As we quickly sell out of our 2008 Bumbleride stroller inventory – the inevitable question is : Is it worth it to wait for the 2009 Bumblerides? We think it is! Here’s a summary of the updates to expect in 2009 from Bumbleride:
As we mentioned in an earlier blog entry, Bumbleride is keeping the popular Spice, Seagrass and Ruby colors and releasing 2 new colors. Lava, a sleek black with charcoal accents and a subtle botanical almost black on black print is their nod to people who just want the basics. Vita, a vibrant pink with charcoal accents and the same subtle botanical print is their fun “girly” addition to the line for people who just have to have their fill of pink. It’s a good one though and while not gender neutral, not your basic baby pink either.
All Bumbleride stroller will now come standard with the appropriate raincover. While people who don’t venture out in the rain might not appreciate this addition, you never know when you are going to get caught in a winter or summer shower so it’s a nice accessory to have come standard with your stroller.
All Bumbleride strollers will now feature a new, one push harness system. I have no idea how it works since I haven’t seen it yet, but it seems like an easy solution for parents on the go.
All Bumbleride Strollers will feature their redesigned canopy. This new canopy is larger for better coverage, with a smoother ratcheting system (YAY! About time!). It also will have a zipper pocket for small valuables.
The Indie Twin, Indie and Flyer will also feature redesigned wheels. The Indie air tires will have a sleeker aluminum 3 spoke design which has a more sophisticated look for the side.
The Indie Twin and Indie will have a new backrest recline mechanism. They will be easy slide backrest adjusters which allow for easier reclining and a more compact, faster fold.
The Flyer will have a redesigned footprint to allow for easier maneuvering in both the rear and forward facing positions. What this mean? Darned if I know but I’m eager to check it out in person!
When should you look out for these redesigned beauties? Word on the street is late February for the Twins and Early March for the singles (although the new Queen B is already out). Of course shipping dates can change at any time, as we have often learned, so plan accordingly!