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10 Best Travel Strollers 2019

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Whether going camping across town or trekking half-way around the world, a good travel stroller tops every traveling family’s packing list. Durability, comfort, style, and storage are all factors considered by parents when it comes to choosing just the right stroller to bring on vacation. Bonus points if the stroller fits into the overhead compartment of an airplane or train, or takes up a mere fraction of trunk space! It’s for these families that Top Value Reviews went on the hunt for the very best travel strollers as of 2019. We considered everything a frequent traveler would consider, and found the following.

1. Babyzen Yoyo+

$499.00 (or $724.00 to include the newborn pack)
There’s a good reason the Babyzen Yoyo+ is the most frequently seen travel stroller in airports, train stations, and busy European cities: it’s the best!
Why Parents Love It:

      • Sturdy enough to use everyday, and on even the cobbliest of cobblestone streets
      • Easy two-step fold, and fits into the overhead compartment
      • Without the newborn pack, the stroller is ideal for kids 6 months to 40 pounds
      • Can adapt to fit a variety of carseats 
      • The shoulder strap makes carrying this 12.8-pound stroller easy

Some Parents Dislike:

      • For some parents, the storage basket underneath is a little small
      • High price 
      • Extras like the safety bar and cup holder are sold separately

2. Mountain Buggy Nano

$249.99 (or $329.98 to include the newborn cocoon)
Traveling families love the Mountain Buggy Nano because it’s durable, small enough to fit into the overhead compartment, and packed with features for comfort. It’s also one of the few traveling strollers suitable for newborns.
Why Parents Love It:

      • Compatible with any infant carseats, no need for adaptors
      • An infant bassinet is sold separately, so the stroller can be used throughout childhood
      • Maximum weight is a generous 44 pounds
      • Two-step folding system, and fits into the overhead compartment
      • Reclining seat
      • Large sun canopy
      • Easy to carry thanks to the included travel bag and shoulder strap

Some Parents Dislike:

      • Smaller storage basket 
      • Cannot be folded with one hand 
      • No cup holder or extra storage compartments 

3. Besrey Airplane


$199.99
As its name suggests, the stylish Besrey Airplane stroller is perfect for air travel, and boasts a number of ideal features not typically found on travel strollers.
Why Parents Love It:

      • Easily fits into overhead compartments of planes and trains
      • Easy, two-step folding system collapses the stroller to a very manageable 22”x12”x11”
      • Sits upright while folded 
      • High-quality and durable 
      • Large canopy, roomy storage basket, and removable handle bar
      • Ideal for children ages 6 months to three years 
      • Weighs just 10.8 pounds
      • Can be steered with one hand 
      • Five-point safety harness

Some Parents Dislike:

      • Back rest does not recline 
      • The storage basket underneath is the only place to carry extra gear 
      • Handle bar is not padded 

4. Zoe XL1 Travel Stroller

$179.95
Affordable, stylish, and extremely functional, the Zoe XL1 is the preferred stroller for many traveling families.
Why Parents Love It:

      • Affordable price 
      • Available in seven different colors
      • The stroller can be expanded to a double with the purchase of an add-on set
      • One-hand folds, and is compact enough to fit into the overhead compartment 
      • Roomy storage basket is detachable 
      • Removable cup holder and snack tray 
      • Extra storage in the back of the seat 
      • Huge canopy makes napping or hiding from the sun a breeze 
      • Weighs 11 pounds

Some Parents Dislike:

      • Does not come with a travel bag or shoulder strap
      • Some parents say the Zoe’s smaller wheels lead to a bumpier ride 
      • Many parents have complained about the Zoe company’s customer service and unrealistic return policy

5. The Clutch Stroller by Delta Children

$149.99
Major media outlets like CNN, Forbes, and Fatherly have all raved about The Clutch Stroller because of its easy portability and light-as-a-feather weight.
Why Parents Love It:

      • Suitable for children up to 50 pounds, which makes it one of the longest lasting strollers on our list
      • Weighs a mere 11.7 pounds, and folds up smaller than a grocery bag to fit in the overhead compartment
      • Travel bag is included
      • 5-point safety harness with reflective shoulder pads
      • Storage basket is large for a compact stroller

