Review - The Eddie Bauer Travel System That Moves Your Baby in Style

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Eddie Bauer BabyHaving a brand new little bundle of joy enter your life is amazing and nerve-racking at the same time!  I can remember thinking that my precious Riley was just so fragile and delicate that honestly, I was a bit scared to travel with her for several months.  Even a trip around the block to the grocery store found me driving about 20 miles per hour.   :nervous:

Thankfully, Eddie Bauer has designed a unique travel system which not only makes baby feel comfortable and safe, it's everything mommy and daddy have been searching for too!

I reviewed the Trail Hiker 3-Wheel Travel System in Red from Eddie Bauer which retails for $249.99, but is currently on sale for $199.00 at Target.com.

Eddie Bauer Travel System

Safety, Style and Comfort Abound in this Eddie Bauer Travel System

I've long been a fan of Eddie Bauer, for this brand always creates durable, rugged products with great design and style.  I've reviewed several Eddie Bauer items over the years and have loved each and every one.  I was hoping the new Trail Hiker 3-Wheel Travel System would be no exception.

This Eddie Bauer travel system is composed of three pieces: a stroller, rear-facing car seat and car base.  It comes in three color combinations (red, blue and gray) and is available exclusively at Target.  All three colors available are rather masculine, so I hope that Eddie Bauer is considering a more "feminine" color palette to the Trail Hiker lineup very soon.  I'd love to see a purple, teal or pink color choice added to this collection.

The car seat is rear facing only and designed for children up to 32" in height, weighing between 4 and 35 pounds.  Comparably, the stroller is perfect for all children weighing up to 50 pounds.  Both the Trail Hiker stroller and car seat are loaded with amazing features that prepare you and your little one for anything the open road may bring.

Features of the Eddie Bauer Trail Hiker 3-Wheel Travel System (Model TR236BQB):

Stroller:

  • 3-wheel design for superior maneuverability
  • Adjustable handle
  • Parent Assist tray with two cup holders and covered storage
  • Child tray with cup holder
  • Multi-position seat recline
  • Large storage basket
  • 2-section adjustable canopy
  • 5-point harness
  • One hand fold and stand
  • Accommodates child up to 50 pounds

Eddie Bauer Trail Hiker Car SeatInfant Car Seat:

  • Rear-facing: Accommodates child 4-35 pounds in weight and up to 32" tall
  • Side Impact Protection
  • Removable infant head support
  • Adjustable, stay-in-car base
  • QuickClick™ attaches car seat to stroller with one click: no extra parts required
  • Easy-to-read level indicator for quick and simple installation
  • LATCH equipped
  • Meets or exceeds Federal Safety Standards

Of course, my favorite feature of the Trail Hiker 3-Wheel Travel System is right there in the name...the stroller has only 3 wheels!  This is like getting a durable family stroller and jogging stroller all in one.  When I had Riley, I received a typical travel system which came with a typical stroller with four small, thin wheels.  I tried running with this stroller a time or two and believe me, it doesn't work.  The wheels just can't handle either the terrain or the speed and are only meant for walking on smooth surfaces.

That's definitely not the case with the Eddie Bauer Trail Hiker Travel System.  This little beauty can handle a hike both on and off the sidewalk.  I tried it out on a short trail behind our house and it handled great!  Having just one front wheel means that this stroller can maneuver much better than its 4-wheeled counterparts and the larger tires can handle more speed too.  I can't speak to how smooth the ride in the Trail Hiker Stroller is, since I no longer have a small child to try it out with, but it definitely appeared to be smooth and was a breeze for me to push.

Eddie Bauer Stroller Storage BasketThis Eddie Bauer Travel System also makes life on the go much easier, providing plenty of storage space in several places.  The large basket under the stroller itself was quite roomy and the perfect size for mom's purse, a baby bag and quilt.  The parent tray contained deep cup holders and a covered compartment, just perfect for storing your keys and cell phone.  Finally, I was impressed that even the child's tray had a deep cup holder and spacious tray.  Now snacks, toys and a variety of bottles and sippy cups can be stored with ease.

I also love the design of the stroller's handle because it's completely adjustable, so no matter whether you're super tall or super short, you can travel in comfort.  Also, both mom and dad can have a custom fit because gone are the days of the "one size fits all" handle.

Both the stroller and the car seat have a 5-point harness for the ultimate in safety, and with a quick pull or release of the zip cord behind the stroller's seat, your child can be elevated or reclined into a variety of positions.

