Cybex did a really good job with their new model for 2018 – Cybex Balios S. This multi-functional and stylish stroller is definitely going to be one of the best strollers that come out next year. Here’s why Cybex Balios S is so awesome.
This is a full-sized everyday stroller, really well quipped, yet very compact and not heavy at all. It features few seating options to serve parents from birth to toddlerhood. And the best part is the canopy – I’ve never seen such a HUGE canopy!
Read my Cybex Balios S review and find out more about this amazing stroller.
Cybex Balios S Review – Stroller Features
This is brand new stroller from Cybex that is going to hit the market in 2018. It has modern, minimalist design and it’s made of high-quality materials.
This is all-in-one stroller which offers several seating options which make it suitable for newborns and toddlers. It can be used since day one up to about 4 years. You can find more “infant to toddler” strollers in my ranking of top-quality convertible strollers for 2018.
Let’s take a closer look at the awesome features of Cybex Balios S 2018.
The regular seat is very roomy and padded with soft fabric. There is 3-position recline with flat recline which make this stroller suitable for smaller and younger infants. To recline the seat you need to use a lever on the back of it, so it is a one-handed system.
There is also independently adjustable leg rest, that also has 3 different positions. This stroller has also a step that older and taller children can use as a footrest. Keep in mind, that it’s unadjustable and can be used only when the seat is facing forward.
The seat has 5-point harness with easy to adjust straps and smooth buckle in the middle. Moreover, this is a reversible seat so your child can face you or the World. Reversing the seat is very easy thanks to memory button. Everything simply clicks into the frame. The bumper bar rotates and opens from both sides which simplifies putting the baby in and out of the seat.
There is one more feature worth to mention. The seat is placed pretty high – suitable for eating at the table. So it can be even an alternative for highchair seat!
Seating options for newborns
According to the manufacturer the regular seat can be used from birth (when it’s fully reclined, with leg rest fully raised). To be honest, it’s probably the deepest recline on standard stroller I’ve seen!
However, I would still use additional attachment that provides even more supportive surface and enclosed space. Parents can attach additional infant insert or newborn cocoon (Cybex offers special one for Balios S) to provide proper support for your newborn’s back, neck and head. There is also possibility of attaching bassinet or infant car seat to make this stroller perfect for newborns.
Infant car seat compatibility – Cybex Balios S travel System
There are additional car seat adapters (available separately) so parents can turn this stroller to a travel system. Cybex Balios S 2018 is compatible with Cybex and GB infant car seats. If you want to use this stroller as travel system you need to remove the regular seat and attach the car seat to the frame.
Cot S – Cybex Balios S Pram
Parents can also turn this stroller into a pram with a bassinet called Cot S. It is really big and roomy. There is 2-panel canopy with sun visor and apron that protects infants from sun, wind and rain. This bassinet is also equipped with memory foam mattress that provides the best surface and support for newborn’s back. This is very spacious, comfy and sheltered place for the youngest babies.
The regular seat reclines flat but you can add newborn cocoon for better back support. It’s smaller than bassinet Cot S, but provides proper support and completely flat position. This cocoon is also equipped with two covers – one for summer and one for winter, to protect your child from cold and overheating at the same time.
Ass you can see Cybex Balios S 2018 is truly 3-in-1 stroller and thanks to so many seating options it can be the only stroller that parents would ever need.
This is the best feature of Cybex Balios S 2018. It has enormous, truly XXL sun canopy! It extends by unzipping the third panel and there’s also flip out sun visor. It really covers the baby from head to toe! Anyway, see for yourself – the picture below shows fully open canopy.
When you use the canopy in extended 3-panel version, there is a silent, mesh peek-a-boo window so you can check on your little on whenever you want. It also gives nice extra ventilation. This sun hood is made of fabric with UV 50+ protection.
Cybex Balios S 2018 has adjustable push bar which telescopes in and out. There are 4 different setting, so parents of any height can comfortably steer this stroller.
This new model from Cybex has all-terrain rubberized wheels. You don’t have to worry about inflating or having flat. The rear ones are bigger, while the front ones are pivoting and can be locked for better stability on rough terrain.
