{Press Release} Bumbleride Back in UK Autumn 2018


We are so excited to return to the United Kingdom this autumn thanks to Bebe Brands Ltd!

​Bebe Brands is excited to continue helping parents find the right Bumbleride for their lifestyles as the distributor for the UK. Sign up at this link to be alerted via email when stock becomes available.

Bebe Brands is dedicated to little ones, offering a comprehensive range of leading nursery brands through authorised retailers to meet your young family’s every need. With many years of experience in the nursery industry, they showcase everything from car seats and travel systems to nursery furniture and clothing. Bebe Brands offers excellent customer service, product support and are constantly striving to improve.

Visit https://uk.bumbleride.com to explore the range.

Pottery Barn Kids Launches PB Modern Baby featuring Bumbleride

We are thrilled to announce Bumbleride’s inclusion in the brand new Pottery Barn Modern Baby launch today.  Get ready for a new take on modern. PB Modern Baby includes a multi functional, curated collection of on trend baby gear for the modern parent. This statement-making collection is an extension of parents’ personal style and incorporates the purest sustainable items to make a healthy home.

Check it out here: https://www.potterybarnkids.com/pages/modern-baby/

Meet Matthew Reichardt of Bumbleride in Little Italy – SD Voyager

Today we’d like to introduce you to Matthew Reichardt.

Matthew, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
In 2004, my wife, Emily, and I after the birth of our first child, Ella, started Bumbleride out of our home in Point Loma, San Diego. Living active lifestyles with our kids we were looking to create baby products that not only met our design and quality criteria but also a brand and culture that connected with modern parents.

Early on we realized that in addition to quality products that had a clean design aesthetic we wanted to reduce our impact on the environment. Manufacturing can be a dirty business and we realized that we needed to do our part.

We first focussed on eliminating any chemicals or materials that could be harmful. In 2011 we introduced recycled polyester using post-consumer plastic water bottles into our fabrics and in 2016 we moved to 100% rPET. Since 2011 we have kept over 1/2 million water bottles out of landfills from this process.

Beyond developing the best products that we can we are focussed on our culture and our customer. At Bumbleride we try to do good and have fun doing it. Our team consists of individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit with a focus not just on what’s happening in their department but on creating a brand built on our shared vision.

Our customer care team doesn’t have scripts we build relationships with our customers so that we can make continuous improvement to our products.

Ultimately we are aware that we make products for families most precious cargo. Being parents of 3 children of our own we want to help get families out and doing what they love while doing our best to preserve the planet we all share. That’s the Bumbleride promise. The ride of your life.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
We have definitely had our challenges along the way. Probably the biggest struggle we face is how to grow and build our brand while at the same time staying small and focussed on the small batch manufacturers we work with, the materials we use and maintain our high-quality standards.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Bumbleride – what should we know?
We manufacture strollers and stroller accessories. Our products are focussed on active parents that appreciate quality, clean design and are environmentally conscious. I am most proud of my team, our Bumbleride family, without them we would not have the brand and culture that we have today. What sets us apart is our eco-conscious company culture…

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The Best Stroller and Car Seat Combos – Consumer Reports

Best Stroller and Car Seat Combo- Bumbleride Indie and Maxi Cosi Mico

The Best Stroller and Car Seat Combos – Consumer Reports

These three stroller/car seat combinations excelled in our rigorous tests, and pair safely together and offer a secure fit.

1. The Spare-No-Expense Duo

Stroller: Bumbleride Indie, $555
Car seat: Maxi-Cosi Mico AP, $200
Adapter: Bumbleride MNC-15 adapter, $45

Total price: $800

CR’s take: “This duo perfectly highlights what you can get by mixing and matching brands. It’s the most expensive of the three travel systems designed by CR’s experts, but it still costs less than some strollers in our ratings. Bumbleride makes a number of top strollers, including the Indie, which gets some of the best marks of any traditional stroller in our ratings, thanks to its nimble handling and easy-to-use features. But the company doesn’t make car seats.

Using the Bumbleride adapter, we partnered it with the Maxi-Cosi Mico AP, a stellar car seat that proves exceptionally easy to use in our tests, and which attaches securely in a variety of cars, whether using the LATCH mechanisms or a seat belt.”

Read more at Consumer Reports.

Learn more about Indie.

5 Easy Ways Your Family Can Help Preserve the Planet We All Share

1. Refuse, Reduce & Recycle

Have you heard about the plastic pollution problem? Being based in San Diego, CA we see the problem first hand at our local beaches and waterways.  Plastics are particularly damaging to the marine environment, as they do not biodegrade, and are easily mistaken as food and ingested by wildlife. While there is no immediate solution, we can all help by taking small steps in reducing our family’s use of single-use plastics for example: plastic cutlery, plastic grocery bags, coffee cups and to go food packaging. For the plastic we do buy, try to re-purpose it and lastly, recycle it.

2. Eat & Shop Local

Head to your local farmers market for fresh air, good food and local vibes like our friend Megean from @ZeroWasteNerd pictured above. Taste an apple or orange that was picked a few days ago vs. many months ago and reduce the amount of energy/petroleum it takes to ship food across the world. Support your local agriculture and meet the farmer that worked hard to produce the food you are eating.  Don’t forget to bring your own basket or reusable bag to haul your goods home.

3. Volunteer at a beach or park cleanup

In the US, check with your local Surfrider Foundation chapter or in Canada your local Shoreline Cleanup. In Hawaii, join a Sustainable Coastlines cleanup, whose founders happen to be Bumbleride Adventurers (pictured at top of page).

4. Skip the straw

Straws are one of the top 5 items we pick up at our park and beach cleanups. One simple, “No straw please” at a restaurant can set a great example for our children, friends, family and bring awareness to the straw problem. Straws often cannot be recycled due to their size, material and shape. Paper and reusable straws are now available in many options, check out Simply Straws for awesome reusable straws.

5. Reusable containers

We’re big fans of reusable water containers, reusable food storage and coffee mugs/containers. Bumbleride staff family favorites include Klean Kanteen, Wean Green and Stasher . We even co-branded our own Kids Kanteen Sippy Cup with Klean Kanteen.

Want to learn even more ways you and your children can make an impact on helping preserve the environment? Visit this helpful article from SD Coastkeeper.