As for the car seat, it's important to note that this model features a rear-facing car seat only, accommodating children up to 35 pounds.  Personally, we turned Riley forward once she reached both the age and weight requirements.  If you are planning on doing this too, you might not get quite as much use out of the car seat.  That's why the Eddie Bauer Trail Hiker 3-Wheel Travel System is truly the perfect baby shower gift for brand new parents.  This system is definitely designed to be used as soon as baby is brought home from the hospital.

Eddie Bauer Trail Hiker Car Seat BaseThe car seat features side impact protection as well as a removable infant head support.  I love that this head support comes as part of the travel system itself, for I had to go out and purchase one separately when Riley was born.  Those precious little necks just can't support those noggins during the early stages of life and an infant head support is mandatory.  This car seat also features an adjustable car seat base so that the car seat itself can "QuickClick" in and out to double as an infant carrier.  Who wants to dare wake a sleeping baby?   :sleep:  Now with the QuickClick feature, both parents and baby can rest!

Finally, because this car seat is LATCH equipped with an included level, it's super simple to safely and accurately install this system in any car.  My husband has installed numerous car seats in several cars over the years and admits that the LATCH installation method is the only way to go.

If you are expecting or know someone with a brand new bundle of joy, be sure to check out the amazing features, rugged design and overall good looks of the Trail Hiker 3-Wheel Travel System from Eddie Bauer.  Now, no matter where the road may take you, baby will travel in the utmost of style, safety and comfort...and so will you!   :wink:

4.5 Star Product Review
Disclosure: I received the Trail Hiker 3-Wheel Travel System in Red from Eddie Bauer in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.

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I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!

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111 Responses to The Eddie Bauer Travel System That Moves Your Baby in Style

    Molly Bussler Says:

    1

    I also like the Classic High Chair – Ridgewood

    Nancy r Says:

    2

    Looks like anawesome stroller would love one.

    Susan McNeill Says:

    3

    The Classic High Chair — perfect!

    Nicole Says:

    4

    I also like the Deluxe Double Umbrella stroller

    nicole lewis Says:

    5

    http://eddiebauer.djgusa.com/en/djgusa/eddie-bauer/brooke/classic-high-chair-hc091bcd–1 this would be great for my daughter

    Mandy Haynes Says:

    6

    I would love to have Complete Care Play Yard – Michelle

    Kimberly Schotz Says:

    7

    I like the Complete Care Play Yard

    Stephanie Phelps Says:

    8

    I would also love to have the Complete Care Play Yard – Harmony

    Wendy Mastin Says:

    9

    Sport Convertible Car Seat – Harmony Love it. I’m going to have a Grandson in April.

    debbie Says:

    10

    complete care play yard

    Joanne Gregory Says:

    11

    Complete Care Play Yard – Brooke

    Courtney Says:

    12

    The Colfax Style of the Complete Care Play Yard item looks great!

    Rita M Says:

    13

    I also like the Comfort 65 Convertible Car Seat – Colfax.

    Andrea Gardner Says:

    14

    The Comfort 65 Convertible Carseat: http://eddiebauer.djgusa.com/en/djgusa/eddie-bauer/convertible-car-seats-10180–1/comfort-65-convertible-car-seat—evergreen

    Jan Says:

    15

    the Cling SunShade™ 2

    molli vandehey Says:

    16

    i loooove the high chairs, the “classic”…any design!

    Jan Says:

    17

    I like the Complete Care Play Yard – Colfax :-)

    Carrie Phelps Says:

    18

    I would also love to have the Complete Care Play Yard – Clearbrook.

    Louis Says:

    19

    I love the Complete Care Play Yard – Evergreen

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

    rachael simmons Says:

    20

    I love the Complete Care Play Yard – Evergreen

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    as always

    and i been looking everywhere for play yards. didnt know eddie bauer made them.

    Amy Rouse Says:

    21

    http://eddiebauer.djgusa.com/en/djgusa/eddie-bauer/high-chairs-10188–1/classic-high-chair-hc091ahs–1

    Bekah Kuczenski Says:

    22

    I would also love the Eddie Bauer All Terrain Tandem Stroller – Blue Glacier

    cathy henatyszen Says:

    23

    Complete Care Play Yard – Michelle

    naomi c Says:

    24

    i like the Comfort 65 Convertible Car Seat – Evergreen

    Christine Says:

    25

    I like the Complete Care Play Yard – Evergreen.
    Thanks for the chance!

