When my Husband gave the OK to add a new stroller to our fleet (thanks, babe), I knew exactly what I wanted to try. The Valco Snap4. I’ve eyed this stroller for a while because it has every feature a busy mom like myself, is looking for. Valco is hard to come by in stores, so, I know my stroller loving Mommas will really appreciate this review 😉
Hope you enjoy!
If I had to describe the Snap4 in one word, it would be “Easy”. It’s just so freaking easy. It’s easy to assemble, easy to push, easy to fold (with one hand) and easy to carry (it even has a carry strap). You all know by now that I love anything that makes my life easier!
I feel like Valco watched Dad’s across the world trying to fold strollers and decided to solve the problem for them. You guys should really thank Valco 😉
The Valco Snap4 features a lightweight aluminum frame, near flat recline, extra-large extendable canopy with a peek-a-boo window, bumper bar, nice size storage basket that’s easy to access, and my favorite, a child proof harness!! It literally took me 10 minutes to figure out how to un-clip the harness the first time I used a Valco stroller. Not my finest moment.
Here’s Harper living the life and loving the nice recline!
When I’m looking for an everyday or travel stroller, I want an easy fold, plenty of canopy coverage, something that won’t tip easily, and a nice recline for naps on the go. The Snap4 hits all of these and more. Let’s talk about the fold for a minute… Valco has a unique fold that I am kind of obsessed with. The stroller folds into itself so your seat and fabric are protected. They call it a clean fold. I LOVE it!
Check out the photo below comparing the City Mini to the Valco. Strollers are like my kids, and I don’t like to compare them to one another. But, sometimes that’s needs to happen to decide what’s right for you…so…
The fold is so compact, I was able to fit the Snap4 behind the driver’s seat of our GMC Terrain. Even when my husband was driving! More room in the trunk for strollers!! #buyallthestrollers
I really love the push and maneuverability of the Snap4. It was a breeze to push through gravel, bumpy Chicago sidewalks, and grass. Brody has become obsessed with this stroller as well, and even at 34 inches tall and 30 lbs, it still kept the same great push. He also seemed comfortable in the seat and had room to grow!
One more awesome feature I want to point out is how upright the seat sits. My kids are super nosey (I wonder who they get that from) and don’t like any sort of recline. I don’t know if they assume I’m trying to get them to nap or what, but, it usually ends in a bad situation.
If I had to change one thing about the stroller, it would be the handlebar. It sits at a really comfortable height for me, as well as my husband. But, I always favor an adjustable handle bar. Definitely not a deal breaker, but still something to consider.For reference, I am 5’2″ on a good day, and my Husband 5″10″.
Ok, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty and talk specs…
Price: $199.00-$279.00 (depends on color and where you order from)
Weight: 15 lbs (lighter than a City Mini or Britax B-Agile)
Max Weight Capacity: 44 lbs
Seat back height: 19.5″
Seat to tallest part of canopy: 26.5″
Seat Dimensions: 13”W x 8.5”D x 19”H
Folded dimensions: 20.5″W x 30.5″L x 14″H
Handlebar Height: 41″
Storage pockets behind seat
Flip Flop friendly foot brake
Valco Sports Pack (Air Tire Kit) <–click here for a super smooth ride
Car seat compatible: more information here
One hand, clean fold.
Includes bumper bar
I want to tell everyone looking for a lightweight stroller, to try the Snap4. Ok, I kind of already do that… 😁 But, I feel like this stroller is overlooked and it’s a totally fabulous option! I know if you try it, you will love it!
If you see us roaming around Chicago in our Snap4, say Hi!