When looking for a travel pram or stroller, it’s important to consider factors such as its weight and size, as well as how easily it can be folded and carried. It’s also important to make sure the stroller meets Australian safety standards and has features that will make it comfortable for your child.
Additionally, consider the specific needs of your child, such as age and size, and read reviews to compare different models before making a decision. Ultimately, the right travel pram or compact stroller will make your journey more comfortable and stress-free, allowing you to fully enjoy your vacation without worrying about whether it will fit in the overhead cabin or not!
Top 5 factors to consider when buying a travel pram or compact stroller:
Weight and Size: A lightweight and compact stroller is essential for travel, as it will be easier to carry, lift and store in tight spaces, such as in the overhead cabin of an airplane or in the car boot space of a rental.
Ease of folding and carrying: The best travel prams or strollers are easy to fold and unfold, and have a carrying handle or shoulder strap for added convenience.
Safety features: Make sure the travel pram or stroller you choose meets safety standards and has the necessary features such as 5 point harnesses, brakes, and locking mechanisms to keep your child secure.
Durability: Consider the materials and construction of the stroller, as well as the warranty offered by the manufacturer, to ensure the stroller will withstand the wear and tear of travel.
Adaptability: Think about your travel plans and the environments you will be in, whether it be a city, beach, or countryside, choose a stroller that can adapt to different terrains and situations, such as having air-filled tires for a smooth ride on rough terrain.
1. Bugaboo Butterfly – $749
Behold the ultra-compact Bugaboo Butterfly, the one-second fold pram for city and travel life. Fold and unfold the Butterfly at lightning speed and enjoy total freedom on your daily commute or weekend getaway. It’s lightweight, easy to manoeuvre, yet super sturdy for wherever adventure takes you and your growing baby.
- Easily fold & unfold in a second without adjusting anything
- Small and lightweight (7.3 kg), including leg rest, carry strap & seat inlay
- Spacious and accessible underseat basket to carry all you need (up to 8 kg)
- Large and adjustable seat provides first-class comfort for your growing baby
- Ultra-compact fold (IATA compatible) to store in overhead compartments, car trunks or small corridors
2. Redsbaby SKIP2 – $449
Enjoy more family adventures with the ultra-compact, nimble and featherweight Redsbaby SKIP². Weighing in at only 6.5kg, the Redsbaby SKIP² features a large extension canopy, flat recline and easy access 5kg basket, making it the ideal second stroller to take on family holidays, city commutes and quick trips to the park, shops or café.
- Travel friendly stroller, and perfect as a second stroller
- Lightweight and ultra-compact fold
- Extra large UPF+ extension canopy
- New refined aesthetics and functionality
3.Karion Travel Stroller – $269
The Karion Travel Stroller is an essential item for any parent who travels frequently. It offers the perfect balance of convenience and style without compromising on comfort. Whether you’re on vacation, exploring a new city, or simply running errands, the Karion is designed to meet the needs of busy parents. Its compact design takes up minimal space, making it a great choice for travel when space is at a premium. The stroller is perfect for modern parents who are always on the move.
- Fold out in seconds
- Measuring just 50cm x 33cm x 20cm when folded – it really is compact!
- Fits in overhead plane compartments
- Weighs just 4.9Kg
- Suitable for a baby from 6 months up to 17 kg (approx. 4 years)
- SPF 50 Flip out sunshade
- A five-point safety harness – over the shoulders, hips and through the legs
4. BabyZen YOYO2 – $829.95
The YOYO² stroller folds and unfolds in a moment, can be worn over the shoulder and tucks in anywhere. Catch the train, get on a bus, jump in a Uber or fly to the other side of the world! This versatile stroller is ultra compact and super sturdy, YOYO² provides optimal daily comfort to your child.
- YOYO² protects your child up to a weight of 22 kg*
- Lightweight: 6.2 kg in the 6+ version, 6.6 kg with the newborn pack, or 8.1 kg with the bassinet.
