Bumbleride Flite Lightweight Compact Travel Stroller Review
Designed for the busiest of parents who want to transport their little ones in style, the Bumbleride Flite Lightweight Compact Travel Stroller packs a high level of functionality in a lightweight design. Features like adjustable recline, full suspension and car seat compatibility, puts the Bumbleride Flite in a different league from regular umbrella strollers.
The Bumbleride Flite has been on the market since 2010 and has evolved into one of the best umbrella type strollers available. We’re reviewing the new Aqua model, which was released mid 2012.
- Easy, compact fold; Cargo basket
- 100% polyester materials
- Constructed with anodized aluminium frame
- Multi-adjustable backrest and footrest with recline position
- Dual front and rear wheel suspension
- Sun canopy
Ride in Style with the Bumbleride
When pushing the Bumbleride Flite with its comfortable ergonomic handles you’ll be turning heads wherever you go due to its beautiful styling and cool Aqua color. The large sun canopy features SPF 45 UV lining to provide great sun protection so your child will be safe from the sun’s harmful rays in the hot summer months. The materials used are made with 100% polyester so the fabric is lightweight, durable and not irritating on your baby’s skin.
Due to its anodized aluminium frame, this stroller is highly durable yet weighs a mere 13lbs so you can lift it up comfortably during a busy hot day without straining yourself. Furthermore, the compact fold feature allows you to quickly fold the stroller down to a small footprint so it can be stored away somewhere without taking up much room.
Dual Wheel Suspension
Both the front and rear wheels of the Flite have their own dual suspension system, so your baby will experience the smoothest of rides as you take to the city streets even over rough surfaces.
The range of adjustable options due to the well thought out ergonomics is one of the key reasons why the Flite is so highly regarded amongst parents. The reclining backrest offers a near full recline so you’re newborn can lie back and sleep in comfort. Backrest support is also included with comfortable padding to give your baby ample back support. The adjustable footrest is very versatile by allowing you to alter the height or extend it for when your little one is fast asleep.
Several accessories are included as standard with the stroller and some accessories are available separately. These include a Cup Holder, Car Seat Adapter, Infant Headrest & Shoulder Pads plus a Shoulder Strap.
The Car Seat Adapter is compatible with many of the top branded car seats in the market as listed below.
- Baby Trend Flex Loc
- Britax Chaperone
- Chicco Keyfit 30
- Combi Shuttle
- Graco Snugride
- Graco Snugride 32
- Graco Snugride 35
- Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30
Pros and Cons
Stylish, durable, flexible, comfortable, the Bumbleride Flite has been designed to be practical, easy on the eye and ergonomically advanced. The level of flexibility provided such as the reclining seat allows this stroller to accommodate newborns so it can be used from birth.
The 50lbs weight capacity is particularly impressive for a stroller weighing just 13lbs, so you’re child won’t outgrow this stroller quickly.
The Flite doesn’t disappoint in many areas, but lack of storage is one area we feel could be improvised upon. The lower storage basket is pretty small so you can’t fit in certain baby items such as a large diaper bag.
We’ve considered all aspects of the Bumbleride Flite Lightweight Compact Travel Stroller and we’re really impressed at what Bumbleride have delivered. This stroller has all the important key elements needed for the busy city dweller that requires a practical, durable lightweight stroller they can rely on to transport their baby in comfort.