Best Lightweight Strollers

The best lightweight strollers have more features than an umbrella stroller, but are generally more compact than standard singles. Here are the best rated at different price points.

Baby strollers in the lightweight category are medium to small-sized; they can look just like standard buggies and it is easy to get them mixed up. But these lightweights weigh 15 to 19 pounds and full-sized strollers start at about 20 pounds or more. These lightweight strollers are a practical alternative when you don’t want all the extra weight, but still want convenience features that umbrella strollers don’t have.

Current Best Selling Lightweight Strollers

SaleBestseller No. 1
Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience Stroller - Black
  • Durable, stylish aluminum frame (13 pounds) with large seat area
  • 4 position recline with 5 point safety harness. Maximum weight and height of child: 50 pounds and 43 inches
  • Anti-shock front wheels and lockable rear wheels
Bestseller No. 2
Pockit Lightweight Stroller
  • WORLD'S SMALLEST FOLDING STROLLER - With its innovative two-step folding design, the Pockit is the 2014 Guiness World Records most compact stroller folding down to 11.8" x 7" x 13.8" and a...
  • SMALL BUT STRONG - Built using high quality, durable materials, the Pockit can hold a child from 6 months up to 55 pounds as well as 11 pounds of gear in its convenient storage basket
  • PERFECT FOR DAY TRIPS OR EXTENDED TRAVEL - For families with a passion for local or overseas travel and exploring, Pockit is the quintessential choice as it stows away easily in any plane or...
SaleBestseller No. 3
Baby Jogger City Tour stroller, Onyx
  • Easy and compact portable stroller features a one-hand quick-fold; auto-lock locks the fold for transportation or storage
  • Multi-position near-flat recline; the canopy stroller includes a UV 50+ sun canopy with canopy extension and peek-a-boo window; stroller seat features 5-point harness
  • Folding stroller fits neatly into the backpack-style carry bag, included with stroller; convenient under seat storage basket provides space for baby's extras
SaleBestseller No. 4
Kolcraft Cloud Plus Lightweight Stroller with 5-Point Safety System and Multi-Positon Reclining Seat, Extended Canopy, Easy One Hand Fold, Large Storage Basket, Parent and Child Tray, Fire Red
  • LIGHTWEIGHT -- Travel friendly lightweight design (only 11.8 lbs), perfect for traveling and day trips
  • LARGE CANOPY --Three-tier, extended canopy for maximum UV protection. A peek-a-boo window so you can easily keep a watchful eye on your baby.
  • EASY ONE-HAND FOLD -- Convenient one-hand and self-standing fold, perfect for car travel and vacations.
SaleBestseller No. 5
Chicco Liteway Stroller, Fog
  • 4-position backrest easily adjusts with one hand for growing children
  • Adjustable, removable canopy with peek-a-boo window
  • The Liteway stroller holds children up to 40lbs only. Any child larger than 40lbs will have trouble fitting in the stroller

What is the difference between lightweight strollers and umbrella strollers?

These days when you search on Amazon or another stroller shop, the umbrella and lightweight are combined together. But for the sake of having a category that is not going to overwhelm you, I’ve separated them. There are two main differences between lightweights and umbrellas. Umbrella strollers have curved handles that look like umbrella handles, hence the name. Most umbrella strollers fold vertically – though some newer ones fold a different way – while lightweight and most other types fold flat horizontally.

Another difference is that most (not all) umbrella strollers are unsuitable for newborn babies because the seat does not recline flat, nor can it accommodate a car seat if you wish to have a travel system. This type has almost no extra features such as a parent cup holder and larger storage basket. However, lightweights have almost all the same features of full-sized strollers, without the extra bulk.

Go straight to the best lightweight strollers for 2018!

What to look for:

Several important criteria should be considered when choosing a lightweight baby stroller. First parents should pay attention to the frame. The frame should be stable and sturdy. Most lightweights are made of aluminum. The lightweight but sturdy frame is crucial for parents who travel with their babies frequently. The best products take the abuse of traveling via public transportation, such as air travel. Many families gate-check their stroller at the airport so they can use it at their destination.

