2018 Bumbleride Indie Review – Mom’s Stroller Reviews

Susan Brian of Mom’s Stroller Reviews has been a longtime Bumbleride owner and has reviewed many strollers (she’s an expert!). Below is an excerpt from her 2018 Bumbleride Indie All Terrain Stroller review. Thank you for your detailed review Susan!

2018 Bumbleride Indie Review by Mom's Stroller Reviews

The Bumbleride Indie 2018 is a 4th generation jogger with some minor improvements. It’s designed for active parents who enjoy light jogging and want an everyday stroller with the off-road ability with LUXURY features.

Indie is perfect for moms like me, who is not a serious jogger, but still wants to go for a jog once in a while. Since I am a huge Indie fan and thought the previous model was almost perfect, I was excited to see what improvements Bumbleride came up with.

For 2018 they only had 3 updates:

1) It has an updated UPF 45+ canopy that now sits higher on the frame and can accommodate a taller child. It still offers the same great coverage.

2) The second update made the fold a little easier with redesigned release triggers.

3) New storage pockets in the back of the seat where you can put your water bottle or other small essentials.

And of course they’ve added new colors. The new eco-friendly fabrics are made out of 100% recycled PET materials. Also, no harmful chemicals were used in the process.

Despite the upgrades, Indie 2018 still weighs only 24 lbs and can accommodate a child from birth and up to 55 lbs. It can also turn into a travel system with most popular car seats

It rolls on large air-filled tires that glide through any terrain. This is a great jogging stroller that you can take off road. Easy to pushed even with one hand. Some other features that parents enjoy are: adjustable leg rest, adjustable handle bar, large basket, mesh window in the seat, plenty of storage, adjustable 5-point harness, and run away strap.

I gave the new Indie 5 out of 5 stars since I really like the new updates and think that this is an outstanding jogger, one of the best on the market. It retailing for around $549 and comes with an air-pump and a bumper bar…

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Shop Local – Test Drive & WIN + Gift With Purchase {Promotion Over}

2019 Update – Purchase a new Bumbleride stroller from your local store between 11/29-12/2 and receive a $50 Gift Card to bumbleride.com. Learn more or find your local Bumbleride retailer.

This promotion has ended. Thank you for test driving and shopping local! Congratulations Colin and Gloria!

Test Drive at a local, participating Bumbleride retailer (listed below) between 11/15-11/30 to be eligible to enter to win, a Bumbleride single stroller of your choosing! Make sure to take a photo in-store during your test-drive to be eligible to enter to win here!*

Additionally, purchase a Bumbleride stroller from your local retailer between 11/15 -11/30, receive a Cold Weather Footmuff (Value $99 USD / CAD $129). 

*If you do not have a retailer near you (within 25 mi.), you can still qualify for this offer by purchasing on bumbleride.com during the time frame and submitting your address details here.

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The Cribsie Awards – Nominate Your Favorite Strollers

The Cribsie Awards Nominations have begun and end November 17th! Make sure to nominate your favorite strollers and baby gear, https://cribsieawards.com/nominate/.

We are so thankful for your past votes which have resulted in multiple Finalist wins over the past few years.

Last year Bumbleride was named a Finalist in 3 of 4 stroller categories: Toughest All Terrain Stroller, Easiest Double Stroller and Top Travel Stroller.

Finalists will be announced this year on December 4th with General Voting beginning January 8th-26th. Winners announces March 2nd.

Thank you for any time spent on a Bumbleride nomination!!

Best Stroller Finalist – Bumbleride Indie -What To Expect Awards

“A smooth ride, easy to fold, great storage space… It’s easy to say what makes a good stroller. But what sets a stroller apart from the rest? What to Expect moms and dads shared their opinions. These six rose to the top because they offer those features — and so much more. See your favorite stroller on the list? Make sure to cast your vote for it. It could win the What to Expect Mom Must-Have Awards.”

Thanks to our amazing Bumbleride Family, Indie has been nominated a Finalist for Best Stroller in the What To Expect Awards!! Please take a second to vote for Indie and your other favorite baby products! VOTE HERE.


Thank you so much for your vote and for spreading the word to your personal Bumbleride friends and family! We truly appreciate it!

Why We Love It

“It’s just a fact. When along comes baby, along comes all of baby’s things — the diapers, bottles, clothes, toys and on and on. For parents trying to keep their family footprint to a minimum, it can be truly a challenge. But the Bumbleride Indie is doing its part to help. The all-terrain favorite among moms and dads is designed with eco-friendly polyester fabric, which is made from recycled water bottles (up to 28 per stroller!). Plus, the company’s textile-dying method seeks to conserve gallons of water in the process. What you gain in feeling great about your purchase, you also don’t lose in the quality. What to Expect community member cmz2015 says, “It’s a fantastic stroller. It’s so easy to maneuver, it’s lightweight and the fabric is fantastic. It’s very well-made, sturdy and durable — and quite aesthetically appealing. I’ve had numerous compliments on it.” She says she also appreciates that, even if you choose not to use the bassinet, the seat lays completely flat, which makes it suitable for newborns.”- Read the whole article here.

