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Best Travel Strollers: Honest & Updated Reviews

Best Travel Strollers: Honest & Updated Reviews

Before I had my baby I thought that picking up a stroller was a simple task. With so many strollers available on the market I thought anything I get should be good to travel with, as I’ve seen many parents gate checking their travel strollers.

When many friends warned me that I’ll need two strollers: one for home and one for travel, I didn’t believe them. Let me tell you – I was very wrong. In fact, I ended up with FOUR strollers I’ve been frequently using as my circumstances changed and ended up buying and selling a decent amount of other strollers. I didn’t research everything I needed from the beginning and was following the trends, which was a big mistake.

A travel stroller is one of the most useful things to travel with a baby.

Why trust me?

I’m your crazy stroller lady! I’ve owned over 50 strollers, because I’m crazy about honest reviews.

I have detailed reviews on my lifestyle/parenting blog.



Strollers for Travel
Uppababy Vista was perfect for buggy-friendly mountain hikes, but would never travel with it ever again or use it for two kids.

Best Travel Strollers in 2023

Overall winner: Babyzen Yoyo
Runner-up 1: Joolz Aer
Runner-up 2: Inglesina Quid
Best Double Travel Stroller: Zoe Twin+
Runner-up double: Larktale Caravan Coupe

When my research on travel strollers started and I quickly realized that there was no such thing as a perfect travel stroller. Every stroller had its pros and cons, and it really depends on what does your child and you prefer.

Each lightweight travel stroller comes with fewer features and comfort, but that’s the tradeoff for the other functions.

The best traveling strollers are those that are lightweight and narrow to lug around and carry, but feature extras such as recline, a sun canopy, and a decent basket underneath.

best travel strollers
Traveling with our favorite stroller in Italy

Travel Stroller or Stroller for Airplane?

All strollers for airplanes are good travel strollers, but not all travel strollers are good for the airplane.

If you’re planning on flying often, don’t think you will be exploring all day, or have older kids that might only need the stroller occasionally then consider a stroller that fits in the overhead compartment (I created a dedicated list here).

travel pram
Consider the fact that you might have to lift the stroller on buses, trains, and other forms of public transport. Or even the trunk.

Travel Stroller for Infant

One big myth about travel strollers is that they can’t be used from birth. These days it’s absolutely not true, as many recline flat or offer a newborn insert.

The only strolling equipment you cannot use since birth (unless it’s car seat compatible) are stroller wagons. But, as handy as they are at home I’d only recommend traveling with the smallest ones – like Larktale Caravan Coupe for example.

Some babies love strollers, while others prefer carriers. Some only want to sleep with a flat recline, others like mine hate a flat recline ever since he turned 3 months. Some love cocoons, and others hate cocoons. Some are fine in a car seat, others like mine hate the car seat.

You’ll want to see how do you handle luggage and carry-ons on the plane and how a stroller fits or doesn’t fit, in this scenario.

Can a Travel Stroller Be Used Since Birth?

We started traveling with baby Dylan since he was 2 weeks old. By 4 months he flew on 20 flights, at least half of which I’ve taken solo just with him, without my partner. Most travel strollers cannot be used from birth and it’s recommended that you wait at least 4-6 months, as they don’t fully recline.

There are a few strollers, however, that have an option of a newborn insert or flat recline that can make them usable from birth. As great as it sounds, however, my baby basically refused any type of bassinet or cocoon by 3 months. There was no way I was able to put him in a bassinet to lie flat.

Do You Need a Carseat Clip Option for a Travel Stroller?

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Strapping a car seat in isn’t something anyone should do unless you’re in a car because it’s not healthy for a baby. Practically though, I think it also defeats the purpose of a lightweight stroller (most car seats aren’t exactly light at all!) – I’d rather strap the car seat to my carry-on.

Various types of strollers either recline flat or offer a newborn insert, which makes them usable from birth.

However, some parents might want to have this option and it’s a fair requirement. Almost all travel strollers have a clip-on option, vs umbrella strollers mostly don’t.


Detailed Reviews of Good Travel Strollers

Babyzen Yoyo+ Stroller

20 x 17 x 7  (folded) | 13lbs | $$$
52 x 44 x 18 cm | 6.2kg

For a long time there was no competition for Babyzen Yoyo, and this stroller used to be no.1 on the market. I believe it still is honestly.

As it’s on the more expensive side, I tried to avoid getting it as I thought I can easily get away with another travel stroller – just to realize I needed a Yoyo after all.

