Which? reveals 5 most popular lightweight buggiesPopular light strollers perfect for holidays

26 July 2015

Pushchair on holiday

Lightweight buggies are summer favourites

Maclaren has topped our Which? chart for the most popular lightweight buggy, taking not only first but also second spot. 

Our Maclaren Quest review was our most visited pushchair review in the last three months, with the Maclaren Volo hot on its heels in the popularity stakes with parents. 

With summer holidays underway, parents are looking for a lightweight buggy to take away on their travels. The lightweight pushchair ideal is a model that's small enough to fit in the hire car boot but robust enough to cope with all those cobbled streets on a day out sightseeing. 

Joining Maclaren in our top five popular lightweight buggies are models from Silver Cross, Chicco and a premium price lightweight pushchair from Bugaboo. 

But they're not all Best Buys, so you'll need to check the full reviews to get the low down on whether their popularity is justified, which gets a top score from our pushchair experts and parent panel and which offer best buggy value for money.

Popular lightweight buggies

Here's the full top 5. Click the links below to go to the full review of each one, or head over to our popular lightweight buggies gallery to see compare each buggy side by side. 

1. Maclaren Quest, £155

2. Maclaren Volo, £90

3. Chicco Multiway, £100

4. Silver Cross Pop, £110

5. Bugaboo Bee 3, £419.10

Prices checked July 2015.

Browse all our top performing pushchairs in our pushchair Best Buys

Babyzen YoYo

The Babyzen Yoyo folds down to the size of plane hand luggage

Holiday buggies

If you're looking for a lightweight buggy to take on holiday, we've tested a range of pushchairs that have extra special features for globetrotting parents. 

The Babyzen YoYo is a light stroller that folds down neatly into a compact package small enough to take as hand luggage on the plane. But at £319, it's pricey for a holiday style buggy. Another model from Maclaren, the Maclaren Mark II, is a retro style buggy that is incredibly light, weighing in at only 3.9.kg. The Quinny Yezz is also nifty for travel, as it folds down to the size of a backpack and can be carried over your shoulder. 

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Which? pushchair testing combines safety testing, durability testing and parent user trials as well as expert assessments. Our extensive testing includes bumping every pushchair over the equivalent of 206km on a bumpy treadmill track to find out which pushchairs can last the distance.

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