2016 Color Story

May 24th, 2016

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Color has always been a big part of who we are. A dominant facet of Bumbleride’s personality. Thirteen years ago when Bumbleride was just a concept, we recognized a void in the industry. Stroller companies were very conservative with textile design and color. Being in our 20’s at the time we didn’t want to play things so safe. We wanted to have fun and help families celebrate the birth of their babies with vivid color and stylish design. That is still true today.

Each year we enjoy projecting what colors will stand out as something new. Not always monochromatic but also combinations of color with hood linings and details on our strollers to keep things fresh.

Living in San Diego and enjoying the outdoors, nature is always inspiring us. In this years collection, one of our favorites is Tourmaline. A soothing blue green that mimics the colors of the ocean. Another addition that we had fun designing is Camp Green. A limited design for 2016 reminding us of trips with our kids to the mountains. We combined an olive green with tan lining and orange cording. Plus our Camp Bumbleride patch evokes adventure and getting outside.

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While some colors we choose are bold, we still love the palette of grounded colors with bright accents. When selecting colors we give a lot of attention to the right hue, even when choosing a black or grey. We lean towards saturated rich depth in even our staple colors. Trends come and go but the quality of our strollers are designed for longevity. We want every feature to be current and timeless.

Textiles and fabrics for us have definitely evolved. Upon learning of the grim impact that textile production has on our planet we started to dig for changes we could make to improve our processes as much as possible. We are so proud to be using eco-conscious materials now.  It has been a goal for many years and now we bring to the stroller industry 100% RPET (28 post consumer recycled plastic bottles, available in colors: Tourmaline, Camp Green, Red Sand, Maritime Blue & Dawn Grey) and an innovative Solution Dye process that conserves water and energy (available in Silver Black color only).

One of the most fulfilling aspects of every year is seeing the favorite choices of our team and our customers. We look forward to seeing and hearing feedback of everyone’s connection with their personal color choice. Join the conversation @BumblerideWhich is your favorite color? We’d love to hear from you!

-Emily, Co-Founder

Learn More about Our Fabric Story

 

25 Best Organic Baby Products of 2016- Raising Baby Green | BestProducts.com

April 14th, 2016

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This is an excerpt from a bestproducts.com article by Margaret Hartgrove:

Earth Day is April 22, but when it comes to your baby, every day is an opportunity to go green. Luckily, it’s never been easier — or more affordable — to find eco-friendly and organic baby products that not only remove harmful chemicals and toxins from your home, but also help the planet, too. Because what better gift can you give your child than ensuring that they have a safe and clean world to grow up in. From the nursery to your diaper bag, check out these 25 simple product swaps to help give your little one a healthy and natural start.

#9 Bumbleride Speed Running Stroller

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A truly organic stroller doesn’t exist (yet!), but some manufacturers, like Bumbleride, come pretty close. New for 2016 is Speed, their first-ever jogging stroller. As with all Bumbleride rides, this one features feel-good fabrics that keep plastic bottles out of landfills, dyed in bright, vibrant colors via a process that conserves 25 to 40 gallons of water per stroller. Whether you’re training for a 5K or just doing errands around town, the stroller’s three-speed steering lets you run at your own pace.”

Check out their article and the other 24 best products for raising baby green including some of our favorites, http://www.bestproducts.com/parenting/baby/g174/organic-baby-products-clothes-toys/ .

Celebrate Earth Day April 22nd – 9 Easy Ways For Kids To Rise Above Plastics

April 13th, 2016

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  • Avoid or refuse purchasing items packaged in plastic. Get the kids involved to help look for produce and grocery items that aren’t over-packaged. Plastic inside of plastic? No thanks!

  • Use cloth or re-usable shopping bags. Keeping a bag with you or in your car/purse/or diaper bag is a great way to make sure you use your bags.  One of our favorite companies that makes these is ChicoBag. Some models even fold up into their own pocket to fit in your hand!
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  • Forget bottled water. Plastic bottles are one of the most common pieces of trash found around the world. Carry a reusable canteen wherever you go. Try hooking it onto your stroller if it’s not too heavy or large. Make sure to get one or two for the each of the kids too! Our favorite reusable beverage containers are from Hydroflask and Klean Kanteen .

  • Give up gum. Did you know many types of gum are synthetic and include plastics? Who wants to chew on plastic?

