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Best Lightweight Travel System Stroller: Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System – Definitive Review

When you are expecting a new baby to the family, you start thinking about the changes that this tiny human will make in your life…

Yes, everything changes!

You have to face it.. 

From the first time you decide to go out with your baby, you will need a particular stroller and car seat to make moving and going out an easy thing to do..

And most importantly, to keep your little bundle of joy safe and comfortable!

That’s why, in a previous article, we covered the best 10 baby strollers of 2021 that meet different parents’ needs and budgets..

That said…

This article will specifically talk about the best lightweight travel system stroller: Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System.

We will cover:

  • The main features of the Evenflo Pivot Stroller
  • Pros and cons of using it
  • Parents’ feedback and opinion
  • ..and a lot More!

Stick with us till the end of the review to know more about this stroller… 

Ready or not, here we go!

Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System With SafeMax Car Seat
Value for Money
9
Easy to use
7
Comfort
9
Durability
9
Overall Score
8.5
  • Manufacturer: Evenflo
  • Type: Travel Stroller System
  • Weight: 38.5 Pounds
  • Color: Sandstone
  • Dimensions: 19.8 x 21.7 x 34.3 inches
  • Material: Polyester, Steel, Plastic

Bottom Line : If you are looking for an affordable stroller that fits more than two kids, look NO further.

Pros
  • Stylish and lightweight
  • There are 6 seat modes available
  • Has ample storage space with an easy access
  • Sturdy and cushy car seat
  • Easy to use brakes
Cons
  • It doesn’t have a one-hand collapse option
  • Car seat setup is challenging
  • It might not be as sturdy as other brands
  • It takes a big space while using it as a double stroller
  • The sunshade is not long enough to protect the baby head

Our Verdict: Best Lightweight Travel System Stroller

This well-engineered and versatile stroller will grow with your family and meet your needs along the way…

You can use it as a single stroller if you have only one kid or a double stroller by adding the Evenflo SafeMax infant car seat and base. 

Plus, simulated tests have proven that the seat stays intact when exposed to energy levels twice that of Federal Crash Test Standard.

In case you don’t know..

As a travel system, it comes with additional pieces: a stroller frame, car seat with a base, cup holders, built-in lower and upper adapters, and a toddler seat.

Furthermore, there is a place for a rider board to make extra room for a third kid. 

See, it has a place for each of your kids.. 

The two seats are adjustable for two directions, forward and backward, and each holds up to 50 lbs.

Bear in mind, it is big in size…

..which means it is heavy and might be bulky for some parents! Especially when you add an extra seat or car seat.

It should fit through any standard doorways. However, some parents said it maneuvers harder if the space is tight!

In terms of the style, this stroller comes in four different shades; Sandstone, Salsa, Dusty Rose, and Casual Grey. 

If I were you, I would get a color that matches both boys and girls!

It is compatible with Evenflo’s SafeMax that comes as part of the travel system package and LiteMax Infant Car Seat. 

Plus, NO need to get an adapter for these two pieces! Yep!

But if you want to use different seats, you should get an adapter. 

Some of the car seats that fit in this stroller are: 

  • Graco SnugRide Click Connect 30, 35
  • Chicco KeyFit and KeyFit 30
  • Graco SnugRide SnugLock 30, 35
  • Peg Perego Primo Viaggio

Another thing to mention here, 

..you can convert the actual toddler seat into a bassinet with a few simple steps: recline it, lift the footrest and then detach the footrest clips! Woo-hoo!

Related: The Best 10 Baby Strollers of [2021]

Our Analysis, Comparisons & Test Results

We compared the top 10 baby strollers based on their features and parents’ feedback. 

Below, you will see more details about the performance of this Evenflo Stroller in terms of the values included, ease of use, durability, and comfort level.

Let’s take a closer look now… 

Value for money

In this package, you will get whatever you need to use this stroller as a double or single one. 

No need to buy any extra tool or part! 

Except for the rider stand, you need to buy it separately – if you need it. 

Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System Stroller

Rating

Joovy Scooter X2 Double Stroller
9
UPPAbaby VISTA V2 Stroller - JORDAN
9
Britax B-Free Sport Travel System
8
Doona Infant Car Seat & Latch Base
8
Graco FastAction Jogger LX Stroller
8
Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System With SafeMax Car Seat
7
Thule Urban Glide 2 Jogging Stroller
7
Baby Trend Sit and Stand Double Stroller
7
Summer 3Dlite Convenience Stroller
6
Chicco Shuttle Frame Stroller Car Seat Carrier
6

Besides, this stroller comes with easy-to-use brakes that can be clicked with any type of footwear…

Ample storage space and an adjustable ergonomic handle are also significant features to consider in this stroller as well.

But still..

..it reserved the third spot in this segment.

Ease of use

Yes, it is a lightweight stroller compared to the other travel system products. 

But, once you adjust it to fit your three kids, it will definitely be heavier!

Let’s face it now..

Bassinet seat in a stroller

Rating

Britax B-Free Sport Travel System
8
Doona Infant Car Seat & Latch Base
8
UPPAbaby VISTA V2 Stroller - JORDAN
7
Summer 3Dlite Convenience Stroller
7
Thule Urban Glide 2 Jogging Stroller
7
Graco FastAction Jogger LX Stroller
7
Joovy Scooter X2 Double Stroller
7
Baby Trend Sit and Stand Double Stroller
7
Chicco Shuttle Frame Stroller Car Seat Carrier
7
Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System With SafeMax Car Seat
6

Some parents said that it is challenging to attach the infant car seat to the stroller. 

