The Best Budget Lightweight Strollers for 2017

Great Quality for a Great Price

A selection of the best budget lightweight strollers $100 and less. Use this updated guide for 2016 to find yours.

Investing in a lightweight, easy to use stroller doesn't have to involve a lot of money. As a matter of fact, some of the highest-rated, most popular strollers are in this category!

You'll be surprised to find that some of these brands don't even surpass $100, yet they've gotten excellent parent and professional ratings.

A couple of these budget lightweight strollers might go over the hundred dollar mark by a few dollars, but prices fluctuate so much, so often, that if you can swing a couple dollars, then it might well be worth investigating that particular stroller. 

On the other hand, if you want more choice, and don't mind an umbrella stroller, then take a look at my Top Budget Umbrella Strollers Guide for 2017. 

Here are the best lightweights in the budget category.

Best Budget Lightweight Strollers 2017

Baby Trend TriFold Mini


One of the newer strollers in the Baby Jogger line, the TriFold Mini has a sleek and compact design popular with many products coming out recently. The TriFold reminds me of the GB Qbit LTE stroller, but for half the price. The TriFold Mini weighs only 10 pounds and is named after its unique fold that collapses into an incredibly small size. Included is a carrying strap for your transport convenience. Plus it's one of the nicest looking budget lightweight strollers under $100!


Other features include an adjustable leg rest, padded 5-point safety harness, multi-position seat recline and a generous sun canopy with a mesh panel peek-a-boo window. Parents get a good size storage basket for such a small stroller, foot-activated rear brakes, single wheels with excellent maneuverability and an ergonomic handle bar set high enough for your strolling comfort. 

Because this stroller does not recline flat, it is recommended for infants six months and older. However, the adjustable leg rest does flip up to give some additional enclosure for smaller babies. The TriFold Mini is designed to hold your child up to 45 pounds.

So far reviews have been excellent with overall 4½-star ratings for the compact fold and travel convenience. Customers like the wheels and maneuverability, saying the wheels are more rubbery than hard plastic, which helps smooth out the ride. 

See this demo video of all the fantastic features in action:

Top Reasons to Buy

Super light weight - a good option for travel

Excellent maneuverability and performance

Compact "tri" fold for tight spaces

Kolcraft Cloud Plus

$55-80 depending on color

Compact and lightweight for busy parents, the Kolcraft Cloud Plus is ideal for quick trips. It is a light weight, compact product that weighs only 11.8 pounds and has an easy one-hand compact fold that stands on its own.

For kids, the Cloud Plus has a multi-position seat recline, adjustable sun canopy with extended visor and snack tray.

 A 5-point quick release buckle keeps your kiddo safe and this lightweight baby stroller holds up to 50 pounds.

Parents, you get a generous storage basket and parent tray with two deep cup holders. Not many lightweight strollers have so many goodies and not get too heavy.

The Cloud Plus has gotten 4-star reviews from many, many happy parents who recommend this product; it is an Amazon #1 Best Seller in the lightweight department! However, Consumer Reports has a slightly different view. Discover all the whats and whys when you read the Kolcraft Cloud Plus review.

Top Reasons to Buy

Stand-alone compact fold

Roomy storage basket beneath seat

Lots of amenities for a small price and light weight

Graco Verb


Simple and elegant, the Graco Verb has all the features you want in a lightweight stroller - plus more!

I like the single front wheels, vs. the double front wheels, like you see in the Cloud Plus above. The overall look and design of the Verb is sleek and modern. It reminds me of the sleek lightweight stroller from BabyHome which is 3x more expensive!

The Verb holds your child up to 50 pounds, yet weighs less than 20 pounds. Install your Graco Click Connect car seat for a convenient travel system. 

The seat is nicely padded and has multi-reclining positions for comfort and a decent sized canopy protects from the sun. Suspension and locking front swivel wheels smooths out the ride, especially over bumpier surfaces. 

Mom gets a generous storage basket and parent tray with cup holders. The one-hand, self-standing fold and the included carry strap are very convenient for on-the-go errands or travel. 

So far reviews from parents like you have given this newer member of the Graco family 4½-star ratings for the easy fold and excellent maneuvering.

Graco has a good selection of other highly rated lightweight strollers to browse through too.

See this Graco video demo for the Verb:

Top Reasons to Buy

Convenient one-handed self-standing fold

Stylish with attractive colors

Sturdy and well-built with quality

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