The Best Stroller and Car Seat Combos – Consumer Reports

May 24th, 2018

The Best Stroller and Car Seat Combos – Consumer Reports

These three stroller/car seat combinations excelled in our rigorous tests, and pair safely together and offer a secure fit.

1. The Spare-No-Expense Duo

Stroller: Bumbleride Indie, $555
Car seat: Maxi-Cosi Mico AP, $200
Adapter: Bumbleride MNC-15 adapter, $45

Total price: $800

CR’s take: “This duo perfectly highlights what you can get by mixing and matching brands. It’s the most expensive of the three travel systems designed by CR’s experts, but it still costs less than some strollers in our ratings. Bumbleride makes a number of top strollers, including the Indie, which gets some of the best marks of any traditional stroller in our ratings, thanks to its nimble handling and easy-to-use features. But the company doesn’t make car seats.

Using the Bumbleride adapter, we partnered it with the Maxi-Cosi Mico AP, a stellar car seat that proves exceptionally easy to use in our tests, and which attaches securely in a variety of cars, whether using the LATCH mechanisms or a seat belt.”

Read more at Consumer Reports.

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Best Strollers of 2018 – Era Reversible Stroller – Dad Verb

April 25th, 2018

Watch a brief video clip of the expected Bumbleride Era reversible seat stroller. Thank you Andrew for stopping by at the JPMA tradeshow!

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Era Reversible Seat Stroller – The Baby Gizmo Company

April 17th, 2018

Being that the Era is Bumbleride’s FIRST reversible seat stroller, they wanted everything to be perfect on it before they put it out to the world. Well, we finally got our hands on this new stroller at JPMA, and I have to tell you, it’s pretty cool. It’s what we expect from Bumbleride – a quality, well-made stroller with the features that moms and dads want.

The Bumbleride Era is like a Bumbleride Indie 4 but with a reversible seat and a different fold. They haven’t announced a price or a weight limit on the buggy yet but we do know that it will come in all the current Bumbleride fashions and will be available for purchase in late 2018.

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Best Double Strollers of 2018 – Bumbleride Indie Twin – Well Rounded NY

April 5th, 2018

“If you’re getting ready to expand your family or preparing to welcome twins, you’ll probably be looking for baby gear that will make your life easier. That’s where the double stroller comes in. But just like with all baby gear, there are so many options, and the info to sift through is endless! Should you go with in-line or side-by-side, splurge-worthy or budget-friendly, lightweight or full-feature? It really depends on your children’s age and lifestyle.” – Well Rounded NY

Bumbleride Indie Twin, $769 “For those who prefer eco-friendly baby gear, the Bumbleride Indie Twin will be an obvious choice. The fabrics on this side-by-side double stroller are made from 100% recycled polyester and are Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Class I certified, which means it is free from harmful chemicals. With its car seat compatibility and 90-pound weight limit, the Indie Twin will be with you for the long haul; and its large air-filled tires (pump included!) and narrow frame makes it the perfect stroller for adventuring with your two littles.” – Natalie Gentile

Read the whole story here.

Learn more about Indie Twin here.

Baby Gear & Registry 101 – Gearapalooza – Bump Club & Beyond

March 29th, 2018

Have you heard about Gearapalooza? Learn about all things baby gear and registry from our friends at Bump Club & Beyond, TheBabyGuyNYC and Babylist, our favorite baby registry.

Attend one of the below Gearapalooza events this year for a chance to win a Bumbleride stroller and much more!

 

Guest Blogpost – Malcolm Johnson & Kira Hoffman – Writer & Biologist Q+A

March 14th, 2018

Malcolm Johnson Bumbleride Guest Blogpost Q and A

Q+ A with Malcolm Johnson & Kira Hoffman

Writer at Patagonia & Biologist. Bumbleride Family.

 

What does a typical weekend look like for your family?

I have good flexibility with my work hours, and Kira does too, so we try to get out in the water every day of the week. We definitely embrace the “Let My People Go Surfing” philosophy. Weekends are that much better though, because there’s more time to go have fun together as a family. If the waves are good, we’ll go down to C Street in the morning with the stroller and take turns surfing while the other one walks our little guy along the foot path. If the waves aren’t so good, we’ll usually head to Solimar or Pierpont beach and post up with friends and a sun tent. Then it’s home for a nap, and since it usually gets windy in the afternoons in Ventura we’ll go inland and get out on one of the trails up in Ojai. The Speed is really rugged, so it works great on the dirt trails in the river preserve.

Kira Hoffman Check Baby Pre-Surf

Has your commitment to the environment changed since becoming a dad?

It’s deepened for sure. I’ve always been passionate about environmental and wilderness issues, but once you have a kid it just seems to hit you so much harder. I think a lot about what the world is going to be like for our son as he grows up. So many of the environmental problems we’re facing are avoidable—we just have to start making better choices, both personally and collectively, and we probably need to start making some bigger sacrifices too. Not buying things we don’t need, not being so reliant on toxic and throwaway products, and reducing carbon footprints as much as possible. I want there to be clean air to breathe, good food to eat and clean rivers to drink from when he’s our age. That’s what is really motivating me these days.

What do you look for when purchasing baby gear for your family?

