Parents often look to a lightweight buggy or stroller when they’re ready to move on from bulkier travel systems, seeking a less complicated solution for grandparents or something less fussy to take on days out as lockdown restrictions ease.

Buggies can also be useful for public transport if you live in the city, ideal for holidays when you’re trying to minimise luggage, and a lifesaver for those moments when your toddler just wants to rest their tired legs.

Whether you’re lifting it into to car boot or carrying it up a flight of stairs, you’ll want to make sure it’s a manageable weight for you.

From car journeys to trips to the supermarket, you’ll have a hassle free trip with our pick of lightweight and collapsible buggies…

Lightweight buggies often take up less room than full-sized travel systems or more traditional prams but they don’t always have fully-reclining, newborn-friendly seats. Usually, lightweight strollers are suitable from six months.

1. Joolz, Aer

A perfect companion to transport your toddler around the Joolz Aer Buggy is lightweight (6kg), with a compact fold while still having that classic Joolz look and feel. Designed for use from 6 months onwards, the Aer will see them through to 22kg (around 5 years old) when they will no longer need a buggy.

Although the Joolz Aer fits into the popular ‘compact stroller’ category, the advantage it has over its competitors is the premium feel; from the frame to the fabric and even the embroidered leather handlebar exudes style.

The fold is simple to operate too, a central handlebar button is easy to press, and it folds quickly and compactly. It’s even designed to be easy to take on public transport as once it is folded, you can grab the elasticated strap to carry it over your shoulder.

  • Compact fold to save storage space
  • Luxurious design that will turn heads
  • No hassle to take on holiday or public transport

Compare prices and view the full specification of the Joolz Aer here.

Joolz, Aer, Delightful Grey

2. Silver Cross, Jet

Small, light and agile, Jet makes getting out with baby super easy, no matter how you’re travelling.

Updated for 2020, Jet has a new, ergonomic seat for even better baby comfort, with wider front wheels and improved suspension providing the best ride yet.

The standout new design features softly textured weave fabrics, with a tan leatherette handle and bumper bar and stylish matt black chassis.

Suitable from birth to 15kg, Jet is freestanding when folded and pulls along suitcase-style using the bumper bar as a handle. A protective cover is included. The extendable hood offers UPF50+ protection, with air flow ventilation and a pop-out sun visor.

Add the Silver Cross Dream or Simplicity infant carriers and Jet becomes a complete travel system.

  • Suitable from birth to 15kg
  • Lightweight at 6.2kg
  • Easy-to-use flip flop friendly brakes

Compare prices and view the full specification of the Silver Cross, Jet here.

Silver Cross, Jet, Black

3. Babyzen, YOYO²

The YOYO² stroller grows with your child, it easily converts from an everyday road-facing stroller to a lie flat parent facing pushchair suitable for newborn babies. On the same frame, simply change to the YOYO+ newborn pack (sold separately) and your pushchair is ready to accompany baby from day one!

folds and unfolds with one hand, can be carried over the shoulder, slips in anywhere, stores easily and travels as carry-on-baggage.

The YOYO² stroller benefits from unparalleled flexibility and cushioning, thanks to the new, individual suspensions on all 4 wheels, allowing the stroller to perfectly navigate all types of surface. YOYO² is extremely strong and light thanks to its high quality materials. With its aluminium alloy, stainless steel and fibre-glass reinforced technical plastics, your stroller will last for several generations.

  • Suitable form 6 months up to a maximum weight of 22kg
  • One-hand folding, unfolding and manoeuvring
  • Cabin baggage size (folded dimensions: 52 x 44 x 18 cm)
  • Lightweight frame 6.1kg

Compare prices and view the full specification of the Babyzen, YOYO² here.

Babyzen, YOYO², Ginger (White Frame)

4. Baby Jogger, City Tour 2

The City Tour 2 folds small for big adventures. Now newly redesigned with infant car seat connection and carry cot compatibility so you can stroll from birth or with toddler on the go. The ultra-compact one hand fold and included carry bag make the City Tour 2 the ultimate travel companion.

