Britax B-Free 2018 Stroller Review

The Britax B-Free is a new model from Britax that is an upgraded version of B-Agile with even more cool features.

For starters it has large all-terrain never-flat wheels that can tackle terrain much better than B-Agile. The all-wheel suspension helps to smooth out the bumps. The expendable canopy is also huge, but has a nice magnetic closure instead of the noisy Velcro that you can see on B-Agile.

The seat is also very roomy, but it has higher weight limit of 65 lbs (only 55 lbs on B-Agile), and has an adjustable leg rest (BA does not). The one-hand strap recline goes to almost a flat position suitable for a newborn.

It also features adjustable handle bar, large easy to access basket, 7 storage pockets (wow!!!), true one-hand fold, standing fold, auto-lock and 5-point harness.

You can convert it into a travel system by getting one of the Britax or BOB infant car seats. Or you can buy it as a travel system. All these cool features come at  higher weight of 22 lbs (vs 16 lbs on BA). This is still a very reasonable weight for an all-terrain model (average is around 24 lbs).

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Bugaboo Fox 2018 Stroller Review

The Bugaboo Fox 2018 is a new luxury all-terrain stroller that is a cross between beloved Bugaboo Cameleon and Buffalo models. The new Fox is AMAZING! This lightweight, sleek and super sturdy buggy combines the best features from both models making it great for any lifestyle.

While weighing under 22 lbs it rolls on large all-terrain wheels (8″ and 12″) that together with all-wheel suspension provide great maneuverability and smoothness. This is probably the lightest all-terrain reversible-seat stroller on today’s market. Impressive! BTW, Buffalo is 27 lbs.

The light weight didn’t effect a high weight limit of 48.5 lbs. For comparison the Buffalo has it at 50 lbs and Cameleon at 37.5 lbs. (FIY, the Buffalo model has been discontinued.) The roomy seat has one-hand lever recline with 3 positions and is positioned higher on the frame (at 23″ from the ground) than on Cameleon.

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UPPAbaby Cruz 2018 Stroller Review

Another popular model from UPPAbaby is Cruz. While having a lot of  the features of the full size stroller, it’s lighter, has smaller footprint, and a more compact fold. This model is somewhere in between a Vista and G-Luxe. On one hand it has a reversible roomy seat with a large canopy like Vista model, but on the other hand the wheels are much smaller.

The good news is that while you will definitely need to buy a lighter stroller if you have Vista, with Cruz model it could be your ONLY stroller.

The Cruz got a lot of small updates in 2017 like:

  • like higher quality fabric on a sunshade,
  • improved material of the pop-out sunvisor,
  • the sunvisor locking better in place when you bring it up and down,
  • the solid polyurethane wheels instead of hard rubber,
  • real leather option for handlebar and bumper bar,
  • new auto lock or you can call it ‘folding clasp’ that holds stroller together once it’s folded

For 2018 they’ve only added real weather handle bar and bumper bar to all of the colors and added new colors. That’s it. Everything else stayed the same.

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Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System Review

The Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System is one of the most popular budget-friendly travel systems on today’s market. For under $400 you get a great stroller with bunch of features and one of the safest car seats in the world. You really can’t beat that!

The Bravo Trio is designed for everyday use, but mostly on flat surfaces. The all-wheel suspension helps to smooth out the bumps. You will love the roomy seat with deep almost flat recline, adjustable handle bar with foam cover, huge basket that can fit all of your groceries, included parent organizer that is perfect for small items, and a large canopy with peekaboo window.

But the main feature that I like the most is how easy and compact it folds. And since it only weighs 23 lbs you can easily through it into your trunk.

The included Chicco KeyFit 30 is one of the best car seats on today’s market. My daughter absolutely loved it! It comes with a car seat adapter and one car seat base for the car. You can use the car seat on top of the main seat or the stroller, or you can remove the seat of the stroller and use only the frame. While it does come with a car seat adapter there is no bumper bar nor child’s tray included. I would definitely get a child’s tray too, because it’s super useful. Your child can put a sippy cup in it, toys, snacks or just use it to pull himself up. 

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Baby Jogger City Premier 2017 Stroller Review

The new Baby Jogger City Premier (it was called City Metro at the ABC Kids Expo) is a single version of the popular City Select model and an upgraded version of the City Versa. This new model took all the best features form Select and Versa creating serious competition for full size reversible seat strollers like Nuna Mixx, Nuna IVVI,  Armadillo Flip XT, and Britax Affinity.

It has a reversible seat with a deep recline suitable for a newborn. The seat can accommodate a child up to 50 lbs. The adjustable leg rest goes up and down and also extends to provide more stretching room.

The adjustable handle bar telescopes out giving tall parents more leg room. The large canopy goes down almost to the bumper bar and has two peekaboo window with magnetic closures. The hand brake is super flip-flop-friendly! LOL.

You will also like the large easy-to-access basket underneath the seat. The foam-filled wheels are a great size (12″ and 8″) and will never go flat. Unlike City Select, Premier has a VERY compact fold with the seat folding in-half. I would say this is as compact as reversible-seat strollers get.

