The Tot – A Guide To Twin Strollers

September 11th, 2017

The Tot recently shared their guide to twin strollers featuring Indie Twin. Thank you for the shout out The Tot!!

“Preparing for the arrival of twins can be exhilarating and terrifying at the same time. When I found out I was pregnant with my set, I already had a feisty two-year- old to contend with and the thought of having three under the age of three terrified me. I had no idea how I would even manage to leave the house let alone cart them around from park to playdate. It turns out that the secret is in the stroller. Before you impulse-buy a sexy model with all the bells and whistles, make sure you’ve identified your needs. Do you want a high-performing stroller that will allow you to power walk with the other moms in your neighborhood, a compact model you can easily throw in the car for weekends away or an easy-to- maneuver one that will make shopping a breeze?…”

“Can’t decide between a traditional side-by-side and a jogging stroller? The Bumbleride Indie Twin Stroller offers the perfect middle ground. This versatile model features four wheels like a traditional stroller, but its all-wheel suspension and easy one-hand push make it ideal for jogging and walking on any terrain. The backrests, footrests and handle are fully adjustable for a customized fit, and the fabric is made from 100% recycled plastic.”

Read the whole article at The Tot here.

Read more about Indie Twin here.

Charleston Staycation: Sullivan’s Island With Bumbleride Indie Twin – Little Adi + co.

August 21st, 2017

Adrianne of Little Adi & co. recently took her new Indie Twin double stroller on a staycation in Charleston to Sullivan’s Island. Sullivan’s Island is a beautiful island and infamous battleground from the American Revolutionary War. Below is an excerpt from her Bumbleride adventures. Thank you for sharing your experience with Indie Twin Adrianne!

“…I happen to like to stare at the number of very expensive homes in the surrounding neighborhoods overlooking the beach. You know, a girl can dream. My kids on the other-hand, thoroughly enjoy chasing the birds and running straight to the water, which is why bringing a stroller with us is like, mom game, rule no.1. It’s much easier to wrangle the monkeys when you have a rugged, but stylish double stroller that can handle whatever you (or they) throw out.”

“Imagine how perfect this adventure was when Bumbleride shared with our family their latest version of the Indie Twin. Y’all…this stroller is solid! It’s incredibly well-built, so much that it just became my husband’s new best friend. It even has every bit of luxury for me, with the new Camp Green color that literally matches my soul. (Although I chose blush for this particular day, olive tends to be my uniform of choice.) It also has very little plastic, the base is completely aluminum, which is key for a stroller like this. It’s sturdy and truly built for all-terrain, yet it only weighs 36 lbs, so it folds up easily for you to take with you. The wheels are also wide enough to roll through sand on a trail or across stretches of a beach. I’m happy to report that we have done all of this with our Indie Twin and it handled it with ease. ”

“There are so many great features about this stroller, so I’ll just share with you a few of my favorites. The seats. Not only do they fully recline, but they’re so comfortable that I want to crawl in there. And with the huge sun canopy being able to fold down super duper low, you wouldn’t even know if I was! (Just a thought..) The storage basket is oversized and easily accessible which means I can store all the things, like when the kids decide their shoes are no longer wanted or a much necessary stash of snacks. And let’s talk steering, which to me is the most important factor when it comes to a good stroller. I need to be able to steer with one hand without issue and the Indie Twin excels at it. It’s so easy to control while still holding your coffee, which as we all know, is a necessity…. “.

Read the whole story here.
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Bumbleride Speed Jogging Stroller Vs. BOB Revolution Jogging Stroller – PegLegMegRuns.wordpress.com

August 8th, 2017

Running with Speed Jogging Stroller

“But first, let me provide a little background on my stroller experiences. When I was pregnant I registered for the BOB Revolution SE and my wonderful Santa Cruz running friends got me one (thank you!). I literally did no research, it was the only running stroller brand I know about and I liked the navy blue. My real advice is do some research, the Bumbleride may not be your dream stroller – maybe it’s the BOB or another great ride. But find out what is important to you in a stroller and then pick one. That’s my real regret but such is life. Anyway, we didn’t use the stroller until miniKEG was 8 weeks old because I didn’t bother with a carseat adapter (she was content hanging in the carrier with mom or dad) and I didn’t run with her until she had good neck and core support – about 5 months. But once I started running, I found some of the limitations the BOB Revolution SE posed for me. The handlebar was too short and caused me back pain and because this was our only stroller, it came with us everywhere and I found the BOB to be long and cumbersome at times. The other irk for me was the basic undercarriage of the stroller was hard to get stuff in and out of (remember I do a lot of errand running). When my running buddy/partner in crime, Connie, got the Bumbleride I was immediately jealous: I loved the color, the design, and the adjustable handlebar. Fast forward a couple months, and I, too, had the Bumbleride (thanks Erin!)”…..Read More.

