The Bumbleride Indie is a popular all-terrain stroller that receives good reviews from experts and owners. In particular, the Bumbleride Indie attracts attention for numerous comfort features that parents like, including a cushy padded seat, four-point recline and foot rest. Owners also say the Bumbleride Indie is very stable and the components can be adjusted quickly. Like other all-terrain strollers, the front wheel swivels, but can be locked into position for better tracking and stability. The adjustable handlebar also earns praise. However, reviewers point out several downsides to the Bumbleride Indie. It's expensive, and the 45-pound weight limit is low for an all-terrain stroller. In comparison, the top-rated BOB Revolution (*Est. $390) has a 70-pound weight limit.
We found the best reviews of the Bumbleride Indie at parenting publications such as Fit Pregnancy magazine, Cookie magazine and Babble.com. These publications use testers to evaluate the all-terrain stroller, and Cookie magazine rates it on several criteria. One top baby gear book mentions the Bumbleride Indie briefly, but also provides a detailed review of the Bumbleride brand in general. There are also a good number of user reviews at Buzzillions.com.
1. Baby Bargains
Denise and Alan Fields have a lengthy overview of jogging and all-terrain strollers in their book, "Baby Bargains."
Review: Chapter 9: Strollers, Diaper Bags, Carriers and Other To Go Gear, Denise and Alan Fields, Eighth edition, 2010
The Bumbleride Indie gets very high marks at Buzzillions.com, where more than 50 reviewers give it a 4.5-star rating. Most say it's durable and easy to steer, but a few find it too heavy.
Review: Bumbleride Indie Stroller, Contributors to Buzzillions.com
3. Fit Pregnancy
Fit Pregnancy magazine editors recommend the Bumbleride Indie in their latest buyer's guide. Editors love the adjustable handle, which can accommodate both short and tall parents.
Review: Strollers, Editors of Fit Pregnancy magazine, 2010
4. Cookie Magazine
Catherine Coreno gives the Bumbleride Indie a perfect score for durability and ease of use; Coreno finds it comfortable and thinks her baby enjoys the ride.
Review: Jogging Strollers, Catherine Coreno, October 2008
Babble editors pick the Bumbleride Indie as a runner-up to the BOB Revolution for the title of best jogging stroller. They like the stylish design and the extra features that come standard. On a downside, their tester has trouble getting the front wheel to track straight in the locked position.
Review: Babble Best: Jogging Strollers, Kate Bayless, Jan. 27, 2009
6. Pregnancy Magazine
Pregnancy magazine editors picks the Bumbleride Indie as a "jogging stroller you'll actually use" in a short article. However, it doesn't seem that they tested this stroller, and the stroller only receives a brief, one-sentence overview.
Review: Run, Sister, Run!, Editors of Pregnancy magazine, February 2009
The Bumbleride Indie only has about a dozen reviews on Amazon.com so far, but opinions are positive. Users say the Indie stroller feels very light and it's easy to push. However, one owner complains that the canopy shifts around too much.
Review: Bumbleride Indie Stroller -- Ruby, Contributors to Amazon.com