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10 Best Lightweight Strollers in 2021

Updated 31-03-2021 – Lucy Walters

One of the best inventions in the parenting world is strollers. They allow us to go on with our usual routines, with our babies (or toddlers). Imagine having to go on a day out with your baby but without a stroller. Yes, you can do so without a stroller, but would you do them more often? We didn’t think so.

Strollers are heaven-sent, especially when they’re lightweight. The lighter a stroller is, the easier it is to bring along with you when you’re on the go.

We’ve rounded our list of the ten best lightweight strollers in the UK for 2021 below.

 

Things to Consider When Buying a Stroller

Above anything, the safety features of your stroller should be your utmost priority. Here are the most important things you should look out for when buying a lightweight stroller:

  • Compliance with British Standards. All strollers, pushchairs, or buggies must comply with the BS EN 1888:2003 or the British Standard 7409:1996. This entails that the stroller has met the requirements of a safe vehicle for carrying babies or children.
  • Parking brakes. Check that there is at least one brake on the stroller and that it is visible and easy to apply.
  • Wheels. Ensure robust and durable wheels.
  • Harness. Ensure a functional harness. It is what prevents your child from falling off the stroller when it is pushed on uneven surfaces, such as downwards or steep kerbs, or even when you come across a sudden hindrance on the path.
  • Footrest and Steering. Check that the stroller is easy to steer and that there is a secure footrest for your child.
  • Strong frame. Check for a sturdy enough structure to carry your child’s weight.
  • No loose or sharp ends. Ensure all detachable pieces attach securely. You also want to make sure there are no gaps, hidden pockets, or loose fabric or lining that can trap your little one.

 

Best Lightweight Stroller UK

Hauck Citi Neo II

Silver Cross Zest Stroller

Chicco Ohlala 2

ProductBest forRatings
Hauck Citi Neo II
Hauck Citi Neo II
Best Lightweight Stroller UK9.2
Silver Cross Zest Stroller
Silver Cross Zest Stroller
Best Premium Lightweight Stroller9
Chicco Ohlala 2
Chicco Ohlala 2
Best Value for Money Lightweight Stroller8.5
Baby Jogger City Tour 2
Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double
Best Lightweight Stroller for Two Babies9.2
Red Kite Baby Push Me 2U
Red Kite Baby Push Me 2U
Best Lightweight Stroller for Older Toddlers8.7
Kinderkraft Stroller Grande
Kinderkraft Stroller Grande
Best Lightweight Stroller with Warranty Programme8.6
SONARIN Lightweight Stroller
SONARIN Lightweight Stroller
Best Lightweight Stroller with Accessories8.6
Cobabies Lightweight Stroller
Cobabies Stroller
Lightweight Stroller with Best Storage Basket Design8.5
Allis Baby Lightweight Stroller
Allis Plume Lightweight Stroller
Best Lightweight Stroller with Front Safety Bar8
RUXINGGU Lightweight Stroller
Ruxinggu Lightweight Stroller
Best Lightweight Stroller for Air Travel8

1 Hauck Citi Neo II

Key features:
  • 5-point harness
  • 3-wheeler
  • Extra-large shopping basket
  • One-handed fold
Specifications:
Weight: 7.7 kg
Capacity: Up to 25 kg
Orientation: Front facing

Best Lightweight Stroller UK

Hauck is a family-owned German company specialising in baby products for over 90 years now. They started as a basket bassinet producer in 1923 and have since evolved to manufacturing stroller sets, high chairs, travel beds, safety gates, car seats, and other baby accessories.

The Citi Neo II is the lightweight product in Hauck’s stroller range. This three-wheel pushchair weighs at only 7.7 kg and has a one-hand fold system, making your other hand free for your baby at all times.

It’s also easy to steer, thanks to its swivelling yet lockable front wheel. A 5-point harness ensures that your baby, regardless of their age, will remain secure on the stroller. There are brakes on each rear wheel for easy application. Both backrests and footrests easily adjust to allow your little one to lie flat when they are sleeping soundly.

