The Land Rover of strollers, Mountain Buggy totally reinvented themselves in 2015. Here is Mountain Buggy’s 3-wheel lineup. Everything made prior to 2015 is now a legacy model.
Mountain Buggy, now owned by Phil & Teds, makes high quality, durable, no nonsense strollers for the all-terrain crowd. They upped their game by bringing a splash of style to the rugged durability that MB is known for.
Mountain Buggy’s 3-Wheel Lineup
Mountain Buggy Mini ~ $299
Mountain Buggy is competing in the urban space with the Mini (not to be confused with the Baby Jogger City Mini).
Features to be excited about on the MB Mini include:
- Lock-back or full swivel front wheel.
- 5-point buckle with tail free harness.
- Compatible with carrycot plus – a baby carrycot and parent facing seat.
- Full recline to upright stroller seat.
- Large canopy with adjustable hood height and flick out mesh sun visor.
Size & Weight
Of all the Mountain Buggy strollers, this one excites me the most. Why? Because a 16.5 lb compact, all-terrain stroller is completely unheard of.
This stroller is probably genetically closest to the Baby Jogger City Mini GT, which weighs in at 22.5 lbs. If you’ve been reading my reviews for a long time, you know that I feel that weight is one of the most important features of a stroller, especially for people who don’t have the luxury of wheeling it in and out of a garage every day (I used to live in the City, can you tell?).
Furthermore, the Mountain Buggy Mini has larger, more rugged 10” tires (vs. 8.75″ on the GT) — and did I mention the 6 lb weight difference? Perhaps, lol.
Like the City Mini GT, the Aerotech tires on the MB Mini never need to be re-inflated and cannot pop. Does that really matter? – yes! Re-inflating your tires is a huge pain, ask anyone who owns a jogging stroller. I repeat: HUGE pain.
On the latest model of the MB Mini, you’ll also find a solid “curb pop,” meaning it’s super easy to ‘pop’ the front wheel up curbs (helpful for city parents). You’ll also find a front lock, which allows parents to change from lock-back to full swivel mode on the front wheel, with just a flick of a lever.
Folding & Carrying
The only thing I like better on the City Mini GT is the fold (it’s really tough to beat, not gonna lie), although the fold on the new Mountain Buggies is 10x better than what it used to be; MB Mini now has an easy one-hand fold.
The fold size is compact and should fit in most compact trunks.
Canopy, Storage, Accessories
I also like the adjustable handlebar, which is great for parents who are particularly short or tall. It also has a decent storage basket and a nice canopy.
For using it with a car seat (only), you can remove the fabrics, which gives you a simple car seat travel system (below). Note that you do not have to remove the stroller seat fabrics in order to use it with the car seat if you don’t want to.
With an adapter (sold separately), the Mini is compatible with the following infant car seats:
- Mountain Buggy Protect
- Peg Perego Primo Viaggio
- Nuna Pipa
- Graco SnugRide: Classic Connect (22, 32, 35) and Click Connect 35
- Chicco: KeyFit
- Maxi-Cosi: Mico, Mico AP, Pebble, CabrioFix (excluding Max 30)
- Cybex: Aton
- Phil&Teds Alpha
For the newborn (0-6 month) crowd, you can buy a bassinet (the Carrycot Plus), which later converts to a rear-facing child seat by changing the fabric set (below). This is very cool!! The Mountain Buggy Carrycot is one of my very favorites. Baby Alice lived in her carrycot for the better part of 6 months.
Bottom line: The Mountain Buggy Mini is the smallest and lightest all-terrain urban stroller on the market. It’s perfect for urban dwellers who live in older cities with uneven surfaces, like brick or cobblestone roads, cable car tracks, etc. Note that it’s really not designed for super heavy-duty terrain.
Mountain Buggy Swift ~ $399
The big brother to the Mini, the Swift is another compact, all-terrain stroller that weighs in at 20 lbs. With the Swift, you get a hand brake and 10″ true air-filled tires that are key for navigating some more challenging terrain, such as hills and trails. Air-filled tires do require more maintenance, but what you get in exchange is incredible suspension and an effortless one-handed push.
Compared to other strollers on the market, the Swift is somewhere in between the Baby Jogger City Mini GT and the Bumbleride Indie.
The Swift has the same infant car seat compatibility and carrycot situation as the Mini (above). Bumper bar, adjustable handlebar, and bottle holder included.
Here’s what’s new and improved from previous models of the Swift:
- Longer handlebar and hood that can move up and down the frame.
- One-hand fast fold with hidden automatic frame lock
- Handbrake, with green ‘go’ and red ‘stop’ indicators
- New colors (see below)
- Softer, durable canvas fabrics that wipe clean and are water and fade resistant
Bottom line: A compact, yet legit all-terrain experience. Great for urban and real all-terrain use. Will still fit in small trunks. Lots of utility for the price.
Urban Jungle Luxury Collection ~ $649
Next up the Mountain Buggy food chain is the fabulousth new Urban Jungle Luxury Collection. This is the same Urban Jungle that we know and love, except the Luxury Collection is wearing a tux. There are two fashions available (below) and they are truly unique.
This stroller also comes with a matching satchel bag, a changing mat, and bag clips.
And the handlebar, my God. It’s all Porsch-ey and stuff.
Now with 12″ aeromaxx wheels, the Urban Jungle rides like a dream. Note that at 25 lbs with 12” tires, this stroller is getting into heavy territory, much like the BOB Revolution and other joggers (though this one is not a jogger; for that, see the next stroller on the list, the Terrain).
It has the same car seat compatibility carrycot option as the ones listed above. The carrycot for this one is all matchey-matchey. If you are the type of mom who puts on real clothes and a bra every day as opposed to yoga pants (more power to ya!), this stroller most definitely makes a statement. A beautiful one.
Bottom line: This is the stroller for the mom who demands fashion + all-terrain. A fashionable, sporty hiker-mom. Like the Bumbleride Indie, it’s beauty + brains. It’s not lightweight, but the push and steering is like no other. Perfect for a fashionable mom who can wheel it from the garage to the park (heaving it in and out of the car would not be ideal). Complete with the new Mountain Buggy fold mechanism, this stroller gets two thumbs up.
Mountain Buggy Terrain ~ $599
Please see full review in Jogging Stroller Guide.
Mountain Buggy +one ~ $699
In a nutshell: New and better fold, comes with a “newborn mattress” instead of a carrycot, no metal piece separating the front and back seats, both seats can recline and hand brake.
Please see the full review, which lives in the Double Stroller Guide, all-terrain tandems.
Can you put the car seat on the mini without having to take off the seat fabric?
Hi Natasha! Yes, you can absolutely put the car seat on the mini without having to take off the seat fabric.
Hello, does the mountain buggy swift 2015 incline all the way sitting upright? Also what would you recommend most between the mountain buggy swift bumbleride indie and Phil&ted dash