My First Baby Gear Review! The Functional, Fashionable, Eddie Bauer Trail Hiker 3 Wheel Travel System
We kept this pregnancy pretty quiet for awhile, which might be why sometime it still doesn’t seem too real. When a big box from Eddie Bauer Baby arrived on my doorstep though, WHEW! That was one way to make sure I knew it was all really happening… and soon! I remember researching FOREVER to figure out the best travel system for Atticus. I ended up getting a set that had a more traditional 4 wheel stroller… and always wished I would have done the 3-wheel. Getting to test out the Eddie Bauer Trail Hiker 3 Wheel Travel System just made me realize how happy I was that our old stroller didn’t make the cross country move!
First of all, let me say that the stroller and carseat both seem extremely sturdy without being extremely heavy. Lightweight and easy to use should be some of the biggest concerns when looking for a travel system. I love that our new little bundle will be able to use the carseat and stroller in June, but until then, Atticus thinks that this is a fantastic stroller! Good thing since it works for kids up to 50 lbs!
I love the fabric Eddie Bauer uses. The colors are bold and gender neutral, which is great. They seem durable without being rough and scratchy. Even though I didn’t actually try to spill something on it (I’m sure that will happen just fine naturally…), it really seems like this will be material that I can keep clean and fresh with little effort.
While this is not officially an “all terrain” stroller, I think it can handle most normal stroller spots: the park, the grass, mulch, gravel, and sidewalks. Having the larger wheels really does make a difference. That’s something that I have learned the hard way. It’s also really nice to have the option of a turning front wheel, or a locked wheel (meaning it only goes forwards and backwards).
The carseat is your typical infant carrier with base system. The installation is really easy and makes for a very secure fit. I’m not sure the base works in my car (I have a compact SUV, so the seats are apparently a little smaller than others). I’ve seen some Child Passenger Safety information that says at least 80% of the base should be in contact with the carseat for a safe fit. I still need to do some measurements to see if this seat fits in my car. If it doesn’t, I’m going to be so sad! With the LATCH system, easy install, gender neutral colors (big fan of that) and great safety ratings, I was hoping that my carseat shopping was done. Either way, just make sure it fits your car.
Want to know more about Eddie Bauer Trail Hiker 3 Wheel Travel System? Check out my video review and the product specs below.
- Product Width :22.050
- Care and Cleaning :Spot Clean only
- Manufacturer Suggested Age :1 Month and Up
- Industry or Government Certifications :Meets ASTM Standards
- Minimum Stroller Weight Supported :4.000
- Maximum Stroller Weight Capacity :50.000
- Rear Wheel Diameter :8.5"
- Front Wheel Diameter :8"
- Features: Baby Product :Storage Basket Beneath Seat, Snack Tray
- Stroller Functions :Comfort-grip Handle, Car Seat Attaches Rear Facing, Adjustable Handle Height, Accommodates 1 Infant Car Seat, Front Swivel Wheels, Reclining Seat, One-hand Fold, Folds for Easy Transport
- Safety and Security Features :LATCH Equipped Car Seat, Locking Wheels, Foot-activated Dual-rear Parking Brake, 5-point Harness
- Product Depth :19.290
- Includes: Baby Product :Stroller, Rear-facing Infant Car Seat
- Product Height :34.650
- Item Style: Baby :Single
- General Material :Nylon, Metal
- Product Weight :38.600
The Eddie Bauer Trail Hiker 3 Wheel Travel System is available at Target (both in store and online). If you’re in the market for baby gear, you should definitely check it out!
Disclosure – A product was provided for this review. All opinions expressed are my own.
About Ashley – Ashley is a mom, wife, sister, daughter, friend, and former teacher working to navigate through the mysterious world of Mommyia. Read more about her adventures at Momicles and follow her @Momicles2010