In the first half of 2021, we can see a trend of strollers getting smaller and lighter - across all categories. The Babyzen Yoyo, in the lead of ultra-compacts, is still insanely popular, with the Connect feature now being able to accommodate twins or siblings with a small age gap (similarly, the Phil&Teds Go buggy offers this feature).
More affordable ultracompact buggies are also popular, with the look of them being quite a decisive factor. The price and design are not the only things important for the moms - more and more parents are searching for something with an upright seat (e.g., the Chicco Goody Plus).
The next "big" thing is that even full-size strollers are getting smaller, with the all-terrain Britax Go Big2, along with other "heavy-weights", being discontinued. The trend of the smallest possible fold even with the larger-in-size strollers is prominent.
Budget prams and pushchairs are, as always, still a searched-for commodity - and still "in vogue." I mean, not everyone will go for the luxurious Bugaboo stroller systems or the designer Cybex Priam stroller. The Easywalker brand, along with the almost-traditional Uppababy quality, is getting noticed more and more because of the great performance and a doable price tag.
From the really budget-friendly (aka 'cheap') strollers and stroller systems, the Kinderkraft brand is getting more and more popular because of the clean, modern design with nice, versatile functionality. Multiple Reddot and other awards are also a nice bonus 😉 , along with their super nice price (compared to strollers with similar features).
If considering a very affordable stroller brand/model, do consider the availability of spare parts. We've noticed they are continuously being searched - yet unavailable.
So - which newcomer is your personal favorite? Look below.
The Moon Rocca is a luxuriously looking stroller system with a doubled rear bar and quite a few fashionable fabric colorways available. Apart from the BASIC versions, it is also offered in a premium EDITION variation - a bit more expensive editions that boast not only quilted, premium-looking leatherette details but also more all-terrain wheels with air-filled tires as well as a Premium Träumeland mattress with CIRC AIR®-System - it is, however, about 0.2 kg heavier than the BASIC model.
The Rocca stroller system boasts a one-handed folding system and the possibility to be folded with the lie-flat, reversible seat unit attached. The reasonably compact folded size of the rather robust mid-size pram will make you happy - especially if you need an all-road stroller that can, at the same time, be folded into an average-size car boot. Apart from the seat that can accommodate a child from baby to toddler (weight limit is 22 kg, even if the space might be slightly smaller than that for a 22kg kid), there's the from-birth possibility of the ventilated carrycot with a panorama ventilation window as well as the travel system with a car seat. The optional adapters fit Maxi-Cosi/Cybex style car seats.
The Moon Relaxx is an autumn 2021 release. It is a versatile do-it-all stroller system that boasts premium fabrics and colorways (including the special Ice Flower patterned edition a well as MUD RF special edition in beige, made out of 66 % recycled plastic bottles) and the option to choose either solid rubber tires or the more all-terrain inflatable (air feel) tires. All wheels boast a shock-absorbing suspension system to make your ride more comfortable.
The Relaxx system is ready to be used from birth thanks to a spacious, well-ventilated carrycot with an extra panorama mesh window. With a set of adapters (Maxi-Cosi style attachment system), you can also create a travel system out of the Moon Relaxx, clicking on a car seat. Weighing under 12 kg, the Relaxx can accommodate a larger toddler of up to 22 kg, thanks to a seat with a seatback length of 50 cm. The reversible seat unit can lie flat in both directions, so it's suitable for babies that don't sit independently yet as well. The stroller frame folds with two hands but can be folded with the seat attached as well.
The Bugaboo Fox 3 is a September/October 2021 iteration of the original Bugaboo Fox and an updated third generation of the Bugaboo Fox. This versatile and extremely popular flagship Bugaboo model, the Bugaboo Fox3, differs from the Fox2 in new, improved, more padded fabrics and, of course, new colorways for EVERY part of the stroller (including a new, graphite aerospace aluminum frame), and added ventilation panoramic bassinet window.
