Chicco Urban 6-1 Stroller Review

Chicco Urban 6-1
The Chicco Urban 6 in 1 Modular stroller!

OVERALL SCORE

59

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The Chicco Urban 6-in-1 modular stroller is a very versatile, modern stroller. It can convert into 6 different riding modes, making every adventure with the Urban new and exciting. It comes with a bassinet, making it suitable for newborns! Additionally, in this stroller, your baby can face both towards you and away from you, making rides with your child more intimate. While this stroller may not be the easiest to use/fold and is not the most compact choice for your needs, the Chicco Urban will make for a comfortable and smooth ride for your little one.

How the Strollers are Reviewed

The following chart rates the stroller for the most important stroller criteria for product specifications, effectiveness, parent preferences, and child comfort.

RATING (SCORE):

   Poor (1-2)   Fair (3-4)   Good (5-6)   Very Good (7-8)   Excellent (9-10)
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Durability
Weight
 EFFECTIVENESS
Brakes
Compact
Ease of Use
Folding
Grip
Maneuverability
Rough Terrain
PARENT PREFERENCES
Accessories
Easy to Assemble 
Easy to Clean
Storage
COMFORT
Child Comfort 
Sun Canopy
Suspension

Durable

Good – 5/10

Many parents can attest to how durable the Chicco Urban is. It is made up of sturdy, anti-rip fabric and a strong frame. One of the best features of this stroller is its ability to grow with your baby, from infant to toddler, without showing obvious signs of wear.

Chicco Urban 6-1 Stroller
Chicco Urban 6-1 Stroller

Weight

Fair – 4/10

A hefty 24 pounds, this stroller is definitely on the heavier side when it comes to comparable multiuse strollers. The heavy weight of this stroller makes it difficult to store additional items in the compartments of this stroller. This is why this stroller only scored a 4 in this category.

Brakes

Very Good – 8/10

The Chicco Urban comes equipped with a parking brake that holds the stroller firmly in place when needed. This brake can be activated quickly with one foot if needed. This is a much simpler mechanism than the brake system on other strollers where the brake locks are independent and you would need to press both to lock and unlock the brakes.

Compact

Good – 5/10

This stroller is not the most compact stroller out there. Even when folded, many reviewers agree that this stroller can take up a lot of space, especially when you are trying to accommodate it into a smaller storage area. However, the Chicco Urban does have removable wheels that make it easier to store.

“I love the fact that the regular stroller seat could be easily transformed into a bassinet (most strollers have it as a separate piece) can have it on hand at any time with me when baby needs a safe place to nap.”
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Ease of Use

Good – 5/10

The Chicco Urban ranks as a 5 in this category due how difficult it is to close, open, and travel with at times. In order to close the stroller, you have to detach many aspects of it. Additionally, in order to snap the carseat in, you have to swap out the attachments that come with it. To use the bassinet feature, you have to remove several features (bumper bar, harness buckle, and the shoulder pads). A positive aspect of the Urban is how easy to adjust everything is. This includes adjusting the canopy, backrest, recline, etc.

Folding

Fair – 3/10

This stroller is hard to fold and unfold without practice due to its bulkiness and the multitude of pieces you have to keep track of. Many reviewers have had trouble folding it easily, and it is almost impossible to unfold using only one hand.

Grip

Very Good – 7/10

This stroller requires two hands to push due to its large size and heavy weight. The handlebar, however, is very adjustable (it can lock in three different positions) and can be suited to accommodate shorter or taller parents easily.

Maneuverability

Fair – 4/10

Many reviewers agree that it is hard to steer this stroller at times. It can veer slightly off course at times if the road is uneven. The large back wheels on this stroller are considered to be the reason why the Chicco Urban is hard to maneuver.

