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A compact stroller for a tall 1yo and very tall parents. Micralite Profold/Chicco Goody Plus/Maxi-Cosi Lara2/Ergobaby MetroPlus/other?

Anita • 23 Jul 2022

Hi Eli,

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I’m looking for a compact foldable stroller for traveling purposes mostly, our little one who is currently 1 year old, definitely a tall baby. We, both parents are very tall so we would need something that is suitable for us in terms of handlebar but most importantly I’m looking for comfort for our little one.

My budget is around £250.
So far I found the following ones:
1. Micralite Profold2. Chicco Goody Plus3. Maxi Cosi Lara24. Ergobaby MetroPlus

Of course I would be open to any other suggestions. Appreciate your time and help to find a suitable stroller for us.

Many thanks

Eli • 23 Jul 2022

Heya, Anita,

A nice shortlist, from which I will say I would most probably pick the Ergobaby Metro+. It is so because of the handlebar, which is adjustable (a rare feature for this type of a stroller), a rather long-ish seat surface, and a sturdy frame that, although not all-terrain by far, will withstand some years of use. Also, the seat is superbly padded, so for a comfort ride, it will be nice - you just cannot expect a huge seat with these ultracompacts.

The Goody Plus (full review here) is a nice stroller in terms of space, even if it is not a long-seater, it has plenty of room to the top of the canopy.

The Lara 2 I would, on the other hand, definitely not take, as the seat is nice but short and slanted, and your baby will grow out of it sooner. And the Profold is a nice stroller but not as roomy, so probably also not the best one.

From my other suggestions, I would check the Recaro Lexa with a tall seatback, and perhaps a used Joolz Aer that is really really nice for taller kids (and the best in terms of quality, but also the most expensive here, that is why I suggest checking it second-hand).

Your -very berry- Eli.

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