September 29th, 2015

Lets Not Reinvent This Wheel Bumbleride Strollers Why Air Filled Tires


Call me old fashioned, but I’m pretty into air. And so is every single car manufacturer in the world. Not to mention, the most technologically-advanced car racing series in the world, Formula-1. So if all these guys are filling their tires with old-fashioned air, why do some strollers opt to fill their tires with foam?

But before I get into this earth-shattering air vs. foam debate, let me tell you where I’m coming from.

My first stroller was not a Bumbleride. It was a City Mini GT (foam-filled tires). I put a lot of thought into this purchase and admittedly, it has some legitimate strengths. In particular, it’s really easy to fold. I consider it the Honda Accord of strollers. It looks pretty good (although the styling is conservative), does everything pretty well and drives just as you would expect, nicely.

After getting a little tired of “nice,” however, I opted for a stroller that I could actually connect with on a deeper level. Like, say, a fine automobile. You see, the difference between a Honda and BMW, for example, has to do with the intangibles. Like how you feel when you’re behind the wheel, how it takes the corners as if it is simply interpreting and responding to your innermost desires and how it looks. Yes, looks are so very important.

To me, my Bumbleride feels like my car. I drive a BMW X5 diesel. Like my car, the stroller responds to me and to the road with confidence. The handling is spot on. The fabrics look and feel durable, yet luxurious and are equally good for the environment. It feels tight. And like a diesel BMW, it’s unique. If you’re a car lover, uniqueness is everything.

Most importantly, the tires on my Bumbleride are filled to the brim with good old-fashioned air.

Air is better. Air is nature’s shock absorber. Air is proven to deliver the most comfortable ride, while maintaining a high-level of performance. Air-filled tires can handle road elements far better than their foamy counterparts. Road elements that can jerk your precious baby awake from a happy slumber.

Air is not about off-roading or all-terrain. Air is about the terrain we experience on a daily basis. Air is about handling all the terrains with ease and comfort as well as cornering like a Formula-1 car when road is smooth.

This is why I’m sticking to air. Something that’s been pretty much the norm since a man named Dunlop decided to patent the idea in 1888. He’s long gone but his wheel remains the same. So let’s not reinvent it. – Graham Simon, Bumbleride Adventurer, Creative director. Daddy. Lover of anything with wheels. Learn more about Graham on his Adventurer profile, https://www.bumbleride.com/graham and follow him on Instagram at https://instagram.com/grahamsimon/ .

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Indie Stroller Review – Buyer’s Guide – Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine

September 3rd, 2015




Indie Stroller Review- Buyer’s Guide – Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine

“Run Around. We love: that it’s easy to maneuver and has a large cargo basket. Lock the front wheel for jogging.” – P&N Magazine

Thank you Pregnancy & Newborn for featuring our Indie stroller in your 2015 Fall Buyer’s Guide!!

Read their Indie all terrain jogging stroller review here, http://www.pnmag.com/h-s/bumbleride-indie/ .

Subscribe to their magazine or check out their awesome website at, http://www.pnmag.com/ .

Good Housekeeping – Stroller Reviews – Indie 4 All Terrain Stroller – 4 of 5 stars

August 12th, 2015
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  • Shock absorbent
  • Adjustable handles
  • Easy to maneuver
  • Easy to clip in baby


  • Difficult to carry when folded
  • Tricky to assemble

Technical Specifications

  • Age Range: Birth to 55 pounds
GHI Rating 4 of 5 stars

“The Indie 4 from Bumbleride is a rugged traditional stroller. It features large air-filled tires perfect for off-road adventures…..”.”The stroller also comes with a bumper bar — an accessory that many companies sell separately. Sold in a variety of stylish colors!”- Read the whole review here, http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/childrens-products/baby-stroller-reviews/a32578/bumbleride-indie-4/ .

The Baby Cubby Blog – 5 Best Baby Strollers for Summer – Indie

July 24th, 2015

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The Baby Cubby Blog – 5 Best Baby Strollers for Summer – Indie

Thank you Baby Cubby for including our Indie! Here is an excerpt from their article…

#1) If you are a family that enjoys a wide array of activities you will probably want to consider the Bumbleride Indiealso available as a double. This stroller is the BMW of jogging strollers and is known for its all terrain capabilities. With its large air filled tires this stroller makes it easy to push while jogging and walking on sidewalks as well as rocky trails.  Featuring a deep recline and adjustable foot rest, this stroller is more suitable for small babies than other all terrain strollers because of its excellent recline. There is no need to store multiple strollers in your garage when you have an Indie since it will fill all of your stroller needs.  Cameron and his family (The Baby Cubby Founder) frequently use this stroller and they love that the seats recline almost completely flat and the canopy provides more shade than almost any other stroller.  The Bumbleride is great for all day trips to activities like theme parks.  We also love the fun and vibrant colors that are available including; Aquamarine, Fog Grey, Green Papyrus, Lotus Blue and Lotus Pink . TEST

You can find the entire article here, http://www.babycubby.com/baby-cubby-blog/5-best-baby-strollers-for-summer/ .

