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What is the best travel, carry-on stroller?

Apryl • 07 Feb 2022

What is the best travel stroller?
- Something that folds with one hand for carry-on
- Has a leg rest
- An XXL canopy
- Lays flat
- Bonus if it has a belly bar and can switch from front facing to rear facing.

Eli • 07 Feb 2022

Hey, Apryl,

Please, read first about travel and ultracompact strollers in our article HERE. You'll know such a small stroller is always VERY limited in terms of functions and features, so a true (plane-accepted) CARRY ON with a reversible seat and an XXL canopy, well, doesn't exist. Also, read this to learn you need to pick a priority, ideally one or two, when choosing your stroller, as you can find an ultra-compact with an XXL hood, for ex., but it will lack other things (a good example is the Maclaren Atom here - read full Maclaren Atom stroller review here or check a full Chicco Goody stroller review here. With a reversible seat, it is even harder, the only compact stroller like that would be the Cybex Eezy S-Twist2, BUT it doesn't fold that compact to always be accepted as a carry-on AND the canopy is by no means large, especially when in the lie-flat position.

Also, check our top ultracompacts 2021 and top ultracompacts 2020 for inspiration, and feel free to write me again when getting to the point you know what you want the most, and what will be "sacrificed".

Your -very berry- Eli.

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