by Amy Venzke

Top 10 Best Stroller Lists

By Amy Venzke

amy@strolleria.com

 

Googling “best stroller” doesn’t exactly help narrow down your search. That query returns more than 15 million results—including thousands of reviews, hundreds of blogs, and dozens of Top 10 lists based on arbitrary criteria.

In reality, there is no single best stroller. Every stroller on the market is the best choice for some families, depending on their needs, lifestyle, budget and style. (Check out our stroller buying guide for advice along these lines.)

Still, if you pour over enough “best stroller” lists, patterns start to emerge (congratulations, UPPAbaby VISTA and Baby Jogger City Mini!) To spare you from doing the same, we reviewed many a list to bring you one more: The Top 10 Best Stroller Lists.

 

1. Baby Gear Lab: Best Baby Strollers of 2016

Baby Gear Lab aims to be the “world’s best source of baby product comparison information.” Pediatrician and mother of two Dr. Juliet Spurrier founded the site to offer baby gear reviews based on scientific testing, not the opinions of a few random parents.

 

The criteria

To develop its list of 2016’s best full-size strollers, Baby Gear Lab editors reviewed more than 150 products. After choosing 21 finalists, the team put the strollers through 30 side-by-side tests, evaluating criteria like maneuverability, ease of use, quality and size.

 

Stroller rankings

  1. BOB Revolution Flex
  2. UPPAbaby VISTA
  3. UPPAbaby CRUZ
  4. BOB Motion
  5. Mountain Buggy Swift
  6. Baby Jogger City Mini
  7. Baby Jogger City Mini GT
  8. Britax B-Agile 3
  9. Baby Jogger City Select
  10. Bugaboo Bee

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What they said

Baby Gear Lab said the BOB Revolution Flex is more than a jogging stroller. It’s a “great, all-around stroller that works on various terrains for a wide age range, with loads of features.” The cons: It’s heavy, doesn’t stand on its own when folded and has a difficult recline adjustment.

 

Other stroller rankings

 

2. TinyWise.me: Top 10 Best Standard Strollers

TinyWise.me is a data service that aggregates online reviews to develop rankings for baby products including strollers, car seats, monitors, breast bumps and more.

 

The criteria

TinyWise used reviews from social networks, e-commerce sites and experts to develop an overall score for its list of Top 10 Best Standard Strollers. Rankings may change as reviews are added.

 

Stroller rankings

  1. UPPAbaby VISTA
  2. BOB Motion
  3. UPPAbaby CRUZ
  4. Baby Jogger City Mini
  5. Mountain Buggy Swift

 

Uppababy Vista

 

What they said

The UPPAbaby VISTA scored an 8.5, thanks to its flexibility (it converts to a double stroller), more-than-ample storage space and ease of use. But, reviewers say, that space comes with a price: The stroller is also heavy and bulky.

 

Other stroller rankings

 

3. BabyCenter: 2016 Moms' Picks of Best Strollers

BabyCenter is a top online destination for pregnancy content, expert advice and parenting communities.

 

The criteria

The 2016 Moms’ Picks list of best strollers, along with BabyCenter’s other annual lists, are based on a nationwide survey and online voting.

 

Best stroller winner

Baby Jogger City Mini

 

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What they said

Moms complimented the City Mini on its easy maneuverability, light weight and sleek look. The stroller also took home awards for best looks and best space-saving.

 

Best stroller finalists

 

4. Baby Gizmo: Best Single Strollers of 2015

As a mother of three who’s “almost obsessive” about smart shopping, Baby Gizmo founder Hollie Schultz says she has even licked products in the name of testing (and yes, industrial plastic tastes nasty). Baby Gizmo’s coalition of moms and child experts conduct real-life product tests, like running with products through parking lots with kids and diaper bags in tow.

 

The criteria

Baby Gizmo’s Best Single Strollers of 2015 list is based on staff opinions.

 

Best strollers

 

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What they said

  • On the UPPAbaby VISTA: “Quality. Quality. Quality. This is one that will last through all your kids."
  • On the Orbit Baby G3: “360 (degree) rotational base is AMAZING!"
  • On the Bugaboo Cameleon: “Amazing push (think push with your breath!)"

 

5. Diapers.com: Top 10 Standard Strollers

In addition to the obvious, Diapers.com also sells a variety of other baby products.

 

The criteria

The Diapers.com lists of top strollers are based on the site’s top-selling items.

