Chick Picks | The Best Strollers for City Moms
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Choosing the perfect stroller can be a tough order to fill. There are sooo many great options on the market and doing your research on each brand and each model can take days… and sometimes even weeks when looking at all the options. Trust me. But no need to worry! I’ve done the research for you and am categorizing the best strollers in our Chick Pick series.

Today is all about the top city strollers for the urban mom. Below you’ll find my top 10 strollers for the busy mom in the city.


1. Baby Jogger City Select | $529.99

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The City Select is a versatile stroller that grows with your family. It can seriously be the only stroller you’ll ever need! It can transform into 16 unique configurations (amazing!) to fit your family’s needs. And it easily becomes a luxury baby stroller with the bassinet kit accessory (sold separately).

Features:

  • Storage Pockets, Safety Harness, Reclining Seat, Padded Seat, Locking Wheels, Reversible, Front Swivel Wheels, Canopy, Adjustable Harness, Storage Basket Beneath Seat, Peekaboo Window, Buckle Closure
  • The Fold: Lift the sides and the City Select folds itself; snap the latch to lock the stroller for transportation or storage.
  • Seat & Canopy: Multiple recline positions with a 45 lb weight capacity per seat; UV 50+ sun canopy can be adjusted for differing head heights.
  • Wheels, Handlebar & Brake: 12″ rear and 8″ front all-terrain tires with lockable swivel front wheels and suspension, telescoping handlebar, and hand-operated parking break.
  • Stroller Functions: Accommodates 1 Infant Car Seat, Front Wheel Suspension, Adjustable Leg Rest, Reclining Seat, Breathable Seat, Adjustable Handle Height
  • Safety and Security Features: 5-point Harness
  • Certifications: Meets ASTM Standards
  • Care and Cleaning: Spot Clean only
  • Max. Stroller Weight Capacity: 45.000 pounds
  • Manufacturer’s Suggested Age: 6 Months and Up
  • Material: Metal, Polyester, Nylon
  • Dimensions: 41.500 inchesH x 28.000 inchesW x 43.500 inchesD
  • Weight: 21.700 pounds
  • Warranty Description: Lifetime Limited Manufacturer Warranty

2. The City Mini GT | $259.99

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Running errands and getting around with your child has never been easier, thanks to this multi award-winning City Mini. This stroller is the essence of urban mobility: lightweight, compact and nimble. Lift a strap with one hand and the City Mini folds itself: simply and compactly. Literally one of the easiest folds. Snap the latch to lock the fold for transportation or storage. Set the 8” lightweight EVA front wheel to swivel for your daily obstacle course or lock for long distance strolling. The front-wheel suspension and padded seat provide a smooth ride for your little urban adventurer.

The seat reclines to a near flat position with vents and a retractable weather cover to make sure that your child is comfortable and safe as they watch the world go by. The SPF 50+ sun canopy can open to multiple positions, and even has two peek-a-boo windows so you can keep an eye on your precious cargo.


Features:

  • Locking Wheels, Front Swivel Wheels, folds for easy transport and storage, Canopy, Adjustable Harness, Peekaboo Window
  • Stroller Functions: Reclining Seat, Front Swivel Wheels, One-hand Fold, Folds for Easy Transport, Accommodates 1 Infant Car Seat
  • Safety and Security Features: 5-point Harness
  • Certifications: Meets ASTM Standards
  • Care and Cleaning: Spot Clean only
  • Max. Stroller Weight Capacity: 50.000 pounds
  • Manufacturer’s Suggested Age: Newborn and Up
  • Material: Metal, Nylon
  • Dimensions: 41.000 inchesH x 24.000 inchesW x 39.000 inches D
  • Weight: 16.800 pounds
  • Warranty Description: Lifetime Limited Manufacturer Warranty

3. Stokke Xplory | $1,129.00

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The Stokke Xplory is a cool, sleek and downright fabulous stroller option for urbanites. There are lots of great features with this stroller. What I love most about it is the adjustable seat height and its small footprint. Because you can adjust the height of the seat you can move it to the perfect height for you so now more bending down to pick up baby. It also allows you to easily use it as a highchair while out to eat with friends. Love!! And when you’re busy in the city, the small footprint makes it easy for moving around restaurants and small spaces.

