June 28th, 2013
Bumbleride has been nominated a Finalist for Best Strollers in the Natural Child World Eco-Excellence Awards! Vote your favorite gear, products and for Bumbleride for a chance to win a basket full of nominated products here, http://bit.ly/15H6iEq!
In 2013, we set a goal to make our products cleaner for your baby and better for the environment. While this may be a big undertaking, we’ve started by shifting the way our polyester fabrics are made. Every Bumbleride is now made with 50% recycled PET exterior fabric and 50% bamboo charcoal interior fabric. Polyesters are known for their durability and ability to stay vibrant.
What does it mean to use recycled PET?
PET (or polyethylene terephthalate) is a polyester that’s commonly used in packaging, like water bottles. All polyesters are made using synthetic fibers. However by breaking down, sterilizing and creating new fabric from existing material, we are able to take advantage of material that already exists, preventing the production of unnecessary material. It takes about 14 water bottles to produce one set of Indie fabric. One cubic yard of landfill space is conserved by recycling 4,800 water bottles. It may seem like a small amount, but it’s a start.
What does it mean to use bamboo charcoal?
Creating bamboo charcoal is a process that involves the breakdown of bamboo fibers into ultra-small nano particles that are infused into polyester fabric. Bamboo charcoal has excellent natural qualities like moisture absorption, temperature regulation and helps to prohibit bacterial growth in the seating area of your stroller. The result is a soft, durable fabric that not only looks good, but is also good for baby.
June 24th, 2013
Summer is officially here. YAY! We hope your sunny days are filled with quality time with the little people in your lives. Get outdoors and play, play, play!
June 20th, 2013
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As a busy mom of two who has just started training for my first 5k, the Bumbleride Indie was just the motivation I needed to take my training from the treadmill to the outdoors.
I was elated when the box arrived on my front porch. I was even more excited when I opened the box and found the stroller to require little assembly which I did not need any tools to complete. The manual had no written instructions for assembly and the pictures were dark and sometimes hard to follow but with just a few snaps, clicks, twists and less than 10 minutes of my time, there it was. Sitting in my living room was a bright, luxurious, sleek jogging stroller. My 3-year old son immediately climbed in and demanded a ride.
The stroller frame is sturdy and the fabric is both soft and durable. The seat is easy to clean with a baby wipe or towel and is also removable and machine washable. The single-passenger stroller has a weight capacity of 45 pounds. It easily folds and unfolds and the air filled tires snap off for more compact storage. The folded stroller with the tires still attached easily fit into the trunk of my mid-sized car. And weighing only 20 pounds it is easy to lift in and out with little effort.
I love the large canopy with SPF 45 protection. It is fully adjustable and has a peek-a-boo window so you can keep your eye on your little one. With the seat in the fully reclined position, the “bassinet flaps” and the fully extended canopy make it a dream ride for my infant son. The padded seat is firm yet comfortable and the shoulder pads and adjustable foot rest both add an extra level of comfort as well. It’s perfect for a jog while the baby naps! The five point harness is adjustable and has a seat-to-canopy headroom of 23 inches. It also comes standard with a universal car seat adapter so it fits both my growing children perfectly. The only thing I found difficult was the adjustment strap on the seat. It is easy to pull the strap and adjust the seat into the recline position but a little more tricky to get the seat back into the inclined position. If I had an extra hand, I would not be complaining.
The front wheel can be locked into the fixed position which I found to be ideal for jogging. I first thought it would be too difficult to steer in the fixed position so I went for my first jog without locking the front wheel. The front wheel began shaking and making the stroller very unstable. I immediately switched to the locked position which remedied the problem and I found that it was still a breeze to steer. The stroller also has a large, easy to use foot brake. It handles all terrains well and provides a smooth ride for baby with its rear wheel suspension.
Not only does the stroller fit both my children, but it also fits both my husband and me. There is an adjustable, padded handle so it’s comfortable for my 6’1” husband to run without having to lean forward and hunch down. And if you’re like me, you’ll be thankful for the large cargo basket to hold your multiple bags, jackets, toys, and snacks that you cannot leave the house without! The stroller also comes standard with a flexible cup holder that attaches to the side of the stroller. It is sturdy enough to hold drinks over bumpy terrain but I would prefer for it to attach to the rear of the stroller for easier access while on the go. Other standard accessories include a bumper bar, wrist strap, and travel strap to make carrying the stroller more comfortable. Optional accessories include a snack pack, foot muff and liner, travel bag, rain shield, and carry cot. The stroller is also available in seven beautifully rich colors.
