If you’re looking for the best travel stroller, I’m here to help.
We’re not going to make you scroll through a million words of waffle to find out which is the best travel stroller (but if you want more information, see below!)
The best travel stroller is the BabyZen Yoyo
I’ve tried many lightweight strollers and the BabyZen Yoyo+ is by far the best. I sometimes receive strollers to review on this blog, but I’m also a little particular about strollers and have purchased quite a few myself!
The main reason why this stroller is the best travel stroller is because it is comfortable for a newborn baby, but also comfortable and durable for a 3-year-old.
I get it. You may be thinking, “My child won’t use this stroller until he’s 3 years old!” But they will. Trust me, they will! Maybe only once in a while, but most of her 3-year-olds still need to jump in the stroller from time to time, and sometimes even lie down there and take a nap.
The red one is Babyzen Yoyo+ with 4 year old George in it!
Here’s why I think the Babyzen Yoyo+ is the best travel stroller
- lightweight at only 6.2kg
- suitable for newborns up to 22kg
(It’s important to note that it feels very sturdy, even with large toddlers and small children in it. Almost all lightweight strollers are fine for small babies, but you’ll notice a difference when it gets heavier.)
- When folded, it becomes small (it fits in the footwell of the car, so it does not take up trunk space)
- It is fully reclining
- It’s stylish
- It feels good to press
- Comes with a large hood
- Comes with a small but sufficient shopping cart
- Easy to clean
- very stable
- Bonnet and seat liner are replaceable
You can change the bonnet and seat liner so you don’t have to worry about gender-specific colors, and a new bonnet will make your old stroller look like new, making it easier to resell!
- Newborn packs with bassinet also available
- Connect two strollers together by purchasing the Connect Stroller Extension Kit
There are a couple of cons with the Babyzen Yoyo+ travel stroller
This is one of the most expensive travel strollers on the market, priced at £399
Shopping cart is a little difficult to access
The folding mechanism can be a little difficult to master (just don’t tell your grandma, she’ll never understand!)
Despite the shortcomings, we still think the Babyzen Yoyo+ is the best travel stroller you can buy and would 100% recommend it to anyone.
Do you even need a travel stroller or lightweight pram?
Here I’ll throw a spanner in the works and admit that many people don’t really need a lightweight stroller. I travel all the time, but I don’t think I really need it.
However, it may be necessary in the following cases:
- If you are using public transport and need to fold it (not on a plane, because you don’t need to fold it into a small space)
- If your car has a small trunk
- If you don’t have space to store a bulky stroller at home
- If your child is at an age where they rarely use the stroller, but may jump in occasionally
Surely you need a travel stroller for travelling?
No, that’s not true.
There’s one thing you need:
Travel strollers should be folded into one piece.
An integrated stroller will make your time on the plane much easier as you are less likely to lose any parts when putting it in the hold of the plane.
Many airlines allow you to bring two baby items on board for free. Therefore, if the stroller is folded into his two parts, then all the equipment installed in the stroller will be on it. This means you can’t use car seats or travel cribs.
That being said, you can get a carry bag for the stroller so I guess everything fits in one bag and that counts as one piece of equipment (Bugaboo Cameleon definitely has one). Please double check with your airline. But I think you’re right!
As a family of five, we have ditched the travel stroller completely and now travel in the Mountain Buggy Duet, which is usually a heavy double stroller. We like it because it’s easy to maneuver and you can store tons of stuff in the basket or extra seat. It’s also very comfortable and can be squeezed into almost any surface.
It passes airline tests because it folds up into one piece, and you don’t have to worry about the fact that it’s big and heavy because someone else can pick it up and drop it off the plane!
It’s large, so if you go on vacation and rent a smaller car, you’ll have to consider whether it will fit in the trunk with your luggage, but we had no problems with it.
The Mountain Buggy Duet is a terrible stroller, but since it folds up into one piece (provided you have a regular seat on it and not a baby bassinet), it’s fine on a plane.
If you’re still thinking a travel stroller or lightweight pram is for you then here are some other options.
Now, if you want to read a little more and find out more about the research, here are some lightweight strollers that are great for travel and everyday use.
The cheapest travel stroller
Cuggle Laurel Stroller
If your travel stroller isn’t used often, you may want a cheaper, brighter option for occasional use. Then choose the Cuggle Laurel Stroller, priced at £30. It weighs only 4.9kg, so it’s perfect if you’re likely to carry it around.
it has all the safety features like a steel chassis, five-point harness, link brakes, and dual suspension, but there are no extras like a sunshade or shopping cart, and there’s no reclining feature. It is suitable for children weighing up to 15 kg, but will definitely be wobbly for children over this weight.
The best travel stroller for travelling solo
the best part about this lightweight stroller (only 7kg) is that it can be folded with one hand. This is very helpful when holding your baby with one hand and placing the stroller with the other. I’ve tried several strollers that claim to be easy to fold, but none have been as good as the Micralite!
A complete video review of Mircalite Profold can be found here.
Best budget all-rounder
Joie Nitro Stroller
This popular umbrella stroller is budget-friendly, lightweight, durable, easy to fold and transport, has two-wheel suspension, and even comes with a rain cover. What more do you need!?
Best to be taken onboard a plane as cabin luggage
silver cross jet
This can be useful if you want to take a travel stroller on the plane (for example, if you have long distances between terminals, can connect quickly, or if you have a heavy baby who is likely to be asleep by the time you land). To bring a stroller onto a plane. You will need a stroller that can be folded into a shape similar to a small suitcase. Otherwise, airline staff may not allow you to take it on board.
The stylish Silver Cross Jet is a nifty little stroller with an unusual folding system. It folds up into the same shape as a small suitcase, so you can take it on a plane and store it in an overhead locker. Many travel strollers fold up to be very small, but their length prevents them from being stored in overhead bins.
Best if you have a baby and a toddler
juvie caboose ultra light
I had the original Joovy Caboose and loved the design. The original was too heavy to be practical, but the new ultra-light version looks great!
There is a bench and stand-on board behind the front seats, allowing your little one to hop on, sit or stand freely. A more durable and convenient version of the clip-on buggy board with the added benefit of a comfortable seat. It’s a great option if your older child is too big for a double stroller, but you need them to take a break from time to time or keep them close in a crowd.
The Joovy Caboose isn’t the smallest or lightest stroller, but it’s a great option if you’re traveling with a baby or toddler.
Best if you have two little ones/twins
mountain buggy nano duo
At just 73cm wide, the Mountain Buggy Nano Duo isn’t much wider than many solo strollers, but it has two full-size seats and a deep recline. It can be folded compactly, making it ideal for travel and storage.
We have a larger version of the Nano Due, the Mountain Buggy Duet, which we really like, but if you want something smaller and lighter, this is a better option.
Read more: What to bring on a plane with an infant