The strollers and reality. Because weight and size do matter

I have been telling you for days that we are reviewing several models of strollers. More specifically we are working with 14 different models:

  • Maclaren Quest Sport 2015sillas de paseo
  • Silver Cross POP
  • Chicco Liteway
  • Inglesina Tripp
  • Recaro Easylife
  • Easywalker mini 2016
  • Easywalker Mini XL 2016
  • Babyhome Emotion
  • Uppa Baby G-Luxe 2015
  • Joie Nitro
  • Maclaren Techno XT 2016
  • Maclaren Quest Sport 2016
  • Mountain Buggy Nano
  • Cybex Onyx

We have a lot of things to say to you, but at the moment I want to pay attention to something that has surprised us What about the weights of the strollers? Why does none correspond to what the sales websites or the brand itself say? 

It may seem unimportant but we must not forget what Inma told us, our physical therapist in her analysis of what was most important before choosing a stroller. She told us how important posture was when pushing a stroller and when folding it to get it into the car or house. These two actions are highly conditioned by weight and we can say that we repeat them an average of 7 times a day? Approximately. If you have to carry an important weight 7 times a day, sometimes in one arm only because in the other you have the baby, you want it not, a kilo up a kilo down, worry! Do not you think?

In the case of baby carriages it is worse. They are heavier than these strollers, which makes it more cumbersome if the weights do not correspond to reality. Those of you who already have children can remember the 'little strength' you have in the center (abdominal part) the first weeks after delivery (either vaginal or by caesarean section). This 'little strength' makes picking up a 14kg (approximately) stroller to get into the car or home with the baby on the other arm really a pain. Therefore, it is important that you tell us exactly what the actual weight of the stroller is. Don't worry, in a future post we will also weigh these strollers to tell you the real differences.

But today we are going to focus on the weights of 'light' or perhaps not so 'light' pushchairs. Here is the table of the weights compared:

kg / Weight on the web
kg / Weight in the laboratory
Maclaren Quest Sport 2015 6,4 Maclaren Quest Sport 2015 7,08
Silver Cros POP 7,2 Silver Cros  POP 8,22
Chicco Liteway 7,5 Chicco Liteway 8,44
Inglesina Tripp 6,6 Inglesina Tripp 7,16
Recaro Easylife 5 Recaro Easylife 6,08
Easywalker Mini 2016 7 Easywalker Mini 2016 7,38
Easywalker Mini XL 2016 8 Easywalker Mini XL 2016 7,84
Babyhome Emotion 6 Babyhome Emotion 7,5
Uppa Baby G-Luxe 20156.4 5 Uppa Baby G-Luxe 20156.4 6,4
Joie Meet Nitro 7,7 Joie Meet Nitro 7,82
Maclaren Techno XT 2016 6,4 Maclaren Techno XT 2016 7,62
Maclaren Quest Sport 2016 5,7 Maclaren Quest Sport 2016 6,54
Mountain buggy Elder brother 6 Mountain buggy Elder brother 6,24
Cybex Onyx 7,2 Cybex Onyx 7,96

Why do weights vary so much in some seats?

It seems that the weight is done without the basket, without the hood and some textiles. In some cases this does not affect much, as is the case with Joie Nitro but Maclaren, Chicco, Silver Cros, Recaro, etc. They are more than a kilo difference! Here I leave the weight differences for you to assess before choosing:

  • Maclaren Quest Sport 2015 = 0.68 kg
  • Silver Cross POP = 1.02 kg
  • Chicco Liteway = 0.94 kg
  • Inglesina Tripp = 0.56 kg
  • Recaro Easylife = 1.08 kg
  • Easywalker mini 2016 = 0.380 kg
  • Easywalker Mini XL 2016 = - 0.16 kg
  • Babyhome Emotion = 1.5 kg
  • Uppa Baby G-Luxe 2015 = 1.4 kg
  • Joie Nitro = 0.12 kg
  • Maclaren Techno XT 2016 = 1.22 kg
  • Maclaren Quest Sport 2016 = 0.84 kg
  • Mountain Buggy Nano = 0.24 kg
  • Cybex Onyx = 0.76 kg

For me the difference in weights is relevant. In my case I have a herniated disc problem and I have to control how much weight I carry so I don't get nailed again, so I like to know the reality to be able to decide. It is as if when we buy a can of chickpeas they tell us: 'Yes, yes the weight of the chickpeas is 300gr' and they do not tell you that drained, without water and without a can, the content is 150gr. What difference does it make?

Here is a video for you to see a little bit of the models we are studying. In a little while I will be able to pass you all the comparative data so that you have it easy, easy! easy! when deciding 😉

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