Natural Child World Magazine Eco Excellence Awards – We need your vote!

June 24th, 2015

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Natural Child World Magazine Eco Excellence Awards – We need your vote!

 

Our Strollers & Diaper Bags have been nominated Finalists for the Gear: Strollers, Gear: Diaper Bags and Fashion: Accessories for Dad categories in Natural Child World Magazine’s Eco-Excellence Awards! Vote for your favorite gear, fashion accessories, breastfeeding products, cleaning products, nursery products, eco-hotels & much more! We’ve included a few quick links below to help vote for Bumbleride. Thank you so much for your vote!!

Gear: Strollers and Diaper Bag voting, http://naturalchildworld.com/question_categories/gear-2/.

Fashion: Accessories for Dad voting, http://naturalchildworld.com/question_categories/fashion/.

Magic Beans – Spilling The Beans Blog- Bumbleride Indie 4 vs. UPPAbaby Cruz

June 17th, 2015

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Bumbleride Indie 4 vs. UPPAbaby Cruz

Magic beans recently highlighted the similarities and differences between our Indie 4 and the UPPAbaby Cruz. Here is an excerpt from that feature:

The Bumbleride Indie 4 and the UPPAbaby Cruz are very similar strollers on paper; they’re both close in weight, size, and longevity. But there are a few key things that can truly make a difference.

Before we get started, here are the basic specs on both of these popular stroller models:

Bumbleride Indie 4 Stroller

  • Weight (when empty): 22 pounds
  • Max Weight: 55 pounds
  • Tires: Air-filled
  • Included Accessories: Bassinet, bumper (belly) bar, universal car seat adapter, and cup holder
  • Price: $599
  • Longevity: birth to 5 years

UPPAbaby Cruz Stroller

  • Weight (when empty): 22 pounds (frame only: 16.5 pounds)
  • Max Weight: 50 pounds
  • Tires: Foam + air-filled
  • Included Accessories: Belly bar, rain cover
  • Price: $499 -$529
  • Longevity: 3 months (or birth if you purchase bassinet or Snug Seat) to 5 years

The Indie 4 (named after its older brother, the Indie, but with a fourth wheel) comes with almost everything you need in one box. It comes with the bassinet, so you can use your stroller from day one. Or, if you prefer to use your stroller like a travel system (it’s so convenient when you’re transferring your baby from the car to the stroller!), just use the universal car seat adapter* and pop your car seat right on there. Between the bassinet, the cupholder, and the adapter, it comes with absolutely everything you need except for a rain cover.

Ok, so we don’t love switching between the bassinet and the regular seat, and we don’t love removing the canopy – neither of these processes are as straightforward as they should be. However, these aren’t things you’ll be doing often. And if you need help, just drop by our store and we’ll do it for you – we’re the pros!

As for the push: those chunky air-filled tires give an incredibly smooth ride. When we took our all-terrain models out for our Winter Stroller Test Drive Challenge, the Indie 4 made a very good showing. Air-filled tires require some minimal maintenance, so you’ll just want to familiarize yourself with how they work and be prepared to pump tires and repair flats. A few tips:

  • DO NOT overinflate.
  • You’ll be able to feel when they’re getting low on air – pump them up as soon as you can.
  • Keep a spare inner tube on hand, because 9/10 times, that is what will need to be replaced if you have a flat. If you’re in a pinch, bike stores that sell kids’ bikes will have tires and inner tubes in the right size, though.

Another thing I love about Bumbleride is their customer service. While UPPAbaby is legendary for their customer service, Bumbleride may actually have them beat: I once emailed them about a broken piece, and got a response and a tracking number for the replacement piece in less than 5 minutes. I don’t think I can say that’s ever happened to me before, whether I’ve been on a personal or professional mission. This is a brand that really stands by their strollers and cares about their customers….

Price might be another consideration for you, although these two strollers are in roughly the same bracket. For the sake of comparison, let’s say you chose the Chicco Keyfit as your infant car seat. What would you spend on either stroller to get the same amount of stuff?

