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?
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.
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
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
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)