Britax Vigour Reversible Stroller and Travel System

Britax Vigour stroller
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The Britax Vigour stroller is no longer manufactured, but you may be able to find one still on used stroller sites or at yard sales. This was a fantastic reversible stroller with similarities to much higher-priced models. If you want to buy a new stroller in a similar style, there are several to consider.

For those loyal to Britax, or who want to use the stroller as a travel system with a Britax B-Safe infant car seat, the Britax Affinity reversible stroller is a nice option.

The Mutsy Evo offers very similar style at a slightly higher price, but cuts the stroller weight substantially.

Also lighter and more compact than the Vigour is the UPPAbaby Cruz reversible stroller. It has similar looks and features, but includes some extras since it's a higher-end brand. Of course, the price is higher, too, but this stroller includes a sun shade, a bug shade, and a bassinet. It can be used as a travel system with UPPAbaby infant car seats, as well as with Chicco Key Fit and Maxi Cosi infant seats.

Original Britax Vigour (Discontinued) Review

The Britax Vigour offers many of the features of high-end reversible strollers at a great price, with the added convenience of working nicely with the Britax Companion infant car seat. This stroller handles very well on almost any terrain, adjusts easily to fit babies of all sizes, and has plenty of convenience features for parents, such as adjustable handlebars, an oversize basket, simple folding and a one-step rear brake.

Description

  • Four-wheel stroller with a reversible, removable seat.
  • Can be used to carry a Britax Companion infant car seat.
  • Approximate retail price is $350.
  • Child weight limit is 40 pounds.

Pros

  • Great maneuverability with locking front wheels and all-wheel suspension.
  • Reversible seat with infinite recline positions.
  • Works as a travel system with the popular Britax Companion infant car seat.

Cons

  • Somewhat heavy at almost 30 lbs., but average for a travel system stroller.

Fans of the popular Britax Companion infant car seat asked for a great stroller to go with their infant seat, and Britax created a winning travel system combination with the Vigour stroller. The Vigour stroller combines great maneuverability with plenty of convenience features. It folds easily and has adjustable handles for parent comfort, a large basket, a reversible seat that also reclines, and an easy to use rear brake.

At nearly 30 pounds, the Britax Vigour stroller is a little heavy, but Britax isn't billing this as a lightweight stroller. It's about average in weight when compared to many other full-size travel system strollers.

One of the best features of the Britax Vigour stroller is the reversible, removable seat, which is usually only found on strollers that cost much more than the $350 suggested price for the Vigour. The stroller frame can be folded with or without the seat attached. The front wheels swivel nicely, but also can be locked for rougher terrain. Britax is known for attractive baby gear, and the Vigour is no exception.

The stroller is available in sleek black, classic blue or a gorgeous plum shade.

For parents who want a Bugaboo-style stroller without the Bugaboo price tag, the Britax Vigour is worth checking out. It's heavy but very sturdy, and the convenience features make it a nice stroller for the price.