The 5 Best Strollers for NYC

– the complete review of the best stroller for NYC !

Are you currently living in or moving to NYC and you’re wondering what the best stroller for NYC is? The first thing you need to consider is the kind of lifestyle you have in the very busy City of New York!

The below strollers are the top strollers for NYC based on different lifestyles. Check out which is the best for you!

Best Umbrella Stroller for NYC

For busy streets and subway stairs

If you more often walk and take the Subway, then you’d want to consider getting a stroller that is lightweight and great for traveling. 

1. Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience Stroller

YSG Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)

Price: $

Rated as the best umbrella stroller for NYC is the Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience stroller! It is way above your average, cheap, lightweight stroller. It is a super lightweight and travel friendly stroller that is really convenient to have. It is super affordable at just less than $80, but has the quality and features to make it worth your money. At just 13 lbs, the stroller is sturdy enough to carry a child’s weight of up to 50 lbs. All these combined earns the Summer 3D Lite Convenience Stroller its spot as the best umbrella stroller for NYC.

Read below for the full list of features:

Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience Stroller Features

Lightweight Full-Size Stroller: The 3D Lite Convenience stroller is super lightweight at 13 lbs. This weight is great for easily maneuvering through the busy streets of NYC. Also makes it easy to carry with you once folded. 

Stroller Canopy and Sun Visor: The stroller has a canopy and sun visor that helps to keep your kid comfortable and protected from the sun. The canopy and visor can also be detached easily if not needed; makes the stroller even lighter.

Stroller Basket: This stroller comes with a decent storage basket to help with storing your on-the-go items. The stroller is not humongous like other more expensive or full-size strollers. But it has enough room for you to keep your diapers, bottles or snacks. 

Extra Storage Space: Aside from the basket, the stroller also includes a storage pocket at the back of the stroller. This serves as additional storage space that is easily reachable from where you stand behind the stroller.

Sturdy 6 Inch Wheels: This stroller has sturdy wheels that work well on smooth terrain and slightly rough terrain. It gives a smooth ride and has locking swivel front wheels for easy maneuver.

Multi-Position Recline: The 3D Lite Convenience stroller is designed with a 4-position recline that provides added comfort for your kid. It is perfect for your kid to sit upright or lay back to take a nap. The recline can easily be adjusted which is always great to have.

5-Point Harness: Safety is always important when picking a stroller for your child, so it is a plus point for the 3D Lite Convenience stroller because it includes a 5 point harness. The harness is adjustable to three different heights which is convenient for when your child grows older. Keeps your child strapped safely into the stroller seat.

Compact Fold: The stroller is designed to fold-up into very compact dimensions that makes it easy to carry. It folds up into the compact dimensions 10″ L x 8″ W x 40″ H. It includes a carrying strap that makes it easy to carry around even at the airport.

Cup Holder: The stroller includes a cup holder that can be used either by you for holding your drink, or for holding your kid’s bottle.

Child Weight: As a parent, another important feature to consider is the child weight capacity of a stroller. The 3D Lite Convenience stroller is sturdy enough to carry a child’s weight of up to 50 lbs. I’d advise only consider this stroller if your toddler weighs 50 lbs or less.

Stroller Colors: Another reason to like the Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience stroller is its variety of color options. The stroller comes in five color options – Green, Black, Blue, Gray & Teal. Each stroller comes with the exact same feature, and you have the choice to pick what color works best for you.

Likes
  • Lightweight stroller
  • Easy to fold and recline
  • Compact and great for traveling
  • Decent storage space
Dislikes
  • Not easy to maneuver on rough terrain
  • Wheels a bit fragile

Best Double Stroller for NYC

2. Kolcraft Cloud Lightweight and Compact Double Umbrella Stroller  

YSG Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Price: $

For parents with two kids, the Kolcraft Cloud lightweight double stroller is the best option for a compact umbrella stroller for NYC. For a double stroller, the Kolcraft Cloud is quite lightweight at 21 lbs. And is able to fold up really compact into the dimensions 13 L x 12.5 W x 43.5 H. This makes it a great traveling double stroller for taking on long/short trips, and also easily transporting with you. The stroller comes in first place for its compact fold, light weight, and multiple features you’d hope to get in an everyday stroller for NYC. 

Read below for the full list of features!

