Baby Cargo Stroller {Review & Giveaway}

By Kate |

We are very excited to introduce a brand new baby gear company: Baby Cargo. Created by a team of designers, Baby Cargo’s goal is to marry a modern aesthetic with functional baby products. The first products the company introduced is a line of contemporary, lightweight umbrella strollers. The Baby Cargo stroller is a modern take on this classic – and very necessary – stroller, and we love the result. Check out our thoughts on the Baby Cargo 200 Series stroller and read on to see how you can win your own!

Meet Baby Cargo

As you explore your baby’s world, you will find your travels go a little bit smoother with the right equipment. We are a team of experienced designers who also happen to be new parents. Throughout our careers, we have longed for an opportunity to make things that help make life easier. At Baby Cargo, we’ve managed to combine our true loves — design and baby making, uh, parenting — into a few really smart places to let our babies rest, play, eat, stroll… live.

Baby Cargo 200 Series Stroller Details

  • Product Size  42 inches height x 12 inches wide x 12.5 inches deep
  • Product Weight : 14 lbs.
  • Seat Dimensions: 12.5 inches wide and 18 inches tall with 28 inch clearance to canopy
  • Carrying Capacity: Up to 50lbs.
  • Age guideline: Birth & Up
  • Easy to carry with shoulder strap and handle
  • Five-point safety belt
  • Infinite recline positions
  • Adjustable canopy
  • Under stroller cargo basket
  • Includes rain cover

Baby Cargo 200 Series Lightweight Umbrella Stroller Review

A good umbrella stroller has to do a lot of work in a lightweight package. The Baby Cargo checks all the important boxes: very lightweight, good weight capacity, easy to use and, of course, a great appearance. The Baby Cargo 200 Series Stroller is a versatile stroller that will be just as at home in a city apartment and a suburban garage.

We’ve been testing the 200 Series around town with a 3 year old and 5 year old who are both well below the 50 pound maximum weight capacity. A great feature is that, because of the nearly flat recline, the stroller can be used with babies from birth. I love that, without any costly accessories and with a little easy adjustment, all three of my kids can ride in the same stroller. The stroller has a 5 point harness and the straps are very easy to adjust to fit your child. There are three slots for shoulder straps and the waist belt tightens with a simple pull. The leg rest also adjusts to make the ride more comfortable for your child. Another great comfort factor is the cushioned seat – a definite improvement over the average umbrella stroller.

My 5 year old is obviously on the taller side for the stroller (picture above right) – the seat back is 18 inches from seat to top, but there is plenty of clearance for his head below the canopy. The seat is about 12.5 inches wide and both my kids fit perfectly fine. The sun canopy isn’t particularly large and is one area for improvement on the stroller, but we do really like the see through window making it easy to keep an eye on your tot. The stroller has independent brakes on the rear wheels. You can also lock the front wheels inline for travel over more rugged terrain.

Other features for the parent’s comfort include high handles – both my husband and I can push it comfortably, a cup holder, buttoned pocket on the canopy and pockets in the storage basket. The basket isn’t the biggest and is difficult to reach if the stroller is reclined. It will definitely fit essentials for a day out with kids like cups, blankets or toys but it might be a tight fit for a large diaper bag. The stroller is easy to fold and unfold and has a shoulder carrying strap perfect for travel. Another great feature for this price point is the included rain cover.

One of the things that makes the Baby Cargo different is its modern aesthetic. The 200 Series has a black matte aluminum frame, which is rust-resistant and looks awesome. The stroller’s design is influenced by modern home furnishings and features tone-on-tone fabrics for a subtle and sophisticated look.

Baby Cargo Video Review

To Buy or Not to Buy

To Buy… The Baby Cargo 200 Series stroller is a great, versatile lightweight stroller. The stroller is full of features to comfort baby in a great looking package to please parents. The stroller is easy to use, folds compactly and can be used from birth through 50 pounds. The seat is padded, with infinite recline and an adjustable leg rest for child’s comfort. Parents will appreciate the easy to maneuverability, easy compact fold and comfort features like pockets and cup holder. There’s definitely a lot to like about Baby Cargo and we look forward to seeing more products from the company!

Or Not to Buy… The only weaknesses of the 200 Series are that the sun canopy is on the small side and the storage basket can be difficult to reach. The positives far outweigh the negatives.

Shop! The entire collection of Baby Cargo strollers is available from our affiliates Wayfair.com and Amazon. Prices range from $109 for the 100 Series, $149 for the 200 Series and $179 for the 300 Series.

Win! Your Choice of Baby Cargo Stroller!

How to Enter: Visit Baby Cargo and check out the modern lightweight umbrella strollers. Leave a comment here telling us what stroller (series & color) you’d pick if you win.

Earn Extra Entries – valid only after completing the first required entry. Please leave a separate comment for each you do.

Giveaway ends February 1. Open to US residents only.

Thanks to Baby Cargo for providing a sample and giveaway prizes. As always, opinions are my own.


Kate started The Shopping Mama™ in January 2009 when, after graduating law school, she traded in online legal research and writing for locating the best products for children. She shops for three kids ages 8, 6 and 3 from their home in Japan. Her military family is making the most of back-to-back overseas assignments by traveling every chance they get.

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    I would chose the 300 series in the pomegrante/cherry color.

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    I would choose the 200 series in Cherry / Pomegranate. Nice stroller!!

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