I’ve already posted an article about 20 new strollers that you can expect to see sometime in 2015, but I know some of you need a stroller right now and don’t want to wait.
That is why I wanted to post a list of the top 10 best baby strollers that you can get today. While some of the strollers below have been recently released or updated, others have been around the block for some time, but still hold their spot.
All these strollers have been already tested by many parents and have received the highest ratings. And since the features are just as important as the price you are paying for them, I’ve also personally tested all of them to make sure you get the highest quality and the best value.
1. BOB Revolution Pro – $499
Each year BOB joggers are getting better and better, and this year has not been an exception. The new Revolution Pro jogger is to die for! It’s an updated version of the beloved Revolution SE which now has an adjustable handlebar with nine different positions and a hand brake that will give you the ability to slow down quickly.
The Pro model is designed for hardcore joggers who like to jog up and down the hill and need a hand brake as additional safety. For those of you who enjoy light jogging and don’t need the hand brake, BOB has released Revolution Flex model.
Just like the SE model, the Pro features a roomy seat, a huge canopy with a large viewing window, a large easy-to-access basket, an adjustable padded 5-point harness, and easy fold.
Aside from the large basket, it has two mesh pockets inside of the seat where your child can store toys or snacks and a large mesh pocket in the back of the seat where parents can store their essentials.
The seat is very well padded and has a deep recline that goes to almost a flat position. You can put a child into the seat starting from 6 months and up to 70 lbs. If you want to use it from birth, you can convert it into a travel system by purchasing a car seat adapter.
The main feature of the Pro is the large air-filled tires that can handle any type of terrain. Together with a state-of-the-art adjustable suspension system, it creates a VERY smooth ride. From my experience, BOB’s suspension system is absolutely the BEST. This buggy weighs 28 lbs which is a little on a higher end.
Since Revolution Pro is the BEST jogger on the market right now, it’s at the top of my list. You can get it in three different colors with a silver frame for around $499.
Here is a quick video overview.
2. UPPAbaby Vista – $820
UPPAbaby has finally updated its strollers giving us the new and improved Vista. After being on my top 10 list for two years in a row, Vista made it here again. Vista is one of the most popular luxury all-terrain strollers that will last you for years and multiple kids. The quality and maneuverability is outstanding! And, the recent updates made it even better.
The new Vista truly grows with your family by giving you the freedom to choose a single or double mode. Now, it can easily hold two toddler seats, two infant car seats, or even two bassinets.
The new RumbleSeat is now a full-size reversible roomy seat that has a full-size canopy and a deep recline. Add a PiggyBack ride-along board and you can transport up to three children at the same time.
Other changes include a newly redesigned lightweight frame that is made out of aluminum and magnesium, a larger basket that is now easier to access from the back, single piece easier-to-clean bumper bar, never flat foam and rubber wheels, and super easy and intuitive one-step fold, similar to the Cruz.
Just like the old Vista, it has an adjustable telescoping handlebar, a roomy seat with adjustable leg rest, a huge canopy with a pop-out sunvisor, an adjustable padded 5-point harness, deep one-hand recline, one-step fold, and all-wheel suspension.
The frame with the main seat it weighs 27.5 lbs. The main seat can accommodate a child from 3 months and up to 50 lbs.
I know many of you who recently bought an older Vista are now in tears because the new RubmleSeat works ONLY with the 2015 model. The older PiggiBack ride-along board will NOT work with Vista 2015. You will need to purchase a new board.
Also, after contacting UPPAbaby, I was told they have no plans on making a full size toddler seat for the older models. Sorry guys.
You can get it right now in one of the seven beautiful colors for around $820 – $860. It comes with a matching bassinet, bug cover, rain cover, bassinet bug cover, and bumper bar. Here is my detailed review »
Here is an overview video by Uppababy.
3. Bumbleride Indie 4 – $599
The Bumbleride Indie 4 is one of the best luxury all-terrain strollers you can get right now. It’s very similar to my favorite Indie, but has four wheels and comes with a matching bassinet.