Other handy features of this stroller include an extra-large storage basket for placing toys or as a caddy when out shopping. The hood has pockets that can hold small items, such as your car keys. A cup holder and a storage tray are also strategically placed near the handle; these compartments can easily carry your coffee cup, your little one’s bottle, and your phone or wallet.

It’s safety features, functionality, overall design, and reasonable pricing, make it our pick for the overall best lightweight stroller in the UK for 2021.

2 Silver Cross Zest Stroller

Key features:
  • Aluminum chassis
  • 5-point safety harness
  • UPF5-0+ sun hood
  • One-handed fold
Specifications:
Weight: 5.8 kg
Capacity: Up to 25 kg
Orientation: Forward facing

Best Premium Lightweight Stroller

Silver Cross is a British brand focusing on manufacturing baby transport and nursery products. Their founder, William Wilson, is thought to be the inventor of the world’s first baby carriage. The brand gained fame in the mid-1900s as the “Rolls Royce of Prams” for producing the most exclusive baby carriers. Consistent with its reputation, the Silver Cross Zest Stroller grabs the premium product spot on our list of 10 best lightweight strollers.

The Zest Stroller only weighs 5.8 kg, but it has a sturdy and reliable aluminium chassis, making it safe and last long. It has a UPF50+ sun canopy, which gives added protection to your little one from the harmful rays of the sun. The 5-point safety harness ensures secure positioning, and two easy-access red rear brakes make stopping the stroller quick and easy.

It’s also designed to ensure that you can fold it with just one hand, making it easy for you to use public transport and when you just want to store in the trunk of your car. It also comes with a large shopping basket and a carry handle, again ensuring your hands are free for the little one as much as possible.

3 Chicco Ohlala 2

Key features:
  • Multiposition reclining seat
  • Adjustable leg rest
  • One-hand manoeuvring
  • Four wheels
Specifications:
Weight: 3.8 kg
Capacity: Up to 15 kg
Orientation: Forward facing

Best Value for Money Lightweight Stroller

Chicco is an Italian brand focusing on baby clothingbaby toys, and gear. The company also has the Chicco Baby Research Center dedicated to carrying out researches to discover and understand what makes babies eat well, sleep well, and play well.

The Chicco OhLala 2 is an incredibly ultra-lightweight stroller at just 3.8 kg in total weight. This four-wheeled compact stroller is suitable for newborns and babies up to 15 kg and has adjustable leg and backrests to provide your baby with a comfortable position whether asleep or awake.

The single handlebar on this stroller allows easy manoeuvrability. The safety brakes located on both the front and the rear ends make it easy for you to stop it quickly when needed.

A cape rain cover comes included, so you don’t need to worry about your little one getting wet in the unexpected rain.

Key features:
  • UV50+ canopy
  • Lightweight ERP tires
  • Autolock feature
  • 66.5 cm width
Specifications:
Weight: 9.9 kg
Capacity: 15 kg per seat
Orientation: Front facing

Best Lightweight Stroller for Two Babies

Baby Jogger is a US-based brand specialising in all-terrain strollers. Their product range includes strollers, speciality carriages, bicycle trailers, and related accessories.

The City Tour 2 Double is Baby Jogger’s lightweight stroller especially made for two little ones. Suitable from birth, it has a total weight of 9.9 kg and can carry babies with a maximum weight of up to 15 kg per seat.

The narrow 66.5 cm design of this double stroller allows it to fit through tight spaces, such as lifts and single doorways.

The stroller has a fully reclining backrest for newborns even without a carrycot. It is, however, compatible to carry two carrycots if needed. It also has adjustable calf support to ensure your babies’ little soles are comfortable whatever position they are in.

The canopies come with SPF 50+ protection and a see-through mesh, ensuring adequate protection and visibility.

