Britax Pathway Stroller – Review

I have found beautiful stroller is worth its weight in gold. Whether you’re using your stroller for a simple walk around the block or as a baby transportation system in an airport, you’ll quickly discover that the quality of Britax Pathway Stroller can significantly impact your overall happiness. There are many stroller manufacturers, and Britax is one of the best.

The Britax Pathway Stroller is the newest member of their 4-wheel stroller family. It is a high-quality (but not luxury) stroller that fits between the higher-end Britax B-Ready stroller and lower-end, lightweight B-Mobile stroller.

If you are looking for a 3-wheel stroller or something for more uneven terrain, consider the B-Agile stroller. You can find everything about baby strollers here.

 

Features

One-Hand Quick-Fold

The stroller that I used for my two kids required both hands to fold. At the time I bought it, I didn’t think that would be too big of a hassle. It turned out more times than I expected to be a detriment.

When my oldest was very young, we had to fly, and airport security requested I collapse and place it on the belt of the conveyor. I had to figure out how I was going to use both hands to collapse and lift my stroller while also holding on to my baby. Luckily, the woman behind me offered to hold my baby, and she looked trustworthy enough that I took her up on it.

The stress of the situation almost had me in tears. If you’re planning to use your stroller in travel, you should select a stroller that offers one-hand quick-fold. And if you are wondering how to fold britax pathway stroller, check out the video below to see how the One Hand Quick Fold works.

Lightweight Aluminum Frame

Because of the lightweight aluminium frame, you can have the benefits of stability and security that metal bars provide without the hefty weight. This means that you’ll have confidence that your stroller will be able to transport your little one safe, and you’ll still be able to lift it whenever you need to quickly.

Britax Pathway Baby Stroller

Travel System

The Britax Pathway Stroller is also sold as a travel system, which packages the stroller with the Britax B-Safe 35 infant car seat.

For Britax, their Click & Go System is like Graco’s Click Connect. It means that you can take your B-Safe car seat and secure it on your Pathway stroller. This feature may not sound that glamorous, but it’s essential.

By using a stroller that correlates with your car seat, you can move your little one straight from the car to the stroller. This is particularly helpful if your child has fallen asleep on the way to your destination. Then, when you get there, you can set up the stroller while your child sleeps peacefully, attach the car seat to the stroller, and be on your way.

This isn’t the only stroller car seat combo that Britax offers. Click to read our Best Travel System article, which lists the best Britax travel system.

 

 

All-Wheel Suspension

All-wheel suspension ensures a smooth ride. Although you might think that this feature just benefits your child, it also helps you. As your child bounces along on a bumpy road, those vibrations go through your arms and up to your shoulders.

By choosing a stroller with all-wheel suspension, you reduce the likelihood of a bumpy ride. This makes your walk more enjoyable for both your child and you.

5-Point Harness

The 5-point Harness on a stroller is essential for three main reasons. First, it keeps your child safely secured, just like in their car seat. Second, the security that the Harness provides also doubles as a restraint. This makes it almost impossible for your little Houdini to escape and make a break for it. Finally, the 5-point harness in Britax Pathway Stroller helps secure your child when he or she falls asleep.

Honestly, my first son always stayed with me, so I rarely used his buckle. One day, he fell asleep while we were on a walk, and I didn’t realize it. As we walked, I watched his torso bob forward. Luckily, I figured out that he was asleep and got him reclined and secured before he fell face-first out of the stroller.

Infinite Recline

The Infinite Recline is another precious feature to a stroller. Although I may not have used my 5-point Harness often, I used my reclining feature almost every time I used the stroller. Whether we were walking around the neighborhood or seeing animals at the zoo, both of my children seemed to pass out at some point in time while riding in the stroller. When this happens, you lower their seat back so that they’re flatter and let them snooze away!

Linked Parking Brake

The scooter is a braking device at the back of the track that enables you to lock both rear wheels simultaneously. There really is no reason why you want to just lock one brake rather than the other if you think about it. Nevertheless, you should shut the wheels separately on many strollers. Such individual locks increase the probability of injury by locking only one, but not both, wheels.

When both rear wheels are locked, you know your stroller is safe and secure. You can get your child in or out of the stroller without fear of harm.

Large Under-Seat Storage

You will want to bring things with you for nearly every excursion you take. In order to have the most fun on your outing with your stroller, it’s essential that your storage can hold everything you need. Whether you’re bringing gear for you or your baby, that extra storage space below the Britax Pathway Stroller is significant.

Large UV 50+ Canopy

Although many walkers canopy your child’s sun, all canopies do not provide UV protection. The UV protection is available. This feature allows the way to be distinguished as one of the best walkers. By protecting you against harmful ultraviolet rays that damage your delicate skin, you can protect your young child better.

Four-Wheel Configuration

Of all the features on the Pathway stroller, this one is my least favorite. To be honest, I’m a big fan of three-wheel strollers because they seem to offer a smoother ride on a variety of surfaces. With four wheels, you will want to make sure that you’re on a paved path, and don’t plan on running or jogging.

However, four-wheel strollers are lovely when you’re walking on a paved surface. They feel more comfortable to navigate than the sometimes clunky and awkward three-wheel strollers.

Two Year Warranty

Two years is a very generous amount of time for a warranty on a stroller. This gives you plenty of time to try out all of the features of the stroller and make sure everything works in the way it does it’s supposed to. In comparison, many quality stroller manufacturers just offer a one-year limited warranty.

Technical Information

SpecificationDetails
Stroller weight: 20 pounds
Maximum Unfolded Dimensions: 29″L x 23″W x 11″H
Folded Dimensions (Wheels On): 29″L x 18.5″W x 11″H
Interior Seat Width: 11″
Tire Size: 6″ front tires, 9″ rear tires
Minimum Child Weight: 4 pounds
Maximum Child Weight: 55 pounds

 

8.5Expert Score
Pro & Cons

PROS
  • Affordable travel system
  • Attractive design
  • One-handed use
  • Stands when folded
  • Fits into small trunks
  • Tripod wheel design
  • Handle has a comfortable grip
  • Easy to steer due to independent tripod suspension
  • Peek-a-boo window in stroller canopy
  • Fully adjustable reclining stroller seat
CONS
  • Harness buckle can be stiff
  • No tray in a stroller
  • No cup holder for parent or child
  • Basket in the bottom of the stroller is small

My Recommendation

Overall this is a reliable mid-level stroller. It is not for jogging or rough terrain, but it does have excellent suspension and larger wheels than the lighter strollers.

I must confess I’m disappointed that the child’s snack tray doesn’t come with the stroller. Although I can live without my adult “stuff” plate at the back of the stroller, I wouldn’t be able to make-do without a place for my little ones to store their water and snacks.

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