So here it is, a stroller that weighs only 4.1kg. Holding it up confirms the claim – It’s really so light! In fact, my daughter’s school bag (approx 6 kg with a water bottle strapped to it) weighs heavier than that. If we think about it, there is actually an endless list of everyday items that weigh more than this stroller e.g. a sack of rice, an economy pack of detergent, a carton of printing paper…you get the idea.
So, I was naturally skeptical. Because in the world of strollers, it seems that the caveats for a good stroller includes ‘the bigger, the better’ and ‘the heavier, the better’. So, how good is the Combi F2 Plus stroller? Can a stroller that light be durable and useful? After all, it’s a Combi: one of the most established brands in producing quality strollers.
Despite its light weight, the Combi F2 Plus is packed with what you would find in any conventional stroller (minus the bulkiness of course)!
Features of the Combi F2 Plus Stroller:
• Ultra lightweight
• One-hand, quick and self-standing folds ‘thinly’
• Breathable mesh seat that provides strong yet breathable support.
• Fully reclining seat back, perfect for even new born
• Shock-absorbing frame for a smooth, secure yet comfortable ride
• Extended canopy cover for complete comfort and protection from the weather
• One-touch 5-point harness providing quick and safe release or lock
• Convenient storage basket
• Lockable front swivel wheels
• For new born and up to 15kg (approx. 3 years old)
• Well-made frame strong, stable and light
• Includes detachable seat padding for new born or for extra comfort
• Rear foldable curtain provides sleeping child with substantial cover yet allowing parents to check on the child unobtrusively.
We put it to the test by bringing it on a flight overseas during our recent family vacation.
Our User Experience:
The Combi F2 Plus Stroller is feather-weight light but offers absolute stability. Its weight allows us to easily maneuver the stroller even with a single hand. Talking about hands, this stroller opens, closes and locks easily with just one hand– great when we need to bring the baby out on the stroller without anyone’s help or when your hands are full.
The mesh seat is functional yet superbly customized for hot and tropical climate like ours. The mesh seat is strong, comfortable yet light. Buddy is now 12kg but it holds his weight really well. Should extra padding be needed for comfort, the set does come with a detachable customized padding. The Combi F2 plus can also recline from 120 to 165 degree should Buddy want to take a nap.
The stroller surpassed our expectations. On our recent trip to Phuket, it was put through a barrage of ‘tests’ which include being put through the airport conveyor belts, stowed in the plane’s undercarriage, used under the sun and through the sandy beach. It maneuvered uneven paths easily while Buddy was seated comfortably. It comes with an undercarriage basket to store my baby essentials like nappies, bottles, wet wipes and other knick-knacks, very handy. This lightweight wonder has convinced us to never judge a stroller by its weight! In fact, at one instance, we lifted Buddy out of the stroller but forgot that a full diaper bag was still hanging from its handle bar. We gasped for a second, expecting the stroller to topple but it didn’t! It stood firm. We were quite amazed! What a well-made sturdy stroller!
When space and weight are concerned, the stroller is often a bane. Some strollers are so bulky that they are hard to maneuver and difficult to stow away conveniently. Sometimes for convenience’s sake, we do choose to use the baby carrier over the stroller but when attending formal functions, events or attending to matters of urgency, having a baby strapped to the chest may not be the most ideal. With the Combi F2 Plus, these concerns are a thing of the past. In fact, so impressed are we that we are using it now on a regular basis instead of treating it as a travel or weekend stroller!
In case you need more convincing, we did a home video of the Combi F2 Plus. Have a look here:
Important Note: 15kg is the suggested applicable weight for the stroller. Please do not hang any bag on the handle to add to the weight.
Purple, Rising Red, Grass Green, Black & Ginger Pink (subject to stock availability).
Recommended for new born to 36 months.
Where to Buy:
The Combi F2 Plus Stroller is retailing at SGD399 at all leading department stores, baby chain stores and baby shops.
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