The fabrics are interchangeable between the Fox 2 and Fox 3 models.
All the advantages of the Bugaboo strollers are concentrated in the Fox, and the third gen is no different. The Fox 3 is lightweight like the Cameleon 3 - only 9.9 kg in the light configuration while starting at 12.2 kg in the sturdy mode. Like the old Buffalo, its successor - the Fox 3 - can handle all-terrain conditions and is easily maneuverable everywhere, even on sand or snow thanks to the two-wheel mode. The suspension located in the central joint is inspired by the Bugaboo Runner, and it absorbs shcoks well for such a lightweight pram. Moreover, the Fox 3 offers a two-piece as well as a one-piece fold fold too. Like the Donkey, the stroller comes with a height weight capacity of the seat unit (22 kg) as well as of the shopping basket (10 kg).
The bucket-type seat unit is parent-facing as well as world-facing and reclinable in three positions. The seat is best to use for six months of age upwards; you can, however,o use the Fox 3 from birth, with the spacious carrycot available separately or as a part of the set. The seat is self-standing and can be used as a seat on the floor or with a Bugaboo stand accessory. The straps of the five-point harness are stay-open style, which makes putting the child into the seat more manageable. The height of the belts can be easily adjusted by sliding, so there is no need to pull them out.
The environment-friendly fabrics of the carrycot and seat unit are made out of recycled PET bottles. The textiles of the seat, as well as the carrycot, are added to the same frame, which can be easily clicked on and off the chassis thanks to the side memory buttons. The carrycot, in combination with the optional stand, can also be used as a cot thanks to its suitability for overnight sleeping.
Using adapters, you can also attach an optional car seat to the stroller to create a newborn-friendly travel system. The new Bugaboo Turtle Air by Nuna can be added to the Fox 3 (and older generations) without any need for adapters. The Fox 3 also features integrated attachment points so you can directly attach various available accessories such as the adapter for Bugaboo wheeled board with a sibling seat or the Bugaboo Mammoth Bag, which holds up to 12 kg.
The stroller is usually offered as a complete stroller system set (with carrycot). Alternatively, you can fully customize your Fox 3 by choosing the color of the chassis, fabrics, and hood from various editions. All of the parts are also available separately, giving you a chance to alternate the look of your stroller as you wish.
Similar in functions to popular Uppababy Cruz or Nuna Mixx Next, the 2021 release for the US, the Silver Cross Comet, is an all-purpose mid-size stroller usable from birth. Design-ise typical for Silver Cross's models (like the Silver Cross Wave or the Silver Cross Coast), the Comet is a single stroller with a pushchair-only or a travel system (with a car seat) configurations available.
For your newborn, the SC Comet (Elipse in its special edition) offers a full lie-flat as well as an included baby nest, so in the parent-facing position, the baby will be comfortable almost as much as in a full-size carrycot. The Comet, however, does not offer a bassinet option. The seat parent faces as wall as world-faces as its reversible and is equipped with actually two (!) aprons. One leg cover is integrated into the leg rest and is breathable to be used in the warmer months; the second included leg cover is warmer to be used in autumn and winter. The seat unit also boasts a magnetic harness buckle and a sun canopy with a double sun visor. It can be folded with the stroller chassis - the folded package will, however, be quite bulky.
Another from-birth possibility is the combination of the frame with a Maxi-Cosi/Cybex/Nuna/Clek Liing kinds of car seats as car seat adapters with a Maxi-Cosi-style attachment system are also available. More optional features of the Silver Cross Comet pram include height adapters to have your baby even closer to you, a soft seat liner, a matching diaper bag, a dedicated cup holder or footmuff... and more.
