Best Lightweight Reversing Seat Strollers for 2018

Options without the Bulk 

These are the best lightweight reversing seat strollers because you want options, not big bulk. Here are the top 2018 brands under 20 pounds.

This is perhaps the fastest growing category this year; parents want a reversing seat convertible stroller without the huge size. Many convertible, or reversing seat strollers, are full sized, full-featured products with all the bells and whistles. Think you can't have it all with a light weight stroller? Think again.

Some of these light weight reversing seat convertible strollers DO HAVE all the features you want, yet retain the small footprint.

You still like the option to have a car seat or bassinet placed on the chassis - or frame - for a stylish travel system while your baby is a newborn. You just need that frame to be smaller. 

The reversing seat is the key to your heart. When baby is big enough for the toddler seat, you want maintain that precious face-to-face contact, but again, without a big bulky seat. Whether parent facing, or outward facing, you want a stroller you can take traveling with you, or keep in your small car or living space. 

Best Lightweight Reversing Seat Strollers 2018



Bugaboo Bee5

$739 - $809 (for seat, canopy & frame together)

Without a doubt, Bugaboo is the very definition of the luxury lightweight stroller. The modern design is made for urban living, for on-the-go parents who want a product that takes them from place to place with convenience and ease. The compact size has a narrower footprint than full-sized buggies, and tight spaces are accessible, whether it's a small storage closet or the back of a packed car trunk. 

An adjustable-height handle provides pushing comfort whether you're tall or short. The mesh storage basket is bigger enough to store a large bag, plus you can hang one off the handle if you need to. Steering is buttery smooth and the brakes engage in one step.

The Bee's seat is reversible; when your baby is really young, face-to-face contact is a lovely connection. If you prefer to use your car seat (Britax, Chicco, Maxi Cosi  & Cybex) Bugaboo has an adapter (sold separately) that you snap right onto the chassis. The Bee5 has the option to use a bassinet.

Turn the seat around when baby is older and the stroller holds your child up to 37½ pounds, which really is not that much weight in comparison with these other strollers. The backrest and sun canopy are both height adjustable to grow with your child into toddlerhood. The seat has three reclining positions from nearly flat to straight upright. The sun canopy on the Bee5 now has a zipped extendable panel and comes down  nearly to the seat, but still does not have a peek-a-boo window.

Performance on the Bugaboo Bee5 is stellar, with independent suspension in each of the foam-filled rubber wheels. Turning and steering your Bee is effortless and one-handed.

For a complete look at the Bee5, take a look at this video review/demonstration by Pish Posh Baby, and check them out to buy yours.


Top Reasons to Buy

Gliding maneuverability and superb performance

Upgraded extendable sun canopy

792 (!!) possible color combination choices 




Cybex Mios 

(no reviews yet)

$650-$850 (depending on collection)

Here's a luxury, full-featured stroller that is also light weight and incredibly convenient: The Cybex Mios. Giving the Bugaboo Bee5 a run for its money, the Mios holds its own with quality rich in features for modern urban families on the go.

The Cybex Mios is just over 19 pounds and less than 20 inches wide. It holds your child up to 50 pounds and has a full size seat that is meant to hold bigger children.

Breathable mesh on the seatback is a highlight. During colder months, use the padding and simply remove it for those hot days to provide healthy air circulation. A padded 5-point safety harness keeps your child snug and a one-handed seat recline lays nearly flat and is suitable for newborns.  The seat reverses one-handed as well, so your baby faces you or the world. And baby can hang on to the faux leather swing away bumper bar.

The canopy has fantastic coverage with two panels. A zip-out 3rd panel provides the most coverage and a peek-a-boo mesh panel at the top has a magnetic flap to check in without disturbing your sleeping passenger. 

All-wheel suspension smooths the ride on six inch wheels. The basket holds a surprisingly large amount for being such a small stroller - think of a huge diaper bag. Flip your stroller closed with one hand and it is self-standing, ready for convenient storage. And parents of all different heights will stroll in comfort with an adjustable height handle. 

Not many reviews in yet, but Cybex is well-known to produce quality strollers, and the video experts are liking it, so you can feel confident this is a top choice for 2018.

Here's a review to get you started:

Are you confused about whether to choose between the Bee5 or the Mios? This video will be helpful:


Top Reasons to Buy

Mesh seat back for hot days, snug padding for cooler days

One-handed everything: recline, reversing seat, and fold

High fashion design collections for a WOW factor 




Quinny Zapp Flex

$270 - $350 (depending on color)

If you like contemporary, sleek design, yet full functionality, then check out the  Quinny Zapp Flex. This amazing little stroller has a reclining seat that is both removable and reversible. Quinny's always improving their products and the Zapp Flex now has machine washable fabrics, a better folding mechanism and a redesigned legrest. 

The Zapp is best known for outstanding maneuverability. It weighs 21 pounds, yet unfolds to a full-sized stroller with a 50 pound weight limit; the Zapp has lots of room for your growing child.

This lightweight reversing seat stroller has one feature about it that parents who like to travel shall find indispensable, but you'll have to read the Quinny Zapp review to find out what it is plus all the newly upgraded features in the Zapp Flex.

For your newborn baby, the Zapp frame holds a Maxi Cosi infant car seat so you can have a compact travel system stroller for the first months of your child's life.

Customers who have bought this stroller give it 4-star ratings because they love the maneuverability and compact size.

Top Reasons to Buy

Sleek-looking design

Compact folding size - popular for travel!

Turn-on-a-dime maneuvering





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