With the first signs of summer and sunshine beginning to appear, it's very nearly the season for escaping the rat race, and the school run, in favour of some well deserved rest and relaxation. Whether you plan to spend your summer days on a last minute stay-cation or on a long overdue Mediterranean getaway, the less hassle your journey, the better your holiday will be.
For what feels like forever, the Umbrella-fold stroller has been a consistent year round favourite. Your parents probably used one, their parents before them, and it's easy to see why. Lightweight and compact, they are easy to use and move from A to B.
Adapted to have larger, more robust wheels, and with an improved suspension system, the Super-Umbrella strollers are the perfect choice if you want a more long-term stroller option that will be as good to you for a quick pop to the shop, as it will be to you abroad.
Weighing in at just 6.4kg, the Maclaren Quest Sport has a one hand recline and fold, and a carry strap for easy mobility even when not in use as a stroller. The Quest also reclines completely flat so it is suitable from newborn, and has an extendable foot rest which allows the stroller to grow with your child.
The perfect combination between lightweight stroller and luxurious design, the easywalker mini buggy weighs just 7kg and has a full reclinable padded seat and a leather handle, making it a comfortable push for you and a comfortable ride for your child. Also with a one hand fold and recline the Mini Buggy is so easy to use and also has an extra large sun canopy for extra sun protection while you are away.
With the additional feature of an hand-activated fold, the UppaBaby G-Luxe also comes complete with its own raincover and cup-holder. The 6.1kg G-Luxe will also freestand in your home or your villa, and the sun canopy also has SPF 50, the perfect canopy for the perfect holiday.
The 7.2kg Maclaren Techno XT is suitable from birth, and has a one hand fold so you can carry baby and collapse your stroller at the same time - ideal if you are ever travelling alone. With an extendable, three piece canopy, that will protect your child from the sun even when the seat is fully reclined, the XT also has a head hugger for extra head support for the early months.
More recently, there has been the birth of the Mini-Compact stroller. A trend that began with the Babyzen YoYo, and shortly followed by the Mountain Buggy Nano, they are the only strollers on the market at the moment that are compatible with the IATA guidelines for hand luggage. This means that the days of checking in your stroller or putting it in the hold are long gone. Now, you are able to wheel your stroller straight to the plane door, store in your overhead locker and wheel straight off the plane, and on toward your destination.
Designed by French Doctors, the BabyZen YoYo has an unique "soft-drive" system within the wheel structure that allows the wheels to adapt to any surface, making the YoYo not only great within the airport but also once you have arrived at your destination. With the ability to be adapted to newborn, the 5.9kg stroller can be folded and unfolded with one hand and has an 140 degree recline from 6 months.
The Mountain Buggy Nano is car seat compatible, meaning it is also able to be adapted for a newborn. At 5.9kgs and with 6" EVA tyres, the same material the soles of trainers are made out of, the Nano also has an engineered weight distribution for the most optimised stroller performance. The canopy on the Nano also has the benefit of a flip out visor for extra coverage.
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