The 14 best travel prams for 2019

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Whether you’re heading off on bub’s first trip or your mini-me is a mini frequent flyer, a travel pram can make holidaying with kids a whole lot smoother for everyone.

Travelling with a baby or toddler, you are guaranteed to have your hands full – literally. So what you are looking for in a travel pram is something light as a feather, super compact, easily foldable plus all the features you normally look for in pram. Too much to ask? Never.

What to look for in a travel pram

These days there are plenty of options out there so you don’t have to substitute features for an ultra-lightweight pram. You can have your cake and eat it too!

Here are some key features to look for when choosing a travel pram.

Lightweight: When carrying children and luggage on top – the lighter the better.

Foldability: You do not want to fight with your stroller to get it into the car or at the gate. A travel pram should easily fold up and give it bonus points if it can stand up on its own.

Safety: Keep your bub secure with a 5 point seatbelt harness.

Option to Recline: A reclining option for naps makes staying out and about that much easier.

Extra Large Shade Canopy: Chasing the sun? An extendable or adjustable sun canopy is essential if you visiting somewhere hot and sunny.

Air Vents: A nice feature is if the stroller has an option to zip open an air vent to keep your child cool in hot weather.

Large Storage Basket: Traveling anywhere with a bub involves stuff. A large storage basket under the stroller is something to look out for.

A Carry Strap or Carry Bag: Let’s face it – you will have your hands full. So a strap or a bag so you can just sling it over your shoulder. Likewise, to protect your stroller in transit, you may want to invest in a stroller carry bag.

Carry on luggage

travel pram carry-on
Having your pram right there when you disembark after a flight can be a godsend. Not to mention, one less thing to pick up from the baggage carousel.

Carry-on restrictions vary between airline carriers so you will need to check directly with your chosen airline for specific cabin luggage requirements.

Domestic carry-on baggage allowances …

Virgin Australia

  • Dimensions: 48cm x 34cm x 23cm
  • Weight: 7kgs

QANTAS

  • Dimensions: 56cm x 36cm x 23cm
  • Weight: 7kgs

Jetstar

  • Dimensions: 56cm x 36cm x 23cm
  • Weight: 7kgs

Tigerair

  • Dimensions: 54cm x 38cm x 23cm
  • Weight: 7kgs

The best travel prams

Baby jogger city tour lux backpack
From jumping in and out of the car to family holidays and last-minute day trips, these lightweight travel prams are perfect for parents on the go. Sure to make lifting, pushing, carrying and packing a breeze, plus some can even fit as a carry-on when travelling by plane, train or bus.

So, here are the best travel prams available in Australia.

Jet-setter

travel pram: silver cross jet

Silver Cross Jet ($599.00): Just landed, the brand new Jet is an ultra-compact, lightweight travel stroller that can be used as carry-on luggage and wheeled like a small suitcase. With all the features you would expect from Silver Cross, your little one will be travelling in style.

Folded dimensions: 55cm x 30cm x 18cm
Weight: 5.9kg
Suitable for: birth to 15kg


Small but mighty

Travel Pram: baby jogger city-tour

Baby Jogger City Tour™ ($479.00): The ultra-portable City Tour™ folds small for big adventures. With its own convenient travel backpack, this travel pram makes road, plane or day trips a breeze.

Folded dimensions: 56cm x 45cm x 25cm
Weight: 6.4kg
Suitable for: 6 months 20.5kgs


Keep calm and carry on

Travel Pram: mountain buggy nano

Mountain Buggy Nano ($399.00): Super lightweight – we’re talking less than 6kg – the Nano promises a convenient travel solution with the quality and safety that comes with the Mountain Buggy brand.

Folded dimensions: 51cm x 46cm x 30cm (without wheels)
Weight: 5.9kg
Suitable for: 6 months to 20kg


Small like no other

Travel Pram: babyzen yoyo

Babyzen Yoyo Plus ($749.00): Just like our favourite 80’s toy sharing its name, the Yoyo travel pram is one-handed fun – easily folded and maneuvered with just one hand. The original ‘onboard buggy’ it is lightweight and compact.

Folded dimensions: 52cm x 44cm x 18cm
Weight: 6.2kg
Suitable for6 months to 18kg


Pockit Size

Travel Pram: GB Pockit plus

GB Pockit+ ($399.00): This featherweight pocket rocket weighs just 5.6kg and folds down to an uber-compact, handbag shaped package making it all you could ever ask for in a travel pram.

Folded dimensions: 30cm x 18cm x 35cm
Weight: 5.6kg
Suitable for: 6 months to 17kg


Designed for travel

edwards and co otto travel pram

Edwards & Co Otto ($399.00): Specifically designed for travel, folds with one click and one hand, in under three seconds, to keep you moving without the fuss. This carry on size stroller has a lie-flat seat and adjustable footrest to grow with your mini traveller.

