Family Adventures are essential in binding families together. Did you know that the one thing that most children can recall about their family experiences are the trips they took? However, traveling with children can be no easy feat for mamas. It’s all about the diapers, pacifiers, and toys to keep the little ones entertained during those moments in the plane or road trips. The very most important thing on your travel list? A compact light weight stroller.
A lightweight, compact travel stroller is a must-have for those families on the go. When you are juggling the family on the go, the last thing you need to worry about is a big clunky stroller that slows you down at the airport or takes up all your trunk space.
When you google strollers, you get over 100 options. I decided to check them out and see if I could make your job a little easier.
The criteria I used in order to pick my faves: Maneuverability, weight, durability, ease of opening and closing, storage and last but not least, appearance.
Check out my favorite strollers that are perfect for travel.
This has got to be the worlds most compact stroller!!!! Just check it out, mamas. It’s sleek looking and compact too. It folds up rapidly into the size of a purse and only weighs 10.6 pounds. It’s amazing!!! I bet your diaper bag may weight more than this.
It may be lightweight, but it can hold a child up to 55 pounds. The double wheels can handle all kinds of terrain, which includes cobblestones. The back of the stroller has a breathable mesh which keeps your little one cool during those hot summer days.
The ultra-compact folding mechanism of the Pocket Air All-Terrain is airplane hand luggage compliant, freeing you to travel with your stroller without hassle.
2. Babyzen Yoyo
If you’re looking for the ultimate in compact strollers, the Yoyo checks all the boxes as the luxury splurge pick. It boasts the most amenities of all of our choices: a “soft drive” system (enabling you to navigate rough terrain without having to lock the wheels in place), ample under-carriage storage, a reclining seat, an extendable leg rest, four-wheel suspension, beautiful fabrics (that peppermint green!) and extra seat padding, custom color packs, and a carry strap, just to name a few.
Like our other compact picks, it also folds up teeny-tiny via an easy one-handed fold, and it’s compatible with many infant car seats, making newborn travel a breeze. It’s even certified for airline carry-on luggage, meaning you’ve got one less thing to worry about when you’re taking your little on the plane.
More to know: Celeb mamas like Blake Lively, Chrissy Teigen and Jessica Biel wheel their babes around in the Yoyo. The extendable sun canopy has UPF 50 and rain covers are included. Also, it’s Disney-approved!
Weight: 16 pounds
This one is under $100.00. This stroller weighs 13 pounds and still has all the must-have features in a compact stroller. It has four-position recline, fully adjustable and removable canopy with a flip-out sun visor, a roomy storage basket, and a cup holder to fit your favorite coffee of the day!
The fold isn’t quite as compact as the other ones; however, it is still easy to carry with an attached shoulder strap.
It’s one of the most popular strollers on Amazon.
This is a cozy comfortable stroller for your little ones. Comprising a highly-padded (and washable) seat with side and lumbar support, the Metro focuses—not surprising—on delivering a superb ergonomically comfortable experience to wee ones, and it delivers. The plush seat reclines almost fully flat and an adjustable leg rest (which is also super padded) means that babes can nap on the go now.
A one-handed fold, for one. The stroller weighs in at only 14 pounds. This stroller comes certified “back healthy” by the AGR of Germany. With lugging children around all day, mamas need things that are “back healthy.” (Bonus: The stroller comes with a carrying backpack for those times you know you’ll be lugging it around.)
As for the ride, it’s a smooth one thanks to bigger rubber tires that swivel on a dime and a spring suspension system that filters out the bumps and divots of the outside world.
More to know: The ample, extendable sun canopy has UV-50 protection and the stroller fits in an airplane overhead bin.
Weight: 14 pounds
We’ve yet to meet an UPPAbaby we didn’t love, and the MINU is no exception. Weighing in at just under 15 pounds, this compact powerhouse of a stroller will take you wherever you need to go without sacrificing on the conveniences you’ve come to know and love from the brand—a smooth ride, a multi-position reclining seat, an extendable canopy, and an easy access basket with ample storage.
And the fold? It’s truly the stuff of dreams, mama. It’s quick, easy and, most importantly, one-handed. (Really!) Great for on-the-go parents due to the built-in strap and carry handle, it also easily converts into a travel system with the use of adapters.
More to know: The Minu isn’t only for big babies, it can also accommodate a newborn with the use of the From Birth Kit ($129.00) accessory, making it not only a great compact travel stroller but also an all-around stroller for urban parents who may be tight on space or who need to climb stairs on a daily basis.
Weight: 14.8 pounds