Ultralight airplane stroller, that is ... we're going on vacation!

An ultra-light stroller for a shopping trip

Although from our pram Stokke Xplory I am still very happy when we started planning trips with the baby - be it by car or plane, visualizing the whole packing process, there was a need for a travel bag for our stroller or an ultralight stroller when folded, providing the child with comfort and a nap in need when traveling or on holiday walks. On this occasion, I decided to share with you my favorite candidates for the perfect ultralight stroller, which will work well when traveling by car, train or plane, as well as on a daily basis during shopping or quick trips.

Our priorities when choosing an ultralight stroller for shopping, on a journey, to planes or for sightseeing:

1. As small as possible after folding

Literally as small as possible. In my list you won't even find umbrella strollers because they are simply too big for my expectations. After folding, I want the stroller not to occupy a significant part of the trunk, I want to be able to push it behind the rear seat of a compact + car or take it under the armpit at the airport.

2. Easy and quick to fold

There is no place for prams, where the frame and the seat must be folded separately. I want to have everything in one piece, not to put anything aside, not to change anything and not to wonder what to put. And don't lose anything. I would like to unfold it quickly after taking it out of the car or quickly fold it at the airport, preferably with one hand.

3. Convenient

The child should not only sit comfortably, but also be able to take a little nap ... so that parents can rest on a hot day 😉

4. Light

To easily be able to carry it, carry it, move with it around the airport or on the stairs in charming, seaside or mountainous corners of the world.

Here is the list that I have prepared. 4 the coolest ultralight strollers that I had the opportunity to see, fold, unfold live, and drive Santa in them.

1. Babyzen Yoyo

This is the first ultra-walker that I have met. It unfolds with one hand and can be folded just the same - I love it! We had them in one of our trolleys and I have great memories of it. The Babyzen Yoyo has a reclining seat that allows your baby to take a long nap and a comfortable journey. In addition, a large shopping basket will allow you to hold a lot. A small booth is a disadvantage for me, such sun protection is not enough for us.

The market price of this stroller is approximately PLN 1850 - you can buy it the cheapest here


2. Quinny Yezz

This stroller is both light and agile - it drives very well and has a wide and comfortable seat. Quinny Yezz folds very quickly to a very small size and unfolds quickly. The strap allows you to carry a folded stroller over your shoulder like a bag. The hammock seat allows the child to ride comfortably. For me, the downside is the lack of a reclining seat and a tiny sun canopy, but for this size of the stroller, I probably shouldn't expect them. If I were looking for a small, manoeuvrable stroller, for a child who would not sleep in it and who would not be disturbed by the sun's rays - you know my choice.

The trolley does not have a shopping basket, but on the back there is a pocket where you can put a drink and snacks.

The market price of this stroller is approximately PLN 590 - you can buy the cheapest here


3. Quinny Zapp Xtra 2

What can I say - first of all I was enchanted by the color - light, holiday blue. I was still delighted with the spacious seat, and as it turned out that it has 3 positions, including a lying position, I knew it was perfect for this type of stroller. When I was preparing this post, it turned out that this seat can be mounted both forward and backward facing. Can you ask for more? The seat is deep, protects the child well from the wind, the booth is very large, with the possibility of enlargement, it will perfectly provide sun and rain protection for the child.

The Quinny Zapp Xtra 2 is quite compact, though not as small as the rest of the strollers in this set. Folding this stroller is probably the only drawback - unfortunately, we certainly cannot do it with one hand and it takes a while. But if you bet on a spacious, comfortable seat and a stroller for holiday strolls, still very compact when folded - you will probably be able to forgive the folding mechanism.

The market price of this stroller is around PLN 1099 - you can buy the cheapest here


4. GB Pockit

GB Pockit is undoubtedly one of the smallest strollers in the world. Unfortunately, when producing a stroller of this size, you cannot expect full functionality of the 2w1. What I miss here the most is sun protection, which in this model is practically absent, as well as protection against wind gusts.

Although we will not fold the stroller with one hand, after folding it we will get a compact structure the size of ... a box for winter boots. However, we will spread it much faster and easier.

When we tried on our son's GB Pockit, unfortunately, but it turned out to be a very narrow stroller and unfortunately not very comfortable for our child. The back of the seat cannot even be tilted slightly, which could make naps more difficult.

GB Pockit also has no shopping basket.
Correction - GB Pockit has a shopping basket, my mistake, so a big plus for this trolley.

GB Pockit is the perfect stroller for small children and for shorter walks, for children who will not sleep in it. I would classify him as a pram to lift a baby at the airport, a quick shopping trip, but I would be less willing to go on a day trip around the city with him.

The market price of this stroller is approximately PLN 820 - you can buy the cheapest here


And finally, a small mathematical summary - I gave each feature from 1 to 5 points. Here's what I got:

Stroller Babyzen Yoyo Quinny Zapp XTRA 2 Quinny Yezz GB POCKIT
Size after folding 5 4 5 5
Easy and quick to fold 5 2 4 3
Comfortable for a child 3 5 3 2
Sun protection 2 5 3 1
Light 4 3 5 5
Price 1 3 4 3
Average rating 3,3 3,7 4,0 3,2
Weight 5,8 kg. 8 kg. 5 kg. 4,3 kg.