Folded dimensions: 53cm x 43cm x 22.5cm (without wheels)
Weight: 7kg
Suitable for: birth up to 20kg


For every adventure

redsbaby skip travel stroller

Redsbaby SKIP ($399.00): Enjoy more family adventures with the compact, nimble and featherweight SKIP. With its super compact fold, convenient carry strap and complimentary cover bag, this is one travel-friendly stroller.

Folded dimensions: 50cm x 45cm x 29cm
Weight: 6.5kg
Suitable for:  newborn to 20kg


Let’s go

phil&teds go travel pram

phil&teds go™ ($229.00): Featuring a lie-flat newborn solution and comfortable full-size sling seat with multiple recline options, this sophisticated travel pram will take you and your growing family wherever you need to go.

Folded dimensions54cm x 44cm x 19cm
Weight:
5kg
Suitable for
birth to 4 years


Go places

uppababy minu travel pram

UPPAbaby minu ($799.00): Whether it’s for daily adventures and exciting excursions, the Minu offers modern features in a portable, lightweight stroller. With a one-handed, one-step fold and handy travel case, it’s convenient travel at it’s best.

Folded dimensions: 58cm x 52cm x 29cm
Weight: 6.7kg
Suitable for6 months to 23kg


Urban mobility

Travel pram: baby jogger city mini

Baby Jogger city mini™ ($499.00): Zooming around the urban jungle has never been easier with this lightweight and nimble pram. It has a sleek design and simple and compact fold for an excellent all-rounder.

Folded dimensions: 78cm x 60cm x 24cm
Weight: 7.55kg
Suitable for: 6 months to 22.5kg


Nimble as a fox

bugaboo fox pram

Bugaboo Fox ($1,549.00): Aptly named, the Fox is agile and adaptable, perfect for travelling. Under 10kg but with all the luxury and safety features you would expect from a Bugaboo.

Folded dimensions66cm x 54cm x 19cm
Weight:
9.9kg
Suitable for
birth to 4 years


Travel in style

Travel Pram: GB qbit plus

GB Qbit+ ($449.99): A more luxury lightweight stroller, this compact buggy is packed features, including a reclining backrest with a true lie-flat position suitable from birth, a head hugger and bigger wheels all offering comfort and convenience.

Folded dimensions: 54cm x 47cm x 29cm
Weight: 7.6kg
Suitable for: birth up to 17 kg


Snap to it

valco baby snap travel pram

Valco Baby Snap 4 ($349.00): Keeping your baby comfortable with a generous, reclinable seat, the Snap 4 is ultra lightweight and folds down super easy and flat.

Folded dimensions77mm x 52mm x 36mm
Weight:
6.2kg
Suitable for
birth to 20kg


Be agile

steelcraft agile travel stroller

Steelcraft Agile 4 ($299.00): The popular lightweight Steelcraft™ Agile™ stroller features a one-lift fold with auto lock and frame carry handle for fuss-free transport. The large basket and canopy pocket will satisfy all your storage needs.

Folded dimensions74cm x 58cm x 30cm  
Weight:
7.5kg
Suitable for
birth to 22kg


But wait, there’s more …

We’re continually updating our famous ‘Best Of’ lists, so here are even more fabulously agile, compact and light travel prams getting rave reviews.

Five-second fold

Maclaren M02 Stroller

Maclaren M-02 Stroller ($183.99): The lightest Maclaren stroller, this beauty has a reclining seat so bubs can snooze. Folds in just five second with one hand.

Folded dimensions: 32cm x 33cm x 100cm
Weight: 7kg
Suitable for:
Six months plus


Fully reclinable

Cybex Eezy S travel stroller

Cybex Eezy S Twist Stroller ($599.99): Just the ticket for teeny travelling tots, this compact and the light-weight stroller has a full recline option for newborn, and also boasts a unique one-handed rotatable seat.

Folded dimensions: 58cm x 45cm x 27 cm
Weight: 7.7kg
Suitable for:
Birth to 17kgs


Large shopping basket

Safety 1st Nook Stroller

SAFETY 1ST Nook Compact Lightweight Stroller ($249.49): Small but mighty the Nook is feature packed and includes an easy one-hand self-standing fold, canopy with UPF50+ sun protection, reversible seat liner with natural antibacterial protection on both sides. And that shopping basket is roomy enough for all the extra bits that get toted with travelling.

Folded dimensions: 48cm x 29cm x 66cm
Weight: 6.5kg
Suitable for:
Newborn to 17kg


 

Best 14 travel prams

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