Just like Indie, it features huge canopy, adjustable leg rest, adjustable padded 5 point harness, large basket, adjustable handlebar, and easy fold. The roomy seat has a very deep almost flat recline that is suitable for a newborn.
You can also convert it into a travel system by using an included universal car seat adapter. How great is it to have three options for a newborn?! The seat can accommodate a child up to 55 lbs.
The Indie 4 rolls on four air-filled tires that can handle any type of terrain. This stroller is great for long walks at the park or in the city with uneven sidewalks. It can handle beach sand and snow with no problems. The all-wheel suspension system provides a smooth ride. The Indie 4 is 2 lbs heavier than the original Indie weighing 22 lbs.
It comes in four fun colors and retails for around $599. It comes with a cup holder, bumper bar, matching bassinet, and universal car seat adapter.
Here is an overview video made by Bumbleride.
4. Baby Jogger Vue – $190
Baby Jogger has really stepped up with a reversible seat umbrella stroller called Vue. This is one of the best-selling strollers right now because it has everything parents want in the umbrella stroller like lightweight, compact fold, deep recline, large canopy, and a reversible seat.
The unique seat design allows you to reverse the seat without taking it out. All you need to do is push the back of the seat forward. Done! The canopy is also reversible and can be switched between modes in minutes.
The seat is very roomy and has a nearly flat recline so you can put a newborn right into the seat. Despite its lightweight, it also takes an infant car seat so you can convert it into a travel system.
This is a great stroller that you can use right from birth and up to 55 lbs. It also features an adjustable leg rest, tall handlebars, adjustable 5-point harness, and compact fold. This is a very sturdy stroller that weighs only 17.5 lbs. Vue could be the ONLY stroller you need.
I was also happy to see a reasonable price of $190. It comes in four different colors and includes a cup holder.
Here is an overview video by Baby Jogger.
5. Mamas&Papas Armadillo Flip – $499
Parents couldn’t wait for the Armadillo Flip to be released. Right after hitting the market it was SOLD OUT within a few days! Wondering what the buzz is all about?
Well, the Armadillo Flip is one of the best strollers for city living because it has a one-hand compact fold, a lightweight, sleek look, and a reversible seat. The seat has a very deep one-hand lever recline that goes to almost a flat position suitable for a newborn. It can accommodate a child from birth and up to 50 lbs.
This is a great stroller for public transit because you can quickly fold it with just one hand while holding your baby. And, since it has the WORLD’S most compact fold in its class, it’s not going to take up too much space on the bus or a train.
The narrow frame and great maneuverability allows to navigate tight spaces with ease. This buggy weighs only 20 lbs, which is lightweight for a reversible seat stroller.
It is an updated version of our beloved Armadillo. The main difference is that it has a reversible seat that has a very deep one-hand recline in both modes. You can also turn it into a travel system by replacing the seat with an infant car seat.
It also features an adjustable padded 5-point harness, adjustable leg rest, a HUGE canopy, flip-flop friendly brake, large easy-to-access basket, automatic lock, standing fold, and all-wheel suspension. This could be your ONLY stroller! The Armadillo Flip retails for around $499 and comes with a rain cover.
6. Britax Affinity – $560
Britax recently came out with a new luxury stroller called Affinity. This is customizable full-featured stroller that you can use everyday for long walks at the park, going to a grocery store, or shopping mall.
The Affinity gives you the option to pick the color of your frame and the color of the seat, harness padding, basket liner, and canopy. The leather-covered handlebar and bumper bar give it an instant luxury feel.
The reversible seat is one molded piece with a deep lever recline. It can accommodate a child from 6 months and up to 55 lbs. If you want to use it from birth, you can convert it into a travel system by replacing the seat with an infant car seat or you can turn it into a pram by replacing it with a bassinet (not included).
It also features a large canopy, large basket, adjustable padded 5-point harness, adjustable handlebar, and adjustable leg rest. It weighs 25 lbs which is an average weight for a reversible seat stroller.
