User Rating: Excellent
Ease of Use:
Pros:Maneuver with one-hand, fashionable, light-weight, all-terrain stroller with tons of added features.
Cons:Difficult to fold-up
The Bottom Line: I would highly recommend this stroller to those parents who describe themselves as the fashionable, outdoors types.
My husband and I enjoy the outdoors and needed a light weight stroller that we could easily maneuver with one hand on the bumpy terrain (broken sidewalks and gravel, rooty trails) as well as accommodate top rated car seats. We also wanted a stroller that was lightweight and folded up small. The Bumbleride Indie met all these criteria and more. The stroller is very easy to maneuver, weighs only 20 lbs, fits easily into the trunk of my husband's car, and accommodates as well as coordinates with our Chicco Key Fit 30 car seat.
Recommend this product?
When compared to the other all-terrain strollers we were impressed with how many features were included in the Indie that the other strollers charged extra for, such as: foot muff, cup holder, large storage basket, tire pump, etc. While my girlfriends are pushing their pricey, high-end strollers, wearing diaper-bag backpacks (because their storage baskets are tiny), manipulating their water bottles (no cup holder) while maneuvering the front tires over and around obstacles (small, non-inflated front tires), we are cruising along effortlessly anywhere we go.
We also loved the added features the Indie offered: a lockable front wheel so I can jog with it (disclaimer, I am not a serious jogger, more of the speed-walker/jog type); three large inflated wheels, two of which have mini-shocks for a very smooth ride; seat that reclines almost completely flat so we could use it as a bassinet when our son was younger; large, adjustable canopy; one-step foot break/release; adjustable handlebar that accommodates my height and my husbands; stroller lock so that it doesn't unfold when you pick it up; and fabric that is totally washable and can be replaced with the newest fashions and color for the next baby.
To be fair, the Indie has one draw-back, the stroller takes some practice to fold-up--you have to disengage the handlebar and then pull on a lever behind the seat to fold it down. However, both my husband and I can now do this in a matter of seconds. Tip: After you disengage the handlebars, step on the break while releasing the backrest lever and pulling the lever towards you and to the ground--it collapses right up.
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Amount Paid (US$): 380
Age Range of Child: 0 to 12 Months