It’s hard to believe that the end of the year is almost here. Before we know it we will be ringing in 2014 with our little ones! Throughout the year I’ve shared my favorite strollers that debuted in the spring, the summer, and in the fall. This time I’m choosing the cream of the crop from those lists — the overall best strollers of the year.
I put each of these strollers through the ringer to find out just what I love about each of them. As a mom of two living in the city, my stroller is used just as much as parents would use a car living in the suburbs (if not more!). Because strollers are such an essential part of a parent’s everyday life, it was important for me to thoroughly examine each stroller’s features and compare how they held up against each other. From using them for our daily walks to preschool, to folding them up with my youngest in one hand and the stroller in the other, to getting onto the bus or into a cab, these strollers have been put to the test!
Now, without further ado, here are the best overall strollers of 2013 that will last you for years:
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The Best Strollers of 2013
Mamas and Papas Armadillo 2 of 9
A lightweight stroller that has it all. It's compact, fully reclines, and can easily be converted into a travel system so it can be used from the day your little one is born. One of our favorite features of the stroller is the one-handed fold that is located on the back of the seat of the stroller. It's unlike anything we've ever seen before!
Mountain Buggy Cosmopolitan 3 of 9
The Mountain Buggy Cosmopolitan is a great stroller with a bounty of options. We love the easy, 2-step drop-fold system that automatically locks the stroller when folded. With a 4-wheel drive and seat that can easily be switched from forward- to rear-facing, this stroller is both chic and convenient for parents!
Stokke Crusi 4 of 9
Thinking about adding another little one to your family sometime soon and don't want to have to purchase a double stroller? This model is perfect for you. We love it for its effortlessly chic style that is consistent with Stokke strollers, along with the option to add a second seat for another child.
Summer Infant Fuze 5 of 9
This is a great stroller that has it all — and even more! With the ability to grow with your child, face forward or to the rear, and the ability to fold with the seat attached, this is a great stroller with an amazing price point. Our favorite feature of the stroller is that it includes a universal car seat adaptor, which is usually an additional cost for other strollers.
Bugaboo Buffalo 6 of 9
This stroller is the perfect option for parents who love to explore the outdoors, but don't want to purchase a separate stroller to do so. The Bugaboo Buffalo is one of our favorites this year because it's comfortable and practical. All four wheels are built larger to withstand all terrains, and the stroller folds flat for easy storage!
Andy Warhol Limited Edition Bugaboo 7 of 9
Bugaboo has done it again this year with an amazing collaboration. Andy Warhol is a beloved and famous artist who has work in famous museums around the world. Now you can see his pieces on your Bugaboo stroller. We love this collaboration for the amazing styles and fun prints.
Joovy Groove Ultralight 8 of 9
This stroller is lightweight yet packs a ton of features, much like its counterpart, the Joovy Groove. Coming in at only 12.4 pounds and complete with a durable carry strap, this stroller is bound to become a favorite for parents on the go!
Nuna Pepp 9 of 9
Nuna came out with their very first stroller this year with the Pepp. We love the compact design of this stroller. When they say it folds flat, they literally mean flat, which makes for easy storage if you live in a smaller space. Once folded, the stroller stands on its own, which is a great feature for urban parents who use public transportation.
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