Good Housekeeping – Stroller Reviews – Indie 4 All Terrain Stroller – 4 of 5 stars

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INDIE4-redReviewed: June 2015

Pros

  • Shock absorbent
  • Adjustable handles
  • Easy to maneuver
  • Easy to clip in baby

Cons

  • Difficult to carry when folded
  • Tricky to assemble

Technical Specifications

  • Age Range: Birth to 55 pounds
GHI Rating 4 of 5 stars

“The Indie 4 from Bumbleride is a rugged traditional stroller. It features large air-filled tires perfect for off-road adventures…..”.”The stroller also comes with a bumper bar — an accessory that many companies sell separately. Sold in a variety of stylish colors!”- Read the whole review here, http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/childrens-products/baby-stroller-reviews/a32578/bumbleride-indie-4/ .

Bumbleride Ambassador – Ladena Racine

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Bumbleride Ambassador – Ladena Racine – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Ladena can most often be found on a family adventure while sharing her favorite products, crafts, recipes and travel tips on her website along the way, http://www.mybabystuff.ca/. This is the latest post in our Bumbleride Ambassadors blog series where we share active and outdoor families’ experiences with their Bumbleride stroller(s)

Please tell us about yourself and a little bit about your family
I am an elementary school teacher and mom of two kids. My husband is a graphic designer and business owner. As a family we love being active and outside. We are passionate about traveling and exposing our children to new cities, beaches and cultures.

What was the motivation behind starting/running MyBabyStuff.ca?
I have always been one to share my love of great products and experiences with my friends and family. When I was pregnant with my second child I started noticing that there was an abundance of great products available for babies. I wanted to figure out what products were a necessity, what products were worth purchasing and what products were of good quality. I thought it made perfect sense to share my thoughts on baby gear with the world by testing some out and reviewing products that would be suitable to today’s family. MyBabyStuff.ca started with mostly baby products but soon evolved with children and parent products. It now also has a growing family travel section where I highlight and chronicle trips and quick getaways I’ve done with my family.

What do you love about living in B.C and how does Bumbleride fit into your family’s lifestyle there?
British Columbia is a very special place. On the west coast of British Columbia you could literally surf on Saturday and ski on Sunday. We have an incredible landscape and are surrounded by water. Our weather is mild all year long. Bumbleride has been a perfect fit for my family since 2007. The first Bumbleride we owned was the Rocket which I used with my now seven year old daughter.  I have since owned a Bumbleride Indie and a Flite.

Bumbleride strollers make it easy for a mom to get outside and get active with their children. They are designed for active living, are easy to maneuver and look so stylish. I’ve taken my Bumbleride strollers on trails, to the beach and on many plane rides. Bumbleride strollers have allowed my family to navigate through many big cities with ease and are perfect for a quick trip to the grocery store.

Learn more about My Baby Stuff CA here, http://www.mybabystuff.ca/

Stay in touch with My Baby Stuff CA on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.

What do you love about your Bumblerides?

“I’ve tested the Bumbleride Indie and the Bumbleride Flite. I couldn’t live without both strollers. Recently, Bumbleride sent me the Indie 4 in Fog Grey. I was so excited to put this new model to the test. I had seen the Indie 4 in stores and on the streets and I really wanted to know how it performs.”

Things Ladena loves about the Indie 4:

  • The large SPF 45 canopy
  • The large storage basket (I put three winter jackets in it last week!)
  • The maneuverbility
  • The sleek look
  • The air filled tires
  • The cushion on the adjustable handlebar
  • The option of using a bassinet
  • It only weighs 22lbs and has a capacity of 55lbs

“The Indie 4 is such a cool looking stroller. It makes me WANT to go out for walks. This stroller rolls smoothly and feels really small. I can push it with one hand. It turns on a dime. When I go out with both my kids I usually attach the Mini Board onto the Indie 4. Adding the Mini Board does not affect the performance of this stroller.” -Ladena

Read Ladena’s full Indie 4 all terrain everyday stroller review here, http://www.mybabystuff.ca/2015/03/bumbleride-indie-4-stroller-review/

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Strolling with Indie 4 on the pier.

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Taking to the beach with Indie.

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Traveling with Flite in Mexico

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Forest #bumblerideadventures with Indie 4!


Bumbleride Ambassadors – The Kalamas

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Bumbleride Ambassadors – Sarah and Kahana Kalama – San Diego, CA

Sarah and Kahana can most often be found enjoying a local beach, stopping by one of their Aloha Sunday locations or exploring a nearby jungle. This is the third post in our Bumbleride Ambassadors blog series where we share active and outdoor families’ experiences with their Bumbleride stroller(s).

How do you maintain a work/life balance?

It’s a tricky road to navigate. I’ve always been the type of person to try to mold a profession from my personal passions and it’s worked out well so far. That said I get to pursue things that have an intrinsic value to me the majority of the time. However, there’s so much that goes into being a small business owner that it still does require a lot of my time. In any case the only way I can try strike that work/life balance is by making family and health a priority.

I try to get as much as I possibly can while the kids are asleep. I’m usually up by 5am and I try to surf, run or work out at least every morning. Being active every day gives me some time to decompress and it helps put the entire day in perspective. Beyond that I try to set aside at least one day per week to be 100% present to my family. That means no cell phone, internet, social media etc. Shutting off that constant connection is actually a huge relief and it allows me to enjoy the day spent with my wife and kids.

What advice can you offer parents who are seeking to start their own business? I would just make sure that both parents are committed. Without the support of my wife I don’t think Aloha Sunday would have ever happened. She helped shaped the vision for the brand and encouraged me to turn it into a reality. She put a lot of her own elbow grease into the buying, merchandising and management of the store while we first got started and she continues to support the store in any way possible.