There is not much that I don’t absolutely love about this stroller. It provides a safe and comfortable ride for my child and I can take it to the mall while I shop or take it outside for a great workout. I recommend this stroller to all parents as both an everyday stroller and a jogging stroller. It is a high quality item that I expect to last through both my children. Its strong features are ideal for men yet it’s chic and elegant for women at the same time. It has a pretty steep price point but as the old saying goes, you get what you pay for.
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June 19th, 2013
The Harteau Family is living an adventurists dream. Traveling in a van through exotic lands with their little girl, they are hoping to serve as a modern family portrait and inspire others to venture into their own backyards. Follow along as they journey into new lands and experiences on http://ouropenroad.com/
June 12th, 2013
Read their recent in-depth Indie review here, http://www.pnmag.com/h-s/bumbleride-indie/.
“There is not much that I don’t absolutely love about this stroller. It provides a safe and comfortable ride for my child and I can take it to the mall while I shop or take it outside for a great workout. I recommend this stroller to all parents as both an everyday stroller and a jogging stroller. It is a high quality item that I expect to last through both my children. Its strong features are ideal for men yet it’s chic and elegant for women at the same time. It has a pretty steep price point but as the old saying goes, you get what you pay for.”
June 3rd, 2013
Indie spotted on the MINI USA website, http://www.miniusa.com .
May 30th, 2013
Join us at the Birth & Baby Fair San Mateo on June 22nd at the San Mateo Event Center in San Mateo, CA!
The Birth & Baby Fair is the PREMIER event for new and expecting parents in San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area. The Birth and Baby Fair showcases local businesses and resources as well as independent designers with the aim to educate and expose new & expecting parents and young families to unique & beneficial products & services. Highlights include:
- Local representatives from many pregnancy, birth, parenting and baby related resources including doulas, midwives, massage therapists, fitness instructors, childbirth educators, lactation consultants, photographers and more!
- Free workshops & demonstrations on topics including: meet the doulas, baby sign language, vaccines, going green with baby, cloth diapering, baby wearing/slings and things, making your own baby food, pre and post natal yoga, and breastfeeding. Pre-register to save your spot!
- Unique, cute clothing, accessories and gear from local designers. Take home some original products from up and coming designers!
- Spa areas with complimentary pampering and rejuvenating treatments including massage, mocktails, beauty treatments, and more! Hang out in our play area where your child can run free or join in an arts and crafts activity while you rest for a bit. Hungry? Pick up something for lunch at our Cafe. Have a little one to feed? Spend some time in our Nursing Nook. Before you go, strike a pose at our photo booth.
- AMAZING giveaways and raffle prizes – Visit our Stroller Alley to demo your favorite Bumbleride and have a chance to win a Bumbleride Indie or Bumbleride Flite!
**GIVEAWAY OVER** We are giving away 10 pairs of free tickets for the first 10 commenters that can succesfully answer this two-part question (check our website for answers) : What year was Bumbleride founded and what is special about our fabrics? (Comments are moderated and will be posted in the order they are received. Winners must live in CA or be visiting the San Mateo area to be eligible for the ticket. Tickets will be emailed to winners so make sure to comment with a valid email address.)
For directions click here, http://www.birthandbabyfair.com/directions/.
For more info visit, http://www.birthandbabyfair.com/.
May 22nd, 2013
The inspiration for our new Indie, Indie Twin and Flite videos came from the lifestyle and personality of our customers, our company and our products.
Behind the video direction was our friend Phil Hamer, http://philhamer.com/ who has done some amazing work with DC, Quiksilver and other product brands. He also spends much of his time in Africa with non-profits doing documentaries to help children in need.
We also would like to highlight the great musicians that helped define some of the music diversity that we were aiming for and a special thanks to Steve Salett from The Poison Tree who asked for us to donate a stroller on his behalf.
May 2nd, 2013
We are excited and looking forward to launching three new Bumbleride videos this week. They have been a fun project and creative expression for us here at Bumbleride. Each video has a different personality and style just like you.
Bumbleride, Uniquely You!