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SmarTrike STR3 Review: Is It Worth the Hype?

Jaya Narinesingh - Writer for smarTrike
By Jaya Narinesingh
Kelly Hendrickse - Editor for smarTrike
Edited by Kelly Hendrickse

Updated September 11, 2023.

A small child in a blue stroller trike.

Stroller trikes are a great way to effectively help your child enjoy some fresh air and a great transitionary tool for moving between typical stroller and tricycle age. This is essential for physical activity, promoting a sense of adventure and boosting child development.

But are stroller trikes worth it? Yes! So, let's dive into more specifics about the SmarTrike STR3.

Our Verdict

This may just be the "wow" product of the baby and toddler trike world, and it is a tough competition out there.

The SmarTrike STR3 is a folding stroller trike that's easy to assemble, easy to fold and store, simple to manoeuvre and has high terrain versatility. Plus, there's a reclining seat, wheel locking system, stroller certification, and much more.


  • Safety bar
  • Rear braking system
  • Shock absorbers
  • Tool-free assembly
  • 2-year warranty


  • Footrest not easily adjustable
  • Sunshade might not give as much coverage as wanted

SmarTrike STR3 at a Glance

Here's a breakdown of the SmarTrike STR3.

Features Description
Safety - Stroller-certified stroller trike - 3-point harness - Safety bar - Rear-braking system - Shock absorbers
Grow-With-Me and Adjustability - Stage 1 includes adjustable reclining seat and detachable steering handle - Stage 2 and Stage 3: Parents still have control while child develops - Stage 4 folding in footrest and encourages pedalling - Stage 5 full-on classic trike
Quality and Durability- Designed to grow with your child from 10 months all the way through. - Designed for even the rough and tumble toddlers - Can be used on any level of terrain
Comfort- Reclining seat for naps - Footrest available - High-rise seat - Decent height so feet will not drag on ground while in motion
Assembly and Portability - Compact folding design for easy storage and transporting. - Folds small enough to fit in boot of car - Tool-free assembly - If it clicks you have done it right, everything slots into place and locks with a clicking sound
Terrain and Use - Can be used on smooth and rough surfaces, even gravel - Shock absorbers ensure a comfortable and undisturbed ride on different types of terrain - Can be used all year round - Wheels are built for adventure
Price - £139.99 from SmarTrike's website: 2-year warranty, 30-day return period and finance options available

» Want to know the difference between balance bikes and trikes? Find out here


Main Features

SmarTrike STR3 is the only stroller-certified stroller-trike with detachable has 5 different stages, making it suitable from 10 months to around 3 years. There is a lot of growing and developing to be done during that time, which is why the STR3 is equipped to adapt as your little one reaches different stages.

In a nutshell, stages 1 to 3 mean parents still have control of the trike, stage 4 utilises the folding footrest and encourages your child to pedal, and the final stage is the ultimate turnaround into a full trike for complete independent riding.

Not to mention all of the little extras that the STR3 comes with:

  • An extendable canopy for those hot summer days
  • Three-point harness
  • Safety bar
  • Storage bag for all of your and your child’s necessities
  • Drink holder
  • Stroller-certified stroller trike with detachable one-handed steering
  • State-of-the-art shock absorbers for a smooth ride and protection from obstacles

Assembly and User Experience

Everything simply clicks into place, making it an easy and tool-free assembly, plus the SmarTrike STR3 instructions are simple. The stroller trike comes folded in a box all you need to do is attach wheels, unfold the trike, and adjust the seat to your desired position by making sure the seat gauge has clicked into place.

Whether you’re a city bug or a nature trail butterfly, the fact that you can be up and running in no less than 10 seconds takes a little pressure off, and I think we can all appreciate that being a parent.


The 5-in-1 STR3 Folding Trike brand new from our site is £139.99.

At SmarTrike, we pride ourselves in our timely delivery, usually within 3 days. We also offer a 2-year warranty, free shipping, and there's also financing available should you require it.

We want you to love the product in the box, and if you don’t, you can return it within the 30-day period that begins the day you receive the package.

» Find out the difference between a stroller trike and stroller

Bottom Line: Is the SmarTrike STR3 Worth It?

The 5-in-1 STR3 Folder Stroller Trike is lightweight, stylish, and compact folding, making it easy to store. It is a stroller trike that grows with your child, so there is no need to rush your child’s progress. You as the parent have control of the trike until you think the time is right to pass it over.

Think of all the places this trike will go with you all, the memories, the stories, the adventures. It is not just an investment in a singular product. You get a product that goes from stroller to pedal, pedal to steering, steering to trike and all to folding.


How Do You Fold the SmarTrike STR3?

Under the seat there is a handle with a key, simply hold onto the handle and the key at the same time, pull the handle up, and the entire STR3 will fold inwards. You just make sure the latch is on, holding it together until you are ready to use it again.

Does the SmarTrike STR3 Have a Weight Limit?

The trike is designed to hold up to 38 lbs, which is roughly 17kg.