10 of the best lightweight buggies under 6kg

A lightweight buggy or stroller is ideal if you're constantly hauling a buggy in and out of a car boot, doing lots of short trips or days away. Sound like you? Check out the best pushchairs weighing 6kg and under...

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    Having a lightweight buggy can make all the difference when you’re travelling with a baby or toddler and a pushchair, or even if you tend to use public transport or your car a lot. They’re also great options to leave at Grandma’s or with your regular childminder. But just because a buggy’s light on weight, doesn’t mean style, usability or practicality have to be trimmed back, too. Our step-by-step lightweight buggy buyer's guide can help.

    Here we’ve picked 10 of the best options that weigh less than 6kg, to help lighten your load…

  • Maclaren Mark II, £170, 3.3kg

    Suitable from 6 months, the Maclaren Mark II dinky weight means you can negotiate public transport, or lift it in and out of the car boot, without breaking a sweat.

    Complete with a 5-point harness, xtra-large UPF 50+ hood with mesh peek-a-boo window and extendible sun visor, the Mark II is also very compact when folded, so it will fit in the boot of small cars.

    You can buy the Maclaren Mark II from John LewisMothercare, or on Amazon

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  • Joie Aire Lite, £100, 4.8kg

    The updated version of the original Joie Aire stroller, the Aire Lite has been made even lighter!  Shedding a whole kilo, the Aire Lite comes with an adjustable handle, is suitable from birth to 15kg and comes with a removable bumper bar.

    The seat unit is padded for extra comfort, has a one-hand recline system and the buggy folds in an instant. But what's even better is that the Aire Lite's on sale, so you can get £10 off the asking price if you're quick!

    Check out the full review of the Joie Aire Lite here

    Buy the Joie Aire Lite from Mothercare

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  • Mountain Buggy Nano, £199.99, 5.9kg

    The newest lightweight from Mountain Buggy is so small and tiny you’ll forget where you’ve put it. Folding down into its own carry bag and weighing only 5.9kg it’s amazing that this fab stroller can also be combined with a car seat to make the world’s lightest travel system.

    Check out the full Mountain Buggy Nano review

    You can buy the Mountain Buggy Nano at KiddicarePrecious Little Ones, or on Amazon

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  • Hauck Disney Go-S, £29.95, 4.6kg

    A simple stroller that doesn't offer loads of thrills, but is light, folds compactly and has a 5-point safety harness.

    The easy-to-push buggy does come with all the features you'd expect, like lockable, swivel wheels and flip-flop friendly breaks, but it's the Disney imagery that's sure to please your little one. 

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  • Recaro Easylife, £189, 5.9kg

    Weighing in at just 5.9kg, this brand new compact pushchair from Recaro is a really exciting addition to the lightweight market. With a big seat, decent recline and best of all, one-handed fold and unfold mechanism, the Easylife really will make life easier.

    Check out the full Recaro Easylife review here

    You can buy the Recaro Easylife at Mothercare, Toys R Us, or on Amazon

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  • Quinny Yezz, £175, 5kg

    The Quinny Yezz is an eye-catching 3-wheeler buggy, suitable from 6 months to 3 years. As well as being easy to fold and unfold, it boasts a shoulder strap and our reviewer thought it’d be especially convenient if you're on and off different modes of transport.

    It doesn’t offer many extra features – such as seat recline or adjustable handle height – but it feels robust and is easy to manoeuvre.

    Read the full Quinny Yezz lightweight review

    You can buy the Quinny Yezz from Kiddicare, Mothercare, or on Amazon

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  • Mee-Go Feather, £130, 5kg

    As the name suggests, the Mee-Go Feather is designed to be light, weighing just 5kg.  Here’s the science bit: it has an aluminium frame that’s constructed using a honeycombed technique.  It's the same method used in the aerospace industry, and uses the least amount of material to reach minimal weight and provide maximum strength (particularly in tension).

    Although it's not as compact as you may expect from a light buggy, our reviewer found the Feather to be brilliantly easy to fold and great to push.  

    You can check out more of the Mee-Go Feather review here

    You can buy the Mee-Go Feather from Tesco Direct

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  • Babyzen YOYO 6+, £339, 5.8kg

    Jet-setters rejoice!  This stroller super-compact, lightweight stroller (52x44x18cm when folded) can be carried on your back like a ruck sack when folded.

    The Babyzen YOYO 6+ was also the first stroller in the world to fully comply with size recommendation for cabin baggage.  This version of the buggy is suitable from six months, but the YOYO 0+ can accommodate newborns. 

    Read the full Babyzen YOYO review

    Buy the Babyzen YOYO from Natural Baby ShowerHarrods, or on Amazon

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  • Mothercare XSS Pockit Stroller, £129.99, 3.9kg

    The Mothercare XXS Pockit Stroller is the lightest and compact stroller to hit the market for 2016.

    It weighs a teeny 3.9kg and set the Guinness World Record for being the world’s “smallest commercially available folded pram.”

    When launched at the 2015 K&J Baby and Toddler trade fair in Germany, it was displayed floating off the ground. The ingenious creators GB fixed an air-blower underneath the stroller, so it hovered several centimetres above the platform - showing just how light it is.

    Read the full XSS Stroller review here

    This stroller is sold exclusively on the Mothercare website

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  • UPPAbaby G LUXE, £149.95, 6.1kg

    The 2015/16 version of this ever-popular UPPAbaby stroller, the G-LUXE now has removable machine-washable covers, an improved hood design that’s easily lowered and raised and a new front chassis profile.

    The very robust, compact umbrella fold means the G-LUXE can fit in small car boots, and it also has a carry strap, so you can carry it over your shoulder – a useful addition for when you are going away and in an airport or going up and down stairs, for example.

    Our reviewer loved it so much she awarded it one of our very few 5 out of 5 stars!

    You can buy the G-LUXE from John Lewis

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