Now Ben is walking more and more, we’ve been looking to trade in our beautiful but slightly bulky Cosatto Giggle for something a bit more lightweight. We adore our Giggle, but it’s not the lightest of pushchairs and takes up a lot of room in the boot of the car. We were very kindly sent the Chicco Liteway to review, and so far it has ticked all of the boxes.
The Liteway has been around for a few years but has just been given a bit of a makeover for the new season. It is available in a range of colours – red, purple, coal and special edition denim. We opted for the rather cool looking denim one. The frame is grey, with a chrome finish to the wheels and handles. It looks very smart!
It was super easy to put together – I managed it and I am rubbish at assembling things. The wheels clicked in place and the hood clipped on in seconds. It comes with a retractable sun visor, footmuff and rain cover (which we haven’t used yet thanks to the lovely Spring sunshine).
Benjamin is tall for his age (almost 18 months) and the pushchair is perfectly sized for him – we won’t need to buy another one as this will do him perfectly until he is completely out of a pushchair. The new model features an intelligent memory adjustment footrest, which returns to the previous position every time the stroller is opened. It is made from luxurious saffiano eco – leather, as is the padded bumper bar and handles.
If Ben falls asleep in it, as he quite often still does, it is easy to recline just one handed. This also means it is suitable for babies from birth.
It’s really comfortable to push – being tall I find that the handles of a lot of pushchairs are too low, but this one is perfect for both Graham and me to push. The handles are nice to grip, and because it is so light, I can push it one handed whilst holding Alex or Harrison’s hand.
I really struggle with opening and collapsing pushchairs – my brain just doesn’t seem to cope with multiple buttons and levers, but I had no problem with doing either. It has an umbrella style fold, so takes up very little room in the car, and weighing just 7kg, it is easy to carry.
The basket underneath is a decent, deep size, something that I really missed with the Cosatto, although it is difficult to get into when the seat has been reclined.
With an RRP of £120, I think the Chicco Liteway is excellent value for money. Check out the website for more details.
*We were sent this for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.