Bye, Bye Umbrella Stroller?!
10th November 2016
Back in 1965 one very clever Grandad, Owen Maclaren, invented the first compact folding, lightweight umbrella stroller. Parents marvelled at its capabilities to collapse into a parcel that could be transported easily as opposed the the cumbersome coach built baby carriages they were used to.
The umbrella stroller was adopted by parents across the world for its compact folding qualities making life on the move easy and convenient and many many brands produce them.
But as years have gone by, the long and narrow fold of the good old umbrella stroller has been knocked the top spot by the extra compact and easily transportable new kids on the block.
These new tiny travel companions really do pack a punch. It all started with the one hand fold travel strollers such as the Recaro EasyLife
which were simple, stylish and sturdy strollers great for holidaying or keeping in your car boot for occasional trips. THEN things just keep getting better (well...smaller!). Many more small but mighty strollers appeared on the market including the Quinny Zapp Xtra2
, The BabyZen YOYO+
, the Ickle Bubba Aurora
and the Mountain Buggy Nano
. These tiny strollers are tardis like in their nature - when open they disguise themselves as full sized pushchairs with features such as fully reclining seats but when folded they concertina up so small that you can pop them in a bag (literally!).
So what do you think to this new generation of pocket rockets? Or are you a fan of the trusty umbrella stroller? Let us know!