We are traveling across the country (to Tucson!) in April, and I want to buy an umbrella stroller to take with us. (The BOB doesn’t really seem all that airplane friendly )
But I’m so overwhelmed by the choices and prices! Since we’re using this for travel and car use only, I don’t want to spent too much, but I also don’t want to go pick out the cheapest stroller on the market since we need it to be functional and reliable when we are using it. This will eventually be our car stroller when he outgrows the snap-and-go too.
It needs to be lightweight and have good storage capacity, both of which are going to be really important for travel. Durability is also up there. Based on some preliminary research, this lot seems to be some of the top choices for under $150 (not sure I want to go any higher). The $40 First Year’s Jet seems to be a great steal, but then I wonder what the UPPABaby G-Lite has that costs $100 more!? I’d love your feedback and advice from traveling with a baby to the airport to your favorite umbrella stroller.
1) Contours Lite $58
One-hand fold. Snack tray for older baby. BIG basket! 16 pounds. Looks a little bulky. Bigger canopy.
2) The First Year’s Jet $40
Number one on Amazon. Great price! 11 pounds. Good reviews. Console storage built in. Basket looks kind of small..
3) Chicco C6 $80
Good reviews. 11 pounds. Basket looks small. Comes with a carry bag!
4) Inglesina Swift $120
Expensive. Touts a carry handle and big basket. Locks into a compact block for easy carrying. 13 pounds.
5) Chicco Capri $70
11 pounds. Carry bag included. Carry strap too.
6) Maclaren Volo $130
Carry strap. Rain cover. One hand breakdown. Big basket. Water resistant hood. Only 8 pounds!
7) UPPABaby G-Lite $140
SPF big canopy. Basket looks roomy. 8 pounds. Stands when folded.
8) The First Year’s Ignite $60
Parent console. 14 pounds. Larger wheels.
9) Baby Cargo $109
Interior side pockets. Rain cover. Roomy basket. 16 pounds. Shoulder strap.
Which would you buy?
Do you guys have one of these for checking at the gate? It’s $12.
I also stumbled upon this accessory – I always need more space for my phone, water, etc!