Top 10 Baby Strollers for 2014

best_strollers_2014kIf you are feeling overwhelmed stroller shopping process you are not along. Many parents feel lost because there are a lot of great models on the market. Every year there are many new releases that raise the bar for a modern stroller and the 2014 is not an exception.

I’ve already written an article on some of the cool new strollers that will be coming out later this year, but I also wanted to put together a list of top strollers that you can get RIGHT NOW.

Not all of them are brand new, some of them have been released a while ago, but still hold their spot. I will be updating this list as the year goes by and new strollers come out. Of course they have to meet my high standards first before making it to my special top 10.

All of the strollers below are high quality and very practical. For me it’s important for the stroller to have large canopy, deep recline, adjustable handle bars, adjustable leg rest, large basket, additional storage, travel system capability, price, and most importantly light weight.

1. Mamas & Papas Armadillo – $250

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This is absolutely my favorite stroller right now! It’s a lightweight modern looking stroller that created a big splash in the stroller industry. It weighs only 17 lbs, but has a capability to convert into a travel system. It’s full of luxury features like large canopy with a sunvisor, roomy seat, deep one-hand recline, adjustable leg rest, large basket, flip-flop friendly brake, and all-wheel suspension. I really like the one-hand compact fold. The small foot print makes is great for urban lifestyle. The City Mini and Britax B-Agile have a serious competition here! The seat can accommodate a child from birth and up to 50 lbs. The Armadillo retails for $250 on Amazon and comes with a rain cover. Here is my detailed review »

In case you are wondering, there are total of five different models in the Armadillo family: Armadillo, Armadillo XT, Armadillo City, Armadillo Flip, and Armadillo Flip XT. Check out my full side-by-side comparison.

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Here is a video overview.

2. Bumbleride Indie – $530

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The Indie is one of the most popular joggers on today’s market. I love this stroller because it is full of great features like HUGE canopy, adjustable foot rest, adjustable handle bar, deep recline, large easy to access basket, and easy fold. The seat is made out of bamboo-nylon eco-friendly fabric that is very easy to clean. The air filled all-terrain tires can tackle any terrain providing a smooth ride. Weighing ONLY 20 lbs, this is the lightest jogging stroller that is full of luxury features. It has a travel system capability and can convert into a pram with a purchase of an additional bassinet. The seat can accommodate a child from birth and up to 45 lbs. It retails for $530 and comes with a car seat adapter, cup holder and a bumper bar. Read my full review »

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Here is a video overview.

3. BOB Motion – $320

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The Motion model was a pleasant surprise from BOB company that usually specializes in joggers. It’s an all-terrain stroller that rolls on four air-filled tires. The state-of-the-art suspension system found usually only on joggers will provide your child with extra smooth ride. The maneuverability on Motion is superb! Parents love it for great features like roomy seat, adjustable handle bar, huge canopy, deep recline and one-hand fold. You can really take it anywhere: long walk in the park, store, or doctor’s office. It weighs only 23 lbs and has a travel system capability. The seat can accommodate a child from birth and up to 76 lbs (basically till college. LOL.) It retails for around $320 and comes with a car seat adapter. Here is my detailed review »

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4. Britax B-Agile – $230

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B-Agile is one of them most popular strollers that has been staying in my top 10 list for a while. It’s hard to beat this lightweight compact stroller that has all of the features of a regular stroller. It looks exactly like my favorite City Mini, but is even better! I know, it’s hard to believe. It has a huge canopy, roomy seat, deep recline, large basket, and all-wheel suspension. More importantly it weighs ONLY 16 lbs and has that amazing one-hand fold. You can totally have your child in one hand and fold the stroller with the other. I also really like the material of the seat which is made out of high quality easy-to-clean fabric. The seat can accommodate a child from birth and up to 55 lbs. It retails for around $230.  Read my full review »

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Here is a video overview.

