BRITAX Affinity Stroller Initial Review & Thoughts

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I am absolutely AMAZED how much things have changed when it comes to the world of babies in the past 5 years. My youngest son is currently 5 1/2 and we’re expecting our little girl any day now. When I had my boys we couldn’t afford much and unfortunately had to bypass on good quality most of the time when they were little. Now that we’ve come to “round 3” of kiddos I really wanted to invest in good quality baby gear – whether used or new – for our daughter that would actually last us through her little years. I’m tired of replacing the “cheap” stuff. There are a few things, however, we decided right away to buy brand new for safety reasons including a car seat / stroller set, crib, etc. Over the past several years I have heard stunning ravings about the Britax brand from many of my friends so I contacted them to see if they would be willing to be featured on our site. I understand budgets are often tight when a baby is expected but I also understand the need for good quality gear that will last through the upcoming years and multiple children too.

Britax Affinitiy Stroller Review

Although our daughter has yet to arrive I am beginning to regret not going with the Britax brand when we started having kids 7+ years ago! (Did you know Britax has been around for 70 years?!) When we received our stroller in the mail I expected that it would of course be nicer than some of your other “budget savvy” baby brands but I was pretty blown away with how MUCH better quality the materials are and the luxury of the features that it has. You can absolutely tell the high quality difference immediately. In fact I’m sure that I’m still learning about this stroller as we haven’t put it into full use yet so this review is just our initial overview of the stroller. The Britax Affinity stroller comes with OPTIONS. Lots of options in fact. You can choose what color you want the frame of the stroller to be, what color you want the “color pack” to be (the extra padded overlay) (sold separately), as well as the additional option to purchase an Infant Car Seat Adapter frame making the stroller compatible with certain popular brand car seats.

Britax Affinitiy Stroller Review Color Pack

Above you can see the stroller “base” as we were building it on the left, and the “Color Pack” on the right. My husband (surprisingly!) chose Cool Berry which is a bold purple color for our little one. The Color Packs also come in Sky Blue, Cactus Green (my next choice!), Red Pepper, Fossil Brown and Black. It came in a separate package and arrives in it’s own zippered carry case for storage. I LOVE the idea of Color Packs because it really saves the life of your stroller. The padding easily fits onto the stroller and can be removed quickly for further cleaning.

Britax Affinity Color Pack

It came with the “body” padding which the seat belt straps fit through, the overhead “umbrella” part of the stroller, and even additional padding that snapped into the basket.

Britax Affinity Stroller Review

A few of the high quality features we also noticed immediately as we pulled parts from the stroller box was the wheels which need to be inflated with air and feature a “spring load” on the side great to shock absorb the trails. The wheels can literally pop on and off in a flash with the press of a button. It seems so silly but I was pretty psyched to see the high quality of this as I had flashbacks to the time when our budget stroller with my boys literally had the wheel and base snap right in HALF while we were traveling! You can also see the easy step brake system at the top right so you don’t have to guess whether it’s locked or not – step on the green or red depending on whether or not you want to go or stay!

I didn’t include a picture here only because I already have SO many photos showcased but the “handle bars” to the stroller than you hold onto as well as the handle bar in front of the seat appear to be actual leather and covers anything that might be too hot in the sun. AND not only that but this stroller ALSO includes a rain cover and a sun/bug shade cover that completely covers the child in the stroller.

Britax Affinitiy Stroller Review

Another feature that just makes me absolutely GIDDY that I didn’t realize when we ordered the stroller is that the ENTIRE seat pops right off of the stroller! And EASILY. Out of medical necessity I have to have c-sections with my babies and this seat comes off SO easily that I will be able to dismantle it even directly after my c-section as I recover. I’m AMAZED at how simple it is to do and how lightweight the seat is. PLUS you can actually lay the seat down on the stroller OR face it in front OR behind so that baby can be position either way in the stroller!!! *SWOON* – this by itself just sold me on the stroller!

Britax Affinitiy Stroller Review

Because of our extreme weather in Iowa (down to negative 40s in the winter!) and how icy it gets here I wanted a stroller combo that I could attach a car seat to so we purchased separately the Britax B-SAFE Infant Car seat which is compatible with the stroller. What I didn’t realize, however, is that you simply need to remove the ENTIRE stroller seat like you saw above and the car seat just pops right into the frame!! It clicks right in and can easily be dismantled. Again, necessary when I’m recovering from the c-section. PLUS the infant car seat can be faced in the FRONT or BACK of the stroller you can position it in either direction.

britax five point harness safety

New to use is that the Britax Affinity stroller comes as a 5 point harness system which I appreciate for safety reasons! I remember my boys being so active in our previous budget stroller that they would almost “flip out” of the straps because it only buckled in two spots across their legs.

