Bumbleride Indie 4 Stroller Review

Bumbleride Indie 4
A mother and her child enjoying the beach with the Indie 4!

OVERALL SCORE

86

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The Bumbleride Indie 4 was rated highly by reviewers in almost every category. Its light weight relative to its size distinguishes it from other strollers. The Indie 4 handles rough terrain effortlessly and is assembled and cleaned with ease. Notable features of this stroller include its lockable, swivel front wheels, adjustable handlebars, and all-wheel suspension. This stroller has been praised by hundreds of happy customers for the comfort it has provided their child, and with how much ease it offers when used!

How the strollers are reviewed

The following chart rates the stroller for the most important stroller criteria for product specifications, effectiveness, parent preferences, and child comfort.

RATING (SCORE):

   Poor (1-2)   Fair (3-4)   Good (5-6)   Very Good (7-8)   Excellent (9-10)
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Durability
Weight
 EFFECTIVENESS
Brakes
Compact
Ease of Use
Folding
Grip
Maneuverability   
Rough Terrain
PARENT PREFERENCES
Accessories
Easy to Assemble
Easy to Clean
Storage
COMFORT
Child Comfort
Sun Canopy
Suspension

Durability

Excellent – 9/10

This stroller scored a 9 in this category. It has a welded, lightweight aluminum frame that is very sturdy, and polyester fabric that is made up of resistant, non-fading material. This particular stroller ranks  very high among other standard strollers in terms of durability. The Bumbleride Indie can be used hundreds of times, without showing evidence of wear and tear!

Bumbleride Indie 4
The Bumbleride Indie 4.

Weight

Very Good – 8/10

At 22 pounds, this stroller is very lightweight. Compared to other standard strollers, this may be one of the lightest strollers of its kind. As a result, reviewers have been very happy with how easy to push it is! Its light weight also makes it easy to maneuver and allows it to take on extra weight in storage areas if need be for daytrips or weekend excursions.

Brakes

Excellent – 9/10

The Bumbleride Indie 4 comes equipped with a secure foot brake that ensures that the stroller will not roll away in the stationary position. This brake is very easily accessible and can be applied quickly in time-sensitive situations! It is easy to use, and parents never have difficulty applying it when needed.

Compact

Fair – 4/10

This stroller is a larger size, so it may be harder to transport and stow than other strollers. The Bumbleride Indie 4 does, however, fold to a more compact size. Additionally, it does stand on its own in the folded position and is easy to stow away in this position when needed. If your primary goal is to find a more compact stroller for your needs, the Bumbleride Indie 4 may not be the perfect stroller for you.

“Made with sustainable materials? Heck yeah! The straps are well made. The tires…are tires. The basket holds a couple water bottles, a blanket and maybe some snacks. The footrest lifts up and locks in place for smaller babes. My 6 month old loves to put his feet up and this feature is great. The canopy will not disappoint you; it blocks out all the sun no matter what angle the rays are coming from.”
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Ease of Use

Excellent – 10/10

This stroller is very easy to open and close, making life easy for on-the-go parents. It also has a variety of features, such as the handlebar and the recline, that are easily adjustable to suit the needs of both parent and child. The Bumbleride Indie 4 scored a perfect 10 in this category due to these features that make life easy!

Folding

Excellent – 9/10

Many parents have been happy with how easy it is to collapse this stroller. Folding the Bumbleride Indie is an easy, one-step process. However, it does require two hands to fold and unfold. The wheels and cup holder also have to be in the right place in order to engage.

Grip

Excellent – 10/10

This stroller has an adjustable, padded handlebar that will make it easy for parents of any height to push their child. Additionally, one-handed steering is very possible when it comes to this stroller. Parents who tend to multi-task would be very happy with this investment.

Maneuverability

Excellent- 10/10

Many parents have attested to how easy to maneuver the Bumbleride Indie 4 is. Its lightweight structure and easy-to-grip, adjustable handlebars make it effortless to push and navigate through crowded streets and sharp turns. The front wheels of the Indie 4 are swivel wheels that can lock if needed.

