RECARO Performance Denali Travel System + Giveaway

Like many urban parents, I drove my strollers like all-terrain vehicles.  I stuffed their under-seat baskets full of groceries, and rocked tiny babies and over-tired toddlers to sleep against the hum of the city’s soundtrack. I can easily recall tucking brand new life into the infant car seat for that very first car ride home – and doing it all over again when the second baby arrived.

We’ve definitely been through our share of stroller/car seat testing, and I’m firm on what I look for in these items.  Safety can’t be compromised, and ease-of-use is paramount.  RECARO, a German company, known for their revolutionary seat design in aircraft, vehicles and the motor racing world, also brings their expertise to child safety systems.  I agreed to put the RECARO Performance Denali Travel System to the test – as I was curious about its performance at a significantly lower price point that the comparable brands we’ve tested.

RECARO stroller car seat giveaway reviewAt around $500, the Recaro Performance Denali Travel System includes:

  • Infant Car Seat
  • Car Seat Base
  • AND Stroller

Let’s break it down into components:

RECARO car seat

The seat’s temperature balancing fabric and cloud memory comfort foam feels plush and cozy, and I found the 5-point harness easy to adjust.  We installed the base and seat in one of our product tester’s cars and the bubble level indicator and straightforward dual-adjusting nob along with a flip foot, make proper installation straightforward.  Our product tester (a new mom!) is actually going to purchase a second base to easily use the seat in two different vehicles.  Brilliant, right? In addition to the extensive safety technology, we love the over-sized multi-position canopy. Baby can be perfectly covered to protect against weather and harsh sunlight.

Here’s where ease of use really comes in.

The car seat (with sleeping baby in it) can easily be removed from the base and securely fixed on the Performance Denali Stroller – completing the travel system.  This is done by simply adjusting the stroller’s child tray to a downward position on the stroller, and securing the seat in place.  We LOVE how the products UV SPF 50+ canopies meet to completely and safely enclose baby.  And if you’d prefer to not take the chance at disturbing baby by adjusting the canopies, simply look through the peak-a-boo window beautifully designed in the stroller’s hood.

Recaro Performance Denali Travel System Stroller Car Seat

The stroller itself easily accommodates a one-handed-push (a stroller must have!) and folds flat in seconds.  The solid, push-petal break, included cup holder with mesh-pocket outer-lining, and optional child tray are fantastic features.  As is the roomy under seat basket that can be substantially stuffed with groceries, a baby-bag or park essentials.  The deep recline is perfect for snoozing toddlers, and the design is sleek and well constructed.

RECARO Denali Performance Travel System StrollerRECARO stroller car seat Denali

We found the travel system to be a solid and safe product at a great price point.

WIN IT:  We’ve partnered with the generous RECARO team to giveaway one RECARO Performance Denali Travel System to one lucky winner.  To enter please visit the below widget. US entrants only please – and note that entry methods are verified.  Best of Luck!

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Product provided.  Opinions, as always, are my own.

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  1. REGINA WRIGHT says:

    Omg I love the brand Recaro. My 7 year old has a Recaro Performance Combination & Harness seat in sapphire. It’s such a nice seat! She loves it and I love it even more. This is such a nice stroller! Thanks for the chance!

  2. Morgan Wright says:

    Looks so nice!

  3. Gina Hiskes says:

    This looks amazing! I’ve never owned a Recaro but we’re expecting our fifth…there’s a first time for everything!

  4. Katherine says:

    I would love this stroller. My has a fixed wheel and I hate it. Love this system

  5. i love the temperature balacning fabric on the infant seat!

  6. Kristine Lin says:

    That’s a great looking stroller and very functional!

  7. Brittany Crews says:

    This system looks so nice. I looove that you can push with one hand, because what Mom or Dad has full use of both hands at once?!? lol

  8. Crystal says:

    This stroller looks amazing! What a great and thorough review!

  9. Looks like a great seat!

  10. i love how it all comes together easily. I love that the car seat can easily be placed in the car or stroller without disassembling anything.

  11. Kristine Barrett says:

    I have a Recaro convertible that I bought when my oldest daughter need to upgrade from the infant carrier. They make such great products! Solid, comfortable car seats…I bet the stroller is a luxury! I would love to be able to put my youngest in a Recaro (it’s just not in the budget to buy a new seat, she got a hand-me-down).

