It is so easy to access things we store underneath in the basket because it lowers so you don’t have to move the baby when she is sleeping! I would absolutely recommend it to all of my friends! It is beautiful and easy to use!

  28. ridsim on February 27th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I bought this for my daughter who is now 4 months old.I purchased it after reading the reviews , so far it has been great.

    The thing that I like most about this stroller is that it is very easy to fold you don’t have to bend down or anything.It is very easy to maneuver and the basket drops all the way down so it is very easy to access stuff from there and the pattern is really cool.

    I have a snugride car seat and it easily snaps into place.

    But it does take up a lot of space in the trunk and I would have liked a bigger basket.

    Overall i think it is a very good buy for the price.

  29. Mom always looking for the best! on March 3rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I bought this stroller for my 5 month old and I have to say I LOVE IT! It isn’t only light weight but fits my britax infant car seat which I have to say was a relief given that nothing else fit. I do have to add that the design was beautiful […]

  30. Rebecca, the first-time mom on April 15th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    * Very easy to fold down for transporting
    * Light-weight for the mom-on-the-go
    * Love the fabric/pattern!

  31. Mile High Mommie on April 22nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We LOVE this stroller! It has been awesome from day 1. It even worked wonderfully without the infant carrier car seat / travel system set-up since my husband and I decided to use a convertiable car seat from the start.

    I love the cute and stylish (and more nutural) fabric styling that I thought would be good for a boy or a girl. This stroller has been very easy for me to put in and out of the car and it packs nice and compactly. It also has been very durable, surviving several plane trips with no scratches.

  32. Shan on April 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I wasn’t sure about registering for this item since it was not available in stores and I could not review the item in person but once I got the stroller/car seat I loved the pattern. It is gender neutral and smooth. I am glad the car seat also fits right into the stroller even though they are sold seperately.

  33. Ssgt Addison on April 27th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This stroller is very expensive for an extremely cheap product. It feels like its going to fall apart, the wheels are plastic and look like they’re going to break. It’s a very bumpy ride for my daughter, it’s not soft or comfortable, and worst part, the visor doesn’t cover her face! We can’t go for a walk after 12pm because the sun is in her eyes and she fusses the entire time. It’s not well ventilated either so she gets very sweaty. They also don’t make a matching car seat so if you were to fit yours on there it’d look stupid.

    I recommend putting your money up and getting a BOB stroller. They’re way more comfortable for the child and you! The visor also covers the entire seat with shade, no matter what time of day you go walking or running! It’s way easier to fold and unfold it too, especially with a baby in your arms. Once you use one, you’ll know!

  34. Mommy of Aidan on April 28th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We love this stroller. We have the entire Graco Birkshire line and love all of it. The only thing that needs to be added to this stroller is something fun inside for baby to look at and/or play with and you can add that yourself. Other than that, we love it. It is very lightweight and folds down with just a push of a button. Anyone can use this stroller and be absolutely happy with it.

  35. pennie on April 29th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Bought this stroller as showe gift my daughter
    and the front wheel fell of and the babyy is only six months as matter of face I bought the whole Birkshire line

  36. working mom on April 29th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love this stroller!!! I have had a MetroLite for 5 1/2 years… it survived through 2 kids wonderfully. It is so much lighter than most other strollers-I could break it down one handed and “fling” it into my van while holding a child in the other. You cant get to the basket below while using it with an infant carrier..but I bought stroller hooks on the handle & carried just about anything! To clean: I actually just scrubbed it with dishwashing soap and hosed it down –let it dry in the sun 🙂 It is a great stroller for the price!!

  37. Lucas' Mommy on May 19th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    After extensively researching strollers and “test driving” this and another stroller, my husband and I decided on the MetroLite Stroller. I have been sooooo happy with it. It is one handed fold, super easy to assemble. It is relatively light and does not take up a huge amount of space in my truck. I have a Hyundai Sonata and I am still able to have the stroller in the trunk and put all of my groceries in there as well.

