Combi Cosmo Ex Stroller Review – Cranberry Fusion – Combi International

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Rating: 3.7 out of 5 (35 reviews)

Combi’s Savvy Ex Stroller is a lightweight and portable lifestyle stroller with a steel frame. The Cosmo Ex is compatible with Combi’s Shuttle Ex Car Seat. This stroller includes a quick and simple tri-fold, deep/full recline to accomodate an infant, a removable cup holder, mesh storage basket, 5-point logo harness. Convenient carrying strap for traveling, front swivel wheels for easy maneuvering, removable guardrail, integrated safety boot, removable washable seat cover, European style canopy with designer fabric lining and a convenient footrest for toddler comfort. The Cosmo Ex opens easily with onr hand convenience.


  • Compatible with Graco infant car seats
  • Lightweight aluminum frame makes getting around a breeze
  • Height adjustable handle allows both mom & dad to stroll in comfort
  • Lower & load storage basket is easy to access even when your child is asleep

Additional Info





1 lbs

55 lbs

Light Weight



Sunshade,Cargo Basket,Tray / Bar



14.8 pounds

37.2 x 11.6 x 8.0

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35 Reviews for “Combi Cosmo Ex Stroller Review – Cranberry Fusion – Combi International”

  1. dmirandamom on February 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I have an evenflo travel system it is too heavy for me to take in and out of car all the time so I got this stroller I was looking for a smaller stroller umbrella size but more sturdy something I could take in and out of car with ease and fold and unfold quickly I just got this product put my 3 month old in it in our living room I was worried it would not be suitable for a 3 month old it worked great it has a harness to buckle him in not a buckle between the legs but a harness I love this stroller its very light and moves around well.

  2. cindy first time mom on February 4th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I absolutely love this stroller. As a first time mom I didn’t know anything about baby things. For my baby shower i asked for one of those big travel systems, after my son was born i regreted getting that. The big stroller was super heavy 24 pounds to be exact. I had a relly hard time getting it in and out of my small car. Then i went to buy a smaller and cheaper one and it didn’t work out either. It was not confortable for me, i would step on it as i walked. My son looked miserable in it when he would fall asleep, because it would not recline so much so he would be sitting down and sleeping. When i bought this stroller however it was so comfortable for him he falls asleep and I recline the seat all the way back and its as if hes lying down. I also loved that it was so easy to set up and the fact that its so light. Oh and i love that its so easy to close its true about the 3 second fold. To new moms out there i really recommend this sroller do not be fooled by those big travel systems they are too bulky.

  3. 1STimemommy on February 24th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    My 10 month old son loves this stroller.It’s comfy for him and light weight for me to stroll around and put away. I highly recommend this stroller. Very much worth the $$. The colors are also nice. It can be used for a boy or girl

  4. mother of 4 on March 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    i tried this stroller at the store but without my 18 month old- big mistake– it does NOT maneuver easily and although its very compact it is SOOOOO frustrating- I met a couple at the mall that said the same thing

  5. koober1 on March 5th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I got this stroller because as other people said the travel system was sorta a pain if i was just going into […] or somewhere quick. I had a regular umbrella stroller and loved it but my son just started looking uncomfortable in it so we got this stroller. The steering isn’t that great. Very stiff. I also wish it had a bigger bag on it to put things in. Also my son is 21 months old and is already looking too big for it. His feet go way over the little foot rest and his head is almost over the seat cushion.

  6. Sarah mommy to Jake on March 8th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I just bought this stroller as I have the lightest weight evenflo they make and it’s still a bit heavy and bulky. No idea what the others are saying about it not manuvering well, I just took this out for the first time and literally had to go through small piles of snow, mud, and sticks and it worked like a dream, no issues at all. I love how it reclines so nicely and the 5 point harnessis a great feature, plus the extra’s of the nice underneath basket and the cup holder (just wish there was one for an adult to use). The only thing I find tricky is closing this and it could just be because I’m not used to it yet. I wish I had bought this and the infant car seat or the tavel system instead of the one I did buy. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a sturdy, lightweight, umbrella stroller with a few bells and whistles. Beyond worth the money.

  7. Jo on March 14th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I took this stroller to DC with my 5 month old. She was a bit small for all the other umbrella strollers- but she fit well in this one.
    It was a complete pain to fold it up due to the need to lock the front wheels before folding it. Then you have to unlock the front wheels before you set off again. It completely defeats the purpose of having a small compact stroller if you struggle to fold it up. The handle bar pinched my skin! Bad design flaw. I returned it and bought a chicco which I love!

