Combi Savvy Ex Stroller Review – Sable – Combi International

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Rating: 3.3 out of 5 (18 reviews)

Combi’s Savvy Ex Stroller is a lightweight and portable lifestyle stroller with a steel frame. The Savvy Ex includes a quick and simple tri-fold, partial recline to accomodate an infant, flat canopy with storage pocket and designer canopy lining fabric. It is equipped with a mesh basket with easy access, convenient carrying strap for traveling, 3-point harness, removable guardrail,front swivel wheels for easy maneuvering,front-wheel suspension system, convenient footrest for toddler comfort. Taller handles, air mesh fabric, and a removable cup holder. The Savvy Ex is compatible with Combi’s Shuttle Ex Car Seat.


  • 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



13 pounds

28.0 x 11.6 x 7.5

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18 Reviews for “Combi Savvy Ex Stroller Review – Sable – Combi International”

  1. Happy Pops to Be on February 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Received the Combi stroller in Mandarian that was last years model, but it had a defective wheel. Went back for exchange and they had just replaced the one we had with this new Savvy in gray. Who says sable anyway? At any rate this new one is awesome. Smaller, lighter, and better made then previous model. Looked at hundreds of strollers and really feel this is the best out there below $800 and its only [$]. The Acura TL of pushability for the wee little one in my opinion.Major Pro – Easy to buckle seamless front buckle w/o buckly shoulder straps, Comfortable sides and seat cushion, Clean lines with calm design, Single Bar steering for ease of multitasking, fully removeable cushioned lap bar, sturdy cup holderWhat I’d change – Recline for child is ok but does not lay back to a 180 degree angle which I would like, I’d also put the recline adjustment nozzle from old model onto this model because the strap is much more difficult to adjust placementToys R US – You should carry the Combi infant car seat combo for this model in your stores

  2. Happy Pops top Be on February 2nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Received the Mandarin Combi stroller but returned it due to a defective wheel. Was very happy this new model had replaced the last one. Combi has made a much more compact, lighter, user friendly version of a stroller that had few faults to begin with. Major Pros – Not bulky like most strollers on market, terrific cup holder for child, clean lines, pleasant design, easy fold, quick setup, single bar steering for ease of navigation, seamless buckle with easy release and no unnecessary shoulder strapsWhat I’d Change – The recline function does not lay back to a 180 degree angle which I would perfer for stroller naps. Also the recline adjustment strap is difficult to use. On last seasons model the adjustment was easily done with the push button release and tighten feature. Combi should put this back on.We looked at over a couple hundred strollers. I really feel this is the best one under $500. At [$] bucks its a major deal. I consider it the Acura TL of pushability for the wee lil one.

  3. Dani on April 13th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I really WANTED to love this stroller because I was deciding between it and the much more expensive Maclaren Triumph. However, after putting my average-sized, about to turn 2-years-old son in it, it just seemed too narrow for him. I wanted to get use out of it for a couple more years and just felt he would outgrow it before then. Not only was it narrow where he sat (at the hips), but when you reclined the seat, the sides of the seat cushion folded up and his shoulders barely fit. Now, this is a great feature for an infant, because it cushions them better than other umbrella strollers, but not so good for a toddler. I did love that it came with a cup holder, was much more affordable than the Maclaren, and was easy to fold up. However, due to the size, I’m returning it for the Triumph.

  4. Two girls for me on April 14th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Because I didn’t want my husband to see another stoller come into our house, I put this stroller together myself (and hid it in my trunk!). It was really easy to put together. I’ve only taken it out once to the mall so far, but so far I am very pleased. It’s a nice looking stoller that steers nicely, folds up very easily, is so incredibly light. My 2 1/2 year old seemed very comfortable. The only negatives is the lack of snack tray and a somewhat small basket underneath but i knew about both before buying so i’m not disappointed.

  5. Proud Mommy on April 22nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Good sroller overall. Is’t light and easy to get in my trunk, which is important when you dont have help. It is also very easy to stroll around and I LOVE that it reclines. I have a very inquisitive babe and she loves that she can sit forward and take in all her surroundings. We had her in thi before she could sit up on her own very well. The only thing that I HATE is that the storage basket is very small. I wish I could fit the diaper bag in it. Can only barely fit my coat there.

  6. Asian Mama on May 7th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I was looking for a lightweight stroller for upcoming travel. I’ve already owned Maclaren stroller but it’s kinda old. So I wanted to buy another latest Maclaren but I had budget. So I gave up and decided to get this one. I’m happy with it. It’s very light and easy to push. It’s a little stiff to fold it up tought. My 18 mos old son seems happy to sit in.

  7. EmmasMom on May 10th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I went to the store and tried this out against others in the same price range. Turns easy and much lighter than the Graco. Best of all it fits in the trunk of my Mini Cooper (with the trunk cover removed).

