Momtrends – Strolling in the Bumbleride Flite – Flite Review

July 29th, 2014

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Strolling in the Bumbleride Flite

Mom Trends recently reviewed our Flite stroller. Here are a few highlights from their review:

  • “As a mom of an almost three-year-old, I love how she has taken to scooting and walking around our little area in Brooklyn. But being that she is three she also gets tired easily and can’t walk the same distances (without melting down) as my six-year-old. In those instances I make sure that our lightweight Bumbleride Flite isn’t far behind.”
  • “… it offers the convenience of an umbrella stroller with a super durable frame.”
  • “Personally, I use this for trips to school, grocery store visits, travel and subway adventures to Manhattan.”
  • “Weighing in at 14 pounds, I love how slim and strong it is as my toddler sits comfortably”
  • “These strong wheels are also incredible as they can handle super bumpy streets thanks to its smooth wheel system that is incredibly supported by its front and rear suspensions.”
  • ” I love how the Bumbleride Flite has a quick-release fold easily folds as well as its built-in carrying handle that enables parents to easily lift the folded stroller into the car, train or storage bin.”

Conclusion

The Bumbleride Flite is ideal for families looking for the convenience of an umbrella stroller with a super durable frame that makes this stroller both sturdy and compact, for travel and everyday life.

Learn more about Flite or purchase here, www.bumbleride.com/strollers/flite.

Read the whole review over at Momtrends, http://www.momtrends.com/2014/06/strolling-in-the-bumbleride-flite/.

The Independent UK – 7 Best Jogging Strollers

July 11th, 2014

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The Independent – 7 Best Jogging Strollers

The Independent in the United Kingdom recently shared an article rating the best jogging strollers. Here are some of the highlights from their review:

  • Ideally, choose one with 16 inch wheels, a five point harness, a hand operated break, a fixed front wheel and a wrist loop. Also make sure your baby is six months old and able to hold their head up. In fact, some manufactures saying the baby should be at least a year old.
  • Be mindful that this isn’t like normal running – there will be increased pressure on your arms and shoulders that you’ll need to get used to. Also, be aware that these new buggies are big, even when folded, so be sure to have somewhere to store it.

Bumbleride Indie Jogging Stroller

  • The Bumbleride Indie comes in at a close second, thanks to it being nippy, lightweight, good looking and easy to steer.
  • This looks fabulous and offers a comfy ride, largely thanks to the soft and gorgeous fabrics. It’s lightweight and nippy and the steering is unbeatable. The enormous shopping basket and canopy and easy fold mechanism are also in its favour, although the recline is a little fiddly.

Read the whole article here, http://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/mum-on-the-run-7-best-jogging-strollers-9557041.html

Cool Mom Picks – Bumbleride Indie 4: Lightweight and off-road ready

July 7th, 2014

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Cool Mom Picks – Bumbleride Indie 4: Lightweight and off-road ready

Esther at Cool Mom Picks recently put Indie 4 through their family’s usual paces: the mall, the park and the boardwalk. Here are a few highlights from her review:

  • I’m happy to report that after a week of using the Bumbleride Indie 4 as our main ride, its all-terrain wheels provide the smooth ride I’m used to from my The Bugaboo Cameleon 3 and that’s saying something.
  • I put it the Indie 4 through our usual paces at the mall, the park, and the boardwalk, and I love that it handles turns on a dime and is narrow enough to easily navigate in and out of doorways.
  • I especially appreciate the extendable sun canopy that provides extra coverage for my son.
  • The Indie 4 is also heavy enough that if I hook a couple bags to the back, it won’t topple over when I remove my son from his seat…
  • I also feel like I’m helping the environment on some level because the fabric is eco-friendly, made from recycled PET and bamboo blend.
  • The 22-pound Bumbleride Indie 4 all-terrain stroller is not as lightweight as an umbrella stroller, although it is easy enough to lift into the trunk of a car (and I’m five months pregnant and ultra-cautious about what I lift these days).
  • All things considered, I think the Bumbleride Indie 4 is a fantastic stroller, especially given the $599 price point which includes an infant bassinet, a generously-sized cargo basket underneath, and the all-important cup holder.

Read the whole review here,  http://coolmompicks.com/blog/2014/07/01/bumbleride-indie-4-stroller-review/ .

Baby Gizmo – Bumbleride Indie vs. Bumbleride Indie 4 Comparison Video

July 3rd, 2014

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Indie vs. Indie 4 Comparison Review Video Baby Gizmo all terrain stroller

Baby Gizmo recently reviewed our Indie 4 here, http://blog.babygizmo.com/2014/05/baby-gizmo-spotlight-review-bumbleride-indie-4-stroller/ and wanted to provide a comparison video for expectants and parents deciding between Indie and Indie 4. Watch the video below to learn more about the biggest differences. Which model would best fit your family’s lifestyle? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

You can find the full review here, http://blog.babygizmo.com/2014/05/bumbleride-indie-vs-bumbleride-indie-4-comparison-video/ .