Another important factor that should be considered when purchasing a quality lightweight is its safety features. A good stroller should come with a 5-point safety harness, and it should be adjustable according to the baby’s size. A safe lightweight stroller must also have rear brakes that are either hand or foot-controlled. Some have a locking mechanism, keeping the stroller from collapsing once it’s set up – you don’t want to even think about your stroller collapsing around your precious baby!

The next standard feature to consider is the wheels. Wheels with good suspension are ideal for parents on the move because it provides a smooth ride for your baby as you’re zipping around. Front wheels that can swivel provide superb maneuvering in crowded areas, an important factor when you’re in the city or a crowded shopping mall.

What kind of seat does it have? The seat should be padded, with strong back support. Just as you’ve chosen the best crib mattress with firm support, this feature is important with your stroller as well. Most lightweights come with seats that recline at multiple positions, even flat for newborns, which is a bonus. Most brands accept an infant car seat, turning your lightweight baby stroller into a travel system.

More features to look for are an adjustable and fully retractable sun canopy to protect the baby from elements such as sun, rain and wind. You’re also going to want easy folding that is compact for storage.

Extra features such as child and parents cup holders, snack tray for baby and adequately-sized storage baskets or pockets are must-haves. These features help parents to store their belongings safely and to keep the baby entertained. BBestsellersusually has a padded bumper bar for the baby to hold onto.

Lightweight Travel Systems

Want a stroller with matching car seat, but not the bulk? You’re not alone; so do lots of other moms. The selection of strollers below accommodate car seats, but they may or may not match, and most the time won’t come together as a pair for extra savings. Graco has some wonderful (and MANY)  lightweight travel systems, and you can also discover different brands here.

Convertible Strollers

Here’s an alternative to the traditional travel system. If you prefer a more modern look and want the option to add a bassinet or car seat right on the chassis AND have a reversing toddler seat, then you must look at the growing selection of lightweight reversing seat strollers. They’re generally pricier, however, the selection for all budgets is growing. Convertible strollers are far more flexible with their seating options and are highly stylish. Best of all, they are much lighter weight and far less bulky than these traditional travel system strollers!

These are the best lightweight strollers for 2018. Based on user reviews, professional guides, blog reviewers and as well as personal experience, these are the top-rated products this year. Choose from a variety that fits your budget for the highest-rated on the market.

Best Budget Lightweight Strollers

Investing in a lightweight, easy to use stroller doesn’t have to involve a lot of money. As a matter of fact, some of the highest-rated, most popular strollers are in this category!

You’ll be surprised to find that some of these brands don’t even surpass $100, yet they’ve gotten excellent parent and professional ratings.

A couple of these budget lightweight strollers might go over the hundred dollar mark by a few dollars, but prices fluctuate so much, so often, that if you can swing a couple dollars, then it might well be worth investigating that particular stroller.

On the other hand, if you want more choice, and don’t mind an umbrella stroller, then take a look at my Top Budget Umbrella Strollers Guide.

Here are the best lightweights in the budget category.

Kolcraft Cloud Plus

Kolcraft Cloud Plus Lightweight Stroller with 5-Point Safety System and Multi-Positon Reclining Seat, Extended Canopy, Easy One Hand Fold, Large Storage Basket, Parent and Child Tray, Slate
  • LIGHTWEIGHT -- Travel friendly lightweight design (only 11.8 lbs), perfect for traveling and day trips
  • LARGE CANOPY -- Three-tier, extended canopy for maximum UV protection. A peek-a-boo window so you can easily keep a watchful eye on your baby.
  • EASY ONE-HAND FOLD -- Convenient one-hand and self-standing fold, perfect for car travel and vacations.

For many years now, the Kolcraft Cloud Plus has been a favorite budget lightweight stroller. Compact and feather light for busy parents, this little stroller is ideal for quick trips. It is a compact product that weighs only 11.8 pounds and has an easy one-hand self-standing fold for parents whose hands are already full.

For kids, the Cloud Plus has a multi-position seat recline, adjustable sun canopy with extended visor and snack tray.