    People compliment me all of the time on the color/pattern and it is perfect for my little boy. The basket at the bottom is big enough for a regular sized diaper bag and a small purse.

    I am 5’9 and it is difficult to find strollers that can accomodate my height (there is nothing worse than bending down to push your stroller). The adjustible height handle is perfect for me.

    My only complaint is that the material does not breathe well and my son does get a little sweaty in it, but this works in our favor when it is a little chilly out. This summer I will probably put a receiving blanket between the stroller and my son to alleviate the sweatiness.

    I can’t express how happy I am with this stroller and I tell all of my pregnant friends to get this stroller.

  38. Victoria's Mom on May 20th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love this stroller! It is light enough for me to take out of the trunk while holding my baby girl easy to fold and very convenient. We got the matching car seat and it makes a great travel system. If you can follow instructions you can set up this stroller. My daughter was 2 months premature and had to use an apnea machine; this stroller mad it possible to get out of the house even with her machine without to much notice.

  39. Mom of one on May 22nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I use this stroller almost daily. My snugride 32 carseat fits in it. I think it is pretty light-weight for its size. I like the basket underneath, it makes travelling around much easier. I also like that I can fit my carseat in it if I like, and I can just buckle our baby directly in as well. I did find it quite difficult to assemble. I called customer service, and they had a hard time assessing what I was talking about, but once they did, they were able to help me put the stroller together. I also wish there were a tray to set things in by the handle (there are cupholders, but no tray there).

  40. Livia's mom on May 28th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I really like this stroller. It is lightweight and easy to use. The car seat snaps into it really easily. The stroller pushes really smoothly. I live on gravel and it is even pretty good on that. The basket is a little small, but I can fit her diaper bag in it and then I bought a hook to put my purse on.

  41. Stacey on June 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    […] About the stroller… I really love it. It’s lightweight and I use it instead of an umbrella stroller. Just one thing…Graco makes different patterns for different stores, so go on Graco’s website to see which pattern you like best and then see where they sell it. Wish I knew that before I bought my BORING blue metrolite.

  42. Karina on June 10th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Love everything about this stroller:
    Color is great; brown is perfect and not getting dirty as easy and paisley gives it a very nice accent.
    Very light; very useful – could fold, using 1 hand and awesome – huge storage basket; could lock front wheels for straight forward ride or unlock them.
    It took me about 20 min to put together. Awesome.

  43. Amy on June 14th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This is my 2nd Metrolite stroller. My 1st one is 5 years old and still in perfect condition but is blue, so I bought a neutral one for my daughter. This one is brown with a small paisley and is beautiful. I love that it’s lightweight and I can open it with one hand, yet it’s durable enough to take over bumps and even through a woody trail!
    Caution – I made the mistake of putting the seat cover in the dryer and it sort of melted!

  44. Doyle on July 20th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I haven’t used the stroller yet, except to help carry a heavy load onto the beach the other day, but it seems great. (My baby hasn’t arrive yet!) All my friends love the pattern. Does take up a lot of trunk space, even in my SUV.

  45. Mom on July 21st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I LOVE this stroller! I love the look of it, I tire of everything being so “cutsie”. It is so easy to fold, un-fold, and push around. The only part I don’t love is the basket is difficult to get to. But you get what you pay for. This stroller is a must have!

  46. Delilah on August 4th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We just got this stroller as a gift. I haven’t used it yet, but at 37 weeks, the nesting instinct kicked in and I got to unpacking all of our baby gear. This stroller seems pretty durable, attractive, and was relatively easy to put together (20 minutes, with only a smidge of help from hubby). I’ve been practicing folding and unfolding the stroller with one hand, because that was my intention with wanting a safe ride on trains and buses…it’s kinda heavy, so one handed is a little tough…In any case, the print is really nice, the stroller seems very mobile and smooth and its a comfortable height (I’m 5’1) with adjustable handle heights. It also doesnt take up too much space when folded upright, which is good when you have limited closet space.