I tested it when traveling in Italy, Greece, PolandMalta, France, Mexico, Spain, El Salvador and the USA.

Its wheels, while small, are surprisingly good and there’s no need to even lift the stroller over the curb or cobblestones. I’ve also driven through mud and gravel without any issues. It’s definitely sturdier than some other travel strollers that are actually heavier, like Joolz Aer or Bugaboo Butterfly.

It’s the only travel stroller that doesn’t fall backward with a diaper bag or another stroller hanging from it (Yoyo Connect) – even without a baby sitting in the stroller.

Many people complain would be the fact that the seat recline degree isn’t flat, but it’s just the same as other travel strollers because that’s the law – super compact strollers can’t fully recline for tripping hazard. The recline is more than sufficient.

If you want Yoyo to be suitable from birth you will have to get a newborn pack or bassinet (I recommend a newborn pack over a bassinet because it folds with the stroller!).

You can now make Yoyo a double stroller with Yoyo Connect. It’s an absolute game changer as you can fold the other stroller when an older sibling wants to walk!

WARNING: There are fake Yoyo strollers sold online and known as Yoya Baby Stroller and they’re not safe or tested. Don’t buy them.

Pros:

  • Fits as cabin luggage on ALL planes
  • Can be one-hand folded on the 2nd step
  • Great wheels & suspension
  • Easily maneuverable with one hand
  • Can be a double with Yoyo Connect

Cons:

  • Needs additional Yoyo-only accessories (footrest, bug net, bumper bar)
  • Canopy on a smaller side
  • Basket on the smaller side, but sufficient
  • Pricy

Would I Recommend It Overall: YES

Read my extra detailed review of Babyzen Yoyo+ Stroller

Babyzen Yoyo+

Joolz Aer

21″ L x 17.7″ W x 8.5″ H (folded) | 13.4 lbs | $$
53 x 44 x 22 cm | 6 kg

Unlike full-size Joolz strollers, in my opinion, Aer is somehow well-designed. Somehow because the stroller won’t fold if you use it with a bumper bar officially made by Joolz – which is odd.

It has a one-hand fold, good recline, peek-a-boo window and other perks one might want from a travel stroller. It also includes accessories like a rain cover.

Wish the button to fold wasn’t in the middle of the handlebar as it makes things more difficult when steering with one hand.

The seat back is higher than on many other competitors and the canopy is plenty big.

Tiny planes will not fit it, because of an additional inch in height, unfortunately.

I still love this stroller and it offers a bassinet for a newborn as well (only two travel strollers offer that option – another one is Yoyo).

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Full review is available here.

Pros:
  • Sturdy wheels
  • Easy one-hand fold & unfold
  • Big basket
  • Lifetime warranty
Cons:
  • On the pricier side
  • Doesn’t fold with bumper bar
  • Won’t fit on smaller planes

Would I Recommend It Overall: Yes


Inglesina Quid

23 x 18.3 x 6.8 (folded) | 13 lbs | $$
58 x 46 x 17 | 5 kg

I rarely see Inglesina listed in the top choices for a travel stroller, but I feel like it deserves a mention because it’s honestly a good product.

It’s very similar to Uppababy Minu at a more affordable price, but folds smaller, the canopy is better in terms of flimsiness and adjustable footrest.

I used it in the US so far and I like it a lot.

You need to buy accessories because it doesn’t come with a rain cover or carry bag. There are currently no car seat attachments so there’s no way to use it with a newborn.

The recline isn’t completely flat, but almost flat and I believe no kid ever needs more than 150 degrees after getting used to it.

While the stroller is bigger than other smaller brands it might not always fit on all aircraft, you might be able to squeeze it on some but don’t always count on it.

Pros:

  • Big canopy
  • Almost full-recline (adjustable levels)
  • Much more affordable than most
  • Various cute designs
  • Adjustable in-built footrest
  • Bumper bar included

Cons:

  • Needs both hands to fold & unfold
  • No carseat attachment possible
  • Seat/fabric doesn’t come off so we’re still figuring out how to clean it
  • Won’t fit in overhead bin

Would I Recommend It Overall: YES



Bugaboo Butterfly

22 x 15 x 9  (folded) | 15.8 lbs | $$
55 x 38 x 23 | 7.2 kg

Bugaboo Butterfly is a highly anticipated and marketed replacement for the now discontinued Bugaboo Ant.

Butterly is surely an improvement from Ant, but it’s far from being a decent competitor of Babyzen Yoyo or even Joolz Aer, in my opinion.

