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The Graco Verb Click Connect Stroller is a simple yet stylish and lightweight stroller that is easy to use and maneuver when out and about. It is compact and sturdy, the perfect stroller if you only have limited space available. You can look forward to nice relaxing walks with your little one without having trouble moving around or bumping into any obstacles.
Assembling the Graco Verb Click Connect Stroller
This Graco Verb Click Connect Strolleris a delight to own from the get-go. The stroller is fairly easy to assemble and can be done so within less than a half an hour. Assembly of the stroller requires no tools which make it easy to assemble anytime, anywhere. It also offers a little peace of mind considering that there can be no additional or “extra” mysterious bolts lying around once you’ve assembled the stroller. Another advantage of this system is that you never have to worry about any of the bolts coming lose during your time of use.
One-hand folding mechanism and storage
Once assembled, theGraco Verb Click Connect Strollercan be stored without any difficulty, making it the perfect stroller if you live in a small apartment or have limited storage space available. The stroller folds up rather nicely (it has a one-hand fold feature) and once it has been folded, it can stand on its own. This is a big bonus when you find yourself in an overcrowded coffee shop or restaurant with no room to maneuver. Unfortunately, this mechanism also appears to be the one feature that seems to break rather easily. I’ve read many reviews on this and once it is broken, it is impossible to fold up again. If you are lucky and you find yourself within the warranty period, you can always exchange the stroller or ask for a refund. They seem to be very helpful in this regard.
The Graco Verb Click Connect Stroller is also lightweight, weighing in at only 18.8lbs. It’s probably not the lightest on the market but not bad either and its weight and size does make it fairly manageable when having to transfer the stroller to a vehicle if you are out shopping, up the stairs or should you have to carry it for a short distance for whatever reason. To make carrying easier, they have also added a carry strap for your convenience. The strap is manufactured from a strong, good quality material that will be able to hold the weight of the stroller with ease. The advantage of the Verb Click Connect Stroller is even though it is lightweight; it comes across as very sturdy. Its weight also makes it a real pleasure to travel with. The weight limit for the Graco Verb Click Connect Stroller is 50 lbs, which is great considering the weight of the product. This stroller should probably last you for at least the first two years of your little one’s live, probably even longer.
The Graco Verb Click Connect Stroller is easy to push and to maneuver thanks to the front swivel wheels that can lock. It has a good suspension that makes for a nice smooth ride and although it is advertised as being suitable for all terrains, I would recommend that you avoid rough terrain with this stroller. Looking at it, the Graco Verb Click Connect stroller was probably designed with “city-living” in mind – Small, easy to store and built for smooth to fair terrain. If you are living out on a farm, perhaps this stroller won’t quite be the right fit for your needs – unless you only want to use it when traveling.
Now for some more practical information: The stroller has a 5 point harness for optimum safety that can later be converted into a 3 point harness as your little one grows older. It also has multiple reclining positions in order to make your little one more comfortable and your child can even take a little nap while out on a stroll. The Graco Verb Click Connect Stroller has a parent tray which contains two cup holders and a small storage space as well as a tray designed for your child which includes a built-in cup holder. The child’s tray can be removed which makes it easier for you to get your little one in and out of the stroller. There is also a storage area under the seat with a fair amount of space and a canopy with a little window. Perhaps the canopy could have been a little larger to provide more shade cover. The stroller has a one-step break system to prevent the stroller from getting away from you.
Complete traveling system
Most Graco Click Connect infant car seats fit perfectly within the stroller. Some other infant car seats also fits in quite nicely, however, there are a few that do not. Be sure to try it out before purchasing if you have any doubts.
Click and connect
In case you were wondering, Click Connect refers to the clicking sound that it the stroller makes when an adjustment is made (like adding an infant seat) once everything is safely and securely in place, giving you peace of mind that the product is installed correctly.
Pros and Cons
To summarize, let’s take a quick look at the pros and cons of the Graco Verb Click Connect stroller:
- Lightweight (only 18.8 lbs.)
- Easy to assemble, no tools required
- Compact, perfect for small spaces
- Fits other infant car seats
- One hand folding mechanism
- Comes with travel strap
- Easy to maneuver thanks to front locking swivel wheel
- 5-point harness can transfer to 3-point harness
- Good suspension on fair surfaces
- Trays for mom and baby
- Multiple reclining positions
- One-step break system
- Removable tray which makes it easy to take out your little one
- Canopy is a little small
- Although it fits other infant car seats, it does not fit ALL infant car seats
- Folding mechanism seems to break rather easily.
Kolcraft Clould Plus Lightweight Stroller
If the Graco Verb Click Click Connect stroller is a little out of your price range, we suggest you take a look at the Kolcraft Clould Plus Lightweight Stroller. Like the Click Connect stroller, it also has one-hand folding mechanism, 5-point safety harness and can hold a child up to 50lbs. The stroller also has multiple recline positions and weighs only 11.8 lbs. It has a rather large storage basked at the bottom and the canopy provides great coverage. On the downside, it is not compatible with any infant car seat and cup holders are a little small.
Eddie Bauer TriTrek Travel System
If you are looking to upgrade, take a peek at the Eddie Bauer TriTrek Travel System. It’s a little more expensive than the Graco Click Connect stroller and with this stroller, you move outside of the “light weight” stroller range. It is however a very strong, sturdy stroller and should last you from birth until you no longer need a stroller. The Eddie Bauer TriTrek Travel System weighs 42.8 lbs. and comes with an infant car seat (and infant car seat base) that easily connects to the stroller.
Unlike the Graco Click Connect, the Eddie Bauer TriTrek Travel Systemhas a 3-wheel design and can switch between locking or swivel wheels, making it easy to maneuver, even on tough terrain. The stroller operates with a foot operated brake system and the storage basket at the bottom provides ample space. It’s made from good quality fabric and seat has multiple reclining positions. Due to its weight, it is a little difficult to fold using one hand.
Some Final Thoughts
Aside from the folding mechanism that seems to be a headache for many owners, the Graco Verb Click Connect Stroller is a good quality product that is compact, easy to use and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. If you live in a very sunny area, you might experience problems with the canopy but you always just toss a baby blanket over the canopy if you need to. I also wouldn’t recommend that you travel on rough terrain with this stroller. Its greatest feature is probably the fact that it is small and light-weight, yet sturdy. If you are short on space or travel quite often, this might just be the perfect stroller for you! The Graco Verb Click Connect is also easy to maneuver and while the 5-point harness provides safety, the reclining seat also offers great comfort. Here is a quick summary to end off:
|Graco Verb Click Connect Stroller|
|Summary of specifications:|
|Product weight:||18.8 lbs.|
|Maximum weight recommendation||50 lbs.|
|Infant car seat compatibility||Yes, to some extend|
|Multiple seat reclining positions||Yes|
|Storage||Folds up using only 1 hand|
|Break system||1 step|
|Canopy||Lined with window|
|Tyres and wheels||Front wheels swivel and lock|
|Suspension||Good but not recommended for tough terrain|