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Top Travel Strollers of 2024

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Whether you need a passport for international travel or are just planning a summer day trip to the zoo with your family, these compact stroller options might just be your ticket to navigating the airport, public transit, or crowded city streets with ease.

Are you ready to make your little one a world traveller? Need a stroller that can fit in the overhead compartment of an airplane? Looking for something compact to leave in your trunk or at Grandma’s house?

Read on because we are sharing everything you need to know about our top compact strollers and how they compare - from the fold to being flyer friendly — let's dig in.

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BabyZen YOYO²

  • Product Weight: 13 lbs
  • Maximum Weight: 48.4 lbs
  • Basket Capacity: 11 lbs.
  • Cabin Approved: YES
Introducing the YOYO² stroller from BabyZen! The YOYO² weighs just 13 lbs and is compatible from birth using the YOYO² Newborn Pack. It has a very smooth push and a convenient zipper compartment right behind the handlebar that can safely store your cell phone or allow you to keep snacks close by. If you are using this stroller for travel, it is an ideal space to keep important documents such as your passport or boarding pass zipped away but within arm's reach. The fold makes it a winner too — once you get the hang of it, you could probably even fold it down with baby on your hip as you board your flight. Then go ahead and use the padded stroller strap for carrying it onboard then store it away in the overhead compartment and get ready to fly!

Check out our full product review for a deeper look at the YOYO².

Mountain Buggy Nano V3

Product Weight: 13 lbs
Maximum Weight: 44 lbs
Basket Capacity: 11 lbs
Cabin Approved: Folds down to travel bag size to fit carry-on luggage compartments

Buckle your seatbelts for the Nano V3 from Mountain Buggy!

Weighing in at just 13 lbs., this travel stroller features a full recline fabric sling seat, making it perfect for newborns. The Nano V3 has a two-step compact fold that allows it to fit in the tightest of spots. When not in use, you can even carry it around in its protective custom-made satchel.

Don’t underestimate this lightweight stroller — it has superior maneuverability and is super easy to control, making it the ideal airport stroller. Oh, but that’s not all, the V3 also includes a large sun canopy, a 5-point safety harness, and a universal car seat adaptor, creating a complete travel system for you and your little one.

For more information on the Nano V3, check out the full review.

Bugaboo Butterfly

  • Product Weight: 15.21 lbs
  • Maximum Weight: 50 lbs
  • Basket capacity: 17 lbs
  • Cabin Approved: YES
Say hello to the Bugaboo Butterfly! This stroller launched in the summer of 2022 and the fold has garnered it a ton of attention from families looking to have it all — in a nice convenient little package.

With an impressive overall weight limit of 48 lbs (yes, that’s just 2 lbs. less than the Donkey!), it boasts a no re-thread harness, impressive extendable 4-panel breezy sun canopy, and a basket that can hold 17 lbs of whatever you need at your disposal. Go ahead and accessorize your Butterfly stroller with a bunch of compatible Bugaboo accessories.

Read our full review of the Bugaboo Butterfly, here.

Silver Cross Jet 3

  • Product Weight: 13.6 lbs
  • Maximum Weight: 44 lbs
  • Basket Capacity: 11 lbs
  • Cabin Approved: YES
The Silver Cross Jet got a facelift. Please welcome the new and improved Jet 3! Don’t worry this lightweight stroller still has all of its popular features, just with some added touches like the new simple one-motion fold! Similarly, from its compact state, simply unbuckle the side latch and the stroller pops up in one fell swoop.

That’s not all, it also includes the innovative magnetic Genius buckle. This buckle includes magnetic fastenings that clip together with just three clicks!

The Jet 3 is known for its ultra-compact design. This cabin-approved buggy can easily fit in a car trunk or overhead storage, allowing you to travel with ease. The bumper bar can also double as a handle allowing you to pull the folded stroller along like luggage! Not to mention its new basket is bigger and easy to access. Finally, we are giving this stroller bonus points because it can stand freely when folded.

Learn more about the Silver Cross Jet 3 Compact Stroller in our full in-depth review, here.

UPPAbaby Minu V2

  • Product Weight: 16.9lbs
  • Maximum Weight: 50lbs
  • Basket Capacity: 20lbs.
  • Cabin Approved: On larger aircrafts, but we recommend you check with your airline before bringing the Minu on the plane. For smaller aircrafts, we suggest you gate-check your Minu and use the TravelSafe Travel Bag.

The UPPAbaby Minu V2 has the same convenient features you would find in a full-size stroller like the Cruz or Vista, but is a friendlier size for travel.

