Every parent I know is trying to maximize the nice weather with fun activities. Meaning we are all on the go, out and about and soaking up the summer fun. If you are finding your full size stroller a little bulky or just in the market for a more adept on-the-go stroller, here’s a few of our favorites.
If you are creating a baby registry, a lightweight option like one of these strollers is a great supplement to a full size stroller. These are great for travel, in/out of the car but most are rated for infant 6+ months due to their recline positions.
1 – UPPAbaby G Luxe: The Cadilliac of umbrella strollers, the G Luxe is one of our favorites. With multiple position (one handed) recline, adjustable footrest, easy fold, carrying strap, ample canopy and nice sized basket given the size of the stroller the G Luxe is a great option that gives you lots of the functionality of a full size stroller in a smaller package. The G Luxe is super sturdy but does weigh in round 15 pounds, near the top of the list weight wise in this category but in our mind it is worth it. Lisa reviewed the previous model, here for even more on this great option.
2 – Summer Infant 3D Lite: The 3D Lite is a great, affordable option. the 3D Lite has recline options allowing it to lay nearly flat which make it great for napping children and also allow younger babies to be able to ride. The canopy on the 3D is a little “lite” if you will and the fold is a 3 step process – not difficult but worth noting. Weighing in a little less that 12 pounds the 3D Lite is a great on the go option at a nice price point.
3 – Baby Jogger Vue Lite: The Vue Lite is the newest lightweight stroller from Baby Jogger and one we are big fans of (review of previous model, here – the new model is lighter than the previous). The seat here actually reverses allowing your little on to face out or towards you. The adjustment is super easy, one handed flip of the seat back. You also have a nearly full recline allowing younger children to use it (the parent facing is a great for young babes). The canopy is great and also reverses as well as you have a 5 point harness on either side. The basket is a little smaller than others and weighing in around 14.5 pounds it is on par with the G Luxe in being on the heavy side. All in all though, the reversible seat is a HUGE benefit that sets the Vue apart. Plus, check out this awesome travel system available exclusively through Target.
4 – Maclaren Triumph: MacLaren’s are one of the more popular umbrella strollers out there and for good reason. They are super functional – sturdy, easy fold, amply canopy and basket and one handed multiple recline positions. The Triumph weighs around 11.5 pounds making it very manageable to tote around however, you still have a super sturdy frame to keep up with any terrain you may encounter. The Triumph is an all around great option that is sturdy enough to be used as an everyday stroller for certain lifestyles.
5 – Mountain Buggy Nano: A favorite of our editor, Hannah, the Nano is a lightweight, 13.5 pounds and compact option for a lightweight stroller (review, here). With a design that varies a bit for the four we just mentioned, the Nano has a single handlebar verse two handles of the other models. This makes it much, much easier to push with one hand which is absolutely an upgrade! It has a super small footprint making it great for travel and crowded spaces but also a really comfy seat. It has a two position recline, decent canopy and nice sized storage basket. The fold is a bit tricky at first, required 2 hands but once you get the hang of it is a breeze.
6 – Baby Jogger City Mini: Hands down my favorite lightweight stroller. Actually, I love the City Mini GT (it has all terrain wheels) even more but the City Mini is lighter weight at 16.8 pounds verse the 20.9 pounds of the GT which is why it makes the list. The City Mini is lightweight in the world of strollers but the heaviest on this list. However, the fold is probably the easiest, a one handed pull of the strap and you’re folded. The unfold is equally as easy. You have an ample basket and HUGE canopy. The seat reclines to about flat making it suitable for younger ones and awesome for napping ones. I can’t say enough about how much I love these strollers. The City Mini/GT can easily be made a travel system with adapters available for additional purchase which makes this a contender for an everyday stroller but a near perfect on-the-go stroller.
What is your go to lightweight stroller? Do you have a secondary stroller for on-the-go or use your everyday stroller?