Cybex Agis M-Air4 Stroller Review

cybex-m-air4-16The Cybex Agis M-Air4 model is very similar to the M-Air3 except it has four wheels instead of three. Everything else is pretty much the same. Because of the extra wheel, it weighs a little more, but has a slightly more compact fold.

I get many emails from parents asking me if four wheels are better than three. In my opinion, it’s not big of a difference. The four wheels do feel more stable when you are going over rougher terrain, but three wheels are easier to navigate in tight spaces. Which one you prefer is really up to you. I have three-wheel strollers and four-wheel strollers and can’t say that I would prefer one over the other.

The M-Air4 rolls on four hard rubber wheels with 6″ wheels in the front and 9.5″ wheels in the back. Just like M-Air3 it features a large canopy with a dark mesh window, large basket, roomy seat, flip-flop-friendly brake, all-wheel suspension, adjustable handle bar, swing-away bumper bar, and a one-hand compact fold.

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Cybex Agis M-Air3 Stroller Review

cybex-agis-m-air3-17The Cybex Agis M-Air3 is a lightweight full-featured stroller that you can use every day for running errands or going for a walk at the park. This model is a serious competition for the beloved Britax B-Agile because it has a lot of similar features and then some.

Just like B-Agile it has a large canopy, deep recline, large basket, all-wheel suspension, flip-flop friendly brake, and a very roomy seat. It rolls on three hard rubber wheels that are not all-terrain, but can handle uneven pavement or some mummy terrain like mulch, grass or gravel.

The seat can accommodate a child from birth and up to 55 lbs. You can also convert M-Air3 into a travel system or a pram by replacing the seat with a Cybex infant car seat or a bassinet.

But that’s not all. The three features of M-Air 3 that B-Agile doesn’t have are: adjustable handle bar, swing-away bumper bar (included), and a standing fold. Despite all the extra features, M-Air3 weighs only 17 lbs! The one-hand fold and standing fold make it perfect for public transit. You can hold a child in one hand and a stroller in the other one. 

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Cybex Balios M All-Terrain Stroller Review

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The Cybex Balios M is an all-terrain reversible-seat stroller that has an one-hand compact fold and it weighs only 23 lbs. It has many features parents want in the stroller like huge canopy, roomy reversible seat, deep recline, large basket and adjustable leg rest.

The all-terrain wheels together with all-wheel suspension provide a smooth ride. It’s great for long walks at the park, city streets or grocery shopping. You can also turn it into a stylish pram by replacing the seat with a carry cot or a travel system by replacing the seat with an infant car seat.

The adjustable handle bar can accommodate taller and shorter parents. The one-hand fold is pretty compact and has a standing fold and auto lock.

Aside from great features I also love the stylish frame design and combination of the white and black tires. BTW, this modern looking buggy was designed and made in Germany.

This is almost a perfect stroller, but there are a few things I would improve. I would like to see a cover added for the mesh panel in the canopy. Also, it would be nice if the stroller worked with most popular car seats not just Cybex infant car seats. But, the main thing would be that one-hand fold that is really hard to get working. In fact this was the main complaint from other parents on how difficult the fold is. I hope Cybex updates it in the near future.

BTW, there is a new stroller called Cybex Balios S which has a lot of similar features, but has a very deep flat recline suitable for a newborn unlike Balios M that keeps it’s ‘v’ shape so your child is kind of in a sitting position even when fully reclined. Check it out.

The Cybex Balios M comes in five beautiful colors and retails for around $496 on Amazon. It comes only with bumper bar. All other accessories need to be purchased separately. BTW, there is a new stroller Cybex Balios S which has a lot of similar features, but

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Features

-Huge canopy. This canopy is great! It has three large panels including a mesh zipped-in one that go down all the way to the bumper bar. Your child will get plenty of coverage. You can use the mesh panel instead of the peekaboo window to look at your child. The only thing I wish it had is the closure for the mesh to protect child from the wind and the sun.

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-Reversible seat. The seat is reversible so your child can face you or the world.  It is 12.5″ wide with the 20″ seat back and a measurement of 22″ from the back of the seat to the top of the canopy. You will be happy to know that it has a very deep one-hand lever recline that goes to almost flat position.

Despite the ‘v’ shaped seat, I think the recline is deep enough to put a newborn in. It can hold a child up to 55 lbs. Of course if you want to put a newborn into the seat, you will need to get an infant insert for additional support.

To avoid tipping the stroller backwards when the seat is fully reclined, hang your diaper bag on the frame using stroller hooks. You can also use it to hang your water bottle, or shopping bags.

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-5-point harness. It has an adjustable padded 5-point harness with a center release buckle. Because the waist straps and the shoulder straps are connected, it’s very easy to lock the buckle. I like that white logo in the middle.

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-Adjustable handle bar. The telescoping handle bar goes from 37″ all the way up to 42″ from the ground. Shorter and taller parents will be comfortable.

