Mom’s Stroller Reviews – Bumbleride Indie 4 Stroller Review – Featuring Indie 4 vs. Indie Comparison

December 12th, 2014

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Bumbleride Indie 4 Stroller Review

If you’ve been reading my blog, you know how much I love the Indie model. That is why I was so exited about release of the Indie 4. Some parents want to have four wheels instead of three because they feel that four wheels provide better stability. I think it’s matter of preference. In my opinion, four wheels ARE more stable and easier to navigate in tight spaces, but they weigh more and take up more space in your trunk.  So you have to see what’s more important for you the weight or the stability. Here is my full review of Indie model.

The Indie 4 model is designed for everyday use like going to the mall, running errands, walks at the park or a beach. It’s NOT a jogger unlike the Indie model, but has all-terrain wheels and comes with a matching BASSINET so you can use it from birth. I think Bumbleride is trying to create serious competition for popular UPPABaby Vista model which also has all-terrain tires and comes with a matching bassinet. You can also convert Indie 4 to a travel system by using included universal car seat adapter.

I was happy to see that Indie 4 has some of the same features as Indie like oversized canopy, adjustable leg rest, deep recline, nicely padded roomy seat, adjustable handle bar, 5-point harness, huge basket, storage pocket, and easy fold. The seat has a deep recline and can accommodate a child from birth and up to 55 lbs. This buggy weighs 22 lbs which is 2 lbs more than Indie model. The extra weight comes as a result of an extra wheel.

I gave it 5 out of 5 stars because just like Indie model it has a lot of luxury features that parents are looking for. For me, the most important things are large all-terrain air-filled tires, all-wheel suspension, deep recline and huge canopy. I would like to see an automatic lock that actually works automatically so you don’t have to jump on top of the stroller to engage it. LOL. Other than that it’s a great stroller. It retails for around $599 on Amazon (free shipping/free returns and no sales tax) and comes with a bassinet, universal car seat adapter, cup holder and bumper bar.

Read the rest of the review including an in depth Indie vs. Indie 4 chart, pro/cons and photos, http://www.momsstrollerreviews.com/bumbleride-indie-4-stroller-review/.

San Diego Magazine – A Sweet Ride

December 11th, 2014

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A Sweet Ride

Point Loma couple builds a stroller company for the urban active mom

As they say, first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in the baby carriage. For San Diegans Matt and Emily Reichardt, this playground rhyme is not only true, it’s also a business plan.

In 2004, they started Bumbleride, a Little Italy-based company that makes stylish strollers for the savvy, athletic mom. All terrain tires, lightweight airplane-grade aluminum framing, and sleek designs make them hip, but not flashy. Consumers are comparing them to top-of-the-line brands like Bugaboo and BOB.

The Reichardts have known each other since they were kids in Point Loma. Both graduated from Point Loma High School. They later married, and while Emily was pregnant with their first child, they got an idea….

Read the rest of the article at http://www.sandiegomagazine.com/San-Diego-Magazine/November-2014/A-Sweet-Ride/ .

New York Family Magazine – The Wheel Deal: Our Annual Guide To The Best Strollers Of 2014 – Indie 4

November 6th, 2014

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Bumbleride Indie 4

“For days crammed full of diverse metropolitan happenings—hitting the park, running errands, and zipping to playdates—the new Indie 4 (which comes with a bassinet included), is a perfect pick. Compact and lightweight, yet designed with rugged pneumatic tires and all-wheel suspension to handle any terrain, the Indie 4 handles both urban and off-road locales with ease. With a space-saving fold and new automatic frame locks, it can also stand on its own for convenient loading and stowing.”

– Read the rest of the Annual Guide at , http://www.newyorkfamily.com/the-best-strollers-of-2014/.

