Spotlight Product Review: Bumbleride Indie Twin 2011

The Bumbleride Indie Twin 2011 is the same Indie Twin we have grown to love with just a few minor changes to the actual stroller itself.  All the changes are to the fabrics!  2011 is all about fabric choices for the Indie & Indie Twin.  Bumbleride has introduced two new fabric collections that are available in addition to the Classic Collection.  Before we explain the new collections, let’s take a brief look at the Indie Twin itself and the few changes.

So, what is different about the Indie Twin 2011?  These are the changes:

Indie Twin:

  • The Indie Twin rain cover has been redesigned. It is non pvc but it is no longer included with the stroller. You have to buy it separately. Bumbleride removed it as an included accessory due to consumer feedback because not all mamas live in rainy climates. We aren’t going to lie. We’d like it included. Where are these places that it doesn’t rain ever? We’d like to live there!
  • An air pump is no longer included. This isn’t a big deal since we found that the Bumbleride air pump didn’t work well anyway.
  • The Indie Twin canopies have been redesigned to include an SPF 45 lining.
  • Dual Maxi Cosi Adapters for purchase for dual infant seat use (stadium style seating).   Two Maxi Cosi seats is the only dual seat option at this time but Bumbleride hopes to release more dual adapters later in the year.
  • Chicco Keyfit 30 adapter bar sold separately was released in late 2010.

So, there you go! Those are the only changes (besides the fabrics!) to the Indie Twin 2011. The stroller still has the roomy seats that are 12 1/2” wide, with 19” seat backs and measurements of 23” from seatback to canopy that will accommodate taller children. Our 4 ½ year old tester fit in the seat without his head touching the canopy.  Padded, 5-point, adjustable harnesses, baby bumper bars, adjustable footrests, parent cup holder, deep-strap-reclining seats, huge canopies and an adjustable handlebar are all still there!

The basket is still huge as ever fitting all your essentials for your two little riders. And the 12” air-filled tires still tackle all types of terrain and allow us to do some jogging with it.  The stroller is of average weight for an all-terrain double weighing in at 34 lbs. It has a rather bulky fold but what all-terrain double stroller doesn’t, right?  There are two manual locks to keep it closed when transporting but we are still waiting for Bumbleride to add our automatic locks with this baby!  Yes, we are lazy.  We don’t want to manually lock two locks on the stroller.

One feature of the 2011 Indie Twin that will have parents of twins rejoicing is that it will accommodate TWO infant car seats AT THE SAME TIME!  Dual Maxi Cosi Adapters  for dual infant seat use (stadium style seating) will be available in mid-August.   Two Maxi Cosi seats is the only dual seat option at this time but Bumbleride hopes to release more dual adapters later in the year.

If you are an accessory junkie, the Indie Twin has plenty of those sold separately to satisfy your needs.  We are talking carrycots, Snack Packs, stroller liners, car seat adapters and rain covers.  I know, I know.  We are accessory junkies too!

Okay, that was a really quick overview for a Baby Gizmo review, right?  Are we running out of review steam?  Nope.  We just want to get to the highlight of the 2011 collection:  new fabrics! If you need more juicy details of Indie Twin stroller, just check out our 2010 Indie Twin Review and keep the minor changes in mind!

Now, let’s get to the 2011 Indie Edition choices! They are just like the 2011 Indie single stroller fabrics but twice the fun for two seats! When deciding which Indie Twin Edition is right for you, there are three collections to consider:  Movement Edition, Natural Edition and the Classic Edition.

If you are a sporty parent, we think the Movement Edition is for you!  The Movement Edition sports a stretchy, water resistant sport fabric, SPF 45 sun canopies and two striking color combinations.  When visualizing this edition, think athletic wear with a slick, light feel that will be excellent in hotter weather.  That is what the fabric is like.  It’s sportier, it’s water-resistant and the fabric just feels lighter because it’s thinner.  The Movement Edition is available in black with a turquoise piping and in gray with orange piping.

Maybe you aren’t a sporty parent?  Maybe you are a green, eco-friendly parent?  If so, the Natural Edition is for you!

The Bumbleride Natural Edition is for the eco-minded mama that is looking for a more natural choice.  The interior of the stroller is made of a bamboo, nylon blend that will wick away moisture from the body and is a higher thread count than the other fabrics.  The exterior fabric on the Natural Edition strollers is made of a recycled polyester blend.  This edition is available in two fabulous colors:  Ocean (a deep blue – my absolute favorite of all Bumbleride colors right now!) and Walnut (a chocolate brown).  And what we love about these colors is that they are subtle with no funky contrasting colors.  Just blue or just brown!  Very simple.  Plus, we can tell that the fabric is softer than the Classic Bumbleride fabric.

Not sure the Movement Edition or the Natural Edition is right for you?  Good thing the Classic Collection is still available and offers the most color choices.  The Classic fabrics are lower thread count, not as water resistant as Movement or Natural and not quite a soft, but they are still fabulous.  The Classic colors include Ruby (red), Lava (black), Vita (pink) and Seagrass (green).

Overall, we think there is a great Bumbleride Indie Twin fabric choice for everyone whether you are looking for the standard Classic, sporty new Movement or the eco-friendly Natural.

SHOP Bumbleride Indie Twin Natural Collection HERE

SHOP Bumbleride Indie Twin Movement Collection HERE

SHOP Bumbleride Indie Twin Classic Collection HERE

To watch our in-depth video review of the Bumbleride Indie Twin 2011, click the video below: