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Strollers

Top five popular lightweight strollers

By Anna Studman

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Our most popular lightweight strollers, perfect for zipping around town or on holiday. Find out how we rate them, and which are Best Buys.

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The most popular lightweight strollers

A lightweight stroller is a must for urban parents who regularly use public transport. They're also the best type of pushchair to take on holiday. A lightweight stroller saves you from lugging your travel system around on day trips and struggling to get it in and out of your car boot every time you make a stop. 

As lightweight strollers tend to be cheaper than more elaborate travel systems, they also make a good second pushchair to leave with the grandparents or your childminder. 

Here we round up the most popular lightweight strollers, based on what parents have been looking at on our website.

Bear in mind that not all of the pushchairs below are Best Buys. Click on the links to go to the full reviews, where you'll find out how your favourite model scored. 

Some parents worry that lightweight means flimsy or a bumpy ride for your baby, but we thoroughly test all our pushchairs for safety and durability, so you can see if each of the popular lightweight strollers below passed our stringent tests and scored well. 

See all our Best Buy pushchairs to see which ones we've awarded top scores. 

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Top five popular lightweight strollers

Maclaren Quest

Maclaren Quest
Today's best price £198.99
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Reviewed Jul 2016
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Comfort to push:
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Type:
Buggy
Travel System:
No
Weight (kg):
6.5
Use from birth:
Yes - seat is excellent

The Maclaren Quest pushchair is a light and practical stroller that's easy to fold and store, which could make it ideal for using on public transport or taking on holiday. But it's not that cheap. Our unique lab tests and parent user trial combine in our review to reveal whether this pushchair is worth investing in.

Ickle Bubba Aurora

Ickle Bubba Aurora
Today's best price £143.99
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Reviewed Aug 2016
Around obstacles:
Member exclusive
Folding and Unfolding:
Member exclusive
Shopping basket access and size:
Member exclusive
Comfort to push:
Member exclusive
Type:
Stroller
Travel System:
No
Weight (kg):
5.9
Use from birth:
Yes

There's no getting away from the similarity in looks between the Ickle Bubba Aurora and the pricier Babyzen YoYo. But is the Aurora a worthy rival? If you travel about a lot and need something compact, read our Which? full test review to find out which one does the job.

Red Kite Push Me Cube

Red Kite Push Me Cube
Typical price £138.00
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Reviewed Dec 2016
Around obstacles:
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Folding and Unfolding:
Member exclusive
Shopping basket access and size:
Member exclusive
Comfort to push:
Member exclusive
Type:
Stroller
Travel System:
No
Weight (kg):
6.7
Use from birth:
Yes

Part of a trend for lightweight, travel-friendly pushchairs, the Red Kite Push Me Cube has some similarities with the Babyzen YoYo+. Like the YoYo+, Red Kite says the Push Me Cube can be taken as hand luggage on most airlines. It is significantly cheaper, but isn't compatible with a car seat. Find out which airline-friendly pushchair to go for in our full review.

Babyzen YoYo+

Babyzen YoYo+
Typical price £524.00
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Reviewed Aug 2016
Around obstacles:
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Folding and Unfolding:
Member exclusive
Shopping basket access and size:
Member exclusive
Comfort to push:
Member exclusive
Type:
Pushchair
Travel System:
Yes
Weight (kg):
6.5
Use from birth:
Yes - with newborn accessory only

The Babyzen YoYo+ is an update on the last YoYo travel system. The YoYo+ is a lightweight pushchair that can be used with a newborn nest and can now take a car seat. It folds down small enough to take on an aeroplane as hand luggage. Read our full review to find out if it's the perfect travel partner.

Chicco OhLaLa

Chicco OhLaLa
Typical price £100.00
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Reviewed Jun 2017
Around obstacles:
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Folding and Unfolding:
Member exclusive
Shopping basket access and size:
Member exclusive
Comfort to push:
Member exclusive
Type:
Stroller
Travel System:
No
Weight (kg):
4.4
Use from birth:
Yes

The Chicco OhLaLa stroller is 'surprisingly light' and 'incredibly sturdy', according to Chicco, and 'perfect for any mum'. This stroller will leave you with change from £100, and has several useful features including a lie-flat seat, lightweight chassis, compact fold and a large shopping basket. But how sturdy is it, and what's it like to push? We've wheeled this stroller over a bumpy treadmill for more than 200km to find out. Read our full test review below.

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