  47. FTM to Abby Rose on August 8th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I use this stroller everyday since my daughter became to heavy to lift her out of the car to be put into her snap-n-go.

    It rides smooth, has two parent cup holders, big bottom basket, and I get complements on the color all the time.

    The only thing that I would change is the incline when you snap in the carseat. It sits a little too straight, and when my daughter naps her head droop down alittle.

    But overall GREAT Stroller!!!

    FTM to Abby Rose 😉

  48. Janna~buying for my neice on August 13th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I bought this product for my neice. She loves to ride in this stroller. The carseat carrier fits just perfectly. The pattern is even more beautiful in person than online!

  49. Mom of 4 boys on November 10th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Just got this stroller two days ago. I was looking for a lightweight stroller, that would have most of the features that regular strollers have and that my 14mth old could grow with. This was awsome, it holds baby up to 50lbs, weights only 19lbs itself. For the most part it was easy to assemble, had a hard time with back tires hubby had to come to the rescue. Has big basket so conviniet for all of our stuff (3 other kids), and two cup holders for parents!! Big shade for sunny San Diego and reclines all the way so my baby is comfy when naping on the go! So far so good.

  50. On the go Mumma! on November 17th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Absolutely LOVE this stroller! The material and pattern are AWESOME!! Didnt care for any other designs on the market, so I just went for safety and then they came out with this pattern for my baby boy! It’s the one thing that I was so excited to receive on my registry. Well padded for comfort, easy open, durable and lighter than the average bulky strollers! I’m sure we’ll get plenty of use out of it! Graco gets an A+ on this one!!! The infant car seat to match is really really nice too. Again well padded, best safety features and the style puts it over the top!

  51. BK Mommy on January 4th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    My husband and I just love this stroller. He set it up in less than 20 minutes. It has such cool features like a front cup holder/tray for baby that swings out, making it easy to get baby in and out of stroller. The stroller is easy to open and close and it rides very smooth. My only complaint is that I wish the backrest could be adjusted so that my curious 14 month old could be more upright, but overall I am ecstatic about this stroller. Love the parent cup holders, the height adjustable handle, and the way the basket drops down for easier access. The colors of the stroller are also a definite plus. I hope it lasts but so far so good because the stroller seems very sturdy.

  52. Ana on January 11th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I am a big fan of Graco products, and I LOVE Metrolite strollers, for example, last year’s model (blue and brey colors), but not this one (red color). Has no window to see the baby. The material is not that easy to clean. The quality is not as good as it used to be. Looks cheap for sure! Yeas, it still weights less than 20 lb, that’s why I give it 3 stars.

  53. Big Ben's mommy on January 29th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Very happy with this stroller. Seems sturdy and easy to manuever. My little guy is a big guy. He is comfortable with room to grow. Hubby is 6’2" and it was fine for him to push around. I was able to set it up in under 1/2 hour. Only complaints are the the ‘easy to understand’ picture directions were tricky in parts and I would have loved a peaking window in the canopy.

  54. Fairly new mommy on February 1st, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I’ve only had this stroller 4 days and I do love mostly everything except the front bar and the harness straps. It’s a real *B* to get the baby in/out with that bar lock. It’s a pinch n pull. I’ve gotten 2 blood blisters already trying to work that thing. NOT EASY AT ALL! And the harness straps are annoying. Just wish the top of the harness and the sides were just already attached like the carseat. Yes, easy to unsnap and get off but a pain to get the baby into quickly. Also, no canopy window. Love the large canopy but a frustration when you just want to take a quick peak at the baby. I have to keep stopping to peak in the front. Otherwise, lite-weight and easy to set up and collapse. Love the large drop basket, too. Love that about Graco! But work on those other parts. I might actually return it because of these things.

