bumbleride flyer stroller :: for the ride of your life :: review and giveaway

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bumbleride strollerMy fourth and final baby is currently on the eve of taking his very first steps. My guess is that sometime this week it will happen, and hopefully I’ll be present to see him hit this milestone.

And wouldn’t you know it, as my youngest grows increasingly older, our one and only (10 year old) stroller recently died on us. She was a hard workin’ lady, but after four children and hundreds of miles under her wheels, she was tired. Her wheels literally started to fall off her crumb covered body.

Clearly, a mom to four young kids cannot be without a stroller! So I naturally started shopping and doing my research. And to nobody’s surprise at all, my heart landed directly on Bumbleride. Specifically, the Flyer.


When the stroller arrived, I waited for my husband to get home so we could put it together as a team. I do a lot of things well, but baby gear assembly is typically not one of those things. But from start to finish, the stroller only took around 10 minutes to assemble. Super easy, and without an ounce of frustration from either of us, which is always a nice bonus.

Once put together, we took her outside (strollers are female, right?), for her maiden voyage.  And then I heard it, the compliment of all compliments:

“Wow, this thing is actually really nice.” – said my husband.

You guys, he never EVER says nice things about baby gear. My husband complains about ALL baby gear. The way it’s constructed, the lack of functions, everything is always flawed in some way, shape, or form. But in one short walk around the neighborhood (where he stopped every few minutes to test out a feature or make an adjustment), our lady Bumbleride had won him over.

So yeah, it’s a slick ride. But what else makes the Bumbleride Flyer THE stroller to rule above all strollers?

the bumbleride flyer stroller

Let’s take a minute to “talk stroller”:

You can can catch up on the details and tech specs here, but I would love just for a few minutes to touch on a few specifics that personally sold me on the Flyer:

1. The handlebar is reversible. Basically, by switching the way the handlebar is orientated (which is so easy to do), baby can either be facing you (oh hello mommy) or facing the world. Additionally, the height of the handle bar is adjustable, making it super nice for anyone of any height to use the stroller (I’m 5’3″ and my husband is 6’3″, so this feature is key).

2. The ride is exceptionally smooth, and it turns on a dime. Because both the front and rear wheels swivel independently, maneuvering the stroller is a cake walk. And on that same note, both front and back wheels can effortlessly be locked and unlocked with the quick release wheel locking system. Making whatever terrain you’re covering a smooth ride and handle.

3. The canopy is generously sized. We took the Flyer with us on vacation to the beach, and because of the large adjustable sun canopy, I was able to keep baby Paul out of the sun at all times.

4. The back seat reclines all the way back, to a flat position. Translated: impromptu naps on the go are not problem at all. And reclining from sitting to laying flat is a very smooth and quite transition if you have a baby that falls asleep in the upright position.

5. It’s compact. While there are smaller/lighter/tighter strollers on the market, in my opinion the Flyer is still very compact, without sacrificing any of the truly wonderful bells and whistles (like my favorite feature, the adjustable footrest). The stroller fits really well in the back of my minivan, with plenty of cargo room to spare. Also worth noting, it only weighs 19 pounds!

Basically, we are in huge love.

Good design + amazing function = one happy set of parents.

So what do you think? Have I convinced you that you need a Flyer, regardless of if you’re adding it to your first child’s baby registry or swapping it out for a decade old ride like me?

Bumbleride Flyer stroller :: $420 (although right now it’s listed at $299 on the company’s website!)

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*The product in this review was provided to me for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.*


the social media maven :: emily is a part time freelance writer, wife, and mother to four unintentionally hilarious little kids. emily rants and raves about urban life and living in downtown Indianapolis on her personal blog, DesignHERmomma.com. Her voice can also be heard at babble.com and disneybaby.com. Find more of Emily on her blog, twitter, pinterest, facebook and Google+.