They were struggling every time they tried to attach it.. 

However, attaching the toddle seat is an easy task to do. 

Here is how to do it:

Remove the existing seat to keep only the stroller frame, flip the lower towers out, and slide the top attachment towers up..

All set! You are good to go…

Now, it is time to talk a bit of about the basket:

It is large, accessible, and solid..

No matter how many kids are there, with this ample storage bin, you will always have space for whatever you want to carry with you – especially your kids’ essentials..

Folding and unfolding..

This stroller is compatible and stands alone after folding; however, you need to remove the additional seat but keep the main one. 

If you have a small car, make sure to remove both seats, along with the bumper bar, for a more compact fit. 

Keep in mind, though..

You don’t have a one-hand collapse option!

It boils down to this: 

The stroller is functional and practical; however, it ended up at the bottom of the list in this segment compared to the other reviewed strollers.

Durability

When we come to the durability of this stroller, we will definitely talk about its quality.

It is an economical double stroller..

..means it is less quality than the competitors.

Light stroller standing in the middle of the street

Rating

UPPAbaby VISTA V2 Stroller - JORDAN
9
Britax B-Free Sport Travel System
8
Graco FastAction Jogger LX Stroller
8
Joovy Scooter X2 Double Stroller
8
Doona Infant Car Seat & Latch Base
8
Thule Urban Glide 2 Jogging Stroller
7
Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System With SafeMax Car Seat
7
Chicco Shuttle Frame Stroller Car Seat Carrier
7
Summer 3Dlite Convenience Stroller
6
Baby Trend Sit and Stand Double Stroller
6

The tires also are not great..

They are not the all-terrain ones that are one of the most durable and comfortable types. 

The actual material is also not the best. They used polyester, steel, and plastic to make up the parts!

However, if you take good care of it, it is supposed to last for many years.

Comfort

The seat of this lightweight stroller offers 6 different modes allowing your kid to sit forward or backward. 

The car seat base that you must keep in the car gives you the option to transfer your baby from the car to the stroller (and vice-versa) without interruption..

..just hold the car seat and attach it to the stroller frame!

A mother walking with her baby in the stroller

Rating

UPPAbaby VISTA V2 Stroller - JORDAN
9
Britax B-Free Sport Travel System
9
Graco FastAction Jogger LX Stroller
9
Joovy Scooter X2 Double Stroller
8
Doona Infant Car Seat & Latch Base
8
Baby Trend Sit and Stand Double Stroller
8
Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System With SafeMax Car Seat
6
Summer 3Dlite Convenience Stroller
6
Thule Urban Glide 2 Jogging Stroller
6
Chicco Shuttle Frame Stroller Car Seat Carrier
5

In addition, with the integrated belt lock-off system, you can rest assured that the car seat base is installed correctly and securely.

There are also 5 footrest positions to make a cozy space for your kid to nap..

The handlebar is also adjustable to fit three different heights to make pushing it easier for the parents. 

Here comes the canopy:

It is nice and made with a peek-a-boo window to keep an eye on your kid while walking.. 

…however, it is not long enough to give good protection – especially during sunny and rainy days. 

Some parents said that they used a light blanket as an extension for better protection… 

As per our comparison results…

This stroller came up in third place and performed within the acceptance level in this segment.

Overall Score

Clearly, this stroller is not the best, yet, it meets the needs and requirements of some parents. 

It scores less than average compared to the other reviewed strollers.

Take a look below at the comparison results..

a mother walking outside with her little one in the stroller

Rating

UPPAbaby VISTA V2 Stroller - JORDAN
8.5
Britax B-Free Sport Travel System
8
Doona Infant Car Seat & Latch Base
8
Graco FastAction Jogger LX Stroller
8
Joovy Scooter X2 Double Stroller
8
Baby Trend Sit and Stand Double Stroller
7
Thule Urban Glide 2 Jogging Stroller
7
Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System With SafeMax Car Seat
6.5
Summer 3Dlite Convenience Stroller
6
Chicco Shuttle Frame Stroller Car Seat Carrier
6

Conclusion: Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System

Well, this stroller is less expensive than its competitors because of many reasons..

..and one of them is the design and type of the wheels!

They are good but not as versatile as other strollers. 

It has Xpand’s wheels that are large cruiser tires. They provide the front wheels swivel for easier maneuver and back wheels suspension for a smoother ride. 

All things considered..

This stroller is more comfortable on the even road than on uneven roads with bumps or curves..

Needless to say..

Evenflo stroller misses some high-end features, which you will find in the more expensive stroller, like the UPF50+ sunshade protection or all-terrain tires.

On the other hand, if you are looking for a stroller for two kids or more at an economical price, then it is the best to go for.
You can convert it from single to double seats in a minute. 

You also can add a vertical space for a third kid to stand there and enjoy the ride with you.

But still.. It doesn’t offer any superior features or exceptional performance. 

If this stroller doesn’t  meet your requirements, take a look at the Top 10 strollers of 2021

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