  55. Me on February 4th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    We had to return two of these strollers before we gave up. The first time, my husband had just finished assembling it when he noticed that one of the front brakes did not lock (the lock kept slipping down from the wheel). We switched it for another, and that lasted for four days before the cord that props up the back of the seat snapped when I placed my son in it. He’s only 16 lbs, and can’t fully sit up yet, so there’s no way I’m going to take my chances with another one of these. I’d like a metrolite, yes, but definitely not this cheapo model. Look for something a bit sturdier.

  56. MeMe on February 21st, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Put this together and used it ONE time, then drove directly back to the store to return…it was that bad.

    Would probably work better for a smaller child, but I bought it because it said the weight limit was up to 50 lbs. The back would not hold my son up (30-ish lbs). The top strap of the harness slides out way easily until you actually snap them both onto the bottom part of the harness, but with a wiggly toddler, it was slipping out of place and totally a pain to latch because of it.

    It just feels like poor workmanship all the way around…and cheap quality, which is not what I was expecting with this brand.

    I never write reviews, but I felt so strongly about how awful this stroller was, I figured others might want to at least know our experience to make an informed decision.

  57. Ryan's mommy on February 22nd, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I love this stroller. I have back problems and this stroller is easy for me to use. I can lift it in and out of the truck without assistance. My lil one loves it. It has a lot of cushion to it and it doesn’t feel like he is lying on partical board like his last stroller. Assembly was easy. The best thing is the wheels … they turn very easy!

  58. saravis on February 27th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I am in love with this stroller! I love the way it looks and everything about it is so easy! I bought this for my 19 month old son. I loved his Graco Quattro Tour travel system but it was SO big! I also bought a very lightweight Combi but it was so small and flimsy! I just love this stroller. It is the perfect in between stroller. It is lightweight yet has all the perks of a bigger stroller and it doesn’t feel flimsy. My son also seems very comfortable and he has plenty of room to grow!
    For all those people complaining about the window on the canopy and the seat back, you should have bought the same stroller in the more expensive version!It has a window and the metal seat adjustment.
    The seat is a little troublesome because it does not sit as upright as my son is used too. That would be my only complaint and the reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars.
    I find the front bar very easy to get on and off with no problem. Love the basket and adjustable handle bar! Also I don’t have any problem with the 5 point harness straps because I don’t use them. You can easily remove them and the instruction book shows you how to use it as a 3 point or 5 point harness.

  59. Tara on March 6th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    This stroller has ben sooooo great for my daughter. From birth to 18months, we still use it daily with ease. It reclines for an infant and sits up for a child. It has 2 drink holders for my water and my latte and 2 separate places for wallets and/or keys with a generous sized basket on the bottom for shopping or whatever. It has been very handy when we walk to the park nd she would fall asleep, we can recline the seat and just let her sleep. Folds up with one hand easily. My only groan is that you cant lift it into your car if you are holding your child because it is too heavy too. Other than that, GREAT buy. We have another on the way and it will be used again!

  60. Cori on March 18th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I just bought this stroller and I love it. It was easy to put together and it’s very light. Easy to push too. The material is also easy to clean. Great stroller.

  61. jmk on March 19th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    This is a great stroller if you are concerned about getting something small and light, yet with some features of a travel system. It is basically a umbrella stroller on steroids–with the +/- of that.
    We got it because we opted for lightness, thinking about putting in and taking out of trunk again and again. We’re glad we made that choice. Weight gets old fast. But, it also has just the features of travel system we wanted: cup holders, larger wheels, large storage container beneath. Cons? Only partially adjustable in handles and only has three or four recline adjustments. A bit difficult to clip shut once folded, could be designed better. But overall very satisfied. Good durability so far after 6 months.

  62. KaliGurl on March 31st, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I just set up this stroller and I love it! Its everything I wanted in a stroller! Most of all its very light and easy to open and close with just one hand. The colors are great also! I didnt give it 5 stars bc I havent used it yet. Im due in May and am sure I will love it! I also got the matching car seat which is also awesome! Cant wait to bring my little guy home in it!