The Baby Jogger City Select 2 is the next generation of the iconic, convertible single-to-double tandems, the Baby Jogger City Select and its continuation with even more features, the Baby Jogger City Select Lux. The differences between the City Select 2 and its predecessors lies in an even lower weight (the weight of less than 12.2 kg / 27 lbs is actually lower than the original City Select); a new foot brake (no handbrake on the Select 2 anymore); an updated, sleeker look; an enhanced stroller frame that is ready to support 20.4 kg / 45 lbs in each seat as well as an added Baby Jogger Glider Board for a third child in the back; an added seat-back pocket, and a height-adjustable sun canopy. Overall, the Baby Jogger City Select2 folds to be 20% smaller and lighter than its leading single-to-double stroller competitors. That is 'paid' by the Select 2 having only front suspension (as opposed to the all-wheel suspension of the Select Lux), as well as an impossibility to fold the seats in half or to add two carrycots at the same time.
The second seat adapters of the BJ City Select Lux and the BJ City Select2 are different - they are not interchangeable, nor are the second seats. The City Lux's bench seat is also incompatible with the City Select 2.
The new textile colorways and fashions for the Baby Jogger City Select 2 also boast the option of the Eco Collections: four colors made from an environmentally friendly Tencel fabric that is soft, anti-bacterial, and more breathable than the normal polyester/nylon fabrics of the non-Eco Collection. The Eco Collection features an eco-leather handlebar and an included belly bar with a matching PU leather fabric.
The Baby Jogger City Select 2 offers 24 seating configurations and can be used with one child from birth (a carrycot and a reversible seat, as well as a travel system options, are available for a 3in1 solution) as well as two siblings (two car seats, two seats with inserts, or a seat and a carrycot are combinable). The additional, optional Baby Jogger City Select 2 second can also parent- or world-face so the siblings can face both forward, backward, back to back, or each other. The stadium-style seating offers a good view for both kids and ensures a better fit on the stroller frame. For an older child, the Baby Jogger Glider Board clicks onto the stroller's frame for a standing kiddy ride option in the rear.
The Baby Jogger City Select 2 is compatible with Baby Jogger, Britax, Chicco, Cybex, Graco, Maxi-Cosi, Nuna, Peg Perego, or UPPAbaby infant car seats (needing dedicated adapters) a travel system.
The Joie Litetrax 4 DLX is a June 2021 upgrade of the original Joie Litetrax 4. What is new? The difference between the Joie Litetrax 4 and the Joie Litetrax 4 DLX is, first and foremost, in the added handlebar adjustment. The Litetrax 4 DLX allows you to adjust the handle height depending on your needs telescopically. To add to that, the DLX's handle is covered with a more stylish leatherette (as opposed to the foam on theLitetrax 3 and Litetrax 4). Lastly, the Litetrax 4 DLX brings new fashionable colorways as well as no-adapters-needed compatibility with a Joie car seat.
Still a lightweight four-wheeler, the Joie Litetrax 4 DLX boasts a quick, compact, one-handed fold. Meant for urban use, it tries to make the push more comfortable thanks to all-wheel suspension. Thanks to the full recline of the seat, it is suitable from birth. For your newborn, a Joie Ramble carrycot or a car seat are available separately (the 'Maxi-Cosi-style car seats will fit on the bassinet adapters).
Car seats available with the car seat/carrycot adapters:
Cybex Aton 5, Cybex Aton M, Cybex Aton Q, gb Artio Gold, gb Idan Platinum, Joie Gemm, Joie i-Gemm 2, Joie i-Level, Joie i-Snug, Maxi Cosi Rock, Maxi-Cosi Cabriofix, Maxi-Cosi Pebble, Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus.
The Joie Aeria is a summer 2021 release and the first Joie stroller with a height-adjustable seat unit. Like its predecessors, the Versatrax/Finiti, it's a predominantly urban, full-featured stroller that is also available or optionally complemented to be a modular stroller system suitable from birth until the child weighs 22 kg. Of course, as a reversible model, it is highly unlikely it will last until such size - space-wise, you won't fit a 4 to 5-year-old in the Aeria seat.
