Welcome to the Daddy.Guide’s Chicco Liteway PLUS Review. Baby’s outgrow everything in the blink of an eye. Before you know it you’re already in need of a second stroller/car seat. The Chicco Liteway PLUS won’t have you running to the store because you’ve just realized your toddler no longer fits in his/her stroller! Liteway Plus is capable of transporting your infant car seat and also functions as an umbrella stroller which extends the life of this stroller for years to come.
Chicco advertises the Liteway as a 2 in 1 product because it can be used with the Keyfit car seat as well as for babies that are able to sit up on their own. Other features we like about the Liteway PLUS are the rear suspension, a storage basket, and the seat fold allowing for the car seat attachment.
Looking for a stroller that takes you from car seat carrier to umbrella stroller? With 5 recline positions, an adjustable leg support, and a removable canopy Chicco’s Liteway PLUS may have your business. Chicco Liteway PLUS Amazon special offer of $143.99 in sliver!
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No tools required. You’ll have this baby ready to go within minutes.
This light grey stroller frame with bright silver accents is not just practical but you can tell it is high quality from the luxurious and stain-resistant fabric used. The “Denier” fabric on both the seat and carrier is often used on high-end luggage and outdoor equipment. The infant insert inside the car seat has a breathable 3D Mesh. Want to personalize it? You can color coordinate your stroller and car seat.
Ease of opening and Closing
Folding and unfolding can be a little annoying. Some effort and strength is required. With the click of a few locks you are ready to go and it’s ready to store just as easily. However, you might break a sweat to close it since you need to bend all the way down to the ground to push it closed. On the plus side, it has a very compact fold, great for storing in small trunks and spaces, but you must be ok with lifting the whole 20 pounds of it into your trunk. Ironically it is called the “Liteway” but, I would say it’s heavy for both an umbrella and a stroller frame. It does have a carry handle that’s great for travel or commuting, and if it gets too heavy, you can always roll it around like luggage.
The Liteway does offer all around suspension which helps absorb some of the bumps for the baby, but the hard plastic wheels can’t withstand rough terrain. I would say for a stroller frame, this one maneuvers well. It can handle a little grass but I wouldn’t recommend it for all-terrain by any means.
The Liteway has sandal-foot friendly double action breaks that are easy to release but can be a little challenging to set, requiring a good amount of pressure.
The car seat installation is pretty basic. You just have to fold the toddler portion of the stroller all the way forward (removing the canopy first) and place the car seat in (with some pressure) until you hear a click. Once you hear it click, you can rest assured that it’s attached properly. This one doesn’t try to fool you. And removing the seat is just as simple.
Video of car seat Installation:
5-position seat recline –
The stroller functions as an umbrella stroller once the infant car seat is removed. The adjustable strap allows for 5 different reclining positions making it ideal for nap time.
Adjustable, removable canopy –
When converting to the infant car seat carrier, the canopy pops off and allows for the seat back to fold fully forward allowing the infant car seat to click into place. Once the car seat is in, the canopy can be reattached allowing for dual canopy coverage (from the stroller and from the car seat canopy). Excellent to minimize sun exposure for the newborns.
Front locking swivel Wheels and Breaks –
The front wheels can be locked into position OR swivel when you need more maneuverability. The brakes on the Liteway are double action and require the use of 2 separate pedals to engage fully. A single action break is preferable prefer single action brakes for this reason. On the upside, the brakes are easy to set and release, and they are friendly to bare and sandal wearing feet.
Rear-wheel suspension –
Carry handle –
Automatic storage latch –
Storage basket –
2 position leg rest –
5-point harness –
Where to buy – Amazon!
You can get the compatible car seat as well on Amazon.
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