By nature, moms are on the go. One piece of gear that can drastically make your go-go lifestyle easier is a lightweight stroller. In the past, I have struggled with recommending umbrella type strollers as lightweight options because there wasn’t one I really loved. Thanks to my friends at Baby Jogger, that has all changed. Earlier this year they came out with the Vue. An amazing new lightweight, umbrella stroller that has many of the bells and whistles of a full size stroller.
The most unique feature of the Baby Jogger Vue is the ability to REVERSE the seat to have your little one face out or face towards you. In my mind, this is an incredible feature. I know, you probably thinking that to reverse a seat is time consuming and difficult but NO. It is so easy. You simply lift uo on a handy lever at the top of the seat and voilà, you’ve reversed the seat. Genius!
These days most of my strolls are spent with a double stroller but there are many times I do have a use for a easy to use, single stroller. Sometimes, I will take one of the girls on a Starbucks run, a quick walk to the grocery store, etc while Tyler stay with the other. The Vue is perfect because Eloise can face out in an upright position (although the forward facing seat does recline to accommodate younger ones or a napping child). When I take Margaux I simply reverse the seat and have her face me at an appropriate incline for a 5 month old. Of course, either girl of either age could ride the opposite way because the Vue can accommodate young and old in either direction.
So while the seat is the real star of the Vue show there are many other fabulous things to point out:
– I really like the fabric of the Vue. It is soft and breathable making it great for these warmer temps (finally). It also has a removable head and neck rest which is great for Margaux. I keep the head rest on the parent facing side so Margaux’s (and Eloise’s) seat is ready to go. However, it is super easy to switch the neck rest should you need it for both sides.
– The UV 50+ canopy is ample and provide excellent coverage in both directions.
– The 5.5″ wheels (which are very nicely sized for an umbrella stroller) create a smooth ride and can be locked for longer jaunts.
– In true Baby Jogger fashion, the fold/unfold is super easy and quick.
– Generally speaking, the Vue is lightweight. It weighs 17.5 pounds which is nothing compared to all other strollers. However, some other umbrella strollers are lighter but I think the additional weight is worth it here for the functionality and quality.
– The Vue comes with a cup holder! Remember I mentioned those Starbucks runs? Yep, comes in very handy. As you all may know, often times, a cup holder is an additional accessory that must be purchased separately.
– The Vue can be a travel system with the additional purchase of a car seat adapter. For some of you, this may be enough to make it your one and only everyday stroller.
I would be remiss if I didn’t reiterate that this is a Baby Jogger stroller. I own and recommend Baby Jogger ALL THE TIME. Nnot only are their strollers are smartly designed and easy to use but they are also quality strollers that are built to last so I feel comfortable telling people to purchase or register for them.
The downside? Not many. I mentioned that it is a little heavier than some other umbrella type strollers on the market. While I found this stroller really easy to steer and maneuver it is a bit more challenging to maneuver one handed because of the two separate handle bars (verse one bar like handlebar like on the City Mini). This isn’t really the Vue’s fault because it is the nature of the umbrella type strollers – just something worth pointing out.
At the end of the day, the Vue is finally an umbrella stroller I would recommend to you all! We are woking on a giveaway that we an hopefully bring to you in the next couple weeks so stay tuned. In the meantime, strongly consider adding this stroller to your registry or on the-go-aersnal!
We would never accept money for product reviews but we were sent a Vue for testing as part of this review.