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-Bumper bar. INCLUDED! This bumper bar is swing-away and can be easily removed.

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-Adjustable leg rest. The leg rest is adjustable so your little baby will be able to stretch his legs.

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-Huge basket. The basket is great! It’s large and very easy to access from the back. You can fit a lot of stuff in it including your largest diaper bag.

For even more storage I would recommend getting an universal stroller organizer. That way you can take not only your coffee cup, but also a LOT of stuff including keys, phone, water, wallet, snacks, diapers, toys, and more. The amount of stuff it can fit is unbelievable.

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Look at how loaded this basket is!

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-All-terrain wheels. It rolls on four all-terrain wheels with 8″ in the front and 11.5″ wheels in the back. These wheels are made out of high-quality rubber and have foam filling so they never puncture or flatten. Now, I should probably mention that these are not the same as air-filled all-terrain wheels that you can use to go trail walking. These wheels are more designed for long walks at the park, city streets with uneven pavement, or some playground mulch. They are still much better than on many non all-terrain strollers.

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-All-wheel suspension. The all-wheel suspension together with large all-terrain wheels make the ride much smoother.

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-Flip-flop-friendly brake. I am always happy to see a flip-flop-friendly brake. No shoe scratches!

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-One-hand fold. The fold is three-step fold, but you can do it all with one hand and it has a standing fold and automatic lock. Since the stroller folds in half (one of my favorite folds), it becomes a very compact package for an all-terrain reversible seat stroller which are known for having a bulky fold. This is probably as compact as it can get. The folded dimensions are: 14.6″L x 22.4″W x 33″H.

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-Bassinet option. You can turn your stroller into a stylish pram by replacing the seat with a matching bassinet called Cybex Carry Cot M. It features a comfortable, extra wide mattress that ensures an ergonomically correct and comfortable lying position. The integrated UVP50+ sun canopy protects from sun, wind and rain. The carry cot weighs only 8 lbs and can accommodate a child from birth and up to 20 lbs. It works with following models:

  • Cybex Balios M
  • Cybex Iris M-Air
  • Cybex Agis M-Air 3 / 4
  • Cybex Eternis M3 / M4

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-Travel system option. You can also turn your stroller into a travel system by replacing the seat with an infant car seat. It works ONLY with Cybex car seats which I think have one of the best safety ratings. Check out my top 10 safest car seats. BTW, you do need to buy adapters separately. The compatible models include:

  • Aton
  • Aton 2
  • Aton Q/Could Q

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Cons

-No mesh window closure. There is a zipped-in mesh panel in the canopy that you can expose for larger coverage. This mesh can be also used as a peekaboo window. I wish there was an attached cover to protect the child from wind and the sun.

-Works only with Cybex car seats. While you can convert Balios M into a travel system, it works only with Cybex infant car seats which I love, but they are not cheap. Here is my list of best car seats on today’s market.

Video Review

Here is a detailed video overview from Cybex.

Here is a great video from Baby Gizmo.

Specs

Stroller weight: 23 lbs
Weight limit: 55 lbs
Folded dimensions: 14.6″H x 23″W x 33″L
Handle bar height: 39″ – 42″
Seat to canopy height: 22″
Front wheels: 8″
Rear wheels: 11.5″
Overall length: 34″
Overall width: 23″

Warranty

The Cybex has a 2-year warranty from the original date of purchase and you have to be the original owner.

Available colors

The Cybex Balios M comes in five colors: moon dust, grape juice, autumn gold, hot & spicy, and true blue. All come with a black frame.

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Where to buy it

My favorite place to buy strollers and a lot of other baby items is Amazon. It usually has the lowest prices, free shipping, free returns and no sales tax. How great is that? You can get Cybex Balios M in one of the five beautiful colors for around $469 on Amazon (free shipping/free returns and no sales tax). It comes with a bumper bar only. All other accessories like cup holder or infant car seat adapter needs to be purchased separately.

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Cybex Priam Stroller Review

cybex-priam-stroller32Cybex has recently released a new luxury stroller called Priam. This is an amazing versatile stroller that you can customize for your lifestyle. Choose between three types of wheels: lite for city living, trekking for hybrid surfaces or all-terrain for long walks at the park. How cool is that?

But that’s not all! You can choose between two seats: Lux seat that has a flat recline and adjustable leg rest, or 2-In-1 seat that can convert into bassinet. Both seats are reversible and are located higher on the frame so you can use it as a high chair at the restaurant. The higher position on the frame also brings the baby closer to you promoting better bonding.

Both seats have one-hand lever recline. The Lux seat is suitable from birth and up to 38 lbs, while 2-In-1 seat can accommodate a child from 6 months and up to 38 lbs. If you want to use the 2-In-1 sea from birth you can convert it into a bassinet or convert it into a travel system with a purchase of one of the Cybex infant car seats. There is also a bassinet/carry cot that you can purchase separately (probably if you have a Lux seat) to convert your stroller into a stylish pram.

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