  8. Grits on March 16th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I decided to go with this stroller which was a little more expensive than some of the other lightweight strollers because I wanted to get a good one, unfortunately, the wheels on my stroller do not turn correctly so I end up fighting the stroller to get it to move. I called Combi to see if I could get a replacement and didn’t get anywhere with their customer service.

  9. New Mommy on March 21st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I was looking for a nice umbrella type stroller for traveling…something that is small for airports. This stroller is perfect. Great size folded and unfolded. My daughter looks very comfortable in it. I would recommend it.

  10. Mommy on March 21st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Hard to Maneuver, does’nt worth a penny. Do Not Buy

  11. carmen mom of 4 on March 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I like that its a light weight stroller, but I thought it would be easier to fold closed,when I bought it I kept telling myself “remember the basket cant be used for anything”, so I don’t think that bothers me to much, but there is one thing and that’s that there are two screws on the handles of where you push the stroller that cut my fingers up,the first time it happened I had no idea where I got these cuts from because they where so small, and the next day while taking it out of the trunk I cut myself again and realized that it was the stroller. Other than that I think the stroller is great, I have 3 other kids and this time around I wanted something small and light, and this works out just fine.

  12. ree on March 24th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I like it…it works just fine for my 8 month old daughter. It’s lightweight, easy to open & close. It has good reclining so your baby can fall asleep.

  13. soon to be 3 boys on April 8th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I think this stroller is great. Only a few things that frustrate me and that is the tri fold thingy is very hard to do because the wheels have to be in just the right position. I can’t do it right. but, that’s okay, I just fold it flat and lay it in the back of the mini van and it is fine! The other thing that I didn’t pay attention to when I bought it was there’s no cupholder on the handle for me. I use this at the baseball field 3 times a week and I really wish there was a cupholder, but all in all, I love this stroller. It is very easy to move and my infant is very happy in it. I highly recommend it!!

  14. Jennifer on April 17th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I bought a lightweight combi for my first daughter ten years ago and I loved it. So I decided to get it for my now one year old daughter. I love this stroller, it’s even better then it was ten years ago. It’s light and easy to put in and out of the trunk of my car and it folds up so I don’t have to loose my trunk space. The only con is the basket, it does not have easy access. I love the pocket in the back and the fact that it has a deep recline for naps.

  15. Mom On the Go on April 28th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This stroller is great! It is much more lightweight and easy to maneuver than my travel system stroller. It doesn’t take up much space in the back of my car and is super-easy to open and fold. My daughter loves it and will ride in it for quite a while before starting to fuss. There is no cup holder, but I bought one for $7 and it works just fine. The basket is smallish, but the cup holder came with some S-hooks so I just hand them on the handle to hook my shopping bags onto. Our last lightweight stroller was much too short for my husband, he was always hunched over and his feet constantly kicked the wheels. This one is very comfortable for him to push and he commented how nice it was to not kick the wheels. I would recommend this stroller to anyone.

  16. Trish on May 13th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This stroller is so awesome. It folds up super tiny to save space and is very easy to use. Looks great too, I get tons of compliments on it.

  17. Runnermom on May 20th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    So far we love this stroller. It folds up small, so it barely takes any trunk space & the carrying strap has come in very handy. Its very light weight & seems to manuever well. My daughter loves it & will even sleep in it, something she NEVER did with her travel system. I love that the liner comes right out & is machine washable. Overall it’s been great. The only negative is there isn’t a cup holder for the parent, but we just got one of the add on ones & fixed that problem.

  18. Mom of 3 on May 27th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I had the Combi double stroller and loved it so much I bought this one. It is very difficult to steer with one hand (the wheels get caught sideways a lot), the basket is way too hard to access, the fabric netting that zips across the front to secure an infant ripped in 2 places, and the seat buckle broke on 1 side.
    It is light weight and easy to open -a plus when getting it in and out of the car all day, but that is its only benefit.
    I had high expectations because I have nothing but praise for my Combi double stroller, but I feel entirely let down by the single.
    I am currently shopping for a new single stroller and my daughter is only 7 months old!