  12. Kathy Laird says:

    This travel system would be perfect for my youngest granddaughter. I love the Recaro brand and feel that it is one of the safest and comfortable car seats on the market.

  13. Kristin says:

    This system looks amazing!! Would be great for Number Two!

  14. Noura A says:

    This stroller looks great would be prefect for my newborn ?

  15. rachel cartucci says:

    This is exactly what I have been wanting for my baby boy on the way. Thanks so much!

  16. Valerie says:

    We are foster parents and I have been looking longingly at this exact car seat for the next time we have an infant placement (which should be soon). How absolutely wonderful it would be to have both the seat AND the stroller. That would really make my day! I’m staying home from work and school right now because the child we have placed with us is going to need some therapy so money is tight (but he is worth it) and this travel system would be the answer to a prayer.

  17. LaTanya says:

    This is a great combo and a great for parents.

  18. Colleen Boudreau says:

    This stroller looks awesome, great system!

  19. Sarah VM says:

    I really like the large canopy. I think it looks like a great travel system!

  20. Joey Wright says:

    Oh man this is nice. My wife and I are TTC and if things dont work out,we plan to adopt. This would be great!

  21. Bianca Munoz/Norman says:

    Awesome giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity!

  22. Susan Campbell says:

    What a wonderful travel system, absolutely everything I need!!

  23. Marissa C. says:

    That is a slick looking stroller! I like how when the canopies on the car seat and stroller are both closed, it looks kind of like a roly-poly =)

  24. Baby #4 is coming in sept!! The little gummie bear is gonna need a stroller n carseat. 🙂

  25. Sarah Cool says:

    I love love love the temperature balancing fabric on the infant seat! This has so many great features

  26. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I love that this travel system grows with your child! I would love to win for my 4 month old!

  27. This travel system is so exciting! Our oldest has a Recaro seat and I really love it’s safety and quality.

  28. Stacey b says:

    I would LOVE to have such a nice stroller. I’ve heard great things about Recaro strollers

  29. That’s looks like an awesome stroller. It would be easy to use and easy to store.

  30. this looks useful

  31. em robin says:

    It’s just beautiful!

  32. Dana Matthews says:

    This is awesome! I love how functional and practical it is. Nice giveaway!

  33. Simone Matt says:

    I would love this! I have a 3 year old, a 2 year old and a 2 month old, so any of them could use this! I love the design as well. Thanks for the opportunity!

  34. charlene says:

    It would be awesome to win this for my cousin that just had a baby girl after 3 boys .

  35. abedabun dawn says:

    I would love to win this for my son and daughter in law. They have a 2 year old and are currently trying to have another baby. I love the design and style. Would make life so much easier.

  36. Tom Bellamy says:

    I would love to win this because the one I have is a hand me down that has stains and tears all over it.

  37. Janet W. says:

    This looks like a fantastic stroller and car seat combo! I love that the stroller goes up to 50 lbs weight limit so my grandson could use it for a long time!

  38. i really need this for my place–i got a new great-grand-daughter

  39. This is a great stroller, perfect for anyone loving in the city.

  40. Lilia Kharabora says:

    Great German company, have heard wonderful things. This of course would be a blessing to win and experience for my baby.

  41. Julie L says:

    We just had a baby so this is just what we need.

  42. This would be great for our little boy who is due in November. My husband loves Recaro (for racing…he was excited when he found out they make car seats!).

  43. Sara Theissen says:

    I love how this is a space saver

  44. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would love to win this! Thanks for the giveaway.

  45. Diana Cote says:

    I love the quality, it’s a light, stylish, functional product that is sturdy and well built.

  46. Melanie Montgomery says:

    This is a great system, we are expecting our first in September, and could really use this!

  47. My friend is having her 3rd child and it’s a boy out of two girls this Recaro Travel System looks so nice and she would just LOVE this. I don’t think she has a travel system just yet but I would like to give her this.

  48. D Schmidt says:

    I love it is a one handed push and that is has such a roomy basket.

  49. Amy Silva says:

    This carseat stroller combo is super cute! What an awesome contest!!! My daughter would love to use the stroller, and then we could save the carseat for baby #2!!!

  50. Natalie says:

    My sister in law just had a baby and I would love to win this for her! I love the roomy under seat basket.

  51. allison says:

    This looks amazing and safe! I’ve a stroller fan!

  52. Maeghyn Koehler says:

    Looks amazing

  53. Samantha says:

    Living in Texas, I love that the fabric helps to regulate heat! That would be so handy!