    Erin R. Says:

    26

    I think it would be the Classic High Chair in Evergreen, they look so well made and the fabric is so pretty! Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

    Mary Withrow Says:

    27

    Their Classic High Chair! I have looked at it before but I see it is on sale! Awesome price, in case anyone else is interested — http://eddiebauer.djgusa.com/en/djgusa/eddie-bauer/high-chairs-10188–1/classic-high-chair-hc091awr–1 Only 83.99!

    Sabrina Slater Says:

    28

    Sport Convertible Car Seat – Harmony I really love the colors and that it goes up to larger babies as well

    Sarah Hayes Says:

    29

    I love the sport converable carseat. It nice that you can use one seat for both rear and front facing and that it goes to 40lbs

    Sheryl Says:

    30

    I would like the Classic High Chair-Charter.

    Keonte Says:

    31

    Complete Care Play Yard – Sinclair

    Michelle Says:

    32

    I dig the Complete Care Play Yard – Clearbrook… Thanks!!!

    Laura Miller Says:

    33

    I would love the Complete Care Playard! Super nice for travels!!

    Debra Says:

    34

    I like the complete care playyard in Charter :-)

    Dana Loving Says:

    35

    The all terrain tandem stroller would be awesome!

    jamie braun Says:

    36

    im lovin the Complete Care Play Yard – Harmony

    Jenn Says:

    37

    Classic High Chair – Michelle

    Michele P Says:

    38

    I like the Complete Care Play Yard – Charter

    kelly Says:

    39

    I like the wooden high chair

    Pat Hoffmeister Says:

    40

    The Classic High Chair – Charter would be perfect for my new granddaughter.

    amanda canterbury Says:

    41

    complete care play yard!

    Danielle B Says:

    42

    I like the Brooke play yard

    Sheila Hickmon Says:

    43

    The Complete Care Play Yard – Michelle would also be perfect!!

    meegan whitford Says:

    44

    Classic High Chair – Sinclair

    krista grandstaff Says:

    45

    Complete Care Play Yard – Colfax …this looks wonderful!

    Dianna Ray Says:

    46

    The complete care play yards would be very nice.

    Paul T/Pauline T Says:

    47

    Comfort 65 Convertible Car Seat – Evergreen—– Paul T/Pauline T aka Paol Trenny ….. emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

    Shandi Naugle Says:

    48

    I love the Complete Care Play Yard!

    LeeAnn Says:

    49

    I like the Eddie Bauer All Terrain Tandem Stroller!

    Maria B Says:

    50

    Complete Care Play Yard – Colfax would be perfect.

    Ashley N. Says:

    51

    I like the Complete Care Play Yard – Fairview also!

    carly dunavant Says:

    52

    http://eddiebauer.djgusa.com/en/djgusa/complete-care-play-yard—harmony-pn-py165bgz?expDataType=CatalogEntryId&expDataUniqueID=13162

    Michelle H. Says:

    53

    I like the Classic High Chair-Brooke

    Heather willis Says:

    54

    sport convertable carseat looks amazing

    Kathy S Says:

    55

    I like the Complete Care Play Yard

    Caitlin Chapman Says:

    56

    Sport Convertible Car Seat – Evergreen is so cute and seriously affordable

    Sara McManaway Says:

    57

    I like the clearbrook collection

    Sarah Says:

    58

    I like their glacier blue tandem stroller.

    jeevon kay Says:

    59

    The Sport Convertible Car Seat would be perfect for my growing boy. he has outgrown his old one.

    tina reynolds Says:

    60

    I would love the Complete Care Play Yard – Evergreen

    Robyn Galloway Says:

    61

    I like the http://eddiebauer.djgusa.com/en/djgusa/eddie-bauer/tandem-strollers-10183–1/all-terrain-tandem-stroller

    katherine d Says:

    62

    Destination Infant Car Seat – Colfax would be great!

    Julie Jones Says:

    63

    Classic High Chair – Evergreen

    Barbara F Says:

    64

    Eddie Bauer is a name from my own childhood. I would choose anything they make over any other brand. My own parents are the best reference any brand could ask for.

    steve weber Says:

    65

    the classic highchair would be my choice.

    Elisabeth Says:

    66

    I like the Sport Convertible Car Seat!

    Jennifer Coulter Says:

    67

    i would love this …http://eddiebauer.djgusa.com/en/djgusa/eddie-bauer/convertible-car-seats-10180–1/sport-convertible-car-seat—harmony

    Eileen Says:

    68

    We could sure use the ClearbrookPlay yard! Nice canopy and fold away changing station. Much better than most designs. We have one grand daughter live with us and another grandson comes for day care here…it would be so great to have him have his own safe place to sleep. I do love the plaid colors of the eddie bauer sets.

