Review: Graco Evo XT

A selection of images showing the key features of the Graco Evo XT stroller.

Disclosure: This is a paid collaboration and I was provided with a Graco Evo XT for this review.

For my third and final review as a Generation Graco Ambassador, I’ve been testing the Evo XT stroller. It can be used both forward and rear facing and is suitable from birth to 15kg (approximately three years of age).

The Graco Evo XT comes with everything you need to protect your little one from the elements. As well as a raincover and Snugglewrap footmuff, there is a mosquito net so, whatever the weather, they won’t be troubled.

It was quick and easy to assemble. There are some similar features to the Modes 3 Lite that I looked at recently, as well as a few new ones.

One of the wheels of the Graco Evo XT showing the treads and suspension.

The first thing I noticed was that the wheels are more substantial. That’s not to say that those of the Modes 3 Lite aren’t up to the job because they are. The difference is that the Graco Evo XT has been designed to cope with tougher terrains. In addition to more prominent treads, the wheels have added suspension.

Another addition is a safety bar that sits in front of the seat. It can be opened at one end, making it easier to get your little one in place. We all know how challenging it can be to strap in a wriggling child and this will definitely help. Speaking of keeping them safe, the seat has a five-point harness.

A happy baby girl in the Graco Evo XT stroller.

There are two other nifty features on the handle. First of all, the height can be adjusted by pushing buttons on either side.

I’ve found that telescopic handles on other pushchairs get stuck as they get older, so this eliminates a common problem. There is also a switch that enables parents to fold the seat one-handed.

Other features include a capacious basket which has come in useful on recent Christmas shopping trips, a generous canopy and the aforementioned Snugglewrap footmuff which looked very toasty!

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Having reviewed two Graco strollers in a short amount of time, it’s difficult not to compare them. I would say that this one is my favourite as it better suits our needs.

While the Modes 3 is more versatile for families with younger babies, the Evo XT is sturdier and better suited to a child of a more adventurous age. A year ago, I would almost certainly have chosen the Modes 3.

All in all, it’s a reliable pushchair and I’m sure Amelie will be happy in it until she no longer needs one. As a side note, I walked past another parent with an Evo XT while putting this through its paces and we did that acknowledgement thing Mini drivers do, so I’m clearly not the only one who’s happy with this new set of wheels!

The Graco Evo XT has an RRP of £399.99.

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