Discover The Top 5 Lightweight Strollers

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If you’re looking for the best lightweight stroller, then you’re in the right place. You can keep reading for more general information or scroll down for reviews.


Top 5 Lightweight Strollers Reviewed 


Which lightweight stroller is the best and why you even need one?


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As a new dad, the world of strollers got my head spinning. So let me make your life easier and explain the basics.

Lightweight strollers should generally weigh less than 23lb (10.5kg). Most standard strollers on the other hand commonly weigh as much as 37lb (16.5kg). A particular type of lightweight strollers in an umbrella stroller, you can read about it and other stroller types in my stroller buying guide.

As the weight is the only thing that defines a lightweight stroller, you can also find lightweight standard strollers. They are quite rare though.

To buy the best lightweight stroller, you should first figure out, what are you expecting from your stroller

Lightweight Standard Stroller

If you’re looking for a lightweight standard stroller, then the Uppababy Cruz (check the latest price on Amazon) is one of the best options out there.

Best Lightweight Stroller For Traveling

Lightweight strollers are generally easy to fold and fit in most car trunks. So they are great for traveling.

1) If you are a frequent flyer, then the BabyZen YoYo+ (check the latest price on Amazon) may be a stroller for you as you can probably take it to the cabin with you.

2) If you only travel by car, then all five reviewed strollers may be right for you. If you also walk on rougher terrain then consider the BabyJogger City Mini 2 (check the latest price on Amazon). The wheels are quite good, so it performs well (compared to other lightweight strollers) on rougher terrain.

Are you looking for the best lightweight stroller for your newborn or toddler? You may want an extra stroller for travel or a lightweight standard baby carrier. Click to read my top suggestions for this year.

City Mini GT2 is a lightweight stroller that weighs only 2,5lb more than City Mini 2, but performs better. You can check out the review here.

It’s possible to combine BabyJogger City Mini 2 (check the latest price on Amazon) and BabyZen YoYo+ (check the latest price on Amazon) with car seats, so they are travel-systems.

Need to buy a lightweight stroller for a newborn?

As I’ve mentioned already ​Uppababy Cruz (check the latest price on Amazon) is a standard stroller and if you buy a bassinet, then you can use it from birth.

That said, it’s possible to use Summer Infant 3DLite+ Stroller (check the latest price on Amazon) from birth as the seat reclines flat. It’s also possible to let your newborn sit in a car seat and attach it to some (I’ve mentioned two examples above) lightweight strollers.

HINT: If you're looking for a lightweight stroller for under 100 dollars then the Summer Infant 3DLite Stroller is usually the cheapest of the five. You should check the latest price on Amazon though as the prices are constantly changing

Features that make the Best Lightweight stroller

  • You should be able to hold your kid in one hand and fold the best lightweight stroller with the other
  • Pneumatic tires give the smoothest ride. That said, if you’re buying a lightweight stroller for walking in the city, then rubber tires are perfectly fine
  • The backrest should be adjustable so your baby can sleep in the stroller
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    The five-point harness is always a good choice
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    A footrest and a grab bar make your child’s ride more comfortable, but they also add weight. So many lightweight strollers don’t have them (you can buy them separately though). A footrest and a grab bar would also make the stroller harder to fold. From the five reviewed strollers only Uppababy Cruz has a grab bar

If you’re wondering how I picked these top 5 lightweight strollers to review then read the next five sentences:)

I concluded a small study to find the best stroller. You can read about my quest and the results by clicking here.  20 experts mentioned 103 different models, and I picked the most popular ones. Here are the top 5 lightweight strollers from my survey. Two of them (BabyZen YoYo and GB POCKIT) are so popular that they ended in the all-in-all top five.


Top 5 lightweight strollers reviewed

BabyZen YoYo+ (check the latest price on Amazon)


Weight limit: 40lb (18kg)

Item weight: 13lb (6kg)

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  • It's one of the best lightweight strollers. It weighs only 13lb, and you can fold it to a tiny size. It even comes with a storage pouch and has a strap for carrying.  When folded the measurements are 7 x 17 x  20.5“ (18 × 44 × 52cm)  (L × W × H). You may even be able to take your stroller into the cabin as it meets the usual size recommendations
  • You can use Babyzen Yoyo from birth, but you need a separate new-born pack for that. So if you want to buy this stroller, figure out if you wish to use it for a child older than six months or also for your younger infant
  • The canopy is big
  • Babyzen Yoyo comes with a rain cover. You can buy all the essential accessories for it. Options include a mosquito net, a cup holder, a parasol, a travel bag, and a footmuff
  • If you wish, you can buy a YOYO board. You can attach it to your stroller with one click and carry older children with it
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    With car seat adapters (sold separately) you can attach many car seat models to it. So it also works well as a car seat/stroller combo
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    It comes with a 5-point harness
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    You can lock and unlock the wheels with a “push-push” system
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    Babyzen Yoyo has a large shopping basket
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    At the moment of writing, there are seven different colors available
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    The wheels are small, so it’s an excellent lightweight stroller for a city but not suitable for rougher terrain. That said, this trait is typical for most lightweight strollers
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    The handlebar is not adjustable
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    It’s expensive for a lightweight stroller