5. Baby Jogger City Mini GT – $245

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This is an upgraded version of City Mini. It has an amazing huge canopy with two peekaboo windows (it’s that big!), adjustable handle bar, deep recline, roomy padded seat, hand brake, and my favorite easy one-hand fold. The  forever-air tires and front-wheel suspension provide a smooth ride absorbing a lot of bumps. The maneuverability on GT is FANTASTIC. It is really a one-hand stroller.

Weighing only 21 lbs, GT has all the features of a luxury stroller for a reasonable price. It’a perfect stroller for everyday use. Take it to the park for a long walk, grocery shopping, or to the mall.  The seat can accommodate a child from birth and up to 55 lbs. It can be purchased for around $245 depending on the color.  Read my full review »

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Here is a video overview.

6. UPPAbaby Vista – $820

Vista was on my list for last year and it’s still here. This is one of the COOLEST looking strollers that comes with a matching bassinet that allows you to turn it into a fashionable pram. LOV it! It’s full of great features like reversible seat, adjustable foot rest, telescoping handle bar, large basket, deep recline, great canopy with hidden sunvisor, forever wheels with all wheel suspension, and easy one-step fold.  For 2015 Uppababy has introduced a new RumblerSeat that you can add to Vista converting it into a double tandem stroller. There is also a PiggyBack board available for an older child. This luxury stroller weighs only 27 lbs (not bad for a reversible seat stroller). The seat can accommodate a child from birth and up to 55 lbs. You can buy it around $820 – $860 and it comes with a matching bassinet, mosquito net, rain cover, bumper bar, bassinet bug net, and bassinet storage bag. Read my full review »

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Here is a video overview.

7. Joovy Qool – $550

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The Qool is a new luxury full size stroller from Joovy. This modern looking stroller got a lot of people talking right after hitting the market in the beginning of this year. It has reversible seat with a super soft insert that feels almost like a memory foam. The adjustable handle bar and the bumper bar are covered with high quality leather.  The high-tech four wheel suspension system and sealed bearing wheels will provide a smooth ride for your baby. The maneuverability is outstanding!

I really like its huge canopy that goes all the way to the bumper bar shading your child completely. The Qool also features adjustable foot rest, 5 point harness, large basket, easy fold, and flip-flop friendly brake. The seat can accommodate a child from 3 months and up to 55 lbs. It also can be converted into a travel system for a newborn baby. It weighs only 21.5 lbs (lightweight for a reversible seat stroller). This stroller can be purchased for $550 in one of the 10 gorgeous colors (avocado color is my favorite). Here is my full review »

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Here is a video overview.

8. Contours Bliss 4-in-1 – $399

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This amazing stroller converts from infant car seat carrier, to pram, to take away carrycot, to a stroller – all in one piece! Since the seat transforms into a carrycot, you don’t even need to purchase a separate bassinet. How great is that? The seat is reversible and very roomy. And, you only need one hand to reverse it. I mean WOW!  It also has a huge canopy that goes all the way to the bumper bar, large basket, additional storage pockets, front-wheel suspension, flip-flop friendly brake, telescoping handle bars, never-flat tires, and easy fold. It comes with a cup holder, swing-away bumper bar, footmuff and infant car seat adapter that is compatible with over 20 most popular car seats.  The seat can accommodate a child from birth and up to 40 lbs. This baby weighs 24.5 lbs and retails for $399Here is my full review »

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9. Peg Perego Book Plus – $450

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This is a great addition to the Peg Perego family. This stroller won my heart with its amazing large canopy, adjustable foot rest, all-wheel suspension, adjustable handle bar, roomy seat, deep one-hand recline, and reversible seat. It weighs only 22 lbs (very low for a reversible seat stroller) and has that easy one-hand fold that we all like. The included footmuff helps to create a bassinet like environment for the newborn. The seat can accommodate a child from birth and up to 45 lbs. It retails for around $450 and comes with foot muff, cup holder, bumper bar, and rain cover.  Read my full review »

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10. Mountain Buggy Cosmopolitan – $550

