Top Lightweight Travel System Stroller Picks for 2018

Lightweight Stroller Plus Matching Car Seat

This 2018 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 for 2018 reviews and guide.

Best Lightweight Travel System Strollers Guide 2018

babyzen Yoyo+

$495 (not including car seat)
photo does not include car seat as a travel system set

BabyZen Yoyo+ is a popular travel stroller in that it folds up small enough for airplane overhead bins and weighs a scant 13 pounds. But don't let the small size fool you - this stroller is comfy for your child with a reclining seat, adjustable leg rest and a suspension system called "soft drive" that smooths out bumpy terrain. 

Turn this adorable stroller into a handy travel system with a Cybex infant car seat or with the stylish carry cot that you'll see in my review. 

The Yoyo+ has a padded 5-point safety harness with a sturdy buckle. The canopy has a flip-out visor and offers full coverage.

For parents, you will love the ample storage in the basket beneath the seat, accessible from the front or rear. You can fit a large diaper bag in there. There's also a zippered pocket for your smaller items at the back of the canopy.

The innovative, compact fold is easy to do with two steps and has its own carry strap and travel bag. A rain shield is also included with purchase. 

Reviews so far have been strongly positive, averaging 4½-star ratings praising the compact convenience and smooth steering. Discover more about the Babyzen Yoyo Plus with lots of photos - especially in folded/travel mode - video demos and reviewer's comments in the in-depth review.

Top Reasons to Buy

Airline-ready compact fold with travel bag.

Super smooth steering and suspension.

Large amount of storage for such as small stroller

Britax B-Agile 

$300-$349 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, and at the time of writing, this lightweight travel system stroller is an Amazon Choice. 

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. The canopy on the stroller covers the car seat hood for full coverage.

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

Cybex Agis M-Aire 3


Lightweight three-wheelers are extremely popular for good reason: they are very easy to steer and maneuver in tight places, and often you can do it one-handed!

Engineered and designed in Germany, the compact Cybex Agis M-Aire 3 has clean and simple lines, yet has all the functionality you need to take your child from birth through toddlerhood. 

This stroller itself weights only 16 pounds, yet holds your child up to 50 pounds. Features like a near-flat one-handed reclining seat with a 5-point no-thread safety harness keep your child snugly in place and comfy for snoozing or adventures. The generous UVP50+ sun canopy provides full sun and weather protection and I like the zip-away mesh panel to allow for air flow and to peek at your passenger.

You're going to appreciate the one-handed fold that self-stands for your convenience. Taller parents are more comfortable with the height-adjustable handle bar. A large storage basket holds your essentials and the never-flat, foam-filled rubber wheels gives your child a smooth ride. 

This travel system comes with the Cybex Aton 2 car seat and it accommodates babies between 4 and 35 pounds and up to 32 inches long.  Height-adjustable Load Leg and a fold-out Linear Side Impact Protection (LSP) system for maximum side impact protection, as well as an EPS foam lined shell. By itself the car seat has 4-star reviews and Consumer Reports rates the Aton 2 at an overall 73% and is a Recommended Buy.

Parents are giving the overall Agis M-Aire 3 travel system 4-star reviews for the quality materials, the ease in steering and for the well-made car seat.

Top Reasons to Buy

Simple, clean design

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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