Lightweight pushchairs are ideal for when you are travelling with a baby or toddler, especially if you intend to use public transport. If you need to swap your heavy travel system for something more nimble, take a look at our list of great travel buggies that could help you to take the strain out of your holiday.
The first pushchair to fully comply with cabin baggage size (double-check with your airline before travelling). One-handed folding, unfolding and driving, plus a ‘soft drive’ system to ensure a smooth ride. This is a multi-award-winning design, suitable from 6 months.
Zeta Zooom Stroller
A good all-round budget buggy – 4 position lie-back, an adjustable footrest, and a large drop down hood for shade or comfort during sleep. Suitable from birth and one of the cheapest pushchairs on the market, too.
The Doona™ has one very smart claim to fame- it’s the world’s first car seat with integrated wheels. That means in less than ten seconds you can be out of a vehicle and on your way.
Now the Doona has been FFA approved, you can take the revolutionary car seat on the plane and then use it in your hire car making it easy way to travel safely abroad. Is it any wonder that this is one of our top 10 parenting products for 2018?
Cheeky Rascals Mima Zigi
Cheeky Rascals’ new Mima Zigi has been designed with travel in mind. This high-end lightweight buggy (8.4kg) an easy folding mechanism and a very compact storage mode. It’s small enough to be accepted as cabin luggage with most airlines and cleverly fits in overhead compartments.
The automatic canopy has three sun visors providing UV protection and the seat has 3 different recline positions. The accompanying travel bag can turn into a backpack or be carried by the handle. Due to it’s higher price tag, the Mima Zig as your main buggy rather than a cheap option for travelling. However, it’s sleek performance means it’s a practical option for most suburban, city dwelling, or frequent-travelling parents. Suitable for children from 6 months.
Easy one-handed pull-fold mechanism with automatic fold lock and compact folding size. Multi-position seat recline including lie-flat for newborns. Available as three or four-wheeled models.
The Recaro Easylife is another ultra-light buggy, weighing in at just 5.7kg. As well as it’s compact fold size (I’ve got beach bags bigger than this thing), it also has multi-recline positions, a large UPF50+ protective hood, all-round suspension, and a one-handed fold. For children from 6 months up to 15kg.
GB Pockit Stroller
In 2014 this neat little buggy entered the Guinness World Record for being the world’s “smallest commercially available folded pram”. It’s two-step fold means it can be packed away in a few seconds and of course it will easily fit into an overhead compartment. Suitable from birth up to 17kg.
This ultra-lightweight (5.6kg) is easy to carry over your shoulder and has a quick fold/unfold mechanism. It also stands up on its own for easy storage – just what you need when space is at a premium. Suitable from 6 months to 15kg (approx. 3.5 years).
Micralite Twofold Tandem
Here’s one for those who’re in need of a double buggy for two children of different ages. From the makers of the Fastfold Super-lite, this lightweight tandem has a forward-facing two-position bucket seat and a rear seat, which clips on, but does not recline. The extending rear wheel base allows a rear seat to be attached or you can clip on the 40L shopping bag.
When the second seat is not in use, their is a great integrated buggy board for your toddler. With a single-handed fold system and a ventilated mesh seat, allowing air to circulate around your child. Its chunky wheels make it easier to travel along uneven ground and it can be steered with just one handed. Suitable from 6 months or from birth with the Air-Flo Carry Cot.
Joie Joie Brisk LX Pushchair
The main selling points of the Joie Brisk is its low cost and one-handed, one-second fold. It also boasts ShoeSaver brakes and one-handed mechanical fully reclining seat. Suitable from birth in lay-flat position.
All prices correct at time of publication.
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