  8. GordosMom on June 14th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I tried out several “umbrella” type strollers in the store, putting my 11 month old in all of them, and this seemed the most comfortable for the price, and very lightweight and easy to close and open. After 2 days, my son made himself comfy in it, however, while trying to pull him out after hearing him scream, i realized he got his leg stuck in the openings in the sides. I thought maybe this was a one time thing, but everytime i put him in, he does it and screams. he has a huge bruise on his leg because of this. I returned the stroller yesterday, and purchased one with enclosed sides. My baby is 25lbs at 11mos, so if you have a skinny baby, this might not be an issue……

  9. Mommygroupie on June 29th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    After getting stuck for the day when my husband drove off with our only stroller, we were looking for an umbrella stroller for our 4 month old (average size) son.
    I put him into most of the strollers on display and this was the best combination of features for the price. The fold is very simple, the stroller is light and the seat is adjustable and has a little heft so the kid isn’t stranded trying to balance himself in a glorified hammock. I wouldn’t suggest this for long walks or rough terrain, but if you’re looking for something to keep in your trunk that can get you through shopping trips, etc, this is a solid choice.

  10. Bella's Dad on July 6th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Great for a couple months, but then the wheels started to become misaligned when opened up. The rear wheels started to “toe-in” after being folds a number of times. This caused rear outer wheels to wear excessively. It is starting to flex side to side when turning. The flex makes it harder to turn. It would probably last longer if it didn’t fold in on itself once folded in half.

  11. Bri on July 6th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I bought this stroller because I have a Combi carseat and absolutely love it. I thought this stroller would exceed my expectations, however, it does not. There is no back support except for a strap that you tighten or loosen. Also, my son’s feet get stuck in the wheels because the foot platform is too small. There is a cup holder for him, however, it sticks out of the side of the stroller and most of the time, his cup falls out. I spent [$] on this and am very disappointed. I called Combi to see if I could get a replacement stroller since I have so many issues with this and they said it’s up to the store. Hopefully Babies R Us will let me exchange it!

  12. Jessica on July 7th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I bought this stroller because I was going to be traveling alone with my almost 1 year old and needed something smaller than a travel system stroller. At first things were fine, but then I started finding MANY things wrong with this stroller.

    First, my son’s leg’s got stuck in the sides which scratched and bruised him because he couldn’t get them out.

    Second, my hands would get pinched in the handle because there is a groove since it folds twice. And it hurts!!

    Third, the bar that is in front of the child bends since the stroller bends twice, and he can easily bend it up himself and then pinch his fingers in the grooves. Not safe!!

    Fourth, but expected of an umbrella stroller, very little storage space.

    I returned this stroller today after my vacation. I’m going to just keep my travel system stroller because it is WAY better than this!

  13. Noah;s mom on July 8th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Easy to open and fold close. Light weight. It works perfect for our 6 month old now that he loves to almost sit up a look around. Easy to recline. Easy to manuever. Cannot put anything heavy in net holder, but works well for short trips. I hang my small diaper bag on the handles and bought some attachable hooks to hang bags when shopping. Definetely work the $.

  14. Busy mommy on July 13th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I was looking for a lightweight stroller to serve as a second to our heavy jogging stroller and I bought this because it was on sale at BRU – big mistake! First of all, the folding mechanism is cumbersome; the second part of the folding operation, when you fold the thing in half, rarely goes smoothly. Second, if there’s something in the basket, there’s no chance that the thing will actually fold. Third, it rides really poorly (your kid will feel every single tiny crack) and doesn’t turn easily. Also, the seat is very narrow, and while I like the fact that it has a deep recline, when it is all the way up it’s so far back that my son is leaning forward all the time so he can see out. The sunshade mechanism is also very flimsy. Finally, and this is my fault for not researching this properly, I really do not recommend the 3 point harness – my son is trying very hard to stand up these days, and unless I pull the waist belt uncomfortably tight he is virtually standing in the stroller. All in all, I wish I’d just spent the money on the MacLaren.

  15. Erika on July 28th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    impossible to close with one hand! I travel on the train a lot so im constatnly lifting it, its light weight and compact size would be the only thing i like about it. The wheels dont turn, it squeaks like its about to break down! the basket is HORRIBLE AND my daughter likes to throw herself back and she ALWAYS bangs her head on the side bars! ugh i hate this carriage shoulda got something else…

  16. Busy Mom in New Jersey on July 30th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This was my smartest purchase ever. I purchased this item for my son who was a very busy and large toddler for a vacation to Disney. Took the item on the train, plane, and parks. Very comfortable for him considering he was a large toddler, easy to fold and had ample storage space. Love this item!!!!

  17. New stay-at-home Mom on August 5th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I bought this and returned it the next day. I had only ONE issue with it. It didn’t have the harness straps. My 18 month old son climbed right out of the seat belt. The carriage was all that it said it was; light, easy to push, comfortable, it was just missing those straps.

  18. BabyMama on August 8th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I bought this stroller after much searching and it is what it promises. I read the other reviews, and a lot of problems could have been avoided had people read/tried what they were buying. I tried my son in it at the store, tried the recline, checked out the padding, and it was all to my satisfaction. Yes, the basket is small, but what else do you expect in a compact stroller? Large storage = large stroller = not compact. It is a 2 handed fold, but again, check it out before buying.
    After using the stroller in stores and on our walks, I think the wheels handle turns nicely, my son finds the seat comfy, and maneuver is easy. I don’t know if the description mentions this or not, but this is easily a one handed push. The fold is easy and compact. I actually store the stroller in the passenger seat when I’m alone with my son, and I keep it in the coat closet at home.