Cybex 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.
The canopy on both seats is absolutely huge with zipped in panel and a peekaboo window. It goes all the way to the bumper bar providing your child with full coverage. The telescoping handle bar adjusts to the needed height. The shopaholic moms like me will absolutely love the huge basket with magnetic closure. It also features flip-flop friendly brake, and rear wheels suspension. It comes with an universal adapter that you can use with the bassinet or a Cybex car seat.
The maneuverability on Priam is outstanding! You can push it easy with one hand even fully loaded. And can we talk about design for a second? The clean lines, chrome base, leather, and the wide range of gorgeous colors create a stylish modern pram that will definitely turn heads.
I gave this buggy 5 out of 5 stars because I was very impressed with the design and performance. I also really like that it can be customize for your lifestyle and there are so many accessories available for purchase. Of course there are some things that could be improved. You know me, I always give you the bad news too. Haha. The fold is a little bulky with the Lux seat and super bulky with the 2-In-1 seat because you have to remove it before folding the frame. Also, there is no manual nor automatic lock for the frame.
As you’ve probably guessed, this buggy is not cheap. The price ranges from $1,099 – $1,499 depending on the wheels and the seat you choose. It comes with an infant car seat adapter and a bumper bar. You can purchase cup holder separately.
-Huge canopy. As I’ve mentioned above, there are two seat options. The canopy on both seats is HUGE! It includes two large panels and one zipped-in panel and goes down all the way to the bumper bar providing full coverage. There is also a small peekaboo window in the back which is surprising for a luxury stroller because many of them don’t have one.
-Lux Seat. Let’s talk about seats. Ther are two seats to choose from: The Lux Seat and the 2-In-1 Light Seat. The Lux Seat is a reversible seat with ONE-HAND lever recline that goes to a flat position suitable for a newborn. I really like when ONLY the back of the seat reclines without reclining the whole seat. If you want to put your newborn right into the seat, you will need to get infant insert for additional support.
If you bring the leg rest up and fully recline the seat, your child will have a comfortable bed-like environment for a long nap. The seat has the same recline positions in parent-facing mode. Another great feature of the Lux seat is the extra padding. The 2-In-1 seat is much simpler and does not have that padding.
It can accommodate a child from birth and up to 38 lbs (4-year old). This roomy seat is 13″ wide with 23″ seat back and a measurement of 25″ from the bottom of the seat to the top of the canopy. This is a tall seat back since the average is about 20″. The Lux seat is a little heavier so your total stroller weight will be 27 lbs.
-2-IN-1 Light Seat. The 2-In-1 Light Seat is also reversible with ONE-HAND lever recline. What makes it different is that you can turn it into a bassinet. Basically it comes with one frame, but two different kits of fabrics. For a newborn, you can use the included infant kit and make a bassinet using the frame of the seat. Once your child is older, you can replace the bassinet kit with the seat kit. You can NOT turn the seat into the bassinet on the fly like on some other strollers because there are two different sets of fabric.
Although the 2-In-1 seat has a deep recline it does NOT go to a flat position so it’s suitable from 6 months and up to 38 lbs (4-year old). If you want to use it from birth, you will need to use it with bassinet or replace the seat with an infant car seat.
Keep in mind, the 2-In-1 seat has non-adjustable leg rest and there is also no extra padding like on Lux seat. The 2-In-1 seat is a little lighter than the Lux seat so your total stroller weight with the frame will be 25 lbs.
-5-point harness. It has an adjustable padded 5-point harness with center release buckle that is very easy to unlock.
-Adjustable handle bar. The handle bar is covered with soft faux leather that feels SO nice when you touch it. I love luxury strollers! The telescoping handle bar can be adjusted from 39″ up to 43″ from the ground. This is a very high handle bar so tall parents should be happy.
-Run-away strap. There is a run-away strap attached to the handle bar. I personally never use it, but it could be useful when you are going down the hill.
-Bumper bar. INCLUDED! This is a luxury fuax leather bumper bar that is swing-away and removable.
-Adjustable leg rest. The Lux seat has an adjustable leg rest the while 2-In-1 seat does NOT. I really like that the bottom of the leg rest where the child places his feet on both seats is covered with leather-like material. This makes cleaning super easy.
-Huge basket. The basket is a great size which is important for shopaholic stay-at-home moms like me. LOL. I swear, I feel like I am always shopping! There is always something that’s missing. The other day my daughter put her toothbrush somewhere so I had rush to the store the next morning to get one and of course I somehow spent $50! The basket was full of stuff and it wasn’t all toothbrushes! Anyways, this basket is very easy to access from the back and it has a magnetic closure. The magnetic closure is a great feature that prevents things from falling off. If you are trying to fit a lot of stuff in, you can expend the basket by keeping it open. It will definitely fit a large diaper bag and a lot of other stuff.
