The Magna Light Travel System includes the Magna Light Stroller and the Via Infant Car Seat. The lightweight magnesium Magna Light Stroller offers one-hand fold and unfold, full-recline positioning for baby, and weighs just 14 pounds! The “Sedan-Ride” Stroller offers a full recline, smooth ride and looks great on walks around the neighborhood – but at 14 pounds, doesn’t strain your back when you lift into the back of the mini-van or trunk. It’s one stroller that meets ALL of your needs!
The Via Infant Car Seat will keep your baby safe and secure. It features a multi-beam back frame for added reinforcement and triple-layer padding that will give your baby superior comfort. The Via Infant Car Seat also has deep side wings for side impact protection and a full EPS foam liner. And for mom and dad’s comfort, there is a uniquely designed comfort carry-right handle.
- One-and fold and unfold…no bending over
- Full recline so baby can lay nearly flat
- “Sedan Ride” four-wheel independent suspension wheel system with metal posts will last for years, push wonderfully, and ride smoothly for your baby
- 5-point safety harness and thick padding provides a comfortable, safe ride for baby
- Stands when folded to protect the cleanliness of the fabric and avoid scratching plastic parts
- Rotating handle for comfortable pushing – for taller caregivers too
- As you rotate the handle down, the person pushing the stroller can move further away from the stroller, helping taller people maintain a comfortable stride length
- Adjustable handle, tray for baby and parent tray
- Metal steering posts deliver high-quality tracking and a smooth push with no “shimmy and shake”
- For children 4-40 lbs.
Car Seat Features:
- Uniquely designed comfort carry-right handle
- Multi-beam back frame to reinforce structure
User Ratings and Reviews
5 Stars This stroller rocks!
First, let me say that I am a mother of 4 children. My first three were all very close together, so I haven’t been in the market for a stroller in a while. However, #4 was a sweet surprise, so I needed to buy pretty much everything all over again. This was difficult simply because I had loved my Graco City Lite set I bought in 2001.
I did lots of research. My main issues are that I can’t stand a big huge heavy stroller and I wanted a drink holder. This stroller is perfect – not too heavy at all, yet not an umbrella jobbie. It has a great cup holder, though an oversize drink will not fit. No worries, though, because there is also a tray which can accomodate diffent size items. With 4 kids, I drive an Expedition and with the 3rd row in, there isn’t much room left in the way back. The stoller takes up most of the space. But, I can tell you that the full size strollers won’t let the door close…and you better be in shape if you’re lifting 35+ pounds up into the vehicle each time! The stroller has been great both reclined and now as my son begins to sit. The 5 point harness in the stroller helps hold him in place nicely. Again, the stroller is big enough to hold him, the diaper bag and my stuff, as well as small enough to manuever through stores easily.
The other BIG pro I loved about this set was that the carseat has, hands down, the best infant head support I have seen out there. Most of the carseats come with a ring piece, but this one has thicker padding on each side of the head. The result? No nodding, floppy head on my newborn! Now, there is a negative about the carseat which my husband wants me to mention and that is that the seat does not sit in shopping carts very well (the small part where bigger kids sit). The latching mechanism at the back is in a high spot and when you put the seat in the cart, the seat is leaning way back. I have not found this to be an issue, but it bothers him.
The seat has a very comfortable handle – the wide corners make carrying the chair in the crook of your arm possible and painless. I also love the colors. The pictures don’t really show how rich the colors look.
