How I Figured Out The Best Stroller In 2019?

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Because you can choose between so many different strollers, it’s quite hard to decide which is the best model for you.  But don’t worry, I’ve got your back. You can relax, open a beer (well you don’t have to, but you can) and read about my quest to find the best stroller out there.


Spoiler Alert: Here Are 6 Best Strollers 

Many parents have little time so here are the top six strollers according to my study. If you wish to know more about the survey, then continue reading. If you want to find out cons and pros of these models, then scroll down to reviews.

As you can see, there are many different types in the top six. If you're unsure which one to buy then check out my stroller buying guide.

Beginning Of My Quest- Gathering Information

Well I know it doesn’t sound very heroic, but I started my quest by reading 20 various “studies.” Yes, it was as dull as it sounds. I spend almost 3 hours just to get the names of all the strollers experts considered the best.

A meta-analysis is a study method where the results of many different studies are combined to give a more precise answer.

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Figuring Out The Best Stroller

After almost three hours I was left with 103 different models. Yes, you heard correctly, 20 experts suggested 103 different stroller models altogether.

Actually, that isn’t too surprising because there are five main stroller types out there and they serve different purposes:

  • Prams and full-sized strollers
  • Lightweight and umbrella strollers
  • Jogging strollers
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    Double and tandem strollers
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    Car seat/stroller combo

The Hunt For Best Stroller Continues

As I’ve already told you, experts recommended 103 different stroller models. So, it may be quite hard to decide which is the best one for you even if you already know the type of stroller you want to buy.

But again, I’ve got good news for you (you may want to get another beer here...or not...). In these 20 articles, experts also suggested the same stroller models, and this is where this article helps you out.

A guy just figured out the best stroller stuff and is looking at the beer in the tavern

I viewed every single recommendation as a vote and picked out the most popular strollers.

All in all 184 votes were cast

I don’t want to bore you too much so I’ll just give you the top five strollers.

Why not just give you the clear winner? 

The thing is, many people are inclined to recommend the most expensive strollers and reviewing the top five(six) gives a more honest picture. And as I've already said (sorry for repeating myself), there are five different stroller types.

What Makes The Best Stroller?

Best infant stroller should fit your needs. It means that the top stroller for you should match your needs.

If you have an infant at home, then you need a full-sized stroller (or a pram for first months).

Parents who travel a lot may find a lightweight baby stroller the best option. These are also perfect if you live in a city or you don’t have much free space.

Avid runners prefer a jogging stroller, but you should go running only after your little one is six months old.

Double or tandem stroller is best if you have two young kids at home.

You can read more about different types from this buying guide.


5 (6) Best Strollers According To This Study Reviewed

UPPAbaby Vista Stroller (Check The Latest Price On Amazon)

Weight:  25.9lb (11.8kg) when folded (so you’d have to add the weight of a bassinet or a seat)

Uppababy Vista was the winner of this study. It got 5% of the votes. It’s understandable why this stroller was picked as a winner. It’s a very versatile full-sized stroller and can be the only stroller you family needs even if you have more than one kid

PROS

CONS

  • You get a bassinet, so your infant can sleep in it. The mattress pad is perforated, and the base and canopy are vented to make this bassinet more breathable.  You also get a toddler seat for older kids. The seat is easy to recline. You can choose between six different positions
  • It's impressive how versatile this stroller is. You can use it as a tandem stroller by carrying a bassinet and a toddler chair at the same time. Choosing between different configurations is possible. For example, you could switch the bassinet for a car seat or buy a separate Rumbleseat so you can have two chairs on it
  • You may not believe it, but you can carry up to 3 children with it. For the third child, you need a PiggyBack ride-along though
  • Although I already mentioned it, it’s possible to add a car seat directly to it. It means that you also get a car seat/stroller combo
  • If you buy a new stroller, you usually have to buy a lot of accessories. Uppababy Vista comes with a rain shield (for the seat) and a bug shield. It also has a bumper bar for your baby to hold on. You can also attach toys to it, so your little buddy isn’t able to throw them out when you’re not looking
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    The canopy is adequate, and it has a big pop-out sunshade
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    This stroller has a front & back suspension to give your baby a smoother ride
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    The handlebar is adjustable, so parents of different height can comfortably use
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    The Uppababy Vista has a 5-point harness
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    This stroller is very easy to fold, so it’s comfortable for you to travel with it
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    The basket is big enough for you to carry a lot of stuff in it (holds up to 30lb/13.5kg)
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    The two front wheels swivel so it’s easy to maneuver with it
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    Comes with a foot brake
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    At the moment of writing, there are four different colors available
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    Parents who have more than one child have the biggest issue with the position of the toddler seat. You can’t attach it to the lower part. If you have more than one child, then you should check possible configuration options before buying. You also have to buy adapters to turn it into a double stroller
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    This stroller is quite heavy
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    The bassinet is quite small with a weight limit of 20lb (9kg)
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    For some reason, they have not included a rain cover for the bassinet
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    This stroller has rubber tires. It’s true that you don’t have to worry about flat tires. I still added it as a con because of sheer disappointment. Before writing this post, I consulted my wife to know what would make a perfect stroller for her. She has read A LOT about strollers and listed everything that an ideal stroller should have. She also added that it’s probably not possible to create such a stroller...and this one came so close... It has almost everything my wife listed. Pneumatic tires would provide more shock absorption though

BabyZen YoYo+ Stroller (Check The Latest Price On Amazon)

