Graco Aire3 Stroller Review

– the complete Graco Aire3 stroller review!

YSG Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)

Price: $

Graco has released another stroller for parents looking for top features and quality. The Graco Aire3 is a lightweight, car-seat compatibility everyday stroller that includes all the features you’d ever hope to have in a stroller. The stroller is highly rated for it’s light weight despite being an everyday stroller with multiple features. Read on for the complete Graco Aire3 stroller review. This post includes the complete stroller features, parent reviews and other information to help you make your stroller choice.

Graco Aire3 Stroller Features

Lightweight Full-Size Stroller: Looking for a lightweight, multi-featured full-size stroller? The Graco Aire3 stroller is one of the best options in terms of quality and value for your money. The stroller is lightweight at 21 lbs, and is still able to carry child’s weight of up to 50 lbs. When comparing to other full-size strollers on the market, this is super rare as most full-size strollers fall in the range of 24 – 30 lbs. And most lightweight strollers are able to support less than 50 lbs.

Car Seat Compatible: One of the other reasons why the Graco Aire3 stroller is popular is because of its car seat compatibility. By combining the car seat and stroller, you get a high quality, affordable travel system. The stroller accepts any of the Graco Click Connect infant car seats.

Newborn Stroller: The stroller seat is only compatible for toddlers, however the stroller can easily be transformed into a newborn stroller by attaching any of the infant car seats. Once your baby is older, you can easily switch to using the stroller seat.

Extendable Bassinet: This stroller comes with an extendable bassinet, which allows you adjust between having a small and full-coverage for your kid. A lot of parents are really happy with this stroller feature as they find it nice and comfortable for when their baby is sleeping, and for keeping out the sun. This is also quite rare for lightweight strollers as they mostly only have single panel canopies that don’t provide enough coverage.

Stroller Basket: This stroller comes with a large storage basket to help with storing your on-the-go items. This is also a bonus when comparing to other lightweight strollers in the market. It makes the Graco Aire3 even more travel friendly as you have enough room to keep your traveling items. Saves you the stress of having to carry an extra bag with you.

One-Hand Multi-Position Recline: This stroller comes with a multi-position recline. This feature provides added comfort for your kid. It is perfect for your kid to sit upright or lay back to take a nap. The recline can also easily be adjusted with a single hand. As a parent, this is a top feature to look for as you won’t have to struggle with manually adjusting the stroller recline.

Parent Tray and Cup Holder: Need to hold your drink while taking a long walk with your baby? The Graco Aire3 stroller includes a parent tray with cup holder just for that. As a parent that uses a stroller for long walks and long trips, its always nice to have some room to hold your cup or water bottle. Also handy for keeping your phone and keys.

Child Cup Holder/Arm Bar: The Graco Aire3 includes a cup holder and protective arm bar for your kid. Both of which are easily detachable.

3/5-Point Harness: Safety is always important when picking a stroller for your child, so its another bonus for the Graco Aire3 stroller as it comes with a convertible 3 and 5-point harness. Helps to keep your little one strapped safely into the stroller seat.

Compact Self-Standing Fold: Storing you stroller is always important especially if you live in a small space. You need to consider how compact the stroller is and check if you have enough room to store it. And nicely enough, the Graco Aire3 stroller is quite compact and comes with a self standing feature that allows you store the stroller upright. This makes it super easy to store in a corner or a small storage space.

3-Wheel Suspension System: Stroller is designed with three wheels for better maneuverability, and a suspension system to give a smooth ride.

Child Weight: As a parent, another important feature to consider is the child weight capacity of a stroller. Nicely enough, the Graco Aire3 stroller is sturdy enough to carry child’s weight of up to 50 lbs. This is also another bonus as it is rare to find a lightweight stroller that takes more than 30-40 lbs. Note: It is important to stick to the recommended weight limit while picking a stroller for your kid. So I’d advice to only consider this stroller if your toddler weights 50 lbs or less.