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Last, but not least is the Cosmopolitan. It’s a luxury slick modern buggy that has a reversible seat that also converts into a FLAT BED for a newborn, so you don’t even need to buy a bassinet. It is a very compact stroller with an easy fold and great maneuverability. Perfect for urban lifestyle! It also features large canopy, all-wheel suspension, Aerotech never-flat tires,flip-flop friendly brake, adjustable foot rest, and a huge basket that can handle 22 lbs of stuff!  The seat can accommodate a child from birth and up to 44 lbs. You can also convert it into a travel system. This buggy is on the heavy side weighing 26 lbs. It retails for $550 and comes with a bumper bar. Here is my full review »

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~Susan Brian

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Comments

  1. nikki cooper says

    hi! im trying to see the best stroller for my needs. Looking for somthing my three year old can fit in now until our new baby comes in july 2014. I would like one handed folding and a large easy to get into basket are my main concerns thanks for the help!

    • Susan Brian says

      Hi Nikki. There are so many great strollers. I don’t know if you are looking for an all terrain stroller or not, but I can recommend BOB Motion which is a great stroller suitable for kids from birth and up to 76 lbs (which is basically to college). LOL. It has huge canopy, adjustable padded 5 point harness, adjustable handle bar, large basket, and large storage pocket in the back of the seat. You will love it! Susan

  2. amanda says

    Hi, Im having my first baby in July and cant decide on a stroller. I am not runner, but want to use the stroller for fast walking and want it to be good for walks on the beach. Live in SC so good UV and bug protection is a must. I am 5’2 and my husband is 6’3 so adjustable handlebar is needed. Is the uppababy vista truly worth the price tag? Most likey plan to have a second child in a few years.

    • Susan Brian says

      Hi Kristen. I love Bugaboo style and high quality. I think they make fabulous strollers. They are expensive! LOL. ~Susan

  3. Mayra says

    Hi Susan!
    I love the Post…
    I’m looking for a lightweight stroller and my favorites are Mini City and Britax B Agile. But both don’t have reversible seat and I still don’t know how it will be important for me.
    What do you think about the Bugaboo Bee? It’s a lightweight stroller with a reversible seat… But I didn’t find a lot of reviews about it.
    Thank you

    • Susan Brian says

      Hi Mayra. Between the City Mini and B-Agile I like B-Agile a little more. Rerversible seat is important only when your child is little. Toddlers don’t want to seat in the stroller period! Bugaboo Bee is a good quality stroller but is very bulky and doesn’t have that easy one-hand fold that B-Agile and City Mini do. Take a look at Aramadillo by Mamas and Papas. It’s a another great lightweight stroller. There will be also Armadillo Flip coming out soon which will have the reversible seat you want! ~Susan

  4. Patty says

    Hi could you suggest a stroller for a 2month old I would like something were she can grow with if thats available I’am currently using a travel system… I would like something not over 600 dollars or is that not being realistic? Thank you for your help.

    • Susan Brian says

      Hi Patty. I would be happy to help you. There are a lot of great strollers under $600 that will be perfect for a newborn. Could you give me a little more info into your lifestyle and things you like to do? For longs at the park, I would recommend getting an all-terrain stroller. For quick ins and outs out of the store and shopping mall something more compact and lighter with smaller wheels. Susan

  5. Marlene says

    I am a 65 year old grandma taking care of her eight month old grandson and loving it. I’m looking for a stroller in the $200 – $250 range. My biggest wish is a stroller in which the baby would be able to sit totally upright. I would like one that’s seat reclines, a bar across the front, large canopy, comfortably padded and not too heavy. It would mostly be used in the city but being able to handle rougher terrain would be good. If I have to pay more for all of these features, I will consider other strollers. I am overwhelmed by the choices and was pleased to discover your website. Hope you can help. :)

    • Susan Brian says

      Hi Mariene. The Peg Perego Vela Easy Drive is a lightweight compact stroller that has a very upright seat. It weighs only 16 lbs, has almost flat recline, large storage basket underneath and comes with a child’s tray. It’s a great stroller for running errands around town. The best news is that it’s in your price range! Susan

