If there's more than one flight of stairs between you and the outside world--whether in a house, an apartment building, or a subway station--you'll need to face facts: stroller size matters.
And stroller weight matters even more; 13 lbs seems like the consensus maximum for strollers for walk-up apartment dwellers. If you're feeling all tough, like 13 lbs ain't nothin', add a 10+ lb baby and a bunch of gear, then imagine your sweet wife hauling that thing up the stairs in August.
So, here are two above-average stroller models that you could walk up and down stairs with:
McClaren's Quest is at Babies R Us in denim [image left], but should come in other colors, too. It's Maclaren's
lightest full-feature stroller (the Volo is lighter, but is pretty stripped down.)
Update: See the comments for discussion of the 11 lb Maclaren Triumph, which is lighter than the Quest and beats it "six ways till Sunday."
Coming soon: Strollers for Walking Over To Your SUV