The Xplory does have a bassinet option known as the “carry cot” (sold separately) which makes the stroller usable from newborn and beyond. I could obviously go on and on about this stroller.

Features:

  • Stroller Functions: Adjustable 2-way seating, a footrest that grows with the child, and 2-wheel mode for carrying up and down stairs
  • Safety and Security Features: 5-point Harness
  • Care and Cleaning: Spot Clean only
  • Max. Stroller Weight Capacity: 45.000 pounds
  • Manufacturer’s Suggested Age: Newborn and Up
  • Material: Chassis: Aluminium and plastics. The upholstery is made of polyester and polyurethane, the transparent rain cover is made of phtalate free PVC. The mosquito net is made of polyester mesh and the shopping basket is made of PVC/polyester filament.
  • Dimensions: 17.000 inchesH x 24.000 inchesW x 40.000 inches D
  • Weight: 18.52 pounds
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4. Bugaboo Cameleon | $1,029.05

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The Cameleon is perfect for urban environments as it is easy to maneuver and has a super smooth ride. It remains a top pick for city babies because it’s stylish, takes you from newborn to big sibling on the wheeled board, and features such high quality construction. Superior engineering and adjustable suspension ensure a smooth ride for your kiddo, and the Cameleon is designed to adapt for all-terrain strolling–you can switch the direction of the handlebar to put the big back wheels up front, or even click into two-wheel position for snow or sand.

It folds and stores well and its overall footprint is manageable for storing in an entry way or other space in a condo. While the Cameleon can be used with a car seat adapter (at an additional cost) it can be used in the bassinet form beginning in the newborn stage.

Because the fabrics are made to be removed, that also makes it easy to keep your Cameleon looking and smelling nice–if there’s a mess, just take the canvas off and throw it in the wash. Plus, if you get bored with the color (which we know a lot of moms do), just try another fabric set! Bugaboo’s Cameleon has set a high bar for the industry at large for both quality and style.

Features:

  • Reversible, height adjustable handlebar, reclinable seat features three positions including a lay-flat option for naps, rotating carry handle, underseat bag–maximum weight 8.8lbs, foam-filled tires
  • Stroller Includes: Black chassis with wheels, fabric bassinet base, fabric seat base, seat/bassinet frame, carry handle, rain cover
  • Safety and Security Features: 5-point Harness with adjustable straps
  • Care and Cleaning: Wipe clean stroller & Machine wash padding
  • Max. Stroller Weight Capacity: 37.5 pounds; maximum allowable height of child is 40 inches
  • Manufacturer’s Suggested Age: Newborn to 36 months
  • Material: Metal/plastic
  • Dimensions: 35.000 inchesL x 23.000 inchesW x 12.000 inchesH
  • Weight: 21 pounds
  • Warranty Description: 3-year manufacturer’s warranty

5. Bugaboo Donkey | $1,129.00

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We love the flexibility of the Bugaboo Donkey. Designed to meet the needs of a growing family, the Bugaboo Donkey Base Stroller conveniently expands and downsizes in only three clicks to transform from a mono stroller to a duo or twin stroller and back again. You can have your children face in or out and it has car seat options as well. Using it for one? The shopping basket is a dream!

Features:

  • Reversible, height adjustable handlebar, reclinable seats features three positions including a lay-flat option for naps, rotating carry handle, underseat bag and side luggage basket can hold up to 9 gallons, foam-filled tires
  • Stroller Includes: Chassis with wheels, one seat/bassinet frame, sun canopy wires, carry handle, side luggage basket, under-seat basket, bassinet fabric, seat fabric, rain cover, air pump
  • Safety and Security Features: 5-point harness with adjustable straps
  • Care and Cleaning: Wipe clean stroller & machine wash padding
  • Max. Stroller Weight Capacity: 37.5 pounds; maximum allowable height of child is 40 inches
  • Manufacturer’s Suggested Age: Newborn to 36 months
  • Material: Metal/plastic
  • Dimensions: 20.5″ L x 23.6″ (mono)/29″ (duo/twin) W x 36.6″ H
  • Weight: 28.6 lb. in mono configuration; 33 lb. in duo/twin configuration
  • Warranty Description: 3-year manufacturer’s warranty

6. UPPAbaby Vista | $899.99

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I love this stroller for multiple reasons. 1) the large under-seat basket is HUGE, 2) it can convert into a double stroller which is perfect if you decide to have another, 3) it’s easy to fold, has a beautiful sleek design, is a comfortable ride, and is a superior quality.What’s not to love?!