  6. Patricia says

    Hi there Susan,

    I’m a nanny and a baby gear enthusiast since I was 12 years old. I used to want to design strollers, but I decided my love of books and writing outweighed my love to design. I decided to be a nanny while working towards my writing career. Anyway, I’m surprisingly expecting my first baby in November. I’ve tested and tried out many strollers over the years and always decided that I would go with a Vista as it’s one of my favorites. Well now that I’m really having my own baby, I’m at a cross roads between two strollers, The Vista, and The City Versa with the GT wheel kit by Baby Jogger. I love both these strollers but I’m pretty sure my boyfriend is only going to let me have one lol. I need an all terrain stroller as we love to hike and take mountain trails, but I’m not into air filled tires because they’ve busted on me a few times as a nanny. It would mainly be on walking trails I suppose, because if we hike up, we would just take a carrier. I want a seat that is reversible as social interaction and security is important to me for my child. I would like a large basket and a higher weight capacity as I expect this kid to be on the large and solid variety lol. I also want a bassinet feature. I’m pretty sure both these strollers can handle what I would like, but I just don’t know what to pick. I may save a hundred dollars in the end after getting all the accessories I want with the Baby Jogger, but that’s not enough of a trade off if the vista would handle the terrain as good as the GT wheels would. What would you choose?
    Thanks. Sorry for the long post.

    • Susan Brian says

      Hi Patricia. I would go with Vista because it’s a such a great luxury stroller. The wheels will handle any terrain with no problem and the bassinet is to die for! Of course you will need a lighter stroller for quick trips and traveling, but I would definitely get Vista for everyday use if your budget allows. ~Susan

  7. Kasey says

    Hey Susan! Do you know if the Mamas & Papa’s Armadillo stroller is compatible with the Britax B Safe infant seat? I haven’t been able to find an adaptor for it. If there is not one, do you have another infant seat you would recommend that is compatible with the Armadillo? Thanks for the review!!

    • Susan Brian says

      Hi Kasey. I don’t think there is an adapter for Britax BSafe. Armadillo is compatible with following car seats:
      -Cybex Aton/Aton2/Aton Q
      -Graco Snugride 35/Snugride Click Connect
      -Chicco KeyFit 30
      -Nuna
      -Maxi Cosi Citi/Pebble/Cabriofix/Mico/Prezi
      -Besafe Izi Go

      Out of the whole list, I personally really like Chicco KeyFit 30. It’s a great car seat. The most important thing to remember about car seats is that the best car seat is the that is INSTALLED CORRECTLY. All the car seats are safe if you install it right. Unfortunately, 70% car seats are installed incorrectly. Hope this helps. Susan

  8. Janet says

    Bob Sport is the best one I suppose! I’ve been using it with my little one for more than a year, and enjoying it during runs, hikes and walks!

  9. K Lawrence says

    Hi Susan,

    I was wondering if you could please point us in the right direction.
    We are after a stroller with the following wish list:
    * Biggest wish is for it to be adaptable with a car seat, bassinet, forward facing and back facing seat for when baby gets a little bigger. A great ,safe and sturdy frame with the option to add accessories as the baby gets bigger without having to buy a whole new stroller.
    * We love to walk and run
    * We travel around the world a lot so a stroller that is light weight, compact, easy to collapse and easy to travel with.
    * we would also like to eventually add another baby to the family, so it would be great if it has an option to turn into a tandem stroller.

    Any recommendationswould be really appreciated!

    Thanks
    K

    • Susan Brian says

      Hi Brandi. Take a look at Mountain Buggy Terrain. This buggy is full of great features like deep recline, huge canopy, adjustable handle bar, and easy fold. Storage is the name of the game here. Besides a large basket, it has two mesh pockets inside of the seat, two water bottle holders, and a large zipper pocket on the back of the basket for small items. A roomy seat goes to a flat position and can accommodate a child from birth and up to 77 lbs (that should last you till college!).

