Owners say the Baby Trend Stride Sport is an attractive, affordable, full-featured stroller. It also accepts a Baby Trend Infant Car Seat (sold separately). It gets mixed reviews in general, with those looking for a bargain saying they're very pleased with its features and performance. Others, even some otherwise satisfied customers, say it's bulky, hard to steer and difficult to fold, despite its "one-hand fold" feature. For a few dollars more, the Graco MetroLite (Discontinued) is a top-rated, full-featured stroller that's compatible with several car seats, weighs 17.4 pounds and folds more compactly.
There are no expert reviews for the Baby Trend Stride Sport, but there are many user reviews available at Buzzillions.com, Viewpoints.com and Walmart.com. Owner reviews give a buyer a good sense of how the stroller performs in real-world situations, which is always valuable. Baby-gear guide "Baby Bargains" is another helpful resource for in-depth reviews of manufacturers and models, including the Baby Trend brand, which tends to get middling ratings from experts.
The Baby Trend Stride Sport Stroller earns 3.4 stars (out of 5) in 111 reviews, with some owners saying it's an attractive, affordable stroller that is easy to maneuver. Even satisfied owners say it can be difficult to fold and unfold and is heavy and bulky.
Review: Baby Trend Stride Sport Stroller -- Gabriella, Contributors to Buzzillions.com, As of Jan. 2011
In 23 reviews, the Baby Trend Stride Sport earns 4.6 stars (out of 5). Owners praise its stylish look, ease of assembly and smooth ride. A few complain that it's difficult to fold and is bulky when folded, but overall ratings are high.
Review: Baby Trend Stride Sport Stroller, Dakota, Contributors to Walmart.com, As of Jan. 2011
The Baby Trend Stride Sport Stroller earns 3.69 stars (out of a possible 5) in 13 reviews, with owners saying it's an attractive, affordable stroller, but they note that it's hard to steer.
Review: Baby Trend Stride Sport Stroller Reviews, Contributors to Viewpoints.com, As of Jan. 2011
4. Baby Bargains
"Baby Bargains," the popular baby gear book by Denise and Alan Fields, discusses the Baby Trend brand in great detail in its useful chapter on strollers.
Review: Chapter 9: Strollers, Diaper Bags, Carriers and Other To Go Gear, Denise and Alan Fields, Eighth edition, 2010