The best 14 travel prams for 2019

Best travel prams for 2018 | Mum's Grapevine

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 ($699.00): 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™ ($699.00): 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 x30cm  
Weight:
7.5kg
Suitable for
birth to 22kg


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