It rolls on four soft pneumatic tires that are not all-terrain but can handle a lot of different terrain. The all-wheel suspension will help to absorb bumps on the road. It has an easy fold with an automatic lock and a standing fold.
I think Britax created a serious competition for the beloved UPPABaby Vista. It retails for around $560 and comes in gray with six color pack options and three frame colors. The price varies depending on the color and the seller.
Here is an overview video by Britax.
7. BOB Motion – $300
If you like BOB joggers, you will be also impressed with BOB Motion which is an all-terrain stroller. This is a very practical and sporty-looking stroller that is great for long walks in the park or bumpy city streets.
What makes this stroller special are the 4 semi-slick air-filled tires and state-of-the-art suspension system found only on joggers. It has a very smooth ride and excellent maneuverability.
The roomy seat has a deep recline and can accommodate a child from birth and up to 76 lbs. You can also turn it into a travel system by using the included car seat adapter. BOB Motion also features a huge canopy, adjustable padded 5-point harness, adjustable handle bar, large basket, and large storage pocket in the back of the seat.
Once the seat is fully reclined, you will see a large mesh window in the back for better air circulation on a hot summer day. It weighs only 23 lbs.
I absolutely love the ONE-HAND fold! It’s super easy and quick. It also has an automatic lock and a standing fold. Motion comes in three different colors and retails for around $300. It comes with a car seat adapter.
Here is an overview video by BOB.
8. Stokke Scoot V2 – $599
The new Stokke Scoot V2 has better larger wheels! The updated 2015 Scoot V2 is probably one of the BEST strollers for urban lifestyle on today’s market. It has everything that urban parents want in a stroller like a sleek stylish look, reversible seat, compact one-hand fold, and decent size wheels!
That means you can easily fold it with just one hand while holding your baby. Great for public transit, traveling, or if you live in a building without an elevator and need to walk a few flights of stairs every day. The larger wheels can handle now many more types of terrain making it perfect for long walks at the park on city sidewalks.
The roomy seat with a deep recline can accommodate a child from birth and up to 45 lbs. One of the interesting features of the seat is that it’s positioned higher on the frame than on the average stroller bringing the baby closer to you. You can use it instead of the high chair at the cafe or a restaurant.
Scoot V2 also features a large canopy with a mesh panel, adjustable padded 5-point harness, adjustable footrest, large basket, and all-wheel suspension. The handlebar has also been updated from telescoping to rotating which provides more leg room for taller parents.
Other updates include a larger pop-out sunvisor, additional recline position, an easier-to-remove canopy, and two mesh windows on the side of the seat for better air circulation.
You can turn it into a travel system by replacing the seat with an infant car seat. There is no bassinet option, but there is a SoftBag sold separately that you can use for a newborn. The weight did go up 2 lbs to 25 lbs which is an average weight for the reversible seat stroller. You can get it for around $599 and it comes rain cover and bug net.
Here is a detailed review of an older version made by BabyGizmo.
9. Joovy Groove Ultralight – $189
The Joovy Groove Ultralight is a lightweight umbrella stroller that weighs only 12 lbs, but still is full of great features. This is a perfect stroller for traveling, public transit, quick ins and outs, or going to theme parks where you probably end up carrying it over your shoulder.
Despite being very light it still has a large canopy with a ‘follow-the-sun’ option, deep recline, adjustable leg rest, shoulder strap, and tall handlebars. The seat is very roomy with plenty of headroom in case you have a tall child. It can accommodate a child from 3 months and up to 55 lbs.
There is plenty of storage! Aside from a medium size typical umbrella basket, there are two mesh pockets inside of the seat for your child, a zipper pocket in the back of the canopy, and a mesh bottle holder.
It rolls on four 4.5″ hard rubber wheels which are designed for flat surfaces. The front wheels are swivel but can be locked straight for rougher terrain.
It has a typical compact umbrella fold and an automatic lock. Since it does NOT have a travel system capability this would be a great second lightweight stroller for running errands. It comes in four different colors and retails for around $189. The price does vary depending on the color.
Here is an overview video.