Indie 4 ($599) + rain cover ($34.99) = $633.99

Cruz ($499) + bassinet ($199) + adapter ($44.99) + cup holder ($24.99) = $767.98

I, personally, am an Indie 4 fan: it’s light, it rolls so smoothly, it’s compact with good tires, and it comes with just about everything you need. But the Cruz is a tough contender, with some serious advantages. Ultimately, you’re going to want to get your hands on both strollers and give them a push to see what you think. Come on in to any Magic Beans store and give them a try! -Chelsea, Magic Beans Brookline

Read the rest of the comparison at http://mbeans.com/spillingthebeans/baby/strollers/strolling-the-suburbs-the-bumbleride-indie-4-stroller-vs-the-uppababy-cruz-stroller/

Babycenter – 9 Bright Strollers You’ll Always Spot in a Crowd

May 29th, 2015

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9 Bright Strollers You’ll Always Spot in a Crowd

“Outside of the gym class where I take my toddler, there is a sea of strollers parked in a tiny vestibule. Trying to find my black umbrella stroller with a tired-out little one at my heels is perpetually vexing — and makes me want to slap neon electrical tape onto the handlebars. Had I thought of this everyday conundrum when I was stroller shopping, I would have eschewed basic black for something a lot more colorful and distinctive.

Whether you, too, yearn to be able to grab and go without snatching the wrong ride, or you just love bright, punchy colors, consider these nine happy-hued options.”- Liz Krieger @ Babycenter

Check out the other featured bright colored strollers here, http://blogs.babycenter.com/products_and_prizes/05302015-9-bright-strollers-youll-always-spot-in-a-crowd/ 

Conde Nast Traveler – Moms Who Travel With Style – Emily Harteau – Bumbleride Adventurer

May 19th, 2015

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Moms Who Travel with Style

In honor of Mother’s Day, CNT chatted with bloggers, photographers, and moms Mimi Thorisson of Manger, Emily Harteau of Our Open Road, and Elise Hanna about their travel essentials, their favorite trips, and where they’re going next. This is an excerpt from the original. Read the entire article via link at bottom.

WHAT ACCESSORIES DO YOU ALWAYS TRAVEL WITH?

Emily: Raen sunglasses for me, Ergo pack, Bumbleride Flite stroller for airports and if we are going anywhere with sidewalks, and Ultra Violet Kids clothes so the girls look great.

Mimi: My sunglasses, a brand-new notebook, and music to listen to. Also a Nuxe travel-size pouch; it contains all the essential products when traveling (you can get them in French pharmacies).

Elise: My camera, one or two good versatile cotton scarves (which can be used for anything from a picnic blanket to a baby-changing pad, head covering or skirt), my iPhone, and a journal or simple notebook.

Read the entire article here, http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2015-05-08/happy-mothers-day-moms-who-travel-with-style .

Review of the Month – Indie – Caulfield South, VIC, Australia

May 5th, 2015

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Review of the Month – Indie

Thank you Izzy for your review from Australia! You have won a Bumbleride Accessory and BuggyLOVE Organic Stroller Cleaning Kit!!

“We could not be HAPPYier with our pram! Love it. So easy, so durable. So light! So easy to push with 2 dogs and a coffee! So glad we got it over the other brands!”- Izzy from Caulfield South, VIC, Australia

Read more Indie reviews at http://www.bumbleride.com/strollers/indie

Write a review on our website and be entered to win!

We love hearing from you and we use this feedback to improve our products.

Babycenter – 11 Luxe Strollers That Are Really Worth It – Indie 4

April 28th, 2015

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11 Luxe Strollers That Are Really Worth It

In life, there are things you want and things you need. Strollers straddle that line. You need one, that’s for sure, especially if you’re a city dweller.

But if you’re going to be pushing something around day in and day out for several years, you want it to be as easy on the eyes as it is to maneuver. You want a thing of beauty and luxury, not just utility. That’s where these 11 standouts come in. Consider them the SUVs of strollers: multifunctional and a bit showy but for many families, the perfect marriage of want and need.

“The Bumbleride Indie 4 Urban All Terrain Stroller with Bassinet can cruise over any bump with barely a jolt, thanks to air-filled tires and all-wheel suspension. It’s got a cushy seat and an adjustable handlebar, backrest, and footrest — so both baby and parent are comfy; $600.” -Liz Krieger

Read the entire article at, http://blogs.babycenter.com/products_and_prizes/04022015-these-11-suv-strollers-are-worth-the-money/. Thank you Liz for including our Indie 4!! 