  • Bring a reusable mug when you order hot cocoa, coffee or tea. Office favorites include this kid’s Klean Kanteen and this cup from Hydroflask with a silicone lid. Both work great for everyday, hot or cold.
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  • Skip the straw. Straws are almost the #1 piece of trash on beaches, especially near resorts or hotels. If your kids love straws, consider Silikids silicone straw with lid or Simple Straws made of glass or metal.

  • Recycle. If you have to use plastic, try to choose #1 (PETE) or #2 (HDPE) which are the most commonly recycled plastics. Ask you child to help sort which items can be recycled and which are trash or compost.

  • Reusable containers. Our office favorite containers are from Wean Green. We love their Kitchen Set. They are made with tempered glass that is microwave safe and easy to clean.
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  • Volunteer at a beach cleanup. Most plastics last forever so bring the kids to the beach and help teach them about the responsibility of keeping the beach and our oceans clean for  future generations and how storm drains/urban runoff bring trash and plastic to the beach. This is a favorite among our staff and company. We aim to host a local beach cleanup monthly. Look for a cleanup near you in the US through your local Surfrider Foundation chapter or in Canada, your nearest Shoreline Cleanup or in Hawaii or New Zealand, your nearest Sustainable Coastlines event.

Info Source: Surfrider San Diego and Ryan Willson

An Interview With Bumbleride CEO Matt Reichardt: Meet The Speed Jogging Stroller & More! | Spilling The beans Blog By Magic Beans

April 6th, 2016

An Interview With Bumbleride CEO Matt Reichardt: Meet The Speed Jogging Stroller & More!

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Excerpt from Spilling the beans blog by Magic Beans (an authorized Bumbleride retailer)-

“Since 2004, Bumbleride co-founders Matt and Emily Reichardt have been designing strollers “as gear, purpose-built to perform whether taking your little ones on a trail run or navigating the local farmers market.” This year’s new debuts are even more outdoorsy than ever: Bumbleride has just introduced their first designated running stroller, and some eco-friendly new fabrics, too. In this interview with Matt, we got the inside scoop on how they came up with these new advances, and how they’ll enhance your life as an active parent.

Want to see the Speed and the rest of the Bumbleride collection in person (and chat with the Bumbleride crew about why their strollers are so cool)? They’ll be at Drool Baby Expo tomorrow, April 7 – if you don’t have your tickets, get them now!

 

Q: So, the marquee event for Bumbleride this year appears to be the Speed Jogging Stroller! We’re so excited to add it to our selection. I know that the Indie wasn’t designed as a jogger but was often used as one – how does the Speed improve on Indie for running parents?  
I think they definitely serve different needs, Indie has always been a great option for urban strolling, all-terrain, and light jogging.  For running parents moving at a faster pace, Speed has larger 16” back wheels for better control, a longer wheel base for better stability, and the new Speed 3 steering system, which gives more options on different terrains.

 

Q: The central feature of the Speed is the 3-speed steering system – can you tell me a bit about how this idea was developed, how it works, and why it will be terrific for parents?  

The idea was developed from observations of how parents jog with strollers and from feedback from our customers.  Basically there are three scenarios runners find themselves in:  1. Running at a fast pace on open road, boardwalk or somewhere that you don’t really need to steer.   2. Jogging anywhere else whether it be a park, trail, urban community where turning is required.  3. Everyday use walking where 360 degree swiveling is preferred.  The problem that we found for parents is that a fixed wheel option is very limiting and not always convenient, and the swiveling option is not safe for jogging.

In response to this issue, the Speed 3 steering has 3 positions: fully locked with tracking for open road running,  a 30 degree swivel, and a 360 degree swivel.  The 30 degree swivel addresses the problem for joggers, allowing sufficient turning radius to steer while jogging but prevents the wheel from rotating past 45 degrees where the stroller can become unstable. It’s much like the way the steering is restricted on toddler balance bikes!

 

Q: What kind of family do you picture using the Speed stroller, and in what environments?  

I would say families where either one or both parents are joggers, or like to get out on walks for exercise.  Speed is designed for all terrain, so everything from city urban living to rural terrain.  Because of its versatility, it also can be the only stroller an active family needs.

 

Q: What kind of response have you gotten about the Speed stroller so far?  

I think a lot of our customers see it as an obvious addition to Bumbleride’s line up, and a much needed category.  We have also seen excitement around the Speed 3 steering and our fabric story.”…..

Make sure to read the rest of the interview at http://mbeans.com/spillingthebeans/baby/strollers/an-interview-with-bumbleride-ceo-matt-reichardt-meet-the-speed-jogging-stroller-more/.

