With beauty and brains, a Bumbleride stroller is the rare Miss America contestant who also studies microbiology. She climbs Kilimanjaro for fun, speaks Mandarin fluently, and she has no cellulite. We hate her, but we secretly want to be her.
The Bumbleride Indie is a beautiful, compact, lightweight, all-terrain stroller and you can (sort of) jog with it.
The Bumbleride Indie is the lovechild of the BOB Revolution (a super technical, all-terrain stroller with sporty, masculine colors) and the UPPAbaby Cruz (compact, highly-functional with a fantastic canopy and storage).
While no stroller is perfect, this one is an overachiever.
Size & Weight
The newest version of the Indie weighs in at 24 lbs, which is very lightweight for an all-terrain stroller. In comparison, the UPPAbaby Cruz V2 and the BOB Revolution Flex weigh in at 25 lbs and 28.5 lbs respectively.
The fabrics on this stroller are simply amazing.
The interior of the fabric is a bamboo/nylon blend, which helps wick away sweat and regulate temperature, while the exterior is 100% recycled PET (plastic bottles and such). It’s a win for everyone. The seat reclines completely flat and folds up on both ends to create a snuggly enclosure.
The only thing the seat can’t do (that you may wish for when spending this much) is reverse to face the rear, but all-terrain jogging strollers typically do not have a rear-facing option. In fact, a fixed seat is what gives it stability over heavy terrain.
The seat has comfortable shoulder pads and an elegant 5-point breakaway harness (above).
Car Seat Compatibility
Canopy, Storage, Accessories
Bumbleride nailed the essential things that are must-haves for parents: a huge canopy, a large storage basket, a lay-flat recline — you can even take it for a light jog. Check, check, check!
The huge UPF 45 canopy has a magnetic peekaboo window that can stay open for better air flow.
The handle bar swivels up and down to accommodate people of all heights, but it does not telescope. Thus, for you really tall people (taller than 6’2″ ish), I would look for a stroller with a telescoping handle bar because, in all honesty, you’ll probably end up kicking the back of the stroller with the handle bar rotated all the way up.
Bumbleride added additional storage pockets throughout the stroller; in the cargo basket for the pump, in the stroller seat for your kiddo and behind the backrest. While it doesn’t come with a parent storage tray, you can buy one separately.
The Indie has three 12″ air-filled tires (pump included) and all-wheel suspension. This is in contrast to dad (BOB), which has a giant 16″ tire in the rear — and mom (UPPAbaby Cruz), who has dainty 8.25″ tires in the rear.
If you were Goldilocks, this would be your perfect-sized wheel.
This stroller floats along like a cloud and can easily be steered with one hand.
If you lock the front wheel, you can do some light jogging with the Indie, but keep in mind it is not a distance running stroller. For you marathoners and distance runners, you need a serious jogging stroller.
Folding & Carrying
The Indie has a one-step fold (most all-terrains have a two-step). Once you close the frame, it auto-locks on one side and (kind of) stands in place. It also fits into even the smallest of trunks.
Bottom line: They nailed the biggies with this stroller: the great ride, one-handed steering, a large canopy, a large storage basket, lightweightey-ness, a full recline, and the BEAUTY factor. Yes, you can (almost) have it all! The quality of construction is obvious in every component of this stroller. Our only complaint is the non-telescoping handle bar, which could cause a problem for tall parents with a long stride.
Mom and Dad, you made a beautiful baby — congrats! Just don’t tell the grandparents. 😉