Chicco Liteway Review
Pros: Very nappable
Cons: Heavy and large, harder to transport
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|Pros||Very nappable||Easy to push and turn, nice quality, lightweight||Lightweight, giant canopy, price||Easy to use and push, useful features, quick fold||Nice maneuverability, compact fold, easy brakes|
|Cons||Heavy and large, harder to transport||Expensive, not the best napper||Lower quality, poor off-road capabilities||Heavier and larger||Limited napping recline, shoulder strap safety concern|
|Bottom Line||Ordinary stroller that is hard to push, carry and stow||Stylish, lightweight, easy mover, that folds small but has a higher price||Lightweight with good features and price but it could be smaller or easier to push off-road||Weight and size could make it a poor traveler but features are convenient||Great maneuverability but only average in other areas|
|Rating Categories||Chicco Liteway||BabyZen Yoyo+||ZOE XL1 BEST v2||Britax B-Lively||Mountain Buggy Nano|
|Weight Folded Size (35%)|
|Ease Of Use (30%)|
|Specs||Chicco Liteway||BabyZen Yoyo+||ZOE XL1 BEST v2||Britax B-Lively||Mountain Buggy Nano|
|Weight||18.9 lbs||13.5 lbs||16.3 lbs||17.4 lbs||16.3 lbs|
|Folded Dimensions||14.9"W x 10.5"H x 46"L||17.5"W x 9"H x 20.8"L||21.3"W x 9.5"H x 27.4"L||24"W x 9.5"H x 29"L||21.2"W x 11"H x 20.3"L|
|Capacity Limits||Minimum: Birth
Maximum: 40 lbs/43"
|Minimum: 6 months
Maximum: 40 lbs
|Minimum: 3 months
Maximum: 40 lbs
Maximum: 55 lbs/44"
Maximum: 44 lbs
|Included Car Seat Compatibility||None||None||None||Britax All Britax Seats||Universal Adapter|
|Click-in Car Seat Adapters||None||Cybex
|None||Britax All Britax Seats||None|
|Strap-in Car Seat Adapters||None||None||None||None||Universal Adapter|
|Handlebar Height - Min/Max||41"||39.8"||39.7"||40"||39.2"|
|Included Accessories||None||Rain Shield||None||None||Travel Bag|
Our Analysis and Test Results
Chicco is the largest baby brand in Europe as part of the Artsana Group, which is a holistic lifestyle company with products for everything from baby feeding to cosmetics and medical supplies. Founded by Enrico Catelli, Chicco (kee-ko) develops juvenile products for pregnancy up to preschool and is sold in over 120 countries.
Weight and Folded Size
With a weight of 17.9 lbs, the Liteway is a heavier lightweight stroller with few in this review weighing more. This stroller folds to 7,196.70 cubic inches making it one of the heaviest and largest in the group.
Ease of Use
While the Liteway is one of the easier options to use, even if the results arent impressive as none of the competition are truly easy to use.
Fold and Unfold
The Liteway has a typical umbrella fold that works with one hand. It has an automatic lock, but it doesn't self-stand so it needs to be held or stored somewhere with enough length to accommodate it.
The Liteway has double action brakes that are easy to release and sandal foot-friendly, but a little harder to set with a stiff pedal that requires a lot of pressure.
The storage bin on the Liteway has a weight allowance of 6.6 lbs and we fit our medium-sized diaper bag inside. It is easy to access unless you want to use the bin with the seat reclined. It also has a removable parent cup holder.
The Liteway canopy is medium and doesn't state its UV protection. It lacks a peek-a-boo window and isn't large enough to cover the best protection from sunlight, but it is easy to open and close.
The Chicco has a 5-point harness with a two-piece buckle. You have to remove the shoulder padding to adjust the straps, and the rethread includes unhooking the shoulder straps from the lap strap and threading through the appropriate height slot on the seatback.
The Liteway seat reclines almost flat, but it has an audible click that might wake some children. It has a padded adjustable footrest with a strange adjustment because there is a piece that holds the leg rest and a separate lever to lock it in place with yet another button to release it. All of the adjustments are easy to use and in the same place, but it feels convoluted.
Ease of Setup
The Chicco took us 5:16 to assemble with no tools and an average manual.
While this stroller is easy enough to push and turn, it struggles when you take it off the road hurting its test results for maneuverability. Even with the locking swivel wheels, this stroller is hard to push and difficult to turn when you head out on grass and gravel, making it a poor choice for switching terrains at a park.
The Liteway has average quality and is a reflection of the materials and construction used to make the Liteway. With exposed connection points, rivets, and uneven stitching, it fails to excel or truly shine.
— Juliet Spurrier, MD & BabyGearLab Team