• Home
  • Baby
  • Evenflo Journey 300 Stroller with Embrace 35 Car Seat Review

Evenflo Journey 300 Stroller with Embrace 35 Car Seat Review

The Journey 300 with the Embrace 35 Infant Seat is an ideal travel system for the on the go parent. With its unique Stand Hold and Fold™ feature, folding is easy with just one hand.  The Embrace™ 35 LX Infant Seat can accommodate a baby from 4 to 35 lbs. Other great features include a 2 cup parent tray, pivoting child tray, 3-point safety harness, large storage basket and canopy to keep out the sun.

Evenflo Journey 300 with the Embrace 35 Infant Car Seat Product Features

The Evenflo Journey 300 is a great travel system for a parent on the go. The infant seat can accommodate a baby as small as 4 pounds and as large as 35 pounds. This seat is nationally recognized by Safety Advocates for low birth weight babies. It has met or exceeds the Federal Safety Standards side impact tests. The structural integrity of the seat will withstand energy levels approximately 2X the federal crash test standard.

The travel system can be purchased with a car seat base with level indicator. However, the seat can be used with or without a base.  Bases with level indicators are located on both sides to help ensure proper installation of the car seat. The harness adjustments are located on the front to easily adjust to the height of your baby.

Evenflo Journey LX Stroller Product Features

A great feature of this travel system is the Stand Hold and Fold™. Although it does require two hands to fold, the stroller and it stands on its own once it’s closed. This is great when you’re getting in and out of the car and don’t want to lay the stroller down on the ground or prop up against your car. There are multiple reclining seat positions to accommodate your baby’s needs. The stroller comes with a two cup parent tray and a pivoting child tray to allow easy access to your child.

This stroller has plenty of storage under the seat. The storage is large enough to hold a regular size diaper bag. You may notice a smoother ride due to the front and rear wheel suspension system. There are dual foot-activated rear wheel brakes as well a separate brake for the front wheel.

Included accessories

The car seat comes with a standard base. You’ll have to pay extra to get a base with level indicators. The stroller comes with dual parent cup holders and a snack tray.

Pros & Cons

Car seat pros

  • 25% lighter than comparable infant car seats
  • Can be used with or without a base
  • Up-front harness adjustment for easy access
  • Ergonomic easy-to-carry handle
  • Machine-washable car seat pad

Car seat cons

  • Adjustable reclining base is extra
  • Sunshade is small and doesn’t completely cover baby
  • Handle position and clearance requirements can limit room in some cars
  • Buckle operation is stiff

Stroller pros

  • Lots of storage
  • Stroller stands on its own when folded
  • Parent and child cup holder

Stroller cons

  • Takes up a lot of trunk space when folded
  • Parent cup holder is shallow
  • Shade doesn’t completely cover baby’s face

Overall the Evenflo Journey is a good travel system for the budget conscious parent who also likes the convenience of a travel system.