  63. Stay at home Dez on April 7th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I bought this stroller and the matching car seat for my son. He is now three months and hates riding in the car seat, so I just sit him up in the stoller. He really enjoys it. This was easy to put together and is easy to push around. I think that the back wheels are a little too far apart and I run into somethings with it. I am not sure if it sits up straight enough for larger infants but we will see. I think I might have to buy an umbrella stroller. The harness is complicated at first but easy once I got the hang of it, great for the price.

  64. Busy Mom of 2 on April 20th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Love the stroller and the colors. Its light and easy to store in my car. The seat is soft and comfortable for my baby. My son loves it. The only downfall is that the seat doesnt go up as much as I would like it to

  65. Beach mom on April 23rd, 2010 at 12:00 am

    After months of research, we purchased this stroller in a different pattern (This particular pattern wasn’t available or I’d have gotten this). I am very happy with the purchase. I use it every day to wheel the infant seat to and from the car. We have the Graco Snugride32 (glad we got the 32 because at almost 6 months my son would be out of the regular snugride). It snaps in fairly easily once you get the hang of it. I love this feature because I did not need to purchase and store a seperate snap-and-go. I also like that when the seat is snapped in the baby faces me. It strolls very smoothly and turns extremely well. This stroller is light weight enough for (not very strong) me to lift it into and out of the trunk easily. It stores well as it does not take up too much room when folded. The basket is large enough to accomodate me. It can be difficult to access when the seat is all the way down and the car seat is snaped in, but it can pull down which allows me to still use the basket. There are 2 cup holders, which are not very big, but they can hold a small bottle of water or an upside down bottle of gatorade. This does not work well on the sand, but it’s great in the mall and on the boardwalk or streets. It’s also very easy to lift and lower the seat incline. The seat doesn’t go ALL the way flat, but it goes flat enough.

    The only problems I have with it is that I think the back wheels stick out too much. I am always getting caught in doorways. I don’t know if there is a purpose to this design, but it’s kind of annoying. Also, being lightweight is great for lifting into and out of the trunk, but not so great fot walking in very windy conditions. A few times I had to hold on for dear life to prevent the stroller from tipping. (perhaps this is why the wheels stick out?) Just be careful.

    The very best thing about this stroller is that my son LOVES IT. He is so comfortable in it that we use it in the house. Now that he’s out of his bouncy seat, I have put him in it and strolled him over to the bathroom so I could shower. We feed him in it instead of the high chair. He’ll hang out in it and watch his daddy exercise for an hour. If he’s fussy and we put him in it, he usually calms down. I don’t know if he likes the angle of the seat or the delicious straps, but whatever it is, he’s happy. And if he’s happy…well what more could I want?

  66. FloridaMom on April 25th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I have this stroller in the Saachi design and it’s great so far. I wanted a lightweight stroller with all the features of a full stroller and I got it! I did a lot of research before buying the Metrolite. All the full-featured strollers I had looked at before were way too heavy and the light ones were too flimsy and simple. I was looking for a stroller that was under 20 lbs, had a big basket, was easy to fold and maneuver and had a seat that would recline and also sit straight. I think this is the perfect stroller for us. Yes, it could be better made, but that would mean adding more metal to the frame and then it would be much heavier. If you want a sturdier stroller that will last 5 years, this probably isn’t it. But for me, if I get 2 yrs out of it, it will be fine. We might have another baby and then I’ll need a dual stroller, so who cares if this one doesn’t last forever.

    I love the design and how easy it was to put together and use. Things that could be improved are: have the canopy move to the front to block out low sun, bigger canopy, have the hook not attach to the snack tray when folded (that might bend the tray eventually) and have a small compartment for keys next to the cup holders. Also, the front wheels need to be straight in order to fold it completely. The Chicco strollers have all those things and are probably a better buy but they are 5 lbs heavier. Personally, even lifting these 18 lbs of a stroller is plenty for me. Don’t get a heavier stroller, you’ll be cursing it in no time.

    My son loves to take naps in it and seems to enjoy it (see pic). Good luck and happy shopping!