      The stroller also can be converted into a travel system with an addition of a car seat adapter or you can even convert it into a pram by replacing the seat with a bassinet. Not many joggers have a pram option. One of the features why many parents buy this buggy is the face-to-face accessory which is a smaller seat that you can put your baby into after he outgrows the carrycot. Let me know what you think. Susan

  10. SD217 says

    Hi! I’m a first time mom-to-be and with all the endless choices it seems near impossible to find something that is optimal when it comes to baby gear. I wanted to know if the GB Evoq or the new Britax Affinity were strollers you would suggest or have reviewed? We want to be practical and everyone in our area seems to have a Vista or Bugaboo. I am concerned that those will be too heavy for me, etc. and a pricepoint we were not considering.

    Any advice would be much apprciated!
    Thank you!

    • Susan Brian says

      Hi Sd217. I like new Britax Affinity a lot. I have not tested GB Evoq myself. It says that GB Evoq weighs 35 lbs which is super heavy. Another stroller to look at is Joovy Qool. It weighs only 21 lbs and I just saw it on Amazon for $420! Great deal! Keep in mind that you can always go with a cheaper car seat because they are all safe as long as they are installed properly. Let me know if you need help narrowing it down. Thank you. Susan

      • Dominique Chin says

        Hi Susan,

        What car seat would you recommend to pair with the Joovy Qool? I’m trying to help my cousin narrow down her selection, and she wants to go with the GB Evoq. I just saw your reply which states the GB is heavy at 35lbs+. Therefore, I want to present her with new options, but I know she will ask about a carseat becausethe Joovy is not sold as a system. Thanks!!!

        • Susan Brian says

          Hi Dominique. I am glad you like Qool. I thinkt it’s such a stylish stroller. It works with:

          Britax B-Safe
          BOB B-Safe
          Chicco KeyFit 30
          Graco SnugRide Click Connect 35/ Click Connect 40
          Maxi-Cosi Mico/Mico AP/Prezi
          Cybex Aton/Cybex Aton 2/Cybex Aton Q

          Thank you, Susan.

  11. kristina says

    hi Susan,
    I’am expecting and have finding really difficult to chose the stroller. As more i’m reading reviews on internet i’m getting more confuse….I’m living in Dubai,and what i could realize here are very popular strollers such as : stokke;mima ; chico ;… but unfortunately i cant find any reviews on them and they are not on any top 10 list so far….would like to know what is your opinion regarding this brands…
    best regards

    • Susan Brian says

      Hi Kristina. It all depends on your lifestyle. Do you need all-terrain tires? Are you going to travel a lot? Some people care about style and fashion more than practical aspect of the strollers. Others could care less about the look but want it to be comfortable and affordable. What are your priorities? Susan

  12. Audrey says

    Hi Susan! Thank you for all the in-depth reviews. From what I keep hearing and reading, it seems most parents downsize to the lightest, most compact stroller as soon as possible. With that in mind, we would like to purchase only one stroller that is light like an umbrella stroller but has full size features and no umbrella fold. Do you think you could help?
    Must haves:
    -under 20lbs
    -very compact fold
    -large canopy
    -good size basket
    -lay flat option
    -car seat adaptable
    -able to travel over old (sometimes uneven) pavement for walks

    Willing to pay more for these:
    -reversible seat option
    -adjustable foot rest

    *I’m heavily leaning toward the Armadillo or Armadillo Flip, but are there other similar options out there that we are just missing? (We prefer to stay under the $500 mark)
    How important do you think the reversible seat option really is? Worth $220 more? Any insight or recommendation you have would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!!

