Parents offer mixed reviews of the Graco Glider. One mom says she's very happy with this stroller and its optional car seat, but notes that it's a bit bulky and heavy (the stroller alone weighs 19 pounds). Another parent says her Glider began to fall apart after eight months, and the seat would no longer adjust to the upright position -- issues with low-end Graco strollers that are discussed in the book Baby Bargains. The Graco MetroLite (*est. $130; *est. $230 for travel system) is a bit pricier than the Glider, but it is a long-running favorite among parents and professional reviewers. Both of these strollers accept the Graco SnugRide and SafeSeat infant car seats.
The only hands-on reviews we could find of the Graco Glider compact stroller -- with or without its optional car seat --are a blog entry at Life of a Mom.com and user reviews at Target.com and Amazon.com. Low-end Graco strollers in general are discussed in the popular book Baby Bargains by Denise and Alan Fields.
1. Life of a Mom.com
In this helpful review, a new mom praises the Graco Glider Travel System for its sturdiness, seat recline and canopy with window, but says it's a "bit bulky" at 40.5 inches high and 19 pounds. If she had to do it over again, she says, she might have bought the Graco MetroLite instead.
Review: A Review of the Graco Glider Travel System, Libbles, May 18, 2007
Only one parent posts a comment here about the Graco Glider. She reports that the stroller began to fall apart once her daughter was no longer using a carrier. The fabric has ripped in several places, she says, and the seat won't adjust to the upright position.
Review: Graco Glider Stroller Reviews, Contributors to Target.com
There are only a couple of brief comments posted here. A grandmother observes that the Graco Glider folds easily and is stable enough for a two-year-old to climb in and out.
Review: Graco Glider Stroller Reviews, Contributors to Amazon.com
4. Baby Bargains
The Fields don't discuss the Graco Glider in their book, but they do warn parents about quality issues with similar low-priced Graco strollers, including breaking canopies and reclining seats that stop working properly.
Review: Reviews & Ratings: The 28 Best & Worst Brands, Denise & Alan Fields, 7th Edition, 2007