 

Top strollers

  1. Baby Jogger City Select
  2. Britax B-Ready
  3. Orbit Baby G3
  4. Bugaboo Bee
  5. Bugaboo Buffalo

 

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What they said

Diapers.com customers appreciated how the City Select grows with the family, as it offers the option of adding a second seat and a glider board.

 

Other stroller rankings

 

6. Mom.me: 2015 Best Strollers

Mom.me is an online destination for women at all stages of motherhood. The company recently launched Club Momme, a community site that hosts local events. 

 

The criteria

For its list of 2015’s best strollers, Mom.me says it rounded up favorite strollers and gave them to real moms for testing.

 

Best strollers

 

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What they said

The City Mini GT is “perfect for the city mom who wants a full-featured stroller with a smaller footprint,” the reviewer said. While she called the one-handed fold “rave-worthy,” she found the stroller heavy for lifting and carrying. The reviewer praised the Bumbleride Indie 4 for its smooth ride and style but found the stroller’s various pieces and attachments to be complicated.

 

Other stroller rankings

 

7. Lucie's List : Best Baby Strollers

As a clueless new mom to Lucie, Meg Collins vowed to tell everyone “all the sh*! that nobody told me.” More than 295,000 subscribers to the Lucie’s List newsletter, “a modern survival guide for new moms," are now listening.

 

The criteria

The Lucie’s List roundup of best strollers is based on staff favorites.

 

The results

  1. Baby Jogger City Mini 
  2. Britax B-Agile 3
  3. Baby Jogger City Mini GT
  4. Graco Modes
  5. GB Lyfe
  6. Baby Jogger City Premier
  7. BOB Revolution Flex
  8. UPPAbaby CRUZ
  9. Bumbleride Indie
  10. UPPAbaby VISTA

 

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What they said

  • On the Baby Jogger City Mini: “So compact, sleek, sporty, easy to fold. Mmmmmm mmm."
  • BOB Revolution: “The BOB Revolution pushes like a dream and holds up to 75 pounds of human flesh, so you can actually use it for your 4’10” grandmother. See, very versatile!"
  • On the UPPAbaby CRUZ: “If I were to do it all over again and had to pick ONE stroller, this would be the one."

 

8.  The Bump: Top 10 Strollers

The Bump is a top destination for pregnancy and parenting information, message boards and baby registries.

 

The criteria

The Bump did not disclose the criteria used in its Top 10 Strollers list.

 

Top strollers

 

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What they said

  • On the UPPAbaby VISTA: “Combines quality with versatility few can match."
  • On the Thule Glide: “You won’t just run, you’ll fly."
  • On the Stokke Xplory: “Compact still means convenient; the storage compartment can easily house a diaper bag or a bag of groceries."

 

9. BabyList: Best Strollers of 2016

Using BabyList, expecting parents can build a registry using products from any store.

 

The criteria

Baby List did not disclose criteria used for its Best Strollers of 2016 list.

 

Best strollers

 

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What they said

  • On the Baby Jogger City Mini: “Ideal for small trunks and public transportation."
  • On the BOB Revolution: “This jogging stroller glides like a dream and can handle rough terrain."
  • On the UPPAbaby VISTA: “What you’ll love most about the UPPAbaby VISTA is the huge storage basket."

 

10. Cool Mom Picks: The Best Strollers to Buy Right Now

Founders and moms Kristen Chase and Liz Gumbinner write about cool gear, style and design for parents, promising to share what they really think. “For example,” they write, “the world would be a better place without diaper cakes and Comic Sans."

 

The criteria

The Cool Mom Picks list of “the best strollers to buy right now” is based on staff opinions. The staff says they’ve tested dozens of strollers over the years, talking to manufacturers, experts and “tons and tons of parents.” 

 

Best strollers

 

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What they said

  • On the Orbit Baby G3: “It’s going to last beautifully and give you a ton of flexibility."
  • On the BOB Revolution Flex Duallie: “It’s sporty, turns easily and will last you ten years. Really!"
  • On the Kolcraft Cloud: “We’ve found one we actually love. And admittedly it’s not easy to love an umbrella stroller."

 

To learn more about choosing the right stroller for your family, click here to read our in-depth stroller buying guide!

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Amy Venzke
Amy Venzke

Amy Venzke is the co-owner of Strolleria, along with her husband, Drew. Together, they have a mission to make the gear-buying experience easier on parents. That includes you! Feel free to contact her with questions at amy@strolleria.com


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