Weighing only 6.5kgs, the fully featured stroller includes multiple recline positions, adjustable calf support, UV 50+ canopy and a comfortable padded seat with added depth. Add-on accessories allow for easy customization of the City Tour 2 stroller so you’re equipped to carry on with your day, wherever it may lead you.

  • Compact fold to save storage space
  • No hassle to take on holiday or public transport
  • Superior manoeuvrability to get you around town

Compare prices and view the full specification of the Baby Jogger, City Tour 2 here.

Baby Jogger, City Tour 2, Seacrest

5. Joie, Pact

This is the ideal stroller for holidays due to its light weight and easy fold. The Joie Pact even comes with its own travel bag! Even if you are not going on holiday it is great for using on public transport as it only weighs a super light 6kg! It also has a strap enabling you to carry it for shorter distances if you don’t want to put it in the bag. 

Suitable for use from birth as it has a lie flat recline so it has great longevity, and even better than that you can fold it with just one hand! It also has the capability of adding a car seat.

The extendable canopy offers UPF50+ protection and despite its light weight and small fold it still features a full sized shopping basket, perfect for holding all the bits and bobs you need to take along for a baby as well as the included rain cover. 

  • No hassle to take on holiday or public transport
  • Save time with a quick one handed fold
  • Carry strap to make beach crossing easier

Compare prices and view the full specification of the Joie, Pact here.

Joie Pact Stroller, Ember

6. Bugaboo, Ant

Travelling with children can be stressful so Bugaboo have tried to simplify travelling with a stroller by creating the Bugaboo Ant. Packed full of features, it is suitable from 6 months old but can be used from birth with the addition of the Bee5 Cocoon (sold separately).

With a compact fold, it even turns into a trolley which is great for getting through the airport!! Designed using all of the knowhow of the Bugaboo design and engineering teams you will have the confidence to go wherever you want. 

The Ant will last your little one until they reach 22kg, which is usually around 5 years old, despite this, the stroller only weighs a mere 7.2kg and measures a tiny 55 x 38 x 23cm.

The all-wheel suspension and the nimble manoeuvrability provides a smooth ride for your little treasure, it can even be steered by one hand! The height-adjustable handlebar is perfect for parents of differing heights. There is a choice of colours to choose from, but the premium tones; soft pink and grey melange feature a peek-a-book window in the hood too.

  • No hassle to take on holiday or public transport
  • Can be faced towards you or the world, your choice
  • Comfy ride thanks to the sprung suspension

Compare prices and view the full specification of the Bugaboo, Ant here.

Bugaboo, Ant, Pink Melange

7. Chicco, OhLaLa 2

The Chicco OhLaLa Pushchair has been designed to offer both comfort for baby and practicality for you. With its super-sleek, super-lightweight design, this is the perfect pushchair for busy parents who are looking for a hassle-free way to transport baby.

This buggy can be both lifted and folded with just one hand, which means you no longer have to worry about your buggy being cumbersome. Once folded, the Chicco OhLaLa Pushchair stands alone, making for easy storage.

The Chicco OhLaLa Pushchair is suitable for your child from birth and will grow with baby until they’re around three years old. As well as being super-light, this buggy is also super-comfortable with a soft, cushioned seat and padded shoulder and crotch straps. The Chicco OhLaLa Pushchair multi-position seat reclines, alongside an adjustable foot rest, so your child stays snuggly whether they’re sitting or sleeping. It also comes with a five-point harness and bumper bar, so you can rest assured your child will be secure on your travels.

The Chicco OhLaLa’s minimal design comes in a number of colourways to suit your style, from bold black to a quirky tropical-jungle pattern.

  • Suitable from birth to 15kg
  • 3.8kg stroller, so light that you can lift it up with one finger!
  • Easy to handle for parents thanks to the joint handle

Compare prices and view the full specification of the Chicco, Ohlala 2 here.

Chicco Ohlala 2 Stroller Black Night

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