  67. Joyful MOMMY on April 26th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    My son is 4 months and I have been using this stroller for 2 months on your everyday shopping and around the block walks. I’ve noticed that it the back part that holds him up is tearing. Also, my son cannot sit up, it is always at an incline. He is not comfortable and he’s always lifting his head to see out. I do not recomend it once a child wants to sit up and look around. It absorbs too much heat that he begins to sweat and the canopy is not long enough to block sun.

  68. Beach Mom on April 27th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I previously gave this product a 5 star review due to it’s many great qualities. It’s light weight, car seat compatible, and comfortable for my baby. I am writing an updated review because there is one major issue that does bother me about this stroller. The sun visor is not very adjustable. It only protects my baby at 12:00 noon when the sun is directly overhead. At any other time of day, if I am walking in the direction of the sun I have to turn the stroller around and pull it behind me. This is annoying as it is difficult to steer this way. I think this stroller would have been prefect if the canopy was more adjustable. I am considering purchasing a seperate sun shade.
    Besides that, I am really very happy with the stroller and I would recommend it.

  69. Noey's Mommy on May 15th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I would love this stroller if… it had a peek-a-boo window on the canopy and the flap in the back had an option to attach to the stroller. Also, I have the matching car seat and it is very hard to pull the car seat off the stroller when it’s attached. I’m not sure if I’ve been doing it right but after a few tries and hard pulling it comes right off.

  70. Grace821 on May 21st, 2010 at 12:00 am

    First the good things about it are – it is nice looking and it easy to push. It is light weight enough for me to easily get it in and out of my trunk. I like that the handle is adjustable.
    Now for the bad. It is large (even though it is lightweight). I have a Honda Accord and it takes up half of the trunk. I do not like the basket underneath it is hard to access when using with the car seat. Also the car seat is hard to get in and out. And to me it seems like the baby is sitting too upright, feel like he should be more reclined. My son loves to stroll so he is comfortable in it but I have not used it without the car seat yet. I wish it was as great as the car seat because I don’t really have any choice but to use it.

  71. P2 on May 30th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    My one complaint is that the visor does not extend further. I have tried putting my in the stroller, but the visor does not cover him from the sun. I’ve tried different back adjustments, but it is simply the visor is too short. It’s great to be paired with the Snugride 35, but I really need the visor to be longer to protect me son from the sun.
    I do have to say that it is a very lightweight and easily maneuverable stroller.

  72. TLT on June 21st, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I bought Graco’s travel light stroller/car seat set over 6 years ago when my first was born. Used it with her and am still using it with her 4 yo sister! I’ve been postively abusive with it – dragging it over all types of surfaces, walking/running for miles, shoving it in the backs of cars, taking it overseas, and carrying things on the top (such as a big sister who was too tired to walk). After 6 years it’s pretty stained (haven’t found a stroller than the stuff comes off to easily clean) and one of the foot breaks is 1/2 broken due to accidentally pushing it too many times when the brakes were engaged. It still moves easily, takes on lots of varied terrains, and folds (and stays folded) easily. Not so with the Pergo I bought years later for the 2 kids (pieces have easily broken and very hard to steer). This stroller has been a trooper!

  73. Liz M. on July 22nd, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I needed a stroller I could pack easily in the car, but that would also have roomy storage and that my son could take naps in. This fits the bill! It’s a little hard to keep it folded up (I think I haven’t found the latch yet)- but it opens and closes very easily. I like the adjustable handles alot- since my husband is tall and I’m petite. It steers well, and the baby seems happy in it. I think you could use it for kids of all ages, our son is 11 mo though so I needed something that an older baby/toddler could use, plus something we could recycle for the next child. The ride is smooth thanks tot he shock absorbers. I did a ton of research before choosing this stroller (website reviews, Baby Bargains, test-driving at the store), and this one was a clear winner I thought.

