It’s time to talk about compact, travel strollers again! This time we are diving into a luxury travel stroller, that while it certainly isn’t cheap, it is the smallest folding stroller we’ve ever seen. Yes, THE smallest, not one of the smallest. The Babyzen YoYo stroller was the first compact stroller to be small enough to fit in the overhead compartment of an airplane. Yes, it folds THAT small. Why is this good? Because some people just don’t like to gate check their strollers. Yes, I know you get to drop your buggy at the end of the jet way and pick it up quickly after deplaning BUT have you seen how they handle some of the strollers once they leave your possession? Let’s just say that sometimes, it isn’t pretty.
Also, a tiny, compact stroller is great for fitting in a tiny trunk or small spaces. When I travel, I don’t always like a behemoth stroller weighing me down.
Enter the Babyzen YoYo. It weighs less than 12 lbs, folds into a tiny square and even comes with a travel bag. Oh yeah, and a hefty $450+ price tag too! Let’s get started!
The seat is roomy measuring 14″ wide, with an 18″ seat back and a measurement of 26″ from seat back to canopy. That being said, we hear that the weight limit is only 33 lbs. There is an adjustable, padded 5-point harness to keep your little one in the seat. The seat has a decent recline, in fact, it reclines back to 140 degrees, which is great for a nap. But since it doesn’t have a flat recline and doesn’t accept an infant car seat, it is suitable for 6+ months.
The YoYo sports a three panel canopy with a small peek-a-boo window on top. We love that the back of the canopy separates from the seat to allow air to circulate through the stroller.
While the handle isn’t adjustable, it is very tall at 42″ from ground to handle making it perfect for taller parents.
The YoYo rolls on 5″ hard rubber wheels, and with the all-wheel suspension, it has superb maneuverability. The rear wheels lock into place with one step. It’s important to note that the front wheels do not lock straight on the YoYo.
Now to the creme de la creme of the YoYo – the fold! The stroller folds into one of the most compact stroller packages we’ve ever seen. With an easy, two-step process, it folds down into a cute, little square package and fits neatly into a travel bag.
While the YoYo is a great travel stroller, it is quite an investment. It retails for $399 for the frame and an addition $65 for the fabric set. If you are looking for the most compact folded stroller on the market that still has big features and you don’t mind spending a bunch, the Babyzen YoYo is a great option.