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Stokke Xplory V5 Stroller Review

The Stokke Xplory V5 is a luxury stroller that has a unique frame design that doesn’t look like any other stroller. Aside from the stylish look, its main feature is the ability to adjust the seat seat up and down the frame bringing your baby closer to you.

I really like that feature because being close to your baby promotes better bonding and reinforces sense of security. You can not only adjust the seat, but also the handle bar which makes it perfect for much taller and much shorter parents.

Xplory V5 is made for parents who live in an urban environment and need a stroller for flat surfaces like going to the mall or walking around on the sidewalk. It doesn’t do well on rougher terrain. This stroller is definitely a showstopper! If you don’t like a lot of attention, it is not for you.

The Xplory V5 also features large canopy with mesh panel, reversible roomy seat, adjustable handle bar, and flip-flop friendly brake. Just like in Bugaboo all the action pieces are in white so you can easily figure out how to adjust things. Very convenient. The seat is designed to use from 6 month and up to 45 lbs. There is a carrycot option in case you want to remove the seat and convert it into a pram. You can also replace the seat with a car seat by purchasing a car seat adapter. This stroller is not light weighing at 27 lbs with the seat/carrycot.

If you want your baby to have these pair of wheels, prepare your wallet! Stokke Xplory V5 is one of the MOST expensive strollers on today’s market. You can get it for around $1,129. The stroller includes the frame, seat, bumper bar, storage bag, bug net, and rain cover. There is no cup included. All other accessories have to be purchase separately.

I gave it only 3 out of 5 stars because aside from a hefty price tag and lack of included accessories, I didn’t like the multiple-piece bulky fold, lack of storage, non-swing away bumper bar that needs to be removed all the time and no ‘sleep’ position recline in front facing mode of the seat.

But, my main problem is the flat-surface wheels. I think for that price you should have good size wheels and suspension that can tackle some of the terrain. The ride gets very bumpy if you get of the flat surface. This wouldn’t work for me because I like to take long walks at the park where the trails can get rough. Also, the canopy and the foot rest could use some improvement.

While I really do like the design, I think it’s expensive, not practical and has much less features than other less expensive strollers. I would rather get it’s main competition Bugaboo Cameleon which has great wheels, adjustable suspension, large basket, swing-away bumper bar, weighs only 21 lbs (comparing to Xplory at 27lbs. right?) and comes with a matching bassinet.

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4moms Moxi Stroller Review

4moms-moxi-stroller23It’s safe to say that 4moms is one of the MOST innovative companies on the market. Their strollers are a few steps ahead of the competition. The new Moxi model is no different. The integrated technology takes it to a completely new level of strolling. What other stroller has headlights and rechargeable battery on board?

While no other companies have integrated technology into their strollers, I think that’s where everything is going. Soon, we’ll be seeing super compact strollers that fold and unfold on their own, that can charge your phone and connect to internet, that have build-in tv with endless channels. You will probably be able to stroll and shop on amazon at the same time. And, when you arrive home from your walk at the park, all the things you’ve ordered will be at your door. LOL.

Anyways, back to reality. The Moxi is much more practical model than their Origami model that was too heavy and too bulky. Its most unique feature is a power generator located in the rear wheels that gets changed while you are walking with the stroller. Having a battery on board means you can charge your cell phone, track distance traveled, track temperature and speed you are going with. The built-in LCD screen displays all the information and makes walking much more interesting.

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Bugaboo Cameleon 3 2017/2018 All-Terrain Stroller Review

bugaboo_cameleon29The Bugaboo Cameleon 3 2018 is a luxury all-terrain stroller that has a reversible seat, reversible handle bar, and comes with a matching bassinet. It is a 3rd generation model of the Bugaboo Cameleon designed for everyday life.

You can take to the park, shopping center or for a walk in the neighborhood. Since the seat is removable, you can use it as a frame with an included matching bassinet or with an infant car seat (purchased separately). This buggy grows with your baby!

For 2017 the handle bar and the bumper bar got upgraded to a vegan leather that makes this stroller even more elegant.

While there are NO UPDATES for 2018, I’ve still added it to my ‘Top 20 Best Strollers for 2018‘ list.

The maneuverability is absolutely great! The all-terrain foam-filled 12″ rear wheels and adjustable front-wheel suspension will provide your child with a smooth ride. What is interesting about Cameleon 3 is that when you reverse the handle bar, the large rear wheels will become your font wheels allowing you to get through the rougher terrain like grass, mulch or even snow.

One very unique feature of Cameleon 3 is its ability to transform into a TWO-WHEEL mode by removing the smaller front wheels. I’ve never seen a stroller do that! Supposedly, it will make it easier to go over sand or snow. I have not tried it myself, but it does look very unstable to me. Other features that parents enjoy are large canopy, roomy seat and a large basket. With all these great features Cameleon 3 weighs ONLY 21 lbs.

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