ūüŹÖMom‚Äôs Picks: Top 20 Best Strollers

I can’t believe that 2020 is here already and it’s time to post my top 20 list of best strollers again! Where did the year go?! I feel like it’s getting harder and harder each year to keep my list down to only 20 models because there are so many new brands and models that I want to share with you.

It’s always a choice between something new and exciting that haven’t been tested yet or the updated popular models that have been around for years.

I would probably go with updated oldies but goodies because for me the quality of the stroller is THE most important feature and since the model has been around for a long time there are tons of reviews from parents and the company has already worked out all the bugs.

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Mom’s Picks: Top 20 Best Strollers for 2017

cover1-banner-300x350Each year I put together a list of top new strollers for the year so parents know what new models to expect. But this year I decided to mix it up a little and add some 2016 models too. While I did like new releases for 2017, I feel like most of the interesting models and updates have been introduced last year.

It was a hard job reducing the list to only top 20 buggies since I had to combine everything from 2016 and 2017 together. As you know, sometimes a stroller looks good on paper, but in real life the quality is just not there.

I’ve tested endless amount of strollers and read tons of¬†reviews from parents on¬†the available models before finalizing my list which¬†consist of models from all categories¬†including joggers, lightweight, full size, and convertible buggies.

BTW, here is my ‘Top 20 Best Strollers for 2018‘ post.

All of the winners below are absolutely the BEST strollers on the market right now. All of them are made out of high quality materials, very durable, and reasonably priced for the features you are getting. Keep in mind, I do concentrate on practicality a little more than style. Also, those companies that care about environment and use eco-friendly materials got extra points from me.

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Cybex M-Line Strollers Side-By-Side Comparison

cybex1Last year Cybex has released a new gold collection of strollers called M-Line. To be clear, there are no strollers made out of gold. LOL. This new line includes 6 models for any kinds of lifestyle. Whether you want three wheels or four, all-terrain tires or light tires, reversible seat or regular seat, Cybex got you covered! This collection is not only super stylish, but is also VERY practical.

All models have¬†features like one-hand compact fold, flip-flop-friendly brake, large canopy, roomy seat, deep recline, adjustable handle bar, all-wheel suspension, swing-away bumper bar,automatic lock, and standing fold. So¬†you really don’t have to compromise when choosing the right model for you.

At first, it could get confusing because all of them look very similar, but after you take a closer look, you will realize that the biggest difference is in the wheels. There are three models with all-terrain wheels and three models with the lighter everyday wheels. The other difference is in the reversible seat and the number of wheels. That’s it! All other features are the same.

I’ve also decided to post the main competition for each Cybex model in the same category.

Cybex M-Line Strollers Comparison

Features Iris M-Air Balios M Agis M-Air3 Agis M-Air4 Eternis M3 Eternis M4
 iris-m-air  balios-m  agis-m-air3  agis-m-air4  eternis-m3  eternis-m4
 21 lbs  23 lbs  17 lbs  18 lbs  19 lbs  21 lbs
¬†Folded 33″x 23″
33″ x 23″
30″ x 22.5″
42″x 12″
x 13″
29.5″ x 23″
x 16.5″
¬†40″ x 23″
x 13″
55 lbs 55 lbs 55 lbs 55 lbs 55 lbs 55 lbs
Wheel type Regular All-terrain Regular Regular All-terrain All-terrain
# of Wheels  4  4  3  4  3  4
¬†Wheels 6″/9.5″ ¬†8″/11.5″ ¬†6″/9.5″ 6″/9.5″ 8″/ 11.5″ 8″/11.5″
Suspension All-wheel All-wheel  All-wheel All-wheel All-wheel  All-wheel
Yes Yes No No No No
Handle bar
37″ – 42″ 37″ – 42″ 37″ – 42″ 37″ – 42″ 37″ – 42″ 37″ – 42″
 Recline  Deep Deep  Flat  Flat Flat Flat
 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bassinet Option Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Canopy Large Large Large Large Large Large
22″ 22″ 26″ 26″ 26″ ¬†26″
Price $399 $469 $269 $279 $359 $369
My Review My review¬Ľ My review¬Ľ My review¬Ľ My review¬Ľ My review¬Ľ My review¬Ľ

Cybex Iris M-Air vs Competition

All of the models below have a reversible seat and roll on four regular size wheels.

