The best travel strollers you can buy
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If you're traveling with a baby or a toddler, you're more than a little crazy if you travel without a stroller.
But leave behind the clunky old behemoth you use in every day life and make the trip as smooth as can be with a great travel stroller.
The Colugo Compact Stroller is our top pick because it folds down with one hand in about two seconds, so you never miss a moment while you and the family are on the go.
When you're away from home with your little one, a stroller is more than just a child conveyance system - It's like a mobile command post. A stroller is a tactical nap station, a baby wipe, diaper, snack, and spare clothes supply depot, a foul weather baby bivouac, and, of course, a child conveyance system. Any decent everyday stroller will meet all those metrics what with an adjustable seat, a storage basket, a reliable canopy and often an additional rain cover, and smoothly rolling, easy-to-control wheels down there at the bottom.Finding a travel stroller that checks all those boxes while still being compact enough to bring along on planes, trains, and automobiles (and subway cars and uh... ocean liners?) is a trickier proposition. Far too many compact, collapsible strollers sacrifice quality and convenience in the name of reduced weight and size. But when you're miles from home, you don't need a stroller that's less effective and reliable than your larger everyday unit. In fact, if anything you need to trust your travel stroller even more than its workaday counterpart, because all the rest of your baby hardware might be across the city, state, or even back across an ocean.
After experiencing a stroller all but fail on my family while we were in Europe on a vacation, I can tell you personally how important it is to have a great travel stroller. Thus I've put together this list of five options, each of which boasts its own specific merits and any of which will likely serve your on-the-go gang just fine.
When choosing the best travel stroller for your baby or toddler, consider the child's size and age, the amount of weight you feel comfortable carrying when the stroller is folded, and the places you'll visit and the ways you'll get there. While all of the strollers on this list fold up easily, roll along smoothly, and enjoy excellent safety ratings, not all are suitable for the same uses and the same ages. But hey, that's why we feature options, right?
Here are the best travel strollers you can buy:
- Best travel stroller overall: Colugo Compact Stroller
- Best multi-age travel stroller: Joolz Hub Stroller
- Best lightweight travel stroller: Maxi-Cosi Lara Stroller
- Best travel stroller and car seat combo: Doona + Infant Car Seat/Stroller
- Best rolling luggage-style travel stroller: Baby Trend Jetaway Plus Compact Stroller
Read on in the slides below to check out our top picks.
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