I recently had the opportunity to review this Cybex stroller and the Maxi Cosi Lara stroller which is also a compact travel stroller. Price wise, these strollers are pretty close, but I found the Cybex stroller to be a nicer stroller with more versatility. As far as assembly is concerned the Cybex is the easiest to assemble since you only need to attach the front wheels and you're done. The Maxi Cosi was almost as easy to assemble, but you have to put all of the wheels and a cup holder on the stroller. Assembly for the Cybex takes under a minute to complete.
What I really like about this stroller is the option to have your child face you or face out. It's a simple pull of a lever and twist to swivel the stroller to face forward or back. It has to be the easiest seat position change I've ever seen on a stroller.
My daughter who is two and small for her age can fit in this stroller nicely. She has some room to grow and I suspect she'll be able to ride in it comfortably for another year. The seat for this stroller is pretty shallow, so I wouldn't recommend this stroller for trips where you'll be using the stroller all day. I don't think my daughter would be comfortable riding in this trips that are longer than a hour. She typically rides in a Britax B-Agile, or B-Ready or a Baby Jogger City Mini, and she seems far more comfortable in those strollers than she is in this one. I did have my son who is four and 34 pounds try out the stroller. He fits in it, but his head is about an inch below the canopy and he looks like he's going to fall out of the stroller because of how shallow the depth of the seat is. Also he looks squished because the frame for the seat is pretty narrow.
I do like that this stroller has an adjustable recline that can be adjusted to multiple positions instead of just two (recline and upright) like the Maxi Cosi Lara.
Folding the stroller is easy. You do need to fold the seat back down in addition to folding the stroller frame. So it's not a one step fold. You can, however, fold the stroller with the seat facing in either direction. The stroller does fold up compactly, but it's not as compact at the Maxi Cosi Lara. It folds up smaller that my Britax B-Agile or the Baby Jogger Citi Mini, but I don't feel it's necessarily a better compact fold. What it saves on height and width it adds in depth. For air travel the fold looks like it will work for an overhead bin, but I prefer the fold Citi Mini and B-Agile strollers for travel where we aren't flying since I don't have to compromise on the seat size for my child, or the storage basket.
The canopy on this stroller is better than other compact strollers I've checked out, but when you compare it to larger lightweight strollers you see that it's somewhat lacking.
The wheels on this stroller are small and while it will perform well on smooth surfaces, I wouldn't want to take it over unpaved terrain or cobblestone walkways.
Overall, I feel the stroller is best suited to someone who does a lot of air travel with an infant or toddler. This stroller is not ideal for the older toddler or preschool child. While I had initially hoped that this could be a good stroller for us to use in Disney World, I'm not my daughter would be happy spending a lot of time in this stroller.
The stroller is nicely made and the fabrics are nice. It reminds me a bit of my Peg Pergo strollers with regards to the nicer stroller fabrics. The overall feel of the stroller construction is that it is well built. I does not feel flimsy and cheap like some strollers that are in the lightweight travel category.
I thought this would be the perfect stroller for my two-year-old because of the ability to face forward or out and the fact that it has a 55 pound weight limit. He doesn't use a stroller much anymore except when we go on long walks or out to places like the zoo but it's nice to have one for those outings. The good news is that he does fit in the stroller without his head hitting the top, a problem we've had with other strollers, but the seat is so shallow he's constantly trying to scoot up higher to feel like he's not falling out. It's also not the most stable stroller. If he leans back with any kind of force it starts to tip backwards. It doesn't feel as sturdy as I was expecting overall either. It was simple to assemble and it does spin from front to back without too much headache and I love how easily it collapses. It's extremely compact as well. But overall this seems much more suited to 1 year olds and younger. If you have an older child you might have the same issues that I did.