Cybex Eezy S Twist stroller is extremely unique among other compact and lightweight strollers, as it offers a rotating seat. That means that a child can be facing a parent, but also you can easily turn them around. It’s a revolving stroller.
While most full-size strollers offer a rotating seat, travel strollers don’t due to the complex mechanism of folding. In fact, another brand tried copying the original Cybex Eezy S Twist by releasing Bugaboo Ant and they failed miserably as the seat was getting stuck and the stroller got discontinued and replaced by a non-rotating Bugaboo Butterfly.
Do I recommend Cybex Eezy S Twist stroller? It was the first travel stroller I ever got and it served us well on our first adventures when our baby was only a month old, so it makes me feel nostalgic, but I admit that we ended up replacing our Cybex after a few months of travels.
The brand updated this stroller ever since we started using it and honestly, I think that if you’re looking for a mid-range priced travel stroller that you don’t mind gate checking when flying then it could be a great option.
Pros & Minor Cons of Cybex Eezy S Twist Stroller
Age Range – newborn to 55 pounds (24kg)
Stroller Weight – 19 pounds (8.6kg)
Folded Size – 28.9 x 19.7 x 11.8 inches
Maneuverability & Design
Cybex Eezy S Twist+2 can easily be pushed with one hand even on mud or grass. As the wheel suspensions work great and Cybex improved the wheels, it’s honestly a great option for moderate trails as well.
The main reason why we got this particular model was the option of it reclining fully (crucial for a newborn!) without expensive extra accessories, as we were unsure how often we’d be traveling. The brand sells a cocoon for newborns which I ended up getting, but on sunny days I was able to just use straps and it worked just fine.
Folding and Unfolding of Cybex Eezy S Twist 2
The stroller folds and unfolds easily with one hand which was also crucial for me when traveling solo. It served me well on solo train rides with an infant.
Cybex Eezy S Twist does NOT fit in the overhead cabin unless you remove the wheels and it’s still not guaranteed. On various flights, it only fit on one plane.
As you can see below the under-seat basket is fit enough for my 16lbs giant cat to sleep comfortably 😉
The seat offers a small zippable pouch for keys, phone, wipes, and other small items – a feature I love in travel strollers.
I saw some people claiming that the basket is small, but it’s really not. It’s not a giant basket like on Uppababy but it’s also a much smaller stroller and for travel strollers, the basket is actually pretty big.
Seat Compartment, Recline & Canopy
The seat, as on any other Cybex strollers, is generously padded and comfortable and the harness is easily retractable. Due to its swivel function the seat is narrow and shallow – otherwise, it wouldn’t twist!
The biggest advantage of Eezy S Twist though is the canopy. It has a huge expandable sun canopy with a zippered section and UPF 50+ rating to shield your child from the sun.
While the canopy is naturally not waterproof we got caught in the rain once and the baby wasn’t drenched. That said, it’s water-resistant for sure and since the stroller comes with a raincover included it’s fine either way.
Another unique feature of this stroller is that the seat can be flat on it’s one without profiling, semi-reclining, or any other extra gadgets. It just gets flat by reclining – and this is what sold me on it for my newborn. Recline adjustments can also be done with just one hand.
Once your baby is sitting you can set the seat upright, not like on other strollers when it constantly stays slightly reclined.
Cybex Eezy s Accessories
The stroller is being sold with a belly bar, rain cover, car seat adapters and cup holder which is generous considering the price.
You can purchase an extra bassinet, but there isn’t much else that you need to have to make this stroller functional.
Cybex Eezy S Twist Stroller Review Verdict
As I mentioned at the beginning we ended up replacing our Eezy S Twist with Babyzen Yoyo after a few months. It was my husband who suggested it after watching other parents at the airport effortlessly dealing with their strollers.
Even after brand improvements it still feels less sturdy not as sturdy as some competitors, but sturdy enough to serve even as a full-time stroller. Due to its swivel, folding, and small size a lot of parts wiggle. While ours never broke, I can see it potentially breaking at some point.
We ended up not liking the shallow seat and despite thinking how cool it would be to have an option of parent-facing, we couldn’t care less for it when the child turned 12 months or even earlier. Ultimately, we needed a stroller that was smaller to fit in an overhead compartment of the airplane and this was simply not it so personally if I was to do it again I would have just got the Yoyo with carrycot as I ended up traveling a lot.
If you think you’re only traveling occasionally then it could be a decent option from the newborn to toddler years.