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.
-Customizable wheels. I absolutely LOVE the option to customize the wheels for your lifestyle! You can choose between lite, trekking or all-terrain. The light wheels are perfect for flat surfaces and are mostly used in the city. The trekking wheels are designed for hybrid surfaces. All-terrain wheels are perfect for bumpy terrain and trail walking. The wheels on the photo below are lite. They are 7.5″ in the front and 12″ in the back. The wheels are made out of never-flat hard rubber so you don’t need to worry about getting a flat. The front wheels are swivel, but can be locked straight.
-Rear-wheel suspension. There is a rear-wheel suspension that helps to absorb some of the bumps making the ride smoother.
-One-hand fold. If you have a Lux seat, you can fold the stroller with the seat attached. All you need to do is bring the back of the seat forward and and bring the handle bar down. That’s all! I was a little surprised to learn that it does NOT have an automatic nor manual lock. This is definitely a minus. It does have a standing fold and if you unlock the wheels you can roll it behind you like a luggage.
Now, if you have 2-In-1 seat you will need to remove it before folding. This definitely adds a step and makes the whole thing more bulky.
-Two wheel mode. If you have been to the beach with your stroller, you know how hard it is to drag it over the sand. Well, with Priam it will be much easier because you can easily switch it into the two-wheel mode, without having to remove the seat. This also makes it very convenient to roll up the steps.
-Bassinet option. If you decided to go with the Lux seat, but still want to have the bassinet option, you can purchase a bassinet separately. All you need to do is replace the seat with the bassinet and you have a stylish pram! I absolutely love this bassinet! It’s very high quality and stylish. It can also be used as a carry cot so your baby will have another place to sleep in at home. The UVP 50+ canopy is very large and extendable with a zipped in panel. The detachable handle bar is made from high quality faux leather. The super soft mattress is made out of memory foam and will give your baby a hug!
-Car seat adapter. INCLUDED! It works with all of the Cybex car seats and bassinet. It does not work with any other popular brands. But Cybex car seats are one of my favorites. They are stylish, safe and high quality. Too bad they are so expensive! Haha.
-Ski attachment (What?!). If you live in a cold area or like to go to ski resorts, you can replace the front wheels with skis! I can’t believe there is a ski option! Haha! How cool is that? I guarantee you this will be a show stopper. I have to admit, I haven’t tried it with the skis but it looks amazing!
-Accessories. There is also a wide range of other accessories that you can get like footmuff, stroller board, bug mesh, cup holder (ye, you have to get it separately), diaper bag, or parasol.
-Bulky fold. While the fold with the Lux seat is kind of bulky, the fold with the 2-In-1 is very bulky because you have to remove the seat before folding the frame. So when they say that Priam has one-hand fold, they mean it has one-hand fold when you use it with Lux seat only.
-No automatic lock. There is no lock at all even a manual one so it can open while you are trying to put it into the trunk of your car. This is very surprising since this is a luxury stroller.
-Works only with Cybex infant car seats. It comes with an universal adapter that works with all of the Cybex infant car seats and bassinet. Unfortunately, it does not work with any other popular car seats.
Lux Seat vs 2-IN-2 Seat
I know you are probably having a hard time deciding between the seats. Here is an easy comparison chart that will show you all the pros and cons for each :).
|Lux Seat||2-IN-1 Seat|
|Recline||Flat from birth||Deep from 6 months|
|Adjustable Leg rest||Yes||No|
|Converts to Bassinet||No||Yes|
|Fold||Folds with a
|Needs to be removed
|Stroller Weight||27 lbs||25 lbs|
Here is a video review from BabyGizmo.
Here is a detailed overview of the Lux seat by Cybex.
Here is a detailed overview of the 2-IN-1 seat by Cybex.
Stroller weight: 25-27 lbs
Weight limit: 38 lbs
Folded dimensions: 23″ W x 37.5″ L x 18″H
Handle bar height: 39″ – 43″
Seat to canopy height: 25″
Front wheels: 7.5″
Rear wheels: 12″
Overall length: 35″
Overall width: 23″
The Cybex has a 2-year warranty from the original date of purchase and you have to be the original owner.
The Cybex Priam comes in seven colors: black, hawaii, hot spicy, desert khaki, grape juice, autumn gold, and true blue. There are two colors of the frame to choose from: white and black.
Where to buy it
You can get Cybex Priam in one of the seven beautiful colors with many customization options for around $1,099 – $1,499 (free shipping/free returns). It comes with a bumper bar and an infant car seat adapter. There are very limited sites who are selling Priam in US right now. As the time goes by and it becomes more available, I will link to more places.
P.S. If you have any questions, leave me a comment below and I do my best to answer them as soon as I can.