  74. AF Momma on July 31st, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I, as a first time mom, thought it would be a better idea to get a car seat first, and a stroller later on when the little one was much bigger. However, I soon regretted that decision because we moved to a warmer climate and I wanted to take my son for walks. I went to a local BRU to pick up a stroller, and this was the first and only one I looked at. I loved it from the start! The only thing it doesn’t have that I wish it did is a peek-a-boo visor in the cover. I think the cover extends very far and shades him from the sun fairly well. It’s easy to open and close (as long as you remember to keep the basket up when you’re closing it lol). It doesn’t fold up very small, but that wasn’t a requirement I needed, as I have an SUV with a lot of trunk room. It is very lightweight and the wheels are very easy to turn. And it’s a very smooth ride for my lil guy!! He loves sleeping in the seat the reclines almost completely to a flat position.

    What I love the most is that it fits my Safety 1st car seat!! The seat I purchased is a little larger than most, but it still fits in perfectly and is easy to take in and out. It took a little while for me to figure out how to put it in there the right way so it didn’t wiggle, but after looking in the stroller manual, and flipping the red clips under the seat, it fit perfectly!

    I’m very glad I bought this stroller, and no longer am regretting purchasing different seats and strollers at different times.

  75. Dad on August 10th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Nice lightweight stroller. Our Graco car seat fits. We really like that our 8-month old can face forward. We might have bought this instead of the Snug-Ride. This stroller includes more features than the jogger types that we looked at. We like the wide sunshade. One drawback is the seat does not seem to upright enough. Also teh peak through window needs a removable cover when the sun is too strong.

  76. Breezy's mom on August 18th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I bought this stroller in the zoey version and love the color. I love bow lite weight it is and larger wheels. The canopy does not extend far enough to block the sun and it’s difficult to see my child when laying all the way back because of the mechanism Of the canopy. It seats low and barely has a foot rest. My 26 in 5 month old ‘s feet dangles off the edge…it has a wonderful one hand fold and cup holder. I am probably going to sell it and purchase a peg perego which i returned prior to buying this because I felt it was too expensive but you get what you pay for. I would say better for a baby who is a little older. Love the handles.

  77. Zakk's Mom on August 22nd, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I was looking for a light weight stroller for my 5 mo son that I could fold and still put in my car. I have a PT Cruiser so that was no easy task. Currently I’ve been using the simple black frame the Snugride 35 fits on but he’s becoming interested in the world around him so it was time to transition to the next step. If I get to the mall and he’s asleep I can put the car seat right onto this. If he’s awake I can take him out of the car seat. This stroller is GREAT! Even though I have some cons I wouldn’t replace it with anything else I found for the $.

    Pros: very lightweight, actually fits in the back of my car, fits the snugride 35 car seat facing you (my fav feature), when you adjust the seat back with the car seat on it you adjust the angle that the baby is in the car seat (more upright vs horizontal), big basket on the bottom, wheels can swivel or lock straight, the fabric color and textures are great, easy straps with lots of adjustment ability, can switch between 3 point or 5 point straps, seems to be a bit wider with more baby arm room than others I looked at, wide brim on sunshade, peak thru portion on shade is awesome especially when the car seat is on. The ride is smooth and it’s easy to move around.

    Cons: Needs a bigger holder by the handle that has a top cover closure, the cup holders are a bit shallow for a medium cell phone or a bigger set of keys, the sun shade peak through is tinted so it can be a little hard to see through – I wish they had left it clear and put a pull back cover on it, can’t seem to get the backrest totally vertical.

  78. Disorganized mom on August 26th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    This stroller is easy to fold and fits into a small trunk well (Ford Focus), however the basket is way too small and hard to get to. Not a lot of storage, I wish I would have registered for a stroller with an bigger/more easily accessible basket.