Thank you so much for your review Meg! We appreciate your support!

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Learn more about Speed.

Jogging Strollers For City Living – Gugu Guru

July 12th, 2017

Gugu Guru Stroller Registry

Jogging and running in an urban environment is a great way to stay fit and healthy, but when you throw a stroller into the mix, things can get hairy. Between narrow sidewalks, potholes, public transportation and people traffic, finding the perfect jogging stroller for city living can be a challenge. After chatting with many parents, and lots of research, we rounded up our top picks for urban environment jogging and running strollers.
Bumbleride Indie All Terrain Stroller Eco Friendly

Best Storage Pick:

Bumbleride Indie: This is an absolutely gorgeous stroller with great features – a wide canopy, compact fold and ample storage. We also love that the stroller is manufactured with eco-friendlier textiles. We wouldn’t necessarily recommend this stroller for hard core runners, but it’s a high-quality option for your one and only day-to-day stroller and jogger.

Read more: A real mom’s review on the Bumbleride Indie

Learn more about Indie.

Stroller Workout With Bumbleride Speed – Nourish Move Love

July 12th, 2017

Stroller Workout Bumbleride Speed Jogging Stroller

Meet Lindsey Bomgren of Nourish Move Love, a website featuring awesome fitness workouts, healthy recipes and more. Lindsey recently shared an awesome 30 minute stroller workout with her Speed jogging stroller. Here is an excerpt of her workout and make sure to watch her video below! **Make sure to consult your child’s pediatrician/doctor before jogging with an infant seat.**

circuit one

cardio: 6 minute stroller jog/walk

strength: 

  1. lunge + knee drive — 20 reps {10 reps per leg}
  2. relevè chair squats — 20 reps

*repeat the above strength exercises amrap {as many rounds as possible} for 6 minutes.

Read about circuit two.

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Learn more about our Speed jogging stroller.

2017 Indie Twin Review – Growing Up Jack

June 28th, 2017

growin up jack indie twin stroller review

“Together my husband and I spent hours researching the best double strollers. With so many options and factors to consider, deciding on a double for our baby and toddler was considerably harder than deciding on a single for us. It all paid off though, we ended up with one of the best: the Bumbleride Indie Twin. After a solid six months of using it, I feel like I can finally give an official review of it. It’s love, and here’s why:

The Indie Twin is a side by side all terrain stroller that can be used as a jogging stroller when the front wheels are locked. All-wheel suspensionand air-filled tires (a pump comes with the stroller) are features I didn’t think I needed, but now would have a really hard time living without. We have taken this stroller on the sand, rocky trails, and I regularly walk it on grassy hills.. all smooth and easy! Having the freedom to really take your stroller anywhere is amazing, and I am officially converted to the all terrain life.

Beyond being able to handle really rough terrain, this stroller is a dream to push and maneuver. I take it on walks daily and it always comes to Disneyland with us. One thing I absolutely need in a double stroller is the ability to push it easily one-handed and the Indie Twin completely satisfies that. I love that I have no problems pushing it while reaching down to give the baby a toy or the toddler a snack (a huge perk of side by sides, both kids are always in reach!) It really does not feel much different than maneuvering a single stroller, and it is only as wide as 30 inches (if a doorway is big enough for a wheelchair, it will be big enough for this stroller!)”…. Read more.

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Thank you for your thoughtful and in depth Indie Twin review Emily! We appreciate it.

Learn more about Indie Twin here.

Indie Twin Canopy Extended

 

Great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas For Active Mothers-To-Be – CBS Los Angeles

May 8th, 2017

Sara Haley has some great mother’s day gift ideas for active mothers-to-be including our Bumbleride Speed jogging stroller.

Workout-Friendly Stroller:

The Bumbleride “Speed” is the perfect way to ease back into a workout routine as a new mom. It’s lightweight and has swivel technology, which makes it perfect for running or walking. Furthermore, if you’re pregnant with toddlers already at home, putting them in the stroller is a great way to stay fit during pregnancy. It may sound crazy but the support of a stroller can be great to ease issues like sciatica when walking so if you already have a stroller and baby hasn’t arrived, load it up with groceries, etc. and start getting used to it while you ease the pain. (Price: $549)

Some of my other favorite features of the stroller include…click to read about Sara’s favorite Speed features!

