I purchased the Bumbleride Indie 2011 in fog when my son was 3 months old. Prior to the Bumbleride my husband and I used the Graco snap and go with our Graco infant carseat. We waited to purchase a stroller mainly because as new parents we had no idea what features to look for and what features were important to us (seemed like everyone we knew had a different favorite stroller). We finally decided on the Bumbleride after trying it out in a store. We've had the Indie for a year now and still love it.
-Handles like a dream. I've pushed it one handed fully loaded while walking my dog (who is pulling me) on a bumpy path while 5 months pregnant and feel fully in control of the stroller. I've tried it on pavement, rough trail, beach, grass everything- pushes beautifully without much effort.I also tried the Bob stroller which also handles similarly and the Baby Jogger City Mini and Select which I felt performed poorly (hard to push when loaded, does not handle rougher terrain) compared to the Bob and Bumbleride.
-Easy to lock front wheel which makes jogging easier. Now, it's not a true jogging stroller but, if you lightly jog 3 times a week it ain't bad considering you can take it to the mall after :)
-Fully adjustable handle I am 5' and my husband is 6' and we have no issues with handle height.
-Easy to assemble out of the box. Basically have to put on the wheels and canopy all of which pop onto the main frame. 15 minutes from box to trail.
-Huge, easily accessible basket. I can fit my diaper bag, blanket, and a winter coat. Fits 5 beach towels. Ladies if you love to shop you'll love this basket.
-The wheels!! They give such a smooth, cushioned ride. This is the only stroller my son will sleep in.
-We purchased our Indie in the fog cloth which is water resistant. Water beads on top of the fabric. Great for mist, splashes, spills. If you are walking in heavy rain they do have a PVC-free rain cover but it has to be purchased seperately.
- Smaller footprint than other all terrain strollers on the market. It seems insignificant but when you are managing tight aisles or shops in malls makes a huge difference.
-Weight is 20 lbs I think it's the lightest all terrain stroller but not 100% sure since they release new strollers all the time. I'm 5 feet tall and 100lbs and the weight of a stroller is a big deal for me. I can lift it into the trunk of my Accord without issues. My husband who is 6 feet has no issues lifting this stroller.
-Looks great, very sleek styling and my husband who shies away from baby-like things doesn't have any problem being seem with this stroller...men. ;)
-Folding/collapsing is good but not perfect. It's similar to the Bob stroller but not as compact a fold. There are two trigger points on the side that you pull up on that release the seatback then you pull up on a strap just above the basket to fully collapse it.
- Since we're on folding, the stroller locks are annoying to put on. They are a hard plastic that you have to snap into place- maybe it's just me but I find that the cup holder often gets in the way of this.
-Cup holder comes with the Indie but feels flimsy.
-Weight limit is 45 lbs. Which sounds small if you compare it to weight limits of other models but if you look at a growth chart, 45 lbs is a 90th percentile 4 year old or 25th percentile 8 year old boy.
-Accessories- I feel like all stroller companies do it now but most accessories you have to purchase seperately which is annoying. I did purchase a rain cover and foot muff since I live in the Northeast and am out walking daily. $64.99 for the muff and $45 for the rain cover...yeah not cheap. For the price of the stroller these should be free. They should at least throw in the rain cover and a parent consul for free it rains most places and who doesn't need a place for their stuff.
Overall, if you have an active lifestyle and need a stroller that can tackle most terrain I would recommend the Indie and Bob stroller. I chose this stroller over the Bob's because of weight, size of footprint, and styling. If you do not plan on going on varried terrain but want a stroller that can handle grass and mulch, Baby jogger city mini or select is the best way to go lighter, easy fold.