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  1. Lisa L says

    I learned that to clean and maintain your Bumbleride, they recommend BuggyLove’s Organic Stroller Cleaning Kits

  2. Candas says

    I love the recycled fabric – who doesn’t!? But for me a major important feature is the adjustable handle, since my husband is practically a foot taller and we both need to be able to use it comfortably! And the poppin’ colors aren’t bad either. 😉

  3. says

    I absolutely love that this stroller has an adjustable handle. There’s nothing classy about having to bend down while pushing a kiddo in the stroller!

  4. Miranda M. says

    I really like that the handle can go both ways. All strollers should do that!

  5. Esther Jacob says

    I learned that the flyer weighs only 19 lb-not too bad for getting in and out of the car.

  6. Janell says

    I love that the company started out as an idea jotted down on a notepad…and that husband and wife worked together to get it all started!

  7. says

    And now, to follow instructions: I LOVE the color you have! The colors are so much better than the average black, brown, pink….

  8. says

    Amazing! “Every Bumbleride is now made with 50% recycled PET exterior fabric and 50% bamboo charcoal interior fabric.”

  9. chely Frantzen says

    I learned that bumbleride is now made with 50% recycled PET exterior fabric and 50% bamboo charcoal interior fabric

  10. Laura Jacobson says

    I learned that all Bumbleride fabric is composed of a breathable nylon blend for long lasting, color-safe wear!

  11. Lauren says

    I just learned that the handle bars are reversible, which I have never seen on a stroller, but would love to try out!

  12. Jackie G says

    I found out the Flyer features a height- adjustable handle which is perfect for my tall husband.

  13. Rachel L. says

    I found out that the stroller handle is reversible & I love that! So convenient!

  14. says

    I learned:
    Every Bumbleride is now made with 50% recycled PET exterior fabric and 50% bamboo charcoal interior fabric.

  15. Joshua K says

    My wife has been looking everywhere for a reversible handle stroller. I’m hoping to make her a very happy lady if I can win this! I love the review and it sounds perfect.

  16. Stephanie G says

    I learned that it comes with a universal car seat adapter and a rain shield comes standard with the stroller!

  17. Nicole U says

    I love that the fabric is made from recycled material and bamboo. Thanks for the chance to win!

  18. Sara says

    Love that the Bumbleride Flyer has a reversible handle and uses eco friendly fabrics.

  19. Laura says

    I really like the reversible handle. The stroller seems very flexible: it adapts to a carseat, allows baby to be pushed facing out or facing in, etc

  20. meegan whitford says

    Every Bumbleride is now made with 50% recycled PET exterior fabric and 50% bamboo charcoal interior fabric. Polyesters are known for their durability and ability to stay vibrant.

  21. Crystal Robinson says

    I didn’t know the handle is reversible; that makes it even better!

  22. Melissa says

    I love that the handlebar is adjustable, my husband and I have a huge height difference!

  23. Julita K R says

    I learned the Corduroy Button in Baltimore, MD is my closet retail if I don’t win this stroller and for inclimate weather there is a foot muff and a rain cover for sale as accessories.

  24. Jenni L. says

    I learned that the company was started by a husband and wife team a year after the birth of their first child.

  25. Misty Gutierrez says

    What a great giveaway! The hubby has been bugging me to have baby number 5! This would be amazing to win!

  26. Krystal says

    I visited the website and am stoked to know that it comes with a rain shield and that you can add on a snack tray.

  27. Deborah says

    I learned that “just 8 years ago Bumbleride was an idea jotted on a notepad and a few concepts pinned to a corkboard. “

  28. Caroline Marchant says

    I love the snack packs and ordered a couple of them just this morning! :)

  29. Brianna says

    I have been droooooling over this stroller for awhile now, praying for my current, much-loathed, stroller to break.

  30. Ruth J. says

    I love that they’ve made a commitment to make baby and the environment safer and better. They are using recycled fabrics and are doing more and more to take care of their world.

