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A travel stroller with a lever/button-operated recline, adjustable handle, upright seat, and ventilation

Malin the Swede • 07 Apr 2023


I just found your site and I love it. I’ve been searching for a travel stroller for a while now but the features I want in a stroller seem to be impossible to find in 1 stroller.

My son is little over 2 years old, and he is a little bit taller than other kids in his age. I can say that we have been using Bugaboo Fox 2, and I love it. Love all the accessories :)

The features I want in my travel stroller is that it folds easy and becomes small (I have a small car).
I also want a telescopic handlebar, my husband is tall and I’m not.

I’m also looking for a stroller that has a “button” instead of a strap to recline the backrest (like the Fox 2).
Since my son is 2 I want him to sit up and not have the backrest in a laid back position while he is awake.

Last but not least, we are going to Italy this summer and I want the stroller to have good ventilation and a peek-a-boo window.

Please please please, I hope you can help me find this one-of-a-kind stroller.

Many thanks from Malin in Sweden.

Eli • 07 Apr 2023

Heya, Malin,

Well, you have it very hard. The thing is, travel strollers, if we're talking about ultra-compacts, are made VERY small = less features, simplified features, fewer comfort features. Most of them recline with a strap, and those that don't have often something like zippers to make the design more compact. Most of them even don't have an adjustable handle - those few who do don't have other stuff. AND - they are NEVER completely upright, even the more upright ones are a bit slanted.

That being said, I personally would actually focus on 1-2 priorities (with a taller 2yo, space would definitely be one of them). The adjustable handle says Ergobaby Metro+ to me, as that is one of the few who does have that. APart form that, the Joolz Aer is a more spacious, nice to push buggy that would be comfortable in most aspects, at least as far as travel strollers go - however the handle is fixes, and the recline is zipper-operated (the Metro Plus has a strap). For the recline, check the leclerc Influencer, an ok travel pushchair, but it doesn't have that handle adjustment either. And lastly I will mention the ABC Design Ping Two that also adjusts with a lever (again not many other features out of your list).

I think the importance is to either change priorities (pick really just 1-2), or to get a but large than just travel stroller. They are simply too limited, features-wise.

Your -very berry- Eli.

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