In a nutshell

An easy-to-use lightweight buggy that's spot on for short trips that involve popping in and out of the car or on and off transport, but it's not sturdy enough for regular use.

What we tested

  • Fold/unfolding
    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.
  • Manoeuvrability
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Comfort for child
    A star rating of 3.0 out of 5.
  • Style
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Durability
    A star rating of 3.0 out of 5.
  • Worth the money
    A star rating of 3.0 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.


  • Lightweight, one-handed fold, easy to manoeuvre, adjustable seat, 2-position footrest, UV protection hood, lockable swivel wheels


  • Not sturdy enough for regular use, need to buy optional footmuff if using often in winter, lack of space underneath for shopping

The word ‘nimbly’ is not one that immediately springs to mind when I think of transporting myself and my baby son around, but the Graco buggy of the same name did make getting from A to B more painless than usual when I got the chance to test it out.


The Graco Nimbly is a lightweight buggy (7.8kg) that you can fold away with one hand, and it has a latch to keep it closed once folded. It’s suitable from 6 months to 3 years and features a reclining seat back and 2-position footrest. It boasts a width of 48cm, to make shop aisles easier to navigate.

The bright lime padding is pretty and the black wheels and frame, which won’t show up the dirt, and dark removable hood, which offers UV protection, mean it is practical, too.

A raincover is included, but optional extras for the Nimbly include the cocoon footmuff and parasol, plus a matching bag.

What we love

I live close to a town centre and have, until now, used a large, traditional spoked wheel and sprung chassis pram when walking to the shops with my son Kasper. However, as 1-year-old Kasper grows we’re taking more and more trips in the car or on public transport. Being too big to get in the car boot and with the seat having to be taken off before folding the frame, our old heavyweight model is just not suitable for such journeys. This is where the Graco Nimbly comes into its own.

Arriving neatly in a cardboard box, The Graco Nimbly is extremely simple to put together - you just have to snap the wheels on and away you go. After just a few minutes of studying the picture -ed instructions, I had mastered the art of folding it away with one hand, and opening it up without any difficulty.

The true test came when we took Kasper for a trip to a retail park. We wanted to see if we could remember what to do without the instructions, manage the operation with a baby in tow and see if Kasper found the buggy comfortable.

I’m pleased to say the Nimbly passed on all counts. Although, I admit it wasn’t until my husband pointed it out that I realised there was a clip to hold the frame of the buggy together when folded. This isn’t set out in the instructions and I’d stupidly thought the attachment was for adding a parasol!

The Graco Nimbly is ideal for popping out in the car, on the train or the bus and for taking on holiday. It’s in these situations that its light frame, ease of use, nifty manoeuvrability and neat features - such as lockable swivel wheels -prove their worth.

What to watch out for

With limited space underneath and weighing just 7.8kg, the Nimbly may not be sturdy enough or large enough for regular walks to pick up and carry home heavy shopping.

Without buying the optional footmuff, I think Kasper would be too cold and exposed in the winter months, although you could get away without one for occasional short runs from the car park to the supermarket for example.

Who is the Graco Nimbly lightweight buggy best for?

Busy mums heading on frequent but short trips that involve the car, bus, train or even plane.


MadeForMums verdict

The Graco Nimbly is an easy to use and lightweight buggy. It’s perfect for popping in the car boot but not sturdy or comfortable enough for heavy use.

Product Specifications

Suitable for
Child age (approx)6 months to 3 years
Dimensions & Weight
DimensionsH:106cm W:48cm L:87cm
Dimensions (folded)H:106cm W:26cm L:25cm
Seat facing directionForward facing
Front wheelsLockable swivel
Recline positionsMulti-position
  • Lightweight
  • Adjustable back rest
  • 2 position footrest
  • Shopping basket underneath
  • Uv hood
  • 5 point adjustable harness
  • Lockable swivel wheels
  • one-handed fold
  • Wipe clean material
  • Compact when folded and unfolded
  • Click to hold closed when folded
Accessories includedHood, raincover
Optional extras
  • Footmuff
  • Matching bag
  • Parasol