I probably get my perspective on baby gear from working at Patagonia, where there’s a lot of focus on durability, less harmful materials and reducing consumption. Kira is a passionate thrifter, so we’ve gotten almost all of our baby gear at second-hand stores or as hand-me-downs from friends. For the new things we buy, we go for items that are reusable and as non-toxic as possible, like glass bottles and food containers instead of plastic ones. In terms of gear, we’re always looking for things that are well built, won’t fall apart, and help us get out as a family to do the things we love. The Speed definitely falls into that category. We’ve got our boy a baby lifejacket, a bike seat and a good carrier backpack, so we’re pretty set for adventuring now.

Which is your favorite feature of the Speed? What about your little one’s favorite feature?

I love how sturdy it is and how nicely it rolls on different kinds of terrain—we’ve had it on pavement, dirt trails and gravel roads, and it always feels like he’s getting a smooth ride and not bouncing around. We live close to Ventura High School, so we’ll go do some laps on their track sometimes too when we want to run. You get some odd looks running laps with a stroller, but it’s fun and keeps us fit. Our kid always seems super content in the Speed, so I’d guess his favorite feature is that it gets him outside where he can look at trees, cars, clouds and all the other outside things that seem to fascinate him. He’s a really curious dude and he loves to get out of the house.

Anything we can improve on Speed’s next version?
The zippered pocket up by the handle could be a touch bigger. And then maybe a version with bears or dinosaurs on the canopy. Most of our boy’s shirts and onesies have dinosaurs, so he’d probably be pretty stoked if his ride did too.

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Malcolm and Kira received a Speed stroller in exchange for their photos and honest opinion.

New Baby New World Sweepstakes

March 6th, 2018

Bumbleride giveaway

The Hello World Sweepstakes is live and we want you to win! Our friends at Babybjörn, Cool Mom Picks, Eco by Naty, Happiest Baby, Heymama, Little Unicorn and Tea Collection picked everything you need to bring home baby including an Indie all terrain stroller!

Enter here. Open to US & Canadian residents (excluding Quebec). Ends 3/20.

Thank You

January 17th, 2018

Thank You Bumbleride Family

Dear Bumbleride Family,

As a family owned business, we highly value family. It’s not only our own Bumbleride family, but seeing Bumbleride families around the world like yours continue to grow.

We are honored that our products play a part in making those fun and exciting adventures possible.

As the year begins we want to let you know how much we appreciate your continued support and recommendations to friends and family.

Looking back on 2017, our team has been busy not only with the addition of 3 new little “Bumbleriders”, Paloma, Graham and Savvy, but with increasing our production to meet another year of record demand for Bumbleride products.

Another exciting milestone is in 2017 we hit a recycling record. Moving our products to 100% RPET has resulted in more than 500,000 post consumer water bottles being recycled and repurposed for our fabric. To put it into perspective that’s 13 dump trucks of water bottles that have been kept out of landfills, parks and our oceans. We look forward to exploring new ways to do our best to preserve the planet we all share.

We understand that you have many options in the marketplace and are grateful that you’ve made Bumbleride the choice for your active eco-minded family. Stay tuned for some exciting new releases from Bumbleride in 2018.

We love to see your Bumbleriders. #Bumbleride for a chance to be featured.

Thank you.

Matt & Emily (Founders) and the entire Bumbleride Team

We Need Your Vote! – Indie Twin Named Finalist In 2018 Cribsie Awards – Best Double Stroller

December 4th, 2017

Thanks to amazing Bumbleride family members like yourselves, Indie Twin has been nominated a Finalist for Best Double Stroller in the 2018 Cribsie Awards by Stroller Traffic and TheBabyGuyNYC.  Now we need your vote to take gold! Vote Here.

Thank you so much for your votes and nominations!!

Indie Twin Review – Today’s Parent Magazine

November 21st, 2017

 

“BEST FOR Parents looking for a double stroller that can navigate any terrain.

TOP BENEFITS Deep seat recline, generous canopy, air-filled tires with traction, machine washable fabrics.

BOTTOM LINE The Bumbleride Indie Twin is a double stroller that’s built to manage tougher terrains with ease, while ensuring your kids are comfy and secure.

Bumbleride is known for their top-notch, sturdy strollers, and the Bumbleride Indie Twin is no exception. With its solid steel frame, durable fabric and air-filled tires, it’s built to last. At 36 pounds and 30-inches wide, the Indie Twin isn’t exactly the kind of lightweight double stroller you’re likely to fold up and toss in the trunk for a quick jaunt to the store, but if you want a double stroller that can handle snow, sand, grass and gravel with ease, this is one smooth ride. The side-by-side adjustable seats offer unblocked views for both kids, so no one will be squished or get stuck looking at the back of their sibling’s seat. Environmentally conscious parents will appreciate Bumbleride’s commitment to using recycled materials to produce their Oeko-Tex certified fabrics, which are PVC and phthalate free, and come in some pretty great colours, too.

FINAL WORD

All of our parent testers rated the Bumbleride Indie Twin as very good in terms of quality and style, and good to very good for ease of use, value and overall satisfaction…more” – Today’s Parent

Thanks for your detailed review Today’s Parent!!

Read the entire in-depth review here

Learn more about our Indie Twin here.