Even though I’m only 3 months pregnant, I can already feel myself putting on weight. Now, of course, this is normal, however, in the back of my mind is that question of how I’m going to lose the baby weight once and for all the second time around. I’ve been walking when I feel well (which is still rare these days) and I’ll be using the Bumbleride Indie stroller once my energy picks up again.
You may remember that I recently trialed the Bob Stroller Strides Fitness Stroller for about a month. Well, I’m so excited to share with you my experience with the Bumbleride Indie. First, here is a little more information from the site:
Bumbleride Indie is not your Average All-Terrain Stroller. Weighing a slim 20 lbs., Indie combines the off-road ability of a multi-terrain stroller with the lean agility of an urban jogger and features a 360 degree swiveling front wheel with forward and rear facing locking positions.
The very first thing I noticed about the stroller was it’s stylish, modern design and vibrant color options. I chose Seagrass which is absolutely gorgeous! The pictures on the site don’t do the stroller justice. It’s actually bigger and sturdier than it appears, which is impressive, since it only weighs 20 pounds! It’s also the most fashionable jogging stroller I’ve yet to see. If you’ve seen other jogging strollers, then you know that they’re usually only available in primary colors and have a sort of rugged look about them. Not so with the Indie. While red and black are definitely options, I prefer the off-the-beaten path colors!
If you’ve ever purchased a stroller, then you know that very often you have to purchase accessories as well. I’m impressed with the fact that the Indie comes with a rain cover (for those of you who don’t live in Southern California), air pump, jogging strap, and cup holder. It’s always a little disappointing when you spend a decent amount of money on a stroller and then realize that the accessories are not included. Of course the company offers additional accessories but they’re definitely luxuries rather than necessities if you’re trying to keep the cost reasonable.
The stroller is designed for use with infants and children up to 45 pounds, which means you get a lot of use out of the stroller. The seat adjusts accordingly and includes an infant headrest and shoulder pads for added protection. The ride is smooth and the stroller maneuvers easily. I like the ability to lock the front wheel when jogging and the jogging strap (we have some hilly parts around here!).
Like I mentioned earlier, I trialed the Bob Stroller Strides Fitness Stroller. While there were many similarities, I definitely appreciate the Indie’s stylish, compact, and lightweight design. I love the color options and the versatility of the stroller for both everyday use and fitness. Plus, people are constantly asking me…Who makes that stroller? : ) I like to turn heads!
Here is a little video I made of the Bumbleride Indie.