    Model: PY165BCQ http://eddiebauer.djgusa.com/en/djgusa/complete-care-play-yard—clearbrook

    The stroller would be awesome for our grandson. Mom and Dad do not have one yet and he is over a year old. Just what mommy needs to shave off some of the baby weight and stress weight she gained when he was in NICU for months.

    Hailie Says:

    69

    The backseat animal mirrors! So cute!

    Lisa Paone Says:

    70

    I absolutely love the entire Clearbrook collection!

    Bobbi Says:

    71

    Eddie Bauer’s Compete Care Play Yards are wonderful. Evergreen is my favorite!

    Stephanie Douglas Says:

    72

    I would love to have the Comfort 65 Convertible Car Seat!

    Cindy W. Says:

    73

    I love the Complete Care Play Yard Set. Thank you for the giveaway. I have two daughters hoping to get pregnant this year so this would be amazing to win.

    brandy g. Says:

    74

    I like the High Chairs

    Stephanie Larison Says:

    75

    Classic High Chair in Evergreen

    casey everidge Says:

    76

    i like the Classic High Chair – Fairview

    Linda Dickson Says:

    77

    I think the Deluxe RollerShade™ 2-Pack would be a nice addition to the car.

    Jessica Vaughan Gengler Says:

    78

    double deluxe umbrella stroller

    Sylvia Zajis Says:

    79

    I like the XRS 65 Convertible Car Seat. Very stylish and can convert so many ways.

    Missy M Says:

    80

    I like the Complete Care Play Yard in Evergreen.

    john fink Says:

    81

    i like the classic high chair

    jolly Says:

    82

    i love their car seat organizer. :D

    Ruth chu Says:

    83

    Complete Care Play Yard – Sinclair is something else i like

    jeanette sheets Says:

    84

    i like this http://eddiebauer.djgusa.com/en/djgusa/eddie-bauer/high-chairs-10188–1/classic-high-chair-hc091bkz–1

    Chelle Thompson Says:

    85

    Complete Care Play Yard – Clearbrook

    shay Says:

    86

    The evergreen collection would be perfect for our new addition.

    nikki krutz Says:

    87

    Comfort 65 Convertible Car Seat – Colfax

    Kimberley Meier Says:

    88

    I would like to have the Eddie Bauer All Terrain Tandem Stroller – Blue Glacier too!

    Brittney House Says:

    89

    complete care play yard

    Amber Seibert Says:

    90

    I love the Comfort 65 Convertible Car Seat in Evergreen, it looks so cozy

    Rich Hicks Says:

    91

    would love to have their Complete Care Play Yard – Colfax
    Model: PY165APH

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

    mell Says:

    92

    Complete Care Play Yard – Brooke

    Leanne Hill Says:

    93

    I love the charter high chair!

    Virginia from That Bald Chick Says:

    94

    Would love the classic high chair (Brooke)

    Kirsten Says:

    95

    Comfort 65 Convertible Car Seat – Evergreen

    Victoria mayweathers Says:

    96

    I would so love the play yard for my son and thank u so much

    Melissa S. Bentley Says:

    97

    With a newly 2 year old and another on the way this summer I would really love the http://eddiebauer.djgusa.com/en/djgusa/eddie-bauer/tandem-strollers-10183–1/all-terrain-tandem-stroller for those long outings.

    Jill Myrick Says:

    98

    I also love the Complete Care Play Yard in Evergreen.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

    Natasha Brodsky Says:

    99

    The complete care play yard would be perfect for my son because we have no portable play area for him right now.

    abbi Says:

    100

    Complete Care Play Yard – Evergreen I love these play yards…they come in so handy

    Ashley Kauffman Says:

    101

    Pregnant with my first miracle and just came across this great travel system! Crossing my fingers.

    Lyndsey R. Says:

    102

    I would love to own the Classic High Chair in Evergreen.

    lyndsey.rullman at hotmail dot com

    angie ukena Says:

    103

    I like the Complete Care Play Yard – Colfax

    Brett Says:

    104

    complete care play yard

    Candace Says:

    105

    Complete Care Play Yard – Evergreen

    Lee robertson Says:

    106

    cool gift ,would be nice to have ,being a single dad

    Sadie Says:

    107

    I like the Complete Care Play Yard – Ashland

    Lisa L Says:

    108

    I’d love to have the Complete Care Play Yard – Fairview

    Miriam Says:

    109

    The deluxe umbrella stroller.

    Cheryl Reinhardt Says:

    110

    sport convertable carseat

    Lily Kwan Says:

    111

    The Complete Care Play Yard Set looks very nice!

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