Buggies that fold without fuss
Whether you prefer a lightweight stroller, funky pushchair or 3-wheeler buggy, there are buggies on the market that score top marks for ease of folding and unfolding.
Being able to collapse your buggy without fuss is important for plenty of reasons. You might need to get on and off public transport a lot with your buggy, perhaps you and your pushchair are always in and out of your car, maybe you’re tired of wishing for a third arm to hold your baby while you faff about collapsing a pushchair. Or perhaps – lucky you – it’s a holiday that sees you seeking a faster-folding second buggy.
So whether you need a one-handed fold, a 5-second option, or something even Grandma can do, we’ve hunted down 10 of the easiest to fold buggies for you right here. We’re not just talking about the trimmed down lightweights with quick umbrella-fold mechanisms (there’s just three stand-out lightweight strollers in the mix here), but also fully-fledged buggies that all scored highly in our reviews.
If buggy lingo has you confused, we’ve explained the six main buggy folding styles on the market – and the jargon to use!
UPPAbaby Minu, £450
The Minu is a lightweight buggy from popular US brand UPPAbaby. It is comfortable, has a generous hood and real leather handlebar. It handles like a dream on even bumpy surfaces and its mat silver chassis is super sturdy.
Best of all, it has a smooth, truly one-handed fold. You release the mechanism in the handlebar and fold the buggy in on itself – once you have the knack, you can do it in seconds. The safety catch engages automatically every time, and you can sling the buggy over your should thanks to its carrystrap, or pick it up by its integrated grab handle, all while holding tight your little one in the other hand if needed.
Read the full review of the UPPAbaby Minu here
You can buy the Minu from The Baby Room or from Huggle.co.uk
Redsbaby Metro2, £475 (including carrycot
This reasonably priced travel system from Autralian brand Redsbaby is super easy to fold. You just retract the handlebar, and then release two levers on either side to fold it down. It can also be folded with the seat world facing, which is very handy.
This is a versatile buggy with some great features, such as an extra tall seat, adjustable handlebar and footrest.
Read our full review here.
You can buy the Redsbaby Metro2 directly from Redsbaby.co.uk
Babyzen Yoyo 0+, £445
Not only does this buggy fold with ease and with one hand, it also folds small enough to fit in an airplane overhead locker.
When it was originally launched back in 2013 the Babyzen Yoyo became an instant hit as the first folding buggy to fully comply with size recommendations for cabin luggage.
But it’s not just for travel abroad, the seamlessly easy fold system allowed our MFM tester to hop on and off of the bus in a matter of seconds, leaving fellow passengers “entertained at how quickly and easily the buggy folded up and fit onto the parcel shelf.” Its innovative design helped it scoop silver in the Prima Baby Awards 2015 lightweight buggy category.
Read the full Babyzen Yoyo 0+ buggy review
Buy the Babyzen Yoyo 0+ from Natural Baby Shower
Maclaren Quest Sport lightweight buggy, £165
Maclaren is often regarded as king of the fast and easy fold.
It has built a reputation for buggies with a one-handed five-second compact umbrella-fold, and the Quest Sport is a great poster-child for the brand.
The complete ease of folding, along with its 6.4kg weight, make it ideal for those who need to collapse their buggy often or when in a rush.
Read the full Maclaren Quest Sport lightweight buggy review
Buy the Maclaren Quest Sport on Amazon