Evenflo Sibby Travel System – a convertible stroller with a riding board for an older sibling

Evenflo Sibby Travel System
TypeA lightweight stroller convertible into a travel system, as a travel system comes with a Evenflo LiteMax 35 Infant Car Seat as well as a Ride-Along Board for an older sibling
WeightStroller: 12 lbs

Infant car seat: 10 lbs

Dimensions while folded13.5 x 25.5 x 33.25 in
Maximum weight capacity50 lbs
Main advantagesAn affordable stroller featured by a small weight offering a possibility of using it from the first day of life of your baby as a travel system. If purchased as a travel system, comes with KeyFit 30 by Chicco which is one of the safest infant car seats available on the market today. It is also compatible with other Chicco’s infant car seats which can be attached to it without any additional adapters. A child tray and a parent tray are included into the price.

Today, more and more parents, especially those living in urban areas resign from purchasing a separate pram or a rather expensive three-in-one convertible stroller. They choose an alternative option which is transporting a baby in a travel system made of a regular stroller and a compatible car seat. Once the child reaches the age which allows him or her to use a toddler seat safely, parents switch to this option.

Such a solution is actually a good idea particularly if you rather tight on your budget. An infant car seat is the accessory you have to purchase for your baby anyway and you will definitely have to buy a stroller. Getting a model which will let you use both of these seating options together will help you to save money and space at home. The only thing you should consider before deciding to purchase a travel system instead of a full-size three-in-one stroller is the fact it is recommended to use travel systems in the urban areas in the first place since the majority of such convertible strollers are not designed for off-road use especially with newborn babies. Of course, you might come across such models anyway and then, you just have to make sure a stroller is suitable for the area you are going to use it.

If you are interested in getting a travel system for your child and you would like to use your budget efficiently, in this review, you will have a chance to learn about one of the affordable travel systems of a high quality. I am sure this is what you are looking for that is why I am happy to introduce Evenflo Sibby Travel System to you.

What is Evenflo Sibby Travel System?

As you have already learnt, a travel system is a stroller equipped into a toddler seat which is compatible with an infant car seat. Buying an entire travel system will give you two seating option for your baby which are a toddler seat of the stroller as well as an infant car seat.

The lightweight Evenflo Sibby Travel System comes with Evenflo LiteMax 35 Infant Car Seat which is one of the greatest infant car seats of this manufacturer. This infant car seat should be used with a special car base which will provide your baby with extra safety during a car ride. This base is also included into the price of the stroller.

Pay your attention to the fact that Evenflo Sibby Travel System offers even more seating options. This travel system comes not only with an infant car seat but also with Ride-Along Board which is a special board for an older sibling. Just imagine, an entire set of an Evenflo Sibby stroller, an Evenflo LiteMax 35 Infant Car Seat and a Ride-Along Board will cost you less than 200 USD! Isn’t it what you are looking for?

When it comes to the age requirements for using this travel system, you should know that the maximum age it is suitable for is around three years of age according to the size of the toddler seat although the manufacturer is claiming the maximum weight capacity is 50 lbs. The minimum age requirements for using the toddler seat are typical for this type of a stroller which is 6 month or the moment when your baby starts sitting on one’s own confidently. Of course, as a travel system, the stroller can be used right after the birth for the babies who weigh at least 4 lbs. The maximum weight capacity for this infant car seat is 35 lbs which is quite a lot allowing you to use the same car seat for quite a long time.

Weight, dimensions and fold of Evenflo Sibby

Even though Evenflo Sibby can be used as a travel system without removing the main seat which requires particular rigidity and solidness from this stroller, this model is still lightweight. Actually, its weight is not just slightly below 20 lbs which is considered as a limit for classifying strollers by their weight. Evenflo Sibby weighs only 13 lbs which is really very little!

Evenflo Sibby Travel System is definitely lightweight. Even when you attach an infant car seat to the frame and the stroller will be equipped into two seats since the toddler seat cannot be removed, the overall weight of the travel system will be somewhere around 23 lbs. Needless to say this is a normal weight for many regular strollers.

Thus, due to the weight of the stroller you will not have any problems with carrying it even if you are after a C-section or are suffering from some back pain problems.

The size of the stroller is also compact which makes it easy to use, which is especially crucial for the parents living in the urban areas. The dimensions of an unfolded stroller are 22 x 34 x 43.75 inches.

In order to fold the stroller of the Evenflo Sibby Travel System, you will have to grab a special strap which is located under the fabrics of the toddler seat and pull it. This will fold the stroller down creating a slim shape which can be kept without any complications in the car trunk and at home.

The fold of Evenflo Sibby is also featured by a self-stand which makes it usage even easier.

The major components of Evenflo Sibby Travel System

Let’s look at the most crucial components of Evenflo Sibby Travel System which are its seating options, wheels and brakes. Don’t forget to pay your attention to the canopy which is highly important for the safety and comfort of your baby. In addition to it, you should also take into consideration the storage options provided by this stroller. Remember that your own opinion on this subject can differ a lot from the opinions of other parents.

