We recently had a chance to test drive the new Modes Click Connect Travel System from Graco. This Graco Travel System includes a Graco Modes stroller and Graco SnugRide Infant Car Seat featuring Graco’s new “Click Connect” technology. The Modes Click Connect Travel System is ideal for families looking for one stroller to grow with their baby from infant to toddler.
The Graco Modes stroller offers 10 riding options and the versatility of three strollers in one, car seat carrier, infant stroller and toddler stroller.
I like that you get the car seat, stay in-car adjustable base and stroller all in one package. No need to look for a separate stroller or car seat adapters for different strollers.
The SnugRide Click Connect 35 is a top-rated car seat that attaches directly to the stroller frame and it is easy to install. When attaching the car seat to the stroller baby can face you or the world, I like that you are able to choose. This car seat has been design for infants 4- 35lbs. and up to 32″.
The base of the car seat can be secured to the seat of your vehicle using the two clips provided and your vehicle’s tether bar. The instructions for installation were easy to follow and lifting the car seat in and out of the base was no problem.
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The Graco Modes stroller was very easy to assemble and there were no tools required. It took about 15 minutes to put together and the instructions were clear and easy to follow.
Folding/Unfolding and Maneuverability
This stroller is extremely light weight and it’s easy to fold and unfold. It is also easy to move around and I was able to fold it up with one hand.
The stroller fits well in the trunk, although it does take up most of the space in a small vehicle and half of the space in a SUV. I also found the stroller was not too heavy to lift in and out of the trunk of my car.
The stroller is very easy to manoeuvre as well and switching the stroller’s seat around and taking it off the frame is a breeze. I love that you can take the toddler seat off and have only the infant seat attached so it’s super light.
I do recommend using this stroller in the city and paved roads only, it has plastic wheels and o.k. suspension so using it off road could make for a bumpy and uncomfortable ride.
The seat of the stroller is reversible and has four-position reclining. It can also be fully reclined to be used as a bassinet enclosure for younger babies. Once the rear backrest is in a full recline position you can adjust the stroller per instructions to ensure safe occupant retention installation.
The seat also features 5 point safety harness to keep little ones safe while riding.
The stroller’s seat is padded and it has a large canopy to shield little ones from the sun/rain. It also has a handy removable cup/snack holder and arm rest.
The seat is removable as well and the frame can be used on its own with the car seat only, such a treat! No need to carry the seat when you don’t need it.
This stroller has a large basket in the bottom that can be easily accessed from the back and the front of the stroller. The ample and easy to access storage space is definitively great for carrying your diaper bag, shopping bags, toys and more. You also get a handy parent’s tray with two cup holders and storage underneath the handle/push bar.
Overall we really enjoyed testing the Graco Modes Click Connect Travel System. This is an ideal travel system for families looking to purchase one piece of equipment from infancy until toddlerhood, it is also durable and made to last. I definitively recommend this stroller if you are looking for a versatile all-in-one travel system.
- Three Strollers in one with 10 riding options
- Infant car seat attaches directly to stroller frame for lightweight portability
- Four-position reclining seat lies flat and converts into infant carriage for on-the-go comfort
- Reversible stroller seat allows baby to face you or the world
- Three-position leg rest adjusts for your growing child
- Removable child’s tray and armrests allow for easy in and out
- Stroller holds child up to 50 lbs. for years of comfortable strolling
- One-hand standing fold with automatic storage latch
- Includes the Graco® SnugRide Click Connect 35 Infant Car Seat for infants from 4 – 35lbs. and up to 32″
- Available at BabiesRUs for $549.99