What kind of features are we talking about? Well, the V2 model has a no re-thread harness, generous canopy, and 100% full-grain leather details. It also has an adjustable leg rest (some full-size strollers can’t even do that!) and the win for us is that the basket can hold up to 20 lbs.! We love that the MINU is suitable from birth with the UPPAbaby sleep-safe bassinet accessory— or easily pop your Mesa V2 car seat on top with the use of adapters. This compact stroller can stand when folded and boasts a carry handle plus shoulder strap making it a breeze to bring with you on the go.

To read our full review, click here.

Nuna TRVL

  • Product Weight: 13.60 lbs (without canopy and arm bar)
  • Maximum Weight: 50lbs
  • Basket Capacity: 10lbs.
  • Cabin Approved: It should fit in most overhead compartments on large airliners, but we recommend you check with your airline before bringing the TRVL on the plane. On smaller aircrafts, you may need to gate-check the stroller.

The TRVL from Nuna is a great companion for globe-trotting families. Not only does it boast a sleek look parents can proudly parade around city streets across the world, but its intuitive design will keep up with you no matter where you go.

One-handed steering and exceptional maneuverability make getting around with this stroller stress-free, while useful features like the easy access basket and UPF 50+ canopy help parents stay ready for anything.
Even when not in use the TRVL won’t hold you back. When you want to close the TRVL, simply touch the button on the push bar and the stroller self-folds into a super-compact, free-standing package. Plus, because this stroller is ultra-light at just 13.6 lbs.* (without the canopy and arm bar) it is easy to carry around with the arm bar when folder or tucked away in the handy (and included) travel bag.

Those looking to create a travel system can connect the TRVL directly with Nuna PIPA™ series car seats with no adapters needed.

Read our full review of the Nuna TRVL, here.

Cybex Libelle Ultra Compact

  • Product Weight: 13.7 lbs 
  • Maximum Weight: 55 lbs 
  • Basket Capacity: 11 lbs. 
  • Cabin Approved: YES 
      

Are you tired of lugging around a heavy, bulky stroller for your little one? Look no further than the Libelle Ultra Compact Stroller from Cybex - it's a real game-changer for parents on the move!  

This stroller was designed with your convenience in mind, featuring an ultra-compact fold that can fit into tight spaces, car trunks, and even overhead airplane compartments. It's super lightweight, so you can easily take it with you on your daily outings or travels.   

But don't let its small size fool you - the Libelle stroller is big on comfort for your child too! It boasts a roomy, ergonomic seat that can recline and has an adjustable leg rest, so your little one can relax and enjoy the ride. Plus, the five-point harness keeps your child safe and secure, and the generous canopy shields them from the sun or rain. 

The stroller's maneuverability is also top-notch, with a responsive one-handed push and smooth handling. With the Libelle Ultra Compact Stroller, you don't have to sacrifice style for functionality, it's the perfect blend of both! 

For more information read our full in-depth review, here.


UPPAbaby G-Luxe

  • Product Weight: 16.3 lbs 
  • Maximum Weight: 3 months-55lbs 
  • Basket Capacity: 10 lbs. 
  • Cabin Approved: YES 

The G-Luxe Stroller by UPPAbaby is a premium, lightweight stroller that comes packed with features, making it an excellent choice for parents and caregivers who value both style and functionality. The stroller is sleek, modern, and stands out with its impressive combination of convenience and comfort. 

Weighing in at just over 15 pounds, the G-Luxe is easy to maneuver and transport, making it an ideal option for busy urban environments and travel. The comfortable, padded seat of the stroller can recline to multiple positions, allowing your child to nap on the go. The adjustable canopy provides protection from the sun and elements, while the peek-a-boo window enables you to keep an eye on your little one. 

The G-Luxe stroller's one-handed, standing fold makes it effortless to store and transport, and it can stand on its own when folded, making it even more convenient. If you are looking for a durable, stylish, and versatile stroller that offers a smooth and comfortable ride for your child, then the G-Luxe is a perfect choice.

For more information read our full in-depth review, here.


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Looking for even more convenient and compact gear?

We can’t say enough good things about the CLIKK Highchair from Stokke. It weighs just 8.3lbs. and you can set it up in just a few easy clicks. It has a convenient storage bag [sold separately] that allows you to pack it up, pop it in your trunk, and never have to mess with mealtime. It's a great option for taking to and from the cottage or a girlfriend's house for an afternoon playdate. Read more about the CLIKK, here.

Feeling a little anxious about your vacation plans? Don't forget to bring a carrier for baby wearing, sunscreen for summer adventures, and a UV tent for those sunny summer beach days! Have you decided which stroller is best for you? If so, this calls for a celebratory “we’ve landed” clap.

Happy Trails!