  19. Mommy of 3! on May 30th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This Stroller is compact, Very easy to fold and unfold! Baby seems very comfortable and happy in it! The strollers basket is a little difficult to access, but thats a minor thing to deal with. Overall quality is great. I am very pleased with the stroller and am so glad i have it! Also when pushing be careful, it sometimes pinches due to the different folding mechanism…

  20. Brenda on June 6th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Bought this stroller about a month ago, it’s not bad. The handle height’s great for guys, and i’m only 5’2 so it’s good and my husband’s 5’11 and the heights good for both of us. LOVE that its so lightweight! my daughter seems to enjoy it too, we’ve used it at the mall SEVERAL times and i’ve used it around our neighborhood. It seems a little flimsy bc my daughter can sit up forward, and the whole back piece comes up,but she seems comfy and happy. not sure if it was worth the full price. but good. deff needs more storage and a cupholder for mommy and daddy (we bought a prince lionheart one)but it’s super adorable and we’re pretty happy.

  21. cagirl on June 8th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Love this stroller. Lightweight, comfy for baby and for me, easy to maneuver, easy to fold and unfold. Not sure what others are complaining about with the steering — ours has been through a lot of heavy usage, and steers perfectly. Maybe some people forget to unlock the front wheels? Anyway, love the stroller. Awesome for traveling, too. And the recline is great. Yeah, the basket is small and there are no built-in adult cupholders, but I happily put up with that for the convenience of a comfy reclining stroller that is lightweight and also sturdy.

  22. NAB's mom on June 10th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We just bought this stroller for our 4 month old and we love it! She is very cozy in it and fits in my civic trunk alot better than my big graco stroller. I don’t know what people are talking about saying it’s hard to maneuver, it drives like a breeze.Its kinda spendy, but definatly worth the money.

  23. Max's Mom on June 14th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This is a great stroller. We needed something lightweight that was sturdier than the average umbrella stroller. It is lightweight and folds pretty compactly…though not as small as some of the other umbrella strollers. It is light enough and it fits nicely on the floor of the car. I like that when you fold it up the wheels are at one end not near the handles like some other umbrella strollers and it stands on it’s own. Also, this is not advertised, but you can actually un-velcro the hood and adjust it anywhere you want (but remove your items from the little pouch so they don’t fall out!) I even flip the fabric up over the top so that there is still airflow on hot days. It will come down low enough to lay across the lap bar if you wanted it to. It is great if you are walking into the sun and want to keep the sun out of baby’s face. Sure, the basket underneath is small, but this IS an lightweight small stroller after all. There is a cupholder for baby but not mom but you can buy an aftermarket one to add to it if you must have it. I like that the seat adjusts easily and lays flat for sleeping baby. It also sits fully upright so baby can see all that’s going on. Some strollers in this category don’t seem to sit up so much and baby seems half reclined. It washes in the washing machine great. Another major plus is that it will hold a child up to 55 lbs! Highly recommend!

  24. Jaymi on June 21st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Great stroller if you want something lightweight. We use it at grand parents house out of state and we keep it there so we don’t have to lug a bunch of stuff when we visit. The basket is small and there aren’t any cup holders for adults, but I find that it doesn’t matter that much to me and for our purposes. You could always buy a strap on unit to attach if you’re looking for that sort of thing. I think with the instruction manual, there is a order form where you can order accessories. Also, I think the manuvering is fantastic! It tri folds and takes up very little space, has a carrying strap and stands upright when folded. Also, I love how smooth the ride is. My 4 month old feel asleep within minutes. Love the 5 point harness. If I didn’t already have a Graco travel system, I’d buy this for every day use. Set up took about 3 minutes without even reading directions. Totally recommend it to people who are looking for a no frills, lightweight stroller that is pretty affordable and will last!

  25. TommiesMommie on June 25th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We bought this stroller for our 9 month old who was a preemie and he just loves it. We have been to the mall and out on walks and he so comfy in it. My husband and i are about the same height and everything is accessible as well as being able to easily fold up the stroller and stow it away.

  26. South Shore Mom on June 28th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I bought this stroller today and within two minutes of setting it up the basket underneath just fell apart. It’s attached by clips & these little strings and the strings just fell right off! It’s probably useless anyways, but I am disappointed it’s not better put together for the money it cost. As far as comfort, it seems very comfortable and my daughter seems to find it comfortable as well. The fold up is great and it’s very lightweight which is a nice feature. I do love the colors as well. I’m going to give it a chance, but be aware that some parts are very cheaply made.

  27. Babeemomz on July 2nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This stroller is proven to be very convinient, small, comfortable for the child to lay back and to sit up and can be closed safely,also plus easily.It even has a great cup holder for bottles or drinks in general.