Features:

  • Allows you to transport up to 3 children without growing wider with RumbleSeat and PiggyBack board (sold separately)
  • 1-handed, multi-position seat recline, 1-button telescopic handle height adjustment, easy 1-step fold, lightweight aluminum-magnesium frame, rear wheel brakes, smooth rolling ‘no-flat’ foam and rubber wheels, lockable front swivel wheels, all-wheel suspension system, adjustable canopy and extendable SPF 50+ sunshade, extra-large easy-access basket (30 lb. weight limit), toddler seat Rain Shield and Bug Shield
  • Stroller Includes: bassinet and full-size toddler seat; bassinet comes with zip-in boot cover, ventilated mattress, airy canopy and extendable SPF sunshade
  • Safety and Security Features: 5-point adjustable harness
  • Care and Cleaning: Easy-to-clean, single piece bumper bar; removable, hand washable fabric
  • Max. Stroller Weight Capacity: 50.000 pounds
    • Supports a child from birth up to 50 lb.
    • Bassinet use is suitable for a child from birth to 20 lb.
    • Toddler seat is suitable for use by a child from 3 months to 50 lb.
  • Material: Metal, Polyester, Nylon
  • Dimensions: 37″ L x 26.5″ W x 39.5″ H
  • Weight: 27.5 lb. (frame and seat); 28.5 lb. (frame and bassinet)
  • Warranty Description: 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

7. UPPAbaby G-Luxe | $259.99

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The UPPAbaby G-Luxe is an umbrella stroller that will grow with your child from 3 months to 55 pounds. Weighing just 15 pounds, it folds easily and can be toted along with it’s convenient carry strap. Plus, it has smart adjustability, offering three recline options from upright to 120 degrees, making it easy to keep your little one comfortable at all times. I also love that the height of the removable canopy can be adjusted for taller kids to sit without straining their necks.

There is also SPF 50+ protection against the sun. And it has an easy to click on foot brake and the wheels on the G-Luxe are pretty sturdy as well. You will love the folding mechanism which has an easy to reach lever that folds the stroller without much effort at all. Best part of all it stands upright when folded!

Features:

  • Padded forward-facing seat, one-hand activated, 3-position seat recline, adjustable footrest, lightweight and sturdy aluminum frame, one-step linked rear footbrake, smooth-rolling 5.75″ diameter wheels, lockable front swivel wheels for easy maneuverability and added stability, all-wheel suspension, easy-open sun canopy offers shade and UV protection, elevated rear frame reduces toe-stubs, quick and easy freestanding fold with hand-level folding triggers, easy-carry shoulder strap, tall ergonomic handles for easier pushing, stroller can still be used even with seat pad in the wash, roomy and easily accessible under-seat storage basket
  • Safety and Security Features: 5-point adjustable safety harness 
  • Care and Cleaning: Stain and water-resistant fabric removable seat pad; removable and machine washable fabric and seat pad; lay flat to dry 
  • Max. Stroller Weight Capacity: 55 pounds
    • Supports children from 3 months up to 55 lb.
  • Dimensions: 33″ L x 19″ W x 42.5″ H 
  • Weight: 15 lb. 
  • Warranty Description: 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

8. GB Pockit | $249.99

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Recognized as the world’s smallest folding stroller by Guinness World Records, the GB Pockit folds to a handbag size, so you can carry it, stow it under a seat or in an airplane overhead bin with ease. Weighing in at only 9.5 pounds, it is also easy to maneuver through busy city streets and shops. Removable, washable padding is included for comfort and convenience. In addition, the height-adjustable harness will grow with your child through toddlerhood.