What People Are Saying About Indie 4

October 31st, 2014

Bumbleride Indie 4 Stroller Reviews

What People Are Saying About Indie 4

Baby Gizmo blog:

“The wheels and suspension give the Indie 4 amazing maneuverability whether you are cruising the streets, shopping the mall or hitting the trails..”http://babygizmo.com/2014/05/baby-gizmo-spotlight-review-bumbleride-indie-4-stroller/

Cool Mom picks blog:

” I put the Indie 4 through our usual paces at the mall, the park, and the boardwalk, and I love that it turns on a dime and is narrow enough to easily navigate in and out of doorways. Plus it just looks sleek in a variety of colors…” -http://coolmompicks.com/blog/2014/07/01/bumbleride-indie-4-stroller-review/

MINI magazine:

All terrain is an important aspect for many parents now and the Indie 4 once again fits the bill. You can go from city strolling to a hilly hike with no problems-the Indie 4 can handle it all!” http://mini-magazine.com/bumbleride-debuts-new-indie-4-stroller/

Pregnancy & newborn magazine:

“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! There is even a small peekaboo window made of mesh.”  -http://www.pnmag.com/h-s/bumbleride-indie-4/

Pop Sugar blog:

Bumbleride has 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.” -http://www.popsugar.com/moms/photo-gallery/34531667/image/34531736/Bumbleride-Indie-4

Simple Moms blog:

“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 me husbands stamp of approval…and we have sure tested a lot of strollers!” -http://www.thesimplemoms.com/2014/05/lets-ride-with-the-new-bumbleride-indie-4-check-it-out-before-you-can-buy-it-review.html

Mom’s Stroller Reviews:

“I give it 5 out of 5 stars because just like the Indie model it has a lot of luxury features that parents are looking for.”http://www.momsstrollerreviews.com/bumbleride-indie-4-stroller-review/

Mom Trends blog:

My two favorite features of the Indie 4 are the great maneuvering front all-wheel suspension pneumatic tires and a fabulous canopy that has excellent coverage.” – http://www.momtrends.com/tag/bumbleride-indie-4/

Baby Dickey blog:

The Fold- Why I love it: It auto locks, Yea, not all strollers do! AND, even better, it stands on its own when folded. A MUST!” -http://babydickey.com/2014/06/24/bumbleride-indie-4-stroller/

Magic Beans review:

“The zippiest all-terrain stroller has so many great features that it’s hard to see why everyone wouldn’t love it! Bumbleride strollers are easy to love, with their eco-friendly materials, thoughtful engineering and beautiful design.”http://mbeans.com/spillingthebeans/baby/strollers/strollers-off-the-beaten-path-the-bumbleride-indie-4-and-peg-perego-book/

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

What People Are Saying About Indie Twin

October 22nd, 2014

Bumbleride Indie Twin Double Stroller Reviews

What People Are Saying About Indie Twin

Daily Mom: 

“The Bumbleride Indie Twin is truly unique in that it offers two separate, fully adjustable seats- both recline and have movable footrests that operate independently from one another. So that means your toddler can sit upright with his or her feet at an angle and you can recline your baby’s seat or lift up the footrest for comfort.”. -http://dailymom.com/discover/stroller-guide-bumbleride-indie-twin/

A Healthy Slice of Life:

“The Indie Twin is incredibly well built. Every part of it is luxurious.The fabric, the fact that there is very little plastic, it’s sturdiness. It is built for all terrain and it shows. Still, it’s only 34 pounds, which makes it manageable to fold up and take with you.”. “The Indie Twin is incredibly easy to steer, even while holding a cup of coffee in the other hand.“. -http://www.ahealthysliceoflife.com/bumbleride-indie-twin-review/

My Tailored Fitness:

“For a side by side double stroller, It’s slim. A full inch narrower than the Double BOB, which makes a difference when squeezing through doorways. This makes the Indie Twin great for running errands in addition to using it for exercise.”.- http://blog.mytailoredfitness.com/bumbleride-indie-twin-review/

Lucie’s List:

“The Bumbleride Indie Twin is a cult favorite. If all strollers were competing in a beauty pageant, the Bumbleride would be the winner.”.- http://www.lucieslist.com/best-all-terrain-double-strollers/#bumbleride

About Health:

“The adjustable features give the stroller longevity, making it a good option for both infants and older children.”.-

http://multiples.about.com/od/stroller1/fr/Bumbleride-Indie-Twin-Double-Stroller.htm

Learn more about Indie Twin here, http://www.bumbleride.com/strollers/indie-twin.

Magic Beans Indie 4 All Terrain Stroller and Bassinet Review

September 26th, 2014


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Indie 4 All Terrain Stroller and Bassinet Review

Thanks Ben and Magic Beans for your Indie 4 review with video!!