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The entire stroller folds up very easily and is surprisingly lightweight but here you can see just the main frame folded up like we’ll have it for when our daughter is a newborn. Since we’ll be using her car seat when she’s small to put into the stroller this takes such a small amount of room in our van it’s surprising! Again, plenty light enough for me to set up after having my csection.

Britax Affinitiy Stroller Review

Here I am 9 months pregnant and ready for our daughter to hurry up and get here! I can hardly wait to snuggle her down into this amazing stroller! You guys know we travel a TON on the road in the summer especially so after baby comes I’ll be posting another review about our use with the stroller with a newborn this winter as well as share updates on social media next summer as we hit the road. So far we’ve got road trips from Iowa to Illinois, Michigan, Florida, and Colorado planned for next summer – who knows where else we’ll add onto our travels?! I need a stroller that can keep up with our lifestyle and that won’t break as we travel and I’m betting this Britax Affinity stroller will do just that for us! Stay tuned for more updates in the near future!

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  1. valmg @ Mom Knows It All says:

    I love the way that folds up. I didn’t know that they were 70 years old. I did know from seeing them that they make a quality product.

  2. I love the bright color of the stroller. Those wheels look really sturdy and stable too!

  3. That is one cool stroller! Love that it’s light to move around too. Love the purple color.

  4. Wow… that looks awesome. Wish I had one of these when my kiddos were little enough to put in a stroller and car seat.

  5. Danielle Stewart says:

    Wow. That looks super easy. Some of these new strollers that are meant to be easy are just complicated and heavy. Thanks for sharing this!

  6. Very nice! Looks like this will be really great to use.

  7. Susanna @Zealous Mom says:

    Congratulations to you! Such an exciting time. That stroller looks awesome. I know you’re ready to use it.

  8. This looks like a great stroller! I absolutely love the color!

  9. That would be awesome!

  10. That really looks like a quality stroller. Very versatile and has all the bells and whistles. I love the color you chose.

    Congratulations on your pending new arrival. What an exciting time for your family!

  11. aimee fauci says:

    We love all things Britax! This stroller looks unbelievably amazing. Moms are so lucky these days with the cool and helpful and smart strollers.

  12. Yep that’s a ton of great features. Your hubby picked an awesome color. I like how easily the seat pops out so the car seat can pop on!

  13. Janell Poulette says:

    Britax makes really great products. I love this – it looks like such an easy set up!

  14. I’ve heard only good things about Britax. I love that there are so many awesome features. And, yes that colour is perfect.

  15. Strollers have come so far since I needed them for my kids! This one looks like a fantastic option.

  16. I love that purple color! We’ve had great experiences with Britax in the past.

  17. This is a gorgeous color! Love Britax. Wish I had something this vibrant and gorgeous when my girlies were little!

  18. Krystal's Kitsch says:

    It looks like a durable stroller! Thanks for the review, we have one that needs replacing!

  19. Christina says:

    Congratulations! You look great! I love the quality of Britax and I love that cool berry color.

  20. katrina g says:

    that looks amazing. i have been looking for a smaller stroller for my daughter and this would be perfect.

  21. What a lovely stroller! I wish I would have had a stroller such as this one when my daughter was younger.

  22. It is hard to imagine a stroller as impressive as the Britax Affinity Stroller seems to be. I think it is going to be a wonderful thing to have on your travels to the store or the other side of the country. Congratulations on a great discovery and the upcoming birth of your little girl

  23. Beth@FrugalFroggie says:

    That is a nice looking stroller. So happy for your soon baby arrival

  24. Janel (A Mom's Take) says:

    That’s a very nice looking stroller. I have a baby due next month and can you believe I still haven’t picked out a stroller. I’m almost 100% sure I’ll choose one from the Britax family of stroller but I’m not sure yet which one. It’s so hard to choose a stroller, I want them all. I like that it’s so easy to change the color.

  25. Oh I love this stroller. Your review has totally made me want one. I didn’t realize how cool it was. The color base, OMG! That would have saved me so much because ours was tore by a plane on the first trip. Being able to replace the padding would have been an awesome send!

  26. Chrystal @ YUM eating says:

    That stroller is amazing. It’s neat how it folds down so compact. Love the color,too!

  27. Barbie's Beauty Bits says:

    I like this stroller and what a great color! Very compact and love the additional padding!

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