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Features:

  • Height-adjustable safety harness with protective comfort shoulder and bottom pads, front-facing seat, easy, one-hand pushing and steering, 2-step, ultra-compact (handbag shaped package) freestanding fold for easy transport and storage, sliding back panel with adjustable torso length, lightweight yet sturdy aluminum frame, rear wheel parking brake, lockable front swivel wheels. overhead canopy, padded handlebars, under-seat storage basket
  • Safety and Security Features: 5-point Harness
  • Care and Cleaning: Spot Clean only
  • Max. Stroller Weight Capacity: 55 pounds
  • Manufacturer’s Suggested Age: Children from 6 months up to 55 lbs
  • Material: Metal, Nylon
  • Dimensions: 22.75″ L x 16.5″ W x 39.5″ H
  • Weight: 9.5 pounds
  • Warranty Description: 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

9. Nuna Mixx | $499.95

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A sleek, stylish stroller with all-terrain wheels and a strong-yet-lightweight frame features three easy modes—forward facing, parent facing and flat for sleeping—to accommodate whatever baby likes the best. An adjustable handle along with one-hand open/close and adjustments make it great for parents, too—no more stooping to push! A large storage basket underneath features a compartment divider to keep things organized, and a trolley function when folded makes the stroller easy to tote when baby isn’t in it, too.

Features:

  • Oversized, extendable canopy with removable, flip-out eyeshade and integrated mesh ventilation panel, Rotating, removable arm bar, five-position recline function with True Flat reclining seat offers baby plenty of space to nap, adjustable leg support, one-touch rear-wheel braking system, lockable front-swivel wheels with front- and rear-wheel progressive suspension technology.
  • Safety and Security Features: Three- or five-point antiloop, no rethread harness featuring quick-click release button
  • Care and Cleaning: Machine washable
  • Max. Stroller Weight Capacity: 50 pounds
  • Manufacturer’s Suggested Age: Newborn and Up
  • Dimensions: 43.5″ x 23.2″ x 33.7″
  • Weight: 25 pounds

10. Mountain Buggy Nano | $249.99

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The last (but not least) city stroller on this list is the Mountain Buggy Nano. It is the ultimate travel companion that promises convenience, longevity, an authentic Mountain Buggy experience of ease and maneuverability with first class safety innovation. A stylish and innovative travel stroller, Nano is a game changer for the world of nursery travel, and is going to strongly influence the direction of what a travel stroller should deliver.

Weighing at just 13 pounds and with the ability to compact fold into its included travel bag, it fits into overhead luggage compartments for families who value ease and pure functionality. The sophistication of Nano is that it also provides dual functionality to take ANY brand infant car seat with its built in car seat adapter (no need to purchase extra accessories), and then perform as a super compact, urban stroller for years to come – a desired item for today’s busy, travelling modern families.

Nano has the ability to be used for a newborn to stretch out lie flat with a soft shell cocoon carrycot (sold separately). With key relevant features, Nano boasts a super quick unfold plus an easy fold down system that locks it down to a travel bag size. Additional features include a full size seat, a large sun canopy with flick out solid sun visor, a handy shoulder strap for hands free transportation, and a well ventilated seat back when in recline with fabric overlay for winter coverage.

Features:

  • Adjustable harness, folds for easy transport and storage, locking wheels, canopy, accepts infant car seat (no adapter needed), reclining seat
  • Stroller Functions: 2-step Fold, Accommodates 1 Infant Car Seat, Adjustable Leg Rest, Car Seat Attaches Rear Facing, Comfort-grip Handle, Folds for Easy Transport, Front Swivel Wheels, One Hand Steering, Reclining Seat
  • Includes: Car Seat Adapter, Carrying bag, Stroller
  • Safety and Security Features: 5-point Harness, Additional Foot Brake, Car Seat Anchors, Foot-activated Dual-rear Parking Brake, Locking Wheels
  • Certifications: Meets ASTM Standards
  • Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean with a Damp Cloth
  • Min. Stroller Weight Supported: 4 pounds
  • Max. Stroller Weight Capacity: 44 pounds
  • Manufacturer’s Suggested Age: 4 Months and Up
  • Material: Polyester, Aluminum
  • Dimensions: 40 inchesH x 21 inchesW x 29 inchesD
  • Weight: 13 pounds
  • Warranty Description: 1 Year Limited Manufacturer Warranty

So now I have some serious stroller envy. Let me know if there are any strollers that you have used in the city that you absolutely love! I’m really interested to hear which strollers you love, hate and everything in between!

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