    • Susan Brian says

      Hi Audrey. The Armadillo would be my first recommendation because it has all your must haves and it looks very stylish. Not as stylish but with larger wheels is Britax B-Agile which also has one-hand compact fold, weighs 17 lbs and can become a travel system. The price of Armadillo is a little on a higher end especially if it’s your second stroller. If it’s your only stroller, then I think it’s reasonable. You want to make sure you will be ok with the small wheels like Armadillo has. Reversible seat is a cool feature to have, but only in the first year. Older kids could care less about looking at you. LOL. They don’t even want to sit in a stroller anymore. BTW, strollers with reversible seat are not really compact. If compactness is important for you, go with a regular seat. Most parents get lighter strollers as soon as their kid turns 2 years. Susan

      • SD217 says

        Hi Susan,
        I also have the same requirements as Audrey. I am also heavily considering the Armadillo Flip XT, however, maneuvarability is key I would think. Unfortunately, the Armadillo Flip and Joovy Qool do not seem to be around anywhere for me to look at. It’s so confusing at this stage as you don’t know what kind of features your child will need (since I am a first time mom-to-be). I would think storage is important yet the City Mini GT and Agile are not conducive for a regular size diaper bag. I’ve been leaning towards the City Mini GT b/c of compactedness, weight, and maneuvarability but again, what about storage, lack of 180 incline, and no footrest? Also, do most parents generally invest in 2 strollers? I really hadn’t anticipated needing another one so soon except that we would like to have another child soon enough. I feel stroller shopping is truly harder than car shopping at this point!

      • Audrey says

        Hi again Susan! Thank you so much for your quick response! After reading what you had to say, we went and “test drove” the Britax B Agile, City Mini, and Armadillo. I think Babies-R-Us had the last Armadillo in Dallas (seriously! No one carries them in store!). Because they had cleared out their Armadillo inventory, the manager offered us the Armadillo for $140!! Well, that made our decision quite easy. Besides, after testing out all three we liked the Armadillo better than the City Mini or Britax B Agile due to it’s simplicity of design, adjustable foot rest, deep recline, and large basket. Thank you for your input! We are thrilled to have gotten such a great deal on a beautiful stroller.

        And, SD217, after seeing the Armadillo in person today, I was not disappointed. It looks as nice and handles as well as it appears to on the online videos/reviews. The recline wasn’t quite as flat as I imagined, but it was better than both the Britax and City Mini/GT. Also, I preferred the maneuverability of the four wheeled Armadillo and Britax Agile over the 3 wheel City Mini GT. the four wheelers felt a bit more sturdy (even though the GT had nice, big wheels that would probably do great on rougher terrain). I think the Armadillo Flip would be a wonderful choice as well. I talked with Mamas and Papas today over the phone before we located the last stroller left in Dallas, and they said If you do decide to purchase one of the Armadillos from them without being able to test drive it, you can return it in its original box if you’re not completely pleased with it. Hope this helps a little! This baby gear buying business is not for the faint of heart. Good luck!

        • SD217 says

          Hi Audrey and Susan,
          Susan, thanks so much for all your insight. I was close to choosing the Citi Mini GT or trying to track down the Joovy Qool to take a look at it.

          @Audrey – I was able to track down an Armadillo Flip and really like it. It fits the bill! I am going to try my best to get on the pre-order list (cross my fingers). It feels so exciting to have finally made a decision!

          • SD217 says

            Hi G – We got our Flip XT from a store in NJ called NessaLee. We had it on preorder and it just came into the store for us to pickup!

        • SD217 says

          Hi Audrey – Really glad you located one. We tested it out here in NJ at a baby boutique called Nessalee. Good luck, our Flip XT has just arrived!

