What is the best travel stroller for 2021?

After the restrictions of 2020, this year is set to be a year for holidays! If you have ever tried to take a pushchair on a plane, you will know that the latest trend of buggies that fit in the overhead compartment is long awaited!

A lightweight buggy must be compact folding and easy to manoeuvre, so we’re here to give you a list of the best compact strollers for your family.

 Some pushchairs will be cabin approved, so you can take yours straight onto the plane and store it in the overhead locker. This way, when you get to your destination, you can carry it down the steps and baby can go straight in the pushchair, eliminating the stress of carrying them along with your hand luggage all through the airport.

 If you’re looking for a stroller for a newborn baby, you will want to ensure the stroller reclines flat. Consider how much padding your child has in the seat, and therefore how comfortable and supportive the pushchair is. It is also important to check the weight limit on the stroller you choose. Some will go up to 15kg (average weight of a 3 year old), but others will go beyond that.

 If you’re planning on taking your pushchair abroad, check what sun protection each pushchair has. Does it have UPF50+ fabrics? Does it come with a UV cover or insect net? Does it have a raincover? After all, you will probably want to use it as a spare for the car boot when you return home!

 When the sun shines, the colour of your pushchair is also very important. From our experience, yellow or green pushchairs can often attract unwanted attention from insects!

 Finally of course, you need to find a pushchair within budget. Baby Birds have lots of budget friendly travel stroller options.

 Here are some of our favourite travel strollers:

Roma Capsule

Suitable from birth up to 15kg

Folded dimensions: H25cm W28cm L50cm

Weight: 5.6kg

Price from: £100.00

You can check out the Roma Capsule here.


BabyZen YoYo

Suitable from 6 months up to 22kg
Folded dimensions: H52 cm W44cm L18cm
Weight: 6.1kg
Price from: £399.00

Babyzen Yoyo2

Cosatto Woosh

Suitable from birth up to 25kg

Folded dimensions H49cm W38cm L57cm

Weight: 6kg

Price from £149.95 – £199.95

Cosatto Woosh

Mamas & Papas Airo

Suitable from birth up to 22kg

Folded dimensions H25 cm W45 cm L55 cm

Weight 7.6kg

Price from £399.00


Silver Cross Jet

Suitable from birth up to 15kg

Folded dimensions H18cm W30cm L55cm

Weight 5.9kg

Price from £225.00

Silver Cross Jet In ocean

Silver Cross Clic

Suitable from birth up to 22kg

Folded dimensions H25cm W46.5cm L54cm

Weight 5.9kg

Price from £164.00

Aqua Clic

Joolz Aer

Suitable from six months to 22kg

Folded dimensions H21.5cm W45cm L53.5cm

Weight 6kg

Price from £389.00


Kinderkraft Nubi

Suitable from birth up to 15kg

Folded dimensions H25cm W43cm L59cm 

Weight 5.9kg

Price from £149.00

Kinderkraft NUBI Pushchair

Baby Jogger City Tour 2

Suitable from birth up to 22kg

Folded dimensions H18 cm W50 cm L58 cm

Weight 6.5kg

Price from £249.00

Baby Jogger® City Tour™ 2 Single

Cybex Libelle

Suitable from six months up to 22kg

Folded dimensions H48 cm W20 cm L32cm

Weight 5.9kg

Price from £199.95


Maxi-Cosi Lara2

Suitable from birth up to 15kg

Folded dimensions: H26cm W50cm L50cm

Weight 6.4kg

Price from £189.00

Maxi-Cosi Lara2 Stroller - Essential Graphite

Bebecar Piuma

Suitable from birth up to 15kg

Folded dimensions H54cm W43cm L20cm

Weight 5.7kg

Price from £199.00

Bebecar Piuma Pushchair Black