Chicco Cortina Travel System

By Published On: March 1st, 2011

This is my first venture into stroller world in awhile […]

This is my first venture into stroller world in awhile since my last baby is now turning 6, and I was thrilled to see how many new gadgets and accessories are on Chicco Cortina Travel System!
I love the idea of using this system for the long haul since it can fit a newborn to 50-pound toddler. It was easy to assemble and took only about 30 minutes to put together. The Chicco Cortina travel system is fairly lightweight, with the stroller weighing in at just over 25 pounds and the entire system weighing in at about 45 pounds total. It’s easy on my back loading it in and out of my van, and I love that the stroller folds and unfolds with the ease of one hand and stands on its own—a major bonus!
ChiccoCortinaTravelSystemThe car seat is also very nice and easy to attach and detach to the stroller with the pull of one handle. The car seat has a nice canopy and when you close it, along with the one on the stroller, there’s plenty of privacy for a sleeping baby. The car seat fits in the base securely with bubble level guides and seat-to-seat side locks, and it has a nice newborn support pad and headrest. I was surprised how easy it was to put in the base and would feel very comfortable with grandparents and friends being able to do it too.
I think the Chicco Cortina Travel System is the perfect stroller/travel system for a walk around the neighborhood, a day at the mall, or trip to the grocery store. The swivel wheels (which can also be locked) make it easy to maneuver through aisles at the grocery and foot traffic at the mall. It’s a smooth ride on the sidewalk, but it probably wouldn’t work well at the beach or on the bumpy terrain you might encounter on a wilderness hike. The Cortina serves everyday errand-running very well, especially with its cup holder for coffee, storage compartment console, and good-sized (and easily accessible) undercarriage storage basket.

  • Durable, easy-to-clean fabric
  • Compact, easy fold
  • Adjustable handle (I’m tall and love that I don’t have to hunch over!)
  • Video about travel system on Chicco’s website is informative helpful—loved it!
  • Good value for the price


  • Stroller brake is a little difficult to push with your foot but might loosen up with use.
  • No wipe holder, which I would have liked.
  • No handbrake on the stroller.

Overall, I am very satisfied with the Chicco Cortina travel system. I think most families can budget for this and should definitely consider adding it to their registries.
Price: $300
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