Review: Graco Featherweight Ultra Lightweight Stroller

Back in June I announced that I was teaming up with Graco as one of their UK Generation Graco bloggers for 2017 and at the launch event I got to take a peek at some of the products I'd be trying out. One of those was the new Graco Featherweight, an ultra lightweight stroller that weighs about the same as the average newborn baby and is the lightest stroller in the UK.

Graco provides innovative products with safety, quality and style at its core, allowing functionality and comfort for parents and baby. The new Featherweight stroller launched earlier this year is a from-birth pushchair with a handy carry strap, and weighs just 3.6kg. Essie was over 4kg at birth, meaning even as a newborn she was heavier than this stroller!

It is suitable from birth up to 15kg which is approximately 3 years old, so it's very versatile. It has two reclining positions to ensure a comfortable ride for babies and toddlers and it has a one-handed fold which is so easy it can be done whilst holding Essie. It also has the following features:

• Comes with convenient carry strap for easy transportation
• Seat reclines to lie-flat for suitability from birth and child's comfort.
• Locking front swivel wheels enable easy manoeuvrability
• Seat pad is zip removable and machine washable
• Footmuff and rain cover sold separately as an accessories kit to shelter child from the elements
• Pushchair dimensions: L 59cm x W 43cm x H 97cm

We were sent a Featherweight stroller to review and chose to take it on our recent holiday to the Isle of Wight. We had planned to use it in case Jude got tired when we were out sightseeing, but actually ended up using the Featherweight for Essie instead of our main pushchair when we realised how comfortable she was in it! There were seven of us on holiday so we originally thought we would need to take two cars everywhere to be able to fit us all along with Essie's pushchair. However, the Featherweight folds down really small, meaning we only had to take one car when we went out as it was easy to fit it in the back. 

It is SO light to carry and push, but was still comfortable enough for Essie. As Essie is under six months she needs to lie flat in her pram and as the Featherweight can be fully reclined, she was able to do this. The five point harness kept her safe and snug; she was so comfortable that she was happy to nap in it while the other children played on the beach. The retractable hood provided a nice amount of shade from the sun while she slept. 

To get to our resort's private beach involved walking up and down a super steep hill; I'm so glad we had the Featherweight as I can't imagine having to push a heaver pushchair up that hill! The stroller is light and easy to push with a small basket beneath which was still ample for me to put my camera bag and a few other essentials. It handled bumps well and glided easily over the sandy beach. When we went out to cafes and restaurants for meals the stroller didn't take up too much space next to our table if Essie was still sleeping, and if she had woken up then it took no space at all when folded down to its collapsed size. 

The Featherweight is a great stroller for taking on holiday, suiting both Essie as a baby and Jude as a heavy toddler. While it won't replace our travel system for everyday use, it will certainly be our preferred choice of wheels when we are traveling! The Featherweight is available in two colours, Chilli Red and Black Grey and retails at £150.

Head to Graco's website to find out more about their range of baby and children's products, all designed for the real world of parenting!

With thanks to Graco for sending this product to review as part of our sponsored partnership.

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