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

May 30th, 2014




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Mountain Mama Bumbleride Indie Jogging Stroller Review

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!

New York Family Magazine – The Best Strollers Of 2014 – Indie 4

March 28th, 2014


 

New York Family Magazine Best Stroller 2014 Bumbleride Indie 4

 

Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine – Green Issue – Ten Earth Friendly Picks with Footprints as Small as Baby’s

March 24th, 2014
 

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New York Family Magazine – Hot Wheels 2014 Stroller Guide – Indie 4

March 24th, 2014
 

New York Family Hot Wheels 2014 Stroller Buyers Guide
Compact all terrain stroller perfect for urban parents

 Learn more about Indie 4 here, http://www.bumbleride.com/strollers/indie4.php. Thanks New York Family!

Let’s Talk Baby Gear! – Bumbleride Indie Final Review – United Kingdom

March 11th, 2014
 

I’ve been testing the Bumbleride Indie for the past few months and here’s my final review of it.

 First I must say that out of the 13 pushchairs that we’ve had here thus far, the Indie is THE BEST and the easiest to push of them all!!!
 
I will start the review with the cons since there aren’t many..
1. The recline. The strap recline, as is usual with this type of mechanism, is a little hard to use when adjusting the seat from flat to upright.
2. No peak-a-boo window. There’s a mesh opening on the top of the canopy but you can’t see the child through it.
3. Still trying to think of more cons but nothing comes to mind :)
 
Now for the pros :)
1. The looks. The Indie looks good, doesn’t it? It feels at home in the middle of a busy shopping centre/high street and in the middle of a field!
2. The wheels. The Indie rolls on 12 inch air-filled tyres that are by far the best I’ve seen on a pushchair!
3. The seat. The seat unit is huge and extremely comfortable according to my son. I also love that the seat has an adjustable leg rest. The backrest is very well supported (something that I always look for in a pushchair). The harness is easy to adjust and will suit a small baby just as well as an older toddler.
4. The canopy. The hood is large on it’s own but it can be moved even further forward to shade the child in the summer.
5. The shopping basket. By far the biggest I’ve seen on an off-roader and very easy to access (not easy enough for things to fall out though!).
6. The handlebar. The handlebar is adjustable and can be locked in 1 of 5 positions to suit parents of all heights. What I particularly like about the handlebar is its shape – it’s very ergonomic. The foam it’s made of is very durable and has a nice feel to it.
7. The fold. The Indie folds very easily and to a really compact size! 
8. The weight. The Indie weighs an incredible 9kg! That’s very light for a full size pushchair! At the same time the Indie remains very sturdy. Unlike other 3-wheelers I’ve never had to stop the Indie from tipping sideways on a slope! 
9. The cup holder. Yes, I know it’s sad but I do love a good cup holder and I like it even more when it’s included with the pushchair!
10. It comes in a double! Check out the amazing Bumbleride Indie Twin – it’s double the fun!

Please go to http://www.bumbleride.com/uk/ for more information!You can purchase your very own Bumbleride Indie (or Indie Twin) here: http://baby-luxe.myshopify.com/A huge thank you to Little Saints and Bumbleride for letting me test the Indie!Please enjoy the rest of the photos of the stunning Bumbleride Indie!

For detailed photos of the Indie please click here: http://letstalkbabygear.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/bumbleride-indie-closer-look-true-all.html.

Please take a look at my previous posts for more photos :)
http://letstalkbabygear.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/bumbleride-indie-bumbleride-indie-has.html
http://letstalkbabygear.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/putting-bumbleride-indie-through-its.html

 



  

 
 
 
 

Baby Gizmo – Bumbleride Mini Board Video Review

February 5th, 2014

Bumbleride Mini Board Review and Video Giveaway
Bumbleride Mini Board Review and Video Giveaway

Baby Gizmo Spotlight Video Review: Bumbleride Mini Board

Baby Gizmo recently braved the cold to review our Mini Board with Indie! Here are a few highlights from their review along with her video review.

  • This skateboard-style board is a perfect way to extend the life of your Bumbleride Indie or Indie Twin to accommodate those growing toddlers who just want to catch a ride from time to time.
  • The Mini Board easily clamps to the frame of your Bumbleride stroller in seconds and features a slip-resistant deck for your toddler to stand on while they hold on to the handlebar.
  • We found that the two swivel wheels are very durable and gave it great maneuverability.
  • Since the board is designed for the toddler to stand inside the handlebar, at 5’5, I was happy to find out that the board didn’t get in the way of my stride as I walked.
  • You do have to remove the board from the stroller when folding, but the clamp system makes it super easy.

To get an up close and personal look at the Mini Board, take a peek at our full video review below.

Bumbleride Mini Board

You can find the full review here, http://blog.babygizmo.com/2014/02/baby-gizmo-spotlight-video-review-bumbleride-mini-board-giveaway.

Guest Blog Post Series – Michael Underwood and Angellica Bell – United Kingdom

January 24th, 2014
 
 


Michael Underwood and Angellica Bell Guest Blog Post Indie Twin Best Double Stroller

My daughter is growing up fast and has just hit her six month milestone. She’s already sitting up unaided and has outgrown the carrycot on our Bumbleride. Although we love the longer sleeping hours, the reduced crying and the cheeky giggling, we do miss having a new born baby. Not that we’re considering having a third…at least not right now anyway!