 

Join Us At The New York Baby Show May 14-15

April 6th, 2016

Keep Up Your Active Lifestyle And Bring Your Baby Too With Bumbleride

Excerpt from newyorkbabyshow.com- “Most parents today lead active lifestyles, exercising and running with their babies and children. Strollers need to keep up with the families that use them, and Bumbleride offers high-tech strollers that move on any terrain.

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Bumbleride will be at the New York Baby Show on May 14 and 15, at Pier 92.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler. From top products to trusted parenting experts, the New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!

We spoke with Ryan Willson, Marketing Manager at Bumbleride, to learn more.

For someone unfamiliar with Bumbleride, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?

Bumbleride makes eco-friendly strollers for families to get out and do what they love, while doing our best to preserve the planet. We offer an all-terrain, everyday stroller called Indie, a running stroller called Speed, and an all-terrain/ jogging double stroller known as Indie Twin, along with accessories for each model.”

Read the whole interview at http://newyorkbabyshow.com/active-lifestyle-baby-bumbleride/ .

Crocodile Baby Stores – Why We Chose Bumbleride Strollers

December 14th, 2015

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Why we chose Bumbleride Strollers for Crocodile Baby

We are now available at Crocodile Baby with stores in BC, Canada. They recently wrote a great blogpost about why they chose Bumbleride strollers. This is an excerpt from that blogpost.

“We are very picky about what strollers we sell. Every one of them has to have great maneuverability, great durability, and be backed by great after sales service from the manufacturer. We have just added Bumbleride to our list, with the Indie, the Indie twin and, coming soon, the Speed a lovely jogging specialty stroller. Here are several reasons why we have chosen this manufacturer:

The Air is Guaranteed.

Bumbleride is the only stroller company that provides a 1 year warranty on the inner tubes and tires on its strollers.

Green Fabric.

The fabric is made of recycled PET bottles and from bamboo based fabric…

A Lighter Stroller

The Bumbleride Indie is 25% lighter than its “active stroller” competitors. I  know this because I took my trusty Luggage Buddy scale and picked up each of our strollers on display (pictured above). While my device may be off as to the true weight, the relative weights of strollers is the right way to consider the “How heavy is the stroller?” question….

Made in Taiwan

Bumbleride’s factory is in Taiwan, not China. This is not a really big deal but it is nice to know the strollers are made in a smaller, family-owned factory with a real interest in making high quality products….

Getting Even Greener

In early 2016, Bumbleride will launch its new running stroller the “Speed”. Coincident with that, all of their strollers will use fabrics that have drastically reduced water consumption during the production process while improving the colour fastness. The process creates an 84% energy savings which results in 67% less CO2 emissions. How is this done? I understand it is due to the process dyeing the thread before it is made into fabric, much like the Crypton process waterproofs Clek seat fabrics. Is this a big deal?…

Safety and Health

The fabrics used in all Bumbleride stroller are Oeko Tex certified, which means they have been tested for 110 toxic substances and none have been found….”

Live in BC, Canada? Locate a store near you, http://www.crocodilebaby.com/about/locations/ .

Read the whole article at, http://crocodilebaby.blogspot.ca/2015/12/why-we-chose-bumbleride-strollers-for.html .

BUMBLERIDE REVEALS SPEED RUNNING STROLLER AT ABC KIDS EXPO

November 24th, 2015

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BUMBLERIDE REVEALS SPEED RUNNING STROLLER AT ABC KIDS EXPO

Environmentally-Friendly Company Unveiling New Products and Innovations

October 18, 2015 (San Diego, California) – Attendees of this year’s ABC Kids Expo are racing to the Bumbleride booth for a glimpse of the company’s highly-anticipated running stroller, the latest addition to their family of high-performance, environmentally-conscious strollers.

The first designated running stroller to join the Bumbleride family, Speed is designed to perform, no matter the athletic adventure. Totally versatile, Speed features Bumbleride’s new Speed3 steering which includes the following 3 modes:

1: Locked for running or training
2: 30-degree swivel for jogging or all terrain
3: Full 360-degree swivel for the city

Speed also includes all air filled tires (16” rear, 12” front) for maximum performance, comfort, and convenience, and an all-wheel suspension for the easiest push in its class. Weighing in at 23.5 pounds (including wheels and canopy), Speed measures 49”L x 25”W x 39.5”H when standing and 33”L x 25”W x 15.5”H when folded. A 20.5”L x 14”W backrest, 10”L x 14”W seat, and 13”L x 13”W foot well support kids safely and comfortably for years, and, with a handle-height range of 33.5”-44”H, Speed can be configured for the ergonomic comfort of almost any parent, as well.