A 5-point quick release buckle keeps your kiddo safe and this lightweight baby stroller holds up to 50 pounds.

Parents, you get a generous storage basket and parent tray with two deep cup holders. Not many lightweight strollers have so many goodies and not get too heavy.

The Cloud Plus has gotten great reviews from many, many happy parents who recommend this product; it is an Amazon #1 Best Seller in the lightweight department! However, Consumer Reports has a slightly different view. Discover all the whats and whys when you read the Kolcraft Cloud Plus review.

Top Reasons to Buy

Stand-alone compact fold.
Roomy storage basket beneath seat.
Lots of amenities for a small price and light weight.

Dream on Me Maldives

Dream On Me Maldives Lightweight Stroller, Grey
  • Lightweight frame for durable performance
  • Quick easy compact fold for storage convenience
  • Easy access basket

For a stroller that has a ton of great features, you can’t find a better deal than the Dream on Me Maldives. The padded seat reclines with one hand and is suitable for babies 6 months and older. Padded 5-point safety harness keeps your kiddo snug as a bug.  The Maldives holds your child up to 50 pounds with its sturdy aluminum frame, and while the stroller weighs 18 pounds, it’s not the lightest in this category, but still makes the grade.

The Maldives also comes with features like a child snack tray with cup holders and a parent console with cup holders, too. We parents get a nice big storage basket and the handle is angled in a way that makes it possible for most people to push the stroller without kicking the rear axle.

The rear axle has two independent brakes – simple and easy to use. A sun canopy provides adequate shade for your passenger, though many parents wrote in their reviews that they wish it was bigger. The front wheels swivel or lock straight for going over bumpy terrain, and it has front-end suspension to smooth the ride.

For a basic stroller, the Dream on Me Maldives has what you need and parents give it impressively high marks for the sturdiness and easy maneuverability.

Top Reasons to Buy

Has most features of higher-end strollers.
Excellent maneuverability.
Sturdy frame that will last.

Graco Verb

Simple and elegant, the Graco Verb has all the features you want in a lightweight stroller – plus more!

I like the single front wheels, vs. the double front wheels, like you see in the Cloud Plus above. The overall look and design of the Verb is sleek and modern. It reminds me of the sleek lightweight stroller from BabyHome which is 3x more expensive!

The Verb holds your child up to 50 pounds, yet weighs less than 20 pounds. Install your Graco Click Connect car seat for a convenient travel system.

The seat is nicely padded and has multi-reclining positions for comfort and a decent sized canopy protects from the sun. Suspension and locking front swivel wheels smooths out the ride, especially over bumpier surfaces.

Mom gets a generous storage basket and parent tray with cup holders. The one-hand, self-standing fold and the included carry strap are very convenient for on-the-go errands or travel.

So far reviews from parents like you have given this newer member of the Graco family high praise for the easy fold and excellent maneuvering.

Graco has a good selection of other highly rated lightweight strollers to browse through too – most are qualified to be on this list!

See this Graco video demo for the Verb:

Top Reasons to Buy

Convenient one-handed self-standing fold
Stylish with attractive colors
Sturdy and well-built with quality

Best Budget Plus Lightweight Strollers

The budget-plus category has a variety of strollers that verge on mid-range or is closer to the budget category. The biggest difference I’ve seen with testing these strollers is the quality of maneuvering and steering.

In this category, you will get strollers with better suspension systems and often times have luxuries such as an adjustable-height handle bar. Some of these products have really big canopies while others have surprisingly skimpy canopies. And with child trays or parent cup holders, some have it, some don’t.

So take a look at each stroller and decide for yourself which features you must have and which you can live without because no one stroller is going to satisfy every item on our wish list.


This little stroller called the XL1 Best v2 has taken the baby market by storm over the last year and it is already in its second iteration making slight improvements and upgrades. The XL1 Best v2 weighs only 11 pounds and holds your child up to 45 pounds, which will see most kids through preschool and up to kindergarten.

Super light weight it may be, but it does not skimp on features! The sun canopy adequately shades your child and the storage basket beneath the seat is large enough to store your essentials.