USA Today – Best New Products for Summer Family Travel

June 23rd, 2014

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USA Today recently featured our new all terrain Indie 4 as one of their Best New Products for Summer Family Travel! Here is an edited excerpt of their article:

“The right gear and gadgets go a long way toward making a family vacation successful. These new products make traveling easier for families by doing away with such common “trip-ups” as bored kids, lost dogs, cramped tents, too much to carry and not enough luggage.

Use one stroller for city and country adventures

A sister to Indie, Bumbleride’s popular jogging stroller, the more compact Indie 4 ups the utility to create what Bumbleride calls a “crossover stroller.” No need to pack two baby buggies, one for city jaunts and one for all terrain adventures. Because of the air-filled, over-sized tires — yes, tires — the Indie 4 rolls easily on sidewalks and maneuvers through dirt, gravel and grass. That means it can handle pebbly lakeside trails as well as unpaved national park paths. The adjustable handlebar has enough positions so that short and tall partners can find their sweet spots for traveling, hiking and shopping.

The included bassinet stretches your budget by making the Indie 4 functional for infants. The fabric is easy to wipe clean, the seat reclines fully for kiddie naps and the attachable bar enables the stroller to carry some car seats. Although the Indie 4 folds up to 29-inches by 24.5 inches by 15 inches, collapsing the 22-pound stroller takes practice.” – Candyce H. Stapen

Read the full article here, http://www.usatoday.com/story/dispatches/2014/06/09/new-family-travel-products/9498191/.

Indie 4 Review – Katy Martin – Steamboat Springs, CO.

June 20th, 2014

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I imagine other new moms can relate to the need to feel like you are doing things right. We’re thrust into a whirlwind of conflicting opinions and it’s hard to know who or what to believe. Sometimes affirmation comes in the form of positive results at your latest wellness visit, the only time in your life when “She’s gaining weight beautifully” is music to your ears. At other times a smile from your newborn is all you need to get through your day. Or was that just a little gas? I recently felt the satisfaction of believing I had made the right decision when I met a new mother’s group for the first time.

Setting off for a hike, I popped open my stroller at which point the other’s adoringly exclaimed, “Is that a Bumbleride?” The brand new, all-terrain Bumbleride Indie 4 has done me proud. Not only does the gorgeous aquamarine color draw the attention of admirers, but it’s array of really well-considered features draws stroller aficionados too. Such as it’s plentiful storage space: I ended up carrying several other diaper bags, cell phones, water bottles et al as we set off on our hike.

I live in one of the most beautiful towns in America, Steamboat Springs, a town where the surrounding mountains beckon you outside, day-in, day-out. Over the past few months, the Indie 4, Lily, and I have pounded the pavement of the Yampa River Core Trail; we’ve explored the rough trails of our local Whistler Park together; and we’ve even trekked up a few thousand feet of vertical on Emerald Mountain. We’ve even navigated the tight twists and turns of local boutiques without knocking over one thing, and tucked ourselves together in corners of restaurants without getting any glares (that I cared to notice) for taking up too much space. I haven’t rolled over anyone’s foot either, thanks to the front wheels being compactly tucked on the inside of the frame. (I have bumped the odd doorway with the back ones – but I think I have to blame that on my bad driving skills!)

Through it all, I have been really impressed with the Indie’s maneuverability over different terrain, in and around tight corners, as well as the way it rolls over different lumps and bumps of our landscape with shock-absorbing all-wheel suspension.

The Fold

It’s easy to open, close and compactly stow away. This aspect was very important to me because I travel often to see family spread all over the world and I needed a stroller that I could easily take with me. (I’m definitely planning on getting the travel bag). Before I set out the first time, I practiced opening and closing it so as not to make a fool of myself in public – and after just two goes, I felt ready to head out! It’s easy. It’s relatively light too. I say relative because, at 22 lbs, it still feels a little heavy to lug around – but compared to other strollers of it’s kind, it’s a breeze!
Bumbleride Indie 4 review Katy Martin Steamboat Springs Colorado

The Bassinet

I have especially enjoyed the bassinet. We’ve had some pretty warm weather this spring, and while I also love my Maxi Cosi Infant Car Seat – which locks in easily to the Indie 4 with the help of an additional adapter from Bumbleride (most brands are compatible with the Indie, but the Maxi Cosi needs the adapter) – the Maxi Cosi gets pretty warm, and Lily heats up with it. The bassinet is not only a lovely, cooler option, it gives her space to vigorously kick her little legs. She especially loves the “peek-a-boo” sunroof, locking in her attention to see all that passes above her. I’m comforted by the fact that the sunshade is SPF 45 too! The bassinet has also been a fabulous alternative to a pack n’ play, and even a Moses basket. It’s become a cozy haven for nap time during the day, and it’s been all we need to take with us for Lily’s sleeping arrangements when we’ve traveled and stayed at hotels.

