Here’s a collection of pictures of the Graco Evo Mini in action on a few of our days out!
Here is my little tester (2o months), relaxing in the buggy at the funfair. It was quite a rough terrain, bumpy grass and some gravel too but the Graco Evo managed well with it and didn’t become too difficult to push.
Here he is again, a little more close up.
A view from above! As you can see the harness is a 5 point harness with padding on the straps. All five pieces become separate when unfastened and you slot the top and side parts together before clicking into place in the centre.
A view from the side. The hood is folded back here as it was nice weather on that day, so this allows more visability for my little boy to see the world from his seat in the buggy. When you do want to use the hood, it is a generous size and extends quite far forward to give a good coverage.
Here he is relaxing and easily able to look around and experience all the sights from in the buggy. This was at a model village local to us (Beaconsfield) The pathways are quite narrow there as you go around the attraction but we had absolutely no problems with getting the buggy through anywhere.
A good place to relax and have an ice cream or drink! He was comfy enough in the buggy and happy to sit and do this.
Also comfy enough to fall asleep at the end of a busy day out!
Looking forward to the next adventure with our new Graco pushchair!
Disclaimer: We are testing this pushchair as a part of the Graco Ambassador Competition and were provided with the item by Graco to enable us to take part.
We have been testing out the new Evo Mini pushchair from Graco for the past month, as part of the Graco Ambassador competition.
This is a light weight and easy to fold single buggy. It’s been great for us, especially on days out as it’s so small to fit in the boot of the car, and easy and quick to fold and unfold.
As soon as we opened the box and put the buggy together, we were really impressed with it. Even my husband who is not really interested in prams commented that it did look really good quality and a great piece of kit. He was also very happy with how quick it was to put together, it only took a few minutes and didn’t take a lot of concentration to do. That was also a relief for me, as I still remember how much of a pain our double buggy was to put together.
It comes in two colours. Grenadine, which is shown above, is the colour we were sent. The other is a turquoisey shade called Latigo Bay which is also lovely. I really like the bright colours, it looks nice and cheerful – a big difference from my normal black and grey pushchair.
Onto the technical side of it, I have put the dimensions and weights here for you to see:
It really does feel very light weight, easy to pick up and lift and also feels very light when pushing so it is easy to steer and can be pushed easily with one hand.
The wheels are quite small and are plastic rather than being tires like my usual buggy, so I wondered how this would compare and whether it would be a problem. It was absolutely fine, as the buggy is very light it did not really need heavy tires for the steering and the ride felt very smooth and pleasant, unlike some of the cheaper umbrella single buggies I have tried which give you quite a rattly feeling as you push it along the pavement. The only time I had a bit of difficulty was with pushing it over gravel, but even that the buggy coped fairly well. Overall you really can tell it is well made and good quality.
The seat was very comfortable for my toddler. It has plenty of padding and he was very happy to sit there and also comfortable enough to sleep. We had to adjust the length of the straps quite a bit to accomodate him and once that was done, he was fine. It does recline to lie flat, but as my toddler is a bit older at 20 months, he doesn’t prefer to do that. It is easy to change the positions if you want to.
I was also really impressed with the size of the basket under neath the buggy. It does seem to be bigger than many I have seen. You can easily fit in all the children’s bags and coats with no problem. I managed to fit everything in that was needed for my three boys on days out, and it did not feel like a squash everything fitted in comfortably.
I really like the buggy and would recommend it for anyone looking for a good light weight single.
The next thing for me will be to try it out with a buggy board on the back and see how well that works.
If you fancy having one, you could try entering from this competition through the Gurgle website – here, or the Evo Mini can be bought exclusively from Mothercare. It costs £179.99 which is a reasonable price, having bought some of the very cheap umbrella strollers before I feel money is better spent getting a decent one like this as at least it will last and feels so much easier and more pleasant to push, gives you so much more storage space in the basket and just makes life easier.
I have put up another post here to share some of our pictures of days out with the Graco Evo Mini.
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