As a new (or soon-to-be) mom or dad, you've got a lot on your to-do list! The GolfHr Institute Engineering Lab brings you the best strollers from its rigorous tests, that way choosing the right one for your crew becomes the easiest item to cross off.
You may have heard of the brand before — it's considered the "must-have" stroller in many cities — and the Uppababy Vista stroller lives up to its reputation. It's easy to setup and adjust, whether you are switching between bassinet and car seat or modifying the reclining angle. The super large storage bin can carry a decent amount of weight and is accessible from all sides. Maneuvering is also super easy, and its large wheels can take on bumpy surfaces.
Easily transition into and out of the car with the Doona stroller, which also doubles as a car seat. You can use your car's seat belt with the system or a LATCH base if that works better for your needs.
The City Mini GT is easy to collapse using just one hand, making it the perfect stroller for when you're on the go. We found it very easy to maneuver, which makes it great for commuting. One note: Despite the brand's name, this stroller is not designed to use while jogging.
Maneuvering the BabyZen YOYO+ is no hassle, as the stroller rides smoothly and easily fits through tight spots. When you're done, it folds up easily with just one hand. Plus, storing is simple thanks to its lightweight and compact design when closed. It also comes with a transport bag, and on most airplanes can be stowed away as carry-on luggage.
This beloved UK brand made its way over the pond this year with the . You can start out with a single bassinet for your newborn, then transition to a regular seat (which is included). The stroller can also be expanded to a tandem with two bassinets, a bassinet and regular seat, or two regular seats — making it a great option for families with multiple kids. The brand also offers a ton of accessories like mosquito nets, rain covers, cupholders, and more.
This stroller is super flexible configuration-wise, so you can purchase the appropriate setup for your needs. There's a single option for one child (with a seat, bassinet, and bag next to the seat) or a double set up for twins. There's even a duo option for different ages. We also found that it's great for multi-terrain use and its five-point harness was easier to click than most.
This super nimble is among the easiest to maneuver and is hassle-free to close, but does require two hands to do so. We also found this particular model to be super portable and lightweight, so going up and down stairs is less of a hassle.
While compact and lightweight, the Bee5 feels sturdy and well-constructed, making it great for tackling city streets. It's also relatively narrow so it easily fits in and out of doorways and doesn't take up too much space on the sidewalk. In terms of adjustability, you can recline the seat to one of three positions (upright, inclined, or flat) and the handle can be telescoped in and out to accommodate different heights.