“Family-run San Diego born brand Bumbleride has taken the US by storm. We’ve been using its Era pushchair to see if it can win over the UK as well.
+ Easy to use, roomy seat, great wheels, large basket, real workhorse, smart appearance
– Occasionally difficult to bump up kerbs when seat lying flat and parent-facing
Bumbleride Era Review: Verdict
Bumbleride is a household name in the US. Its pushchairs are seen on every street corner and, quite frankly, it is easy to see why.
You might live a suburban lifestyle but enjoy off-road ramblings in your spare time and the Bumbleride Era can handle both of these situations perfectly. Ideal for families not wanting to have to buy separate pushchairs for different situations, the Bumbleride Era pushes over rough terrain like an Out‘n’About Nipper 360 but performs in the city like a Baby Jogger Versa.
The really neat ‘flat’ nature of the fold means it can easily be transported in car boots, and the fact that there is no need to purchase any additional accessories such as carrycots and raincovers is nice and easy on the pockets of parents too.
From wheels to handlebar, the quality build of the Bumbleride Era means you are buying a trusty workhorse that will serve you and your family right through your children’s early years.
We have really enjoyed using the Bumbleride Era and perhaps the most notable point to take away from this review is that the Era fitted into our family like a glove. Not once did we have to alter our plans or routines to accommodate features of the pushchair and all the while it served us well, no matter what the situation…”
“Going green with baby? From wooden rattles to glass bottles, here are sustainable baby gear choices.
If you’re someone who shops with sustainability in mind and values products made from natural, eco-friendly materials and organic ingredients, you’ll likely want to continue that trend after you become a parent. Luckily, the baby market is on your side—there are so many (amazing) green baby items to choose from when you’re building your registry.
Bumbleride strollers are made from 100% recycled PET and have kept over half a million water bottles out of landfills since 2011. The Indie is an all-terrain stroller that will take you from the newborn days through toddlerhood.” – Babylist
“Clek car seats are more than just sleek and beautiful. The company was the first to remove brominated and chlorinated flame-retardants from their car seats and even offer an ethically-sourced 100% Merino wool option for this seat. The Liing is comfortable, convenient and extremely safe. “ Read the entire Green Baby Registry .
As the year comes to a close we want to say thank you. Thank you for your support of small businesses like ours. Thank you for recognizing the importance of high quality products that will last for years to come. Thank you for recognizing the part we all play in reducing our impact on the world around us and training our little ones to do the same.
2019 was the year of Era. After many years of development, we were happy to launch our first reversible seat modular stroller built for terrain and designed for the city. We know Era will fill a need that families have for versatility and comfort without sacrificing quality and durability.
Here are a few more highlights from this past year:
• Reached and surpassed our 1 million plastic water bottles upcycled into fabrics milestone.
• Improved Packaging (increased percentage of curbside recyclable packaging, reduced use of plastic bags, launched tabbed accessory box designs to reduce tape use and bulk).
• Participated in our 15th beach cleanup helping remove over 100 lbs. of debris this year including Coastal Cleanup Day, the Creek To Bay Cleanup and hosted cleanups at Moonlight and Ocean beaches in CA.
• 1% of Tourmaline Wave colorway sales supported “I Love a Clean San Diego” Kid’s Ocean Day (bringing children to the beach for their first time and first beach cleanup) and the Clean Beach Coalition (additional trash and recycle bins placed at beaches on busiest days to prevent pollution).
We are constantly looking for ways to do good. Whether it be the materials we use, our manufacturing processes or the way we run our business, we know we can always grow and improve.
We are grateful that you’ve made Bumbleride the choice for your active eco-minded family. Please stay tuned for color updates, improvements in materials and new accessories from Bumbleride in 2020!
Matt & Emily (Founders) and the entire Bumbleride Team
“For Moms Who Value Sustainability – The latest release from Bumbleride is a stylishly sustainable reversible stroller. The adjustable handlebar is made from all-natural cork and the stroller’s fabrics are made from recycled water bottles. All-wheel suspension and air-filled tires help make it a smooth ride for your little one (an air pump is included), and an extra-large canopy provides full shade even when your tot is fully reclined for a snooze.” – Working Mother
“As parents who know that parenting without the right gear in a city can be like taking on a White Squall on an ocean voyage, we couldn’t be more thrilled about the new Bumbleride Era. Built for all-terrain adventures, the Era makes city-life nothing but smooth sailing.“
“There are numerous reasons why we already love anything and everything by Bumbleride.
They’re owned and designed by parents who actually understand our wants, needs and wildest dreams.
They’re dedicated to pursuing sustainable production methods and always opt for the cleanest option when it comes to choosing materials.
They’re conscious of our children’s comfort, safety and growing bodies.
Known for ticking all the right boxes, Bumbleride has done it yet again with the Era Stroller.
While city-strollers need to have a small footprint (which the Era does – only 24.5” W), they also need to be extremely durable, ergonomically designed for parents of all heights, comfortable and safe for babies riding and able to carry your daily groceries, diaper bag, umbrella, older child’s scooter, and the family pet. (Okay, maybe not Spot.)
City-strollers are essentially a car and you need to know that they’re going to get you where you need to go efficiently and effectively. They need to be able to fit in elevators, cafes, and not take up an entire room in your home when not in use. It’s also nice when they look super sleek!
THE BEST FEATURES OF THE BUMBLERIDE ERA
It’s infant compatible without any attachments. (Car seat adaptor and bassinets sold separately if preferred)
It features a fully reclinable seat that can be both parent and forward facing.
The eco-friendly and machine washable fabrics are made from OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified post-consumer PET water bottles, which means they are kind to the earth and your tot.
The adjustable handlebar is made from smooth and sustainable cork. Naturally non-toxic, it is one of the details we love most about the Era!
It has a single compact fold with auto-lock and self standing stow.
It comes with a super extendable UPF 45+ sun canopy. (Makes day-time naps a breeze!)
Secure foot break is even flip-flop friendly.
The storage basket can and will literally save the day.
Designed with air-filled wheels and all-wheel suspension for the smoothest ride.
It’s car seat compatible. The optional adaptors are compatible with Clek, Nuna, Cybex car seats and more.
It comes with a three year manufacturer’s warranty.
Amazing all on its own, you can also get a sibling Mini Board to attach on the back, a rain cover, footmuff and liner for chilly days as well as a travel bag. Designed with your whole family in mind, the Bumbleride Era truly is the innovative stroller you’ve been waiting for.”