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5 Compact Travel Strollers That Fit In Overhead Bins
Looking for the best of the best in compact travel strollers? Travel Noire’s got you covered!
Traveling the world with children is a fun and rewarding experience. However, it can also be challenging navigating aircraft, airports, and new destinations with kids and luggage in tow. For parents and families on the go, products offering convenient solutions that help make the journey easier are a godsend.
If you are traveling with a baby or toddler, a quality travel stroller is an absolute must! You’ll want something that not only is compact, lightweight, and folds quickly and effortlessly but also is sturdy and able to handle a variety of terrains. At many airports, you won’t receive your gate-checked stroller back until you reach the baggage claim, which is one reason that it is beneficial to have a stroller that folds down small enough to store overhead. Here are Travel Noire’s top picks for travel strollers that will help make globetrotting with your little one a breeze.
BabyZen Yoyo 2
Considered the “holy grail” of compact travel strollers, parents worldwide love the Yoyo for its durability, quality construction, and smooth ride. Despite weighing under 14 lbs. and being small enough to store in overhead compartments, it is built for high performance. In fact, it is suitable for everyday use and is utilized by many families as their main stroller. The Yoyo 2’s multi-position reclining backrest and spacious seat make it comfy for long journeys. It also comes with a protective storage bag and is available in nine trendy colors.
Munchkin Sparrow — One of the Best-Known Travel Strollers
The Munchkin Sparrow is a lightweight collapsible stroller perfect for families on the go. With no assembly required, it is ready to use straight out of the box. Though it weighs just 12.8 lbs., it is able to accommodate a maximum weight capacity of 55 lbs. The Sparrow includes a sun shade and basket, a five-point harness, and a mesh headrest to keep your lovebug cool and comfortable in the heat. It folds down to 15″ x 14″ x 6.25″ and comes with a modern case for easy carrying when the baby isn’t riding.
UppaBaby Minu V2
The second generation of UppaBaby’s Minu stroller comes with an upgraded zip-out extendable canopy that offers more sun protection for your baby. Another new feature is the no-rethread harness system that allows for quick and easy adjustments, ensuring an optimal fit as your child grows. Other convenient features like the one-hand fold, single-action break, attached carrying handle, and spacious, easy-access basket make this stroller perfect for travel. It weighs 16.9 lbs., fits in most commercial airlines’ overhead bins, and is suitable for three months and up, accommodating toddlers up to a maximum weight of 50 lbs.
Silver Cross Jet 3
Silver Cross’ sleek Jet 3 has been upgraded with a child-proof, magnetic buckle and a simple one-motion fold. The storage basket is now larger and accessible from both the front and back of the stroller. This airline cabin-approved travel stroller weighs 13.6 lbs. and folds to a compact size of 7.08″ x 11.81″ x 21.65. Little ones will enjoy the multi-position, fully-reclining seat, adjustable footrest, and UPF 50+ extendable sun protection canopy. Parents will appreciate the peek-a-boo window, lockable swivel wheels, one-touch brakes and dynamic spring suspension that ensure a smooth ride. One of the things that really sets this stroller apart from the others is that when folded, its bumper bar doubles as a handle by which it can be pulled, allowing the Jet 3 to be rolled along like a suitcase. When ready to store, the bumper bar can be removed and tucked into the included carrying bag.
GB Pockit+ All-Terrain — One of Our Favorite Travel Strollers
GB is known for its ultra-compact, lightweight travel strollers. The Pockit+ All-Terrain was made for more rugged ground conditions than its counterparts. However, it still retains the collapsible, space-saving design synonymous with the brand. This umbrella stroller weighs a mere 9.5 lbs., making it one of the smallest strollers available. It folds down in two simple steps, and can be pushed and steered with one hand. Carrying the Pockit+ is also a breeze, thanks to the attached handle. Boasting several durable and flexible construction features, the Pockit+ was built with agile front swivel wheels and a wheel lock for increased stability on uneven terrain. It also includes a UPF50+ sun canopy, and its seat reclines to a lounger for baby’s comfort.
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