5 Red Kite Baby Push Me 2U

Key features:
  • Lockable front swivel wheels
  • Five-point harness
  • Deep padded seats
  • Padded handles
Specifications:
Weight: 6.3 kg
Capacity: Up to 15 kg
Orientation: Forward facing

Best Lightweight Stroller for Older Toddlers

Red Kite is another Amazon retailer brand featuring nursery items, including strollers.

The Baby Push Me 2U is Red Kite’s lightweight stroller best suited for older babies.

The stroller has a four-wheel design. Along with the rear brakes, the front wheels are also lockable, saving you from having to go around the stroller to put on the brakes.

It comes with padded handles for your comfort when pushing, and under-seat mesh storage basket to store light things, such as toys or baby wipes.

The seat on this stroller is deep and padded, to accommodate bigger and older babies. Although the design is more straightforward than the rest of the strollers on this list, it has all the essential features for ensuring your toddler is safe and secure while strolling around with you. For this reason, the Red Kite Push Me 2 is our choice for the best for older babies’ category in our list of best lightweight strollers in the UK for 2021.

6 Kinderkraft Stroller Grande

Key features:
  • Shock absorbent wheels
  • Steel frame
  • 10-year warranty
  • Large folding roof
Specifications:
Weight: 10.2 kg
Capacity: Up to 15 kg
Orientation: Forward facing

Best Lightweight Stroller with Warranty Programme

Kinderkraft is a German brand specialising in baby and children travel gear as well as cots and toys. They pride themselves in placing safety as their main priority, having six independent EU certifications for quality and safety.

The Kinderkraft Stroller Grande is the newest travel stroller on Kinderkraft’s pushchair range. It has large, shock-absorbent, and puncture-proof premium rubber wheels. This feature ensures a firm grip, regardless of whatever terrain you and your baby are taking a stroll on.

Its steel frame creates a sturdy base, and the polyester material on the hood makes it durable, abrasion-resistant, and easy to clean.

It has a 5-point harness, maintaining your baby’s secure place on the stroller as they grow older. In addition to an adjustable backrest, the footrest also has a 4-point adjustment ensuring your little one’s comfort.

The best part is the ten-year warranty, which covers repairs or replacements of damaged products and other costs related to your claims.

7 SONARIN Lightweight Stroller

Key features:
  • 5-point harness
  • Dual-suspension wheels
  • One-button brake
  • Ventilated hood window
Specifications:
Weight: 7 kg
Capacity: Up to 15 kg
Orientation: Forward facing

Best Lightweight Stroller with Accessories

Sonarin is an Amazon retailer specialising on baby strollers, carriersnappy changing bags, and nursery accessories.

The Sonarin Lightweight travel stroller is a four-wheeled stroller with dual-suspension wheels ensuring your baby’s protection in bumpy or uneven terrains.

It also has a sturdy aluminium alloy frame and a 5-point harness, making sure that your baby is safe and secure while on the stroller.

The stroller comes with a net on its hood to ensure your baby is well-ventilated and also gives you some visibility while on the go. It also features an oversized shopping bag under the stroller seat that serves as an extra storage space.

Apart from the above, the package comes with a travel storage bag, mosquito net, cotton pad, and a baby towel, making it our pick for the best accessory inclusions on this list.

8 Cobabies Lightweight Stroller

Key features:
  • UV50 hood
  • 3 kg storage basket
  • 1-click fold technology
  • 360-degree locking wheels
Specifications:
Weight: 6.2 kg
Capacity: 6 to 36 months
Orientation: Front facing

Lightweight Stroller with Best Storage Basket Design

Cobabies is another Amazon retailer specialising in baby pushchairs. The Cobabies lightweight stroller comes at a weight of 6.2 kg and is suitable for babies from six months to 36 months.

The 1-click easy to fold technology makes it such a breeze to fold away the stroller when not in need. It also comes with a pull bar when folded so that you can wheel it around with ease.

It has a retractable UV50 hood, so you can let your little rest comfortably without having to worry about the sun’s harmful rays hitting their sensitive skin.

