July 14th, 2014
Hither & Thither – Visiting DisneyWorld (With A Toddler)
Hither & Thither recently returned from a trip to DisneyWorld in Orlando,FL with two kids under three. Here are some of their tips, photos and highlights:
- My general feeling, with kids this young, is that you’re best off when you’ve planned just enough to keep everyone from standing around staring at a map when they’re hungry or tired, but not so much that you’re not willing to let it all go and just follow their lead.
- Which brings me to: bring a comfortable stroller. You can rent strollers, but the double options at DisneyWorld looked pretty hard to nap in. We were lucky that Bumbleride sent us this awesome double stroller (the Indie Twin) for the trip. Though we rarely use a stroller with Hudson at home, we found he grew tired of walking within minutes of arriving. We were so glad we had a comfortable spot for both kids—especially when they both slept in it!
- There’s stroller parking everywhere (check this out) and we never felt worried about someone stealing ours. (That said, it was helpful to have valuables in a single bag we could grab when parking it.) The only place where the double felt too tight was the tram—where you have to fold it up to ride in a narrow bench. Most days, one person (often my dad) would walk to the gates with the stroller while I rode the tram with the kids. On a couple of occasions, at the Magic Kingdom, he actually dropped us at the monorail stop and then parked—meeting us later.
- We learned that ample snacks, partially frozen water bottles, and frequent visits to the Casey Jr. splash zone made all the difference.
Read the whole post here, http://www.hitherandthither.net/2014/06/visiting-disneyworld-toddler.html.
July 7th, 2014
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/ .
July 3rd, 2014
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/ .
June 23rd, 2014
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/.
June 18th, 2014
Baby Center recently reviewed our new Diaper Bag. Here are the highlights from their review:
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.
June 6th, 2014
The Simple Moms – Bumbleride Indie 4 Stroller Review
The Simple Moms recently put Indie 4 to the test. Here are the highlights from their review:
- Being a mom of 4, and two of them still requiring to be in a stroller for long walks or adventure days, having a reliable and predictable stroller is a must. I must say, I have found that in a stroller…and a “new to me” brand!
- I had a chance to get a sneak peak and share my thoughts with you all. the Indie 4 is being added to their existing line, it is not replacing anything that I am aware of. It’s a fabulous new crossover stroller! This means it’s going to be great for anything from walking to rugged trails. Lightweight too!
- Comes with a bassinet. SO, no purchasing this additional item to make it fit your current lifestyle. Because of this, this stroller can adapt to any and all stages of your child’s life. It also comes with an infant car seat adapter and a newly designed humongous canopy.
- The tires are rugged, good enough for on and off roading. This one has gone on walks around the block, walks while shopping outdoors and indoors and soccer games.
- The fold is amazing. Like, amaze-balls. It’s slim and compact and can fit great in any type of vehicle. Most likely even a smart car. It can lay or stand up folded.
- It is very easy to push and maneuver, two handed as well as one.. It glides right along. Not once have I wished this stroller could do something it couldn’t do. It’s amazing!
- To be completely transparent with you guys, my husband grabs this stroller EVERY time we go on a walk folks. No joke. This has my husband’s stamp of approval…and we have sure tested a lot of strollers!
You can read the whole review here, http://www.thesimplemoms.com/2014/05/lets-ride-with-the-new-bumbleride-indie-4-check-it-out-before-you-can-buy-it-review.html . Thank you Shannon for your review!
June 6th, 2014
Baby Center – Bumbleride Flite Stroller Review
Baby Center Editors recently reviewed our lightweight, travel ready Flite stroller. Here are highlights from their review:
“The Bumbleride Flite travel stroller is as light as an umbrella model, but great features make it much more sturdy and versatile.” – Baby Center
- “At a mere 14 pounds, the Flite is firmly in umbrella-stroller territory, but has numerous features that make it worth its pricier-than-an-umbrella price tag. For instance, the Flite comes with an included car seat adapter (almost unheard of for umbrella strollers) that fits popular models from half a dozen major manufacturers.”