There are visible spring on all wheels which give nice suspension, so you can be sure the ride will be comfortable even on harsher surfaces. You can take this stroller over pavement, cobbled streets, grass or gravel and it will remain sturdy and smooth.
Here you can see how the suspension works.
This model is equipped with a single action brake, located in the middle of the rear axle. It’s sandal-friendly, easy to press and release.
The basket under the seat is really big and capacious. It can easily accommodate large diaper bag and shopping bags. The seat is mounted high so you can fit big and long items in the basket. The weight limit is about 11 lbs.
Size & Weight
I’m really happy that this full-sized stroller is not clumsy and bulky. It’s dimensions are: 31.10” x 23.62” x 39-43.31” (L x W x H), so you won’t have any problems with narrow sidewalks or tight corners.
Cybex Balios S 2018 weighs about 24 lbs which is not that big for such a well-equipped and multifunctional stroller. You will be able to carry it up and down the stairs or lift it to the car trunk.
Folding is two-step, but you can do it using one hand and it takes literally few second. You just need to bring the back rest to the front and then push the handlebar down. It’s a piece of cake! And you can do it with the seat attached, both rear and front facing.
The stroller stands on its own when folded and there is also convenient handle so parents can easily carry Balios S between home and car.
Folded stroller is fairly compact, especially if we consider it is a full-sized buggy! Folded stroller dimensions are only: 16.14” x 23.62” x 29.53” which simplifies storage and transport. It fits in most of car trunks and doesn’t take much space at home.
Cybex Balios S 2018 offers 5 color versions: Lavastone Black, Rebel Red, Denim Blue, Manhattan Grey and Passion Pink. I must tell you, I love the melange fabrics on this new model!
Keep in mind that each color may have different price, so be sure to check it before you decide to purchase this stroller.
|Cot S – This is one option for parents who want to use Cybex Balios S from birth. It provides spacious, comfortable and sheltered place for newborns.|
|Footmuff – Useful accessory for those you live in colder area or just like winter strolls.|
|Kid Board – Perfect solution for older sibling. Thanks to it your older kid can also have a ride when he get tired of walking.|
|Rain cover – If you live in area where it rains often, it is a must have. You can keep this useful shield in a storage basket, just in case.|
|Organizer – Although the storage bin is really spacious, many parents likes to have this additional organizer to keep their essentials at hand.|
There are also other accessories which allow parents to customize their Cybex Balios S. There is a snack tray, cup holder, adapters for infant car seats, parents gloves and changing bag. You can check more additional accessories here.
Cybex Balios S – Price
Estimated price of Cybex Balios S is $399, but it is a subject to change. I will let you know about the price as soon as this stroller becomes available on the market.
Cybex Balios S – Release Date
There is no official information when this stroller is going to be available, however the estimated release date of Cybex Balios S is March 2018. Stay tuned for more info! 🙂
In the meantime you can check out my ranking with other new strollers that come out in 2018.
Cybex Balios S Review – Conclusion
Keep in mind
This is an everyday full-sized stroller, so it’s heavier and bigger than lightweight travel strollers. For example it’s heavier than Cybex Eezy S Twist. It’s still quite compact, but doesn’t fit in overhead compartment on airplanes.
3 Reasons Why You Will Love Cybex Balios S 2018
1. This stroller has the biggest canopy ever! It provides full coverage, but you don’t have to worry about the ventilation. Mesh window gives extra air-flow. Thanks to these features you can be sure your child is well protected from the harmful sun rays and overheating at the same time.
2. It has every feature that parents may need: all-terrain wheels, large storage basket, adjustable telescoping handlebar – all to provide convenient and easy use. It won’t let you down during shopping, running errands, off-road cruising and road trips.
3. It has many seating options suitable for newborns and toddlers – it can be your primary and only stroller.
Hello Moms! I am Zooey. I am a wife and a mother of three amazing kids: 3-year-old Haley and almost 1-year-old twins Jesse and Matthew. I am a jogger, cooker and blogger
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