It folds but you need a little push at the end and the carry strap gets lots in the stroller. The basket underneath is perfect with mesh sides but things could fall out through front. No issues with navigating it on uneven terrains.

The seat is actually taller than Yoyo’s or most strollers and has a higher weight limit up to 50 lbs, so it’s advertised that it can be used for a child longer but as the canopy is built-in I have to disagree – for a tall child 3.5 years is a max (as tested on my child – we also maxed out on top straps and he told me he feels uncomfortable at only 3 years, not even 3.5).

While the seat height is tall the canopy is built-in which results in similar headspace as on strollers with lower seat back height. The recline is also less than on Babyzen Yoyo or Joolz Aer.

I tested it when in the USA. You can read my extra detailed review here.

The wheels are durable, but the stroller is a bit heavier and bigger than Yoyo which means it won’t always fit all smaller aircrafts. But, when the stroller is folded, all 4 wheels are down, unlike in Yoyo, so you don’t get your clothes covered in dirt. The break also makes up for the wheels, as it’s easy to lock and unlock.

My other concerns with this stroller are the footrest that is harder to adjust (seems tight, especially when stroller is folded already) and smaller kids can get their feet caught in it, due to the space between fabric and material.

Pros:

  • Amazing basket
  • Folds with bumper bar
  • Adjustable harness
  • Big extendable canopy
  • Washable seat fabric
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Cons:

  • Frame paint peels off easily and scratches
  • No newborn options apart from a car seat
  • In-built footrest gets in the way
  • Carry strap can block the break and often disappears inside when the stroller is folded

Would I Recommend It Overall: Not Really for this Price

Bugaboo Butterfly vs Babyzen Yoyo – it’s not even a fair comparison honestly, Babyzen Yoyo is much better quality.

BabyJogger City Tour 2

22 x 17 x 9 (folded) | 14 lbs | $
57 x 45 x 23 | 6.3 kg

First things first – BabyJogger is a brand name and none of their strollers are jogging strollers. City Tour is more lightweight and newer brother of the Babyjogger City Mini GT, which I’d probably recommend more overall unless you need to exclusively for travel.

It’s smaller and sturdier than Mountain Buggy, but not as sturdy as Yoyo. It offers an almost full recline and built-in footrest, which is a huge plus. The only downside is a small canopy.

The basket is spacious, but I wouldn’t hang anything from the handlebar as it could tip over.

The seat could have more depth as it’s shallow, but not terrible. The straps aren’t super comfortable according to my child, but the younger one never complained.

Pros:
  • One-hand fold
  • Many colors available
  • Big basket
  • Near flat recline
Cons:
  • Two-hand unfolding
  • Seat is a bit hard
  • Won’t fit in the overhead on some airlines

Would I Recommend It Overall: Possibly

ZOE Tour+

22″ x 14″ x 9″ (folded) | 11.3 lbs | $$

Zoe Traveler+ is the most popular ZOE stroller and it’s one of the best on the market, especially if you take price into consideration.

It has all the features you might need: almost flat recline, big canopy, bumper bar, big storage.

It can also be expanded to tandem with an extra seat that can be removed easily.

The Tour+ is slightly wider with a taller seat back than Zoe Traveler, making it better for everyday use as your little one grows and you more frequently need increased storage. It’s compatible with a car seat adapter.

The basic included wheels work fine, but not as great as Yoyo or Cybex. Zoe will go through cobblestones, but not as smoothly as you might want it to go.

Pros:

  • Can fit infant
  • Almost flat recline
  • Big canopy
  • Expandable to 2nd seat
  • Option of off-road wheels

Cons:

  • Basic wheels aren’t amazing
  • Might not fit in the overhead

Would I Recommend It Overall: YES

GB Pockit Stroller
GB Pockit+: baby looks incredibly uncomfortable and you cannot adjust that much. Dylan was about 5 months.

Cybex Eezy S Twist 2

20 x 18 x 12 (folded) | 11.3 lbs | $$
53 x 45 x 25 | 6 kg

Cybex Eezy S Twist (the 2018 version) was the first travel stroller I’ve ever purchased. I thought it would let me pay less than I would for Yoyo and I was wrong – it’s not even close to Yoyo. Unless you fly a lot I think it is a great stroller for the price.

While it fit just fine in overhead bins on big planes (Emirates), on smaller European routes it was missing a few centimeters in depth. Folding and unfolding are super easy with one click.