That said it can be tough in the beginning. Most businesses can be physically, financially, and emotionally taxing and it’s extremely important that both parents share the same expectations about what the day to day will look like during this phase of life.

What’s next for Aloha Sunday?

We are currently in the process of opening another store on Oahu. I grew up in Kailua and it’s been a dream to one day have a store over there. With two children the pull to be able to spend more time at home has gotten even stronger. We’ll still be splitting time between San Diego and Hawaii but I’m nonetheless psyched to be able to surf in warm water more often. {UPDATE: The second Aloha Sunday is open and they’ve got a new roommate…. @localhawaii – makers of all natural shave ice and craft sodas utilizing 100% locally grown fruit, http://www.thelocalhawaii.com/. The new shop is located at 131 Hekili Street, Suite 108, Kailua, HI 96734 . Stop by on your next trip to Oahu and say hi!}

Stop by their San Diego Flagship store at  3039 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104 and follow the Kalama’s on Instagram at: http://instagram.com/kahanak , http://instagram.com/skalama, http://instagram.com/dukeandthem  and http://instagram.com/AlohaSunday .

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Aloha Sunday Flagship Store. San Diego, CA.

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OB Pier cruise. Ocean Beach, CA 

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Road Trip to Big Sur, CA.

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Road Trip  to Big Sur, CA.

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Jungle cruise with my everyday valentines

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Aloha Sunday Flagship store in San Diego, CA.


Magic Beans Indie 4 All Terrain Stroller and Bassinet Review


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Indie 4 All Terrain Stroller and Bassinet Review

Thanks Ben and Magic Beans for your Indie 4 review with video!!

“The zippiest all-terrain stroller has so many great features that it’s hard to see why everyone wouldn’t love it! Bumbleride strollers are easy to love, with their eco-friendly materials, thoughtful engineering, and beautiful design….

All in all, the Bumbleride Indie 4 Stroller is for a mom (Ed: or dad) who does a lot of walking and doesn’t just stick to the suburban sidewalks, either: if you want to show your baby the natural world, this well-made stroller’s air tires and strong construction ensure that it will offer a smooth, comfortable ride and can handle all the exercise you can give it.” -Magic Beans

Read their full review here, http://mbeans.com/spillingthebeans/baby/strollers/strollers-off-the-beaten-path-the-bumbleride-indie-4/.

Learn more about Indie 4 here, http://www.bumbleride.com/strollers/indie4 or purchase it from Magic Beans here, http://mbeans.com/bumbleride-indie-4-stroller-and-bassinet.html .

Learn more about Ben in Magic Bean’s latest post in the “Meet the Magic Beans Team” blog series, http://mbeans.com/spillingthebeans/local-boston/meet-the-magic-beans-team-ben-sung-manager-of-magic-beans-wellesley/ .

 

Baby Dickey – Bumbleride’s NEW Indie 4 stroller: ready.explore.uniquely you.

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Bumbleride’s NEW Indie 4 stroller: ready.explore.uniquely you.

Baby Dickey recently reviewed our Indie 4 all terrain stroller after owning the Indie since last fall. Here are a few highlights from her review:

  • Last fall I tried out the wonderful Bumbleride Indie stroller and still LOVE it! It moves like a dream. If you remember, I had that video of my then 3-year-old pushing his little sister in it because it IS so easy and he even commented about how “fast” it goes.”
  • I mostly wondered if it would still move amazingly well, like its sister stroller. YES, it definitely does!

Bassinet

  • I adore anything with a bassinet. I think I need another baby just to use the bassinet… hint hint, to the husband. The stroller seat and the bassinet are two separate pieces so you will need storage for whichever you aren’t using. The bassinet does easily and nicely fold flat, though, with a simple sliding bar at the base!
  • There’s a nice zippered cover for the bassinet and of course the large canopy works with it, too. You can remove the bassinet from the stroller to use like a bed, which would be useful when your baby falls asleep on the walk!

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Seat

  • The stroller seat has an adjustable strap on the back for reclining the seat to any position.
  • I love the sides of the stroller when the seat is reclined and the protection and comfort that fabric provides.

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Eco Conscious Fabric

  • One of the reasons I’m a big fan of the Bumbleride brand is their use of eco-conscious fabric on their strollers. The Indie 4 is made up of 50% recycled PET (14 plastic bottles) and 50% bamboo charcoal fiber to help reduce landfill space while offering improved comfort and durability. The fabric wicks away moisture, too, which helps regulate your child’s temperature and inhibits bacterial growth.

Fold

  • I have to talk about the fold. Having tried out a good number of strollers, I’m super picky about how a stroller folds and stands (IF it stands). The Indie 4 has a simple fold—pull up on the two levers with both hands (pretty standard) and it basically folds in half. Then you’ll see a handle to easily carry it in the folded position.
  • Why I love it: it auto locks (yea, not all strollers do!) AND (even better) it stands on its own when folded. A MUST. It doesn’t, however, easily move when folded—you have to carry it and it’s 22 lb, which isn’t bad and certainly manageable.

 Accessories

  • Mini Board- We got the mini-board to attach to the back of our Indie (pictured above) for Ryan and he loves his “skateboard.” I am slightly aware of the mini-board while I’m walking behind it, but I’ve never “tripped” on it or anything and the Indie still moves like a dream with it attached
  • Snack Pack-The child snack pack is another must-have for Bumbleride strollers. It goes right in front where the bumper bar was, zippers shut when you aren’t using it, and has two nice and deep compartments for snacks and drinks. It’s great!

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Learn more about Indie 4 here, www.bumbleride.com/strollers/indie4.

Read the full review here, http://babydickey.com/2014/06/24/bumbleride-indie-4-stroller/.