Ships in Original Packaging:
This item ships separately and in the original manufacturer's packaging. There will be shipping labels attached to the outside of the package. You may mark this item as a gift if you do not wish to reveal the contents. See Product details for more information
Front wheel goes into a crazy wobble if you go faster than a casual stroll. Even with the front wheel locked, the wheel still wobbles if you try to jog, shaking your baby and leaving you concerned the whole thing will flip. For the price, spend the extra and buy a better quality stroller. Two stars because it does fit nicely win the Graco car seat and isn't bad if you just like to walk slowly.
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
142 of 150 people found the following review helpful
Tackles Terrain Like a Champ!Oct. 27 2011
- Published on Amazon.com
Overall, the Trekko is a great stroller. I like the sun canopy and the ease of going over different types of terrain. The infant seat enclosure is a nice touch and the recline is easy. There are a couple of things I wish the stroller had, and one issue with a wobbling wheel, which I demonstrate to you in this video review.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
A good stroller for the price but with some drawbacksSept. 23 2013
- Published on Amazon.com
I bought this stroller with the car seat and have been using it with my now 15 month old son since his birth, so I figured I would chime in on some of my feedback on this stroller.
Pros: - Comfortable seat, my son really likes it - Pretty sturdey - A good value for the price
Downsides: - VERY heavy - Not to be used for jogging, despite the three-wheel design - Does not fold very compact at all. Putting in the trunk of a car often requires removal of front wheel (which is pretty easy) - Not that durable. The seat folding bar snapped off on me at about the eight month mark and still I can't adjust the seat up or down without removing the fabric cover and manually adjusting it - The basket sucks. If you put even something slightly heavy in it (like a sweatshirt), it will fall off the two small hooks on the side and land on the brakes, which engages them -The sun shade could be bigger. I always feel like it's too far back or too far forward but there is no in between position
If you are looking at this stroller you are probably thinking, like we were, that we want something reasonably priced that will grow with our child and allow us to do occasional more rough and tumble strolles on unpaved areas. We also don't live in a city but a suburb so the walking isn't as necessary - we usually walk a few times a day on our street, probably a mile or two a day, occasionally more if we go places like a mall or the beach or something. ANd it works for that.
We are having a 2nd child now and are switching to a City Mini double stroller. It is much nicer than this one, but also costs almost $200 more - so it's up to your budget. This stroller gets the job done but like anything you get what you pay for.
For all this, the stroller has been OK. It has travelled with us several times (four flights) and been fine. It's just
35 of 44 people found the following review helpful
We Love ItNov. 4 2011
- Published on Amazon.com
I got this stroller after doing a ton of research. It was the right price for me. I am a casual jogger and didn't need a BOB for what the BOBs cost. My 2yo daughter loves it. We have multiple strollers and she always requests this one. The canopy is great. It shields from sun and wind and there is a eek a boo window that I love. The wheels are extremely sturdy. They go smoothly over gravel and large rocks. I live in a desert climate so the surfaces are not smooth, but this stroller feels like they are. It fits into the trunk of my Toyota Corolla. You can easily fix the wheel in front to go straight only or to swivel. It's just a push of a button. The basket is huge.
On my second or third outing, while I was actually jogging, the front wheel began to wobble. No problem, I just detached it, turned it around, and re-attached it. No more wobbling after that. Now any time it happens, about once every five times, I take the front wheel off, turn it 180 degrees, then reattach it and that stops the wobbling for good. I'm really impressed because I read SO many complaints about jogging strollers wobbling, and I thought it was a curse of any jogging stroller under $300.
I love that I can use this again with the next baby because it accepts Graco car seats.
Problem one, this monster is quite heavy. But that is typical for joggers. I don't have any trouble with it because it's extremely easy to fold and unfold, but it is not practical for light use. That is why I am going to replace my now-broken umbrella stroller with a Graco Liteway. My daughter and I use our strollers an awful lot so I need the two. This is not the stroller I choose to keep in my trunk for trips to the mall, or for the walk to daycare. It is just too bulky. I prefer to keep it in the garage and use it for long walks with the dog in our neighborhood and the occasional jog. It's wonderful for that. I can steer it with one hand while I play with my phone.
Another problem is that if I put too much stuff in the basket, it detaches. No problem, it's easy to fix. But I didn't want to carry my purse. My purse was really heavy that day. It had my work laptop in it. So I will be purchasing a stroller hook for that.
Also I'm bummed that it doesn't have a snack tray for my daughter. I bought a detachable cup holder for her, but I don't really like it because it doesn't stay in place. The only thing I would change about this stroller is that I would add a snack tray.