In addition to the launch of Speed, visitors to Bumbleride’s ABC booth will also go ga-ga for best-selling strollers Indie and Indie Twin, all grown up with new-for-2016 updates. New features include a patent-pending hinge with 1-step fold system, single-lever recline, and redesigned handle; all new colors and fabrics; and auto locks. Every parent’s favorite stroller also includes updated front-wheel suspension for the smoothest push on the market, a new canopy design with pop-out extension and zip-off panel, and an included air pump.

Renowned for their unique, on-trend color palette, Bumbleride will also reveal new-for-2016 colorways, including a specialty retail exclusive color, at the ABC show. New colors include:

Matte Black – All black fabric and frame
Dawn Grey – Grey with mint canopy lining
Tourmaline – All dusty turquoise
Red Sand – Red with accent colour
Camp Green – Olive green with accent colour
Maritime Blue – Navy blue

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Ever committed to reducing the environmental impact of their manufacturing processes, Bumbleride has also announced a change in fabrics. Beginning in 2016, fabrics will feature a combination of Solution dyed polyester- a process that saves water and energy while improving a fabric’s fade resistance and rPET- clean, recycled plastic bottles. Bumbleride’s fabric is OEKO-TEX and Bluesign certified, ensuring the elimination of harsh chemical substances, the conservation of valuable resources, and minimal environmental impact.

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Now available in 19 countries, brand-new Speed and updated versions of Indie, and Indie Twin will be available in Spring 2016. Visit the proud parents at Bumbleride and view their newest additions at booth #6139 at the ABC Kids Expo October 18-21 in Las Vegas, NV.

For more information on Speed, please visit Bumbleride’s brand new website and sign up for their newsletter at https://www.bumbleride.com/speed-running-stroller.

Growing Your Baby – Bumbleride Debuts Their Speed Jogger – Video Preview

October 27th, 2015

Growing Your Baby – Bumbleride Debuts Their Speed Jogger – Video Preview

Lisa of Growing Your Baby stopped by our booth at the ABC Kids Expo to learn more about our new Speed running stroller, our updated fabrics and improvements to Indie and Indie Twin. Our very own Ryan in the marketing department is shown demoing Speed in Camp Green.

“Well known for creating gear for parents of all lifestyles, Bumbleride has announced they will be expanding their collection to include a jogger!….” – Lisa Arneill

Read the rest of the article at, http://www.growingyourbaby.com/2015/10/21/bumbleride-debuts-their-speed-jogger-video-preview/.

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Magic Beans Blog – Meet The New Bumbleride Speed Jogging Stroller!

October 27th, 2015

Magic Beans Blog – Meet The New Bumbleride Speed Jogging Stroller!

“The Bumbleride Indie, while not officially a jogging stroller, has long been a favorite of casual joggers, with a lockable wheel and big air-filled tires, along with a ton of other perks (all-terrain wheels, rear suspension, tons of storage, eco-friendly fabrics, a HUGE canopy, a near-flat recline, and more). This year, Bumbleride is adding another option for more dedicated joggers: the unique and lovely Bumbleride Speed Jogging Stroller, optimized to get you where you need to go, FAST!

In our video, Pati, the friendly voice at the other end of the line if you call us, demonstrates some of the cool new features on this exciting new jogger:

The most obvious innovation on this jogging stroller is the three swivel modes:

  • Full swiveling, for optimal maneuverability when you’re strolling the city or suburbs;
  • Locked in place, for running; and
  • A 30-degree swivel, which will help only-sometimes joggers handle corners, and will come in handy when you’re hiking!

The new fabrics are also absolutely fabulous – we love how they’ve made them even more eco-friendly while improving the quality even further. Everyone wins!”

Source article, http://mbeans.com/spillingthebeans/baby/strollers/pick-up-some-speed-with-bumbleride-in-2016-meet-the-new-bumbleride-speed-jogger/ .

Baby & Kids Magazine – We’ve got the buzz on Bumbleride from co-founder Matthew Reichardt

October 7th, 2015

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Read the whole digital summer issue or the original Bumbleride interview here , http://www.talcottdigi.com/0715Baby/ .