- “The Flite’s fabric seat is also much nicer than those found in most umbrella cheapies. With exterior fabric made from recycled PET plastic and interior fabric that’s 50 percent bamboo, the Flite’s seat is cushy-soft, durable and eco-conscious. Oh, and machine-washable, crucial for any fabric intended to hold an infant.”
- “Many strollers with similar features come standard with 3.5 inch wheels; the Flite’s 5-inch wheels are just plain better on rough terrain and with both front and rear suspension systems it rolls smoothly over practically any surface. It turns on a dime, reclines to an almost-flat position, and, when folded, is tiny enough to shove even in a minuscule trunk and light enough to carry for blocks.”
Read the full review at, http://www.babycenter.com/103_bumbleride-flite_10392527.bc
June 4th, 2014
Baby Gizmo Bumbleride Indie 4 Stroller Review
Hollie at The Baby Gizmo Company recently reviewed our new all terrain Indie 4 stroller and also included a great video review. Here are a few highlights from her review:
- “The seat of the Indie 4 is roomy and accommodates up to 55 lbs. It measures 13″ wide, with an 18″ seat back and a 25″ clearance from back of seat to top of canopy. A padded, adjustable, 5-point harness keeps your baby safe in the seat, the included bumper bar gives them something to hang on (and hang toys on!) and the adjustable calf/footrest keeps them comfy. The Indie 4 sports a deep recline powered by a one-handed strap system that is great for nap time.’
- “Full coverage is where it’s at with a good canopy and the Indie 4 has that down. The SPF 45 canopy is large and even sports a mesh peek-a-boo window that allows air to circulate through the seat. The peek-a-boo window has a cover with a magnetic closure so there is no loud velcro on this! If you know me, you know that I LOVE that!”
- “The wheels are where you are going to find the most difference between the standard (and original!) Bumbleride Indie and the Indie 4. They both have air-filled tires but the difference is in number, size and suspension. The Indie 4 has four, off-road-ready wheels, complete with shock-absorbing all-wheel suspension and sturdy air-filled tires. The front 8 1/2″ wheels are swivel wheels with the ability to lock straight for improved stability over rougher terrain. The rear 12″ wheels are air-filled and can be removed easily for a more compact storage.”
- “The wheels and suspension give the Indie 4 amazing maneuverability whether you are cruising the streets, shopping the mall or hitting the trails. It is important to remember that the Indie 4 is NOT a jogger and is not suitable for jogging. If you want to jog with your little one, you will want to stick with the original Indie.”
- “The Indie 4 comes complete with a new parent-facing bassinet to turn it into a pram. The bassinet sports side straps for carrying and a roomy interior for baby. It conveniently installs easily into the seat so no fabric or seat removal is necessary to use it.”
“The Indie 4 comes in 7 fun colors – Aquamarine, Green Papyrus, Cayenne Red, Jet Black, Fog Grey, Lotus Blue and Lotus Pink – and retails for $599. Remember that INCLUDES the bassinet! Overall, we think Bumbleride did a great job with the Indie 4 offering parents who don’t jog, but want to go off the beaten path, an amazing stroller.”
You can read the entire article here, http://blog.babygizmo.com/2014/05/baby-gizmo-spotlight-review-bumbleride-indie-4-stroller/ . Thanks Hollie!
June 4th, 2014
Bumbleride Indie Jogging Stroller Review
“Description: An agile all terrain stroller suitable for jogging or maneuvering around the city.” -Baby Center Editors
Baby Center recently reviewed our Indie jogging stroller! Their editor’s had a hard time imagining a better stroller to deal with life’s bumps in the road thanks to “its spacious seat and generous length” and “…because it weighs only about 20 pounds, and has a swiveling front wheel, it’s also an adept city stroller.”!
Editor’s appreciated the lockable front swivel wheel, large sun canopy with SPF protection and the included universal infant adapter, which they noted most stroller manufacturer’s do not include as standard.
Read the whole review here, http://www.babycenter.com/103_bumbleride-indie_10392526.bc .