I like that this stroller includes a snack cup and child’s cup holder PLUS a removable bumper bar. For the parents, you get a cup holder and travel bag, all included with stroller purchase. The padded muli-position reclining seat is good for nap time, and it reclines at 135°, so your baby must be older than six months.

This is a great option for travel, not only for the feather light weight, but for the compact, easy fold. And parents so far are giving the new Zoe XL1 BEST  v2 highly positive reviews for the convenience and for their child’s comfort. For the price, we parents are impressed with the level of quality and value Zoe provides.

The Zoe XL1 Deluxe has all these features plus a larger 4-panel canopy, colored seat pad, and harness pads, and you’ll see that stroller featured in the View Product link as well..

Top Reasons to Buy

Feather light weight at only 10 pounds
One handed convenient fold
Excellent choice for travel or errands

Baby Jogger City Tour

Baby Jogger City Tour stroller, Cobalt
  • Easy and compact portable stroller features a one-hand quick-fold; auto-lock locks the fold for transportation or storage
  • Multi-position near-flat recline; the canopy stroller includes a UV 50+ sun canopy with canopy extension and peek-a-boo window; stroller seat features 5-point harness
  • Folding stroller fits neatly into the backpack-style carry bag, included with stroller; convenient under seat storage basket provides space for baby's extras

Mountain Buggy started a trend of sorts when they released their Nano, by creating a super-lightweight compactly folded stroller that can easily fit in airline overhead bins.

The Baby Jogger City Tour is a great option for travel, as it comes with a backpack-style transport bag and weighs only 14 pounds.  This stroller carries your child up to 45 pounds. Keep the transport bag folded up inside a special compartment of the under-seat basket.

The seat lies nearly flat using a strap recline. However, it does not accommodate a car seat, so this stroller is for babies six months old and older. Parents love the sun canopy that has extended coverage and a mesh peek-a-boo window at the top.

They also like the wheels that offer a smooth ride and the handle is tall enough for someone over 6 feet! Several reviewers stated that they use their City Tour not just for travel, but for everyday, too. The compact fold is handy for them to stick it behind the front seat instead of taking up room in the trunk.

The only complaints so far are that the storage basket is a bit skimpy, but is understood that it must be sacrificed for the sake of compactness. The other complaint I saw a couple of times was that the City Tour was sometimes difficult to fold and unfold.

Overall the rating on this newer stroller is rated very highly.  See this official demo video to give you an idea:

Top Reasons to Buy

Excellent stroller to take traveling with compact fold
Huge, full-coverage canopy
Sturdy and handles well

Graco Air3

For a light weight 3-wheeled option, the Graco Air3 is one to check out. While it’s not super lightweight at 21 pounds, it’s still convenient and easy to handle.

Stand-out features on the Air3 include the one-second, one-handed fold with an auto frame lock. It stands alone once folded and also includes a carry handle for convenient portability.

The multi-position reclining seat lays nearly flat and the leg rest adjusts up to support little legs during nap time.

I also like the option that the seat converts into a bassinet-like enclosure when the leg rest flips up and the fabric underneath can be pulled around the sides and over the top of the bumper bar. Fully recline the seat and there’s your bassinet. Otherwise, get the travel system with the included SnugRide 35 infant car seat with a secure, one-step attachment. (Check out the other top-rated Graco Travel systems while you’re there.)

You’ll love the large sun canopy with an extending zip-away mesh panel and peek-a-boo mesh panel all allowing for air circulation and shade. An expanding storage basket beneath the seat carries everything you need and you get a parent tray with two deep cup holders and a covered compartment for your small necessities like keys and phone.

Parents love this travel system, giving it top marks for the super easy stand-alone fold, the big sun canopy, and maneuverability.

Top Reasons to Buy

Performs like a more expensive stroller with great maneuverability
Quick and easy one-handed fold
Travel system or bassinet-ready for newborns.

Best Mid Range Lightweight Strollers

These are considered mid range strollers and are some of the most popular on the market. This is the best place to start your shopping, and from here you either find the perfect stroller, or work your way up or down on the budget scale.