  13. Tess says

    Hey Susan,
    Great article! I’m a 1st time mom-to-be. I’m debating between the baby jogger city mini GT & the britax b agile. I would like a stroller that can handle a variety of terrain (particularly gravel/uneven sidewalks/snow), is lightweight & fits a car seat. I’m also open to other midrange suggestions if you think another stroller is better. Thanks, Tess

    • Susan Brian says

      Hi Tess. If you want a smoother ride got with GT. It’s a little heavier that B-agile, but because of the very compact fold you are not going to feel that extra pounds. There are a lot of other all-terrain strollers, but it all depends on your budget. I think GT is one of the most compact and budget friendly strollers out there. Another one that I really like is BOB Motion. It has super duper suspension and all-terrain wheels. Price wise it kind of close to GT. It also folds in half like GT so you are not going to feel the extra weight. Susan

  14. Ana says

    Hi Susan. I’m expecting my second child, and I already have a baby jogger elite (because my first child was a big baby, so these was the best I found for him, 3 years ago). So I’m looking for a stroler with reversible seat, something that I don’t need to use with a bassinet and up to 500,00. Now, I’m thinking about Cruz, Nuna Mixx, Joovy Qool, Armadillo Flip. I would like to know wich one you think is better. Thank you so much.

    • Susan Brian says

      Hi Ana. All of the strollers that you are considering are the best strollers on the market. Any of them would be a good option. It all depends on what is the most important thing for you aside from reversible seat? Does compact fold, weight, wheel size, basket size matters? Are you going to travel with it or go grocery shopping? Armadillo Flip is the most compact one out of all of them. I love Nuna Mixx but you can only use it with Nuna Pipa car seat. Cruz has bulky fold other than that it’s great. Joovy Qool is so stylish and is full of great features but again bulky fold. Susan

  15. Flordeliz Cerna says

    Hi i am having a tough time selecting a stroller for my 5 month old that does not come as a travel system. my biggest thing is having a stroller that has reversible seat or reversible handle. I want to be able to see my son while he is young and then have the option of sitting the other way when he gets a little older. I also want a large storage space, easy one hand fold and open, as well as the stroller being able to stand on its own. So far I have only come across the Uppababy Vista 2015 and the Graco Modes Sport Click Connect. I loved the color of the Uppababy and how smooth the wheels went, whereas with the Graco I didn’t think it was smooth and not crazy about the color. Are there any other ones out there that would fit my needs and wants? The Uppababy is super expensive and the retailer doesn’t accept store coupons for that brand, so that was another con. AAuugghgh I am pulling my hair out with the decision making here. :-(

    • Susan Brian says

      Hi Flordeliz. I feel your pain, but there are plenty of great strollers. BTW, Vista has two hand fold but it’s easy. Here are the strollers I can suggest: Stokke Scoot V2 – reversible seat, one-hand fold, large basket, deep recline, large canopy and good size wheels. Armadillo Flip – reversible seat, the most compact fold every, one-hand fold, huge canopy, large basket, very deep recline, but small wheels (might be a deal breaker). Uppababy cruz – reversible seat, large basket, deep recline, ok size wheels. Nuna Mixx – reversible seat, nice wheels, huge basket, deep recline, huge canopy, two-hand but very compact fold. I don’t like Graco brand – usually doesn’t last for long. I can help you narrow it down. Let me know what you think. Susan

  16. Saru says

    Hi Susan. I am after a light, compact,stylish stroller that I can insert bassinet or capsule, rear and forward or reversible handle. I was looking at bugaboo cameleon, is there any cheaper stroller you can suggest as the bugaboo costs an arm and leg. My budget is $800-$1000

    • Susan Brian says

      Hi Saru. Do you like Stokke Scoot V2 – it is very compact, has one-hand fold, reversible seat and you can get a soft bag for a newborn. Susan

  17. Elia says

    Hi Susan –
    Thank you for your super helpful website! I have a 1.5 year old and a 4.5 year old. I’m currently using a tandem double stroller and it is completely ridiculous – and I downsized my vehicle so now it doesn’t fit in the truck =/

    I’m looking for a single stroller with the following features:
    – compact fold (I really don’t care about weight, but folding up small is very important)
    – easy to fold (doesn’t have to be 1 handed but I don’t want to struggle)
    – functional cupholder for me and one for toddler (tho mesh pocket for sippy would be ok)
    – functional storage
    – won’t tip over if I have purse hanging off back and kid suddenly pops out of stroller at the zoo, etc.
    – decent canopy

    So far I’m thinking Joovy Scooter? Or maybe Britax B-Agile? I’m super confused. Please help!