I do think that the newer version Eezy S Twist S is not worth it, because the price is also double what it was for the 2018 first version.

I tested it when in Italy, USA, Mauritius and Poland.


The new version has a few improvements such as a bumper bar, can accommodate a bassinet (the previous version could only accommodate a car seat) and a footrest. However, the recline is not as flat as it used to be and it all folds even bigger than the 2018 model. It means it can pretty much very rarely fit in the overhead compartment of the plane.

It can easily be pushed with one hand even on mud or grass. As the wheels suspensions work great, it’s good the handlebar doesn’t feel hard at all. It doesn’t have a peekaboo window, but as you can turn the seat around it’s easier to keep an eye on the baby.

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While the canopy is naturally not waterproof we got caught in the rain once and the baby wasn’t drenched. That said, it’s water-resistant for sure.

As I bought it early on when my baby was just a month old I purchased an additional newborn cocoon, which he loved until he was about 3 months old. He then refused to be put in it and wanted to be strapped in with regular straps. It might be my baby specific, or the fact that it was over 90 degrees (35 C) outside. Possibly he would have felt differently about it in the winter.

A few of my complaints would be the seat and frame. The seat doesn’t give the baby much depth, so might not work great for chubby babies. Some parents complain that the seat is too narrow (45 cm), but Yoyo, Ant, or GB Pockit have even narrower seats. You can’t expect a narrow airplane-friendly stroller with a wide seat. The frame easily gets scratched, so be prepared for it to look slightly beat-up.

Also, compared to Yoyo it feels less sturdy (but more than Mountain Buggy Nano) and a bit harder to drive over uneven surfaces, but for this price I can’t ask for everything.

Cybex Eezy S Twist

Pros:

  • Easily Reversible Seat
  • Full recline
  • Big basket
  • Easy one-hand fold

Cons:

  • Narrow seat
  • Static footrest, so no footrest when parent-facing
  • No peekaboo window

Would I Recommend It Overall: Not Quite



Uppababy Minu

23 x 20 x 11 (folded) | 14.8 lbs | $$$
59 x 52 x 29 | 6.7 kg

Uppababy Minu basically replaces the bulky umbrella stroller Uppababy G-Luxe. You can’t beat their customer service if something breaks and their free repair service in the US, Canada and UK.

The fold is super easy, basically, it folds the same way as Cybex Eezy S Twist, but it can also stand on its own.

Unfolding technically requires one hand, but you need to open a small lock on the side first, and for me it kept locking back unless I used both hands, unfortunately.

I tested it when in the USA. You can read my extra detailed review here.

The wheels are the best and can go on any terrain. The peekaboo window has mesh ventilation and can be covered to protect the baby from the sun.

The hoods in all Uppababy products are the best of the best in terms of size, but unlike in their full-size strollers the Minu canopy is fragile and I can see it breaking easily.

One concern some parents might have about the seat is that when the child bends forward the whole seat back moves as well. It’s not a deal breaker for me (Babyzen Yoyo and Cybex Libelle do the same thing) but some parents aren’t happy about that.

If you’re a bumper bar parent like me, don’t be too excited about the Minu bumper bar that’s included with the stroller. It’s a bit of a joke, because it’s way too short it feels like an additional hard belly strap – when my baby holds it his elbows are squished all the way back (see photo below).

I’d actually say that Minu can definitely be used a main stroller as well, not just a bigger travel stroller. As it might be too big for many parents to travel with all the time, especially on planes, if you have no space in the apartment you can just get Minu instead of a giant Vista or Cruz.

Pros:

  • Sturdy quality tall seat
  • Easy one-hand fold
  • High handlebar
  • Fantastic customer service
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Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Bulkier than others
  • Needs both hands to unfold
  • Bumper bar is way too short

Would I Recommend It Overall: Maybe


ZOE Twin+ Double Travel Stroller

29 x 28 x 9 (folded) | 19 lbs | $$$
73 x 71 x 22 cm | 8.6 kg

ZOE is still relatively narrow and extra lightweight for a side-by-side stroller. For a double, it folds fantastic and small and it’s also Disney approved stroller.

Did I mention it can also expand to a triple?

Zoe Twin is one of the strollers I never thought I’d be recommending but ended up loving it. Switching to a double stroller when you have a toddler is a pain in the butt – not going to lie. We kept considering just getting two single travel strollers, but decided to try out Zoe and didn’t regret it.

Each seat can recline separately, the canopy is just amazing (similar to their single stroller) and there’s even a cupholder for the kid and parent.