In the mid range category, lightweight strollers have excellent suspension systems. The design is updated regularly, and contemporary fabrics and colors compliment each other. Here you may or may not get a child’s snack tray, but often times, if you don’t get a tray you may get a bumper bar or little pocket for your child’s sippy cup or bottle.

Folding is a breeze for most of these strollers, and most are ideal for taking with you traveling. Compact size is important, as is a weight that is light enough for you to carry the stroller easily enough. The seat is roomy and padded, designed to hold your child for years to come.

Some of these mid range lightweight strollers accommodate car seats, making a lightweight travel system, so you can use it while your baby is a newborn. Once your child is old enough to sit on their own, the stroller is small enough so your child doesn’t get feel overwhelmed in a cavernous space.

Some of these models are extremely popular, others you may not have heard of. All of them have excellent reviews and ratings. Discover more about them now.

Best Mid-Range Lightweight Strollers for 2018

OXO Tot Cubby

OXO Tot Cubby Stroller, Charcoal/Red
  • One-handed, smooth opening for a quick, struggle-free start to your stroll and a one-handed, quick-release fold makes closing the Stroller a snap in two easy steps
  • Stroller stands upright when folded with the handlebar and canopy off the ground
  • 5-pt safety harness with soft pads keeps little ones comfortable and secure

OXO is a brand that carries thousands of household items and their philosophy was founded on “Universal Design” so that their products are highly useful to as many as possible.

OXO Tot’s Cubby stroller certainly fits that description. A deal breaker for many parents is an easy fold and light weight. OXO’s got you covered. Weighing only 16 pounds, the Cubby is easy to transport up the stairs or into your car. It folds on-handed in seconds into a tight, compact unit that stands on its own.

The frame is sturdy and has a high-tech sort of design that today’s parents find appealing. While light in weight, accommodates both Graco and Chicco car seats with an adapter you buy separately and turn your OXO Tot Cubby stroller into a convenient travel system. Otherwise, this stroller is meant for babies six months and up to 50 pounds.

You will appreciate the UPF 50+ sun canopy with huge extension visor and mesh panel  peek-a-boo window providing air flow and easy check-in on your passenger. The comfy seat has multiple recline positions and a padded 5-point safety harness.

There’s plenty of storage underneath the seat with a flexible, expanding basket, plus storage pockets behind the seat and behind the handle bar for phone and other small essentials.

If you want a stroller with a few extra features such as an adjustable leg rest and handle bar, plusher fabric and front wheel suspension, then check out the Cubby + for $100 more.

Reviews so far rate this stroller at incredibly high praise and parents love the easy fold, compact size, the lightweight and quality materials.

Take a look at this official video demo:

Top Reasons to Buy

Sturdy frame, quality materials, modern design
Easy stand-alone  fold and compact storage
Full-coverage sun canopy

Baby Jogger City Mini

Baby Jogger 2016 City Mini 3W Single Stroller
  • Lightweight Stroller: The essence of urban mobility: lightweight, compact and nimble
  • The Fold: Patented quick fold technology allows stroller to fold in one step
  • Seat: Multiple recline positions with a 50 lb. weight capacity

The City Mini is one of the most popular in the Baby Jogger brand. These products integrate a patented one-hand Quick-Fold Technology and patented Universal Accessory Mounting Bracket, making it simple to add the accessories you want. These innovations make your experience with the City Mini a pleasure to use and because of these convenient features and excellent quality, the City Mini has gotten pretty good reviews across the Internet.

Baby Jogger City Mini is the winner of NAPAA Gold Award as well as other distinctive honors. That’s saying something! parents rave that the Mini is very easy to fold up and it has a large adjustable protective sun canopy with two peek-a-boo windows. The tall seat back and easy adjusting safety harness ensure a proper fit for the tallest and biggest passengers.

It is a dream to stroll around, even when going slightly uphill. Moms love that it is very lightweight, at just under 17 pounds, making storing and traveling a breeze. This is a best lightweight stroller and is a clear favorite for savvy moms. Discover more about it in my Baby Jogger City Mini review!

