Whether you are an avid traveller, jet setting off each week, so enjoy a nice family vacation now and again, there are plenty of reasons to invest in a travel stroller. We will take you through some of the best travel strollers on the market and look at what makes them stand out from their competition.
What Are You Looking For?
While you want it to be easy to zip around the airport and then fold up nice and small when you get on the plane, it’s important not to forget that you also want to be able to use it while travelling at the other end.
Whether you are out and sightseeing everyday, off to the beach to relax, or jumping on and off public transport, you want your travel stroller to be up to the task!
Travel Stroller Features
The next thing to look at is the different features of strollers.
Lightweight – not all travel strollers are created equal, and one of their main features is their weight. It doesn’t always help to go for the lightest on the market, as it may be missing other key features in order to achieve this. It’s about finding the perfect balance of features plus weight to make travelling easier.
Fold – you don’t have time to fiddle while travelling. Whether you are getting on and off a train, about to hop on the airplane, or trying to set up at the other end, it has to be easy. Preferably you want a one-hand fold that can be achieved while holding onto kids or luggage.
Sun Canopy – whether you are off to a sunny destination or expecting to hit some rain, a large canopy can help on a travel stroller. Unlike at home, where you may choose to stay indoors on hot or rainy days, while travelling you want to make the most of your time away, so you need a stroller that allows for this.
Recline – some travel strollers don’t fully recline, which doesn’t help with those all important day sleeps while travelling. Some can only be used from six months. Make sure you find the right fit for your needs.
Riff Raff's Top Travel Stroller Picks
Here is our pick of the top travel strollers out there to help you out.
This pram can be used in so many different configurations and has very handy interchangeable seats.
Age: It can be used from birth with either the new-born bassinet or the car seat attached.
Basket: You are spoilt with the extra large basket on this pram. It has so much space and is so easy to get to while you are out and about.
Best Features: The basket is a stand out with this push chair, just knowing how much stuff we have to take out with us as parents! The pram also stands when folded, which is a handy little feature that makes it even easier to pop into the car.
Pros: All wheel suspension takes most any terrain.
Cons: On the bulky side.
Stylish and practical, this travel push chair combines wants and needs to create a lightweight stroller that is perfect for travel.
Fold: two-handed fold
Pros: A really cool feature for a travel push chair, you can choose to have the child facing in or out with the reversible seat. You can also adjust the handlebar to your ideal height. Finally, it can also been wheeled along like a suitcase once folded.
Cons: It’s weight is on the heavier side for a travel push chair and could tip you over cabbage bag limits.
This cabin stroller can be used from birth with the newborn pack, and is even compatible with a toddler skateboard.
Fold: One-handed fold
Pros: You can carry this push chair over your shoulder and it is recognised as cabin baggage by most airline. The YOYO is also compatible with new-born car seats which is extremely handy when travelling.
Cons: While great for the airport, steering isn’t as good out on the pavement.
This has to be one of the most lightweight strollers on the market, making travel that much easier with a baby in tow.
Age: Six months
Pros: It can be used from six months to about 4 years old, and folds up so small you will understand where it got its name! An extra handy feature while travelling. It has a decent-size basket underneath and a great sun canopy.
Cons: The folding and unfolding takes some practise and is something you want to master before you take off on your next trip. The handlebars also sit quiet low.
Out around town, on a whirlwing weekend trip, or exploring far away places - an extra hand is always helpful for any parent. At the touch of a button on the pushbar, the Nuna TRVL pushchair folds itself into a compact package that stands on it's own - giving you the convenience you need.
Age: Birth - 22kg
Pros: Ultra lightweight and easy to tote with carry-strap or push bar when folded.
Cons: The seat does not fully recline making it less ideal for new borns.