  28. TJ's Mom on July 2nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love this stroller! I orginally had just the baby trend frame to drop the carseat in to. But I decided to get this stroller becuase I figured my son probably wanted to see more than just me during our walks, plus all the reasons I’ll explain below. I initially intended on getting just a cheap $25 stroller, but I’m glad I made the investment to get this piece. It’s lightweight, easy to open and close (once you figure it out – SO YOU MUST READ INSTRUCTIONS), stores easily in my car (small SVU). I love that I can adjust the seat to recline to different degrees and needs of my baby, and not stuck with the pre-determined setting like some strollers ~ with a quick pull and tug of the straps, the seat reclines back or straight up. The seat’s material is breathable, which I really like, because when my son sits in his car seat, he can sweat up a storm and gets really fussy when he’s hot. The canopy is fairly wide and it has a little flap that opens so I can peak down and check on him. And it has a little pocket to drop in keys, wallet, burp cloth, camera, cellphone! The shoulder straps are adjustable in height so my son can grow with the stroller. It’s easy to manuever and the wheels are sturdy.

    A couple things I wish it had or things that could be better:

    1) the cup holder is down by my son, he doesn’t need it and would most likely kick it to the ground. Ideally the cupholder would be on the handle

    2) the basket underneath is tiny! very little storage space. so no diaper bag for sure. there’s a bar that’s in the middle that prevents larger bags from getting tucked in the basket

    3) i wish the canopy was more adjustable so I can tilt the subshade forward if needed

    4) since the basket is too small to tuck my diaper bag into, i hang it from over the handle bar, and it uses the canopy to prevent it from sliding down further. this causes the canopy to bend to the sides quite a bit. I can see the plastic frame around the canopy warping over time.

    I think the price is high, but I was able to gather a few coupon and get the entire thing for less than $100.

  29. Mom in Cleveland on July 21st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Terrible stroller. It worked great in the store when we registered. Put a 20-pound kid in it and the thing is impossible to manuever. Forget holding onto a drink and manuevering. It looks comfortable for the kiddos, but all the jerking and repositioning it takes to make it roll can’t be all that comfortable of a ride. The little pocket in the back of the stroller was helpful, but that is the highlight of it. This weekend, we’re going to have an Office Space moment with it and take it to a field.

  30. First time mom on July 28th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We looked forever for a stroller that would be functional but easy to use. We wanted it to be easy to fold and light enough for me to pick up and put into the trunk of the car. We also needed it to fit into a small compact car trunk which this one does. It is also easy to drive and my one month old loves to look around in it and is very comfortable.

  31. very busy mom on August 3rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    It’s light weight and easy to carry and easy to fold quickly. I nedded a compact stroller with a reclining seat for my 6 month old son, to take on the bus to get around on vacation, I was surprised at how much i loved this stroller. It even maneuvers smoothly. Defintly would recommend.

  32. Madi's mom on August 6th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Very nice stroller, it holds up my 3 mo. old who is still a little wobbly so she can see without laying flat. Strolls smoothly and can be done one handed as well. Very easy to assemble. The canopy has a window to see baby and there is a little storage pouch on back of canopy for small items. It has a very small basket under stroller, but you can always order universal add on’s for cup holders and storage. Combi also sends an order form with the stroller for such items at a very reasonable rates. The color is really nice and can work for boy or girl. It is mostly black but the red is a deep color not real bright which I really like. Very soft and cushiony seat. There is also a small pouch that will fold out under the seat cushion by the foot rest. MAKE SURE YOU READ ALL DIRECTIONS BEFORE USE! FRONT WHEELS MUST MUST MUST BE LOCKED BEFORE FOLDING THE STROLLER OR IT WILL RUIN THE WHEELS. It takes about 2 seconds to do this. Once the stroller is folded (very compact) it will stand on the wheels and you don’t have to lay it down. It is very lightweight to carry and has a nice strap so you can sling it over your shoulder. I drive a Pacifica and do not have to lay the 3rd seat down to haul this stroller. Very pleased that I chose this stroller.

  33. kathy grandmother on August 17th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    easy to assemble but took a little bit of time to learn how to add additional items item such as (infant carrier) to click in place on stroller but was able with practice.

  34. Jo on August 20th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    It’s very hard to maneuver, don’t like it. Other than that is ok.

  35. First Time Mom on August 27th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    So far, I am VERY impressed with this stroller. We received a very nice three wheel stroller for when our son gets older, but so far this one has been used non-stop! I knew the three wheel stroller wouldn’t be a good idea for travel or shopping so at the last minute we decided to get this one as well and I just LOVE it! It’s very lightweight and easy to fold and unfold for getting it in and out of the car. I’m waiting for a con, but I just haven’t encountered one yet!