Weight:  13lb (6kg)

Babyzen Yoyo got the second place. It got 4% of the votes

PROS

CONS

  • It's one of the best lightweight strollers. It weighs only 13lb, and you can fold it to a very small 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’s easy to maneuver with it and according to YOYO its equipped with a “soft-drive” system. This feature allows you to use it even on rougher terrain without locking the front wheels
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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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    The weight limit is generous 33lb (15kg)
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    At the moment of writing, there are seven different colors available
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    It doesn’t have a footrest, and some children may find it uncomfortable because of that. There’s also no grab bar, but it’s not an essential feature
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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 an umbrella stroller

GB Pockit Stroller (Check The Latest Price On Amazon)

Weight:  9.5lb (4.3kg)

GB POCKIT got the third place. It got 3% of the votes. It’s an excellent stroller if you travel a lot. For example, if you have older toddlers, you can carry this small stroller with you and use it when you little ones get tired. You can start using it from 6 months up so you still at least need a pram or a full-sized stroller

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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    Considering GB Pockit's small size, the weight limit is astounding 55lb (25kg)
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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
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    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. It doesn’t have a footrest nor a grab bar. Some children may find it uncomfortable because of that
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    You need to practice folding the GB Pockit as it isn't too easy
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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

BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 Jogging Stroller (Check The Latest Price On Amazon)

Weight:  28.5lb (13kg)

BOB Revolution Flex got the fourth place (3% of the votes) and at the moment of writing the 3.0 is the newest Flex model. I must admit that I agree that it’s one of the best strollers out there. Before concluding this study, I wrote about the best running strollers (click to read more). BOB Revolution Flex was my favorite because it’s an excellent running stroller but also works great in the city. The only problem is that you can’t start using it from birth as it doesn’t come with a bassinet

PROS

CONS

  • This stroller is designed for running, and so has all the benefits I’ve mentioned in the stroller buying guide. It’s also easy to pack. It works great in the city because the front wheels swivel. If you wish to read more then check out the best jogging stroller article

    Bugaboo Cameleon 3 (Check The Latest Price On Amazon)

    Weight:  22lb (10kg) with a seat

    The fifth and sixth places were shared between Bugaboo Cameleon 3 and BabyJogger City Mini GT. They both got 2% of the votes. Bugaboo Cameleon 3 is a classic full-sized stroller

    PROS

    CONS

    • You get a bassinet, so your infant can sleep in it. You also get a reversible toddler seat with a three-position recline for older kids
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      The Bugaboo Cameleon3 is compatible with many car seats, so you get a car seat/stroller combo. You have to buy an adapter though
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      The canopy is adequate
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      This stroller has an adjustable suspension to give your kids a smoother ride
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      The handlebar is adjustable and reversible
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      The Cameleon3 has a 5-point harness
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      This stroller is easy to fold, so it’s comfortable for you to travel with it. That said, it doesn’t fold to a tiny size and isn’t the best stroller for small cars
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      The basket is big enough for you to carry a lot of stuff in it
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      The two front wheels swivel so it’s easy to maneuver with it
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      It's one of the few regular strollers with a handbrake
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      At the moment of writing, there are ten different colors available
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      It’s quite an expensive stroller, and you need to buy most of the accessories (rain cover is included though). Bugaboo offers a lot of accessories, and the expenses can add up
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      There’s no peekaboo window
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      Disappointingly small weight limit. Weight limit is only 37.5lb (17kg)
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      It’s advertised as an all-terrain stroller, but the truth is, it’s more suitable for cities. The tires are solid, and front wheels are too small for rougher terrain. Also, the suspension isn’t perfect. If you wish to buy an all-terrain Bugaboo, then you might want to consider BugaBoo Fox Stroller

    BabyJogger City Mini GT2 Stroller (Check The Latest Price On Amazon)

    Weight:  21.4lb (9.7kg)

    The fifth and sixth place was shared between BabyJogger City Mini GT and Bugaboo Cameleon 3. They both got 2% of the votes. BabyJogger City Mini GT is a classic lightweight stroller and here I review an updated version of the same model

    PROS

    CONS

    • The weight limit is 65lb (29kg)
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      The seat reclines almost flat
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      The handlebar is adjustable
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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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      At the moment of writing, there are six different colors available
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      BabyJogger City Mini GT2 comes with a hand-operated parking brake. A parking brake is not a real handbrake in a sense that it doesn't help you to control the speed while walking downhill
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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 semi-pneumatic- they are air-filled to give enough suspension, and you don't have to worry about air pressure. The new GT2 also has added suspension
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      It's possible to pair it with a car seat
    • The new model GT2 has an adjustable calf support 
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    To Sum Up: After a successful quest? a nice beer in the tavern

    As you can see, I found six best strollers for you.

    I’m glad that the selection included two full-sized strollers, three lightweight strollers, and a running stroller.

    As you can turn the Uppababy Vista into a tandem stroller, I think this study suggested all the main stroller types.

    Although Baby Jogger City Mini GT got the sixth place, I think the newer GT 2 (sold also on Amazon) is the best stroller for most dads

    If you are looking for the best lightweight or regular stroller for your baby or toddler then you know it's not easy. Some are travel systems, some are only for jogging or traveling. Click to read how I found 6 best from over 100 models.

    If you've got only one child and he or she is older than six months old, then just buy it and you can get on with your life:)

    To Future People: If you’re reading this in 2065 and wondering why I didn’t include that new flying stroller...well now you know.

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