Sunday, August 12, 2007

Rear-facing Strollers Compilation

I've been considering getting a rear-facing stroller so that we aren't stuck with having Jonah facing out -- particularly in downtown Seattle. Up until now we've been able to use the infant car seat, so he's used to watching the world with us there to provide some filtering.

There aren't too many rear-facing models on the market, perhaps a dozen or so, and Bugaboo makes three of these. I've compiled my basic research with price, weight and pics -- plus some notes, if you are interested.

After all this research, the Bumbleride Flyer is standing out as a reasonably priced option.

Manufacturer/Model Cost Weight

Aprica Boardwalk

$749.99 12.1 lbs

Britax Vigour


29 lbs.

Bugaboo Gecko


18 lbs

Bugaboo Frog


32 lbs


"The Chameleon has a height adjustable handlebar extending an extra 6 inches for taller parents"

20 lbs

Bumbleride Flyer

Bargain Board Review

Might need to get used to the reverse position so as to not kick the chair support. Perhaps hard to lock in folder position (problem with our Metrolite as well). Easy to unfold.

Light frame bends, no tray for baby, no compartments for parent



Epinions Reviews
Discontinued. Poor construction?

23 lbs

Graco Coach Rider

Canada only?

Bad reviews by merchant, unstable wheels, poor construction compared to other Graco products.

Peg Perego Venezia

Big with poor steering and not good for travel
$400 28 lbs

Quinny Buzz

Small basket below, looks weird.

24 lbs

Stokke Xplory

Not good on uneven surfaces
$799 23.15 lbs

Zooper Zydeco or Boogie

$519 29 lbs

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