 

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Q & A with Zero Waste Nerd – Megean Weldon

April 27th, 2017

As you may have read, we strive to make every day Earth Day. So, throughout April, we’ve been sharing about how Bumbleride families eco in regards to these categories: Gear, Feed, Nursery and Play. To further show our commitment to How We Eco, we are donating 1% of April sales to 5 Gyres. The 5 Gyres Institute’s mission is to empower action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, art, education, and adventure.

 

We talked to Megean Weldon, founder of Zero Waste Nerd and mother, about her website, why she chose Bumbleride and recommendations for families to reduce waste in small, easy steps. We thought you’d love what she has to say:

 

  1. How would you describe your website?

    I have designed my website to be a resource for those who aim to reduce their waste and live a simpler life. Though my website is called “zero” waste nerd, I preach that it’s not necessarily about producing absolutely no trash but about changing how we view our consumption obsession and making better choices. We’ve let convenience control us and have become incredibly disposable. There are many simple tips and tricks that I teach that will reverse those disposable tendencies and help everyone to reduce their waste dramatically.

 

  1. What are 3-5 small steps a family can take to make a big impact on reducing their waste?

    Most of our waste starts in the kitchen. The best thing about many of the tips I talk about is that the whole family can be involved. Composting is a great way to reduce anyone’s household, organic waste by nearly 2/3. Build a compost bin, take it to a local drop off location, or enroll in a curbside pickup. Vermicomposting (worm bin) is also a fun and unique way of composting your organic waste that the kids would definitely love.

    Another easy way to reduce waste is to replace all disposable items such as plastic, throw away cutlery, plastic bottle of water, paper napkins, and even paper plates with reusable alternatives. It also helps reduce your monthly spending considering you will no longer need to purchase replacement disposables later.

    Try shopping package free. Purchase items from the bulk bins, bring your own containers to the bakery, and refuse the produce bags all together. Not only will you reduce your waste considerably but you will find that most of the food that comes without packaging is the healthiest.

    Growing your own food is another way to become more sustainable and reduce your food miles. Start a garden or even just grow herbs on your window sill – it’s fun, it reduces waste, and it’s empowering!

 

  1. Which criteria do you recommend families consider and learn more about when shopping?

    When purchasing anything – whether it be baby gear, feeding products, nursery gear, or toys I stress to really be mindful of the companies and products you are supporting. We see so many companies, today, making products that are designed to break. It’s time we start supporting companies that value their products and work towards a circular model. Look for products that will last, look for companies that stand behind their products, and look for items that can be easily recycled once they have worn out.

 

  1. Tell us about your zero waste kit.

    My zero waste kit helps me refuse single use disposable items when I’m on the go. Most of the waste we generate happens outside of our home so being prepared is key to reducing waste. I use a mason jar for beverages and food storage, a reusable napkin for replacing paper towels and paper napkins, a stainless steel straw to avoid plastic straws, a stainless steel spork to refuse single use cutlery, a stainless steel container for food on the go and even leftovers at restaurants, and a cloth tote to contain everything and to refuse single use plastic bags. Now, I stick all of these things in the diaper bag and it works perfectly!

  1. What are some of your favorite other products or companies that are helping reduce waste?

    There are so many great companies striving to make a positive, environmental impact. One of the first companies I fell in love with was Planet Love Life. They are working to spread awareness and teach about marine debris and pollution. They collect fishing gear off of beaches that have washed ashore and turn them into beautiful bracelets – bracelets that in turn help spread the message of preserving our beautiful planet. Some of my favorite products that help me reduce waste are stainless steel straws and plastic free scrubbing brushes. Their not only beautiful to keep around, they are incredibly durable and will last a very long time. And finally, I have to give a shout out to Jessica and Nicole of Hand and Land in Kansas City. Their store is a one of kind shop that sources local makers and products as well as simple and natural health and beauty products. I’m. In. Love.

 

  1. Why did you choose Bumbleride?

    Supporting companies who stand behind their products, are mindful of their environmental impact, and strive for sustainable business practices is very important to me. I spent a considerable amount of time researching the perfect stroller that aligned with my values and excitedly came across Bumbleride. From the moment I read their mission, I fell in love. Every part of production from the materials to the manufacturing has been fine tuned to be the most sustainable. What other stroller companies do this? There isn’t many. Aside from their goal to preserve the beautiful world around us, their strollers are incredibly, and I truly mean INCREDIBLY wonderful to push and maneuver. After all of the strollers I have tested – some cheaper, some more expensive, Bumbleride was the best – by miles.

