The umbrella strollers are great for running errands, traveling, and public transit. They are known for their light weight and compact fold. While some umbrella stroller are a little heavier and can be turned into a travel system, others are lightweight and can be carried over the shoulder.
I think that umbrella models are great as a second lighter stroller. Some with more features can even be your ONLY stroller. Since the wheels on umbrella strollers are on a smaller side ranging from 5″ – 7″, it works best on flat surfaces.
Most models have useless baskets and non-adjustable handle bars. In the past, the canopies were very small, but lately companies are paying more attention to what parents want so the canopy size have increased.
I decided to put together a list of most popular umbrella strollers and give you a side-by-side comparison that should help you decide on what stroller is best for you.
|17.5 lbs||14 lbs||15 lbs||15 lbs||17 lbs||16 lbs|
|Folded|| 42″ x 12″|
| 40″ x 12″|
| 42″ x 12″|
| 47″ x 13″|
| 40″ x 13″|
|55 lbs||55 lbs||55 lbs||50 lbs||40 lbs||55 lbs|
|Recline||Flat||Flat|| 3 positions|
| 3 positions|
| 4 positions|
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If I was buying a second stroller for running errands and traveling right now that I wanted to last me for years and multiple kids, I would get Maclarent Techno XT or UPPAbaby G-Luxe despite the high price. The Maclarent and UPPAbaby strollers are very high quality and are very durable. Since they’ve been around for years, many parents had a chance to test them and rate them. They have amazing reviews and lasted some parents for years and multiple kids. That being said, I think this is a great investment.
Now, if you have a toddler and need something for just a summer, a few trips to visit relatives, or for theme parks, I would get something inexpensive. If it gets damage on the plane or while traveling, you are not going to be heart broken. I would probably get 3D Zyre because it has more features and weighs less than my beloved Chicco Liteway, but still costs only $139. Since this is a brand new model, I don’t know if it will last for years, but it might.
For hard core travelers that need only one stroller with travel system option, I would recommend taking a look at Baby Jogger Vue. The reversible seat, and flat recline are perfect for a newborn. It’s a little heavier and costs more, but is very sturdy and durable stroller that I felt safe putting a car seat in.
Since I have a limited page width on my site, I couldn’t include more than six strollers in this chart. Some other popular umbrella strollers that were left out are Joovy Groove Ultralight, Summer Infant 3D Lite, Summer Infant 3D Flip, and City Mini Zip.
If you need help narrowing it down, let me know by leaving a comment below and I will try to get back to you as soon as I can.
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