Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System Review

Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System review
Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System

Chicco Bravo is one of my favorite and one of the best travel systems available on the market. In my Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System review I’ve gathered all of the important information, specified pros and cons and compared this product with another travel system. I hope you will enjoy reading my article.

Travel systems have two main advantages. Firstly, they reduce ammount of baby gear that parents have to buy, therefore they allow to save space in home. Secondly, they usually are pocket-friendly. We can but a set of matching todller stroller and infant car seat, both high-quality, reliable and at a good price!

What is incluced in set?

Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System consist of Bravo Stroller, Key Fit 30 Infant Car Seat and car seat base, parent tray and cup holders. We can use this stroller from day one until toddlerhood.

The infant car seat can be installed when the toddler seat is still on, or we can remove this seat first and transform our Bravo into car seat frame. And when the baby will get older and learn to sit up straight we can use Bravo with the toddler seat itself.

Chicco Bravo Trio is 3in1: KeyFit 30 car seat carrier, travel system and stroller for toddler.

Chicco Bravo Trio – features

Seating options

Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System seating options
Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System with KeyFit 30 infant car seat (left), with the infant car seat installed on the toddler seat (middle) and with toddler seat only (right)

Infant car seat

Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System with Key Fit 30 infant car seat
Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System with KeyFit 30 infant car seat

Chicco Bravo Trio is a travel system and it is equipped with removable toddler seat. We can turn it into infant car seat frame for our newborn baby. We can push only the lightweight frame with the infant car seat, we just need to install the adapter, click in KeyFit 30 infant car seat and we are ready to go!

However, we don’t have to remove the toddler seat every time we want to use our stroller with car seat! Bravo gives us an option of installing infant car seat onto the toddler seat. We can also use the stroller canopy then, for extra protection for our baby.

Toddler seat

For the toddler we can use normal stroller seat – when he/she can sit up straight and has enough neck and head control. Toddler seat is multi-position reclining and can accommodate passenger up to 50 lbs.

Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System with toddler seat
Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System with toddler seat

To recline the seat we just have to push one button, it can be done with one hand. The seat and leg rest have nice and soft padding, however the latter one is not adjustable.

The seat is made of a soft and nice to the touch fabric. It has a five-point harness that provides baby with safety ride. Three of five straps are padded. Shoulder height is adjustable, but the crotch strap has only one position. The buckle is places in the middle and the release button is rather easy to use.

You can see on a video below how to switch between different seating options.

Remember that Bravo’s seat doesn’t recline to fully flat position therefore it is not suitable for newborns and children without proper head and neck control. When the baby is small you should use Bravo as infant car seat carrier and then switch to toddler seat.

Bravo Stroller with toddler seat KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat
Suitable from 6 months up to 50 lbs Suitable from 4 up to 30 lbs
Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System - canopy
Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System – canopy

Canopy

Bravo has removable and adjustable canopy. I like the size of this canopy and the nice coverage that it provides. The canopy doesn’t have SPF or UVS protection, but it is equipped with flip out visor to protect baby from the sun.

This sunshade is also equipped with a mesh peek-a-boo window so we can spy on our little adventurer during stroll. This is very useful feature because Bravo doesn’t offer reversible seat and our passenger can only face surroundings. It is nice to keep an eye on him the whole time. This mesh window also provides extra air-flow.

Handlebar

Chicco Bravo is equipped with adjustable handlebar which is very convenient feature for parents of different height. This handlebar offers three different positions so I’m sure every mom and dad will be satisfied.

Brake

This stroller offers linked rear brakes. These brakes are single action. They are easy to set and release, even when we wear sandals. There is no color idicator that iforms parents when the brake is set properly so you can wigle the stroller a little bit to be sure you set the brake.

Wheels and suspension

Chicco Trio Travel System - wheels and underseat basket
Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System – wheels and underseat basket

Bravo has two 7” front wheels and two 9” rear wheels. They are made of plastic and filled with foam. This stroller is also equipped with four-wheel suspension which absorbs shocks. I only wish this suspension was adjustable because it would provide even more comfortable ride.

Storage basket

Chicco Bravo Trio has large underseat storage bin which can accommodate all of your baby gear and your necessities. We can easily fit there large diaper bag, wipes, clothes, snack and drinks, toys and even a shopping bag! The basket is accessible both from the back and front, but more easily from the back.

Folding

This baby stroller offers one-hand folding. We just need to grab a handle (placed on the seat) and pull it up. After folding this buggy can stand on its own and it’s pretty compact and small which is very useful when we want to storage or transport it.

Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System - folding mechanism
Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System – folding mechanism

Bravo has one more advantage: when we fold the stroller, front wheels automatically rotate inward and make it even more compact.

Extra items for more convenience

Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System - parent tray
Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System – parent tray

Chicco Bravo Trio comes with a convenient parent tray and two cup holders. The tray has a little storage between cup holders. We can put there our essentials like phone or keys. Cup holders can fit a small battle of water, sippy cup or baby bottle. Thanks to this tray parents can have the necessities at hand.

Having parent tray included in the price is a big advantage of this stroller. Most of the strollers don’t come with this accessory and often we have to buy it separately.

Maneuverability and ease of use

Chicco Bravo is pretty difficult to push and turn with one hand, sometimes maneuvering over bumpy terrain is hard. It is easier to navigate this stroller over even ground and push with two hands, instead of one. This buggy is pretty small and narrow so it can fit through tight spaces, which I think is a big plus.

Nevertheless, this product is very easy and convenient to use thanks to many nice features like a large underseat basket, parent tray with cup holders and adjustable handle bar included in the set.

Pros and cons

To sum up I put the most important information in the table below to show you what are the main advantages and disadvantages of Chico Bravo Trio Travel System.

Pros Cons
You can use it from day one with KeyFit 30 infant car seat until toddlerhood with normal toddler seat No one-hand pushing
Thanks to buying a travel system you reduce the amount of baby gear to buy and you save your money and space in your home Rather small wheels, better for even terrain
Many seating options: You can use Bravo as a car seat frame or you can install KeyFit 30 onto the toddler seat and when your baby is at least 6 m.o. you can use the toddler seat itself Canopy doesn’t have SPF protection
Changing between car seat and toddler seat is very easy No reversible seat
Removable and adjustable canopy with mesh peek-a-boo window (that provides extra ventilation) No color indicator on brakes
Adjustable handlebar for all-height parents
Single action brakes, very easy to use
Very narrow, fits through tight places
Large basket under the seat
Convenient items included: parent tray with a storage and two cup holders
Simple one-hand fold and self-stand
After folding the stroller is very compact and easy to storage or transport

Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System – specification

Stroller type Travel System
Stroller weight 23 lbs
Weight limit KeyFit 30 car seat – 30 lbs, Bravo Stroller – 50 lbs
Stroller dimensions (L x W x H) 35.5” x 21.75” x 43”
Folded stroller dimensions (L x W x H) 16” x 21.75” x 28”
Wheels’ size Rear – 9”, Front – 7”

 Chicco Bravo Trio vs UPPAbaby VISTA travel system

I decided to compare two excellent travel systems: Chicco Bravo Trio and UPPAbaby VISTA. Let’s find out what are the differences and similarities!

Features Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System UPPAbaby VISTA Travel System
Stroller weight 23 lbs 26 lbs
Stroller dimensions (L x W x H) 35.5” x 21.75” x 43” 37” x 26.5” x 39.5-42.5”
Folded stroller dimensions
(L x W x H)
16” x 21.75” x 28” 13.5-14” x 26.5” x 33”
Wheels’ size 7” and 9” 8” and 11.5”
Infant car seat KeyFit 30 (included in the set) UPPAbaby MESA (sold separately)
Infant car seat weight limit 4-30 lbs 4-35 lbs
Toddler seat weight limit 50 lbs 50 lbs
Max. number of children 1 3
Compatible with canopy No Yes
Suspension 4-wheel 4-wheel
Canopy With small mesh peek-a-boo window, no SPF protection With large mesh peek-a-boo window and SPF +50 protection
Handlebar Adjustable by rotation Adjustable by extension
Brakes Foot-operated, no color indicators Foot-operated, with color indicators
Storage Underseat basket with weight limit of 10 lbs, parent tray with small storage Underseat basket with weight limit of 30 lbs
Folding One-hand fold, self-stand One-hand fold, self-stand, automatic lock
Convenient items included Parent tray with storage and two cup holders Rain cover, bug shield and storage bag
Maneuverability ★★★★★ ★★★★
Ease of use ★★★★ ★★★★★
Price  Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System review  Uppababy VISTA Travel System review

Conclusion

Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System is an amazing solution for parents who want to buy matching set of a stroller and infant car seat. This is great approach if you want to spare space in your home and your budget is tight, but of course you still want a good-quality product! Chicco Bravo Trio is made of durable materials and will serve you for many years. This stroller is definitely great for everyday use for urban parents. Besides, it is also a pocket-friendly product. Each part of this travel system is good-quality and fun and easy to use.