    • Susan Brian says

      Hi Elia. You are doing the right thing by downsizing. Most parents want something light and compact after the first year, something compact that they can travel with. I like Joovy Scooter and B-Agile (very practical choice). Also, take a look at Mamas&Papas Armadillo or Armadillo City – super compact larger basket than on Scooter and so stylish. You can get an universal riding board for your older child if there is no board for the stroller you choose. If you want an all-terrain tires, take a look at City Mini GT and Bob Motion. They are heavier but very compact. Susan

  18. Rov says

    Hi Susan, Thank you for reviewing the strollers in detail.
    I am a first time mom due in 8 weeks.

    My requirements for a stroller are –
    1. Should be adaptable with Chicco Keyfit 30
    2. Durable tires to walk in the park and paved footpath
    3. Lightweight, Safe and sturdy frame, should fit in a midsize car like chevy Malibu, decent canopy, functional storage
    4. Under $400

    Can you please help in selecting a stroller? Thanks a lot.

    • Susan Brian says

      Hi Rov. Absolutely! I think you will like Bob Motion or City Mini GT. Both work with your car seat, have very deep recline, all-terrain tires, huge canopy, large basket, adjustable handle bar, very compact one-hand fold, and travel system option. And they are both cost around $300! Bob has amazing suspension btw. Let me know what you think! Susan

    • Susan Brian says

      Hi Greg. Ha! It all depends on your lifestyle really and less on money. What are you planning on doing? Do you like to go to the park? Do you like to jog? Do you use public transit? Susan

      • Greg says

        Thanks for the reply Susan. We live in new York city and will generally be strolling around the neighborhood. We do have an SUV but will also be taking cabs so ease of use would be the major priority followed by durability.

        Thank you.

  19. Che says

    My baby just turned one, but I really wanted to invest on a stroller that is an all terrain but not air filled tires… Do you know any? And I would like it to have a large huge canopy, deep recline and a stroller that’s not extremely heavy…. But with a high capacity weight, would love to use it longer I know toddlers doesn’t like to be in it but would like to put my son for long walks or light jog. And also I could use it later on when we go to Disney and other places that requires long walks, and I know he’s gonna be tired, so the stroller is gonna said the day eventually. Please help me… Thank you

    • Susan Brian says

      Hi Che. I would get City Mini GT, Armadillo Flip XT or BoB Motion. They all have great wheels and compact one-hand fold that is great for traveling. Let me know what you think. Susan

  20. Alayna says

    This list is great, but I would love more advice as a first time mom. I have been researching strollers for two days, but there are so many! Most important to my husband and I are: only purchasing one if possible, all-terrain (we don’t run, but we do walk, go to the beach, travel lots), lightweight, large storage, will work with car seat (any-we haven’t bought one), easy fold/set-up, and of the ones we’ve tried, my husband likes the three-wheel design more as he found it easier to steer and turn. We would love to stay around $400, but I’m not sure if the Indie is worth the extra. I love the City Mini GT, but the small storage is my hang-up. We are also most likely being given a joovy tandem.

  21. Beth says

    Hi, I’m looking for a stroller for my one year old. I don’t drive (walk and public transit) so I need all terrain wheels (snow, grass) and a stroller that i can lift and carry onto a bus wuth ine hand. I have an umbrella stroller thats grrat for bus but awful for snow and grass, and a stroller thats grrat all terrain but awful for the bus because when folded the handle and wheels are together and akward to carry around

    • Susan Brian says

      Hi Beth. It sounds like you need a stroller with decent wheels, one hand fold and not too heavy. I would recommend BOB Motion, City Mini GT or Armadillo XT. All of them have good size wheels, lightweight, and very compact fold. They are all very good quality and feature deep recline, roomy seat and huge canopy. What do you think? Susan

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