  31. ana o says

    The reversible handle is awesome. You don’t see that on just any stroller

  32. says

    I love that it’s adjustable for height, I am not that tall but I find most strollers to be too short for me and I end up hurting my hands. I also love all the colors!

  33. Valerie says

    Wow, sounds like a great design! Love your review too :) I’d love a Bumbleride!

  34. Rochelle Luaders says

    I learned that the rain cover is a standard accessory! Also, it fits my car seat (graco snugride). Cool!

  35. Dee says

    Every Bumbleride is now made with 50% recycled PET exterior fabric and 50% bamboo charcoal interior fabric.

  36. Leslie G says

    I learned they make a double and that you have so many options to change them around. Love this company.

  37. Kristie Belding says

    I learned about the Twin Indie. Most of the double riders I have seen share foot rests. This one does not. This is great for restless tots who want to sprawl!

  38. Benjamin Spaulding says

    I love the reversable handle. This is amazing for a lightweight stroller.

  39. mindy klugmann says

    I had no idea the handle was reversible and totally love that!!!!!

  40. Talia says

    Pretty awesome features, and used recycled material to make the fabrics? Impressive!

  41. Cindy Kong says

    Wow, I’m looking for a new compact stroller and this stroller sound so awesome. I would love this for my lil girl. Love all the features.

  42. Maria says

    I loved the fact that you can purchase the snack pack accessory. I am having trouble using my umbrella stroller because it doesn’t have that option.

  43. Jessica Raymond says

    I love our Bumbleride Indie twin, but would love a single flight with a reversible handle for when it’s just the baby and I.

  44. Abby Jensen says

    I learned about the handles that can be changed- up/down forward/backward. Love.

  45. Aga Morrison says

    I LOVE all of the Bumbleride products!! The Flyer seems like a comfortable yet lightweight stroller. I would love to have it, especially that soon we’re going on a long (18 days! Across 6 states) road trip with my 3 year old and my 6 month old ( crazy! I know;-)It would be great to have this nice stroller for our baby boy. It has a massive canopy and great recline, yet it’s light and compact.It will make traveling with the little ones much much easier.

  46. Katie Stewart says

    I visited Bumbleride and learned that the Flyer comes standard with a Car Seat Adapter Bar!!! I love when a lightweight and compact stroller can also be a “travel system”!! So cool!

  47. Jessie says

    This stroller is pretty much perfect.
    I learned (and love) that its weight capacity is 45lbs which means that both my 8 month old and my 3 year old are ok to ride in it!

  48. elizabeth miller says

    I love that the canopy truly is full sized and that it really lays to flat!!!!

  49. Donna says

    My daughter is expecting her first child in a few months and would LOVE this stroller!!!! I love the reversible handle, the colors, just everything about it!! I sure wish we had strollers like this when I needed one and would love to give this to her for her first baby!

  50. Tiffany says

    I actually didn’t know that this stroller was compatible with a car seat… and it comes with the adapter bar!!

  51. beth says

    would love this flyer, as most strollers are so heavy for the “nana” to lift and fold! the reversible handle is the best feature, and i had something like that for my daughter, years ago.

  52. Julia says

    I love that it lays down all the way….what a great idea to help naps last longer!

  53. Adrian Mansion says

    Their products are cleaner for your baby and better for the environment. Every Bumbleride is now made with 50% recycled PET exterior fabric and 50% bamboo charcoal interior fabric.

  54. anna says

    I love that the back seat reclines all the way to a flat position – don’t need a bassinet for my baby !!!

  55. Heather says

    I am expecting my second baby in August and would LOVE to have a Bumbleride Flyer! From the website, I love that the handle is reversible, and although all of the colors are great, I love the aqua!

  56. Jackie says

    I LOVE the color options! This thing is a great looking stoller and makes me feel stylish! I cant say I have ever said that about any baby gear or item I have ever owned. Great product and great company.

