While on her travels in Europe, Kate (AKA "The Shopping Mama"), was on a mission to find the PERFECT lightweight travel stroller for her 15 month old son. She came across the Valco Baby Snap (3) and had to try it for herself...
Here is what Kate thought of the Snap as an everyday & travel stroller:
"With our extensive travel with kids in mind, we’ve been testing the Valco Baby Snap Stroller. The most remarkable feature for travel – and every day use – is the extremely light weight of the stroller. It weighs less than 13 pounds and has a convenient carry handle and shoulder strap for taking it around airports or in and out of a car trunk. The stroller folds quite flat and you can even wheel it behind you when on the move.
Just because the stroller is light and portable doesn’t mean it’s missing comfort features or lacking functionality. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. The Snap has a HUGE seat. It’s 13 inches wide, 19 inches tall with a total height of 26.5 inches from seat to the top of the canopy. All of my kids fit in the seat, and 27 pound, 16 month old Max has plenty of room to spare. Speaking of the canopy, it’s also HUGE. It has a zipper extension to provide lots of sun protection whether the seat is upright or reclined.
The large Snap seat reclines with a simple one-handed recline mechanism with infinite positions from upright to flat. There is a peekaboo window and venting on the back of the seat to provide a glimpse of baby and airflow for comfort during hot summer travel. Further, the Snap has a padded bumper bar, padded chest straps and a padded seat. For parent comfort and convenience, the Snap has a large under seat basket with easy access and a high handle bar for caregivers of all heights. Both my husband and I are on the tall side and the Snap is much more comfortable to push than similar weighted travel strollers.
One of the features that can suffer when trying to keep a stroller light weight is the tires, but we’ve had no mobility issues with the Snap. The tires are large for a travel stroller at 8 and 10 inches and the never flat rubber aids in a smooth ride. For bumper terrain, you can lock the front set of wheels in the forward position. This made a big difference on sand and rocky paths."