Snap4. 

When my Husband gave the OK to add a new stroller to our fleet (thanks, babe), I knew exactly what I wanted to try. The Valco Snap4.  I’ve eyed this stroller for a while because it has every feature a busy mom like myself, is looking for.  Valco is hard to come by in stores, so, I know my stroller loving Mommas will really appreciate this review 😉

Hope you enjoy!

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If I had to describe the Snap4 in one word, it would be “Easy”.  It’s just so freaking easy.  It’s easy to assemble, easy to push, easy to fold (with one hand) and easy to carry (it even has a carry strap).  You all know by now that I love anything that makes my life easier!

I feel like Valco watched Dad’s across the world trying to fold strollers and decided to solve the problem for them.  You guys should really thank Valco 😉

The Valco Snap4 features a lightweight aluminum frame, near flat recline, extra-large extendable canopy with a peek-a-boo window, bumper bar, nice size storage basket that’s easy to access, and my favorite, a child proof harness!!  It literally took me 10 minutes to figure out how to un-clip the harness the first time I used a Valco stroller. Not my finest moment.

Here’s Harper living the life and loving the nice recline!

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When I’m looking for an everyday or travel stroller, I want an easy fold, plenty of canopy coverage, something that won’t tip easily, and a nice recline for naps on the go.  The Snap4 hits all of these and more. Let’s talk about the fold for a minute…  Valco has a unique fold that I am kind of obsessed with.  The stroller folds into itself so your seat and fabric are protected.  They call it a clean fold.  I LOVE it!

Check out the photo below comparing the City Mini to the Valco.  Strollers are like my kids, and I don’t like to compare them to one another.  But, sometimes that’s needs to happen to decide what’s right for you…so…

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The fold is so compact, I was able to fit the Snap4 behind the driver’s seat of our GMC Terrain. Even when my husband was driving! More room in the trunk for strollers!! #buyallthestrollers

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I really love the push and maneuverability of the Snap4. It was a breeze to push through gravel, bumpy Chicago sidewalks, and grass. Brody has become obsessed with this stroller as well, and even at 34 inches tall and 30 lbs, it still kept the same great push. He also seemed comfortable in the seat and had room to grow!

One more awesome feature I want to point out is how upright the seat sits. My kids are super nosey (I wonder who they get that from) and don’t like any sort of recline. I don’t know if they assume I’m trying to get them to nap or what, but, it usually ends in a bad situation.

If I had to change one thing about the stroller, it would be the handlebar. It sits at a really comfortable height for me, as well as my husband. But, I always favor an adjustable handle bar. Definitely not a deal breaker, but still something to consider.For reference, I am 5’2″ on a good day, and my Husband 5″10″.

Ok, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty and talk specs…

Price: $199.00-$279.00 (depends on color and where you order from)

Weight: 15 lbs (lighter than a City Mini or Britax B-Agile)

Max Weight Capacity: 44 lbs

Seat back height: 19.5″

Seat to tallest part of canopy: 26.5″

Seat Dimensions: 13”W x 8.5”D x 19”H

Folded dimensions: 20.5″W x 30.5″L x 14″H

Handlebar Height: 41″

Storage pockets behind seat

Flip Flop friendly foot brake

Valco Sports Pack (Air Tire Kit) <–click here for a super smooth ride

Car seat compatible: more information here

One hand, clean fold.

Includes bumper bar

I want to tell everyone looking for a lightweight stroller, to try the Snap4. Ok, I kind of already do that… 😁 But, I feel like this stroller is overlooked and it’s a totally fabulous option! I know if you try it, you will love it!

If you see us roaming around Chicago in our Snap4, say Hi!

Happy Strolling


One thought on “Snap4. 

  1. Hugo says:

    With Second Seat (Baby Product) Reading reviews was very heuflpl to me when deciding to spend $700 for a double stroller so I’m adding my 2 cents about the Baby Jogger City Select, hope it’s heuflpl to someone.I have a 19 month old and a 2 month old hence the need for the double. Also, our primary family vehicle is a Buick Enclave and we specifically wanted a stroller that would fit in the cargo area WITH the 3rd seat up. There’s not a lot of space I first looked at side-by-side doubles. These were nixed because of the weight difference between my kids. I tried many and even bought a cheap used one from Craigslist, but because of the 20 lb weight difference, no matter which ones I tried, they all pulled towards the side my 19 month old was sitting on. Even when I had the car seat adapter added and had the 2 month old and car seat, they all still pulled. This probably wouldn’t have been an issue once the little one reaches a year and the weight difference is not so big. But I didn’t want to have to compensate when pushing them around that long. Also, I took my $20 Craiglist find out and about and found that I really didn’t like the double wide it was harder for me to navigate between aisles and cramped shopping places than a tandem.That led me to look at tandems. All of the inexpensive tandems, Gracco, Chicco, etc are TANKS when folded. None would fit in the Enclave. So we started looking at high end strollers.I narrowed it down to the Phil & Teds, Britax B-Ready, and the BJ City Select.B-Ready would not fit in the Enclave w/o taking off the wheels and was still very big and heavy, so it was nixed.I read a lot and was also told by 2 different sales clerks that Phil & Teds wheels have problems with separation from the rims. Also with the car seat adapter, my older one would always have to sit in the rumble seat and the rumble seat only hold 33 lbs my 19 month old is 32 lbs so he’d outgrow quickly and my new one would need to stay in the main seat.So we went with City Select, 2011, Amethyst.So far, I am loving my City Select and it was the right choice for us. I won’t repeat all of the pros, but the major ones are:* Super easy to remove seats and fold then fits easily with room to spare in the Enclave* HUGE easily accessible storage basket I love my storage basket and use it a lot.* Great handling and good turn radius* Purple color is still different and trendy but doesn’t show stainsCons:* I bought the Parent Console accessory seems to be useless. With 2 seats in place, you can’t put a tall cup into it at all with the top seat reclined and even with top seat straight up, it’s very tight. Don’t waste the $30. There is a mesh pocket on the back of both seats, this works fine for keys, phone, beverage bottle etc. If you have to have a cup holder, get a cup holder attachment.* When my 19 month old is in front, I do feel the weight making it a little harder to make sharp turns. When my baby is a little older I plan to switch them and put her in front to see if this helps. When it’s just the 19 month old as a single stroller, this is not a problem at all.I would very highly recommend this stroller. it is well worth the money. I wish I had bought it as my 1st stroller because I knew going into parenthood that I wanted my babies very close in age.Shop around. I purchased from Peppyparents.com. Free Shipping, no tax, and when I emailed them prior to purchase, I asked for any additional discounts and they gave 10% that was $60 and enough to pay for the Chicco car seat adapter. I found that most places won’t discount BJ products seems this is a no-no from the manufacturer.

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