  57. Shannon says

    I learned and love that it’s made with eco-friendly materials! Makes me feel like I’m making an environmentally friendly choice and not just choosing a product on looks…although it’s an undeniably beautiful stroller! I didn’t realize the handle is reversible…how awesome is that?! I’m always stopping and peeking around the front of ours just to make sure Baby Girl is ok. Great feature!

  58. Susan Tsui says

    I’m entering to try to win the bumbleride flyer for my 2nd child due Oct 2, 2013. I’d love love to use this stroller as an everyday stroller for baby #2. :) Please pick me!!!

  59. Heather says

    A lightweight, portable stroller with an SPF45 cover and reversible handlebars available in an array of colors:)

  60. Kelly Beekman DeSchepper says

    Adjustable handle that also is reversable – sounds awesome (My hubby is well over 6 feet as well, so . . . anything that gets taller for him is good!)

  61. Lindsey says

    I love that the handle reverses and that it folds so compactly! Bumbleride has such great products!

  62. Becky says

    I’ve never seen a stroller with a reversible handle.. maybe I haven’t been looking closely enough, but that is amazing!

  63. Marty Folwell says

    Looking at the company’s website I also noticed all the great accessories… both included with the stroller and available seperately. And the colors are gorgeous! Plus great eco friendly materials?!? LOVE!

  64. Megan Elkins says

    I learned how easy it is to put together.My absolute favorite feature is the reversable handle bar!!!

  65. Marty Folwell says

    I love that you included pics of it folded in your minivan!! That helps so much. It’s nice that the stroller is so compact but still has so many great features!!

  66. Brittiny Whitbeck says

    I have absolutely LOVED these strollers. But I didn’t know they were made out of recycled material and that the Flyer was reversible!

  67. Jessica says

    I learned recently they changed all their fabrics to natural fabrics including bamboo.

  68. Chrissie says

    Bubleride rules! It’s also good to know that the compact Fliyer does not sacrifice some good features and the handle bar is even reversible! Would love to have one!

  69. Tessa R. says

    I learned about all the cool accessories they have to go with their strollers. This company really has some nice products.

  70. Yvette says

    The compact fold is a mom’s dream! I also like that the company uses recycled material in their products.

  71. Sherry Green Miller says

    What an amazing piece of equipment!! Adjustable to height, reversible handle where you can watch baby if you would like, light weight, easy to tote on the go and smooth riding for babies naps!! I would absolutely love this stroller!!!!!

  72. Kristen G says

    I had no idea that the Flyer is reversible! That is such an awesome feature! I love it.

  73. says

    The handle is reversible… Awesomeness!!! I love Bumbleride! Today I learned the company was started by a husband and wife who were inspired by the birth of their 1st child… them having 3 children of their own sure makes me trust they know what is needed in a baby stroller! I need this stroller in my life, it is perfection!

  74. says

    I need this stroller! I always have stroller envy when I see strollers like this on the street. My stroller is pretty basic and gets the job done, but with this, it would be an easier job!

  75. Zita H says

    Reversible handle PLUS lightweight, these rarely come together. Awesome stroller, would love to win!

  76. Yasena says

    I love the reversible handle and the flat recline too. Our cheapy stroller only goes back a couple inches and the poor thing sleeps so uncomfortable in it. I hate it and we can’t afford a new one right now. And I feel bad cz it was my choice and the review said that it is reclinable :(

  77. Tina T says

    Really? the handle on the flyer is reversible? AWESOME! and recycled material is used to make the fabric! That’s truly Eco friendly and smart!

  78. Bethany says

    I love the reversible handle and that the seat reclines flat. You don’t see that in many strollers like this!

  79. Miranda M. says

    I learned that its got a neat little snack pack tray and includes a rain shield. Those features are pretty neat!

  80. Amanda Manley says

    I like the reversible handle and the way the seat lies flat. Nice!

