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.
The Best Stroller According To My Survey
2nd Place: A Lightweight Stroller
3nd Place: A Lightweight Stroller
4th Place: A Jogging Stroller
5th & 6th Place: A Standard Stroller
5th & 6th Place: A Lightweight Stroller
DADPROGRESS TOP PICK
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.
Figuring The Best Stroller Stuff Out
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:
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'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.