Seating options

As I have mentioned, Evenflo Sibby Travel System actually offers three different seating options. The basic one is the toddler seat which you will also get if you decide to buy the Evenflo Sibby stroller separately. The next one is an infant car seat which can be either a part of the Evenflo Sibby Travel System or a model you decide to purchase separately. If you decide to get an entire travel system, your option will be Evenflo LiteMax 35 which is included into the price.

Finally, you should be aware of the fact that the price of Evenflo Sibby Travel System also includes Ride-Along Board which is an additional option for transportation suitable for older siblings.

Infant car seat

I have already mentioned that deciding to buy Evenflo Sibby Travel System, you will get an Evenflo LiteMax 35 infant car seat which is included into the price.

This car seat for the youngest babies is featured by the weight of 10 lbs. The minimum weight of a baby it can support is 4 lbs whereas the maximum weight capacity is quite large and equals to 35 lbs. Pay your attention to the height capacity which is also crucial. The minimum height requirement for this infant car seat is 17 inches while the maximum one is 32 inches. As you can imagine, Evenflo LiteMax 35 is quite long so it will be suitable for quite tall children as well.

The seat is equipped into reach padding and a special pillow for newborn babies which can be removed once your child doesn’t need it anymore.

Fortunately, the installation process of this seat is very simple and won’t require too much time and effort from you. The seat itself can be attached to the base as well as to the stroller with a clicking mechanism which mean that once you hear a characteristic click, it means you have installed the seat in a right way. Due to this fact, you will be able to switch from the car to the stroller easily. An ergonomic handle of the seat will also allow you to transport your baby comfortably.

Once you attach this seat to the stroller, your baby will be enjoying a backward facing ride which is good for you since you will be able to keep an eye on the baby all the time. Pay your attention to the possibility of using both of the canopies simultaneously: the one attached to the infant car seat as well as the one of the toddler seat since this seat is not removable. This will provide full protection for your baby.

Toddler seat

According to the manufacturer, the toddler seat was designed for transporting children up to the weight of 50 lbs. The maximum age of a child supported by this stroller is five years. There is also a height limit set by the manufacturer which equals to 38 inches.

Even though this is an official capacity of the Evenflo Sibby stroller, the majority of parents who have already used this stroller are sure this model is suitable for children who are not older than three years of age. Take this fact into consideration, especially if your child is rather big.

As I have already mentioned, this seat is not removable. It is attached in the facing forward position which your baby certainly like since it allows to observe the world. For the comfort of your baby, you will be able to use a multi-recline mechanism for adjusting the angle of the backrest and also change the position of the calf rest of this stroller. It is particularly convenient for babies to nap in this seat with the leg rest pulled up. Furthermore, a fully raised leg rest combined with the maximum recline of the seat is giving a very convenient surface for changing a diaper.

The toddler seat of the Evenflo Sibby stroller is featured by a five-point harness which many parents find particularly secure. Of course, this type of a harness has already become a standard safety measure in the majority of strollers available on the modern market. Still, the quality of this harness can change and, when it comes to Evenflo Sibby, the majority of parents are really happy about it.

Finally, I am more than happy to find that the seat can be washed easily with wet cloth due to a special material it is made of.

Ride-along board

If you are a parent of two children with a quite small difference in age, you will definitely benefit from Ride-Along Board included into Evenflo Sibby Travel System.

In all likelihood, you have already heard about such boards which can be attached to the frame of the stroller so that your older child will be able to ride as well. Standing on the board, he or she can have a lift whenever the walk becomes too exhausting. Of course, in some cases, it is impossible to resign from using a double stroller, yet, if your older child is somewhere between the age of a toddler and a pre-schooler, such a board can be a better alternative since you will be able to handle both of your children without a need to grab a heavy and bulky double stroller.

Once you are out with both of your kids and the older one is walking on one’s own, you can lift the board up. Once he or she is tired, pull the board down so as it can be used. This board can be detached if you do not need it at all.

Pay your attention to the weight limit of this board which is 50 lbs.

Even if there is no child in your family who can use Ride-Along Board, don’t worry about wasting your money on it, since the overall price of Evenflo Sibby Travel System is rather small.

Canopy

The canopy of the Evenflo Sibby stroller is quite large as for such an umbrella stroller. The three panels of this canopy will cover your baby up to one’s knees or hips depending on the height of your kid. That is quite a lot if you compare this stroller to other models of the same category.

Once you recline the seat completely, a mesh vent located above the head of your child will be unfolded. This one does not only provide babies with an extra air flow, but also can be used for checking your child.

Bear in mind that the previous versions of Evenflo Sibby didn’t have a peek-a-boo window which some parents found an issue preventing them from purchasing this stroller. Fortunately, the manufacturer paid attention to the reports of the users of its stroller and solved this problem adding a nice window to the canopy. Still, you should be aware of the fact that you can come across previous versions of this stroller on the market, so, you should make sure you are purchasing an upgraded model.

Handlebar

Evenflo Sibby included into the Evenflo Sibby Travel System is an umbrella stroller with the design which has two handles rather than one handlebar. These handles are quite ergonomic and some parents find them even more convenient than a single bar used as a handle in other models of strollers.