  81. Chelsey says

    The company was started by a couple taking care of their first child. A sweet beginning.

  82. Ashley B. says

    They use recycled PET for the exterior and bamboo charcoal for the interior!

  83. Jessica M. says

    I learned that this company was started by a mom and dad (Matthew and Emily) and I just want to say bravo to them for making such an awesome stroller! I am totally loving all of the features! Sweeeet!

  84. Deidre J says

    After exploring the Bumbleride.com website, I learned that the Flyer has a 45 SPF sun canopy! Awesome! I truly appreciate the extra protection for my most precious cargo!

  85. Jenny says

    I am expecting my first baby in November and would love to win this stroller. I like that it is compatable with several infant carseats including the ones we are considering.

  86. Amanda Alvarado says

    I learned it is car seat compatible – it comes with a universal car seat adapter.

  87. Cassandra Eastman says

    This stroller looks amazing!!! I learned you can reverse the handlebar so baby can face you, how cool is that!?

  88. Patricia says

    It has neat features like a reversible handle which can come in handy. It only weighs 19 lbs.

  89. Becky says

    I love the Reversible handle. “Flyer’s quick release reversible handle allows you to face baby in seconds. With independent wheel steering, strolling in the reverse position is easy as well.”

  90. Jenny says

    I love that the handlebar height can be adjusted. My husband is very tall and always says baby gear is not geared towards tall people, so true! I also love that the handlebar is reversible, there are several times I wish I had a stroller with that feature!

  91. Brittany says

    I love that it’s a family owned company! It makes the products even more special when a family designed it with their children in mind!!!!

  92. Robyn Galloway says

    I like that it holds up to 45 lbs which means I could still use it for my 3 yr old, but that it would also be great for my 5 month old. Not the case with our current stroller!

  93. Masooma says

    I love how the baby can face the parent or out with just a reverse of the handle instead of the whole seat!! It looks and feels like a super expensive European stroller but much more affordable!! I absolutely love Bumbleride!

  94. Sarah says

    I’ve loved Bumbleride for a while now, but I didn’t know this was made of recycled materials. Makes it even better :)

  95. Trina says

    I love how compact it folds up to! My current stroller takes the whole trunk! Also love the idea of being able to turn the seat to facing in or out. Great review!

  96. Elizabeth says

    As a city mom, this would be perfect! Expecially when our nanny spends hours outside with the kids and my baby naps in the stroller!

  97. brooke t says

    Every Bumbleride is now made with 50% recycled PET exterior fabric and 50% bamboo charcoal interior fabric.

  98. Anastasia b says

    I learned the company was started just a short 8 years ago, love the reversible handle on that stroller!

  99. Colleen Maurina says

    I learned that every Bumbleride is now made with 50% recycled PET exterior fabric and 50% bamboo charcoal interior fabric.

  100. Britni Bradford says

    I learned it is a super versatile stroller – adjustable footrest and canopy, reclining backrest and reversible handle.

  101. Nicole says

    I think I would pick this over the Phil & Ted Smart that I own and love. Not sure… Just bought Bumbleride’s Indie Twin, so I’m not sure there’s something to learn after cramming my brain with stroller comparisons over the last few weeks. Whew! Love this little stroller, though. So compact!

  102. Beth Rees says

    I learned that it is really compact and that every Bumbleride is made with 50% recycled PET exterior fabric and 50% bamboo charcoal interior fabric.

  103. Anna C. says

    I learned that it comes standard with a rain shield (which is awesome) and a cup holder. Also it holds up to 45 pounds.

  104. Julie M says

    I had no idea the handles could be reversible?! AND they are height adjustable, that’s huge!

  105. Kim K says

    I didn’t know that the fabric is made from recycled materials! That’s so awesome!!

  106. Carrie Phelps says

    I learned that the company got its start with a few concepts pinned to a corkboard.

