Holiday season is on its way and, whether travelling by plane, train or car, you want something that is quick and easy to use so you can get from each destination effortlessly. That's why, for many, a holiday is a good enough reason to invest in a new stroller. We've rounded up the top five that we think have a clever fold so that you can travel from A to B easy peasy.
1. Mothercare XSS Pockit Stroller
Fact! This is the World's smallest folding pushchair as documented by the Guinness World Records. It is super compact when folded, measuring a tiny 34cm x 14cm x 32cm. A relative newcomer to the market, the Mothercare XSS Pockit Stroller is the ideal stroller for travelling. Incredibly lightweight at just 3.9kg, it can be stored in its carry bag in the overhead compartment on a plane, or can be stowed away under your seat on a train or bus. When opened up, this featherweight stroller is surprisingly spacious and easy to manoeuvre. Available in black or leopard print, it is suitable from six months and is priced at £129. See our review here.
2. BabyZen YOYO+
The lightweight BabyZen Yoyo+ is another stroller that folds up so small that it can be taken as hand luggage on a plane. It can be used from birth, with baby parent-facing initially, then from six months (Yoyo+ 6+), world-facing. Measuring 52cm x 44cm x 18cm and weighing between 6.2kg and 6.6kg depending on whether it's the 0+ or 6+ version, it also benefits from a UPF 50+ sun protection canopy, washable fabrics, easy steering and four-wheel suspension. Plus, it can be used with popular car seats as a travel system. The BabyZen Yoyo+ can be purchased as a 0+ package, a 6+ package or a combined package; and switching between the two is as simple as swapping the fabrics. It might be small but we are big fans of this stroller, check out why it got top marks from us here.
3. Quinny Yezz
The Quinny Yezz defines itself as the ‘travel hero' – and it doesn't disappoint. Benefitting from the latest in material technology, this is a lightweight stroller at just 5kg, and yet it is strong and easy to use. The chassis is made from an extremely strong, high-performance plastic and it has a hammock-style seat in a water-repellent, rip-stop fabric. It offers a super-fast fold, allowing you to switch from pushing to carrying in seconds. And, if you need to put it down when folded, its freestanding design could come in handy. It has an extendable sun canopy and a storage pocket – and it comes with a lifetime guarantee. Read our review here.
4. Mountain Buggy nano
The Mountain Buggy nano will help you nail ‘travelling light' – yet with the sturdy reliability you've come to expect from Mountain Buggy. Coming in at less than 6kg, and measuring 54cm x 31cm x 51cm, this is another compact stroller that is allowed as hand luggage on many planes, saving your stroller from almost-inevitable cabin damage. It has a lie-flat option and is designed with your baby's comfort in mind, perfect for newborns when used with the Mountain Buggy cocoon. The nano is easy to push and fold and can be used with a car seat, too. View our review here.
5. ABC Design Take Off
Designed and engineered in Germany, the ABC Design Take Off is a great travelling companion. It folds in seconds, then the travel lock clicks into place and you have yourself a safe and convenient little package to transport. It's suitable from six months, or from birth when used in conjunction with the Risus 0+ infant car seat. It can be used with other car seats with adaptors. Youngsters benefit from an ergonomic backrest with multi-position recline, a height-adjustable bumper bar and a five-point harness. Also rather handy, are the reflective strips affixed to the pushchair. See our review here.