Top Reasons to Buy

One-handed quick fold
Full-coverage sun canopy for protection
Roomy seat for growing kids

Mountain Buggy Nano V2

Mountain Buggy Nano Stroller, Black
  • Infant car seat ready ; no need to purchase additional adapters and now has a soft shell cocoon carrycot available (sold separately) for newborns
  • New, narrower compact size at just Dimension - 12 x 22 x 20 inches (Folded) with 44 lb. weight capacity and suitable for children up to 4 years
  • Easy two-step, compact fold meets regulations for airline carryon luggage. Travel bag and shoulder strap included

Continuing the trend of the way of lighter weight, more urban stroller products, Mountain Buggy introduces us to the ultra-convenient Nano. Parents, if you travel by air you know what a pain it is just getting there, boarding, and departing. Dealing with a cumbersome stroller and tending your child makes it even more difficult.

This is where the new Mountain Buggy Nano steps in. The easy two-step fold on this lightweight stroller compacts it down to a size accepted by most airlines for carrying on luggage. Pop it into the overhead bin and you’re good to go. One easy flick opens it again once you reach your destination.

The Nano weighs only 13 pounds and has a single handlebar for one-handed maneuverability. The seat uses a strap recline for any angle your child needs for comfort. An adjustable leg rest provides support, and a three-point safety harness secures your child. A sun canopy with flip-out visor shields little eyes and front-end suspension smooths the ride. It is travel system ready and accommodates most car seat brands. Compare this stroller with the Baby Jogger City Tour. 

Parents are giving this new Mountain Buggy stroller good reviews for the quality and being feature-rich for the compact size and weight. The Nano almost universally makes the travel experience for parents much more pleasant and convenient.

For even more information about this stroller, check out my full review!

Learn more from this informative video review:

Top Reasons to Buy

Airline regulation carry-on size
Lightweight, yet feature rich
Excellent maneuverability for urban settings

Britax B-Agile

Britax 2017 B-Agile Lightweight Stroller, Steel
  • Lightweight 3-wheel stroller design with one-hand quick fold for easy transport
  • Infinite stroller seat recline to accommodate sleeping infants or attentive toddlers
  • Travel System ready: compatible with all Britax and BOB infant car seats

Here is a lightweight stroller that is giving the Baby Jogger City Mini a serious challenge. Weighing in at 16½ pounds, this stroller is sturdy and durable as well as attractive. What else makes the B-Agile take a place in the winner’s circle? It has a huge sun canopy, a really nice, roomy seat and a compact easy fold that automatically locks.

What do parents like about the B-Agile? Moms say they love the maneuverability and that it goes over rather rough terrain, though it is not an all-terrain stroller. Parents also write in to say how much they appreciate the easy fold and the one-handed seat recline. You can also buy lots of accessories to go with it and the latest B-Agile 3 model has a variety of cheerful sun canopy colors to choose from.

Reviews have been phenomenal; we’re talking seriously high marks as well as rave reviews from various mommy and baby blogs. Read my review to discover the differences between the Britax B-Agile and the Baby Jogger City Mini and why consumers adore this lightweight stroller so much!

Top Reasons to Buy

Convenient one-handed fold
Fashion forward colorful choices
Deep seat recline; comfortable for naps

Best High-End Lightweight Strollers

On this page, you will see the luxury lightweights that generally cost over $350, often much more. These beauties combine artful form and precision function, not to mention high fashion fabrics! You will turn heads pushing one of these gorgeous strollers down the street.

Most of these luxury lightweight strollers have reversing seats. Because the seat can be removed, a separate bassinet can be placed right on top of the frame for a sophisticated pram. Or if you prefer, snap your favorite car seat for a compact travel system.  Check out more options in the lightweight reversing seat category.

Made from the finest fabrics and precision technology for performance, using one of these strollers makes a statement to the world: You are a person who demands the very best for your baby and for yourself.

Discover which one of these beauties fit your style. Each one is different with regard to design, colors, as well as other practical qualities such as weight and functionality. A mom in New York City will have different requirements than a mom in Dallas. Either way, you will have fun comparing all of them!

