May 30th, 2014
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.”
“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.
May 29th, 2014
Bumbleride Indie 4 All Terrain Stroller Review
Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine was one of the first to review Indie 4. Here are some of the highlights from their review:
- “We live in Bend, Oregon, which is widely considered to be an outdoor wonderland. As such, we were very excited to have a chance to take a look at the Bumbleride Indie 4 because it’s touted as an all-terrain stroller for urban and off-road settings.”
- “Assembly was a cinch. Everything goes together in an intuitive fashion and does not require any tools. I must admit, we were pretty amazed the process was so easy.”
- “It does fold flatter than many comparable strollers, and when the stroller is collapsed, there are clasps to hold it together to keep it in the closed position. The Indie 4 stands on its own when folded, which is convenient when stowing in a closet or garage.”
- “The sunshade on the stroller provides a lot of coverage and is easy to operate. In fact, it provides the most sun coverage of any stroller we’ve owned. A very nice feature!”
- “The swivel wheels have nice tread and roll very well. We have gone on walks in our neighborhood, around local shops and on trails near our house. The stroller does great in snow, too! We took a walk in about four inches of snow, and the Bumbleride Indie 4 performed great! The fourth wheel adds stability and makes this a pretty universal stroller option.”
- “Now to the bassinet. When I first saw this feature I thought it was a brilliant idea. The bassinet attaches pretty easily, the sunshade rotates to provide adequate shade, and seems to provide a nice spot for an infant or newborn to relax on a walk. Plus, it’s included with the price of the stroller!”
“Overall, the Bumbleride Indie 4 is a great all-purpose stroller that we use almost every day. It’s great!
Read the entire review here, http://www.pnmag.com/h-s/bumbleride-indie-4/ .
April 22nd, 2014
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!
April 21st, 2014
Project Nursery recently featured Indie 4 in their Spring Stroller Predictions for 2014 by their gear guide Eli Gurock of Magic Beans. Here are a few highlights from their feature:
- “When I saw the Bumbleride Indie 4 at the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas last fall, I immediately thought it was going to be a hit. Four-wheel strollers are very popular right now, and parents want all-terrain capability. Strollers like the UPPAbaby Vista and Bugaboo Cameleon have fantastic design and functionality, but they’re not truly all-terrain; the Bugaboo Buffalo is an awesome all-terrain four-wheeler, but it’s quite large and costs over $1,100, so while I love it, at that price point, it’s not for everyone.”
- “With the Bumbleride Indie 4, parents will be getting cool Bumbleride styling and four all-terrain wheels on a comparatively compact stroller. It merges a lot of qualities that customers are looking for in one stylish package.”
Learn more about Indie 4 here, http://www.bumbleride.com/strollers/indie4 .
Find Eli’s article in its entirety here, http://projectnursery.com/2014/04/spring-stroller-predictions-2014/.
April 11th, 2014
Warmer weather and budding plants mean outdoor walks are in your near future. If you’ve been cooped up inside all Winter, it’s time to get your focus on your little one’s wheels, and by that we mean their stroller. The Spring season means new strollers hitting the market, and they’re full of features that make new parents jump for joy. A truly lightweight option, check! A completely collapsible option, check! An all-in-one travel system that won’t break the bank, check! We’ve rounded up 11 new carriages that only allow you to get baby from point A to point B, but they look stylish and add comfort along the way. Check them out!
6. Bumbleride Indie 4
Fans of the Bumbleride Indie who aren’t competitive runners will love the company’s new Indie 4 ($599), making its debut on May 31. With just a few adjustments to the popular stroller, including a fourth wheel, an aluminum chassis, and air-filled tires, Bumbleride’s created an all-terrain stroller for everyone. To top it off, the Indie 4 is lightweight and easy to fold — perfect for families on the go.
April 11th, 2014
My Baby Stuff recently reviewed Flite while on their trip to Hawaii. Here are the highlights from their review:
The Bumbleride Flite is a whopping 14lbs (compared to my running stroller which is in the mid-to-high 20′s). It folds up really compactly and has a carry handle which makes it easily portable. When you receive it, it’s super easy to assemble – all you have to do is click in the wheels and the canopy and voila! You’re set.
It has impressive features for what I always considered “just” a travel (or umbrella) stroller. This is not “just” a travel/umbrella stroller…
- It has a great 5-point harness
- an adjustable footrest
- an almost fully reclining seat (awesome for napping on the go!) and
- an SPF 45 canopy (such a bonus… especially if you’re travelling somewhere sunny and warm)
- The exterior fabric is made of 50% recycle PET and the interior fabric is made of 50% bamboo charcoal.
- It has front and rear wheel suspension.
- Includes a universal car seat adaptor
I know these are things that maybe most of us moms don’t really consider or think of… but when you’re pushing around your little one up to the toddler years, it makes a big difference. The stroller rolls really well. It feels super durable – not flimsy at all.
- the weight of the stroller
- the reclining seat
- the big canopy with SPF protection
- thick-padded handles
- good size basket
The Bumbleride Flite folds up easily and was super light to lug around! I think I napped my baby in the stroller 75% of the time, so the reclining seat was a must. I’ve seen lots of other travel strollers where the seats don’t recline, I’m really really glad that this one did.
The canopy is amazing, we would just wrap a muslin blanket around to give her full coverage for naps and we were set. Another thing that a mom or dad may not think of when purchasing a stroller are the handles. The handles on the Flite are padded really nicely – and you can tell that the foam they are padded with are serious quality. I don’t expect to see any wear and tear in that department anytime soon. As a matter of fact, my sister has the same travel stroller from 2010 and her handles are in top shape.
Lastly the basket under the stroller was very helpful – from holding my water bottles, to my sunscreen, so some personal items and even a bag at one point… it was useful to have the basket.
You can find the original review and read more here, http://www.mybabystuff.ca/2014/04/the-bumbleride-flite-a-fantastic-travel-stroller/ .
March 24th, 2014
Babyology from Australia recently featured Bumbleride. Here are the highlights from their feature:
- The Bumbleride Indie is incredibly compact and weighs a tiny nine kilograms (a cinch to lift into the car boot). And whilst it may be light, it’s big on extras, such as the extra-large cargo basket and the extra-large sun canopy. Optional extras include a carry cot, footmuff, Maxi Cosi carseat adaptor and a travel bag (brilliant if you are taking your pram with you on holiday). My favourite extra? The Snack Pack. A little bit of clip-on genius for the bumper bar – it’s essentially a built-in lunch box and includes compartments, a zip closure and is easy to clean.
- Importantly, Bumbleride have gone the extra mile in creating fabrics that are best for your baby and the environment. Every Bumbleride pram is made with fifty per cent recycled PET exterior fabric (yes, recycled bottles!) and fifty per cent bamboo charcoal interior fabric. The exterior fabric is durable and will stay vibrant and the bamboo interior has excellent natural qualities like moisture absorption, temperature regulation, helps to prohibit bacterial growth, and is also soft and durable.
- For twice the ride, check out the Indie Twin. Like the Indie, the Indie Twin is compact, it weighs just fifteen kilograms and has all the functional features and extras of the single. Notably, two Maxi Cosi carseat adaptors can be used with the Indie Twin in a stepped configuration.
Full article can be found here, http://babyology.com.au/out-and-about/our-favourite-brands-spotlight-on-bumbleride.html.