Kolcraft Cloud Lightweight Double Stroller Features:

Lightweight Stroller: There are lots of single strollers available on the market that weigh more than 21 lbs. Therefore, the Kolcraft Cloud is quite lightweight for a double stroller at just 21 lbs. The only downside is that it is only able to carry a total child’s weight of 35 lbs for each seat.

Quick and Compact Fold: This stroller’s fold is easily activated using the foot and one-hand. It folds up into the dimensions 13 L x 12.5 W x 43.5 H. Making it easy to store in a corner, in your car, or under a small space.

Extendable Canopies with Visor: This stroller includes a large sized extendable canopy with visor  for keeping out light rain and sun.

Independently Reclining Seats: A nice feature to have for a double stroller is the independent reclining seats. Allowing you recline the seat for each kid separately. One kid can take a nap while the other sits upright. Always nice to have that choice.

3-Point Harness: This might be a drawback for some parents. But the Kolcraft Cloud only has a 3-point harness instead of a five. However, it still helps to keep your kid safely tucked into the stroller seat.

Included Accessories: A cup holder for the parent is included when you purchase this stroller.

Child’s Weight: This stroller is only able to support max. weight of 70 lbs. Which is 35 lbs for each child.

Likes
  • Quick and easy fold
  • Lightweight and great for travel
  • Smooth and easy maneuver on smooth terrain
  • Large canopy and independent recline
  • Cheap and very affordable
Dislikes
  • No stroller basket
  • Can’t fit through small doors
  • Not suitable for kids above 35lbs

Best Jogging Stroller for NYC

3. BOB Gear Rambler Stroller

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)

Price: $$$

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Next on the list for best stroller for NYC is the BOB Gear Rambler Stroller. Its compact build makes it the best jogging stroller for NYC. You can easily navigate through the packed sidewalks, or paths at the park. The stroller is quite lightweight when compared to most jogging strollers, making it easy to carry with you or over curbs, etc. The top feature of the Rambler is its sturdy all-terrain wheels that give a smooth ride over any terrain – smooth or rough. The wheels also include a suspension system that helps to give you and your baby a smooth bump-free ride.

Apart from giving a great riding experience, the stroller includes nice features like a one-hand adjustable recline – great for when on-the-go, sun-proof canopy with peek-a-boo window, quick-release wheels, and car seat compatibility.

Extra note; BOB strollers are popular for being super sturdy which is what you’d get with the BOB Gear Rambler – a super sturdy, high quality all-terrain jogging stroller. 

Read below for the full list of features!

BOB Gear Rambler Jogging Stroller Features

All-Terrain Air Tires with Suspension System: The stroller tires are able to conquer all terrain and the suspension system gives you a bump-free ride especially on rough terrain.

Lockable Swiveling Front Wheels: It includes the lockable swiveling front wheel that allows for better maneuverability.

Car Seat Compatible: This stroller is also car seat compatible and accepts infant car seats from –  BOB Gear, Britax, Chicco, Graco, Peg Perego, Cybex, Maxi Cosi and Nuna. Note: the car seat and car seat adapters need to be purchased separately.

Newborn Stroller: By replacing the stroller seat with an infant car seat, you can travel with your newborn aboard the stroller. 

One-Hand, Multi-Position Recline: The stroller seat is able to recline into multiple positions without requiring you to free up both hands. Your kid can either sit up straight, lay flat for a nap, or in between.

5-Point Harness: The stroller seat has a 5-point harness system that keeps your baby safely strapped to the stroller seat.

Large Storage Basket: This stroller also includes a large storage basket.

UPF 50+ Stroller Canopy with Peek-a-Boo Window: The stroller has a sunproof canopy that protects your baby against harmful UV rays, and also includes a peek-a-boo mesh for increased ventilation.

Child’s Weight: Weighing only 25 lbs, the Stroller is able to carry up to 75 lbs of child weight.

Likes
  • All terrain wheels with suspension system
  • Lockable swiveling front wheels
  • Car seat compatible
  • Carries up to 75 lbs
Dislikes
  • A bit pricey
  • No child cup holder or trays

Most Compact Stroller for NYC 

If you live in an apartment building with not enough space for storage, you’d want to consider a compact stroller that folds up really small and doesn’t take much space. 