10. Joovy Qool – $550
The Joovy Quool is a luxury full-size stroller that quickly became one of the favorites right after hitting the market. Parents love the sleek modern look combined with the high quality and lightweight. It weighs only 21.5 lbs (lightweight for a reversible seat stroller).
Despite the light weight, it has a decent size wheels which are 9.5″ and 7″ which puts it in the middle between all-terrain and lightweight models. This is a perfect stroller for everyday things like running errands, going to the park for a walk, going to the mall, or grocery shopping.
This buggy is full of luxury! The reversible seat has a super soft insert that feels almost like memory foam. The adjustable handlebar 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 an adjustable footrest, 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.
The one-hand lever recline goes to almost a flat position. You can create a bed-like environment for your baby by reclining the back of the seat and lifting up the legrest. Great for long naps and quick diaper changes! This can be your ONLY stroller!
You can also convert it into a travel system for a newborn baby by replacing the seat with an infant car seat. This stroller can be purchased for around $550 in one of the 10 gorgeous colors (avocado color is my favorite :).
Here is an overview video from BabyGizmo.
You’ve probably noticed that some of the strollers from last year’s top 10 didn’t make it to this list. Don’t get me wrong, they are still fantastic strollers. But, for 2015 I wanted to give you newer and recently updated strollers rather than posting the same list all over again.
Stroller Trends for 2015
Most parents these days want a lightweight stroller with a compact fold, decent-size wheels, reversible seat, deep recline, stylish look, and travel system capability. Something they can run errands with, go to the park, and travel.
Nobody wants to buy 2-3 strollers. Everybody just wants to have one stroller that fits all of their needs and they don’t mind paying extra for that. Thankfully, the companies are listening.
I’ve been seeing more and more reversible seat strollers even in the lightweight stroller category. Since the babies grow up so fast, parents want to see them every chance they get. That’s one of the reasons why Armadillo Flip which is a lightweight compact reversible stroller and Baby Jogger Vue which is a lightweight umbrella reversible stroller were so popular as soon as they hit the market.
Adjustable leg rest is not a luxury feature anymore. It could be found on many new models including budget-friendly ones. Each year the canopies are getting bigger and bigger. These days, we want the canopy to go down all the way to the bumper bar. Some models have canopies that go even past the bumper bar.
I see a lot of new models have dark mesh peekaboo windows which create better air circulation while still providing sun protection.
As you know, I am a big fan of oversized canopies and would like to see it on every stroller. I’ve noticed that to reduce the weight many companies add a pop-out sunvior instead of making the canopy larger. The peekaboo window closures are now often magnetic instead of noisy Velcro.
I’ve also been seeing more strollers that come with a matching bassinet as a part of the package or have a bassinet option. I do like the idea of a package because many parents receive a stroller as a gift so the more things included the better.
I mean, you are not going to tell your grandmother who decided to buy you a stroller as a gift that she also needs to buy you a bassinet, a cup holder, a bumper bar, a child’s tray, and that organizer. Who does that? LOL. You just going to send her a link to the stroller you want :)
Footmuff is another hot thing. For strollers that don’t have a bassinet option, many companies make footmuffs that get inserted right into the seat. Stokke Scoot V2 is one of the strollers you can see it in.
The footmuff protects the baby from cold weather and creates a bassinet-like environment. I really like that option and would like to see more companies adding it as an accessory.
In the past, if you wanted a lightweight compact stroller you had to get an umbrella stroller. Not anymore! There are plenty of lightweight models like Mamas&Papas Armadillo, Baby Jogger City Mini Zip, Nuna Pepp, and Valco Baby Zee that are full of features but are more compact than umbrella strollers.
Have you noticed the black frame trend? Some companies even introduced color frames that beautifully match the stroller colors. Love it!
Sometimes the stroller is pretty crappy, but parents buy it because of the cool color frame. They later realize that they’ve made a mistake. LOL. Chicco Echo would be a great example of that. Sorry Chicco.
If you are having a hard time choosing a stroller, drop me a note and I will be more than happy to help you.