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Best Lightweight Strollers Under $100

Best Lightweight Strollers Under $100
Let me start by saying that a good lightweight stroller should not cost more than $100. If you would like to check the list of all best lightweight strollers, regardless of the price, please visit our Best Lightweight Strollers page. Below, you can see reviews of my top three lightweight stroller choices for under $100. I outlined basic pros and cons for each selection, along with some other basic info, which one might find useful in a decision making process. Here is the list of the features you should be analyzing when purchasing lightweight stroller under $100:
  • Weight - Lightweight strollers are usually carried, lifted, and dragged into car trunks, through parks, across airports, over the street curbs, upstairs, downstairs, etc. Carefully analyze the most likely future activities and lifestyle before you decide on which stroller you will take home. Lightweight strollers should weight more than 16 or 17 lbs. Anything heavier that that defeats the purpose of having a lightweight and easily collapsible stroller. 
  • Dimensions - Overall dimensions for lightweight strollers are important, as one would expect to be able to collapse and store it in as small as possible space. Dimensions come into play at the airports, traveling, car trunks, hallways, maneuvering tight spaces, etc. Traveling frequently with bulkier lightweight strollers will make you wish you had a slimmer model with you. Also, it is much easier to get around sidewalks, shopping malls, restaurants, and restrooms with smaller stroller lightweight types.
  • Collapsibility - When I say collapsibility, I mean how easily the stroller closes and opens. Lightweight strollers should easily open and close by using only one hand. Go to the store, try out opening and closing your favorite lightweight stroller, and only after you are 100% convinced that it is easy enough, then consider buying it. 
  • Seat - Your little one will spend a fair amount of time in this lightweight stroller - in its seat in particular. Your goal for this category is to find a seat that has two adjustable positions. Anything more than that is a steal. It is important to have inclination positioning available since your little one will be occasionally eating, drinking, actively watching and sometimes even sleeping in his or her seat. All of these activities will probably require a couple of seat inclination positions. 
  • Wheels - Since these strollers are commonly used for short walks, size, quality and the material of which the wheels are made are little bit less important factors. Since you are looking for a stroller solely for short and slow walks, wheels will not play that much of a role. However, if you can find a four wheel suspension and lock & swivel systems, it would not hurt.
  • Canopy - A good canopy goes a long way in any stroller type or category. When sunny days come, you will appreciate the time you took to select a stroller with a decent canopy. There are two things to consider when analyzing stroller canopies. First, you want it to be decent size, so it cover up your little's face, arms and belly. Second, a good canopy will easily slide on and off, while most importantly, it will stay firmly on once you install it. 
  • Storage - A lightweight stroller under $100 usually has a limited storage bin underneath the baby seat. Your goal is to make sure that a mid-size diaper bag easily fits underneath the seat. Any other small storage space is a plus. 
  • Food tray - Most strollers in this category do not have a food tray. Therefore, if you find a decent lightweight stroller with a food tray, that will make you decision process much easier. 
  • Cup holder - Very rarely will lightweight stroller under $100 have a cup holder. Contours Lite Stroller is one exception.
CONTOURS LITE STROLLER
 
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Best Lightweight Strollers Under $100 Overview:
Contours Lite Stroller is a next generation lightweight retro looking stroller for toddlers and kids. It is a reasonably priced standard forward facing lightweight stroller. This collapsible stroller is easy to operate even with one hand. Assembly is fairly simple. When it comes to maintenance, the instruction manual states that the most expensive replacement part is under $15. A simple folding system makes it great for travel, as it can easily fit in all standard cars. Most importantly, this lightweight stroller does not lack storage space. It features 6-inch front single swivel, 8-inch rear wheels, spring loaded suspension system, lightweight frame, easy to clean fabric, a cup holder, child snack tray, multi-position reclining seat, long foot rest, canopy, harness with strap, and a large basket underneath. The child snack tray easily rotates out of the way, and it features extra large drink holder. On the downside, it does seem to be a bit high, so it is not recommended for short toddlers. However, it can be disconnected until it is at the appropriate height in respect to toddler's size. The second most common complaint about this lightweight stroller is the canopy, which sometimes does not open easily. Some moms complained that it needed to be tugged and pulled into desired position. Overall, even with a couple of flaws, this fully collapsible lightweight stroller is definitely worth the price.

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DIMENSIONS: 17 x 10 x 31 inches 

WEIGHT: 16 lbs

MAX SUPPORTED WEIGHT: 40 lbs

BEST SUITED FOR: Easy walks, travel, pavement walks, tight places where easy navigation is must.
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Best Lightweight Strollers Under $100 Overview:
This classic forward facing lightweight stroller will most likely satisfy all your basic needs. It features a spring suspension system, five reclining positions, easy collapse system, taller than usual handles, five point safety harness, large basket, foam wheels, and it can support a toddler up to 50 lbs. Let me first say that this stroller is the most easy to assemble among the three listed on this page. You are basically just required to snap on 4 wheels and adjust the canopy system. The ride is ready! The next great feature of this fully collapsible stroller is the weight. It weighs only 14 lbs, which puts it in upper half in its category. Add to that the fact that when in collapsed position, this lightweight stroller does not take much space when in car trunk. The lowest of the five reclining positions is at the the perfect angle to allow full rest and sleep. I know this feature is not easy to find, and this stroller has it. On the downside, you might have to wrestle a little bit with the canopy when adjusting it. Also, although the basket is very specious, you might find it difficult to access due to the somewhat obstructive criss-cross frame. Finally, keep in mind that foam wheels will limit you strictly to pavement walks only. However, all lightweight strollers under $100 are designed for pavement. All in all, this lightweight stroller is definitely worth the money.
DIMENSIONS: 35 x 19 x 30 inches

WEIGHT: 14 lbs

MAX SUPPORTED WEIGHT: 50 lbs

BEST SUITED FOR: Ideal for light pavement walks, comfortable for sleeping, great protection from sun, easy to carry when traveling.
JEEP CHEROKEE SPORT STROLLER
 
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Best Lightweight Strollers Under $100

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Best Lightweight Strollers Under $100 Overview:
Weighing only 12.5 pounds, this super light collapsible stroller represents the best value among top three lightweight strollers featured on this page. Currently, it sells for about $50, which is far below our price $100 threshold. Although it is one of the cheapest in its category, this lightweight stroller can still support maximum weight of 50 lbs, has comparable dimensions, one-hand fold, snack tray, cargo bags, and a cool looking design. Due to its good design, this lightweight stroller is easy to maneuver, control, lift, store, and push around by using only one hand. The reclining mechanism does not go all the way down, but to somewhat manageable angle - enough for taking naps. The cargo basket underneath the seat is large enough to accommodate diaper bag and a purse. One of the best features when it comes to storage is that the lightweight stroller stands upright on its own when folded - no more annoying stepping over the stroller in the hallway. Finally, the canopy features a small window, which is a nice touch to this overall nicely designed umbrella stroller. Now, before you buy decided to purchase this lightweight stroller champion, you should know a few cons. When folded, the stroller does not seem to have any locking mechanism to prevent it from unfolding. Kid's cup holder is too narrow, so most zippy cups will not fit in it. All in all, this lightweight stroller represents the best value in its category.

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DIMENSIONS: 32 x 18 x 40 inches

WEIGHT: 12.5 lbs

MAX SUPPORTED WEIGHT: 50 lbs

BEST SUITED FOR: Airports, travel, urban walks, narrow passages, shopping malls, tight spaces.
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