I tested it in the USA and Mexico (read my detailed review).

Pros:
  • Huge canopy
  • Easy one-hand fold
  • Cupholders included
  • Great recline
Cons:
  • Won’t fit though many doors in small historic cities or Europe
  • Wheels could be better

Would I Recommend It Overall: Yes!


Contours Bitsy Compact Fold

22 x 11 x 10 (folded with handle) | 12.3 lbs | $
55 x 27 x 25 | 5.5 kg

Contours Bitsy isn’t the most popular stroller on the market, but it should be. It’s cheap and has almost everything you need.

Contours has something that many other strollers are lacking: sandal-friendly brake. While there’s no recline it has an in-built bumper bar, it’s a super compact fold fitting in the overhead.

The wheels are so maneuverable and provide a smooth ride.

Pros:

  • Ultra-compact
  • One hadn fold
  • Protected underneath basket
  • Sandal friendly brake

Cons:

  • No recline
  • Seat is quite hard
  • Not everything is detachable to wash

Would I Recommend It Overall: Yes


baby pram for travel
Cybex Eezy S Twist passed the sand test!
Strollers for Travel

Compact Stroller for Disney

Many parents are always looking for a stroller for Disney World since kids, even older, won’t want to walk too much and most big strollers aren’t approved for Disney.

While Disneyworld has a stroller rental service, it costs $15 and it might not be everyone’s preferred choice – especially since you still need to get through the airport and to various parks. Disney rental stroller is like a giant plastic container.

Since 2019 wagons are NOT permitted at Disneyworld and Disneyland anymore either. Many parents were bringing wagons to Disneyworld, but it’s no longer possible.

Strollers larger than 31” (79 cm) in width and 52” (132cm) in length are not permitted to reduce space, so keep this in mind.


Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Travel Stroller

How Much Are You Willing to Spend?

I originally refused to pay a lot for a second stroller. However, as I travel all the time I realized that I’d rather spend extra money to be able to comfortably fold the stroller and bring it with me on the plane.

You might think that a cheap stroller from Walmart is good for your trip to Disney, but keep in mind that if it breaks right after you won’t be able to use it again or sell it. It doesn’t always pay off to be cheap.

Is Taking It With You Into the Overhead Bin Important?

Personally, I hate gate-checking the stroller or car seat. After you deplane you need to usually wait forever for the stroller to be returned to you and pray that it’s not lost or destroyed. If they even return it to you at the gate, because some airports in Europe simply don’t return it until the luggage belt. If it’s raining it might also arrive soaking wet.

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Do You Need a One-Hand Fold Travel Stroller?

If you’re always traveling with your partner, one-hand fold might not be as important. However, if you’re handling your child alone, especially babies that cannot yet stand up, along with your luggage, one hand fold might become a must. For me, it was a deal-breaker.

You will need to fold your stroller and put it through the X-ray machine while going through security if you are gate checking it or taking it as hand luggage. If it doesn’t fold compactly it will need to be manually inspected and takes extra time.

One way or another, you’ll need to hold your baby and fold the stroller with one hand. Otherwise, you’ll need to hand the baby off to someone as you fold and unfold the stroller.

Babyzen Yoyo

Uppababy Vista stroller


Babyzen Yoyo vs Bugaboo Ant
Bugaboo Ant did okay-ish on gravel and stones, but overall wasn’t practical

IMPORTANT Things to Consider:

1) If you look at any family blogs or websites with reviews you’ll see the same strollers popping up over and over again. However, every year they come up with new strollers with more improvements. 2 years ago the same stroller might not have had the same function the newer model of the same stroller has now.

Many reviews are also sponsored or gifted and then not allowed to mention flaws (you’re asked to omit the flaws and say nothing). Always look for reviews of the newest model on the market!

2) Many all-in-one travel stroller reviews haven’t even seen the stroller they’re reviewing. I read that some fit in the overhead bin when they clearly don’t and that some recline when they don’t.

I read many complaints that apparently, the stroller I own doesn’t recline, when in fact it reclines flat. That said – make sure you’re certain about the things you need before you purchase a stroller. As you can see from the photos, I tested most strollers I’m talking about.


Which Compact Strollers Didn’t Make the Cut and Why?

SilverCross Jet – Too restricted basket, complicated fold, and not worth the price.

Summer Infant 3D Lite – While super cheap, it’s an umbrella stroller so too bulky after folding and breaks easily. Plus, double wheels are harder to maneuver.

