Chicco Ct0.6 Capri Lightweight Stroller, Tangerine. With its lightweight, aluminum frame and stylish new design details, the Chicco Ct0.6/Capri stroller is trendy and travel-friendly. The Ct0.6/Capri’s new rounder, roomier canopy can be adjusted to help you better protect your child from the weather. The padded five-point harness and multi-position reclining seat is guaranteed to keep your child safe and satisfied. You can take your Ct0.6/Capri almost anywhere with its all-wheel suspension and front wheel swivel locks. Best of all, the Ct0.6/Capri only weighs eleven pounds and comes with a fashionable carry bag and carry strap making transport and storage easy. read more and buy it via Amazon
As a very compact stroller, this one is pretty good. I looked at many umbrella strollers and most did not have 5 point harnesses or aren’t comfy for someone over about 5’2″. Now I’m a hair under 5’8″, but I wouldn’t recommend this for anyone taller. My husband at 6′ had to hunch over to push it. Another issue is that the wheels are pretty close together and the handles don’t tilt back far enough to provide a lot of separation between your feet and the wheels. You do have to walk heel-toe if you are going to walk behind the stroller and that not only takes a little getting used to, but can be tiring because you don’t use your normal walking muscles.
It has a very small basket underneath that can store some smile items, but because of the cross back support, you can’t put a bag of any size under there, but it’s good for small purchases. Also, while it does recline, it’s not much, but more than you would see on other umbrella strollers.
Another plus is that it is significantly wider than the Jeep umbrella stroller and the other low price ones. My 3 month old looked cramped in that one and I cannot imagine her being able to use it for long. This stroller should last us for travel purposes (especially on the subway) for a couple of years.
I also like that the sunshade can be snapped to the back of the stroller or you can unsnap it and change the angle depending on where the sun is.
I recommend you take a test push of this before purchasing. They have them instock in limited colors at Babies R Us, but that’s good advice for any stroller purchase.
We bought this stroller primarily for travel purposes (airport/gate check, train, etc.). We used a Bugaboo Bee previously. My wife likes this one so much that she uses it almost exclusively. Granted, she is petite and the weight savings over the Bee were a huge factor for her. I still prefer the Bee. There are just some features you cannot do in an umbrella stroller.
- Lightweight! At 11 lbs., it’s almost half the weight of traditional strollers and a good 7 lbs. lighter than the Bee. I didn’t think a lousy 7 lbs would make a significant difference, but it is noticables and makes all the difference to the wife. There is also a built in carry strap that is handy at the airport.
- Compact. This is the greatest advantage of the umbrella. By “collapsing” in two dimensions, the Ct0.6 takes up less room than my golf clubs. The bee only “folds” in one dimension such that it ends up taking much more trunk space.
- Overall construction. The frame seems to be sturdy and the folding mechanism seems safe and secure. The locking mechanism for the frame is a easy “step-on” bar across the rear (imagine a rear axle if you will) and clicks into place when the frame is locked open. Folding the frame requires a “pull towards you and up” double move (to prevent accidental folding of the stroller) that can be accomplished using one foot.
- Full suspension. This feature (which the Bee also has) helps to absorb bumps and irregularities on the street or sidewalk. Although the suspension on the Bee is “springier” and works a little better, to me, the suspension on the Ct0.6 works well.
- 5 point harness. Honestly, would you even consider anything these days that doesn’t come with a 5 point harness?
- Sun canopy. Works well and can be “buttoned” at the rear to the top of the seat back. When unbuttoned, can be adjusted over a decent range. Somewhat small (covers maybe a 15 to 20 degree arc versus the 30-45 degree arc on the Bee).
- Handle “grips”. Wonderfully rubbery and grippy and ergonomically upright.
What I don’t like:
- Brakes. I don’t like having to lock each rear wheel independently. I prefer the single brake pedal mechanism on the Bee. Unfortunately, I don’t know that a single brake pedal is possible on an umbrella stroller due to design limitations. Of note, the brake pedals on the Ct0.6 are unusually stiff. I have to give them a good stomp before they are locked down. They also require a decent tug to release.
- Recline. I am glad that they at least offered some sort of recline here, but I have 2 complaints. 1.) It really doesn’t recline much. 2.) The recline mechanism blows. I love the 4 position recline on the Bee (which, by the way, goes all the way flat) and the single handle mechanism to recline the Bee’s seat. On the Chicco Ct0.6, the recline mechanism works very much like the expandable zipper on your rollaboard suitcase. In other words, you unbutton a strap at the top of the seat on either side of the seat and unzip an expansion gusset on either side (one zipper on each side) to recline the seat. It works to provide maybe an additional 15-20 degrees of recline.
No opinion on:
- Handles. There are a number of complaints here that the handles are not adjustable and are uncomfortable for some. Of course there truly isn’t such a thing as “one size fits all”, I believe that there is a “one size fits most” and that would apply to the Ct0.6′s handles. I’m 6’0″, my wife is 5’4″ and we both find the Ct0.6 handles to be at an appropriate height and therefore comfortable to each of us. Anatomically speaking, shorter people have shorter arms while taller people have longer arms and for the majority of people, appropriate “grip height” would fall in a similar range (anyone who has been fitted for golf clubs should understand what I’m talking about).
Great, cheap (cost), lightweight stroller that performs wonderfully as a travel stroller and can double duty as a primary stroller for toddlers. Cheers!
Here are the Chicco Ct0.6 Capri Lightweight Stroller, Tangerine features and specs:
- Ultra lightweight aluminum stroller weighs only 11-pounds
- Comfort and Security with a 2-position reclining seat and 5-point safety harness
- Front-wheel suspension make rough terrains smooth
- Compact umbrella style fold, carry bag and shoulder carry strap make travel a breeze
- Basket to keep necessities close
You can buy Chicco Ct0.6 Capri Lightweight Stroller, Tangerine with the price of around $ 58.88 via Amazon USA.
You can also read some customer reviews about it on that page (if any).