Features Cybex
Iris M-Air
Cruz 2015
Armadillo Flip
 iris-m-air  uppababy_cruz100x100  joovy_qool100x100 mamas-papas-armadillo-flip-xt-100x100
  21 lbs  22 lbs  21.5 lbs  22 lbs
Weight limit   55 lbs  50 lbs   55 lbs  50 lbs
¬†Folded ¬†33″ x 23″
¬†37″x 22.25″
¬†27″ x 21.5″
30″ x 22″
One-hand fold  Yes  No  No  Yes
Wheel size ¬†6″/9.5″ ¬†6.5″/8.25″ ¬†7″/9.5″ 6.5″/9″
Bumper bar  Yes  Yes   Yes  No
Bassinet option  Yes  Yes   No  Yes
Price  $399 $499  $520 $599
My Review My review¬Ľ ¬†My review¬Ľ My review¬Ľ My review¬Ľ

Cybex Balios M vs Competition

All of the models below feature reversible seat¬†and roll on four¬†all-terrain wheels. I was thinking about adding Uppababy Vista, but decided not to, because one of the Vista’s main features is the ability to convert from a single mode into a double mode. Also, after 2015 changes it got¬†much heavier and¬†bulkier.

Features Cybex
Balios M
Cameleon 3
Nuna Mixx Mamas&
Sola2 MTX
Scoot V2
Britax Affinity
balios-m bugaboo_cameleon100x100 nuna_mixx100x100 mamas-papas-sola2-mtx-100x100 stokke_scoot_v2100x100 britax_affinity100x100
 23 lbs  21 lbs  25 lbs  22 lbs  25 lbs  25 lbs
Weight limit  55 lbs  37.5 lbs  50 lbs  50 lbs  45 lbs  55 lbs
Folded 33″ x 23″
35″ x ¬†20″
35.5″x 23″
33″x 24″
28″ x 21.6″
32″ x 24″
One-hand fold  Yes  No  No  No  Yes  No
Wheel size 8″/11.5″ 6″/12″ 7″/10″ 7.5″/10″ 8″/10″ 6″/11″
Bumper bar  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  No  Yes
Bassinet option  Yes  Yes  No  Yes  No  Yes
Price $469 $1,200 $499  $479 $499 $260
My Review My review¬Ľ My review¬Ľ My review¬Ľ My review¬Ľ My review¬Ľ My review¬Ľ

Agis M-Air3 vs Competition

Just like M-Air3, these strollers roll on three wheels, have one-hand compact fold and a light weight.

Features Cybex Agis
Baby Jogger
City Mini
 agis-m-air3  bj_citi_mini100x100  britax_b-agile100x100
 17 lbs   17 lbs  16 lbs
 Weight limit   55 lbs   50 lbs   55 lbs
¬†Folded ¬†30″ x 22.5″
x 14″
¬†31″ x 24″
x 10″
¬†29″ x 23″
x 10″
 One-hand fold   Yes   Yes   Yes
¬†Wheel size ¬†6″/9.5″ ¬†8″ ¬†5.5″/9.5″
Bumper bar  Yes  No  No
Bassinet option  Yes  No  No
Price  $269   $259  $250
My Review ¬†My review¬Ľ ¬†My review¬Ľ ¬†My review¬Ľ

Cybex Agis M-Air4 vs Competition

All of the strollers below roll on four wheels, are lightweight and have a compact fold.

Features Cybex Agis
Baby Jogger
City Mini 4
B-Agile 4
 iCoo Acrobat
 agis-m-air4  bj_citi_mini_4wheel100x100  britax_b-agile4100x100 mamas-papas-armadillo-100x100 icoo-acrobat-100x100
 18 lbs   20 lbs   20 lbs   17 lbs  20 lbs
 Weight limit   55 lbs   65 lbs   55 lbs   50 lbs   50 lbs
¬†Folded ¬†42″x 12″
x 13″
¬† 30.5″ x 24″
x 9″
¬†29″ x 23″
x 10″
¬†¬†28″ x¬†21.6
x 12″
¬†26″ x 20″
x 13″
 One-hand fold  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  No
¬†Wheel size ¬†¬†6″/9.5″ ¬†8″ ¬†6″/9″ ¬†6″/7.5″ ¬†7.5″/6″
Bumper bar   Yes   No   No   No  Yes
Bassinet option   Yes   No   No   No   No
Price   $279   $259   $250   $199   $399
My Review ¬†My review¬Ľ ¬†My review¬Ľ ¬†My review¬Ľ ¬†My review¬Ľ ¬†My review¬Ľ

Cybex Eternis M3 vs Competition

All strollers below roll on three all-terrain wheels and have non-reversible seat.

 Features  Eternis M3 Baby Jogger
City Mini GT
Peg Perego
Book Cross
Buggy Swift
 eternis-m3  bj_citi_mini_gt100x100  peg-perego-book-cross-100x100 mountain-buggy-swift1
 19 lbs   21 lbs  22 lbs 20 lbs
 Weight limit  55 lbs   65 lbs   50 lbs
¬†Folded ¬†29.5″ x 23″
x 16.5″
¬†31.5″ x 24.5″
x 10″
36″x 25″
x 18″
28″ x 23″
x 12″
 One-hand fold   Yes   Yes  No  Yes
¬†Wheel size ¬†8″/ 11.5″ ¬†8.5″ ¬† 10″ 10″
 Bumper bar  Yes   Yes  Yes Yes
Bassinet option  Yes   Yes   No Yes
Price $359  $349  $499 $449
My Review My review¬Ľ My review¬Ľ My review¬Ľ ¬†Coming soon

Cybex Eternis M4 vs Competition

All of the strollers below have all-terrain wheels and non-reversible seat.

