Bumbleride is unveiling their 2009 strollers soon, so we thought we would spotlight the great 2008 Bumbleride Indie beforehand.
BumbleRide was started by a couple in San Diego that wanted to offer the sleek stylings of the European designer strollers for half the price. BumbleRide strollers come in vibrant, designer colors and are very attractive accessories for the modern parent. The Bumbleride Indie, premiered in August 2007, is the newest addition (and basically replacement for the Rocket) to the fabulous line of Bumbleride strollers. It is the company’s new 3-wheeled, all-terrain stroller and it offers an excellent, very smooth ride. We think the Indie has some great improvements and is a great replacement for the previous discontinued Rocket stroller.
The BumbleRide Indie’s 12-inch air tires and rear suspension offer a wonderful, smooth ride for baby. The front wheel pivots a full 360 degrees, making it one of the easiest strollers to maneuver, especially one-handed. The construction is solid enough to handle minor off-roading and definitely earns the title “all-terrain” because it easily glides through grass and over mulch and small rocks. The front wheel locks for jogging, and even though it is great for light jogs (what most moms would do), we wouldn’t consider this a suitable full-time jogging stroller but definitely an all-terrain-great-for-everyday use stroller.
Unlike most “active” strollers with an unsupported sling-like seat for baby, the BumbleRide Indie has a traditional, rigid, fully padded seat with 4 positions, that stops just short of flat (fully reclined). We like that the seat has a one-handed adjustment bar unlike many strollers that have a strap system that requires two hands. Additional thoughtful features include an adjustable height handle, one-touch rear brake system, removable bumper bar and foot muff.
To read the rest of our editor review visit: Bumbleride Indie
You can also view our video review of the Indie by clicking on the video picture below.