Finding the right lightweight stroller, the kind you can grab and go, fold and store easily and like the design of can be tricky — but crucial. You want something light but not low quality, which has been an issue for many, including myself. So I went on a mission to find the seemingly impossible, the lightweight stroller with solid structure and a whole lot of style.
Baby Cargo is a line of functional baby gear with an eye to design. Their line of lightweight strollers is one of the best available. Starting with the lightest in weight and price, the 100 Series is just 12.4 lbs and for 6 mos and up. Great to keep in your trunk as a back up stroller, it is the perfect “Disneyland stroller” if you know what I mean. The heaviest of the collection is the 300 Series, weighing in at 15.8 lbs and is a super deluxe option for easy strolls. Just like Goldilocks, I found the middle 200 Series to be just right.
The 200 Series lightweight stroller by Baby Cargo is simply magic. Before I get to the logistics, let’s take a look at this aesthetics of this stunner. One of the first descriptive words that comes to my mind when gazing upon the 200 Series is “tailored”. The fabric is high quality and has the best sheen to it, which when in gray, gives it a bit of a spacey look. This is set against a matte black aluminum frame, which is ultra chic (and also rust free). The back area has a large tailored fabric pocket that adds both sophistication and practicality. Easy for you to reach, this is where you can keep your personal items.
Weighing in at 13.7 lbs, the 200 Series is surprisingly durable and well constructed. This lightweight is ready to battle the streets! It can be an everyday stroller for your child (up to 50 lbs). They sit comfy in a reclining seat that also has an adjustable leg rest, so easily customized! Storage is great (especially for its type) with the bottom cargo basket and aforementioned back fabric pocket. An umbrella stroller will never have the most ample of storage, as that would really defeat the point, now wouldn’t it? But you can easily fit a shopping bag or two in the undercarriage.
A key feature to note with any stroller is how easy it is to fold and store. The 200 Series is ridiculously easy to collapse and it even comes with a carrying strap. Not only is there a shoulder strap, but there is also a carrying handle (see photo above, right). Impressive. This makes the 200 Series IDEAL for vacations and basically anywhere you need to travel to.
Maneuvering is really easy as well. The handles are ergonomically sound and the stroller takes corners like a champ. So easy, anyone can push it — including great grandma! A removable cup holder is there for your adult beverage (well, don’t make it too adult). Another huge plus is the rain shield, which is certainly not an afterthought but another durable, quality aspect to the 200 Series.
The 200 Series is available in three different color combos: Smoke/Mirrors (as pictured) Ocean/Stone and Cherry/Pom. Note that this stroller does come with the rain shield included.
To compliment the lightweight stroller, Baby Cargo has the super versatile Georgi Bag. Every diaper bag has stroller clips, but the Georgi actually has brass grommet rings in the fabric so you can slide it onto the stroller handles. This is an unbelievable universal feature that keeps the bag right where it should be (on double handle strollers). When it lays flat like this against the stroller back, it stays out of the way from your knees. It can, of course, also be clipped onto single handle strollers. My husband sure appreciates this feature and also the general style of the bag. The Georgi has a beautiful understated look that is easy for mom or dad to pull off. It has this remarkable ability to look feminine next to mom, but kinda masculine strapped across dad (especially compared to the rest of my collection).
The Georgi features two side pockets for bottles or sippy cups and seven interior pockets for superior organization. The side bottle pockets disappear with a zip, which is great for when you are not carrying any bottles, making it really great for parents of toddlers. With the sides zipped up you wouldn’t even know it was a diaper bag!
The exterior also has two big elasticized pockets and a zippered pocket. These are really awesome for personal mom items and anything you need to get to quickly. And while it is certainly an oversized bag, it isn’t unnecessarily large. It depends on what you are looking for. I’m known to carry a large load, but honestly, I had no problem fitting everything I need into the bag, including bulky cloth diapers inserts. I’m thinking this is another reason it is a great dad bag because my husband always carries about half as much as I do, yet always has what he needs. There’s a lesson to be learned in there somewhere.
The Georgi can be worn across the body like a messenger as well, great for keeping hands free. Seriously, this bag is very thoughtful and convenient. I think my original worry with the Georgi was that I would stuff the bag so full, the stroller would topple backwards. Well, even sans child in the seat, it didn’t go anywhere. Surprise, surprise.
I opted for the Georgi in Wave/Ocean, but it also comes in Moonless Night (black), Ash/Violet and Chile/Tangerine. It retails for a very reasonable $59.99, making the Georgi a must buy for any new parent.
What is next for Baby Cargo? Keep in the know with Baby Cargo (Facebook) as you can look forward to stroller accessories, play spaces and highchairs. I’m pretty excited to see what is on the horizon.
Product was provided by Baby Cargo to facilitate this review; all opinions are 100% my own.