“EVERYTHING on this stroller is easy to adjust, from opening it for use, or folding it to put it in a car, or adjusting the canopy or backrest. Brake operation is simple – one button foot control! The swivel locks also operate easily. Even changing the color with Chicco’s color kits (sold separately) takes just minutes.”
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Rough Terrain

Good – 5/10

This stroller scored a 5 in this category. The Chicco Urban has moderate trouble handling rough terrain due to its large back wheels and heavy weight compared to other strollers. However, the wheels on this stroller will operate very smoothly over pavement and gravel, making it suitable for a trip to the park.

Accessories

Good – 6/10

A snack tray is available for purchase from Chicco; it does not come with the stroller. Many other accessories are also available for purchase. There is no mosquito net available with this stroller. This stroller converts itself into a bassinet as well.

Easy to Assemble

Very Good – 7/10

The Chicco Urban is very easy to assemble compared to other strollers of this size. Many reviewers have reported it to take only 15 minutes to finish assembling this stroller, but if you have never assembled a stroller it may take 20-30 minutes. The stroller comes assembled with the frame, wheels, canopy, basket, seat, cup holder, bumper, attachments, and padding.

Easy to Clean

Very Good – 7/10

The fabric of this stroller is water and stain resistant. This makes cleaning the Chicco Urban very easily. Minimal use of cleaning tools is required to keep this stroller looking brand new, even after a muddy day at the park.

“The frame feels cheap and wobbly. The wheels look cheap and perform poorly. It takes 3 hands to open it – 2 to press the buttons and 1 to lift the handle. When closing it it is difficult to stop the handle from hitting the ground. You also must detach all pieces to close it which means there are a lot of pieces to store in your vehicle. Overall, I was disappointed.” Read Review »

Storage

Good – 6/10

The storage basket in the Chicco Urban can hold up to 10 pounds of toys, sippy cups, diapers, and whatever else you need to store while pushing your child. It even comes with a cup holder that can hold any size drink of choice.

Child Comfort

Very Good – 8/10

Children in this stroller are very comfortable due to the padded insert and fluffy seat cushion. When the Chicco Urban is in toddler mode, it allows for three positions: upright, reclined, and flat, allowing for maximum comfort for the toddler.

Sun Canopy

Very Good – 7/10

The sun canopy on the Chicco Urban provides children with full protection from the sun. It is easily adjustable and is made up of durable fabric that can withstand wind, rain, and even snow. The only negative about the Urban’s canopy is that it lacks a viewing window.

Suspension

Very Good – 8/10

This stroller has an all-wheel suspension that is guaranteed to help your little one fall asleep in no time. This suspension makes for a relaxing and effortless ride, smoothing out any bumps in the road that your child may experience with other strollers.


What do experts say?

Chicco Urban Modular Stroller
An infant relaxing in the Chicco Urban!

“There are so many cool features on the Chicco Urban stroller.  The toddler seat can either be put in facing you or facing out– whatever makes your kid happiest.  It also can be pivoted to lay flat like a bassinet, reclined for your sleepy child, or in an upright sitting position for your active little observer.  The foot rest even adjusts for your child’s comfort. ” – Double the Batch Reviews


Specifications

BassinetsYes
Car Seat CompatibilityYes with adapter
Child’s Age RangeNewborn – 5 Years
Dimension19.5 x 35.3 x 40.8 in
Forward/Rear FacingBoth
Handlebar HeightAdjustable (3-point)
JoggingNo
One Hand FoldNo
Passenger Capacity1
ReclineVertical to flat (180 degrees)
Weight24 lbs
Wheel Sizes7″ Front, 9.75″ Rear

Where to buy?

Amazon$319.99
Bed Bath & Beyond$399.99
Babies R Us$399.99

Our Rating Process

Our team has read through thousands of customer and expert reviews to understand what consumers like, or dislike, about them.  We gather information about the stroller and it’s attributes that you can’t find by doing a traditional google search and present them to you.  Because each stroller is unique and has its own set of features, the search process can be strenuous.  In the end, you need to find a stroller that is meant for your needs.  By rating them on the most important criteria, we can help you find the stroller that will be the best fit for you and your growing family.  We also reach out to real moms to find out what they’re looking for.  After all, they’re the one’s who know what’s best.

 

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