Lucie’s List- Best All Terrain Double Stroller – Indie Twin Review

April 8th, 2015

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Best All Terrain Double Stroller – Indie Twin Review

“The Bumbleride Indie Twin is a cult favorite.

The four GIANT air-filled tires make it feel like you’re pushing a cloud (one-handed, even), which is a difficult claim to make for a double side-by-side stroller of this bulk. Speaking of size, this stroller is 29.5” wide, which will get through a standard door frame (but not with the cup holder on the side, oops!)….

Both seats recline independently and nearly flat, so you can use it from birth, even without a car seat or bassinet. The seats have adjustable leg rests, which are especially great for infants, and the total weight capacity is 90 lbs, or 45 lbs in each seat.

Bottom line: The Bumbleride Indie Twin is a favorite among twin parents and parents of two, especially those needing the giant tires that can plow through anything. While it’s not great for jogging and requires some muscle to fold, this stroller tops the charts for beauty, storage capacity, suspension, ease of pushing, and usability. Let’s not forget Bumbleride’s excellent customer service. Hurrah!” -Meg Collins. Read the entire in-depth Indie Twin review at http://www.lucieslist.com/best-all-terrain-double-strollers/ .

Read more great in depth stroller reviews at http://www.lucieslist.com/ and follow Lucie’s List on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LuciesList .

Best Double Stroller – Indie Twin – The Bump – Best of Baby 2015

February 24th, 2015

Best Double Stroller 2015 Indie Twin The Bump Best of Baby

Great news! The Bumbleride Indie Twin has been chosen the Best Double stroller by the Editors of TheBump.com in their Best of Baby 2015 Awards!

Best Double

“A twin stroller doesn’t have to be the size of a Hummer to do double-duty. Case in point: the Bumbleride Indie is narrow enough to navigate the grocery store aisle, but doesn’t sacrifice seating room or cargo space.

What we love:
–   The 12-inch wheels are made to handle any terrain” – The Bump Editors

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

Find the original announcement here, http://www.thebump.com/a/best-of-baby-2015-gear-products .

 

We Need Your Vote! – 2015 Cribsie Awards – Gear Category – Indie, Indie Twin and Flite FINALISTS

January 9th, 2015


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Bumbleride Family we need YOUR vote!

We’re nominated  in the 2015 Cribsie awards for every stroller category! The Cribsie Awards recognize the best products for babies and tots. Please lend us your vote below and please vote for your other favorite products!

*Bonus: Through the new “Vote to Donate” campaign, you can vote for your favorite charitable donation sponsor.*

Most Reliable Everyday Stroller – Vote Indie

Best Ride for Two – Vote Indie Twin

Easiest Stroller to Schlep – Vote Flite

Thank you so much for your vote and support!! We truly appreciate it.

– Bumbleride

 

 

 

Cool Mom Picks – Best affordable jogging stroller? Reader Q + A

January 5th, 2015



Best jogging stroller: Bumbleride Indie Stroller

Cool Mom Picks – Best affordable jogging stroller? Reader Q + A

Q: Hi Cool Mom Picks! Any recommendations on the best affordable jogging stroller that’s ideally lightweight, compact and versatile? -Pamela J.

A: Hi Pamela,

Though I will admit right off the bat that I am not a jogger, I have reviewed my share of jogging strollers and I have a few recommendations for the best ones that ought to give you a good start when looking. There’s one catch, though: Affordable and jogging stroller usually aren’t two phrases seen together. The best jogging strollers are definitely the priciest options, but they’re also the ones that last, which means you should have no trouble finding gently used options for much less on Craigslist, at a local garage sale, or as a hand-me-down from a friend in your community with older kids. Plus, if you find a jogging stroller you love, there’s no reason you can’t use it as your everyday stroller too, which will make the investment much easier to justify in the long run. (Heh. Long run.)

Whenever I ask my die-hard runner friends which stroller has been invaluable to them through their running-with-a-baby days, they always suggest the same few options…

Bumbleride Indie

“If looks matter to you, Bumbleride wins the prize for coolest looking stroller in the bunch. The Bumbleride Indie is a perfect do-everything stroller system that can truly be the only stroller you ever need to own. It lets you stroll or jog, all while keeping the baby extremely comfy with a surprisingly smooth ride in the sturdy frame.”

Find the entire review at http://coolmompicks.com/blog/2014/09/09/best-affordable-jogging-stroller-reader-q-and-a/.