  1. Who are some of the people/companies you are following for zero waste inspiration?

    There are so many wonderful Zero Waste bloggers and Instagrammers that continue to inspire me every single day. The Zero Market in Denver Co is a huge source for my inspiration as a zero waste shop entrepreneur. Their goal to create a completely zero waste store aka store of the future impresses me greatly. They put so much effort and care into sourcing sustainable goods, recycling items intended for the landfill, and offering the tools for people to jump into the zero waste movement. I have recently started my journey to do the same in my area and have begun with an online shop called www.shopzerowastenerd.com.

    Some other fantastic bloggers are Andrea of Be Zero, Courtney of Be More with Less, Caitlin of Eco Cajun, and Meredith of Meredith Tested. But seriously, there are SO many wonderful bloggers out there striving to make the world a little better.

    -Megean Weldon, Zero Waste Nerd

    Make sure to visit Megean’s website, Zero Waste Nerd and follow her on Instagram. Thanks so much for sharing with us!


    Megean and family.


    Strolling and picking up litter.

    Grocery haul


    Grocery haul


    Megean’s brother getting a chance to push Indie at the local Farmer’s Market.

That Dad Mat – Indie Twin Double Stroller Review & GIVEAWAY {Ends Apr 12}

April 6th, 2017

Mat and Jordan York review Indie Twin’s features and their other favorite baby gear picks in the last part of their series “New Mom, New Baby”, a series about how their family is preparing for their 3rd little one. Watch to hear why they chose Indie Twin after using other strollers in the past by jumping to 40:00 minutes into the video. Make sure to follow the York’s on Facebook and Instagram. Enter to win your own Indie Twin here.

Watch a time-lapse video of Mat and kids assembling Indie Twin.

Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine – Speed Jogging Stroller Review

April 4th, 2017

Let’s start by acknowledging what everyone is thinking: Running is hard. And running with a baby—exponentially harder. But, if you are inclined to do it, you could do far worse than the Bumbleride Speed. Introduced in 2016, the Speed keeps baby comfortable and makes jogging with your little one as easy and enjoyable as it should be…

Using the Speed is intuitive and—dare we say it—a joy. Until you’re ready to hit the pavement, it stays anchored firmly in place thanks to a large, foot-operated brake bar. The handle swoops out wide behind the stroller, leaving plenty of space for running legs, and the entire handlebar adjusts up and down. We found its adjustments comfortably accommodated mom (5’5”) and dad (6’0”) without issue. The Speed’s three large wheels are virtually resistance-free, providing a smooth and cooperative platform for jogging, walking or anything in between.

The Speed’s signature feature is its three-setting front wheel assembly. With the simple maneuvering of a small rod, the front wheel can be moved between three distinct configurations. The first is the traditional jogging stroller setup, with the front wheel locked in place. This locked setup allows easy movement forward and some small steering adjustments, but is not conducive to quick or significant turns. The second configuration—our favorite—allows the front wheel to swivel 30 degrees either direction, facilitating unimpeded jogging without the constraints of a fully locked wheel. It’s ideal  for jogs around the neighborhood, when we’re navigating frequent turns and curves. The third and final configuration allows the Speed’s front wheel to turn freely, rotating a full 360 degrees. This configuration is perfect for walks or more leisurely use. We’ll often jog with the wheel locked or semi-locked to the farmer’s market and then switch it to swivel when arrive and make our way around the various produce and pastry (hey, we earned it by jogging there) booths.

The build quality is fantastic. The Speed’s metal frame feels solid and is welded together at its various joints. The wheels lock firmly onto the frame and, even with considerable effort, we could not get them to come loose (or even wobble). There is a wrist strap affixed to the handle bar so that if mom or dad has to suddenly slow, the Speed does not fly away unattended. Finally, it comes with a charming little bell that can be mounted in various positions on the handlebar and helps you warn others as you approach….

Overall, using the Speed is a joy—something we never thought we would say about a jogging stroller. It feels like a product designed to either make your life easier or, at worst, stay out of your way. It is light and nimble and its adjustable front wheel gives it a versatility that many jogging strollers seem to lack. If you are looking to take baby out into the world and get into (or back into) jogging with your little one, the Bumbleride Speed should be at the top of your list.

Find the full review here.

Learn more about Speed here.