4. GB Pockit Plus Stroller

Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)

Price: $$

Next on the list for best strollers for NYC is a super lightweight and compact stroller – the GB Pockit Plus stroller! It is a very simple, lightweight stroller with all the basic features you’d need in a stroller. It folds up into the most compact dimensions you can easily fit it into a backpack or fit it in a small corner of your NYC apartment. 

The best feature of the GB Pockit Plus is its super lightweight of just 12.3 lbs that makes it even more travel friendly, for planes, small cars, or simply carrying with you in a backpack. Although it is super lightweight, it is able to carry a child’s weight of up to 55 lbs. And its car seat compatible feature also makes it suitable for newborns. It includes a sunproof canopy and lockable swiveling wheels for easy maneuverability.  

The stroller’s lightweight and super compact fold makes it great for storing in small NYC apartments and also easy for maneuvering the busy streets of NYC. 

Read below for the full list of features!

GB Pockit Plus Stroller Features

Lightweight Car Seat Compatible Stroller: The GB Pockit Plus is one of the lightest car seat compatible strollers available on the market at just 12 lbs. It accepts any of the Cybex infant car seats allowing you to carry your newborn aboard the stroller.

Compact Stroller: The stroller folds up into the dimensions: 14 L x 12 W x 7 H inches. It is not just compact enough for airplanes but great for small cars, small apartment spaces and great for travel. 

Airplane Stroller: The stroller is lightweight and folds up so compact, you can take it with you on an airplane. You can fit it into the overhead storage compartment inside the airplane. 

Sunproof Stroller Canopy: The stroller includes a decent sized sunproof canopy that provides your kid with some shade and protection against harmful UV rays.

Stroller Basket: As an essential feature for all strollers, the stroller has a decent sized stroller basket for storing your on-the-go items.

Recline Strap: The stroller includes a strap that allows you to easily recline the stroller seat to a convenient position for your child. Allows you to adjust from an upright sitting position to more relaxed sitting positions.

5-Point Harness: In terms of safety, the stroller has a 5-point harness that keeps your kids safely strapped to the stroller seat.

Child Weight: The stroller can carry a child’s weight of up to 55 lbs.

Likes
  • Affordable lightweight stroller
  • Very compact fold and easy to store
  • Lightweight and sturdy stroller
  • Car seat compatible
Dislikes
  • Small stroller basket
  • Doesn’t have a flat recline for naps

Best Luxury Stroller for NYC

5. Uppababy Vista Stroller

YSG Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)

Price: $$$$

Looking for a stroller to be the envy of your NYC friends?? The Uppababy Vista earns its spot on this list as the best luxury Stroller for NYC! In terms of luxury and stylish design, the Uppababy Vista stands way above all the other strollers on this list although, it also comes with a pretty hefty price tag. 

The stroller has a sturdy yet stylish look that makes you instantly fall in love even before trying it out. Compared to the above strollers, the Vista provides a wider range of color options, allowing you to select what color suits you best. The stroller is a luxury stroller clearly designed with a lot of attention to detail while using very luxury fabrics and materials. 

It has features like an adjustable handlebar height, height adjustable canopy, car seat compatibility, and lots of stroller accessories. As an added bonus, it is also a convertible stroller! This makes it interesting for parents expecting a second kid. You can convert it from a single to double stroller by attaching a second seat, making it suitable for two kids. 

Read below for the full list of features:

Uppababy Vista Stroller Features

Convertible Stroller: The Uppababy Vista is also a convertible stroller that allows you to switch between riding with one or two kids. The stroller allows a combination of twin newborns, twin toddlers, or a newborn and a toddler. 

Car Seat Compatible: The stroller is also car seat compatible. You can directly attach the UppaBaby Mesa infant car seat without needing a car seat adaptor. As a bonus, you can also attach car seats from other brands – Chicco, Nuna, Maxi Cosi and Cybex, using the car seat adapter. Note: you’d have to buy the car seat adaptor separately.

Carrycot Compatible: The Uppababy Vista stroller is also carrycot compatible. Allows you to fit up to two carrycots on the stroller frame.

Newborn Stroller: By attaching two infant car seats or carrycots to the stroller frame, you can use the stroller for up to two newborns. Once older, you can switch to the stroller seats.

One-Hand Multi-Position Seat Recline: With one hand, you can easily adjust the recline for the stroller. 

Reversible Stroller Seat: The Uppababy Vista stroller seats can be easily adjusted to be either forward facing or backwards facing. 

