Baby Trend Expedition LX Travel System Review

Baby Trend Expedition LX Travel System
Baby Trend Expedition LX Travel System

OVERALL SCORE

74

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The Baby Trend Expedition XL is a great stroller to purchase on a budget that can be used as a main stroller and jogging stroller. Since it is a compatible travel system. Users should keep in mind that the stroller does not have suspension, so jogging may be difficult on a dirt road. But this stroller hits all the essentials needed. However the stroller’s frame is sturdy and provides great protection for the child riding it. The sun shade is generous, and the car seat makes it infant compatible. However the user should not use the car seat for jogging especially if the infant is extremely young. The stroller also has a two step break on the rear end wheels, and a hand break for when people go down hill.

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

Durability

Very Good  – 8/10

The Baby Trend Expedition XL Travel System, is quite durable and its frame is made out of durable steal. It should be noted that due to it having a durable frame it is quite heavy.

Baby Trend Expedition LX Travel System

Weight

Fair – 4/10

This stroller is extremely heavy weighing in at 41lbs. This is due to the fact that it is built with steel. So the frame is durable but extremely heavy.

Brakes

Very Good – 7/10

This stroller also has two individual brakes on the rear end wheels. They are quite sturdy, so it will not be easy to unhinge them if the user is wearing flip flops. There is also a handbrake to help the user when they are going down hill.

Compact

Good – 5/10

The Baby Trend Expedition LX Jogging Stroller is not the most compact stroller due to its versatility. Even folded it is quite bulky so don’t expect this stroller to fit in a smart car. But the wheels can be removed to help the stroller fit in smaller areas.

“This stroller is great for the value. We have used a Graco stroller but wife wanted a jogger and I didn’t see the value of spending 2 -3 times more than this stroller.”
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Ease of Use

Excellent – 10/10

The stroller is easy to use and there is no problem manning the stroller for the first time. The user manual is very straightforward and the folding mechanism, assembly and recline are easy to understand as well.

Folding

Very Good – 8/10

The stroller folds with ease. However the fold does require the user to use two hands. It is not the most compact fold due to the stroller have large wheels. But the wheels can be detached to help make more space.

Grip

Excellent – 10/10

The Baby Trend Expedition LX Jogging Stroller has a good amount of padding on the top handlebar so it allows the user to have a firm grip on the stroller. On top of this there is also a holding strap that the user can attach to their hands to help the stroller stay in close proximity them.

Maneuverability

Very Good – 8/10

The stroller is easy to maneuver, but it cannot get a perfect score since it does not have suspension. However the front wheel can go 360 degrees which helps the users run and walk with the stroller with ease.

“Our kids are 11 years apart, and I’m finding I love the stuff we’re getting with this one so much more! This jogger is so simple to put together, it’s ridiculous! It came with most of the parts already put together. I only had to attach the back wheels, and they only click on instead of having to deal with lug nuts and such.”
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Rough Terrain

Very Good – 7/10

The Baby Trend Expedition has great wheels that are actually on par with those of a bicycle. So they are built to sustain rough terrain. However the wheels are not equipped with suspension.

Accessories

Good – 6/10

The stroller does come with many accessories most of them the user will end up using. The stroller comes with a tray, car seat, built in speakers,  and cup holders. Many of other accessories can be purchased such as the rain cover and bug net.

Easy to Assemble

Excellent – 10/10

The stroller is very easy to assemble. It comes mostly assembled when in the box. All the user needs to do is pop on the wheels and canopy!

Easy to Clean

Very Good – 8/10

A quick wipe down should resolve any dirtiness.  The fabric is light and breathable. However the user should not throw any of the items in the washer or dryer.

“This stroller is as if adding another person! You can see the stand alone car seat, pictured: attached top the base that anchors to the car – except that it also can ride on the stroller, so we load Henry into the car seat and set the car seat on to the stroller until we get to the car…”
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Storage

Excellent – 10/10

This stroller has great storage, with a large basket below that can hold a normal sized bag. A zipper bag behind the seat and a parent tray at the top of the stroller. Parents won’t find it hard to get things stored on this ride.

Child Comfort

Very Good – 8/10

The stroller is equipped with decent padding and car seat compatibility. So children of all ages are able to use this stroller. The large wheels also help absorb the bumps from rough terrain. This could not score higher due to the lack of suspension.

Sun Canopy

Very Good – 8/10

The sun canopy is large on this and is very generous. It also has a peekaboo window so the user can watch over their baby. On top of this there is a mesh window when the seat is reclined. This allows air to come in and out of the stroller to keep the child cool.

Suspension

Good – 5/10

The stroller is not equipped with any suspension. The wheels are meant to absorb the shock from rough terrain.


What to experts say?

Baby Trend Expedition LX Travel System

“The swivel front wheel of Baby Trend Expedition LX turns nicely at tight corners, and this is a good feature to have in a stroller for everyday use. With the remote locking system, the  front wheel can be quickly locked, converting the stroller to a fixed wheel jogger that performs better off road, or on straight trails. It is a jogging stroller you will find easy to push with the prominently large bicycle wheels, and air filled tires that rolls smoothly over rough or flat surfaces.” – Jogging Stroller Reviews


Specifications

BassinetsNo
Car Seat CompatibilityYes
Child’s Age Range0 –5 Years
Dimension34.5 x 21.5 x 22 inches
Forward/Rear FacingBoth
Handlebar HeightHigh
JoggingYes
Passenger Capacity1
Recline150 Degrees
Weight41 lbs
Wheel Sizes16″ Rear, 12″ Front

Where to buy?

Amazon$179.00
Target$49.99
Jet$38.00

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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