  54. I like the stroller’s capability to grow with a child, from infant to toddler. Strollers can be expensive!

  55. MaryAnn says:

    This looks like a great combo system.

  56. Love RECARO worth every penny. Thank you for the opportunity

  57. amy pugmire says:

    this system looks great!

  58. Kelly D says:

    I think the cloud memory comfort foam in the seat sounds great.

  59. This would be a wonderful upgrade from my current stroller

  60. Thanks for the chance! Would love to win this, love anything that functions as a 2 in 1 to save space and money!

  61. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    This would be perfect for my nephew.

  62. Hillary B says:

    This stroller looks awesome. I would love to have it for my grandchild.

  63. I love the 5-point harness and full recline

  64. Love this travel system WOW!! Thanks for the review!!!! =D

  65. LeAnn H says:

    I want this to give to my niece

  66. I would love to give this to my sister-in-law. Celebrate my first niece with style.

  67. heather eg kaufman says:

    WOW! This is an amazing giveaway! I would LOVE this!

  68. This combo looks so nice and of high quality. It would be the perfect prize to win to enjoy the rest of the summer.

  69. I love the giant sunshade! Ive read so man great reviews about recaro! Id love this for my kids!

  70. Priscilla says:

    Beautiful stroller. Perfect for my baby girl

  71. jill rivera says:

    The 3 in 1 stroller are the best when the baby is sleep from the car ride.

  72. Steph D. says:

    This travel system is beautiful! I love how the two canopies help to cover and protect the baby 🙂 My family enjoys going to state parks so we would use this daily!

  73. Theda Sinozich says:

    Very nice stroller…thank you!

  74. I would love this for my third baby coming in Jan, it’s been 17 years since my last one and I need to rebuy everything. I’ve never had a stroller this nice and durable.

  75. this would be so terrific for my little nephew love to win this for him

  76. I’d love this to win for my baby!

  77. Amy Dillard says:

    Love this, Recaro products are great! Amazing giveaway, thank you!

  78. Kristen says:

    Would this not be the BEST shower gift? My friend would flip!

  79. I love this system. I had not heard of this brand before. Thank you for sharing.

  80. Julie Matek says:

    This looks awesome! Thank you for the chance; )

  81. Joanna R. says:

    I would love to try this travel system!

  82. I am unfamiliar with the name but this looks like a great product. It would be perfect for my needs. I love the design.

  83. hayley s says:

    I have never heard of this brand before, but it looks like an awesome system!

  84. Cricket Sosa says:

    I love it I could totally use this!

  85. chelsey l. says:

    My aunt has one of these and they are amazing! It would be great to have the travel system for my little girl.

  86. VICTORIA CARLSON says:

    This looks so easy to use and light! I would love to be able to gift this to my best friend who is having her first baby in a few months!

  87. courtney b says:

    this looks super comfy and both my toddlers would love a stroller like this…

    love the sleek black color too!

  88. Kayla Bowe says:

    I love that the sun canopy is spf 50.

  89. This would be perfect for my Great-Nephew!

  90. Danielle D says:

    I love the design features on this system! My husband also thinks that it is the best looking set we have seen. It really looks like a great quality!

  91. I love the travel system; thanks for the opportunity. THe sun canopy SPF is a great feature.

  92. Laura Royal says:

    This is a great travel system and we could sure use one.

  93. Erica Beaver says:

    What a great, durable brand! I just love how universal it is. LOVE IT!

  94. valerie says:

    I would love to try out the Recaro brand. Their car seats are amazing and that stroller looks so awesome.

  95. Jennifer Marohn says:

    I love the Recaro brand! This would be a great set up for a teen that I know who is expecting.

  96. Lyndsey says:

    This would be fantastic to win! We are expecting our first!! 😀

  97. Candace says:

    Love the style of this travel system!

  98. Ashley W says:

    Crossing my fingers I win this for my new grand nephew

  99. Natalie S. says:

    This is such a great-looking travel system. I love that it looks easy to use and durable! I would love to win this for baby #3!!

  100. Quesha Winfield says:

    As a grandparent in always looking for something special and I feel like this is it. Hoping to win this for my newest edition.

