Reviewers call the Bumbleride Queen B a "classic carriage stroller reinvented" with a stylish look and modern features. Reviewers say the Queen B is loaded with practical accessories, including a bassinet, reversible seat, foot muff (for keeping tots' toes warm on cold days), a rain cover and canopy, head rest, shoulder pads, cupholder, bumper bar and air pump for its 12-inch wheels. An aluminum storage basket provides ample storage space under the seat, and a zipper pouch on the canopy offers convenient access to small toys or accessories. Unlike most carriage strollers, the Queen B can be folded, and the handlebar adjusts to 11 heights to accommodate caregivers. On the downside, parents say it doesn't maneuver well in tight spaces. It's also costly, and some parents say they wish there were more color choices available – the Queen B comes in lava (black) or ruby (red).
The latest edition of the popular baby-gear book "Baby Bargains" covers the Bumbleride Queen B, although the authors rate overall brands with only brief discussions of current models. We found several useful individual product reviews of the Bumbleride Queen B on BabyGizmo.com, RatedByMom.com, StrollerReviews.net (where Bumbleride offered a Queen B in exchange for the review) and BabyStrollerSearch.com. There are few user reviews available for the Queen B, although we did find a handful of owner-written reviews on BabyEarth.com. ConsumerReports.org doesn't include the Queen B in its latest stroller roundup.
1. Baby Bargains
The 2010 edition of the popular baby-gear book "Baby Bargains" primarily addresses overall stroller brands, although the authors do discuss a few individual models within each brand. Letter grades (A through F) are offered for brands only. The Bumbleride Queen B is noted to be Bumbleride's most expensive model.
Review: Strollers, Denise and Alan Fields, Eighth edition, 2010
Senior editors at BabyGizmo.com provide a detailed review of the Bumbleride Queen B, 2009 edition, noting the large wheels and suspension which provide a comfortable ride. The authors also note that unlike traditional prams, the Queen B features front pivoting wheels and can be folded, adding functionality. The adjustable handlebar has been updated for the 2010 model, with a two-button push that allows the bar to be adjusted to 11 levels.
Review: Bumbleride Queen B Stroller 2009 – Lava, Baby Gizmo Senior Editors, Not Dated
A parent reviewer provides a lengthy and descriptive review of the Bumbleride Queen B on RatedbyMom.com, a site owned and operated by BabyGizmo.com. The author says that the Queen B is stylish and functional, with ample storage and convenience features, although it's not ideal for navigating through tight spaces.
Review: Untitled, Hollie Schultz, March 18, 2009
Editors of BabyStrollerSearch.com list pros and cons of the Bumbleride Queen B in this balanced review. On the plus side, the included bassinet is noted, along with the soft, well-padded seat. On the downside, however, editors say the Queen B is expensive and the aluminum cargo basket (positioned underneath the seat) is sturdy but impractical.
Review: Bumbleride Queen B – Baby Stroller Search Review, Editors of BabyStrollerSearch.com, Not Dated
Bumbleride offered a Queen B stroller to the author of this article in exchange for the review. One of the best features of the Bumbleride Queen B, according to this review, is the ability to reverse the seat so your child can face you or face away from you. The author also says the adjustable handlebar makes the Queen B comfortable for herself and her husband.
Review: Untitled, Sarah Henderson, July 30, 2009
Fewer than 10 owners have offered feedback on the Bumbleride Queen B, but the reviews available are detailed. Owners contribute to an overall average rating of 4 stars out of 5, although several reviewers say maneuverability isn't the best, and the stroller is heavy and bulky, even when folded.
Review: Queen B Carriage Stroller by Bumbleride, Contributors to BabyEarth.com