Britax Affinity Stroller Review – Pricey But Worth It
Wondering if this stroller is worth the price? This Britax Affinity stroller review will give you all the information you need before making such a big purchase.
Picking the perfect baby stroller is not an easy task, but I do believe that this specific one will fill a lot of your wants.
Within this review I want to give you all the reasons on why I have a love hate relationship with this stroller and most especially my final opinion on whether or not this is going to be a worthwhile investment.
We have had this stroller for over a year now so we have tested every aspect of this product and I’m sure this will be the best review of something that requires a lot more thought before buying due to its not so friendly price tag.
There are many questions about such a simple item that I definitely think you should know before making a final decision.
Britax Affinity Stroller Review
Overall Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
This stroller was made by Britax and is a very easy to use, ultra durable, not so affordable stroller that does a lot more than a regular stroller would.
There was a recent Britax stroller recall, but the Affinity wasn’t on the list.
- Weight – 25lbs
- Dimensions – 23.8 x 28 x 42.5 inches
- Minimum recommended weight – 5lbs
- Maximum recommended weight – 55lbs
A little on the heavy side, but there’s a reason for it.
What I Don’t Like About the Britax Affinity Stroller
I really wanted to start with the cons of the Britax Affinity simply because that was all I can think of when we first got this stroller.
I take that back.
When mom first got the stroller.
So I really had no say in buying this and that is exactly what triggered a bunch of complaints from me.
May be complaints because of her impulse buying, but it’s really the truth so I’m sure you can appreciate my honesty in this review.
The Britax Affinity Stroller is Not Light
I read a review on Madeformums.com and they mentioned how light this thing is and I must say the opposite.
This thing may not be the biggest, but it does have some weight to it.
At 25lbs, you are not going to throw this thing around like you would an umbrella stroller so for those of you that don’t go to the gym, this might be something to consider before buying.
Pieces Sold Separately
You would think that for something so pricey it would come with everything you need but that’s not the case here.
You need to purchase a carseat separately and if it doesn’t fit the connection of the stroller you will have to buy an adapter to have them connect.
It does have their “Click n Go” feature, but everything is taken apart and dealt with separately.
No Cup Holder
This was a big deal to me and I don’t care if we can buy it separately but there has to be a way to incorporate something as simple as a cup holder.
I mean, this is a stroller we’re talking about here and I’m sure we will be walking the mall with a nice little beverage in our hands.
We did get a cup holder but even that broke in less than a month.
These are the few complaints I have about this product, but I think I got over it in a couple of months as I did find other things to make me like it.
What I Like About the Britax Affinity Stroller
It may sound like there was nothing that I liked about this stroller, but there’s actually a lot of good that helped me get over the cons.
Look & Design
This is just one amazing looking stroller.
If you want to stand out from the rest, the Britax Affinity will definitely have heads turning when you pass by with your little one.
Most of you will make your decision based on looks alone and I’m going to have to agree that this just looks better than most strollers.
Very Easy to Maneuver
With its inflatable tires and weight, you can feel the smoothness of this stroller.
Rather than using those styrofoam type tires, you will need to inflate these and it makes a huge difference in where you can take baby.
We use this to go to the beach and it can go through sand like nothing.
We use it to soccer games and it takes us through some of the roughest terrain that a normal stroller wouldn’t.
Great for Cargo
The little basket in the bottom seems small but it can actually hold a good amount of stuff.
We use this to carry a lot of things and the tires allow for us to transport a lot of heavy things thanks to them inflatable tires.
With the weight, you can be certain that baby won’t go tipping over.
I can’t say that this is the most comfortable stroller out there but it does do a great job in keeping the kids asleep.
People always say they look so comfortable in it, but I would never really know.
We have our 5 year old sit in this thing at times, and I’m sure other strollers won’t hold that much weight.
This is one sturdy product that will keep you at ease unlike other strollers that feel like they will tip over if you hung a bag on it or something.
This bad boy will hold its ground and you can be sure that baby swill be save with its durable straps and bar that goes across to secure your child.
The “click & go” feature is something that I find to be really helpful for us.
By unlocking it, the weight just carries it to allow for simple setup.
Then you just attach the carseat or whatever carrier you are using and voila! You’re ready to go.
These are some of the things I really liked about this stroller, but there are other little things that I can vouch for as well.
Pros & Cons
- Looks amazing
- Easy to assemble
- Allows for forward and rear facing
- Great cargo space
- Comes in different colors
- Extremely durable
- Linked parking brake
- Suitable for up to 55lbs
- Kind of pricey
- Not the lightest stroller
- Not being made anymore
There are many different price points for this product but I found the cheapest place to buy is on Amazon.com.
You can also get it use for under $300, but do know that to get it brand new and complete it is going to cost you over $500. Yikes!
This product is not being made anymore but you can still find it on sites like Amazon.com.
At a Glance
Price: $264 from Amazon.com
Overall Rating: Definitely a great stroller. With the right budget, I think this will be a great investment.
Do keep in mind that this is not your typical stroller and will definitely have you stand out in the crowd.
Final Verdict: Good to Go!
I never thought I’d be saying this, but I recommend this to anyone looking to buy and not have to buy another stroller.
We have used this for our last two kids and it has served us well without much wear and tear.
It looks just as good as when we first got it and with the ability to change colors it will be perfect for any baby’s gender.
If you are in the hunt for a new baby stroller this is definitely one to consider.
Thanks for reading my Britax Affinity stroller review and hopefully I have given you more than enough information on whether or not this is a great fit for you and your family.
If you have any experience with this, please do share it in the comments section below.
Thanks for reading!