So for the price I give this 5 stars. I paid about 145 for it. Had I spent 200 or more I would have given it four stars for not having a snack tray for baby. Other than that it's pretty great for jogging and/or long walks.
19 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Perfect competition for a BOB and for active familiesDec 30 2011
Daniel J. Letourneau
- Published on Amazon.com
We had purchased a standard Graco travel system and after a couple of uses on nonpaved trails, we decided to purchase a B.O.B. stroller from REI. Darn things are spendy! Luckily, just prior to purchasing it, we found this Trekko on the Graco UK site and it was now being carried by Target. At 1/3 to 2/3 the price of a B.O.B we could make it work.
Positives: -Snug ride 35 fits into it perfectly and has lots of sunshade protection. -Nice wide stable platform for hiking trails and rough ground. -Not some funky weird color that will be dated looking next week. -Large basket that supports a pretty good amount of weight. -PLENTY of air circulation for hot weather. -One foot locking that is actually sturdy -Long enough from handle to rear tires that tall people will not always be hitting it with their feet.
Negatives: -Could stand to have the basket latch redesigned to lock firmer and have both sides lock (sometimes only one side locks into place) -Moveable backrest could also stand to have a latch redesign for the same reasons above -Overall length and width. Graco could have shaved about 4 inches of the length and width. With that being done it would make it much easier to handle in tight areas.
Modifications: Since it is shaped like a B.O.B. some items fit. We added the items below and LOVE how they made the Trekko a perfect stroller for an outdoor family.
B.O.B Wind protector single - hooks onto the from wheel and the straps to hold in the carseat allow for the sides to be tightened up. We did had two pieces of velco to allow the top straps of the wind protector to be attached to the stroller canopy. Our daughter no longer has to worry about cold walks to day care in 15 degree weather. Keeps her nice and warm when combined with normal cold weather stroller items. BOB Weather Shield For Single Revolution/Stroller Strides Models in Gray
Handle Tray- This is the same vendor that makes them for B.O.B. the center zippered pouch is huge and holds a large nalgene bottle without issue.Colors of logo are grey so it does not stand out much at all. Jolly Jumper Stroller Caddy - Stroller Handlebar Organizer
Reflective tape- Added two long strips of silver reflective tape along the side rails as Grace has zero areas of reflectors on it and we often go for early morning and late evening walks.BOB Weather Shield For Single Revolution/Stroller Strides Models in Gray
34 of 47 people found the following review helpful
NOT a true terrain strollerDec 30 2011
Miguel A. Aguilar
- Published on Amazon.com
After my call with a supervisor from Graco I came to find out, the video that Amazon has up is NOT the same stroller that's being sold in the US, it's the european model. The Trekko came out in Europe first and there are some key features they did not want to included on the US model for whatever reasons. This stroller doesn't even have shocks or suspensions so I emailed & asked how can this be a TRUE all terrain stroller. My reply was "No, The wheels do not have shock absorbers. Please lock wheels". But even when they were lock you could still feel them wobble.
-CONS- For NOT being a jogging stroller (in manuel-reads-not to be used for jogging) it's VERY bulky. The material doesn't seem like the breathable kind , which means your child will be uncomfortable. Yes, it's heavy but not much of a difference compare to Jeep's line of strollers. The mechanism to drop the basket up & down is very poorly made. Front wheel wobbles even when in lock mode, it's fine when your walking at a slow pace but brisk walking is a no go. There is this huge gap between the push handle and stroller itself. Weak amount of cushion and seatback is hard................... On the bumper bar there is the metal piece with a bolt/screw that just sticks out. NOT safe, if you go over a bump your child could hit it or if they like to rest thier feet on the bar they will surely scrap the skin off. On the video (Europe model) it shows this padded flap piece to cover it up. Graco claims its expose for the carseat, well if you order the travel system version I can see how ideal that will be but if your child will not be in a carseat I don't see how that can be safe. Yes some can throw tape over it or what not but the point is, you shouldn't have to. AND you all already know the con about no kids tray or cup holder.
-PROS- Sleek design The seat sits upright and is higher up then most strollers which is one of the reasons I wanted it. Going over gravel or a walk after the rain meant debris wouldn't be spit up from the wheels into my child's face. Lever for the seat recline is nice-no draw strings unlike others I like that the canopy has a huge mesh peek a boo window just right, so when you have the shade all the way down, your child can still see the world without feeling like he/she is in the dark.
-Overall- I wish the cons didn't outweight the pros and that the stroller would of had an adjustable footrest along with at least a snack tray for the little ones. If the stroller was maybe under $90 I would of did some tweaking to it and kept it.