  79. Weakling on September 6th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I have rheumatoid arthritis, so I have very weak hands and wrists. So I knew I wanted a travel system, but most of them are way too heavy for me and practically impossible to close. Most say one handed closure, but definitely 2 hands and struggling for me because they require you to grip the mechanism and twist the handle… and my poor wrists cannot handle it. But this one only requires one hand even for me, because you only have to pull in the top button and squeeze the bottom (no twisting). And it is much much lighter than the travel system strollers. And another great, you don’t have to bend over once you close it to pick it up, because it folds up instead of down. On top of being very easy to open and close and lift, it is super cute. I think it is great for boys and girls. I got the matching snug ride 35, so I still get all the functionality of a travel system, but it actually works for me! I didn’t think I’d be able to get one!! I’m so excited! I have not been able to use it yet with a baby, so I can’t comment on that… hence 4 stars.

  80. MCM on September 13th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    My baby need nothing cry on this horrible stroller. I just returned and got another one. he is now a happy baby.

  81. RTS on September 18th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    This is a GREAT stroller. I have had many strollers over the years with two kiddos. I LOVE how lightweight it is and how easy it is to lift. It has all of the features of a full sized stroller in a smaller package. The only big problem I have is that the seat does not sit fully upright. A problem when baby gets bigger. A smaller problem is the "see through" visor. It is tinted and difficult to see through. If they made the handle reversible and fixed the above problems I have with the product, it would be perfect for me. Not bad!

  82. Bentley's Mommy on September 27th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I havent gotten to use this stroller yet because our little guy is still in my belly…but…I LOVE it! My husband is deployed and I was going to wait for him to come home to assemble it…but I just couldnt wait! So I decided to assemble it on my own…it was very easy! Its very lightweight which is good for me since..my pre-pregnancy weight is ALOT smaller. It seems very easy to maneuver as well! The colors are beautiful! Very Fun! Also its very easy to put up and put down…haha my parents were amazed with how easy it was…lets just say its been some years since they’ve had a baby. Oh and a very cool feature is how you can adjust the handle to how tall you are, which will be nice for when my husband and I switch off pushing! I could go on and on about how much I love this stroller…but all in all…Its a great Buy!

    Oh and it fits perfect with the Snugride 35 carseat! Such a beautiful combination! I was a little bummed that this didnt come as a set with the carseat..but its worth the money! 🙂

  83. Product Reviewer on September 29th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    We just purchased this stroller and loved that it matched our carseat (Grace SnugRide 35). However, after putting it together, we noticed that when you put the carseat in the stroller, the angle of the carseat is at practically a 90 degree angle. I called Grace immediately to find out about it and they stated this "was not an issue" and that "your child shouldn’t need to recline in a carseat". While I understand that we don’t need the baby completely reclined, sitting straight up is a completely different story. We are just looking for a happy medium. When you click in the carseat and push the bottom part down to secure the red tabs over the bottom of the seat, it changes the entire angle of the seat!! I have read multiple reviews that have supported this issue and I am curious on as to what other people have come across, or if they are just not securing those 2 red tabs to keep the car seat in a more neutral position?
    Overall, we were really excited about this product and the fact that it matched. Now, we are looking at returning it and probably going with the frame only. Disappointing 🙁

  84. momof2 on October 24th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Our first graco metrolite last us 4 years (!!!) before the airline lost it. Granted it wasn’t looking that great anymore but we just kept saying "when it breaks up we will get a new one", but we ended up nicknaming it "the tank" because it just never gave out on us. We’ve taken it on numerous trips in the US and abroad. To our extreme contentment, the airline replaced it with another Metrolite, so we still use the product – our 4 years-old who’s above height and weight for her age still sleeps on it during long walks or when we are out for dinner. We are now using it with our 4 week old son, as we still have the car seat that travels with it (the same one we used for our daughter). I think the fact that this stroller allows the child to recline almost 180 degrees and sleep so comfortably was key for us – our daughter has napped her way through countless peaceful lunches, dinners and museum and gallery visits. We’ve always been able to take her everywhere anytime – be it dinner out in NYC, an afternoon stroll through the design district in Miami, or a walk around an old cobblestone neighborhood in Brazil. It is not stylish, but it’s one of the best buys around – especially in a product category with so much gimmicks and low quality/ durability as the baby gear category.

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