  101. I would LOVE to have such a nice stroller. I’ve heard great things about Recaro strollers

  102. First I’m hearing of this brand. Sounds Awesome!!

  103. It looks so nice and cozy! I’m sure both of my kids would love it.

  104. This looks so neat, and it would be perfect for our little one arriving next month.

  105. this is a gorgeous stroller. i love the old school canopy. so elegant

  106. Mariaelena says:

    I love the black and love the big basket!! Fingers crossed!

  107. This looks like a very roomy stroller for the kids to grow into!

  108. It’s pretty amazing how far strollers have come from the days of umbrella strollers. Thank goodness for the cup holders 🙂

  109. Melissa M says:

    I am trying for baby #4 and would love to win!

  110. I would love this for my daughter.

  111. Carly D. says:

    Wow, I love that this package includes everything that you might need. I love the stylish look.

  112. Amy Nelson says:

    I have always wanted to try Recaro! I’m sure my little guy would love to travel in this set!

  113. Melissa B. says:

    It’s nice to see improvements in safety and comfort for babies. My niece is expecting and this would be something she could get a lot of use out of.

  114. Jordan Troublefield says:

    What a perfect stroller! Would love to win for my sister! Can’t wait to be an Aunt in October 🙂

  115. Ashley Morrow says:

    I love the Recaro Performance Denali Travel System. I’ve been looking for a really great travel system to give to my cousin, she’s due in a few weeks.

  116. velder dixon says:

    nice stroller

  117. Rebecca L says:

    This set seems very nice! The carseat has great features like the specialized fabric and memory foam, and the stroller’s huge basket looks wonderful!

  118. Rebecca Orr says:

    What a gorgeous set!! I love that this all comes together. Recaro is a great, safe brand.

  119. Kristin b says:

    The set is gorgeous, I love the ease of use

  120. Maribel F says:

    This stilysh stroller is perfect for my baby coming in two monthsfingers crossed!

  121. christine burd says:

    The Recaro stroller is a very innovative product . It looks to be safe, comfy and stylish.

  122. Noura A says:

    Amazing stroller and car seat set this would be prefect for my newborn son x

  123. Jennifer Nielsen says:

    I love how sleek and modern this stroller look! I would love to own one.

  124. Laura V says:

    Folding flat is a great feature when you have a crammed vehicle, or when you travel by plane. Great post, thank you for the opportunity. A travel system is truly a must have.

  125. Jessica stratton says:

    I would love to win this for baby #6 due in December!! Thanks for the chance.

  126. Seriously looks like the perfect stroller/carseat system! We could use this for our new baby coming soon!! xx

  127. Great giveaway Monica! I so wish I could turn back time and NOT have bought our stroller set! Live and learn 😉

  128. Elisabeth says:

    Thanks so much for this giveaway!

  129. Abbie G. says:

    Love the recaro brand! Thanks for the giveaway!

  130. amy cates says:

    This looks like another great product from Recarco. I love this travel system.

  131. Laurie Nykaza says:

    The RECARO Performance Denali Travel System is so nice love to have it when we go out shopping and to the park for walks .Looks easy to use and comfortable for the kids to ride in.

  132. I love this system, it looks so sleek and modern and the big canopy is great!

  133. This travel system looks amazing! I am very impressed with the design.

  134. Sleek looking travel system for sure.

  135. I would absolutely love to have this system for our next baby!

  136. OMGoodness… this is literally this mama’s dream stroller/carrier/car seat/ I LOVE it!!! I know that Recaro makes quality gear + the cool modern look is fab! Gosh I would LOVE to be able to have this for our baby girl on the way & for big bro too! Thanks bunches for the sweet chance! XO

  137. steve weber says:

    This stroller looks amazing! What a great review! I really want one now.

  138. Stephen Almberg says:

    I have a brand new niece, this would be perfect for her!

  139. My relevant comment is I would love to win this awesome prize.

  140. I would love to win this since we are starting a family!

  141. Erica Pallutch says:

    The stroller and car seat look amazing. I have a 10 month old right now that could really get some use out of the stroller part and we are planing another little bundle of joy next year! This would be just perfect.

  142. Catherine Kaplan says:

    Such a sleek stroller that is functional too! Amazing!

  143. Amanda Welling says:

    My daughter would get a lot of use out of this! I only have an umbrella stroller at the moment but, I’ve been looking for something with better storage. This would fit the bill nicely!

  144. This is such a sleek and versatile stroller. It’s great for boys or girls

  145. This would be great for our baby that is due in November! Thank you for having the giveaway!

  146. I’ve heard Recaro is a great brand! This travel system looks so sleek. I imagine it’s the one batman would choose for his newborn lol!

