Strollers That Fold into a Backpack – Top Picks!
Whether you’re hiking, navigating a new city, running through an airport, or just need a handy way to travel, a stroller that folds compactly enough to fit into a backpack is helpful. These strollers are not common, but there are a few out on the market. Read more to learn about two of the most popular compact strollers. (Hint: It’s the Mountain Buggy Nano and the GB Pockit).
Benefits of a Compact Stroller
With all of the stroller options on the market, you may be wondering why you should pick a stroller that can fit into a backpack. Wouldn’t a regular, easy-folding stroller be fine? There are several reasons why you should get the most compact strollers:
- Can be brought onto a plane as a carry-on (here are some other great strollers to travel with on a plane)
- Being able to carry it for long distances without getting tired
- Being able to easily bring it on public transportation such as city buses
- Easy to store
The only downside to buying such a stroller is that there are very few on the market. With limited options, you may not be able to find all of the features you want in your stroller.
Here are our top picks!
Pockit Lightweight Stroller
The Pockit stroller made the Guinness Book of World Records for being the most compact stroller when folded. It is also one of the most lightweight strollers on the market at 9.5 pounds. With a simple, two-step fold, you can fold this stroller small enough to fit into a backpack. you can also add some shoulder straps after you fold it and turn it into a backpack! (This stroller does not come with shoulder straps.)
While lightweight, the Pockit is strong and durable. It can carry a child from 6 months up to 55 pounds. Its storage basket can also hold 11 pounds of gear. By using adjustable comfort pads and an adjustable safety belt, this stroller grows with your child. Its padded handlebars can be steered with one hand.
The front wheels can be in a locked or swivel mode while the rear wheels come with a parking brake. With its sturdy frame and storage capabilities, this backpack stroller will meet the needs of any parent on the go.
MountainBuggy Nano Stroller
At a lightweight 13 pounds, the Mountain Buggy Nano Stroller is also very compact when folded. It easily folds in two steps. Once folded, it comes with its own carrying satchel. This satchel has a handle you can grip or a pull-through strap to place over your shoulder. It looks a lot like a compact laptop bag when folded it up, perfect for traveling anywhere.
The Nano comes with infant car seat adaptors, so it can accommodate almost any infant car seat. This is helpful for parents who need a stroller they can use with a newborn and it is suitable for children up to four years old – so it can be used for all of your child’s baby and toddler years. The seat comes with a deep recline for children who like to nap on the go.
Other features the Nano includes are a large sun hood, flip-out visor, and sun mesh extension for when the seat is reclined. The mesh extension comes with a fabric overlay for colder months. This stroller is the perfect stroller for all seasons, protecting your child from the sun and cold.
There are few strollers on the market that fold up to the size of a backpack. Among those limited options, the Pockit Lightweight Stroller and the Mountain Buggy Nano Stroller are the top picks for the most compact strollers on the market.
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