Are you thinking about swapping your full-size stroller for a more lightweight one? Or maybe you want to add a compact stroller to your pram collection? Whether it’s for travel, for getting around town or for doing a solid to your overworked biceps, there are many reasons you may be in the market for a compact stroller. And as for many other baby products, the market is saturated with great options. So to help lighten up your load a bit, we’ve rounded up the best compact strollers in 2018! Below are 9 of our faves.
The Babyzen Yoyo+ is not only sturdy enough to be your everyday stroller, it can also be used from infancy as a travel system with either a bassinet or car seat. It’s great for travel as it’s lightweight, has a compact fold and fits into the overhead compartment on most airplanes.
The GB Pockit+ is the newer version of the beloved Pockit Stroller — you know, the one that folds small enough to fit inside a backpack! While the Pocket+ is slightly larger, it comes with some really great upgrades, such as larger sunshade. It’s also newborn ready and still has a very impressive compact fold. To top it off, it’s the only stroller on our list that has adjustable handle bars and is suitable for children all the way up to 55 lbs!
Like UPPAbby’s full-size strollers, the Minu can be used from infancy with a newborn kit or car seat. But what’s new for UPPAbaby? It has a one-handed compact fold that makes it easy to travel with or pop in and out of the trunk. We love that you can collapse the Minu with one hand which frees up your other for holding your toddler’s hand.
For parents looking for a great lightweight, compact stroller that is suitable for babies 3 months and older, the baby jogger city tour LUX is a great option. Just like the City Tour, the LUX is at a low price point, but it comes with many more features. That includes a modular seat, a detachable bassinet, an adjustable foot rest, a hand break and a bigger canopy. Just like its predecessor, the City Tour LUX has a quick and easy fold, and it even has a strap for an easy carry.
The Diono Traverse is one of the newest compact stroller on the market. It’s the ultimate travel stroller, as it’s super lightweight 12.3 lbs and easy to fold. But the real magic of the Traverse is in the telescopic pull-along handle that allows it to be pulled just like your luggage. Important to note, while the near flat recline makes it suitable from birth, it can not be used with a car seat, as a travel system.
The Mountain Buggy Nano has all the features you look for in a compact stroller. It has a quick fold, carry strap, and flip-flop friendly brake. Plus, it is newborn ready when paired with either a Mountain Buggy cocoon or car seat. Best of all, you do NOT need adapters to turn this stroller into a travel system. Safety belts are built in to safely secure a car seat capsule to the stroller!
The Summer Infant 3Dlite is a budget friendly umbrella stroller but still offers many of the must-have features you’d expect from a compact stroller. With a four-position recline for naps on the go, an easy fold, auto lock and carry strap for transporting, 3Dlite is quite the steal.
The Quinny Yeez is ultra lightweight, has a simple one finger push to close, carry strap and even stands when folded. The Yeez has a unique hammock style seat; but for those of you who have on-the-go nappers, it’s important to note the seat does not recline.
Preview! This summer, Silver Cross is introducing their compact stroller, the Jet. It’s made for travel, and like the Diono Traverse, it rolls like a suitcase. It also features a UPF50+ extended hood and is newborn ready. Though good to keep in mind, it has a smaller weight capacity than many other compact strollers, only 40 lbs. What’s more, it’s the only super compact stroller that can be used with newborns without having to purchase anything extra!