BabyZen Yoyo+

BabyZen Yoyo+ Stroller-Black Frame (Taupe)
  • A newly reinforced frame that allows for a higher weight limit of up to 40 pounds
  • New suspension that smoothes out the ride even further
  • Better storage for all of your baby/kid needs on the go, including a new basket that's 60% bigger than the previous model, and a new storage pouch in the rear of the canopy

BabyZen Yoyo+ is a popular travel stroller in that it folds up small enough for airplane overhead bins and weighs a scant 13 pounds. But don’t let the small size fool you – this stroller is comfy for your child with a reclining seat, adjustable leg rest and a suspension system called “soft drive” that smooths out bumpy terrain.

The Yoyo+ has a padded 5-point safety harness with a sturdy buckle. The canopy has a flip-out visor and offers full coverage.

For parents, you will love the ample storage in the basket beneath the seat, accessible from the front or rear. You can fit a large diaper bag in there. There’s also a zippered pocket for your smaller items at the back of the canopy.

The innovative, compact fold is easy to do with two steps and has its own carry strap and travel bag. A rain shield is also included with purchase.

Reviews so far have been strongly positive, averaging pretty great ratings, praising the compact convenience and smooth steering.

Discover more about the Babyzen Yoyo Plus with lots of photos – especially in folded/travel mode – video demos and reviewer’s comments in the in-depth review

Top Reasons to Buy

Airline-ready compact fold with travel bag
Super smooth steering and suspension
Large amount of storage for such as small stroller

Mamas and Papas Urbo2

Mamas & Papas 2015 Urbo2 Stroller w/ Chrome Chassis - Chestnut Tweed
  • Set up for snoozing - extra lined hood and visor
  • Full recline - for long, leisurely naps
  • Flip-flop friendly brake - for easy stop and go

Another premium luxury product in the Mamas and Papas line, the Urbo2 is made for city strolling.  Details such as a faux leather bumper bar and handle, as well as quilted lining under the canopy, exemplifies a premium, quality experience.

This luxury lightweight stroller is 20 pounds and holds your child up to 50 pounds.

The ultra compact fold is the perfect size for smaller spaces – you’ve got more stuff for your trunk than just your stroller. While it is a 2 handed fold, it’s quick and easy. Front-end suspension smooths the ride for your little one. I personally love the unique wheels and know from a distance that this is a Mamas and Papas stroller.

You will love the roomy, reversing seat with a padded harness and lay-flat recline. Attach a bassinet or car seat right on the chassis while your baby is a newborn.

Not surprisingly, the Urbo2 has gotten mostly great reviews with parents loving the design, full recline and reversing seat and the enormous sun canopy. Plus all those little extra luxury touches.

Consumer Reports is more lukewarm about this stroller, though, rating it very highly overall with Very Good marks for Ease of Use and Maneuverability and a Good mark for Safety.

Take a look at this video demo:

Inglesina Trilogy

Inglesina Trilogy City Stroller, Total Black
  • The reversible stroller seat allows the baby to face the parent or the street. The frame easily folds with the seat attached in both positions.
  • Active brake lever, which - once activated - automatically positions itself, thereby ensuring improved safety.
  • Front swivel wheels with remote locking and unlocking control that can be activated without having to act directly on the wheels.

Simplicity is beautiful, and the Inglesina Trilogy exemplifies just that with a clean, light Italian design. A super-smooth glide is yours with the sealed ball bearings fitted in the wheels.

The unique patented one-handed self-standing fold is a winner when you’re holding your baby in your other arm.

Your newborn baby can ride in this stroller with a car seat (Maxi-Cosi Mico AP & Prezi) or with the optional matching carry cot that is just as chic. The recline goes flat so if you prefer, your newborn may stay in the main seat.

Rich in features, the selling points for customers include a wide, deluxe reversing padded seat reclines in multiple positions whether parent facing or street facing. It has an adjustable leg rest and padded bumper bar. A padded 5-point safety harness adjusts to your passenger’s size. Sealed ball bearings in all the wheels provide an exceptionally smooth ride and one-handed steering. Parents like the generous sun canopy that folds down all the way in front of your child. It also has a peek-a-boo window. Included accessories are a rain cover and cup/bottle holder.

