Name: Recaro Citylife Stroller
What’s In The Box? Chassis, Hood, Seat Unit, Raincover, Wheels, Cup Holder, Bumper Bar.
Suitable from: Birth if using the Carrycot or six months if you use the seat unit to approximately 17.5kg
Folded dimensions: 40 x 60 x 73
Assembled dimensions: 98 x 60 x 108
What they say:
The lightweight Citylife is the perfect pushchair from birth onwards (when using the carrycot). The chassis is compatible with an infant carrier, carrycot or seating unit. With a smart one-hand fold, compact folding size, a large shopping basket, fully suspended wheels and a push-push brake system – the Citylife meets the highest standards in terms of comfort, quality and versatility.
What We Say: The Citylife is the ideal pushchair for parents that are in search of a multi-functional travel system that isn’t too big in size. It is incredibly well made and has been designed with families in mind. Available in an array of stand out colours, the design is sleek and comfortable for any little passenger. We loved the one handed fold which is important when you are trying to transfer your little one in or out of the car or folding it down when travelling around a city.
First Impressions: The Citylife looks incredibly well made. As your eyes look over the pushchair, you can see some of the features that we know make life so much easier. Swivel wheels, a generous seat size, easily accessible basket and comfort are three key things that we look for.
Seat and Recline: The seat is well padded which is so important as it may be your little ones main mode of transport. They will be travelling in it frequently and comfort is key to ensuring you and they are happy to use it. It comes with a 5 point harness which is easy to use and strap pads to keep your little one comfortable.
Basket: The basket is generous in size and can easily fit four good size shopping bags. It has a good depth and is easily accessible from the back and sides. This is important as you will avoid dropping anything as you push and disturbing your little one if they are sleeping if you need to get anything in or out of the basket.
Fold: The fold is easy to action, pressing the grey button on the inside of the handle, pushing the grey button ontop of the handlebars with the arrow on to the right and the pushchair then begins to fold. By then pulling the strap on the seat unit, the Citylife locks into a very compact mode and can rest free standing. To release the pushchair, you just release the lock on the side and pull up the handlebar and you will hear it click into place. Very quick and easy.
Push: One of our favourite features is the handle bar. By pressing the grey buttons on the side, you can adjust the height of the handle which is ideal if you or your partner are different heights. It is smooth to push and has 360 swivel wheels which makes for a much smoother ride when pushing over different terrains.
Hood and Raincover: The hood is generous in size and easy to adjust. With a clever viewing window, you can keep an eye on your little one when out and about without disturbing them. With UV 50 protection built into the hood, it makes the Citylife an ideal all year round pushchair.
Travel System: The Citylife carrycot and car seat are additional extras but can transform the Citylife into a multi-functional travel system with ease. The adaptors are provided so it is relatively straight forward to switch between the three.
Citylife Carrycot: The Citylife carrycot matches the design of the pushchair and is light and generous in size. There is a handle ontop of the carrycot which makes it easy to lift and carry. There are two grey buttons on the side which release the hood and allow it to lie flat. The frame is sturdy and the foam inside is well padded, providing a snuggly environment for a baby. We loved the height of the carrycot.
Overall Verdict: The Citylife is one of our favourite pushchairs we have tested this year. Recaro’s attention to detail is outstanding. Finally, parents have the option of buying a lightweight travel system that can be used from birth without compromising the needs of their child as they grow.