We are in LOVE with our Evenflo Platinum INVIGOR8! It is super easy to maneuver and very lightweight. It can support passengers up to 50 pounds, and up to 38 inches tall. (Only children who can sit unassisted can use the stroller.) The INVIGOR8 seems to handle asphalt, gravel, grass, etc. very well. We haven’t taken it on any nature walks or anything like that, but I’m sure it would be just fine.
The INVIGOR8 was very easy to assemble. My husband put it together while I read the instructions. I really like that the tools needed were provided, and we didn’t have to go digging for a screwdriver, wrench or whatever. The only tool needed was a wrench for the front wheel. It’s worth noting that the three tires come deflated, so you will need an air compressor.
The INVIGOR8 is a pretty big stroller, but what jogging stroller isn’t a little big? When the stroller is folded, it fits well in the trunk of our car and doesn’t take up that much room. To fold the stroller the rear brakes have to be locked, canopy closed, front wheel positioned inward and the child has to (obviously) be removed. (I guess the manufacturer instructions have to include that part!) Then you must pull upward on the in-seat fold strap until the side frame locks (clicks) into place. To unfold the stroller, the side frame has to be unlatched while continuing to hold the lock open while unfolding the stroller. Then grab the parents’ handle near the top of the canopy and pull upward until the stroller opens with an audible click. Make sure the stroller locks into the open position.
We also like that the INVIGOR8 comes in unisex colors: gray and black. The outlast performance fabric seems comfortable. The crotch panel and shoulder straps have pads, so this keeps your child even more snug. The seat reclines but not far enough back to where the child can lie flat. (The only thing that I might change would be having the seat recline a bit more.) The seat seems roomy, and the straps are easy to adjust.
The fabric of the INVIGOR8 is easy to clean. I haven’t found where anything says you can machine-wash certain parts, but I don’t see why not for the shoulder pads. The manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning say to use cold water and mild soap and then air-dry. The metal and plastic parts can be wiped with a soft damp cloth and dried with a soft cloth.
There is also a removable snack tray for the INVIGOR8. It is very easy to attach and detach. The snack tray has a cup-holder and two little places for snacks, toys, etc. There is also a parent tray that has two cup-holders and a deep place in the middle that I use for my cell phone and keys. We love having the parents console because our other stroller does not have one. There is even more storage in the basket under the INVIGOR8.
The stroller also has a canopy. The canopy extends plenty, and it also has a peekaboo window. The front wheel of the stroller swivels and can also be locked into place, so you can use it for everyday errands as well as jogs around the neighborhood. (You’ll want to lock the wheel to keep it from swiveling before running, jogging or walking fast.) There are two brakes, and they are at the feet. They are easy to maneuver by stepping down to lock and lifting up to unlock.
The Evenflo Litemax Infant car seat is compatible with the INVIGOR8. It is the only car seat that fits the frame of the stroller.
I think the price seems very reasonable for the INVIGOR8, especially compared to other jogging strollers on the market, and I would definitely recommend it to a friend.
Where to buy: babiesrus.com