As a Graco Ambassador I get the honor of trying out all of their latest products, the latest to arrive was the Graco Evo. The Evo is available in five fab colours Pitstop Black, Lime Green, Chilli Red and Sand.
I opted for the Lime Green and was thrilled with my choice when it arrived. The box contains Chassis, Seat Unit, Footmuff and Raincover and it comes pretty much ready assembled all you need to do is clips the back wheels on. My first thoughts when it was assembled were that it looked like a very much upgraded and modern version of the Fusio and not dissimilar in looks to the Babystyle Oyster.
The Evo is suitable from birth to a maximum of 15kg and weighs a meer 9.5kg, very light for a travel system.
The front wheels are lockable and offer suspension measuring 18cm and the back 23cm they are both plastic so there’s no need to worry about punctures. The brakes can be turned on or off on either the left or right hand side of the back wheels and whilst they’re not step on/off brakes they are easy to use and work well.
The seat unit can be easily turned to parent or world facing by simply squeezing in the grey clips at the side and turning. It comes with an easily removable seat liner and a cosy fleece lined footmuff. The seat can be reclined to three positions including lie flat for newborns by using the large easy to use handle at the back. There is also a 5 point safety harness which is easily adjustable by unzipping the back on the seat and re threading the straps and a foam covered safety bar.
The Graco Evo also has a one hand fold which has to be my favourite feature, great for when dealing with an unruly toddler! After removing the seat, simply slide the switch on top of the handle and press the button underneath and the handle drops toward the rear wheels, it’s very compact and fits nicely inside my small car boot.
We’ve been using the Evo for a good couple of months now and it’s by far my favourite of our Graco collection (my husband still prefers the Symbio). It’s been on and off road with us and has taken the different terrian well and ensuring Joseph a very comfy and stylish ride.
For more information on the Graco Evo please see the Graco website.