Most full-featured strollers weigh 20 pounds or more, but a few strollers weighing in at 17 pounds or less give them a run for their money. The best of the bunch is our Best Reviewed model, the Baby Jogger City Mini (*Est. $250), but the Britax B-Agile (*Est. $250) is a very close second. At 16.5 pounds, the B-Agile provides an easy one-handed fold, superior maneuverability, great weight ratings from birth to 55 pounds and easy-to-use features. Even better, it's compatible with two highly rated Britax car seats and adapters are included. It's often compared to the City Mini, and for good reason -- the strollers are almost indistinguishable. The City Mini has more optional accessories like a bassinet and pram, but the Britax B-Agile is a few ounces lighter.
So why buy one over the other? In the case of the City Mini, Baby Jogger has a much longer tradition of quality strollers than Britax. For urban dwellers who walk a lot, the City Mini's optional accessories like the bassinet are almost necessities. In its favor, the Britax B-Agile can often be found for quite a bit less than the $250 basic list price because it doesn't have the name recognition of the City Mini. That makes it a great buy, especially for the suburban parent who depends heavily on car seat adaptability.
The Quinny Senzz (*Est. $250) is a close runner-up to the B-Agile and City Mini in this category, but can be used only from birth with an optional car seat or bassinet, which adds to the cost. It weighs 16 pounds and stands alone when folded. Since the B-Agile isn't bassinet compatible, the Senzz may be a better choice for urban living, although some reviewers say its one-handed fold actually takes two hands.
Further down the review chain is the Kolcraft Contours Lite (*Est. $120), a stroller that could fit in either our lightweight or less than $150 category. At just 13.7 pounds, it's a very popular model that has been around for several years in various configurations. It does get some durability complaints, but our biggest issue is we couldn't get a definitive answer from customer service as to whether it's suitable for newborns. Since it doesn't accept a car seat, the Contours Lite is probably best as a second, lighter stroller for children 6 months and older.