Best Eco Stroller - The Independent UK

Bumbleride Era

"Best: Eco-friendly stroller

Rating: 9/10

  • Weight: 12kg
  • Wheels: Four
  • Suitable from: Birth

There’s something about this stroller we found quite pragmatic – although the chassis feels a bit less sleek than some others we tried. But that’s not to say we didn’t like it, because we really did. We absolutely loved that the pram has been made with sustainability in mind. Some 25 per cent of the plastic components are made from ocean plastic, while all the fabrics are 100 per cent recycled PET. And while we’re waxing lyrical about the materials used, we loved the natural cork handle: it felt nice to hold and we could grip it well. Plus, natural cork is supposed to be antimicrobial, sustainable and renewable – three big ticks given the times we live in.

But on to the test ride. We found the large back tyres helped navigate bumps, while the smaller front wheels made light work of tight corners. On rougher terrain, it’s easy to switch a bolt on the front tyres to lock them. The air-filled tyres all have individual suspension which gave a nice smooth ride across pavements and fields too.

This was one of the only all-terrains we tried that had the option for the seat to be world or parent facing. When the seat unit is world facing, you can fold the stroller with the seat unit attached. The seat feels well-padded and it fully reclines. We really liked that the calf support flipped up for extra comfort during naps. The Bumbleride era has some nice touches too – a magnetic peekaboo hood for silently checking your slumbering child, a pocket in the back for valuables and a removable sleeve on the bumper bar, which was handy for throwing in the wash."

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