  107. Sue says

    I have five kids and never even heard of Bumbleride! I love ALL the features but especially the adjustable height handle. I am not tall but always seem to have trouble hitting my feet on the wheels of a stroller. I also like that the handle can reverse to let baby look out or look at “the driver.” My all time favorite is that it reclines totally flat which would be nice for sleeping or changing diapers which is nearly impossible to do with a half sitting child.

  108. Jen H says

    The huge sunshade, and reversible handle makes this one of the best strollers I’ve seen! I love that they make double strollers too! We’ll need one of those soon!

  109. Liz M. says

    I didn’t know the company was started by a husband-wife team 8 years ago. Pretty amazing!

  110. D SCHMIDT says

    Visited and learned that the Flite is made of durable exterior fabric made from 50% recycled PET, Soft interior fabric made from 50% bamboo charcoal, SPF 45 sun canopy

    • D SCHMIDT says

      I totally messed up there! I should have commented about the Flyer. Call it enthusiasm ;). Anyway I visited the site and learned Matthew and Emily Reichardt launched Bumbleride in 2004 a year after the birth of their first child.

  111. Gertha Kirkland says

    What an awesome giveaway. Super fun post to read too. I love all things baby gear, but have to agree that it has to function no matter how cute it is. I had no idea that you could reverse the handle bar. That’s an incredibly thoughtful feature because sometimes kids want to see the world and sometimes they just want to know momma is nearby.

  112. Mary B says

    I really like how it is useful for the infant on up for many years! Looks so durable!

  113. Guen says

    I would LOVE To give one of these to my friend who just had a baby! I can’t have children myself, so I love giving awesome gifts to my friends and family who do!

  114. Elizabeth P. says

    The Bumbleride team is committed to making baby mobility fun, simple and intuitive.

  115. joanna garcia says

    love that it has reversible handle and the quick release wheel locking system allows you to reverse the stroller in seconds.

  116. Julia says

    I learned that they are using 50% recycled fabric to help the environment. I also learned how good bamboo can be too.

  117. Jessica O says

    Wow! This stroller has everything! I like that it has a universal car seat adapter bar so you can attach any infant carseat to it!

  118. Jaimie Adams says

    I LOVE that they’re trying to make the products cleaner for our babies. Every Bumbleride is now made with 50% recycled PET exterior fabric and 50% bamboo charcoal interior fabric. Awesome!

  119. Amanda says

    I love that every Bumbleride is now made with 50% recycled PET exterior fabric and 50% bamboo charcoal interior fabric.That is amazing and it looks like is it so compact and would be perfect for me!

  120. jenna says

    I NEED this stroller. I love how compact this ride is and yet it still has all the nice features. The reversible handle sounds amazing. I would absolutely LOVE to use this with my daughter.

  121. sarah says

    I love that the handle is reversible. And all the color options! With twins on the way this will be perfect for getting out…one baby in the moby and one in the bumbleride!

  122. Elizabeth P. says

    I didn’t know that 1. the handle on the flyer is reversible and 2. that they used recycled material to make the fabrics, how awesome is that?!?

  123. kristen self says

    i love that the handle is reversible on the flyer stroller. there are times when you just want your baby looking at you. and that it will fit nicely in my car

  124. Taryn says

    I love the stroller and I love the reversible handle the best! So great for the sun and just for the baby to look at me, which she prefers, she’s a mammas girl!

  125. Sonya Morris says

    Every Bumbleride is now made with 50% recycled PET exterior fabric and 50% bamboo charcoal interior fabric.

  126. Katie says

    The fact that you can easily adjust it for height is awesome. Not all of us are married to people close to our heights!

  127. Caroline says

    This stroller looks awesome! Love the reversible handle and that the stroller is compact!

  128. amy pugmire says

    I learned that just 8 years ago Bumbleride was an idea jotted on a notepad and a few concepts pinned to a corkboard. Inspired by the birth of their first child, Matthew and Emily Reichardt launched Bumbleride the following year in 2004