The Evenflo X Sport is a lightweight umbrella type stroller with some perks. Is it good value for money? Read more to see if you should buy it.
The Evenflo X Sport Stroller is a lightweight, umbrella type stroller. Like all umbrella strollers it folds nicely up and takes up only a small space when collapsed. This makes the X sport very handy for travel, especially when flights are required. The Evenflo comes with some storage space in a basket underneath the seat, and a really nice feature is a fabric console with two cup holders and a concealable storage area. The cup holders are a real perk, and make strolling in the park so much more convenient. Other comparable strollers usually have the cup holders only as a separately sold add-on.
To top it all, the X Sport has a removable canopy, which can provide shade as well as some protection from rain or winds.
Evenflo specifies that the X Sport is fit for children up to 41lbs (18kg).
What Should You Consider When Buying?
There are several things to think about when buying a stroller, especially an umbrella-type one that needs to be fit for use on the road. Weight and ease of folding are obvious, as they impact your comfort as a parent. However, your baby’s comfort should also be considered, along with safety features.
Weight and Ease of Folding
A stroller’s weight is usually important for when you need to push it up or down hill, and when you need to load it to your car or unload it. On the other hand, lower weight strollers, if they are not made from hi-tec materials, are usually more fragile and prone to break down sooner than others. The Evenflo X Sport weighs 9.6lbs (4.35kg) which makes it one of the lightest strollers in its category, without compromising its reliability.
A lightweight umbrella stroller is meant for travel. The easier the task of folding or unfolding it – the better. In this aspect, the Evenflo X Sport does not excel. Although it is very easy to fold and unfold, it is not that easy to do it single-handedly, which can be challenging if you’re holding your baby in one arm and only have one free to fold the stroller. On the up side, once folded, it doesn’t take up much space.
Safety, Security and Comfort for Your Baby
As far as safety is concerned, the X Sport does not score extremely high. While it is not likely to tip over with your baby inside, it only comes with a 3-points harness (meaning that the harness attaches to three points on the stroller rather than five like in others).
Published in: Consumer Information