Bumbleride Indie Natural Edition – the stroller of our dreams

Bumbleride Indie Natural Edition strollerUPDATE: On 2/3/12 there was a CPSC recall of Bumbleride Indie strollers: model numbers I-107, I-110 and I-205 with a Date of Manufacture from 1/09 through 8/11.The front wheel can crack causing the stroller to tip. There have been no major injuries.

If you own the stroller, stop using it until you’ve received the free front wheel retrofit kit. To do so, or for info, visit support.bumbleride.com or call (800) 530-3930 during business hours.


When I say I have found the stroller of my dreams, you’d better believe it.

Bumbleride Indie Natural Edition is that very thing, and here’s why.



What
are my requirements for the perfect stroller? First, glideability (if that’s a word). I want
wheels that lock when I’m feeling sporty, and unlock when I want to take
it slow. I want my passenger to feel cozy and content, even while
maneuvering the most difficult of city terrain. I want air tires to help ithandle both dirt roads and potholes. And I want the thing to
collapse with ease. Oh, and not weigh a ton.

Too much to ask?

Well Bumbleride delivers.

Bumbleride Indie Natural strollers


Every detail has been carefully executed. While the Bumbleride rolls like a
chariot, it weighs in at just about twenty pounds. It is super easy to
fold and unfold (promise, I did it several times). It has great storage
space, and a super huge sun canopy and a sunroof, too. Score! Your wee
one can be completely shaded and still feel the breeze through his
locks. And the adjustable handle height means everyone in the family can take turns pushing the baby around. Mama needs a break too, right?

This is more than a mode of transportation for your
sweet little babe; this is an eye-catching set of wheels. The fabric is an eco-friendly
blend of recycled and bamboo fabric and it feels delicious. The 8 color options
are lush and rich.

I am also delighted to tell you that a car seat adapter is not an extra accessory you need to buy. It comes with a bar that functions as a bumper bar or an infant seat adaptor, for major brands like Graco Snugride. (You do have to pay for a different one if you have a Maxi-Cosi infant seat though.)

Bumbleride stroller accessory - Snack Pack


The optional accessories are also way cool.
We tried out the Snack Pack and the germophobe in me just loved it. My
biggest pet peeve with snacks left out on a tray at any public place is
all of the eager hands going in for the kill. Sure, it builds the immune
system, but Bumbleride’s Snack Pack is gloriously enclosed. Phew.

Now on the down side, this
stroller is a bit pricey, but I assure you you get your money’s worth. It is an investment that will happily stay strong
no matter how uneven the sidewalk.

That being said, I always think about how mothers survive in NYC. This is not a stroller that you can easily carry down subway stairs and collapse in time to get on said subway. When you are paying so much money for a stroller, it should FLY down those subway stairs and make you a Bloody Mary. Just sayin.

-Eva


Find the Bumbleride Indie Natural Edition online from Bumbleride. And thanks for the stroller provided for us to review and fall in love with. Which we did.

Thanks to everyone who entered the Bumbleride giveaway — and a big, hearty congratulations to Veronica L., who has won her very own Bumbleride Indie Natural Edition.

Eva Glettner is a lover of street art and skateboarding, the blogger behind Skate Mamas, and a former contributor to Cool Mom Picks