We took our first trip abroad as a family this month and for this reason I was on the look out for a fold up stroller that would be easy to transport from here to Mallorca via plane and coach. I didn’t want to spend a small fortune on something that would only be used a handful of times but at the same time I didn’t want to compromise on comfort and style.
The first thing that attracted me to the Zeta Citi Stroller was the price- only £34.95 on Amazon. Naturally with a price tag that small I was worried about what I was going to be receiving, but fortunately I was not disappointed.
When the pushchair arrived I was pleased to see it was already assembled which made my life so much easier. I am so rubbish at putting things together, I have zero patience and my brain can never understand the instructions, so I was super pleased to get the stroller out of the box with no assembly necessary.
The main priority for me was that the stroller could fold and unfold easily and was compact in size once folded. The Zeta easily unfolds by pulling a lever, pushing the seat down and pushing down one further lever to straighten it out. To fold back up, you simply push one lever down, while pulling the other up and the pushchair folds into itself in an umbrella style. The stroller is lightweight, weighing only 7kg which makes it easy to carry, while the dimensions of it when folded are 103 x 26 x 20cm.
I also wanted a pushchair that could recline so Dex could sleep while we were by the pool or on the beach with a sun shade to block out the strong midday sun. The Zeta reclines into three positions, the final one is a fully reclines position meaning Dex was pretty much on his back. The only issue I have found is the difficulty in getting the chair to recline. The levers are a little bit stiff and it takes a stronger hand than my own to do it. Once reclined though, it is easy to get it back up again. The Zeta comes with a sunshade which can be pulled out and gives great coverage from the sun.
The straps in the pushchair are easy to tighten and loosen and ensure baby stays in the pushchair at all times. One strap comes between the legs and there is a strap for each arm. The three meet in the middle and lock together. To release you simply press the button.
Underneath the stroller is a small shopping basket which can hold a few items of shopping: perhaps a large bottle of water, a few packets of crisps and a towel. Once the seat is reclined however, it is difficult to retrieve the items from the basket which is worth baring in mind if baby falls asleep on the way to the beach.
The stroller doesn’t come with a raincover but one can be purchased easily and cheaply via Amazon.
Overall I am happy with the Zeta Citi Stroller, especially considering the price I paid. If you are looking for a cheap stroller which you will only use a handful of times, then this one is fantastic value and does the job that is required.
Disclaimer: I was not asked to write this review and purchased the product myself. All thoughts are my own.