Just make sure the height of this handles is fine for you, since there is no possibility of changing it.

Wheels

The stroller included into the Evenflo Sibby Travel System is featured by a special design of the wheels. Its rear wheels are pretty regular, whereas the front wheels are featured by a double design. At the same time, they are equipped into a swivelling mechanism for better manoeuvrability.

Actually, the design of the Evenflo Sibby Travel System wheels is making the system more suitable for using in the urban areas with even terrains.That is why if you are looking for an all-terrain stroller, Evenflo Sibby Travel System might not be the best choice for you.

Brakes

Like many other cheap strollers, Evenflo Sibby has a brake system with two pedals. I am not a particular fun of this solution as it makes the use of the brakes somewhat too complicated since you will have to block the wheels separately. Still, in this stroller, the pedals are quite convenient.

Storage options

As for me, storage options of the Evenflo Sibby stroller are a great advantage of this model. Even though this is a real lightweight umbrella stroller, it is equipped into a surprisingly large storage basket which can be accessed easily from different sides. Here, you can put both your things and the possessions of your child. The basket will have enough space for a large diaper bar as well as a your own bag and additional items.

The Evenflo Sibby Travel System will provide you with an extra storage option which is a cup holder for parents. This one is included into the price you will do not need to buy it separately.

The colour versions of Evenflo Sibby Travel System

Just like with the majority of other strollers, the availability of the colour versions of Evenflo Sibby Travel System can vary. In fact, there are four different models of the upgraded version of Evenflo Sibby, however, some of the fashion options might not be available right now.

Bear in mind that purchasing the entire travel system will guarantee you a possibility of getting both a stroller and an infant car seat in the same colour versions.

The models of Evenflo Sibby Travel System offered by the manufacturer are Raspberry, Grey Mineral, Slate Blue and Charcoal. The fabrics used in these models are featured by the melange effect which makes them even more attractive. The names of the models are depicting the colours pretty well. Just pay attention to the Raspberry model which has a very interesting pink tint. All of the colour versions of Evenflo Sibby Travel System include strollers with black frames.

Evenflo Sibby Travel System – accessories

If you decide to purchase an entire Evenflo Sibby Travel System, you will certainly get an infant car in the price. In addition to it, you will be able to use a Ride-Along Board which is also a part of the set. Finally, this offer also includes a single cup holder for parents.

Many parents are happy about these items being added to the which itself is extremely small, however, others complain about the lack of a child’s tray.

The pros and cons of Evenflo Sibby Travel System

Now, when we have looked at all of the details of Evenflo Sibby Travel System, it’s time to summarise all the major advantages and disadvantages of this stroller and its infant car seat. In order to make this task easier for you, I have created lists of pros and cons which will show you all the most important information you should consider before purchasing the stroller or the complete travel system based on Evenflo Sibby.

Pros:

  • a really low price for the entire travel system;
  • a very lightweight model weighing only 13 lbs;
  • the travel system includes one of the best infant car seats available on the market;
  • can be used with two children at a time due to a Ride-Along board which is also included into the price;
  • the toddler seat is equipped into a five-point harness of a high quality;
  • apart from a peek-a-boo window, an upgraded version of the Evenflo Sibby stroller also has an entire mesh panel which will provide your child with fresh air during hot summer days;
  • ergonomic handles;
  • very small fold;
  • a super large storage basket with easy access if compared to other lightweight umbrella strollers.

Cons:

  • is suitable only for the even terrains;
  • many parents report that the age limit for the toddler seat declared by the manufacturer isn’t accurate and the seat is suitable for younger children not older than 3 years;
  • handles can’t be adjusted.

Evenflo Sibby Travel System – my conclusions

Evenflo Sibby Travel System is offering quite  a lot for its extremely small price. Purchaisng this travel system, you will get a great lightweight stroller, one of the best infant car seats as well as a riding board for an older child and a cup holder for a parent. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, the price of less than 200 USD is unbelievably small for such a great set of accessories for babies.

Of course, in order to be able to create such an inexpensive travel system, the manufacturer had to reduce some of its functionality, however, neither me nor the majority of parents using this stroller found anything negative about the quality of this stroller. All the possible issues are concerning the functionality, rather than the quality of this product.

First of all, this stroller has a set height of handles without a possibility for adjusting it to your height. For that reason I will recommend you to make sure the height of these handles is suitable for you. Another crucial aspect of the functionality of Evenflo Sibby Travel System is the areas where you will able to use the stroller. The design of this umbrella stroller makes it good exclusively for the even terrains of urban locations and indoor use. That is why you should consider purchasing a different model if you are living in the place where off-road trails and bumpy terrains are common.

Providing these two issues are not your case, you can feel free to purchase this stroller and you will not experience any problems while using it. This is a real bargain for parents with two children with a small difference in age or for those, who are planning to have a new baby soon. For such parents living in the cities, Evenflo Sibby Travel System can be a great investment.

Lindsey Mitchell

Welcome to my blog, dear moms! I'm Lindsey, happy mother of two, keen blogger, traveller who likes to cook and spend time reading a good book. If you have any questions or find it difficult to make a choice, feel free to message me - I'm here to help!

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