Features  Eternis M4 Bumbleride
Indie 4
 Bob Motion
 eternis-m4  bumbleride_indie4100x100  bob_motion100x100
  21 lbs   22 lbs  23 lbs
 Weight limit   55 lbs   55 lbs  76 lbs
¬†Folded ¬†¬†40″ x 23″
x 13″
¬†29″ x 24.5″
x 15″
¬†28″ x 22″
x 11″
 One-hand fold  Yes  No  Yes
¬†Wheel size ¬†8″/11.5″ ¬†8.5″/12″ ¬†7″/10″
 Bumper bar  Yes  Yes  No
 Bassinet option  Yes  Yes  No
 Price  $369  $599  $300
My Review My review¬Ľ ¬†My review¬Ľ ¬†My review¬Ľ

~Susan Brian

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Mom’s Picks: Top 25 Best New Strollers for 2016

cover2-300x350Last year many companies introduced a lot of great new models that I absolutely loved, so I thought there is no way this year could be any better. Well, I was wrong! The new strollers for 2016 absolutely blew me away! Luckily, this year I was able to attend the ABC Kids Expo 2015 and see all of the new models firsthand.

There was so much innovation and style! A lot of companies presented interesting collaborations with famous designers bringing us closer to high fashion. And you know me, I love fashion! I also saw a lot of companies using high end materials and fabrics for strollers that are usually used for luxury products.

Matching accessories are becoming more and more popular and are often included. The limited collections are a new trendy thing to do. Some of the matching diaper bags are now made out of high quality materials and might be more expensive than you regular purse!

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Top Convertible Strollers Side-by-Side Comparison

reversible-seat-strollersConvertible strollers can be used in a single or double mode. If you are having your first child and planning on heaving a second one in the next three years, buying convertible stroller can save you a lot of money.

You can use it as a single with the first child and convert it into a double by adding a 2nd¬†seat. Once the first child gets older and doesn’t need a stroller any more, you can remove the 2nd¬†seat converting it into a single stroller again.¬†Very convenient!

Keep in mind, convertible strollers weigh a few pounds more in a single mode because the base of the stroller needs to be larger and heavier to be able to hold two full loaded seats. That being said, I wouldn’t buy a convertible stroller if you are not sure about the second child. Now, if you are having twins, you definitely need one.

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Super Compact Travel Strollers Side-By-Side Comparison

travel-strollers1Traveling with¬†children is not a very enjoyable experience to say the least. After our recent trip to the ocean with our three-year-old¬†daughter, my husband said he is not going anywhere till she is 5! LOL. Right….

We¬†thought that by three she will have a little more patience¬†and be able to entertain herself a little better. Nope! Didn’t like the ocean, couldn’t seat in the car for 3 hours, didn’t want to eat any of the stuff we brought, played in the sand for only 5 minutes and started to whine asking to go home.

Oh… Vacation with kids … And this was only a 3 hour drive¬†to the ocean! Can you imagine flying with a three-year-old?

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Top Umbrella Strollers Side-By-Side Comparison

all-strollers4The umbrella strollers are great for running errands, traveling, and public transit. They are known for their light weight and compact fold. While some umbrella stroller are a little heavier and can be turned into a travel system, others are lightweight and can be carried over the shoulder.

I think that umbrella models are great as a second lighter stroller. Some with more features can even be your ONLY stroller. Since the¬†wheels on umbrella strollers are on a smaller side ranging from 5″ – 7″, it works best on flat surfaces.

Most models have useless baskets and non-adjustable handle bars. In the past, the canopies were very small, but lately companies are paying more attention to what parents want so the canopy size have increased.

I decided to put together a list of most popular umbrella strollers and give you a side-by-side comparison that should help you decide on what stroller is best for you.

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Mamas & Papas Armadillo Flip XT vs Sola2 MTX vs Urbo2 Stroller Comparison

stroller-comparison120Mamas & Papas have been on the roll lately with their strollers. The Armadillo Flip XT became a big hit right after the release. The Urbo2 got over 20 updates and is a totally different stroller now. The Sola2 MTX is now rolling on new all-terrain wheels that can handle a lot of different terrain.

When designing these strollers Mamas & Papas wanted them to be very versatile and last you from the first days and till your child is a toddler and does’t need a stroller anymore.

What makes these models stand out from the crowd is the compact fold, lightweight, and the ability to transform into a travel system, or a pram.

You can use them for everyday life like running errands, going to the park, mall, doctor’s office, or just a stroller around town. Any of them can be your ONLY stroller.

Because all these models have so many great features like, it could be very hard to choose the right one. Hope this side-by-side stroller comparison chart will help you to make a decision. 

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