Stroller Colors

The Graco Aire3 stroller comes in two color options – Pierce & Ames. Each stroller comes with the exact same feature, so you have the choice to pick what color works best for you.

Stroller Pros:

  • Car Seat Compatible: One of the main pros of the Graco Aire3 stroller is car seat compatibility. You can transform your stroller into a full travel system.
  • Affordable: The main pro of the Graco Aire3 stroller is that it is quite affordable at $180. There are cheaper lightweight strollers on the market however, if you’re searching for quality and top features, then the price is quite cheap compared to other everyday strollers on the market.
  • Parent Tray/ Cup Holder: The parent tray is included in the stroller price, which is always nice to have but not always included in most strollers.
  • Child Cup Holder: I always loved having a cup holder for all my kid’s strollers. It’s nice for them to have their drinks nearby and easy to reach, especially on long trips.
  • Multi-Recline Feature: A multi-recline feature is always a Pro as it provides your child with extra comfort.
  • Large Extendable Bassinet: A large stroller bassinet protects and gives your baby more coverage.
  • Five-Point Harness: Stroller safety is always a concern for all parents, so having this feature is definitely a pro.
  • Easy Compact Fold: The stroller folds up nicely and compact. Makes it easy to store and carry.

Stroller Cons:

  • Only Compatible with the Graco Car Seat: Although the stroller is car seat compatible, you can only use it with the Graco Infant car seats. If you already have a different car seat, then this might not be ideal as you’d have to purchase a new car seat for this stroller.
  • Not So Lightweight: While the stroller is lightweight when compared to other full-size everyday strollers, 21 lbs can still be quite heavy. If you have a kid weighing up to 40 lbs, then you’d have to push around 61 lbs, which could be heavy for small parents like me. This is something to consider if you’re thinking of purchasing this stroller.

Graco Aire3 Stroller Reviews

The Graco Aire3 stroller is really well received by a lot of parents who purchased it. Only a few parents had some issues they weren’t happy with, but 85% of them were completely happy with their purchase.

After analyzing close to a 350 parent reviews and feedback, these are the likes and dislikes mentioned and included as part of the Graco Aire3 stroller review.

  • Recline feature for sitting and sleeping
  • Smooth and easy maneuver
  • Nice large extendable bassinet for keeping the sun out
  • Compact and easy fold
  • Affordable price for good quality
  • Not as lightweight as expected/quite heavy (for some parents)
  • Issues with brakes

A lot of parents loved the stroller and were super happy with their purchase. However, the main issue a few parents had was with the brakes becoming defective after a while. Here is a quick fix for the issue.

Based on the stroller features and parent reviews, the Graco Aire3 stroller gets:

Overall Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)

  • Lightweight: 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)
  • Sturdiness: 4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
  • Ease of Use and Maneuverability: 4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
  • Price: 4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
  • Easy Fold: 4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)

Stroller Video Demo

Here is an Graco Aire3 Stroller demo by Graco. Gives you a quick show of most of the stroller’s features.

Graco Aire3 Brake Fix

If you run into the brake issue which a few parents experienced, here is a quick video posted by Tomsriv on YouTube. He provides a quick fix for the brake issue mentions. A few people have found this quite useful.

Graco Aire3 Stroller Dimensions

Item Weight21.85 lbs
Product Dimensions37 x 24 x 40.5 Inches
Max. Weight Recommendation50 lbs

Where to Buy?

The Graco Aire3 stroller is available for sale at Amazon.

Conclusion – Graco Aire3 Stroller Review

With this stroller, you get what you pay for – an affordable stroller with lots of great features and level of quality to go with it. Therefore my recommendation is, if you’re looking to get a nice stroller for traveling and everyday use, and are not willing to pour in a lot of cash, this is a nice stroller to consider.

That’s it for a full Graco Aire3 stroller review. This review was created using data collected on multiple forums, store reviews and product features. I hope it has provided you with enough information to help you make your purchase decision.

If you have any question or if something is not entirely clear to you, do not hesitate to contact me or put down your comment below. Thanks for reading, and happy shopping!!

xx Krista

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