The best lightweight buggies and strollers under 6.5kg

We rate the lightest strollers (6.5kg and under) you can buy in the UK; ideal if you have an active toddler or need a buggy for holidays

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A lightweight buggy can make all the difference when you’re doing numerous short journeys, putting your buggy in and out of the car a lot, frequently use public transport or are travelling around with a baby or toddler in tow.

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They’re also great options to leave at grandparents or with a childminder. But just because a buggy’s light on weight, doesn’t mean style, usability or practicality have to be trimmed back, too.

Click to jump down to see the things you have to consider before you buy a lightweight buggy.

Our highest-rated best lightweight buggies you can buy in the UK…

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1. Silver Cross Avia, £199, 5.5kg, MadeForMums Awards Gold Winner

Age suitable for: Claims to be suitable from birth (lie-flat seat but we wouldn’t recommend long periods for newborns) until approx 4 years

Parent facing option: No

Rain cover included: Yes

The gold award-winning Silver Cross Avia is a classy buggy, suitable from birth to 4 years (20kg). As well as being easy to fold and unfold, it comes with a rain cover and luxury footmuff, plus has added features like a roll-up ventilation section.

Our reviewer loved the chic design and that it was incredibly easy to steer, comfortable and is freestanding when folded.

It also has a nice lie-flat seat, making it good for smaller babies.

What our MadeForMums Awards judges say about the Silver Cross Avia:

“I love that the stroller is very lightweight but very sturdy at the same time. This makes it easy to move without the fear of it toppling over. I can easily push the stroller with one hand, which I liked because it meant that if needed I could free up my other hand.” Mum of 1, Kimetra

“Love this pram, all round win.” TOWIE star and Mum of 1, Ferne McCann

Read our full Silver Cross Avia lightweight review

You can buy the Silver Cross Avia from Mothercare

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2. Chicco Oh La La, £82.99, 3.8kg, MadeForMums Awards Silver Winner

Age suitable for: Claims to be suitable from birth (lie-flat seat but we wouldn’t recommend long periods for newborns) until approx 3 years

Parent facing option: No

Rain cover included: Yes

The MadeForMums Silver Award Winner for best lightweight stroller, the Oh La La weighs just 3.8kg!

The Oh La La can be used from birth up to 15kg, (around 3 years) has a one-handed, freestanding fold, and includes a raincover. It’s suitable for everyday use, as well as for holidays and travel.

It is very light, and can be lifted with one hand, making it super easy to pick and move around, it also folds down compactly to 30cm x 50cm x 90cm.

Also featuring plush, soft fabrics and an easy-to-manoeuvre single handlebar, the Oh La La has near lie-flat recline, which is great for sleeping toddlers, but not great for newborns.

What our MadeForMums Awards judges say about the Chicco OhLaLa:

“Super holiday buggy, easy to use, lightweight and easy to carry. Love it!” Eternal singer and mum of 2, Kelle Bryan

“As well as being able to lay my daughter flat when she falls asleep, it’s great if you’re not looking for an expensive pushchair but want one that does the job. It’s easy to push, carry and get your child from A to B – perfect.” Mum of 2, Paige

You can buy the Chicco Oh La La from Argos and Precious Little One

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3. Little Saints Familidoo Air, £149.99, 5.2kg, MadeForMums Awards Bronze Winner

 Age suitable for: 6 months to approx 3 years

Parent facing option: No

Rain cover included: Yes

Hailed as a breath of fresh Air by Little Saints, this lightweight buggy certainly deserves its bronze award status. Weighing 5.2kg, the easy-fold, cool design and stylish looks make this an easy stroller to love.

Perfect for holiday, the Familidoo Air can be taken on to a plane as a carry-on and put in overhead lockers. And with the super-easy fold-down, there’s no wrestling involved. Standing once folded, it’s great if you’re travelling on your own and haven’t got an extra pair of hands to help out.

Very comfortable for your little one too, maybe a ‘breath of fresh air’ sums this product up perfectly.

What our MadeForMums Awards judges say about the Little Saints Familidoo:

“A buggy so light you can throw it: quite literally. This is a simple one-handed fold pushchair that any busy mum can learn to love. It’s compact, has a clean and stylish design, and the trike-style bumper bar was a huge hit with my toddler who enjoyed holding onto it while pretending to ‘drive’. It mounts kerbs well, is easy to manoeuvre and was also great to run with over short distances.” Mum of 1, Ruth

“It is not only lightweight but it is fabulously manoeuvrable – I found it really easy to nip about city streets, steering one-handed when I needed to, and on and off public transport.”  Mum of 2, Maeve

You can buy the Little Saints Familidoo Air from Uber Kids and Precious Little One

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4. Silver Cross Zest, £150, 5.8kg

Age suitable for: Claims to be suitable from birth (lie-flat seat but we wouldn’t recommend long periods for newborns) to 25kg

Parent facing option: No

Rain cover included: Yes

The Silver Cross brand has stood the test of time, and its lightweight Zest stroller continues its great reputation, having received the bronze award in our MFM Awards lightweight buggy category in 2017.

Weighing 5.8kg, and featuring a shoulder strap for easy carrying, this is a great buggy for families on the move. Plus it folds down to a minimal 22cm x 27cm x 103cm.

Its roomy seat and tall back rest are suitable for children up to 25kg, and it’s got a completely lie-flat recline, so it can be used from birth.

A fully extendable hood with UPF50+ make it ideal for holidays in the sun and it’s available in 4 colours.

Read our full review of the Silver Cross Zest here.

You can buy the Silver Cross Zest from Silver Cross, Mothercare and John Lewis

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5. Babyzen Yoyo, £332, 6.5kg

Age suitable for: Birth if you buy the carrycot to 15kg

Parent facing option: Yes

Rain cover included: Yes

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

The Babyzen YOYO was also the first stroller in the world to fully comply with size recommendation for cabin baggage.  Suitable from birth with the carrycot, it’s travel system compatible and can be used with a buggy board too!

Admittedly, this is 6.5kg rather than under it, but it is such a great buggy, we had to include it.

Read the full Babyzen YOYO review.

Buy the Babyzen YOYO from Natural Baby Shower, John Lewis and Harrods

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6. Hauck Sport, £29.99 at limited supermarkets, 5.9kg

Age suitable for: 3 months to 15kg

Parent facing option: No

Rain cover included: Yes

You can get your hands on this best-seller Hauck buggy for around £29.99 from supermarkets such as Lidl and Asda.

Weighing a very light 5.9kg, it has a simple, compact fold, a 5-point harness, bumper bar and 3-position recline. But the stand-out feature is the price. Check out the full review of the Sport buggy here.

You can buy the Hauck Sport from Aldi, and Diffusion Kids

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7. Joie Aire Lite, £100, 4.8kg

Age suitable for: Claims to be suitable from birth (lie-flat seat but we wouldn’t recommend long periods for newborns) to 15kg

Parent facing option: No

Rain cover included: Yes

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 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.

We found the Aire Lite to be one of the best strollers you can use on public transport, but it’s not great for newborns.

Check out the full review of the Joie Aire Lite here

Buy the Joie Aire Lite from BuggyBaby

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8. Recaro Easylife, £189, 5.9kg

Age suitable for: 6 months to 15kg

Parent facing option: No

Rain cover included: No, but you can buy one for an extra £20

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 Amazon

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9. Quinny Yezz, £175, 5.6kg

Age suitable for: 6 months to 15kg

Parent facing option: No

Rain cover included: No, but you can buy it for an extra £29

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 Argos or on Amazon

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10.GB Pockit Stroller, £149.99, 4.3kg

Age suitable for: 6 months to 15kg

Parent facing option: No

Rain cover included: No

The GB Pockit Stroller is one of the lightest and most compact strollers.

It weighs a lightweight 4.3kg 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.

Mothercare did have the exclusive on this pram, called the XSS stroller, but it’s now available more widely as the GB Pockit: Read our full review here.

The GB Pockit stroller is available from: Natural Baby Shower

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11. UPPAbaby Minu, £150, 6.7kg

Age suitable for:  Birth (with the Birth Kit) to 15kg

Parent facing option: Yes

Rain cover included: Yes

Replacing the ever-popular UPPAbaby G-LUXE, the Minu is a very compact buggy with a fantastic fold, sturdy feel and good-sized basket.

It might not meet cabin luggage dimensions to fit in an overhead locking compartment, but the Minu would still be a very welcome addition for when you are going away and going up and down stairs, for example.

Being suitable for newborns with the From Birth Kit, which is essentially a lie-flat cocoon, it could easily be the only pushchair you ever buy from birth to 3 years. Our reviewer loved it so much she awarded it a fantastic 4.5 out of 5 stars! You can see that full review here.

You can buy the Minu from BuggyBaby

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12. Ickle Bubba Aurora, £145, 5.5kg

Age suitable for: 3 months to 15kg

Parent facing option: No

Rain cover included: Yes

Another British brand, Ickle Bubba is known for making the very affordable Stomp travel system.

And now it has made it’s very own lightweight stroller, the Aurora. Weighing a tiny 5.5kg, it has a very compact fold (L64cm x W40cm x H21cm) and will seat a child up to 3 years.

Again, we really couldn’t help but see similarities with the very popular Babyzen Yoyo pushchair and, in fact, the Red Kite Push Me Cube above.

However, it beats the Babyzen Yoyo (£332) in price by a long way, while it is lighter than the similarly priced Red Kite Push Me Cube.

Here’s the full review of the Ickle Bubba Aurora stroller.

You can buy the Ickle Bubba Aurora stroller from Amazon

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13. Jané Minnum lightweight pushchair, £399, 6.5kg

Age suitable for: Birth (with carrycot) until 15kg

Parent facing option: Yes

Rain cover included: Yes

The Jané Minnum is a lightweight city buggy that comes with some great extras, including changing bags, bumper bar and rain cover. Our reviewer found it super nimble and easy to use, a stylish option for parents.

Best of all, you don’t need extra adaptors to use it with the carrycot or Jané car seats, and you can use it with the latest lie-flat infant car seat from Jané – a great multi-tasking option for newborns.

You can buy the Jané Minnum from Pramworld or Samuel Johnston.

What to consider before you buy a lightweight buggy:

  • Age suitability – Many manufacturers advertise their strollers from birth, as they have lie-flat seats.   However, some seat units are not completely flat, and may not be suitable for newborns or little babies, so it’s best to check to see exactly how flat the seat unit is, if you’d like to use it from birth. It’s worth remembering that buying a compatible carrycot can offer the ideal lie-flat position for babies.
  • Parent-facing or world-facing seat positions – While many pushchair seats can face both towards you and out towards the world, lightweights are traditionally limited to world-facing only. However, we’re seeing more lightweights that are offering both options – usually at a cost. Think about what’s important to you and your child (toddlers often prefer to face outwards to see what’s going on in the world around them).
  • Sun cover – You’ll probably need a hood/ sun canopy to shade your baby against the sun.
  • Recline – Some lightweights have seats that can recline multiple positions, this is useful for the times when your baby or toddler has fallen asleep and you want them to lie as flat as possible.
  • Adjustable calf support – This will give your toddler’s legs something to rest on, but not all strollers have them.
  • Shopping basket – Strollers generally have much smaller baskets than their larger pushchair counterparts.
  • Rain cover:  Always check that the stroller you want comes with a rain cover, as not all do.

How to pick the best lightweight buggy:

  • Be realistic about how much you are going to use your stroller.  Spend more money if you are going to use it every day, as you’ll want the most comfortable and durable stroller you can get.  If it’s just for occasional use, like going on a holiday, you’ll probably not want to break the bank, so have a look at these strollers for less than £50.
  • If you’re going to be using your lightweight frequently as your main buggy, look for a stroller that has a seat that can recline (if your child often falls asleep in a buggy), has a hood, swivel wheels and padded seat.
  • In the summer, sun protection is vital, so make sure it has a roomy hood – and use a hat and sunscreen to keep your child safe from harmful rays.
  • If you need a buggy for public transport, or while travelling around a big city, check these out.

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