Our baby girl will be making her debut in just a few short weeks. So, naturally we are preparing for her arrival in every way we can. For starters, we checked out the Graco UNO2DUO Travel System to see if it’d make the cut for our new baby!
Graco UNO2DUO Travel System Review
I want to first start by saying that we have used Graco products before with our kids and never have been disappointed. However, it has been about 4 years since we’ve used an infant car seat or stroller for that matter so we had some high expectations.
Some things we have really wanted in a travel system are:
- Compact enough to travel with
- Provides enough storage (because you know you take a million baby things with you every time you go somewhere)
- Is easy to assemble and use
- Is safe
Seems easy enough to nail everything on that list, right? HA!
So, here is goes…
Let’s first touch on price point. The Graco UNO2DUO Travel System is priced at $449.99. This includes:
- Graco SnugRide® SnugLock™ 35 Click Connect™ Infant Car Seat
- Reclining seat converts to cozy infant bassinet or pram
- Car Seat Base
Not a bad price point for a car seat AND a stroller. Most decent car seats or strollers alone cost around $200.00 so I am comfortable with the price point for both.
Not to mention, this travel system can actually be used 18 different ways! Yes, 18! That means it lasts for years to come! You can read more about all the different ways to use it here.
The next thing on our list is durability. Durability to me means it has to be something that will last us a few years (aside from the infant car seat) and be okay through all the messes, spills, distress and everything that life a new baby brings.
For something to be durable, it has to be made well and actually feel like it’s made well right down to the fabric.
This stroller is made extremely well. It is heavy enough that you know it’s great quality but not too heavy that it’s hard to lift up into your car or SUV. It has a smooth ride and every piece fits snuggly into each other. Example: the rear seat clicks perfectly into the holsters.
You can also easily clean the travel system using mild soap and water. The car seat can be machine washed which is something I love!
It truly feels like it is a well-made product that will provide us years of service.
Is it compact?
It’s near impossible to find a stroller/travel system that will fold entirely flat especially when we all want the storage and bells and whistles that we need these days.
However, I will say that we had no trouble fitting this travel system into the back of our SUV. The front tray can also be removed so it doesn’t stick up as much making it perfect for more compact
cars. This will also be great for taking with us when we travel.
Also, it is SUPER easy to fold down. It’s literally a one-hand fold.
I think this is one of my favorite features about this travel system: it has so much storage!
It can easily carry a baby, a toddler in the back, hold a diaper bag and then some on the bottom. Plus, it has cup holders on each side of the stroller. One is more of a phone holder and the other is a drink holder.
There is a tray attached to the front so as your baby grows, you can place a bottle, sippy cup and even snacks on the tray.
Assembly on the travel system is easier than you think. Most of the larger pieces already come pre-assembled so the biggest thing you need to worry about is properly installing the infant car seat into your car.
Follow the easy-to-follow instructions and you’re ready to go!
Ready for the big one? Safety features!
As with any car seat or stroller you want to do your research before you buy. You want to make sure it’s a quality brand that has tested their products to ensure they are safe for your baby.
Graco runs their products through their own crash test facility and has a dedicated testing team that tests their products.
As I mentioned, we’ve used Graco products over the years with our boys (they are now 8 and 4) and I know it’s a brand we can trust and feel comfortable using for years to come with our daughter.
Overall, this travel system is highly recommended. It has everything we need at an affordable price. We love that it includes all of what we need to travel with our baby whether that be by car or a stroll through the park.
You can check out all the information on the Graco UNO2DUO Travel System Here.
Disclosure: We received this product for review in exchange for our honest thoughts and opinions. Those expressed remain 100% my own.