The Bugaboo Ant is hands down my favorite travel stroller on the market right now. In fact, if you’re only looking to push one kid around and don’t mind that this stroller can’t handle rougher off-pavement terrain, the Bugaboo Ant can easily be your one-and-only stroller. It’s that good! Learn more below.
Buy the Ant + Accessories
- Bugaboo Ant Travel Stroller ($499 – $549)
- Bugaboo Ant / Bee Newborn Cocoon ($99)
- Bugaboo Ant / Maxi Cosi/Nuna/Cybex Car Seat Adapters ($49)
- Bugaboo Ant Footmuff ($129+)
- Bugaboo Ant Rain Cover ($45)
What is my absolute favorite thing about this travel stroller?
It grows with your kid! The Bugaboo Ant accommodates babies from birth right up through the preschool years thanks to its high weight limit and extendable seat, which is nearly five inches taller than its closest rival, the Babyzen YOYO+.
What else is cool about the Bugaboo Ant?
- Height-adjustable handlebar for parents tall and small (37” – 41”)
- Height-adjustable seat for babies from birth to the preschool years (15” – 22”)
- Fully reclining lay-flat seat accommodates babies from birth, ideally with the Bugaboo Infant Cocoon accessory for extra coziness
- Reversible seat allows for forward-facing and parent-facing configurations
- Compatible with Nuna, Maxi Cosi, and Cybex infant car seats using adapters sold separately
Super Compact, Travel-Friendly Fold
- Super compact fold (2” smaller compared to the already very compact YOYO+)
- Stands upright when folded
- Call be wheeled in “trolley-mode” like a rolling suitcase
- Weighs 15.8lbs
- Larger than average storage basket, compared to other travel strollers
- Exterior pocket that can be accessed even when stroller is folded (ideal for air travel!)
What don’t I love about the Bugaboo Ant?
Complex Fold – It’ll take a few tries before you remember all the steps it takes to fold this bad boy. (There are six steps, not including facing the seat forward, stepping on the brake, and folding in the canopy.) A YouTube video should get you through though.
Heavier Look – Due to its sturdy, thick chassis, this stroller kind of looks like a modern tank. Emphasis on modern. But also on tank.
Heavier than Comparable Travel Strollers – At 15.8lbs, the Ant weighs 2.2lbs more than the YOYO+ and similar travel strollers.
Price Tag – Frankly the price seems justifiable for the quality, but it’s worth mentioning that there are many cheaper travel strollers out there that get the job done. (See comparisons below.) The Bugaboo Ant is $499 for the aluminum frame and $549 for the black frame, plus $99 for the cocoon and $45 for the car seat adapters. All in, this stroller is still less expensive than the Babyzen YOYO+ (which is $449 for the stroller, but $225 for the newborn pack).
What are some great alternatives to the Bugaboo Ant?
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 XLC Best v2. It doesn't have the same luxury details as the Ant (or YOYO+), but it gets the job done in a small package.
Bugaboo Ant vs. Summer Infant 3D Lite
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.
Which travel strollers do I not recommend by comparison?
I wouldn’t recommend the Mountain Buggy Nano, the GB Pockit Plus, or the Joovy Groove Ultralight, and most other travel strollers on the market, since there are better alternatives (see above) at similar price points.