5-Point Harness System: In terms of safety, the stroller has a 5-point harness system that allows you to strap your babies safely into the stroller seat.

Adjustable Handlebar Height: The stroller allows you to easily adjust the handlebar height to your desired position. This is great for when a taller or shorter parent has to push the stroller.

Extendable UPF 50+ Canopy: The stroller canopy is extendable by 3 panels and built with fabric that provides UV-ray protection for your kids.

Height Adjustable Canopy: A great feature to have is the height adjustable canopy that lets you adjust the height of the canopy. This lets the stroller truly grow with your kids because as they get bigger/taller, you can extend the height of the canopy.

Quick Self-Standing Fold: The stroller folds up easily into a self-standing position.

All-Wheel Suspension System: This feature gives a smooth bump-free riding experience for you and your babies.

Large Stroller Basket: The stroller includes a large basket for storing your on-the-go items.

Included Accessories: Like the above strollers, the Uppababy Vista also includes a few accessories in the stroller price:

  • 1 Bug Shield 
  • 1 Rain Cover
  • 1 Storage Bag
  • 1 Carrycot
  • 1 Stroller Seat Bumper bar

Child Weight: The included carrycot is able to carry up to 20 lbs – suitable for newborn. And the stroller seat is able to carry up to 50 lbs – suitable for a toddler.

Likes
  • Height adjustable canopy
  • Adjustable handlebar height
  • All-wheel suspension system
  • Quick-fold feature
  • Accessories included in the price
Dislikes
  • Pretty expensive
  • Stroller weight of 35 lbs.

You can also check out the newer 2020 version of the UppaBaby Vista – the Vista V2!

Bonus: Newborn Stroller for NYC

 Safety 1st Smooth Ride Travel System

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Price: $

While the Summer 3D Lite stroller is the best umbrella stroller for NYC, it cannot be used for newborns. Therefore, as a bonus, I have included a bonus stroller which is a top quality, affordable stroller that can be used for newborns. 

While the stroller is not as lightweight as the Summer 3D Lite, it is quite compact and has a more stylish design. It is also super affordable at just around $100. The stroller is car seat compatible allowing you to carry your newborn aboard the stroller, giving you a stylish and super affordable travel system. 

Read below for the full list of features!

Safety 1st Smooth Ride Travel System Features

Affordable Travel System: The Safety 1st Smooth Ride travel system is great for being high quality in terms of features and design, and also being really affordable at just $164.99. It includes the Smooth Ride stroller and the 35 LT rear facing infant car seat.

QuickClick Latch Feature: This feature allows you to quick and easily attach the car seat to the stroller frame.

Newborn Stroller: By replacing the stroller seat with the 35 LT rear facing infant car seat, your newborn can safely ride aboard the stroller.

Extendable Canopy: The stroller includes a large 3-panel extendable canopy for you baby.

Ventilated Canopy: The stroller canopy also includes a ventilation mesh that allows air flow in and out of the stroller. Also great for peeking at your toddler inside the stroller.

Stroller Basket: This stroller includes a decent-sized storage basket to help with storing your on-the-go items. 

Multi-Position Recline: This stroller is able to recline into multiple positions, allowing your baby to either sit upright, or lay flat for a nap. 

5-Point Harness: The stroller seat and car seat includes a 5-point harness to keep your baby safely strapped into the stroller seat.

One-Hand Quick Fold: The stroller folds up quick and easy with a simple one hand motion.

Child and Parent Tray with Cup Holder: The stroller includes a tray with two cup holders for both you and your baby at the front and at the rear of the stroller.

Child Weight: The stroller is able to carry a child’s weight of up to 50 lbs. While the infant car seat can take up to 35 lbs.

Likes
  • Affordable travel system
  • One-hand quick fold feature
  • Parent and child tray included
Dislikes
  • Small storage basket
  • Car seat a bit flimsy and hard to adjust harness

Conclusion: Best Stroller for NYC

That’s it for a full review of the best stroller for NYC! With the above stroller options, you get to choose what stroller suits you best! You can choose between a stroller that is super lightweight, or a stroller that is really compact for small apartment spaces, or a super stylish stroller that evokes the envy of other NYC moms!

I hope this article has provided you with enough information to help in making your purchase decision.

If you have any question or if something is not entirely clear to you, do not hesitate to contact me or put down your comment below. Thanks for reading, and happy shopping!!

xx Krista

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