Web site: bumbleride.com
Bumbleride’s niche is all-terrain strollers designed for outdoor enthusiasts. Started by a husband and wife team in San Diego, Bumbleride is a small stroller company with three basic models: Indie, Flite and (new for 2016) Speed.
The models. The Indie ($29, 20 lbs.; pictured) is Bumbleride’s flagship stroller: tri-wheel, quick release 12” inflated tires, boot, adjustable handle, full recline and deep storage basket. Basically, the Indie is a more stylish version of the Mountain Buggy Urban Single or BOB Revolution. In a recent refresh, the Indie gained a new longer (and adjustable) footrest, new included bumper bar and locks on the front wheel so it can be pushed in a straight line, plus suspension on the front wheel. The Indie ships with a car seat adapter included in the box.
Bumbleride has a spin-off of the Indie: A twin version that runs $740 and now can hold two infant car seats. It weighs a rather hefty 32 lbs.
Bumbleride’s most recent addition to its line is the Speed, a true jogger with a lockable front wheel, air-filled tires on quick release wheels with suspension (air pump comes with the stroller) and one-step fold to standing position.
It’s clear that Bumbleride did its homework here: the Speed features a height adjustable handle, single handed recline, big canopy with extended shade and aluminum frame for lighter weight (24.5 lbs. on our scale). Handy pockets on the back of the stroller allow for water bottle and wallet/phone. It’s car seat compatible and has a foldable bumper bar for a more compact fold. Price $550.
New for 2018, Bumbleride has improved all its models with taller canopies (and no more gap between the canopy and the frame), new lever triggers. The Speed also has new reflectors.
Our view. Reviews for Bumbleride are mostly positive—the Indie probably gets the best marks from readers, who often compare it to the BOB Revolution. The Indie is three pounds lighter than the Revolution and fans like its easy fold, height adjustable handle, car seat adapter and more. But critics point out the Indie doesn’t have as smooth of a glide as the Revolution. The strap that reclines the seat could be better designed (it is too difficult), say our readers. The Speed still doesn’t have much feedback so it’s difficult gauge how it works in the real world.
Bumbleride has made steady improvements over the years. Baby Bargains Resale Rank: Excellent. Rating: B+