Thankfully, it was a straightforward job to re-organise the buggy, but it meant another foot muff needed to be installed. It’s a particularly cold winter this year in London and the last thing we want, as we head towards the Christmas holiday season, are two children under two with stinking colds.

My wife and I love Christmas and normally spend the holidays in New York City. Since having children though, this hasn’t been possible and I’m not even sure it’s legal to have children in Manhattan, as I don’t even remember ever seeing a child’s buggy on the island. I guess it’s more likely I just didn’t notice any, but you never know. 

The one thing I always dread about Christmas is the annual shopping expedition. It was bad enough when we were child free, but with two little ones, it’s bound to be stressful.  After all, people who don’t have children do not like double buggies. Seriously, I have never heard so much tutting or seen so many disapproving looks. Admittedly, this isn’t helped by the fact that even on a normal shopping trip I end up bumping into someone’s ankles or banging past their shopping bags, so what chance do I have during the busy festive season? One thing in my favour, other than the fact the Indie Twin is easily manoeuvrable, is that it’s also more compact that similar buggies. I’ve never been a fan of buggies which have one child sat over the top of the other and besides, there’s no way my son would be happy being hidden away like that. He has to have a front seat, so he can busily interact with everything and everyone he sees. There’s also plenty of room to store your shopping, so we won’t have to balance it all precariously on the front bar.

This is going to be our first Christmas as a family of four and I cannot wait for the day to arrive. The stress doesn’t end there though, as it’s my son’s birthday on the 26th and my wedding anniversary on the 27th. December is an expensive month. Happy Holidays!

Stroller Traffic – Buzz Guide 2014: Gear – Exciting big-ticket products coming down the pike

January 17th, 2014
 

 

Bumbleride Indie 4 Best Stroller at ABC Expo
Best all terrain stroller
Terrific fold, great suspension Indie 4

 Read the whole article at http://strollertraffic.com/blog/2014-buzz-guide-gear/

My Baby Stuff – Getting Around with the New Bumbleride Mini Board – Canada

January 8th, 2014




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Getting Around with the New Bumbleride Mini Board

I don’t like to admit it but my six year old daughter doesn’t like walking long distances. When we go out on the town we constantly have the kids taking turns in the stroller. Our toddler starts in the stroller until our daughter can no longer walk. Then we switch the kids again and again.

It’s a drag and can make outings very exhausting.

I was so happy when Bumbleride introduced its newest accessory for the Indie – the Mini Board.

This is the attachment I’ve been waiting for! The minute my daughter saw the Mini Board she was interested to head out to give it a try. She immediately told us she’d be surfing behind the stroller.

I’ll be honest, I was a bit skeptical about the set up at first. My main concern was that the board would get in my way and my feet would bump it with every step. I also thought it slow down the glide that I was familiar with and interfere with my steering. I’m happy to report thatmy feet didn’t even get close to the Mini Board when we were in motion. It also did not interfere with the maneuverability of my stroller. I can easily steer the stroller with one hand when the Mini Board is attached and answer my phone if neccesary.

Bumbleride Mini Board

Bumbleride Mini Board

The Mini Board attaches easily to my Bumbleride Indie and stays put.

Your child can stand on the Mini Board behind the stroller handle but my daughter prefers to stand inside the handle.
This also makes it easier for me to steer.

What I love about the Mini Board:

  • Gives my oldest child a spot to stand when we’re out and about
  • It’s easy to install. 2 quick snaps is all it takes.
  • It is sturdy and has awesome slip-resistant grip for little feet
  • The large wheels that turn 360 degrees
  • My stroller continues to maneuver perfectly with the Mini Board attached
  • The Mini Board is a quality, well-made product
  • The attachment fits the design aesthetics of the stroller
  • It extends the life of my stroller

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We took our Bumbleride Indie and Mini Board to our local museum last weekend. It was such a wonderful outing. Both kids were happy and we were able to zip through the museum much faster than usual.

I constantly have questions about the Mini Board when I’m out using it.  Moms think it’s the coolest attachment and I love telling them that it is a perfect addition! I obviously love my stroller and I’m not ready to give it up, so this allows it to adapt with our growing kids.

The Mini Board works great with our stroller. It doesn’t slow us down at all. Both my kids love riding the Mini Board and have asked me many times to go for more walks! I especially like that the Mini Board will extend the life of my stroller. I can see myself using my Indie for a few more years now that we have this accessory.

The Mini Board is compatible with both the Bumbleride Indie and the Indie Twin. It is designed to hold a maximum weight of 44lbs.

You can purchase the Mini Board for $120.00 at specialty stores across Canada and the US. You can also purchase it from the Bumbleride website.

Bumbleride Mini Board

Bumbleride Mini Board

Bumbleride MIni Board

The kids still take turns when we go out with the stroller. But now they take turns riding the Mini Board!

To learn more about Bumbleride products check out their website and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Bumbleride Mini Board

Read more at My Baby Stuff and find the original review here, http://www.mybabystuff.ca/2014/01/getting-around-with-the-new-mini-board-by-bumbleride/.