The unique feature of the Aeria by Joie is the frame with an attachment system that can adjust in height, thus moving the reversible, well-padded, fully reclinable lie-flat seat unit (or any other part, like the bassinet or the car seat) up or down to enhance bonding as well as the child's view. There are four height settings available. The frame is rather wide, but apart from the larger wheels with all-wheel suspension, it also features an added seat suspension as all luxury strollers from Joie's Signature collection do.
The seat also boasts a magnetic buckle and a very large, waterproof, UV protective canopy with ventilation panels as well as a sun visor. You'll also appreciate a telescopic handlebar, leatherette details, and an accessible storage basket with a divider and an extra closable pocket in the lower part of the chassis.
For your newborn, not only the optional, spacious, while rather simple Ramble XL carrycot is available. With adapters, you can attach a GEMMA, i-GEMMA, i-Level, or i-Snug car seat (or any Maxi-Cosi/Cybex attachment-style car seat).
The Babyzen Yoyo Connect is an accessory to the Babyzen Yoyo2 and a variation that allows you to connect two Yoyo 2s to a single tandem stroller model. The minimalist, durable buggy can be used for an older child with its forward-facing seat (not offering a full recline), but also for a newborn with the 0+ bassinet kind of set - and with an attached car seat creating a from-birth travel system. With the Connect sold-separately accessory, almost all of it is now applicable to double tandem settings with 5 setups for siblings or twins from birth. Two seats, two 0+ sets/carrycot modes, one seat and one bassinet (front or back), and one seat and one car seat (in the front) configurations are available. When on a walk with both children but in the meantime switching back to a single-mode pushchair, you can always fold the rear Connect Yoyo 2 and hang it on the handlebar, providing you an easy way of storing the unnecessary part, along with great versatility.
Thanks to the chassis made out of aluminum and steel alloy and plastics reinforced with fiberglass, the Yoyo 2 and the Yoyo Connect are durable and easy to repair even after years of use thanks to the availability of spare parts while being eco-friendly since a used Yoyo can be recycled... Besides, the Yoyo 2 and the Yoyo Connect pushchairs feature the new Hytrel® system with elastomer suspension in the front - a unique technology using rubber to absorb the shocks. There are many optional accessories available separately: from a leg rest, a 6+ Color Pack (set of upholstery and hood fabrics to change the look of your pram) to the renewed bassinet 0+ set. The Babyzen Yoyo is versatile for you to use in different stages of your and the child's/children's life.
The Twistshake Twin Tour is a side-by-side double brother of the Twistshake Tour, a pushchair-only model meant for twins or siblings with an age gap in the Twin Tour version. Launched June 30, 2021, the Twin Tour features agile urban maneuverability complemented by a one-hand foldable chassis as well as compatibility with a dedicated Twistshake cup/bottle holder or a phone holder to place on the handlebar. Two individual seats with canopies and bumper bars are fully reclinable, suitable even for one or both children that don't sit by themselves just yet. An advantage for a city mum with two kids would also be the doubled, accessible storage basket in the bottom part of the frame.
The Phil&Teds Go Inline Double is a double - tandem variation of the Phil&Teds Go buggy that can be converted to a double one-behind-the-other sibling or twin pram. Similar to the Babyzen Yoyo Connect , the Go Double is an accessory-based system that can connect one Go behind the other, allowing for a from-birth use for both children.
Apart from two world-facing, fully-reclinable seats, one or two cocoon bassinet accessories and/or one or two car seats with Maxi-Cosi style of adapters can be used for babies from birth. A mix and match, colorful seat liner is included with the stroller but can be bought separately to change the look from time to time as well.