“The zippiest all-terrain stroller has so many great features that it’s hard to see why everyone wouldn’t love it! Bumbleride strollers are easy to love, with their eco-friendly materials, thoughtful engineering, and beautiful design….

All in all, the Bumbleride Indie 4 Stroller is for a mom (Ed: or dad) who does a lot of walking and doesn’t just stick to the suburban sidewalks, either: if you want to show your baby the natural world, this well-made stroller’s air tires and strong construction ensure that it will offer a smooth, comfortable ride and can handle all the exercise you can give it.” -Magic Beans

Read their full review here, http://mbeans.com/spillingthebeans/baby/strollers/strollers-off-the-beaten-path-the-bumbleride-indie-4/.

Learn more about Indie 4 here, http://www.bumbleride.com/strollers/indie4 or purchase it from Magic Beans here, http://mbeans.com/bumbleride-indie-4-stroller-and-bassinet.html .

Learn more about Ben in Magic Bean’s latest post in the “Meet the Magic Beans Team” blog series, http://mbeans.com/spillingthebeans/local-boston/meet-the-magic-beans-team-ben-sung-manager-of-magic-beans-wellesley/ .

 

Baby Dickey – Bumbleride’s NEW Indie 4 stroller: ready.explore.uniquely you.

August 8th, 2014

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Bumbleride’s NEW Indie 4 stroller: ready.explore.uniquely you.

Baby Dickey recently reviewed our Indie 4 all terrain stroller after owning the Indie since last fall. Here are a few highlights from her review:

  • Last fall I tried out the wonderful Bumbleride Indie stroller and still LOVE it! It moves like a dream. If you remember, I had that video of my then 3-year-old pushing his little sister in it because it IS so easy and he even commented about how “fast” it goes.”
  • I mostly wondered if it would still move amazingly well, like its sister stroller. YES, it definitely does!

Bassinet

  • I adore anything with a bassinet. I think I need another baby just to use the bassinet… hint hint, to the husband. The stroller seat and the bassinet are two separate pieces so you will need storage for whichever you aren’t using. The bassinet does easily and nicely fold flat, though, with a simple sliding bar at the base!
  • There’s a nice zippered cover for the bassinet and of course the large canopy works with it, too. You can remove the bassinet from the stroller to use like a bed, which would be useful when your baby falls asleep on the walk!

Bumbleride Indie 4 Bassinet Review

Seat

  • The stroller seat has an adjustable strap on the back for reclining the seat to any position.
  • I love the sides of the stroller when the seat is reclined and the protection and comfort that fabric provides.

Bumbleride indie 4 ready explore uniquely you

Eco Conscious Fabric

  • One of the reasons I’m a big fan of the Bumbleride brand is their use of eco-conscious fabric on their strollers. The Indie 4 is made up of 50% recycled PET (14 plastic bottles) and 50% bamboo charcoal fiber to help reduce landfill space while offering improved comfort and durability. The fabric wicks away moisture, too, which helps regulate your child’s temperature and inhibits bacterial growth.

Fold

  • I have to talk about the fold. Having tried out a good number of strollers, I’m super picky about how a stroller folds and stands (IF it stands). The Indie 4 has a simple fold—pull up on the two levers with both hands (pretty standard) and it basically folds in half. Then you’ll see a handle to easily carry it in the folded position.
  • Why I love it: it auto locks (yea, not all strollers do!) AND (even better) it stands on its own when folded. A MUST. It doesn’t, however, easily move when folded—you have to carry it and it’s 22 lb, which isn’t bad and certainly manageable.

 Accessories

  • Mini Board- We got the mini-board to attach to the back of our Indie (pictured above) for Ryan and he loves his “skateboard.” I am slightly aware of the mini-board while I’m walking behind it, but I’ve never “tripped” on it or anything and the Indie still moves like a dream with it attached
  • Snack Pack-The child snack pack is another must-have for Bumbleride strollers. It goes right in front where the bumper bar was, zippers shut when you aren’t using it, and has two nice and deep compartments for snacks and drinks. It’s great!

Bumbleride Indie 4 with Mini Board reviewBumbleride Indie 4 Snack Pack Review

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

Read the full review here, http://babydickey.com/2014/06/24/bumbleride-indie-4-stroller/.

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/.

Hither & Thither – Visiting DisneyWorld (With A Toddler)

July 14th, 2014

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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.

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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