Evenflo Travel System Embrace Journeylite Stroller Review

Evenflo Travel System Embrace Journeylite
A mother and her daughter enjoying a beautiful walk outside with the Evenflo Travel System Embrace!

OVERALL SCORE

65

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The Journeylite Stroller Travel System by Evenflo, featuring the carseat Embrace, can be taken anywhere. This lightweight travel system provides a very comfortable ride for any young passengers! Despite difficulties opening and closing this stroller and the small storage area, the Journeylite still ranks highly among travel systems. It’s easy to take with you on any trip — just remove the Embrace carseat from the stroller and snap it into the back of your car and you are good to go!

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

Good – 6/10

This stroller received a score of 6 for durability. It is made up of tough, water-resistant fabric that will last after hundreds of uses. However, some reviewers have noted that the carseat is slightly lower quality than the actual stroller.

The Evenflo Travel System Embrace Journeylite Stroller
The Evenflo Travel System Embrace Journeylite Stroller

Weight

Excellent – 10/10

At 29.8 pounds, this travel system is significantly lightweight in comparison with other travel systems. This makes it easier to carry this travel system around easily, and remove the carseat from the stroller with ease.

Brakes

Good – 6/10

The Evenflo Journeylite travel system comes equipped with parking brakes that are very easy to access. These foot-operated brakes make stabilizing the stroller while you are on-the-go so you can transfer your kid to the carseat a breeze. These brakes are high-functioning but at times can be difficult to engage.

Compact

Very Good  – 8/10

For a travel system, this stroller is very compact. It can fold up to a smaller size that allows it to fit through any doorway. The carseat can fit snugly into the stroller without adding much additional weight or size to it, making for a compact fit!

“I love it! It is exactly what I wanted! As a first time mom, I am amazed at how easy the stroller folds down! It’s not hard to figure out at all and your aren’t getting your fingers pinched while trying to fold it down, which is something that was a constant issue for my sister in-laws and their strollers!”
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Ease of Use

Good – 6/10

This travel system earned a 6 out of 10 in this category. It is very easy to convert this system from a carseat to a stroller, however, many reviewers have reported that it is difficult to open and close/fold and unfold, especially for parents who are in a rush. It can also be difficult to snap the carseat into the base.

Folding

Good – 6/10

It is not the easiest thing to fold and unfold this stroller. It is a two-hand process that requires patience and determination, and it can be quite time-consuming for new buyers of this travel system who have little-to-no experience with it. When folding it, the tray has to be removed from the stroller. However, once parents get the hang of its mechanism, this stroller becomes easier to fold.

Grip

Very Good – 7/10

The handlebars on the Evenflo Journeylite travel system are comfortable to grip and easy to adjust. This makes handlebar height not an issue for shorter or taller parents. However, some reviewers have reported that this adjustable handlebar is not sturdy enough for their liking.

Maneuverability

Very Good – 7/10

This travel system received a 7 out of 10 in this category. Due to its slight bulkiness, this stroller is not as easy to navigate and maneuver as other strollers that are more compact and lightweight. Compared to other travel systems, however, this stroller is fairly easy to steer and maneuver through tight spaces.

“The car seat is light weight and sturdy. I love the stroller especially because it uses a harness instead of just a waist strap. the stroller gets around very easy and has cup holder for mommy drinks (or daddy). I would recommend this to new mothers or experienced ones it is all around a good combo.”
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Rough Terrain

Good – 5/10

This is not the best stroller for rough terrain. Besides sidewalks, this stroller is not the best for outdoor use or offroading. It’s best to use the Evenflo Journeylite on flat surfaces and walkways, such as an amusement park or mall.

Accessories

Very Good – 7/10

The stroller comes with 2 spacious cupholders to accommodate both you and your child’s needs, a roomy storage basket, and a cell phone compartment. The cell phone compartment may be too small for large smartphones, but it will fit almost any type of phone.

Easy to Assemble

Excellent – 9/10

This is a very straightforward stroller to assemble. Preparing this travel system will take less than 30 minutes if instructions are clearly followed, and it will be ready for your child in no time!

Easy to Clean

Very Good – 8/10

This stroller is easy to clean. The carseat pad is removable and machine-washable, and it can be removed very easily. This makes cleaning the carseat effortless. Additionally, the fabric of this stroller is water-resistant and only needs a quick wipe-down to keep it in good condition.

“I love this system and I paid a great price for it. The only issue is that it is a little difficult to snap into the base. You have to be pretty aggressive and put some weight into it.”
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Storage

Good – 5/10

The storage space aboard the Journeylite may not be sufficient to suit all of your needs. Reviewers have reported that the storage located underneath the stroller can be difficult to access and did not fit every single item of their belongings.

Child Comfort

Very Good – 7/10

This travel system provides a large degree of comfort for its young passenger! This stroller comes with a cushioned seat that can recline in multiple positions. It can be adjusted according to your child’s needs.

Sun Canopy

Good – 6/10

The large canopy that this travel system comes with is very efficient at blocking the sun from all angles. The only problem with this canopy is that it is difficult to wash, and no parent wants a dirty canopy for their stroller. The peekaboo window that is part of this canopy, however, makes it easy for parents to see their child while they are pushing the stroller!

Suspension

Good – 6/10

This stroller does not have a suspension system.


What do experts say?

“The evenflo journeylite travel system makes being on-the-go with baby a breeze. ” – Influenster

The Evenflo JourneyLite Travel System takes baby strolling to a whole new level – lightweight, easy to maneuver and incredibly comfortable for the little one, this outstanding travel system comes with an Embrace infant car seat that allows you to easily secure your toddler in place when you are on the go. If you are looking for a cost-effective and comprehensive travel system with a car seat embedded in it, then look no further than this one!” – Babyzeen


Specifications

BassinetsNo
Car Seat CompatibilityYes
Child’s Age Range1 – 5 Years
Dimensions35.8 x 20.9 x 41.7 inches
Forward/Rear FacingForward
Handlebar HeightAdjustable
JoggingNo
One Hand FoldNo
Passenger Capacity1
ReclineFull Recline
Weight29.8 pounds
Wheel Size12″ front, 16″ back

Where to buy?

Amazon$149.99
Target$129.99
NY Baby Store$99.99

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 its 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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