Finding The Best Stroller for City Living | Explore The Best City Strollers for Bumpy Sidewalks & Urban Environments - Bambi Baby
Bumpy sidewalks, urban environments, tight corners, and public transit likely seem counterintuitive for your average stroller outing. Many strollers are designed for smooth sidewalks in suburban neighborhoods or flat floors in stores, and bringing one out in the city makes that painfully obvious. Parenthood is difficult enough to navigate without worrying about the terrain beneath your wheels – that’s why we’ve compiled a list of the best strollers for city living, built with on-the-go parents specifically in mind. Let travel, daily commute, and busy streets be the least of your worries by making an informed choice when picking out the best stroller for your precious cargo.
So what is the best stroller for city living? Believe it or not there’s several to choose from, so let’s start with the UPPAbaby Vista V2. With an all-wheel suspension system and dual-action springs to optimize shock absorption, this stroller ensures a smooth ride on the roughest city terrain. Weighing in at 35.8 lbs. total (including bassinet), apartment buildings and public stairs are much less of a hassle. It folds in one step with ease and stands while folded, making public transit far more accessible and requiring minimal at-home storage space. With an included bassinet, nap time has never been easier for the active parent. It also boasts front-wheel locks with a visual indicator and an extra-large, easy-access storage basket with dedicated Rain Shield storage. Kiss the days of scrambling to get your items from the undercarriage while fighting with flimsy wheels on the go goodbye.
Up next, we have the Nuna MIXX Next. This easily compacted and stylish stroller was built for city living. Its foam-filled, all-terrain, plastic tires with all-wheel suspension are tough enough to keep your baby still no matter how bumpy the city streets may get. Additionally, it comes equipped with a steel load leg to minimize forward rotation by as much as 90% while an anti-rebound panel reduces rearward motion. Smooth and steady from ride to put-aside with a trolley function that allows you to easily carry it with you when you’re no longer using it, or a flat fold to fit in small spaces at home or on the go in planes, trains, buses, and more. Weighing only 24.4 lbs., this stroller is the ideal match for loading and unloading anyplace, anytime. The all-season seat keeps your baby warm in the winter, and easily converts to mesh for a cool summer. Oh, and no need to fumble for your phone – The Nuna MIXX sports a pocket just for that on the back of the seat.
Moving right along to the Stokke Xplory X, this model was quite literally made for urban parenting. It weighs only 29.5 lbs. for easy transport and packs style, safety, and convenience in every pound. Tested for safety internally and with external institutions, this stroller has a hard shell bucket seat for stability and extra padding for simultaneous comfort. Its one-push brake system built for quick response and 360° reflective zipper makes the unpredictability of city streets a non-concern. The 360° swivel wheels with front locks for tight spaces and open design with space for parents to walk between the back wheels make traveling anywhere easy. Even with all the bells and whistles, this powerhouse can also be folded in one step for carrying or storage.
Though the last three seem like no-brainers, stick with us! There’s more options to weigh before you make the perfect decision for yourself and your family. Take the Silver Cross Dune, for example. Weighing only 25.3 lbs. in total, this stroller also folds down effortlessly and remains standing on its wheels to ensure the handle never touches the ground in unclean environments of the city – transport, transit, and storage made simple and hygienic on the go. Its enhanced spring suspension make curbs and tight corners smooth for a sleeping baby, and The Genius™ harness system allows you to adjust both headrest and harness with one hand.
Last but certainly not least, we have the Stokke Beat Compact Urban Stroller. Its compact size folded (L: 30.8” W: 21.6” H: 12.6”) and unfolded (L: 38.2” W: 21.1” H: 45.3”) make storing and stowing painless in any environment. Weighing in at only 24.4 lbs, transport is effortless by hand or on wheels. Only one hand is necessary for folding and adjusting the footrest and seat, making on the go changes a breeze. Both its large and sturdy wheels in a puncture-free material and excellent maneuverability were made with the uncertainty and tight corners of city streets and sidewalks in mind. Not to mention the narrow footprint of only 21.1” makes passing any train or subway gate possible and uncomplicated. The visible shock absorber in its front wheels secures a smooth ride for baby on any terrain, and it can even be used as part of a travel system.
As your family grows, so can your love for the city. Don’t sacrifice your lifestyle – make your stroller work for you. While many options seem impossible for the hustle and bustle of the city streets, we can assure you these will compliment your day-to-day in the most practical and stylish way. With all the options presented, we’ll throw the question back to you, the reader: Which is the best city stroller for your family?