Chicco Cortina Travel System

The Chicco Cortina Travel System is one of the best rated and therefore one of the most popular travel system strollers. The car seat for the travel system is the highly rated Key Fit (22 or 30)  infant car seat. The stoller is a full-featured standard stroller.

The Cortina Facts:

  • 23 lb stroller
  • One-hand fold – stroller stands on its own when folded
  • Automatic storage latch when folded
  • Adjustable handlebar
  • Reclining feature – “Memory Recline” – puts recline in same position it was last in before it was folded, fully reclines, one-handed
  • Large storage basket – accessible even when seat is fully reclined
  • Parent tray with small glove box and cup holder
  • Snack tray for baby – twist to open or can be removed completely
  • All wheel suspension system on bottom of stroller allows for smooth strolling
  • Aluminum frame for durability
  • 2 position leg support
  • 5 point harness – can become 3 point harness for older kids -single hand pull to tighten
  • Seat has a thick padded insert for infant
  • Canopy adjustable, removable, water repellant, can be removed from parent handle bar and angled forward to block the sun
  • Linked wheel brakes so only 1 wheel brake needs to be engaged to lock stroller
  • Front wheels can swivel and lock
  • Removable and washable seat cover
  • Use from birth to 50 lbs
  • Comes with stroller, infant car seat (choose between original or 30), car seat base
  • 8 color combination options

The Cortina Complaints:

  • Plastic wheels
  • Bulky when folded
  • Heavy like many other travel systems

For a low priced travel system the Chicco Cortina is a good buy although you get what you pay for. The plastic wheels will not allow you to stroll on rough terrain and the heavy weight makes it difficult to carry. If you want an easy to stroll stroller then the plastic wheels will not allow for that. I had a stroller with the plastic wheels and it was not as fun to go for walks. Other than that the Cortina is a fantastic travel system. You can never go wrong with the Chicco Key Fit car seat and the stroller will not fail you either.

Most user love the Cortina and have very few complaints about it.