“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.”
You’re an Ultra Runner. That’s super impressive. Tell us about how your training has changed since becoming a Dad.
My wife and I have two children; a four year old boy and two year old girl. Having them has certainly made it difficult to get in the miles and time that I would like to. I’ve learned to incorporate them in my training as much as possible to make sure I’m still getting in quality time with them. So that means I’m often taking my daughter out in my Bumbleride Speed for some quick road miles or I’m taking them both on short hikes in the mountains. I’ve also learned to try to get a run in whenever I can whether that’s early in the morning before everyone is up or at night after the kids have finally gone to bed.
What is your mindset when running with kids vs. running all on your own?
When I run with my daughter, my mindset is to get some quick road miles. I try not to be out for more than 90 minutes so my daughter doesn’t get restless. She actually loves hanging out in the Speed so she’s pretty much always a good sport about it. I also make sure to have a few different treats to make sure to keep her happy. So that’s the big difference when I’m running with my daughter; I’m focused on trying to keep her happy. Running on my own is of course different because I don’t need to worry about keeping anyone else happy. It’s great to get out though either way.
Give some tips for parents that need that nudge to get back out on the road/trail for a run, whether it’s with or without your kids.
I was really worried before we had kids that I would have to sacrifice my love of running for them. I decided I then needed to share my love of getting out with them. I’ve started both of them off very young; getting them in the Bumbleride or putting them in my pack to get on the trails. I’ve noticed that my kids love to be outside, they love to explore the world. Get them out with you even if it’s for a short jog around the block. Being a parent is super stressful so you need that time to exercise so you can blow off steam and be more focused when you’re with your kids. I’d also suggest getting your kids on trails if you have anything close by. Let them get out in nature. They’ll love it and you’ll get to spend some great time with them.
“In running some gnarly climbs and fast descents, it was great handling both. I loved it.”
Jogging and running in an urban environment is a great way to stay fit and healthy, but when you throw a stroller into the mix, things can get hairy. Between narrow sidewalks, potholes, public transportation and people traffic, finding the perfect jogging stroller for city living can be a challenge. After chatting with many parents, and lots of research, we rounded up our top picks for urban environment jogging and running strollers.
Best Storage Pick:
Bumbleride Indie: This is an absolutely gorgeous stroller with great features – a wide canopy, compact fold and ample storage. We also love that the stroller is manufactured with eco-friendlier textiles. We wouldn’t necessarily recommend this stroller for hard core runners, but it’s a high-quality option for your one and only day-to-day stroller and jogger.