The Petite&Mars Royal 2021 is an update of the original Petite&Mars Royal. This pushchair-only type of stroller features a roomy, lie-flat, world-facing-only seat that is, because of its spaciousness and high weight capacity (22 kg + 3 kg in the basket), best used for older toddlers. The Royal 2021 stroller boasts not only a spacious seat unit, but also a huge canopy with a sun visor and matching accessories - an apron, a seat liner, and a changing bag - included. It can be folded with one hand, and the fold is with the seat inwards, similarly to Valco Baby's Snap line.
The differences between the Royal and the new 2021 updated Royal include new rubber wheels with tread; an updated canopy with an added mesh peek-a-boo window closable with a silent magnetic closure; handle and bumper bar covered with new-style eco-leather, and sleeker, longer harness straps that now fit an even larger child. Another added extra of the New Royal is the limited Heritage Water edition that features an inside canopy pattern and is supplied with a matching, reusable water bottle.
The Britax Gravity II is a luxurious-looking travel stroller that auto-folds in the dimensions that fit the overhead compartment on a plane (always check the dimensions with your airline!). It also offers a 36 cm wide world-facing seat as well as a lie-flat seatback reclined with a lever, and individually, one-handedly inclinable leg rest.
The extendable canopy boasts a ventilation mesh zip-off part, a sun visor, and UPF protection. You'll also like the eco-leather elements on the handle as well as a bumper bar. The Gravity II buggy is compatible with the Britax B-Safe 35 Infant car seat carrier to create a from-birth travel system (needing adapters).
The Britax Gravity II is mainly made and sold on Asian markets (Singapore, Malaysia, etc.).
The Silver Cross Clic is an April 2021 release ultra-compact stroller with an elegant, stylish edge. It makes your life easier with a full lie-flat strap recline of the non-reversible seat, the hood extended by a large sun visor, and the one-hand fold with an integrated carry strap under the seat. All that while looking sleek and stunning thanks to the patterned canopy and the matching quilted upholstery.
Even if presented as an everyday pushchair, the small wheels with not much suspension and the compact size of the folded as well as unfolded frame make the Clic best for traveling and occasional purposes.
The Bizzi Growin Buggilite (you can also find it as Buggy Lite, Buggylite, or Buggi Lite 🤨) is an April 2021-released ultra-compact stroller with a simple, world-facing seat unit and a fun T-shaped bumper bar. This buggy is so Lite (lightweight 😊 , about 6 kg) and compact you can easily put it in the overhead compartment on a plane with room to spare. The price for that is very small wheels with no suspension - so for smooth surfaces only, if you want your pus to be comfortable, as well as a simple seat with only a partial, zipper-operated recline and no leg rest. The affordable Buggi Lite buggy is, therefore, only suitable for occasional/travel use or short errands (like going shopping), and for older toddlers that already sit by themselves. A rain cover and a travel bag are included with the Buggylite pushchair.
The Easywalker Harvey³ is yet another generation of the popular Easywalker Harvey / Easywalker Harvey² stroller/travel systems, launched on March 22, 2021. This unique, modern, sleek pushchair or even pram offers the same functionality and design in the third - Harvey3 - iteration as it does in the second Harvey2 edition - however, new colors (like the Emerald Green khaki one 😍), larger wheels, and new practical features, were added for even higher comfort and ease of use. Firstly, the carrycot: it got enlarged, inclinable for babies with reflux, and also, it is equipped with an extendable ventilation canopy in the Harvey 3 version - plus it features a panoramic ventilation window in the base/bottom part. Then, the pushchair mode/seat unit got enlarged overall as well as by the now-extendable leg rest, and also enhanced by the new indicators on the seat attachments, telling you that you clicked the seat on the chassis properly (when green), improving the overall safety of use. The Premium line's seat unit's harness also got renewed, now being magnetic, easier to use, and even better padded in the lower area. What is more, the Harvey 3 seat's bumper bar features the integrated attachment point in the middle, meaning you can click on Easywalker's cool accessories (like the steering wheel or the LED light) on the belly bar easy-peasy.