The high ratings it receives are for the smooth, tight maneuverability and the incredibly easy, compact fold.

Get even more info in my full review of the Inglesina Trilogy!

Top Reasons to Buy

Easy folding mechanism and self standing feature
Reversing seat so parents can face their baby
Gliding maneuverability and superb performance

Peg Perego Book Pop Up

Peg Perego Book Pop Up Stroller, Aquamarine
  • The premium chassis folds inward "like a book" with just one hand, has an adjustable handlebar covered with "Prima Classe" material, large polyurethane wheels with ball bearings and remote...
  • This innovative bassinet folds compactly on the chassis and stands alone when folded. It includes an adjustable headrest, hood with mesh insert that provides air circulation and a removable...
  • The seat is detachable and reversible creating an easy fold in both positions. The backrest recline slides open for a comfortable resting angle for the baby. The seat folds inward and...

Following the success of the Book and Book Plus, the Book Pop-Up stroller has many of the same features such as a premium lightweight chassis that folds inward like a book, keeping the fabric clean. Folds with seat in either direction.

This stroller weighs just under 24 pounds and holds your child up to 50 pounds.

The Book was named after its folding style: just like a book. It is quite simple and it stands alone once folded. The Pop Up part of the name is for the included bassinet that collapses when you are ready to fold, and pop up again for use again. I don’t know of any stroller that folds with the bassinet attached! The bassinet is also made so that baby can sleep in it for the night.

The seat is reversible with a deep recline, yet the upright position is quite straight.  Baby bumper bar is covered with a luxury leatherette material instead of fabric or foam.

You will appreciate the full coverage sun canopy with zip out panel that extends all the way past the bumper bar. It has an air circulation vented panel instead of a peek-a-boo window.

Parents enjoy an ergonomic adjustable height handle bar that you can steer with one hand.  A large storage basket has a flexible rim to get to your things while the seat is reclined or the bassinet is in place.

If you just want the stroller without the bassinet, and one that is lower weight, take a look at the Peg Perego Booklet that is a Consumer Reports Recommended Buy.

Discover the Peg Perego Book Pop Up in this demonstration video.

Top Reasons to Buy

Overnight-ready bassinet is included
Superb performance, easy push
Suitable for newborns as travel system or upgraded modular system

Bugaboo Bee3

Without a doubt, Bugaboo is the very definition of the luxury lightweight stroller. The modern design is made for urban living, for on-the-go parents who want a product that takes them from place to place with convenience and ease. The compact size has a narrower footprint than full-sized buggies, and tight spaces are accessible, whether it’s a small storage closet or the back of a packed car trunk.

An adjustable-height handle provides pushing comfort whether you’re tall or short. The mesh storage basket is bigger enough to store a large bag, plus you can hang one off the handle if you need to. Steering is buttery smooth and the brakes engage in one step.

The Bee’s seat is reversible; when your baby is really young, face-to-face contact is a lovely connection. If you prefer to use your car seat (Britax, Chicco, Maxi Cosi  & Cybex) Bugaboo has an adapter (sold separately) that you snap right onto the chassis. The Bee3 has the option to use a bassinet.

Turn the seat around when baby is older and the stroller holds your child up to 37½ pounds, which really is not that much weight in comparison with these other strollers. The backrest and sun canopy are both height adjustable to grow with your child into toddlerhood. The seat has three reclining positions from nearly flat to straight upright. The sun canopy on the Bee3 now has a zipped extendable panel and comes down  nearly to the seat, but still does not have a peek-a-boo window.

Performance on the Bugaboo Bee is stellar, with independent suspension in each of the foam-filled rubber wheels. Turning and steering your Bee is effortless and one-handed.

For a complete look at the Bee3, take a look at this video demonstration.

Top Reasons to Buy

Gliding maneuverability and superb performance
Upgraded extendable sun canopy
64 possible color combination choices among frame, seat and canopy colors

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