Bumbleride Indie 4 review Katy Martin Steamboat Springs Colorado

Indie 4 is an investment that I’m thrilled I made. I trust it will be all we need for several years, adapting to the needs of our growing baby (and children). I live by the motto of “Buy nice or buy twice!” My husband has meticulously inspected it’s structure and sturdiness, and my mother has examined how easily it cleans. The material is easy to wipe down, and you do have the option to remove the entire lining of the stroller to wash more thoroughly. I don’t expect to see any wear and tear anytime soon. I would recommend the Indie 4 to anyone who is looking for a stroller that can go the distance, with children of all ages, and across varying terrains and climates (I have yet to test it out in out 400+ powder snow, but trust it will be a-ok !) So when my friends exclaimed, “Is that a Bumbleride?” I beamed proudly. “Yes, it is and I love it.”

My favorite features:

  • I like the extra storage basket underneath
  • I love that it is compatible with my Maxi Cosi car seat which I love because it eliminates the need of transferring a sleeping baby
  • I feel good about the fact that the fabrics are made up of 50% recycled PET (14 plastic bottles) and 50% bamboo charcoal fiber
  • I appreciate the auto locks and standing fold as I wrangle getting in and out of cars, and planes
  • I’m comforted by the 3 year warranty and “a lifetime of friendly Customer Care.” I did reach out to Bumbleride with a question when we first bought it, and they were nothing but delightful and very helpful.
  • My husband appreciates the adjustable handle to accommodate our height differences
  • Lily loves the peek-a-boo window

My least favorite features:

  • The foot brake is easy to tap up and down with my foot, but I do wish it was a little more cushioned for when I am out and about in flip-flops!
  • It is quite big and takes up quite a bit of room in my Jeep Liberty, but space-saving is not my biggest priority with this stroller
  • If it could be lighter in weight, I would be eternally grateful

…but I’m just making these last points to find something to nitpick… because ultimately I am really happy with the Indie 4. It’s perfect for our lifestyle! Bumbleride Indie 4 review Katy Martin Steamboat Springs Colorado

Learn more about Indie 4 here, http://www.bumbleride.com/strollers/indie4 .

Baby Center – Bumbleride Diaper Bag Review

June 18th, 2014

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Baby Center recently reviewed our new Diaper Bag. Here are the highlights from their review:

Description

A stylish messenger-style diaper bag that is gender-neutral and comfortable to carry

What it is

  • In a market cram-jammed with feminine, flowery diaper bags and luxe leather-like totes, the Bumbleride’s simple yet totally useful bag is a welcome addition.
  • While the colors range from classic (black, navy, or gray) to punchy (poppy red, emerald green, turquoise blue) the design is clean and spare, which makes it especially appealing to men.
  • Thoughtful touches abound such as stout stroller-clipping straps and strong magnetic closures to keep all your gear safely inside.
  • The bag sits firmly upright on a counter, and doesn’t hang so low on a stroller that parents kick it with each stride.
  • This gender-neutral gem could carry parents through several children and beyond.

 

You can find the whole review here, http://www.babycenter.com/103_bumbleride-diaper-bag_10392524.bc.

 

Bumbleride Ambassadors – The Pastranas

June 6th, 2014

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Bumbleride Ambassadors - The Pastranas

Lyn-Z and Travis can most often be found in the air. Lyn-Z is a professional skateboarder and Travis is a professional auto racer and motocross rider. New parents to Addy, the Pastrana’s took a break from their Nitro Circus Tour stop in Australia to share how their Bumblerides help navigate life on tour. This is the first post in a new series named Bumbleride Ambassadors where we share active and outdoor families’ experiences with their Bumbleride stroller(s).

“We have always lived a very hectic, fast pace, constantly on the move life. Having a baby generally slows you down but our lives just don’t permit that. We have to be able to scoop our daughter up and bring her along on our worldly adventures. Our Bumbleride strollers have been a huge part in making it a smoother transition into traveling with a baby.

The Indie is the ultimate all in one, all terrain vehicle for our daughter. We are able to push her around the back yard to the motocross track, out to the skatepark, on the rough uneven cobble stone European roads, on a jog, and it maneuvers so well through a city. She could be in the attachable bassinet to sleep when she was younger or if we didn’t have room to bring that along and now that she’s a bit bigger we can lock the footrest up and lay the back down flat creating a cozy bassinet on its own.