Overall, this stroller has exceeded my expectations and I just wanted anyone checking it out to know how happy I have been with it. I was nervous when I ordered it because there weren’t many reviews, but I haven’t looked back once with regret on this purchase 🙂
4 Stars Love the seat, mixed feelings about the stroller
I was reluctant to purchase this item without being able to try it out in a store, but the seat is one of the highest rated and no local stores seem to carry it. I am glad I took the chance. I love the seat. It is simple to use, has a lot of padding as compared to others I’ve seen, is very light in comparison to others, and I love the colors. The stroller, however, isn’t as rugged as I would expect. It does have trouble locking closed for when you travel with it, you have to remove the umbrella to get it to completely close. The wheels seem to be a little flimsy so I can understand some of the bad reviews for wheels falling off or not working well. I have not actually used the stroller yet, so I don’t have much input of my own to add for actual experience with it. It is simple to add the seat to the stroller and the seat seems to sit in there pretty securely. I figure for the price I paid on Amazon, if I decide to buy a more rugged stroller, it isn’t going to break the bank. I absolutely love the seat though, so I definitely recommend the product, but be aware that the stroller may not be a long term use item.
5 Stars Great except two things….
I researched alot of strollers before deciding on one. What made up my mind was the color and all the safety features it has like the 5 point harness, padded car seat, adjustable handle and locking wheels. I read all the reviews on this before I bought it and saw that a lady commented on the fact that if you place the carseat in a shopping it will sit high, not quite the case. The car seat has no groove for the shopping cart seat to snap onto it therefore making it extremely unsafe for the car seat to be on the child seat. In fact it shows on a warning lable on the side of the car seat that you should not place it on a shopping cart seat, but instead, inside the basket. So that is one thing I’m bummed out about. Another is the storage basket. It is decent in size but it’s only held on to the wire down there by nylon that is strapped around the four corners. So, needless to say if you put too much in the cart the nylon will eventually give and there’s no way to fix it. Overall, I do love it and it’s a great travel system but if you ask me, the maker could have improved on those two things!
5 Stars Great Travel System!
I love this system….it is easy to maneuver, light and the car seat goes in and out of the base with ease. I recommend this system.
5 Stars Really lightweight and operates one-handed!
Very high quality material, and very comfy for baby.
Harness on carseat and stroller is easy to use and get baby in and out of. Easy to unfasten carseat from base and place in stroller. Easy to move base from car to car. A baby head insert is included, and I used it until my child turned a year old- it kept her neck from falling to the side while she slept. Although the carseat doesn’t lock into the stroller, it sits fully in the stroller cockpit and so is very secure.
The stroller is surprisingly versatile- I’ve taken it on rough dirt paths and it was still easy to push and very stable. The height adjustment feature of the handle was great for my husband and I.
My two tiny complaints are that the tray is positioned really far forward (to accommodate the carseat I imagine), making it not very useful as an on-the-go snack and drink holder, as my child is just starting to be able to reach the area at 1 year (while she’s strapped it). Also, the adult drink holder is really small- just big enough for a 16oz water bottle or soda (I always drink from a 20oz so its annoying).
Howver, all complaints are forgotten when you realize that it really IS super lightweight and has one-hand operation: I can hold my child in one arm (or the carseat when she was small) while I fold up the stroller. With a little pull against my hip, the stroller halves lock together. Then I can grab the perfectly located handle on the side and slide it into the back of my car (yes with one hand and no I’m not a weightlifter :). I take it out with the same handle, set it down (it stands up on its own vertically- great for storage and for one handed use). Then a little pull unlocks the halves and a snap of the arm fully extends the stroller and its ready to go!
On a recent trip I borrowed a Graco stroller. I thought the Graco had a better-designed cockpit- my now year-old baby’s legs dangled comfortably, and she had great access to the tray, all while being buckled in. Also, the cupholder is larger and can fit more types of vessels. The storage accessibility and capacity is about the same on the two types. However, the Graco was a bear to get into the trunk of my car- the thing was extremely bulky, the halves didn’t lock together and the thing laid on the ground like a huge heavy lump that I had to wrestle inside the car- no way I was holding my child doing that!
So. Although the Graco has a few little design features that I like better, I would chose my First Years 100% of the time- the one-handed feature and quality construction can’t be beat, and its a great price to boot!
The plum is a great color too- not too flashy, a true, nice looking plum!