Besrey Airplane Stroller Double wheels hard to maneuver, no recline at all.

Jovial Portable Folding Baby Stroller – Great stroller, but the front wheels have to be unlocked manually by hand – yuck!

Kolcraft Cloud Umbrella – You get what you pay for. It tears along the sides where internal poles rub within a month and doesn’t recline at all.

Bombi Bebee – Too flimpsy and too short seat space.


Best Travel Stroller Accessories

Often you can buy accessories like cup holders, bag clips, or trays to make the stroller more convenient. That, on top of the basics such as rain cover and bug net.

While many strollers already come with a bug net and rain cover, many do not – and it might not depend on the stroller, but on the place you’re ordering it from.

Even when buying on Amazon, you’ll have 10 different companies supplying the same stroller with different bundles.

The problem with many strollers is that not everything from one stroller will fit on the other. For instance, Babyzen Yoyo or Bugaboo Ant requires its own accessories because of the design and there’s no way around it (I’ve tried).

Add everything to your budget before making a final decision about the best travel strollers.

tanveer

Saturday 30th of September 2023

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Savannah

Thursday 31st of August 2023

Love all the information. What are your thoughts on the twist and shake stroller? Have you tried it?

Anna Karsten

Thursday 31st of August 2023

I haven't tried it and honestly haven't even heard about it as it's not really sold anywhere outside of their own website. Just took a look at it though and the seat seems ridiculously angled to a semi-reclined position in the most upright option, so from me it would be a no,

Becca

Thursday 3rd of August 2023

Thanks so much for this thorough review! One issue I have with our current stroller is that my daughter wants to sit up more straight sometimes, but it’s too reclined. Most of these look very reclined at their straightest point. Do you have a recommendation for which one sits up at less of an angle than another?

Anna Karsten

Sunday 6th of August 2023

Unfortunately it's a very common issue and stroller manufacturers don't seem to care (in fact, the newer the strollers the more reclined in the most upright positions are :/ ). It's the worst with any jogging strollers actually. All these have fairly similar angle, but the best solution is to get a bumper bar for the child and get a stroller that has retractable seat (basically, when the child pulls forward the seat moves with them, despite them being strapped in). Strollers that do that are: Babyzen Yoyo, Inglesina Quid, Zoe, Cybex Orfeo.

Thomas

Thursday 3rd of August 2023

Any thoughts on the Mompush Lithe V2?

Anna Karsten

Thursday 3rd of August 2023

Full review coming to my other blog - Annainthehouse.com this week actually. It's a good budget stroller, but I have mixed feelings about calling it a true travel stroller, because it's still pretty big when folded.

Kate

Wednesday 28th of June 2023

Amazing post! Would love your opinion, as I’ve officially confused myself by looking at so many options. I have the Vista V2 and want a backup stroller to keep in the car and for minimal airplane travel. I have a super tall baby (32” at 10 mo) and would love something that will last as long as possible. I am also tall (5’10”) and husband is taller (6’6”) - hence the tall baby! So we need something we won’t kick when walking or have to hunch down to grasp the handlebars. I’d love to stay around $250-300 including accessories (cup holder and travel bag would be nice). I keep going back to the ergo baby metro+, inglesina quid, city tour, colugo, Cybex beezy, and, randomly, mom push lithe v2. So, thoughts? Thank you!!

Kate

Wednesday 28th of June 2023

@Anna Karsten, thanks so much! It would primarily be our “errands” stroller to keep in the car, but we would also use it for travel a couple times a year. I don’t mind gate checking, so something a little bigger works. Because we use the vista as our primary stroller, I don’t want to spend a lot more on a second stroller that’s pretty much a backup for convenience sake. I do like the look of the inglesina quid more than the city tour. Am I overlooking any others you love? Thanks again!!

Anna Karsten

Wednesday 28th of June 2023

My firstborn was just as tall as yours so I get it, but will tell you not to worry about it that much. I will be real: for a good travel stroller this budget is small especially with accessories, but if you're fine getting a "bigger" stroller that you will need to gate check when going on an airplane we can work with it. Although don't worry about a "travel bag" - it's something you will never use basically, because it's an extra step of having to put it in a bag and I'm yet to find a person who uses these - unless it's a big stroller bag for gate checking, but you can get these for $20 online (and I actually recommend it more than the included one as you can stuff extra things in there ;) )

Out of all the strollers you mentioned personally we like Inglesina Quid and City Tour the most. However, it really depends on what do you want your stroller for.

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