9 Best Lightweight Travel Strollers
Highly foldable, feature packed, and feather light, these strollers take the stress (ok—some stress) out of traveling with little ones. Whether you're venturing down the block or checking out a new country, these 10 travel-friendly options were made for families on-the-go.
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At less than 10 pounds, Maclaren's Volo is one of the lightest travel strollers on the market. Add a built-in visor with UPF 50+ protection, breathable mesh seat, five-point safety harness, shock-absorbing wheels, carry strap, and lifetime warranty to the equation and you've got a winning design.
Along with Maclaren, UPPAbaby produces some of the most travel-friendly strollers around. Their G-Lite model comes with an extendable UPF 50+ sunshade, breathable mesh seat, lightweight aluminum frame, and easy-to-fold design that is capable of standing on its own.
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Checking your stroller at the gate can be a hassle—especially if you're otherwise traveling with carry-ons only. The Babyzen YOYO+ is a super-compact option that's fully compliant with airline carry-on restrictions, meaning you can stow it away in the overhead bin. Other pluses? It's compatible with select infant car seats and features easy one-hand steering.
There's a Guinness World Record for everything these days, and as far as strollers go, the GB Pockit holds the title for the world's most compact. Despite the stroller's ultra-lightweight design—it's just 9.5 pounds—it doesn't skimp on features. The Pockit comes equipped with a height-adjustable safety harness, lockable front and rear wheels, and one-hand steering.
Mountain Buggy Nano
The Mountain Buggy Nano is so compact and lightweight that when folded down, it collapses into its own custom-made satchel. Along with its travel-friendly, highly-foldable design, the durable stroller can be adapted to fit any infant car seat, and is capable of supporting newborns and children up to 45 pounds.
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Summer Infant 3D Lite
Like others on our list, the Summer Infant 3D Lite comes will all the requisite bells and whistles: anti-shock wheels, a 5-point safety harness, lightweight frame, and adjustable sun visor. What really sets it apart from the pack is a reclining seat which can lie nearly flat—a perfect feature for those inevitable moments when you have to fashion your own changing table.
Like its sibling model the G-Lite, UPPAbaby's G-Luxe comes with an extendable UPF 50+ sunshade, hand-level triggers for easy folding, a carry strap, and lightweight aluminum frame. What the G-Luxe has to offer as its own? A reclining seat and adjustable footrest.
Thanks to a fully reclining backrest with five positions and a hideaway boot enclosure, the Chicco OhLaLa is apt to support little ones anywhere from newborn to forty pounds. The lightweight aluminum model also features an automatic storage lock, adjustable canopy, and rear locking breaks.
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J is for Jeep Brand North Star Stroller
If your kids are almost at the point of outgrowing strollers, but you know you'll need one for at least a couple more trips, consider this inexpensive option. At $40, the North Star is a steal—especially since it comes with many of the same features as $300+ models, like an adjustable sun visor, three-point safety harness, padded seat (that can roll-up to form a headrest), and storage baskets.
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