When we explore lightweight travel strollers, there are plenty of options available. Among the host of strollers made for travel and claimed as “lightweight,” the Jeep Powerglyde by Delta Children caught my attention for its incredibly lightweight (only 14 lbs.), durable build quality, and smooth maneuvering on terrain with toddlers.
On top of it, it’s highly affordable. Without further ado, let’s run down a Jeep Powerglyde Stroller Review and find out if the stroller is worth it.
What’s in the Box?
- The Stroller
- 4 Wheels
- Cup Holder
Features At a Glance
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|Safety Harness||5 Points|
|Weight Capacity||50 Pounds|
Features In Brief
Size & Weight:
The Jeep Powerglyde stroller offers convenience in terms of size and weight. The stroller folds into a compact size: 9.5 “L x 6.7 “W x 41.7 “H, that’s compact enough to fit in most car trunks. This compact travel stroller weighs only 13.7 lbs. The height of the stroller is 43”, which is comfortable for most parents. The size dimension complies with almost all theme parks. So, it’s great for taking your toddlers anywhere you like.
Seat & Canopy
The seat is comfortable and spacious for most toddlers up to 50 lbs. (5-6 years old). The seat reclines up to 3 positions, so the kiddo can take a nap or relax on the go. The stroller seat reclines easily and is adjustable as required. The canopy is extendable with UPF 50+ protection to offer the comfort and care that your baby deserves.
Wheels & Brakes:
The 4-wheeled Jeep Powerglyde stroller can take on multiple terrains with its shock-absorbing, puncture-proof 6″ tires. The front wheels are swivels, making maneuvering down the roads and terrain effortless and with greater control. While taken in the streets, grassy parks, and sandy beaches, the wheels performed decently on any surface you may travel your kids. We found the brake at the back is easily accessible and works with precision, a must-have feature for any travel stroller.
The Jeep Powerglyde comes with a spacious mesh storage basket underneath. The basket can hold up to 10 lbs. and is easily accessible from behind.
The aluminum frame makes it sturdy. Although the stroller is lightweight, the stroller frame is pretty robust and can withstand frequent travel on sand, gravel, and almost every other terrain. The wheels are puncture-proof. Stroller fabrics are decent compared to the price, and there is nothing to complain about.
For a travel stroller, easy foldability is a great perk to have. Folding the Jeep Powerglyde is easy. Although it seems a bit difficult, you can fold and unfold it easily with a bit of practice. Like any other lightweight travel stroller, the stroller folds into a compact shape and easily fits into any car trunk. Here is how to fold and unfold the stroller:
How to Fold:
- Make sure the canopy is closed
- Use the feet to push up the primary locking mechanism
- Then push the secondary one underneath the storage basket
- Drag the stroller down to a compact fold with an auto lock mechanism
How to unfold:
- Unlock the auto lock hooks
- Drag the stroller upward with your hand and, simultaneously, drag the primary locking mechanism down with your feet. You are so good to go!
Ease of Use:
While getting my hands on the Jeep Powerglyde, I initially found installing it tricky. Installing the wheels and locking and unlocking seemed difficult compared to other travel strollers. But you won’t do it often, so it’s not a deal breaker.
The folding mechanism takes a few steps, but I think you will get used to it with regular use. The X-factor of the Jeep Powerglyde is its outstanding maneuverability. The wheels are steady; the swiveling front wheels are manufactured for easy maneuvering. The brake works fine, and the canopy extends easily. Yeah, it’s easy as you are accustomed to this handy stroller.
On top of it, it’s incredibly lightweight and easy to carry. It folds into a compact shape; for a more compact fold, you can detach the wheels, although I don’t recommend it since it’s not too easy to assemble.
Things We Like
- Lightweight and compact size
- Compact fold
- Superb maneuverability on any terrain
- Durable build quality
- Extendable UPF50+ protection canopy
- Spacious basket underneath
Things We Don’t Like
- Usable for older toddlers only (9 months and above)
- The folding mechanism is a bit tricky
Who Should Buy Jeep Powerglyde Stroller
The striking thing about this stroller is its budget price tag. Although it’s priced around $90, the build quality is decent and durable (unless you let the kiddo ruin it!). Being lightweight and with excellent maneuverability, this Jeep Powerglyde is a gem of a stroller that is worth the bucks spent!
As far as the limitations are concerned, the Jeep Powerglyde stroller is not made for infants up to 6 months old since the seat does not recline to a flat position, nor is the seat comfortable and cushiony for infants.
However, the stroller is suitable for toddlers from 6 months and above to 5 years old. The Jeep Powerglyde is compact enough to fit in a car trunk, lightweight, easily maneuverable, and can take on any surface, so it’s great for traveling with toddlers.
Comes at an affordable price, this stroller can be an excellent choice for those who need a secondary stroller for traveling purposes or for those who want a lightweight stroller for running errands, short trips, or need a stroller to take a toddler to the parks, or theme parks.
Among the flux of strollers in the “lightweight” and “travel stroller” categories, the Jeep Powerglyde stands out with its alluring price tag. Although it comes at a lower price point, Delta Children did not compromise on quality. I will use it as a secondary stroller for short trips and tottering around town. For its fantastic quality and value for money, I recommend this lightweight travel stroller that you can use for years. I hope you like the Jeep Powerglyde Stroller Review.