May
29
23:00

The best lightweight city strollers? – Reader Q&A

City-friendly strollers: Cybex Onyx strollerI’ve been a huge fan of my Maclaren Techno XT. It’s a 2003. Sadly, it’s reaching the end of its usable years and I’m in the market for a new stroller. It must be subway friendly, lightweight and comfortable. Before I just purchase another Maclaren, I’m wondering if there is anything new out there I should try first. -Michelle




I’m a subway-riding, stroller-pushing, big-city-dweller, too,
Michelle, so I think I have an idea of what you’re looking for. My
intial thought is that another Maclaren will probably be your best bet
again. They’re excellent, hardy strollers that are lightweight, easy to
push & fold and pretty darn nice looking, too. Take, for example, our recent review of the gorgeous Denim Quest.

MacLaren Denim Quest stroller


But, like you, I never want to miss out
on something great just by assuming that I should get another of what I
already have. So I’ve got a few other suggestions for strollers you
might want to take for a test spin:



We reviewed the Cybex Onyx
a little while ago and I really love it. It’s definitely a

n easy
stroller to push and fold. The sun canopy is amazing for those city
walks when you need to be on the sunny side of the street. And there’s a
built-in shoulder strap, so it’s easy to carry up and down subway
stairs.


City-friendly strollers: Cybex Onyx

The Bumbleride Flite
is a stylish, smooth ride that’s sure to impress you (and all the other
moms at the playground). It’s a little bit trickier to fold, but it’s
certainly worth testing out, since the great suspension might win you
over.



City-friendly strollers: Bumbleride Flite


Though I’ve never tried it, the UPPABaby G-Luxe
is another stroller that’s comparable to the Techno. It’s really light
(only 11 lb) and has hand-activated folding, which means no fancy shoes
ruined when you have to fold in a hurry. It, too, has a handy shoulder
strap.



City-friendly strollers: UPPABaby G-LUXE


One last stroller you might want to take for a spin is the Maxi Cosi Mila.
It’s more of a do-everything type of umbrella, so you might find it a
little too heavy (it’s 16 lb), but you might also find you like the
sturdiness of it for big city adventures. It’s available in lots of fun
colors, too.



Maxi Cosi Mila stroller


I think it’s most important that you test drive as many
strollers as possible before deciding on one. You’ll know as soon as you
push your child around for a few minutes, fold and unfold the stroller,
and try to carry it with a kid in your other hand if it’s the right one
for you.

An hour in a stroller store ought to leave you confident in
your decision and happily pushing your child out in an awesome new ride.
Stephanie P.