Whether you live in a city and use public transport or simply load your stroller in and out of the car frequently, having a lightweight stroller is an absolute blessing. Every pound counts when you’re having to carry your stroller around with you, especially if you’re also toting a tot. The best lightweight strollers save your back and shoulders without compromising on safety, comfort or convenience.
For this guide, we’ve asked Jenny L. Brown, or in-house expert on all things kids and baby, to come up with some recommendations for parents in search of high-quality, lightweight strollers. She’s combed through the market and weeded out all the flimsy models, finally arriving at three stellar winners for you to choose from.
Read on to see which lightweight strollers are the best to buy in 2018 and to learn why!
|Picture||Brand & Model||Weight||Maximum Weight Rating||Color Option||Check Price|
|Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience Stroller||14.99 pounds||50 Pounds||Black, Blue, Green||Check Price|
|Britax 2017 B-Agile Lightweight Stroller||18 pounds||55 Pounds||Red, Meadow, Black||Check Price|
|Peg Perego Booklet||13 pounds||50 Pounds||Oynx, Tulip, Fleur, Oynx||Check Price|
Best Lightweight Stroller Reviews (2018)
Which of these lightweight strollers should you buy for your child?
The Summer Infant is the obvious choice if you’re on a tight budget. It costs a fraction as much as our other recommendations and is by far the best lightweight stroller under $100. However, the Peg Perego is significantly better-made for the same weight. Both the Britax and the Peg Perego are noticeably sturdier than the Summer Infant. You should also avoid this one if you’re looking for a travel system-compatible model.
The Britax is the way to go if you want a midrange stroller that’s sturdier than the Summer Infant but less exorbitant than the Peg Perego. It’s the heaviest model here, but it’s perfect for a lightweight travel system and the build quality is excellent. The Peg Perego is certainly better, but it costs significantly more.
The Peg Perego is by far the best lightweight stroller we’ve reviewed, so we recommend it to anyone who can afford it. It’s the lightest model here, the most convenient to use, and also the sturdiest. We have no complaints about the Peg Perego, which is saying something! Just be aware that it’s extremely pricey.
Don’t Sacrifice Safety
As nice as it is to shave off pounds, you don’t want to buy something so lightweight that it’s rickety or dangerous. Always make sure that any lightweight stroller you buy is from a reputable brand and meets all applicable safety standards. You won’t find anything under 13 pounds that’s actually safe to use. So, look for weight savings, but don’t be so miserly that you endanger your child!
Check The Specs
As with any stroller you buy, make sure the lightweight model you’re considering can handle your child’s weight and height. Lightweight strollers do tend to have lower maximum weight ratings overall, so do your research and make sure you leave some room for your child to grow.
Think About Your Needs/Wants
There are a whole range of lightweight strollers available. Some are compatible with travel systems, some aren’t. Some have this feature, some have that one. Be sure to make a list of all the features and conveniences that are important to you before you make any decisions.
We hope you’ve seen at least one lightweight stroller here that could suit your needs. If so, just click on the links in our reviews to find out more. That’s also a convenient way to check current prices and compare color options.
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