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A daily stroller around 6 kg for a petite mum and a toddler

Chaity • 20 Apr 2023


I have been looking for a lightweight stroller (around 6kg) for daily use. We own a Joie Mytrax which is around 13 kg. I am a petite person and it is a very challenging job for me to maneuver it with a toddler on. So I am looking for something that can be used on a daily basis like in shopping, regular commuting in daycare, travel friendly, and if it fits in an overhead bin that would be a plus point.

I have been looking for something except the GGB Pockit or the Babyzen Yoyo. I would like something that has a long canopy, and small but good-quality wheels with suspension which will survive cobblestones and not-so-smooth pathways. Full recline is not a necessity but a bit upright position of the backrest is another important factor. I have two strollers in mind: Cybex Orfeo, and Easywalker Jackey. The easiest was the Cybex Orfeo with a 15kg weight. I tried Bugaboo Butterfly which is still not that easy to push at least for me. Please enlighten me cause it has been so urgent now since I am having a severe back problem.

Many thanks.

Eli • 20 Apr 2023

Hey, Chaity,

Super important here to say that both strollers you picked, and also any other stroller of this size, will NOT be nice to push on cracked pavements. It is given by the size of the wheels and the very small chassis. You need later wheels to have a smoother push.

Also, the comfort of pushing is often not really about the weight, it is about center of gravity. I pushed a 14kg stroller with pretty much on hand (because of a superb design and great suspension + center of gravity) and also struggled with a 7kg one because it just didn't fit me. So don't expect anything light to be easy to push.

I personally would not go for the Orfeo for everyday use. A VERY simple buggy and not crazy much comfortable. Occasional-use only, I would say. The Jackey, although nicer to push, is VERY slanted and for some moms not worth the money, quality-wise. However, it is the better choice out of the two.

I personally would look at the Joolz Aer as it pushes rather nicely. Also, the Maclaren Atom is a nice stroller to steer, however it is much less spacious, and also slanted. Try checking also the Recaro Lexa and the Ergobaby Metro+ - again, though, all of these are meant as OCCASIONAL strollers for traveling, so you have to expect them not to me comfort strollers.

Last two suggestions for you here - the Oyster Zero (or Gravity) which is light but larger, nice to push because of the suspension, and roomy for the child, AND the Cybex Eezy S+2 because of the nicer seat and the larger wheels while still staying a small buggy.

Your -very berry- Eli.

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