What We Like
Easy, two-step setup and breakdown
Fits in overhead bin on airplane or train
What We Don't Like
Storage basket is small
Does not recline
Fabric is not machine-washable
Parents with wanderlust are typically looking for two main things in a travel stroller: a compact design and safety features. Anything else is just icing on the cake. The Besrey Airplane Capsule Lightweight Baby Stroller hits both of those marks and more, weighing in at 10.8 pounds and boasting a button-activated two-fold system and five-point harness.
The German company behind this product prioritizes safety and comfort while enhancing and assisting in the parenting experience. I put the portable stroller to the test, strapping my 10.5-month-old son into the seat and taking him on several trips. Read on to find out if the claims hold true.
Setup: You’ll be strolling within minutes
The Besrey Airplane Capsule Lightweight Stroller arrived in a package labeled with the model number BR-715S; I confirmed with the company that it’s nearly identical to the BR-C705, if you happen to come across that one and are wondering about the difference. Inside, the stroller was folded neatly into a bag measuring 21.7 x 11.8 x 10.6 inches; as a diagram on the site depicts, that’s around the height of two iPads, laid end over end.
The one-handed steering and assembly were clutch—everyone knows as a mom, your hands are always full!
It is designed to be opened easily with one hand using a two-step process, which only takes seconds. With the push of a button and the click of the legs, the stroller is ready to roll. The handlebar for baby is removable and doubles as the stroller’s carrying handle once folded. In the folded position, Besrey suggests the stroller be used as a small seat, as it stands sturdily on its own wheels.
In my tests, the one-handed steering and assembly were clutch—everyone knows as a mom, your hands are always full! I couldn’t believe how easily the stroller snapped into place. My son even got a kick out of the snap-and-go setup. He loved watching as I flicked the stroller open and was excited when it was time to go.
Design: Compact and stylish
This stroller is designed to fit in overhead bins on planes and trains and in the trunk or backseat of a car. When folded, I could fit and store this stroller nearly anywhere. Even with a full trunk of the rest of my baby gear, the Besrey slipped nicely inside.
I appreciated that the unique folding design of the Besrey Airplane Capsule Lightweight Stroller does not compromise on style. The UV-protected fabric is stylish and comes in three heathered colors: gray, red, and blue. It is, however, spot-clean only and cannot be thrown in the washing machine, which can be inconvenient when dealing with messy kids.
The Besrey features a large adjustable sun canopy, a storage basket underneath, and cushioned shoulder straps—all things that most travel strollers do not offer.
There is also a built-in footrest for baby and an included rain canopy, or clear plastic covering.
When folded, I could fit and store this stroller nearly anywhere. Even with a full trunk of the rest of my baby gear, the Besrey slipped nicely inside.
The storage basket is a bit small, especially considering you will probably be toting some extra baggage with you if you are out and about. I was able to fit a blanket and a portable diaper changing station, plus a few toys on top, but I was not able to fit my entire diaper bag.
Another common design complaint is that the seat doesn't recline. For some parents, this is a deal breaker, as naptime often occurs in strollers—especially when you’re on the road. However, the company claims the fixed seat is for safety, as it prevents falling from the back. I found that my son was comfortable in the seat nonetheless; he was happy to be upright where he was able to scope out the scene easily.
Safety: Sturdy and reliable
This stroller is compliant with U.S. safety standards. In addition to the non-reclining seat, the stroller features a five-point safety belt harness with a softly padded, adjustable chest to ensure a secure fit even as your baby grows.
While some straps can be fussy, I found these easy to use. My son and I were strolling within minutes of setup, and he seemed happy, safe, and comfortable immediately after being strapped in.
Amazingly, the Besrey felt as durable as my full-sized stroller.
The frame is made of lightweight yet strong aluminum alloy, and the front wheels swivel 360 degrees, allowing for a smooth ride on rough terrain. I should know; I even tested the Besrey on gravel. The wheels lock for stability as well. Amazingly, the Besrey felt as durable as my full-sized stroller.
It’s worth noting that this stroller is not certified by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA)—I reached out to confirm.
Age Range: Better for toddlers
Although the Besrey Airplane Stroller is supposedly suitable for babies ranging from 6 to 36 months, I cannot imagine using it with a baby younger than 10 months of age. Since the seat doesn’t recline, I would not feel fully comfortable putting my baby in this stroller before he could fully support himself and sit up on his own, which can happen anytime between 4 and 8 months. My son, at 10.5 months, fit comfortably and happily in the stroller.
Since the seat doesn’t recline, I would not feel fully comfortable putting my baby in this stroller before he could fully support himself.
This Besrey model supports up to 33 pounds, which will take you right into toddlerhood. I could see families getting lots of use out of this as they take more trips and their babies become more active.
Retailing around $160, the Besrey Airplane Stroller sits in the sweet spot price range for travel strollers. There are some that are cheaper and some that are more expensive. I feel that this is a reasonable price to pay for such a convenient and dynamic option.
Besrey Airplane Capsule Lightweight Baby Stroller vs. Mountain Buggy Nano Travel Stroller
Compared to other travel strollers, such as the Mountain Buggy Nano Stroller we also tested, the Besrey is slightly lighter in weight and smaller in size when folded. It does not have the luxury of reclining, as the Mountain Buggy does, but some parents might not miss this feature.
The Besrey stroller also lacks an over-the-shoulder carrying strap, which the Mountain Buggy provides for ease of transport. Both strollers use a two-step open-and-close system, but I felt that the Mountain Buggy clicked into place with a little more ease than the Besrey did.
At a slightly lower price point, the Besrey will do what you expect without any extra bells and whistles. Overall, both strollers are great choices for travel, especially on an airplane, as they meet overhead cabin guidelines and will have you and your families on the go in no time.
If you are an on-the-go family, whether due to frequent traveling or a busy schedule, the Besrey Airplane Capsule Lightweight Baby Stroller will be a great fit for your lifestyle. Though it doesn’t recline and the storage basket is small, this compact foldable travel stroller is easy to transport and use. You’ll wonder why you hadn’t found it sooner.
- Product Name Airplane Capsule Lightweight Baby Stroller
- Product Brand Besrey
- SKU BR-715S
- Price $157.66
- Weight 10.8 lbs.
- Product Dimensions 31.9 x 18.7 x 40.9 in.
- Color Blue, red, gray
- Age Range 6-36 months
- Weight Range Max. 33 lbs.
- What’s Included Stroller, handlebar, rain canopy
- Warranty 1 year