- Carry on the shoulder with its padded shoulder strap.
- Hytrel® elastomer suspension, unique technology.
- Handlebar in soft faux leather and tether strap.
- Supplied with a carrying bag.
- Basket supports up to 5 kg.
5. Silver Cross Jet 3 Eclipse – $519
The ultra-compact, cabin approved pushchair just got an upgrade! Designed with parents in mind, Jet 3 now includes the innovative new Genius buckle. Easy-to-use magnetic fastenings fit together with three simple clicks, taking the pain and frustration out of fastening little ones into their stroller.
- Genius buckle
- Unique, one-motion fold
- Super lightweight
- Perfect for travelling
- Suitable from birth
- UPF50+ sun protection hood
6. Uppababy Minu V2 – $629
Designed for your daily adventure, exciting excursions and travels, the MINU V2 offers modern convenience in a portable, lightweight stroller. At just under 6.8 kgs, it offers compact and lightweight maneuverability.
- Roomy and comfortable seat that holds up to 23kg
- One-handed, one-step fold, stands when folded
- Large, easy-access basket that can hold 9kg
- Extendable, pop out SPF 50+ Sunshade
- All wheel-suspension
- Lightweight, portable design with carry handle and shoulder strap
- Built-in carry handle and shoulder strap
- Includes a storage bag
7. Little Lou ITTI – $389
Ultra Lightweight, Compact, Travel Pram & Stroller. Not to mention, a really great price for the budget-conscious.
- Lightweight, Sturdy Frame, just 7.3 kg
- Convenient One-hand fold system
- Travel handle allows to pull behind like luggage
- Newborn to 22kgs
- 5-point adjustable safety harness
- Extra-large hood with zipper airflow mesh section
- Peek-a-boo flap
8. Edwards & Co. Otto – $449
Otto is the ultimate all-rounder! Otto comes with a complimentary travel bag with a handy strap to either use over your shoulder or pull along beside you!
- From newborn, right up to 20kg.
- Only 7kgs – fold with one hand.
- The perfect travel companion.
- Fits in the overhead locker.
- PU rubber wheels.
9. Babyhood Air Compact – $499
For all your fun filled family adventures (and sometimes the mundane grocery shopping), this one has everything you need in a compact, super light stroller with a new assisted auto fold mechanism which makes light work of busy days out and about.
- The unique super lightweight design delivers a complete all-round solution for parents, on the go with a feather lightweight.
- It is newborn ready with a reclinable seat or you can use it with your infant capsule – as it is travel system compatible.
- The seat includes luxury features for your baby including a larger seat for growing toddlers, beautiful luxury washable textiles, leatherette bumper bar and handlebar, generous storage basket for your shopping needs and a carry bag for travelling.
- The powder coated aluminium frame is strong and stable and it is weight tested to 18kgs – which is a mighty heavy toddler.
- It has a smooth glide wheel system with high density EVA wheels which provide you with easy control and steering to navigate all sorts of terrain with ease, even the bumpy ones.
10. Mountain Buggy Nano V3 – $449
The Mountain Buggy Nano is the ultimate travel stroller – simple to use, light, compact and designed to fit in many carry-on luggage units. Now featuring a full recline fabric sling seat, providing a lie flat solution for newborns.
- Full recline fabric sling seat providing a lie flat mode that is perfect for newborns
- Ultra lightweight at less than 6kgs with a carry handle and shoulder strap – ideal for travel or the perfect secondary buggy
- Easy two-step compact fold designed to fit in many carry-on luggage units or to leave in the car for quick trips
- Travel system ready with universal car seat adaptors included to easily attach an infant car seat
- Additional newborn comfort when paired with our additional cocoon essential
- Travel satchel included to protect your nano whilst travelling
*YOYO² is certified for 22 kg (48,5 lbs) under European EN 1888 standard. However, maximum weight allowance may vary according to your local standard.