Chicco Liteway Review
Pros: Very nappable
Cons: Heavy and large, harder to transport
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|Pros||Very nappable||Lightweight, giant canopy, price||Easy to carry, lightweight, stands on its own||Inexpensive, easy to use||Inexpensive, hands only fold|
|Cons||Heavy and large, harder to transport||Lower quality, poor off-road capabilities||Hard to push and turn, not for napping, convoluted fold||Poor quality, harder to maneuver||Poor sun protection, wobbly wheels|
|Bottom Line||Average stroller that is harder to carry, stow, and push on rough surfaces||Reasonably priced and lightweight with useful features but it could be smaller||Upright seat with no adjust-ability that can be harder to push on uneven terrain||The cheapest option with disappointing functionality||Difficult to navigate stroller that is lightweight and budget friendly, but lower quality|
|Rating Categories||Chicco Liteway||ZOE XL1 BEST v2||UPPAbaby G-Lite||Kolcraft Cloud Plus||Summer Infant 3D lite|
|Weight Folded Size (35%)|
|Ease Of Use (30%)|
|Specs||Chicco Liteway||ZOE XL1 BEST v2||UPPAbaby G-Lite||Kolcraft Cloud Plus||Summer Infant 3D lite|
|Weight||17.2 lbs||11.8 lbs||11.8 lbs||12.6 lbs||13.1 lbs|
|Folded Dimensions||14.9"W x 10.5"H x 46"L||21.3"W x 9.5"H x 27.4"L||13.3"W x 10.8"H x 42.5"L||18.6"W x 11.7"H x 34.7"L||13.9"W x 10"H x 42.6"L|
|Capacity Limits||Minimum: Birth
Maximum: 40 lbs/43"
|Minimum: 3 months
Maximum: 40 lbs
|Minimum: 6 months
Maximum: 55 lbs/45"
|Minimum: Not Listed
Maximum: 50 lbs/44"
|Minimum: 6 months
Maximum: 50 lbs
|Included Car Seat Compatibility||None||None||None||None||None|
|Click-in Car Seat Adapters||None||None||None||None||None|
|Strap-in Car Seat Adapters||None||None||None||None||None|
|Handlebar Height - Min/Max||41"||39.7"||42.3"||38.9"||43"|
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