  147. We’re expecting a baby in November, and our looking for the best products out there for our little girl – This would be amazing to win!

    Thank you for the chance – Amazing review!

  148. This would be a gift for my sister in law!

  149. Thanks for the great review! Very informative.

  150. My husband and I were looking at recaro carseats at buy buy baby just yesterday! We really want to get this and would love if we won it instead!

  151. I like the canopy and the way you can peek in on the baby. This would be great for my new little grandson.

  152. Brigitte B says:

    I enjoyed reading your blog. Thanks for showing the many features of this stroller and car seat system.

  153. Catherine Kaplan says:

    What a fantastic giveaway!!!!

  154. Michael T says:

    Looks very nice, thank you for hosting!

  155. Love the idea of the cloud memory comfort foam LO hates his current car seat!!

  156. Rachel Munoz says:

    Crossing my fingers and toes, so is my husband! He is an avid car enthusiast and is a pro am drifter, this would be beyond awesome if we could win this for our future drifter, our first child who will be arriving this October, we are so excited to meet him, and would love to bring him home from the hospital in a recaro travel system combo! Thanks for the opportunity. There are so many benefits to this stroller/carseat set up, the SPF UV protection, as a first time mom I know this will come in handy, the one click stroller fold, as a petite mom this will also come in handy.

  157. Thi Tran says:

    We love performance cars and when my boyfriend saw this brand he knew this was the car seat brand he wanted for our first son due early December! Thanks for giving us the chance to win as time for expectant parents can be tough.

  158. This looks like a well made, beautiful looking stroller.

  159. This is a beautiful system. I would love it for our new baby girl. Thanks for the chance!

  160. Taylor A Clark says:

    The stroller car seat combo looks great. I am not a pattern person and multi colors usually mean single child use, or one gender. Would love to win!

  161. Megan Zuchowski says:

    Thank you so much. This is beautiful.

  162. Colleen Conwell says:

    This looks amazing! I’m expecting my first child, due to arrive this October, and would love to use this system!

  163. Bena Wilbern says:

    This seems like the perfect stroller/car seat combo for my growing family! I am currently due with my first baby and living in Oregon, this would be perfect for our walks!

  164. Michelle S says:

    Totally swank combo! Anyone would be lucky to win!

  165. This would be so great to win for my son!

  166. this system looks fabulous!

  167. Love it!!

  168. Love it!

  169. Christine W says:

    Love this giveaway! Beautiful stroller! I could really use it to travel with my lil’ one!

  170. Mary Happymommy says:

    I’m due next month and this would be perfect! Thanks for the chance!

  171. Wow, this is gorgeous! The fact that the canopies meet to enclose the baby is really great!

  172. This looks like an awesome system!

  173. Bridgett Wilbur says:

    I would love to have this for when we go to the park. It would be so handy. I just love it.

  174. Nichole Frerichs says:

    I would love to win this amazing RECARO travel system for our little one we are expecting this winter! Thanks for the chance!

  175. could really use this! Looks amazing!

  176. Love it! Would love to own one and spread the word about how great it is! 🙂

  177. GINA BLADES says:

    I appreciate the one-handed push, fold flat, large storage basket, deep recline, and push-pedal brake.

  178. thank you for the giveaway

  179. Bethany S says:

    I love this! The protective sun shade is awesome. Love the sleek look too! This would be great for my 5 month old. 🙂

  180. Jennifer H. says:

    This would be great to win!

  181. Elizabeth Parker says:

    We are expecting our third little one near the beginning of next year, and this would be amazing to have in preparation for the little one’s arrival. 🙂

  182. Never heard of this brand before but it looks gorgeous. Good to know!

  183. Meghan bruce says:

    Love the huge storage basket, I need this!

  184. Tracie Cooper says:

    I love would love to give this to my sister who is expecting her first baby!

  185. The seat looks beyond amazing! Love the “cooling” fabric and large canopy, since babies easily get sweaty in those seats! Would love to win this set!

  186. Christina Strapp says:

    This is a very nice travel system and I have heard great things about this brand.

  187. Michael Lambert says:

    I didn’t know they made travel systems. I have heard great things about their car seats.

  188. This would great to win.

  189. Love how safe the Recaro system is! It looks awesome to take a new baby home in!

  190. Jessica Brewster says:

    Looks extremely nice.

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