At 8 months old our daughter Addy has been on tour about half her life. We traveled a month in Europe, a month all over North America, and now we are in Australia for a month. My husband and I perform in and tour with the Nitro Circus Live, where I skateboard and he rides freestyle motocross. It is great to be able to have the space under the stroller to load it up with everything Addy could possibly need and wheel her into the locker room for a babysitter to watch her while we perform. I take comfort in knowing she has a place to sit and play or sleep.”

~Lyn-z Pastrana

Keep up to date with Lyn-Z and Travis here, https://www.facebook.com/LYNZSKATE and https://www.facebook.com/TravisPastrana.

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Bumbleride Life Addy on Ramp with LynZ

The Pastrana’s were given their Bumblerides and their opinions above are their own.

 

Tales of a Mountain Family – Gear Review: Bumbleride Indie Stroller Review

May 30th, 2014




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Gear Review: Bumbleride Indie Stroller Review

Tales of a Mountain Family recently put Indie to the test around their home in Yellowstone National Park . Here are a few of the highlights from their review:

  • “The stroller weighs only 20 pounds, which is relatively light compared to other jogging strollers on the market.”
  • “The Indie is unique on the market because it does fit children from birth (using the included car seat adapter) through preschool age (weight limit: 45 pounds) AND adapts to those “in between” infant/toddler ages with a seat that reclines completely flat for easy napping. “

What I loved

  • “Very light (20 pounds) and maneuverable.  The front wheel that locks with a simple mechanism makes switching between strolling and running very easy”
  • “The reclining backrest can be set at almost any height to allow for comfort for any ages of child.  It can be reclined to lay completely flat for comfortable sleeping too.”
  • ” The adjustable foot rest also allows for the best comfort I’ve seen for multiple ages of kids”
  • “The adjustable handlebar is AWESOME for switching between different heights of pushers.  In fact, it can be lowered far enough down that the 4 year old can reach it to push.”

Another Opinion

“We love to share our gear and let others test and report back to us too.  Here’s what Wendie and her 6 month old daughter (about 13 pounds) thought of it:”

“I was very impressed by how adjustable/customizable this stroller was. It was very easy to snap into place, and it had a lot of “bells and whistles” that I loved. It handled well during our 3-mile run which was mostly on pavement, and Alex was still smiling when we finished. For someone who wants one piece of equipment to serve as both an everyday stroller and a jog stroller, I think it has a lot to offer. I wouldn’t take it out running on gravel roads or overly rough surfaces, but I think I would be fine running with it on a smoother trail system (i.e. finely crushed gravel).”

The Bottom Line

  • “The Indie is a great stroller that fits most families that want to be able to stroll over most terrain, do some running and have it be lightweight and comfortable for their child. It is one of the lightest on the market and fits easily in the back of a car. It truly is all-terrain and we have easily strolled through snow conditions, along with dirt paths and paved roads, of course.”
  • “We love how it is possible to have the child reclining at any angle and that , on the Indie Twin, kids can recline separately.”
  • “We wish the straps were easier to change heights for different kids (because we are always switching out who is riding.) This is the reason we only gave it 4 stars (though if we could, we’d give it 4.5.”

Read the entire review here, http://talesofamountainmama.com/review/bumbleride-indie-stroller-review.

Momtrends.com – Must Have Strollers 2014 – Best Suburban Stroller – Bumbleride Indie

April 22nd, 2014


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Mom Trends recently awarded Indie their Mom Trends Must Have: Suburban Stroller title. Here is their review of indie:

“From Target aisles to park trails, suburban moms need a stroller that can handle a variety of terrains and look good doing it. With its perfect blend of style and performance, the Bumbleride Indie takes the cake. The Indie’s rugged, all-terrain wheels provide a smooth ride for baby whether you’re on sidewalk, mulch, gravel or grass. An over-sized underseat basket (that you can actually access!) makes it easy to bring lunch to the park or load up at the farmer’s market. Suitable for infants to kids up to 45 lbs., the Indie’s interior fabrics is made of an eco-friendly bamboo blended fabric that naturally absorbs moisture and regulates temperature. Parents will love the adjustable handlebar, large canopy with peekaboo window, and ability to maneuver the 20 lb. stroller with one hand. The Indie also comes with a cup holder, foldable bumper bar and universal car seat adapter bar. Yes, it can work as a jogger, but serious runners may want to check out our Must-Have Jogging Stroller instead.”

 

Learn more about Indie here, http://www.bumbleride.com/strollers/indie. Read the original article here, http://www.momtrends.com/2014/04/momtrends-must-haves-strollers/. Thanks MomTrends!