Just like with the Harvey 2, the Harvey3 features a higher-positioned seat unit with a sun visor in the single mode (not only thanks to the height adapters). The same adapter is useful in the Harvey3 pushchair's Duo mode - it will ensure that there is enough space for both children. The reversible, well-padded bucket-style seat unit can be tilted to a fully reclined position, while the leg rest being adjustable as well. The well-padded bassinet sports a sun visor as well, along with the extension panel, and is suitable for overnight sleeping. You can attach it to the chassis either with or without the set of height adapters. Using a different set of adapters, you can attach a car seat to the chassis as well.
If you want to use the stroller in tandem mode, you need to purchase the Extension set consisting of the extended rear axle, the safety plastic fillers for wheel rims, and a larger storage basket to fit the modified frame. The second child's legs, when sitting in the bottom seat, will be pointing towards the middle of the stroller.
The tandem mode offers an option of adding two forward-facing seat units, two car seats, two carrycots, or a combination of a seat unit and a car seat/a carrycot. To fit two carrycots onto the chassis, at least one of them must be in the Twin Carrycot version. The Twin carrycot is as spacious as the basic one but has a lower hood and carry straps on the side. If your older child does not want to sit in the stroller anymore, the stroller can be converted back to the single-mode (chassis modification required). Thanks to many configurations available, the Harvey3 is suitable for a growing family with a second child as well as for twins from birth.
A wide range of optional accessories is available: a child tray, an additional mesh extra-large basket in the form of a bag, a new, handbag to backpack style of changing bag (for the Premium version), and all-terrain wheels with a distinctive tire profile - ALONG with the new steering wheel, the LED light, or a phone holder from the new EW accessories line. The Harvey3 was released in the basic collection (black leatherette detail of the handle as well as the bumper bar) and the Premium line in luxurious, quilted fabrics combined with brown PU leather on the handlebar and the belly bar.
The Cosatto Wow 2 is a second generation of the original Cosatto Wow award-winning luxury stroller system. It aspires to be the ultimate model created and enhanced in collaboration with parents and according to customers' wishes. That's why the rather low weight and the one-handed maneuvering are its key features. With just one hand, you can recline the seat, adjust the leg rest, swing-away the bumper bar, adjust the handle or lift the carrycot from the chassis by the handle in the hood with the built-in release button.
So, what changed? The difference between the Cosatto Wow and the Cosatto Wow 2 is, apart from new patterns and colors, in the wheels. The new Wow 2 features enhanced, larger and more all-terrain, dual density rubber skin wheels with tire tread as well as an enhanced shock-absorbing suspension. Also, the weight capacity of the pushchair seat is higher - 25 kg.
The Wow 2's high-positioned seat unit is a bucket-style one, so it reclines by tilting as a whole. The leg rest is individually adjustable. The seat features a UPF100+ canopy with a double pop-out sun visor, an elegant aluminum frame, and it matches the colorful details of the chassis. It also comes with an integrated hook to hang toys on. When shopping, you'll appreciate the Wow 2's large storage basket with easy access. Different sets and bundles of the Wow 2, including those with the Port i-Size car seat to form a travel system, are available.
The Chicco Goody Plus is a second generation of the lightweight, ultra-compact, auto-folding Chicco Goody stroller. The "magical" fold only needing activating is still present on the Goody Plus - along with a few new featured and new colorways.
The difference between the Chicco Goody and the Chicco Goody Plus lies in the compatibility with the Chicco Kiros i-Size or the Chicco Kaily car seats (adapters needed) and the compatibility with a soft insert carrycot to create a full 3in1 travel system if necessary.
You'll also appreciate its low weight and small folded size that meets the carry-on requirements of many airlines. The Goody Plus also features a lie-flat, forward-facing seat with the seatback recline operated by a lever - and a quite upright seat in the sitting position as well. The see-through wheels with suspension are also a nice design asset of the Goody and the Goody Plus buggies. The Goody Plus comes with a rain cover included.