I’m not shy about being a Bumbleride fan. They might be pricey, but they sure are well made.
Best for: A lighter-weight all-terrain stroller that’s capable of light jogging. It’s also a good option for eco-conscious parents, as Mountain Buggy offers a Natural Edition — with fabrics made from 50% recycled materials and sustainable bamboo fiber.
Not best for: Super compact trunks, as the 12” air-filled tires aren’t exactly space saving. It’s also not meant for serious, heavy jogging — even though the wheels can be stabilized for when you feel like going for a run.
Favorite features: Even though the wheels are hefty, the stroller still weighs a manageable 20 lbs. It’s similar to the Mountain Buggy Urban Jungle in size, weight, and abilities, but Bumbleride has a few differences: First, it can’t turn into a parent-facing seat, except as an infant travel system. (But the Bumbleride has more car seat compatibility options than the Mountain Buggy, by the way.) It also doesn’t come with the extras of the Urban Jungle — like the bumper bar and cup holder. That being said, the Bumbleride feels a bit more maneuverable and “luxe,” and the full-coverage canopy has SPF 45 protection.
To top it off: The Indie comes in an eco-friendly option (previously mentioned) and an active sport option, with water-resistant, breathable fabric. And the original Indie now comes in a pretty aqua that stands apart in a crowd.
Age/Weight limits: Infant to 45 lbs.
“This 20-pound all-terrain stroller combines off-road capability with the agility of an urban jogger. Featuring a 360-degree swiveling front wheel with forward- and rear-facing locking positions, the Indie adjusts to accommodate newborns and toddlers. This stroller can tackle any terrain busy parents throw at it with rear suspension, a height-adjustable handle and removable cup holder.”- http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/awards/parenting-awards-2012/category/strollers
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This 20-pound all-terrain stroller combines off-road capability with the agility of an urban jogger. Featuring a 360-degree swiveling front wheel with forward- and rear-facing locking positions, the Indie adjusts to accommodate newborns and toddlers. This stroller can tackle any terrain busy parents throw at it with rear suspension, a height-adjustable handle and removable cup holder.
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From the moment I first laid eyes on Bumbleride’s Indie stroller I was in love. You may remember when we listed it as our ‘Top 10 Summer ‘Must-Have’s’.” So you can imagine how ecstatic I was when I found out Bumbleride was sending me one to review! I am pretty sure I jumped up and down on my couch- actually I know I did. I was THAT excited and for good reasoning. This is one INCREDIBLE stroller!
There are so many exciting features that I can’t wait to share with you, but first let me talk a little about who Bumbleride is and why you should get to know them.
The Bumbleride team is committed to making baby mobility fun, simple and intuitive. From our designers who seek to understand how you interact with your children and develop ergonomic designs for you and your baby, to our customer care team making you smile. We’re all focused on providing what’s best for your little one. This is the Bumbleride experience – the ride of your life.
I was also happy to read that two parents who were inspired by the birth of their first child started Bumbleride. I love nothing more than reading about parent’s dedicated to their family needs and wants. I feel that we, as parents, know more about what would suit children and parents more than big corporations.
I couldn’t wait to hit the streets with the Indie and experience “the ride of your life” for myself. Putting together the stroller was a complete breeze and we were ready to go in less than 30 minutes. I strapped my youngest in the 5-point harness and the minute the stroller hit the pavement I said… “WHOA! Now this is an AMAZING stroller!” I have never pushed a stroller that was as smooth and easily maneuverable as the Indie. Seriously, jogging over small rocks, grass, pavement, cracks and more, it never became challenging.
We used the Indie quite often. Whether it was evening walks, jogging time or just out enjoying life.