“All colors are lovely, and the quality is clearly top-notch. The stroller was very easy to assemble (I pretty much did it with my little guy strapped to me). I bought it when my little guy was 4 months old, and had no problem using it with him right away. The stroller reclines to a nearly-flat position, and the strap-system is soft and not as intruding as many car seats’ ones.”
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Rough Terrain

Excellent – 10/10

The Bumbleride Indie obtained a score of 10 in this category. This stroller is known to handle all types of terrain easily due to its large, inflatable wheels. Additionally, the breathable fabric that makes up this stroller makes it ideal for hiking and the outdoors. The air-filled tires can lock in preparation for rough terrain, making it suitable to traverse snow, sand, gravel, and rocky paths with no issue.

Accessories

Very Good – 8/10

Accessories include a bassinet, a cup holder, a car seat adapter, shoulder pads, a bumper bar, and a wrist strap. The bassinet makes this stroller compatible for the youngest of infants, however, some parents have remarked that the bassinet is of lower quality than the rest of the stroller.

Easy to Assemble

Very Good – 7/10

Assembling this product is very easy as long as consumers read the instructions carefully. All that’s needed to assemble the Bumbleride Indie is a screwdriver and patience. Many parents have been pleased with the short amount of time it takes to put together this stroller.

Easy to Clean

Excellent – 9/10

The Bumbleride Indie is very easy to clean and scored a 9 in this category. The adjustable bumper bar, which is included, can be removed for easy cleaning. The foot rest is also easily removed for cleaning. The fabric that makes up this stroller is stain-resistant and can be cleaned efficiently with minimal use of soap or powerful cleaning tools.

” It moves effortlessly, it easy to fold and unfold, is light, and comfy for our son. We know this stroller will hold up very well. Bumbleride is an absolute hit!!!!!!!”
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Storage

Very Good – 8/10

This stroller has adequate storage capacity to suit all of a parent’s needs. It has an over-sized cargo basket and several pockets that have ample storage space for diapers, snacks, juice boxes, toys, and whatever else you may need to keep onboard.

Child Comfort

Very Good – 8/10

This stroller comes with an adjustable footrest and backrest. The footrest can adjust for naptime by creating a flat sleeping area, and the backrest can be adjusted in upright and flat positions to accommodate your child’s needs! The suspension on this stroller combined with its plush seat padding make for a very comfortable ride.

Sun Canopy

Excellent – 9/10

The Bumbleride Indie comes equipped with a large sun canopy with 45 spf protection. It also includes a magnetic peek-a-boo window that makes it easy for parents to see their child in action while pushing the stroller to their destination. This canopy blocks the sun at all angles, making it an essential part of this stroller. According to reviewers, the only downside of this canopy is that it hangs too low.

Suspension

Excellent – 10/10

This stroller includes an all-wheel suspension that will create a very smooth and pleasant riding experience for your child, no matter what terrain you are traversing. The suspension on this stroller will without a doubt keep your child content for the duration of the ride.


What do experts say?

Indie 4 Bumbleride
A close-up view of the Indie 4!

“I gave it 5 out of 5 stars because just like Indie model it has a lot of luxury features that parents are looking for. For me, the most important things are large all-terrain air-filled tires, all-wheel suspension, deep recline and huge canopy.” – Mom’s Stroller Reviews


Specifications

BassinetsYes
Car Seat CompatibilityYes
Child’s Age Range3 months – 4/5 Years
Dimension29″L x 24.5″W x 15″ (folded)
Forward/Rear FacingForward
Handlebar HeightAdjustable
JoggingNo
One Hand FoldNo
Passenger Capacity1
Recline17.2 degrees from flat to 59.1 degrees
Weight22 lbs
Wheel SizesFront 12,” Rear 8.5″

Where to buy?

Amazon$476.00
Grateful Goose$549.95
Bumbleride$499.99

Our Rating Process

Our team has read through thousands of customer and expert reviews to understand what consumers like, or dislike, about them.  We gather information about the stroller and it’s attributes that you can’t find by doing a traditional google search and present them to you.  Because each stroller is unique and has its own set of features, the search process can be strenuous.  In the end, you need to find a stroller that is meant for your needs.  By rating them on the most important criteria, we can help you find the stroller that will be the best fit for you and your growing family.  We also reach out to real moms to find out what they’re looking for.  After all, they’re the one’s who know what’s best.

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