Natural Child World Magazine – Eco Excellence Awards – Best Stroller & Best Diaper Bag WIN!

July 24th, 2015

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Natural Child World Magazine – Eco Excellence Awards – Best Stroller & Diaper Bag WIN!

Thanks for your votes! We took 1st place in the NCW Eco Excellence awards for Stroller & Diaper Bag categories!

You can find the whole list of winners here, http://www.ecoexcellenceawards.com/#!categories/cee5 .

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

June 24th, 2015


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

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/

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

May 5th, 2015


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!! 

Bumbleride Ambassador – Ladena Racine

April 21st, 2015


Bumbleride Ambassador – Ladena Racine – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Ladena can most often be found on a family adventure while sharing her favorite products, crafts, recipes and travel tips on her website along the way, http://www.mybabystuff.ca/. This is the latest post in our Bumbleride Ambassadors blog series where we share active and outdoor families’ experiences with their Bumbleride stroller(s)

Please tell us about yourself and a little bit about your family
I am an elementary school teacher and mom of two kids. My husband is a graphic designer and business owner. As a family we love being active and outside. We are passionate about traveling and exposing our children to new cities, beaches and cultures.

What was the motivation behind starting/running MyBabyStuff.ca?
I have always been one to share my love of great products and experiences with my friends and family. When I was pregnant with my second child I started noticing that there was an abundance of great products available for babies. I wanted to figure out what products were a necessity, what products were worth purchasing and what products were of good quality. I thought it made perfect sense to share my thoughts on baby gear with the world by testing some out and reviewing products that would be suitable to today’s family. MyBabyStuff.ca started with mostly baby products but soon evolved with children and parent products. It now also has a growing family travel section where I highlight and chronicle trips and quick getaways I’ve done with my family.

What do you love about living in B.C and how does Bumbleride fit into your family’s lifestyle there?
British Columbia is a very special place. On the west coast of British Columbia you could literally surf on Saturday and ski on Sunday. We have an incredible landscape and are surrounded by water. Our weather is mild all year long. Bumbleride has been a perfect fit for my family since 2007. The first Bumbleride we owned was the Rocket which I used with my now seven year old daughter.  I have since owned a Bumbleride Indie and a Flite.

Bumbleride strollers make it easy for a mom to get outside and get active with their children. They are designed for active living, are easy to maneuver and look so stylish. I’ve taken my Bumbleride strollers on trails, to the beach and on many plane rides. Bumbleride strollers have allowed my family to navigate through many big cities with ease and are perfect for a quick trip to the grocery store.

Learn more about My Baby Stuff CA here, http://www.mybabystuff.ca/

Stay in touch with My Baby Stuff CA on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.

What do you love about your Bumblerides?

“I’ve tested the Bumbleride Indie and the Bumbleride Flite. I couldn’t live without both strollers. Recently, Bumbleride sent me the Indie 4 in Fog Grey. I was so excited to put this new model to the test. I had seen the Indie 4 in stores and on the streets and I really wanted to know how it performs.”

Things Ladena loves about the Indie 4:

  • The large SPF 45 canopy
  • The large storage basket (I put three winter jackets in it last week!)
  • The maneuverbility
  • The sleek look
  • The air filled tires
  • The cushion on the adjustable handlebar
  • The option of using a bassinet
  • It only weighs 22lbs and has a capacity of 55lbs

“The Indie 4 is such a cool looking stroller. It makes me WANT to go out for walks. This stroller rolls smoothly and feels really small. I can push it with one hand. It turns on a dime. When I go out with both my kids I usually attach the Mini Board onto the Indie 4. Adding the Mini Board does not affect the performance of this stroller.” -Ladena

Read Ladena’s full Indie 4 all terrain everyday stroller review here, http://www.mybabystuff.ca/2015/03/bumbleride-indie-4-stroller-review/

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Mini Board #bumblerideadventures!

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Strolling with Indie 4 on the pier.

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Taking to the beach with Indie.

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Traveling with Flite in Mexico

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Forest #bumblerideadventures with Indie 4!