Any parent would know the search for a perfect stroller can be quite a task. Since our son was born we had been using a Quinny Zapp Xtra for our travel needs and everyday use.
On one occasion when we arrived in Los Angeles Airport the stroller was returned to us damaged, one of the handles was sadly broken due to a mishandling by the baggage handlers. Luckily it was under warranty so Quinny sent us a brand new replacement.
We continued using our Quinny Zapp for travel and after a while it became extremely tedious having to wait for it to be brought up to us at the arrival gate and we were always worried it might show up damaged (again).
Several friends recommended us the Babyzen Yoyo travel stroller (it was seen used by celebrities including Kim Kardashian *of course*) that is specially designed to fit in the airplane cabin which would solve our problem.
But looking at the price tag of $495, it would have cost more than our Quinny Zapp & Maxi Cosi Travel System combined (when we first bought it) so it wasn’t exactly within our budget.
Babyzen Yoyo Travel Stroller (from allbeebaby.com)
Another travel stroller that we came across was GB Pockit Stroller priced at $249.95.
GB Pockit Compact Stroller (from allbeebaby.com)
Until we finally came across Mountain Buggy Nano Travel Stroller that serves the same purpose but priced at only $199.
“Of course we had to do some research because sometimes the cheapest doesn’t always mean the best. Except this time, it does.”
So we quickly sold our 1,5 year old Quinny Zapp Xtra on Ebay for $120 and purchased the Mountain Buggy Nano for $199 – we ended up only spending $79 for a brand new travel stroller…
- Compact fold fits the cabin easily
- Easy to carry
- Recline position low enough for a sleeping toddler
- Adjustable foot rest
- Sufficient storage basket under the stroller
- Easy to maneuver, can be pushed with just one hand- Neat when folded, comes with a travel packing bag
To fit it nicely in the travel bag you have to remove 2 wheels (but only takes a few seconds once you get a hang of it)
After 3 long-haul flights, numerous subway & train rides, it has been proven and tested to be the best travel stroller that works for us!