What came out of it?

So if, in our family priorities, ultra-light weight would win and we would let go of the seat and a large booth, we would most likely choose the Quinny Yezz stroller. If we did not want to give up the comfort of a child sleeping in a horizontal position, long hours in the shade by the pool ... 😉 we would choose Quinny Zapp Etra 2.

And what do you think about our comparison? Have you found your favorite among these proposals? Or maybe you can recommend us something completely different? I am waiting for your comments.

Leave a comment:

  • Anna

    I am a fan of quinny pushchairs and had 4 of them. With the extra 2, folding is still survivable but the wheels are terrible. The trolley drives very hard and clunky over rough terrain, pebbles or a meadow. The seat, on the other hand, is fantastic. Quinny Yezz, despite the tiny wheels, rides much better. The stroller is super-flexible, super-comfortable and when the toddler falls asleep, I tilt the stroller back and drive it on the rear wheels (a temporary solution for quick shopping).

  • 26.08.2020

    Great article! It just makes me wonder why the X-Fly cart from X-lander is not here? It weighs less than 7 kg, has extremely light handling, a large booth and a comfortable seat. It folds into a small suitcase and can be carried over the shoulder. For me, it's the best stroller EVER. Always taken on a journey.

    • Carolina

      Oh yes ! I also put on this stroller and it's great! Perfect for a trip. Very light, it really folds to a tiny size. I can also recommend it!

    • Roksana

      I am hunting for this model but I think I will hold off and buy it in some time because a new version with a railing is coming! 😀

  • Marlena

    I can recommend Amelis supersix, a nice stroller at a great price, it is also very light and we can make it a gondola for a smaller child 🙂

  • karola

    I bought an x-fly x-flyer and I am very happy, it is lightweight, has a nice shoulder strap so you can easily carry it and folds into a tiny patchouli! he has flown with us several times and nothing happens to him

    • Agnieszka

      Ooo I also have X-Fly 🙂 and it worked very well for me but not only, I use it on a daily basis and I love it 🙂

  • 07.01.2019

    Thank you very much for this post!
    we are going on vacation, I did not want to take a stroller with me - because I would have to pay extra for it - thanks to you I just bought a GB GOLD POCKIT which is probably the smallest stroller in the world 🙂 and it will easily fit into a bag with hand luggage 😀

  • Wojtek

    Barletta may not be the lightest stroller, but he is incredibly comfortable, and we flew with him to Constanta, without problems.

  • 25.09.2018

    Traveling by plane with a toddler is not easy, but as you can see even a stroller can be taken with you. 🙂 All you need to do is look a little, and such a stroller is certainly very convenient and practical. Greetings!

  • Werson

    I was thinking about Babyzen from Yoyo, but I gave it up, because the price was quite high ... Minima from Easygo is almost similar in terms of design. Cheaper, more goodies 😉 Very light, agile, easy to fold, compact for traveling or shopping in a crowded gallery.

  • Paulina Tokarczyk

    We travel a lot with my husband and if I could recommend something from my own experience, vicco from adamex. Comfortable, light and very practical stroller. It is easily and quickly folded and unfolded, it takes quite a little space as luggage and has a special cover in which the trolley is stored, in addition, it weighs little. I really value him for his handiness.

    • Zuzka

      I also have this stroller and we always take it with us on all kinds of trips. It's super packed so you can always have all the important things with you without carrying extra bags and backpacks. In addition, it is very light and handy, and thanks to super shock absorbers it drives well on almost any surface. We already had it with us, by the sea, and in a large tourist town and in the countryside. It was irreplaceable in all conditions. 🙂

    • 14.08.2017

      But the stroller you write about is a large 2-in-1 and not an ultra-light airplane stroller - it responds to completely different needs than those described here as a light, tiny stroller for a trip for a two-year-old 🙂

    • Alexander Rogal

      Paulina, the day after tomorrow I'm flying a plane and I just have an adamex vicco. Tell me please what cover you have because I'm afraid that they would destroy this pram and it is not so small at all. I would like to buy a case but I can't find anything. Thanks in advance
      : )

  • storks

    I like the triplets the most 🙂 It seems that this stroller will be the most comfortable for a child.
    Before your post on this topic was published, we were planning a vacation trip and I was wondering what with the trolley to the plane ...? In the meantime, we abandoned the idea of ​​airplane holidays. I do not hide that because of me. I hate packing and since we have a baby I have to pack 2 people so the nervousness is growing. I was terrified by the necessity to pack our luggage so that we could fit it on the plane, and at the same time had everything we needed and at least a free hand. It is almost impossible for me. We decided to go on a car vacation, and our vehicle is quite large, so I don't have to worry about space for luggage 🙂

    • 30.06.2016

      I also like the three-piece, if it was the main stroller. But we already have the main one and now we have to decide on priorities - unfortunately 3 is much longer than 2, it also weighs more, there is no shoulder strap. But 3 spreads out flat and has a great doghouse 🙂