Chicco Cortina Travel System Review and Giveaway!
I was given the opportunity by Chicco (pronounced Key-Co) to try out their new Cortina Travel System and have been using it for a few weeks. I’m on my third daughter and have tried every major brand of travel system.
When I opened the box my first thought was, “nice fabric.” The Cortina Travel System comes in 16 different stylish fabric choices.
Then I thought, “I wonder how hard the car seat is going to be install.”
I am happy to say, the Chicco KeyFit 30 car seat is by far the easiest install of all the major car seat brands I’ve tried. You attach the latches, pull the easy-to-pull tether and you’re done. There was no need for me to place my knee on it to provide enough pressure, either.
I love how padded the seat is. My eight-week-old Aubrie is very comfortable in it. It comes standard with removable newborn inserts and the seat itself is about average weight for an infant seat. The only downside is that the fabric doesn’t seem to breathe well. I live in Southern California where it gets to be 100 degrees F frequently. Aubrie doesn’t seem to mind, but she sweats profusely in the seat.
Now about the stroller: it was really easy to assemble. There’s nothing worse than having to spend an hour putting together an item of baby gear. The Cortina stroller only took 20 minutes to put together. The infant car seat pops right into the stroller seat. As with the car seat, the stroller is plush and the fabric is easy to clean.
The stroller’s one handed open/fold system is something a lot of other strollers lack. This is extremely useful when you’re juggling an infant. The stroller is large, so it’s great for older children. But, because the stroller is large, it’s very heavy and does not fold flat. As for steering, the stroller glides on hard surfaces beautifully, but it’s significantly harder to travel on dirt or gravel.
Car Seat Pros:
- Easy to install
- Not too heavy
- Plush interior
- Fits up to 30 lbs
Car Seat Cons:
- Fabric is hot/doesn’t breathe well
- Easy to assemble
- Plush interior
- 16 colors to choose from
- Roomy interior
- Good steering
- Adjustable handlebar
- Great from birth to 50lbs.
- Not good for riding on dirt
- Does not fold flat
Overall the Cortina Travel System is great and I would recommend it to any first time (or third time) parent. Chicco has generously contributed a travel system to one lucky mama to win. Enter below and good luck!
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