The Combi Cosmo stroller is a whole lot of stroller in a small package. At 13.4 lbs, it is exceptionally lightweight and quickly and easily folds up to be incredibly compact and easy to haul and store. It also includes the following fantastic features…
- Compact and self-standing when folded
- Convenient carry strap
- Works with the Combi Shuttle® infant car seat for a complete travel system
- Padded, multi-position reclining seat
- Lay-flat seating with infant safety boot
- Removable, washable seat pad
- Convertible three- or five-point harness
- Removable guardrail with child cup holder and snack tray
- Lockable, front swivel wheels
- Parent cup holder
- Large storage basket and canopy pocket
Besides being super light and compact, Combi has included a couple awesome features that truly make this stroller convenient. As you can see in the photos, even when this stroller is folded up, it’s self-standing. This is SO great when you’re packing up a car full of baby gear, groceries, siblings, whatever it is you have. It also has a strap to carry the stroller on your shoulder! HUGE selling point for me. Any way you slice is, a stroller is one of your bulkiest pieces of baby gear, and being able to easily carry this stroller makes it so much easier. It’s a wide, sturdy, adjustable shoulder strap, which makes it even more perfect.
Also, even though it’s lightweight, I can still toss my huge purse and camera bag holding my DSLR camera over the strap and it wouldn’t think of tipping over, even without the baby holding it down in front, which is absolutely necessary for us since G rarely stays in his stroller for an entire trip, and the stroller ends up catching all of bags, coats, etc. (Tell me yours doesn’t…) It holds 2 (or more, as you can see by our little set up) cups, making this stroller an exceptional choice for shopping trips.
One potential con of this stroller, however, is that it folds up in a really odd way. Instead up into itself like most strollers, it basically folds in half. You definitely wouldn’t want to lend this stroller to someone without explaining how to open and close it, since it’s not super obvious at first. Not to say that it’s tricky, because it certainly isn’t. Once you do it once, you’ll be amazed at how simple and quick it is. The demo video below will show you exactly what I mean.
Due to the design of the folding mechanism, the stroller isn’t a solid piece across the front bar or across the handle. This really took some getting used to for me. Unfortunately, there was one occasion that I jerked my stroller to free it from a fallen item in a store aisle and slightly pinched my hand in one of the gaps. Since they’re soft, rounded plastic, I was not injured at all, but it surprised me since this wouldn’t occur in a stroller with a solid handle. However, you could also never fold up a stroller with a solid handle quite this quickly and compactly. Give a little, get a lot.
The front bar in front of the baby also folds, but instead of three connected plastic pieces, the bar is made from a flexible piece covered in a mesh-like fabric between the cup holder and the snack tray. Garrett quickly figured out that he can push and pull on this bar, making it pop up and down. This motion causes the cup and snack compartments to tip slightly, but the range of movement isn’t really enough to dump either of them out, so it’s something to be aware of but not harmful to the stroller, your child, or your busy self.
Unlike typical lightweight “umbrella” type strollers, the Combi Cosmo is not lacking in comfort features either. The entire seat is padded in an easy to clean, weather resistant material that’s also cushy and comfortable, and provides support all around. The seat lays back for napping, with a flap that unzips from underneath the seat to help hold the baby in whilst reclined. It also has a five point harness to keep your child safely in their seat. This is huge for me, since I am terrified of Garrett falling out of a stroller. I’ve seen kids far younger climb out of a three point harness stroller, and I don’t like the idea of it at all. This stroller gives the option of converting to a three point harness for less rowdy kids/less nervous mothers, so it’s your choice. Choices are nice.
The last thing I have to share with you about this stroller is another super awesome feature! It can be used a travel system! I truly wish I had had this stroller when Garrett was small in still in his infant carrier. I love the ease of taking the child and their car seat straight from the car, to the stroller, and back again, but most travel system strollers are HUGE. We’ve already gone over how small this stroller is, so it’d be fantastic to use with Combi’s Shuttle Infant Car Seat. (Which on it’s own is a great seat and worth checking out!)
The Combi Cosmo stroller can be purchased at many authorized retailers.