GB POCKIT (check the latest price on Amazon)


Weight limit: Considering GB Pockit's small size, the weight limit is astounding 55lb (25kg)

Item weight: 9.5lb (4.3kg)

PROS

CONS

  • It’s probably the most compact stroller you can buy. It folds down to 11.8 x 7 x 13.8 “ (30 x 18 x 35 cm) and weighs only 9.5lb (4.3kg)
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    The storage basket is spacious
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    It comes with a 5-point harness
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    At the moment of writing, there are five different colors available
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    The handlebar is adjustable
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    GB Pockit has a foot break like all strollers. Many parents have complained that it’s unreliable though
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    The front wheels swivel so this stroller is easy to maneuver
  • This stroller is designed for traveling and for short city vacations. It’s not a good stroller for rougher terrain because the wheels are small and made of plastic and there’s no suspension. As it’s so light, it can also feel flimsy
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    You need to practice folding the GB Pockit as it isn't too easy. You also need both hands to fold and unfold it
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    It doesn’t recline, but luckily your child can rest his or her head on the sides
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    The canopy is almost useless

Uppababy Cruz (check the latest price on Amazon)


Weight limit: 50lb (23kg)

Item weight: 21.5lb (9.8kg)

PROS

CONS

  • You can start using Uppababy Cruz from birth if you buy the Infant SnugSeat. It’s also possible to buy a bassinet for it, so it transforms into a pram. It may be the only stroller you'll ever need as the weight limit is 50lb (23kg). It’s also possible to combine it with a car seat, so you get a travel system
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    If you buy a new stroller, you usually have to buy a lot of accessories. Uppababy Cruz comes with a rain shield and a bug shield. It also has a bumper bar for your baby to hold on. You can buy many accessories for it (a cup holder for example)
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    This stroller has a big canopy with a peek-a-boo window
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    The handlebar is adjustable
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    At the moment of writing, there are four different colors available
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    Like all best lightweight strollers, it comes with a 5-point-harness
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    The basket has a weight limit of 25lb (11kg), so you should be able to carry a lot of stuff with it
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    Uppababy Cruz is easy to fold, and you can do it with one hand
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    The front wheels swivel so this stroller is easy to maneuver. They also have a suspension to make the ride more comfortable
  • Uppababy sells this stroller as a full-sized stroller so it may be the only stroller you’ll ever need. It’s worth mentioning though that it doesn’t work well on rougher terrain. The wheels are quite small and made of rubber

PROS

CONS

  • Summer Infant 3DLite+ Stroller is one of the best umbrella strollers out there. When I concluded a study to find the best stroller (if you wish, you can read about it here), the previous model was one of the two umbrella strollers that got mentioned by more than two experts
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    It’s easy to fold, but it may be difficult to do it with one hand
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    You to use it from birth because the seat reclines flat. That said, umbrella strollers are usually intended for older children, so it isn’t particularly cozy
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    It comes with a 5-point harness
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    There’s enough storage space in the basket
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    The canopy is big and has a peek-a-boo window. You also get a flip-out sun visor
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    The 3DLite+ is easy to maneuver, so it works great in the city
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    Cup-holder, cell phone holder, child cup holder and a storage pocket are included
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    The rear wheels are lockable
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    At the moment of writing, there are two different colors available
  • Except for a generous weight limit (it’s 50lb/23kg), all the drawbacks of an umbrella stroller apply. If you’re sure that you want an umbrella stroller, then this is the product for you. If you wish, you can read more about different stroller types by reading the stroller buying guide
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    It doesn’t stand when folded
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    The handles are not adjustable

As the names of different models are quite confusing, I'll point out that the City Mini GT2 is a different model.


Weight limit: The weight limit is astounding 50lb (23kg)

Item weight: 18.8lb (8.5kg)

PROS

CONS

  • It’s effortless to fold with one hand
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    The seat reclines almost flat, so your baby can sleep in it. If you wish to use it from birth, you have to pair it with a pram or a car seat (sold separately)
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    It comes with a 5-point harness
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    The canopy is big with a peek-a-boo window
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    Adjustable calf support helps to provide a better sleep for your kid
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    The front wheel swivels so this stroller is very easy to maneuver. It also has a suspension
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    The tires are solid, so the suspension isn’t as good as the pneumatic tires have. That said, the wheels are quite big and so this stroller surprisingly good on rougher terrain. I keep the older model in my car as a travel stroller. I’m quite happy that I don’t have to worry about air pressure
  • At the moment of writing, there are five different colors available
  • It’s quite expensive for a lightweight stroller as you also have to buy all the accessories
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    The handlebar is not adjustable

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