Need help! Multifunctioning lightweight main stroller needed
I must buy a new stroller before a mid-May international trip with my then one yr old, he is my first. I have overly pondered my stroller decision since i want it to have long use for future kids as well. I basically never decided. i would loooove your help and suggestions. It is just too overwhelming for my indecisive mind!! Too many decisions along with too many hang ups with most options.
I have settled for a few thrift store strollers and my carrier which have delayed my decision. I have a lightweight graco stroller with descent storage that the carseat fits in that I most often use-on rare occasions I still hook in the carseat when he is snoozing and I need to run an errand, an old instep jogging stroller-very rarely use because of its folding size, but it is way easier to push, I have used on neighborhood walks, hiking and beach. Both take up most of my trunk. I plan to get rid of the graco immediately, it has many negatives one being hard to push.
I have concluded that I rarely take the time/plan well enough to switch my strollers from my car and I don't always plan out my activities and go with an adventurous spirit to the beach etc..I also hate to carry anything at all-not even a small purse if I don't have to. My son takes naps when we are on the go frequently, he sleeps in a carseat well and does not need full recline if there is good sides. I don't really know what he is going to want when he is older so could use advice there.
Three that I had considered:
Micralite fastfold superlite- love the all terrain capabilities for versatility, quick fold, small fold, light weight and carseat adapter for future children. Like one hand push and that it stands upright when folded and can be rolled when folded like a suitcase. Not a fan of the small recline and sun canopy- also not sure about storage and the huge cost when getting all of the separate accessories. Also it is no longer being offered in US and somewhat hard to comeby-will be hard to find addons in the future, any fixes or replacement parts might be tricky. If I find a good deal I would probably take the plunge even though I have never even seen one in person.
Maclaren techno xt or xls - Like the recline and sun canopy, xls can fit a car seat, folds smallish and is supposed to be built to last. Don't like how the name is so overly popular/ppl know how much u spend, hard to find used for good pricing because of name and part of cost is due to a brand. Also not sure about tiny wheels smooth ride/easy push and storage.
Baby Jogger City Mini - Like how this brand is easy to find - could probably get used, decent storage basket, large sun canopy, great recline and smooth ride on asphalt. Not liking that there is no standing fold. I don't know that much about it, but have read reviews on amazon that the wheels are not really made well or smooth and not sure about the longevity or if it is too big for travel/space while folded.
What I am looking for:
Lots of storage or jerry-rigable for descent storage-I love to go with the flow and bring lots of fun stuff instead of always having to think about only what I need
Needs to work for travel (travel often esp. Baltimore and NYC, going to Europe soon)
Needs to fit well in the trunk of my hatchback
Strong and sturdy and will last through more than one kid(my son is 11months and first)
Versatile, could work for only stroller (though will have my jogging stroller still).
Would like a nice recline my son naps a lot on the go, nice sun canopy preferred, not too heavy, have a few accessories included.
Would not want to spend more than $250 can go used-may prefer used to get more for my money.
Thank you for any help you can offer!