Some Parents Dislike:

      • Some parents say that the stroller and its wheels do not feel as sturdy as some other options
      • Small shade flap, and no canopy
      • Does not recline

6. gb Pockit Plus Lightweight Stroller

$229.95
Not only is the gb Pockit Plus Lightweight Stroller one of the lightest strollers on our list, it’s also one of the most compact. Ask a frequent traveling family what is their go-to travel stroller, and you’ll likely hear it’s the gb Pockit Plus Lightweight stroller.
Why Parents Love It:

      • The gb Pockit’s total weight is 9.5 pounds
      • Easy two-step folding system
      • Folds to a very compact 13.8 inches, small enough to fit into the overhead compartment 
      • Carrying capacity of 55 pounds 
      • Holds 11 pounds in its roomy bottom basket 
      • An adjustable harness system allows children of all sizes to ride safely
      • One-hand steering system 
      • Padded handlebars 
      • Lockable wheels capable of swiveling 360 degree

Some Parents Dislike:

      • Does not have a shoulder strap, but does fit into an oversized travel bag (not included)

7. Summer 3DLite+

$129.99
The 3DLite is one of the most popular travel strollers on the market, and for good reason. Made and sold by the trusted baby brand Summer Infant, the 3DLite is an affordable, lightweight, and sturdy stroller ideal for traveling with a child up to 50 pounds.
Why Parents Love It:

    • Folds in three easy steps 
    • A near-flat incline makes napping on the go a breeze 
    • A safe 5-point harness 
    • Adjustable canopy that blocks 99.9% of UVB and UVA rays
    • Large storage basket and included cup holder 
    • Lockable rear wheels and front wheels with an anti-shock system

Some Parents Dislike:

    • Although it folds up small and is easy to carry, the Summer 3DLite does not quite fit into the overhead compartment  
    • Some taller parents have complained that the 3DLite is on the shorter side 

8. Kolcraft Cloud Plus Lighweight Stroller

$67.99

Priced under $70.00, the Kolcraft Cloud Plus may just be the perfect stroller for the occasional travelers or for the child who has outgrown most other umbrella strollers.
Why Parents Love It:

      • Very affordable 
      • Weighs fewer than 12 pounds, and can be picked up/carried easily 
      • One-hand folding system 
      • High quality and sturdy
      • Includes one of the largest storage baskets on our list, plus an extra storage pocket
      • Features a removable snack tray and two cup holders 
      • Extended canopy with peek-a-boo window
      • 5-point safety harness
      • Multi-position reclining seat 
      • Suitable for children 6 months to 50 pounds 

Some Parents Dislike:

      • Is not compatible with any car seats 
      • Does not fit into the overhead compartment of an airplane 
      • Some parents insist it requires two hands to fold
      • Not the most stylish of travel strollers  

9. Uppababy Minu

$399.99
Uppababy is one of the most popular brands in baby gear, and the widely anticipated Minu lives up to the hype that surrounded its release.
Why Parents Love It:

      • Suitable for a baby as young as three months
      • Maximum weight of 55 pounds  
      • Folds up to fit in the overhead compartment
      • Generous canopy

Some Parents Dislike:

      • Weighing in at 15.2 pounds, it is one of the heaviest travel strollers on our list
      • Higher price point 
      • Some parents complain that the stroller tips backwards when the storage basket is full
      • Folds with one hand, but takes two hands to unfold 
      • Some parents have reported issues with the wheels locking or falling off

10. Jovial Portable Folding Baby Stroller

$99.99
Appropriate for children as young as newborn, the Jovial Portable Folding Baby Stroller comes with its own carrying case to make traveling a breeze.
Why Parents Love It:

      • Folds with one hand and fits into the overhead compartment 
      • Comfortable and safe for children newborn to age three 
      • Includes a safe 5-point harness
      • Converts from a bassinet style to an upright seat without any equipment change
      • Bottom storage basket 
      • Comes in your choice of three colors 

Some Parents Dislike:

      • Is not compatible with any carseats 
      • Some parents have said that the stroller doesn’t feel as sturdy as some other options
      • Difficult to clean