One’s baby is never felt to be a burden, at least to its parents, but the frickin’ “heavy as sand” stroller your in-laws got you for the baby shower is often cursed up to the highest heavens because of a pulled back muscle, or an awkward child-in-one-arm situation.
So if you’ve ever been caught in one of these anger management moments, its best for you to be searching for an easy to carry (and push), lightweight stroller that is as comfortable for you as it is for your baby.
Being that we are all about style and accessories on this site, I personally want to see that a parent’s choice of stroller come with all possible amenities and features that will keep your back and shoulders happy, and your child safe and protected. Of course, wouldn’t it be cool if you could get all these juicy bits also at an incredibly minimalist weight?
We thought you’d like that. That’s why we’ve lined up a few choice lightweight travel strollers for you to review.
The Chicco Capri is an ultra lightweight aluminum stroller that weighs a mere 11 pounds. Traveling with this stroller is nothing but an experience in total ease and comfort. Its aluminum frame comes loaded with a host of excellent features that are pretty unusual for a stroller this size.
The stroller is equipped with an adjustable, removable canopy that provides utmost protection from the sun, wind and cold. With its front wheel suspension, traveling through even the roughest of terrains can be a breeze.
- Has compact umbrella style fold, a carry bag and shoulder carry strap
- 2-position reclining seat and 5-point safety harness ensures total safety
- Large basket to store all your baby’s essentials
- Sun/shade cover does not stop the baby from getting wet
- Lacks durability
- Wheels are too close together
Whether you’re traveling locally or internationally, this compact lightweight stroller is just perfect for you, your back, your shoulder, and your baby. Comfort is virtually designed into this stroller, which is quite a bargain for the price it comes for, given that it is the weight of a bowling ball.
This one might be a wee bit difficult to push without hunching if you’re too tall (say 6 feet or more), but it’s great when it comes to the comfort of your child, with its adjustable canopy it is guaranteed to protect from sun and wind.
The usual cup holder may be missing, but, like a good Porsche 911, you can put your drink in the back storage pocket, which is large enough to carry a blanket or even a diaper bag.
If you’re looking for a travel-friendly, lightweight stroller, this one is just right for you. Not heavy on your pocket either, this compact fold stroller is less than 12 pounds. A 3-tier extended canopy ensures maximum protection from the harmful UV rays of the sun.
Designed for mobility, the Kolcraft Cloud Plus stroller has all the features of a regular, larger stroller but in a more compact format. You can easily carry your child up to 50 pounds in this stroller.
- Convenient one-hand and self-standing fold
- Multi-position reclining seat offers 5-point safety restraint system
- All-terrain wheels and front suspension for smooth ride
- Removable child tray with cup holder and parent tray with 2 cup holders
- Not good for walking or light jogging
So get ready to travel light with this stroller without compromising on any of the basic features that are absolutely essential for your baby’s comfort. Its light weight is no indicator of the range of amenities it comes with, making this stroller a must-have for all parents wanting the best for their children.
This is one real cool stroller, with a canopy whose peek-a-boo window expands and folds in, as and when needed. Ok, so you can’t take it out walking or jogging, but it’s nevertheless quite perfect for light strolls and shopping.
This CPSC certified lightweight stroller can be your child’s ride-along partner till 40 pounds. Its designer looks are ideal for a dream journey, without a truly designer price tag. With this stroller, fitted with a 5 adjustable point safety harness, your baby is assured of a safe and smooth ride. Some other attractive features include a full size canopy, adjustable footrest and multi-position seat recline.
- Foam padded handles for easy steering
- Front wheel suspension and front bar restraint for high levels of safety
- Requires some assembly
- Does not have a cup holder – what is it with these manufacturers!!!
Now here’s something that’s as smart-looking as your little baby. This lightweight umbrella stroller is a perfect match for your child as far as looks go, and also a great source of comfort and safety. You wouldn’t want to miss out on the chance of grabbing such a piece, would you?
This charcoal colored stroller is made of (yes, you guessed right) graphite aluminum frame. As light as a stroller can possibly be, the Joovy Groove stroller does come with a little higher price, but then all good things in life do.
The frame is fitted with non-pinch hinges, while the multi-position recline and adjustable footrest are structured for exceptional comfort for your little baby. Designed to support growing children, it marries functionality with ease. The storage space is abundant for you as well as your kid.
- Compact umbrella fold, convenient shoulder strap
- Generous canopy with sun visor and peek-a-boo window
- 5-point harness and reflective safety accents
- Dual brakes for safe parking when at a stop
- Rain cover needs to be purchased additionally
It’s a premium lightweight package that’s worth every cent you’ll spend on it. Ideal if you’re looking to replace your big bulky travel system with something light and compact. It’s more practical than some of the more expensive strollers in the market. The non-pinch hinges lend it reinforced side support, ensuring greater durability. The deep seat recline has infinite adjustment possibilities, which means your child will remain ensconced in comfort in virtually any position while strolling.
If you’re all set to begin your child’s journey on a lightweight stroller, there’s variety galore, as you’d have discovered by now.
You could go for the Chicco Capri if you’re keen to give your baby total protection from the sun and wind.
The Kolcraft Cloud Plus is the perfect choice of an all-terrain stroller designed for comfort and security.
If it’s ease of steering and a smooth ride for your child that you’re looking for, just go for the Dream On Me Journey lightweight stroller.
For a little extra (if you’re willing to dish that out for your baby), you can opt for the Joovy Groove, complete with a host of features that are built for durability.
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