Top Lightweight Travel System Stroller Picks for 2017

Lightweight Stroller Plus Matching Car Seat

This guide will help you choose the best lightweight travel system stroller for your needs.

Not that long ago, if you wanted a lightweight stroller or an umbrella stroller, you simply had to wait until your baby was at least six months old or later to be able to use it. Smaller strollers simply did not have the structure, strength or balance to safely accommodate a car seat. 

However, today there are more and more lightweight options that safely hold a car seat. The lightweight travel system strollers highlighted here vary in weight, price, functionality and design. Whether you intend to do errands, extensive travel, or live in a small urban setting, one of these products will likely fit the bill. 

Best Lightweight Travel System Strollers Guide 2017

Britax B-Agile 3

$410-$440 depending on color and seller

Here is a lightweight stroller that is giving the Baby Jogger City Mini a serious challenge. The Britax B-Agile3 with the B-Safe 35 car seat is the #1 selling travel system  on Amazon! Weighing in at 16½ pounds, this stroller is sturdy and durable as well as attractive. What else makes the B-Agile take a place in the winner's circle? It has a huge sun canopy, a really nice, roomy seat and a compact easy fold that automatically locks.

What do parents like about the B-Agile? Moms say they love the maneuverability and that it can go over rather rough terrain, though it is not an all-terrain stroller. Parents also write in to say how much they appreciate the easy fold and the one-handed seat recline. You can also buy lots of accessories!

Reviews have been phenomenal; we're talking 4½ stars as well as rave reviews from various mommy and baby blogs. This lightweight travel system stroller comes with the Britax B-Safe 35 infant car seat, a Consumer Reports recommended product with a "Best" rated for crash protection. 

 Read the review to discover more about this popular and well-loved stroller and travel system!

Top Reasons to Buy

Highly-rated Britax B-Safe 35 car seat for safety

Easy steering and one-handed fold

Light weight convenience

Chicco Viaro

$350 for car seat and stroller together

If you've ever wanted a lightweight travel system stroller for your newborn, then look no further than the Chicco Viaro. Released last spring (2016), the Viaro is a light weight three-wheeler weighing just 18 pounds, making it an instant favorite for on-the-go parents.

The stroller comes with a Chicco Keyfit 30 infant car seat, a Recommended Buy with Consumer Reports, rated Best Crash Protection. The canopy on the stroller covers the car seat hood for full coverage.

The Viaro has a full-size seat with a weight capacity of 50 pounds and a 5-point safety harness that grows with your child. You'll appreciate the child's snack tray and parent console, both with two cup holders. The three-wheel design gives parents agile maneuverability in tight spaces. Plenty of storage space beneath the seat has enough room to carry all your baby essentials. 

So far the Chicco Viaro has been getting 5-star reviews from happy moms who recommend it for the light weight, compact convenience. Many reviews mention liking the one-handed standing fold and the canopy coverage used in conjunction with the car seat.

This little demo video shows you how the Viaro looks and works:

Top Reasons to Buy

Keyfit car seat sits clicks right in, no adapters

Great maneuvering and light weight

Plenty of storage space

Mountain Buggy Nano

$350 for car seat and stroller

Continuing the trend of VERY light weight urban stroller products, Mountain Buggy introduces us to the ultra-convenient Nano.

Parents, if you travel by air you know what a pain it is just getting there, boarding, and departing. Dealing with a cumbersome stroller and tending your child makes it even more difficult.

This is where the new Mountain Buggy Nano steps in. The easy two-step fold on this lightweight stroller compacts it down to a size accepted by most airlines for carry on luggage. Pop it into the overhead bin and you're good to go. One easy flick opens it again once you reach your destination.

The Nano weighs only 13 pounds and has a single handle bar for one-handed maneuverability. The seat uses a strap recline for any angle your child needs for comfort. An adjustable leg rest provides support, and a three-point safety harness secures your child. A sun canopy with flip-out visor shields little eyes and front-end suspension smooths the ride. It is travel system ready and accommodates most car seat brands.

The car seat that comes with this lightweight travel system stroller is called the Mountain Buggy Protect. It is one of the lightest car seats on the market, weighing 8.3 pounds.The Protect accommodates babies between 4 and 35 pounds and up to 32 inches long. It has high side impact protection with EPS Foam and includes a seat wedge and head support inserts for newborns. The car seat has 4½-star reviews.

Parents are giving the Nano 4½-star reviews for the quality and being feature-rich for the compact size and weight. The Nano almost universally makes the travel experience for parents much more pleasant and convenient. Learn more from this informative video review:

Top Reasons to Buy

Stroller is airline regulation carry-on size

Light weight, yet feature rich

Car seat made of high quality, light weight materials 

Graco Verb
Click Connect

$161 - $180 depending on color and seller

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 matching Graco Click Connect car seat for a convenient travel system. The SnugRide Click Connect 30 car seat holds baby up to 30 pounds and 3" long.

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 lightweight travel system stroller 5-star ratings for the easy fold and excellent maneuvering.

Graco has a good selection of other highly rated lightweights, most of which have a travel system option.

See this Graco video demo for the Verb:

Top Reasons to Buy

Convenient one-handed self-standing fold

Matching SnugRide Click Connect car seat installs with audible "click" sound for peace of mind

Sturdy and well-built with quality

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