 

Do What You Love – Tristan Prettyman

Singer, Songwriter

Mama Health Nut

Bumbleride Adventurer, Tristan Prettyman

 

Your life motto is “WHATEVER MAKES YOU HAPPY, DO THAT!”  Tell us a little more about how this has evolved since becoming a parent? 

This became especially true when I became a parent. Having a child changes your whole world. Everyone tells you how fast it goes by. One minute they’re born, the next they’re turning 2. I felt a lot of pressure (from myself) to go back to music, and then also to spend as much time with my son, and to cook, and clean, and run errands and workout, be a wife and to hold it all together. I think most moms feel that pressure to do it all. It just got the point, I finally realized. Whatever makes you happy in any given moment, do that. You can do whatever you want. For me, that’s be a mom, be a musician (maybe not today or right now, but in the future, it’s always there as an option if that is what brings me happiness. I can also try out a new career (health coaching) and see where that goes and what that is like. Or, I can spend my day cooking, sleeping, taking 30 min to go sit outside and read my Kindle, go for a long beach walk with Kylo. My motto is really a constant reminder for myself, that I always have a choice to choose what makes me happy and it doesn’t matter what anyone else is saying or doing. You always have that choice to change and create your ideal reality, to make the most of a situation, or see things from a different point of view. You might have a whole list of errands to do, and then be like, “You know what? That’s not really what I’m feeling today.” You can put yourself and your family first, you can say no, you can cancel plans, you can stop saying yes to things/people that aren’t serving or adding to your life. And when you start doing that you free up time for things like hanging out with your kid, your husband, having a quiet night at home.

I know I am never going to look back and regret we ate frozen waffles and berries for dinner, because I didn’t make it to the super market. Our lives move at a lightning pace these days. It’s becoming hard to slow down. We get so caught up in doing all these things, but are they really bringing us happiness? Are they really a higher priority than our families? I want to get back to prioritizing that sacred time with my family, so I am always trying to find the balance. By remembering what is important and reminding myself that I don’t have to do anything I don’t want to do, I can create happiness in each moment.

How do you see music and song writing play a role in your life now as a mom?

Right now, I am learning just about every lullaby and kids song. We sing every night before bed. I have a song that I sing to him that I made up when he was about 6 months old and now it’s our song. It’s called “Every day I love you.” I actually just learned to play my first song on the ukulele: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star! Ha. I’ve always wanted to learn how to play ukulele. My mom comes over and plays ukulele and sings Hawaiian songs to Kylo.  He loves it. So now I know one song on the uke, and you know how kids are with repetition…it’s perfect, he always requests that one and sings along with me.  As far as getting back to my music, I’ve been building a home studio. It should be done in a couple months, so I am stoked to have my own space to create. Right now our house is too little. I need complete alone time when I’m creating, otherwise I get super self-conscious.

You’re a Health Coach too?  How do you juggle all of your passions and integrate them into Kylo’s life while also finding time for yourself?

I honestly have no idea. I feel like I am constantly over-booked and overwhelmed. Ha. It’s not as pretty, easy and effortless as it seems! By nature I am super creative and fly by the seat of my pants. I’m a totally procrastinator and I like to live in the moment. So it’s not in my nature to be really organized. Health coaching has been challenging in that way, figuring out my schedule, and when to book clients. and then how to fill in the blanks around that, and make sure I prioritize my family. I just try to stay in the flow and go with the flow and be flexible. I think that is the key to parenting and life in general. Expectations can lead to feeling let down, or overwhelmed. So I try to just have zero expectations, and yoga. I try to get to yoga 3 times a week, which definitely helps with all of the above.

When I was pregnant I became really conscious of what I was eating and nourishing my body with. I knew I couldn’t control much: my pregnancy, delivery, sleepless nights, etc. but I could control what I was eating. Being conscious of what I was eating, and giving my body the cleanest, healthiest, most nutrient dense building materials for the growing baby inside me seemed like a no brainer! I ended up making all of Kylo’s baby food and make all his food (with the help of meal prepping) to this day. I posted a lot of what I was making and had a lot of moms asking me to share my tips and tricks, so that’s kind of when I realized there was an opportunity to help other moms cut down on cooking time, and find healthier options that their kids would still eat.

“I love this company, their mission, their standards, their values & all their eco friendliness. Baby gear don’t get more sustainable than this.”



Learn more about Tristan in her Adventurer Profile.

Learn more about Indie.