The Babyzen YOYO+ is the lightest luxury travel stroller out there. While the Bugaboo Ant outperforms the YOYO+ on many key metrics (the Ant's tall seat is better for older children, it accommodates newborns as is, it has a smaller fold and better travel features, and it is modular), the YOYO+ outperforms the Ant primarily by being lighter and easier to fold.
- Babyzen YOYO 6+ (no bassinet) – $495
- Babyzen YOYO 0+ (includes bassinet) – $720
- Babyzen YOYO Stroller Board – $125
- Babyzen YOYO Cybex/Maxi Cosi/Nuna Car Seat Adapters – $50
- Babyzen YOYO Travel Bag – ~$75
- Babyzen YOYO Footmuff – $100 and up
What is my absolute favorite thing about this travel stroller?
It is light and super easy to fold.
What else is great about the Babyzen YOYO+?
- Sleek, Modern Look: The Babyzen YOYO+ looks especially great with a black frame, but we like it in just about all the color combinations they offer.
- Lightweight and Portable: At 13.6 pounds with the stroller seat and 14.5 pounds with the bassinet, the YOYO+ is literally half the weight of full-sized strollers like the UPPAbaby Vista. It also features a convenient carry strap, so you can sling the folded stroller over your shoulder for easy portability.
- Easy, Super Compact Fold: In two simple steps, the YOYO+ folds into a carry-on sized package. No hassle whatsoever.
- Great Bassinet: The Babyzen YOYO 0+ comes with a bassinet ($720) or the bassinet can be purchased separately as a “Newborn Pack.” The bassinet is rated up to 20 pounds (same as luxury strollers like the UPPAbaby Vista) and is wonderful for the “fourth trimester.”
- Deep Recline: The YOYO reclines for a comfortable napping position, though it does lack a footrest, so your babe's legs will dangle if they're long enough.
- Decent Storage Space: For such a compact stroller, the YOYO has a decent amount of under-stroller storage. You can easily fit a diaper bag and a blanket or two, but don’t expect it to haul several bags of groceries for you.
- Compatible with the Best Car Seats: The YOYO is compatible with Babyzen car seats, as well as our favorites– Maxi Cosi, Nuna, and Cybex with adapters sold separately.
- Ride-Along Board for Older Children: Although the YOYO does not convert to a double stroller, parents can attach a wheeled board for older children up to 45 pounds, sold separately for $125.
- Small Wheels; Good Suspension: Although the YOYO’s wheels are small, they are equipped with suspension to make bumpy rides smoother. This is not a great stroller for terrain rougher than a poorly paved path, but compared to other compact strollers, the YOYO has a remarkably smooth ride.
What don't I love about the Babyzen YOYO+?
- Expensive: Premium stroller. Premium price.
- Not Modular: The YOYO is forward-facing only and does not have a parent-facing option. The Bugaboo Ant, on the other hand, is modular.
- Minimal Footrest: The footrest situation on the YOYO is pretty minimal/absent. You can buy a footrest add on (not made by Babyzen) if you don't like dangling legs, but none of the aftermarket options are particularly awesome.
- Not Convertible to a Double Stroller: It'd be crazy to expect this from such a compact stroller.
- Few Accessories Included: Car seat adapters for the Babyzen (for Cybex, Maxi Cosi, and Nuna car seats) are sold separately for $49.99. Babyzen also sells footmuffs, umbrellas, and second child boards separately.
- Confusing Purchasing Options: The YOYO can be purchased in a variety of confusing ways. If you just want the toddler seat, get the YOYO 6+. For the toddler seat and the bassinet, get the YOYO 0+. You can also buy the toddler fabric set (6+ Color Pack), and/or the bassinet (0+ Newborn Color Pack) separately.
What are some great alternatives to the Babyzen YOYO+?
I have a whole post on the pros and cons of the Ant vs. the YOYO+ here, but the TLDR is that personally, I'd get the Ant because I prefer a stroller than can grow with my child. However, if having something that’s super lightweight is most important to you, the Babyzen YOYO+ may be the way to go.
If you’re looking for a less expensive compact travel stroller, check out the ZOE Traveler (XLC). It doesn't have the same luxury details as the YOYO+ and Ant, but it gets the job done in a small package.
If you’re looking for a sub-$100 travel stroller (and don’t mind that it isn’t particularly compact when folded), check out the Summer Infant 3D Lite.