It’s also easy to navigate, thanks fo the 360-swivel wheels that are shock absorbent, ensuring a smooth ride and your baby’s comfort and safety even on uneven surfaces.

The best feature of this stroller for us is its 3 kg capacity storage basket that is accessible from all angles of the stroller – front, back, and sides. It’s convenient when shopping as well as for storing your baby’s toys, books, or other accessories.

9 Allis Baby Lightweight Stroller

Key features:
  • Lockable 360-swivel wheels
  • One-handed fold mechanism
  • Aluminium body frame
  • Openable front safety bar
Specifications:
Weight: 6.7 kg
Capacity: Up to 15 kg
Orientation: Forward facing

Best Lightweight Stroller with Front Safety Bar

Allis is a British brand founded in 2009 specialising in a range of baby and child products from changing bags to accessories to pushchairs.

The Plume pushchair is one of the brand’s lightweight strollers, featuring a weight of 6.7 kg and a capacity suitable from 6 months to toddlers weighing up to 15 kg.

It has lockable 360-swivel wheels, making navigation a breeze. It also has a central brake mechanism, for a quick and easy stop to the stroller as needed.

The large peek-a-boo net window ensures ample ventilation and visibility of your little one. The adjustable foot and backrests also provide a comfortable resting space for your little one.

This front-facing stroller has front safety bar that opens up, so it’s easy for you to put the little one in and out of the stroller. This feature is excellent for larger babies as you don’t have to slide or pull them from the top – they can simply step in and out of the stroller with ease.

10 RUXINGGU Lightweight Stroller

Key features:
  • Four recline positions
  • Shock-absorbent wheels
  • Five-point seat harness
  • Aluminium body frame
Specifications:
Weight: 7 kg
Capacity: Up to 15 kg
Orientation: Front facing

Best Lightweight Stroller for Air Travel

Ruxinggu is an Amazon retailer specialising in baby strollers and accessories.

Their lightweight stroller weighs 7 kg and has a sturdy aluminium body frame with a front-facing feature.

The wheels have shock-absorbent springs, and the seat has a five-point harness. Both of these features ensure your baby’s comfort and security even when treading through bumpy or uneven surfaces.

It has three seat recline positions, ensuring your baby’s comfort. It has a 105-degree angle to ensure for sitting, a 135-degree angle for slightly lying, and a 170-degree to achieve a nearly lie flat seat angle for when your baby is sleeping.

It also folds compact enough to fit standard airline overhead compartments. When folded, the stroller has a retractable bar handle, so you can pull it along on the one hand like a suitcase, and carry your little one on the other. Both of these features combined make the Ruxinggu our pick for the best for air travel in our list of the ten best lightweight strollers UK.

Buyers Guide for Lightweight Stroller

What to consider before you buy a lightweight buggy?

When it comes to choosing lightweight buggies, there are certain aspects to be considered:

  • how do you plan on using the stroller? will it be mainly for traveling or for city use?
  • where would you store it when not in use? somewhere in your house or in the trunk of your car?
  • how much weight can you manage?
  • do you want it to be suitable from birth?
  • how long do you plan on using it?
  • what is your viable budget?
  • do you need all the extra features, like cup holders, rain cover, etc.?

Answering these questions will give you a clear idea on the type of lightweight buggy that would best suit your lifestyle.

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Who should choose lightweight buggies?

Lightweight buggies or travel strollers are the ideal option for those parents who would constantly use public transportation, like buses, metro, and cabs, because these strollers tend to be compact in size and light in weight, and also come with one handed fold mechanism, making it easy for you to use them when you are out and about. A best lightweight and compact stroller is a good choice also for frequent travellers.

 

Do I need a lightweight buggy?

There are families that use a traditional stroller for all purposes and there are those who buy an umbrella stroller if they need a much slimmer stroller that also folds easily and quickly. A lightweight buggy sits in the middle of a traditional stroller and an umbrella stroller, giving you the best of both worlds. It is lightweight and compact like an umbrella stroller, while also being sturdy and has all amenities you would get in a traditional model.

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