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10 Best Umbrella Strollers Reviewed in 2019

last updated May 05, 2019

If no one’s let you in on the secret yet, here’s the scoop: most families don’t just own one stroller. Sure, they have their regular, heavy-duty stroller packed with baby’s accessories and stationed in the garage or by the door, ready to peel out and onto the sidewalk. But sometimes clunky, heavy strollers aren’t really a feasible option. Parents traveling long distances or constantly loading it in and out of the car aren’t going to be keen on builds that don’t fold up or travel easily. Lightweight umbrella strollers are usually the solution. Umbrella strollers are aptly named because they fold up compactly and travel light, just like your go-to umbrella on a rainy day. Here are our Top 10 Umbrella Strollers, all rated for safety, efficiency, and functional design.

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Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience
95/100 our score
Design
95
Safety
95
Ease of Use
95
Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience
Why is it better?

Lightweight and portable… weighs only 13 pounds

Adjustable seat provides comfort for various sized children or different situations

Protective sun umbrella blocks out 99.9% of UVA and UVB rays

Carry strap makes it easy to carry when locked and folded

5-point safety harness provides security and stability

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Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience
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Those heavy-duty strollers are great for infants who aren't able to sit up yet and for when your child is going to be in a stroller for a long period of time...riding around an amusement park or mall, for instance. But for quick trips and for toddlers and preschoolers, a lightweight umbrella stroller can lighten your load. We have updated our list of the top 10 umbrella strollers with a couple of new highly rated products. In addition, we have reviewed all product information--construction, fabric, ease of use, weight limits, cost and availability--to ensure that everything is accurate and up to date.

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#1
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
95
Design
95%
Safety
95%
Ease of Use
95%
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$79.88
#2
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
95
Design
95%
Safety
95%
Ease of Use
95%
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$270.93
#3
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95
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95%
Safety
95%
Ease of Use
95%
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$62.99
#4
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
94
Design
92%
Safety
95%
Ease of Use
95%
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$409.98
#5
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94
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92%
Safety
95%
Ease of Use
95%
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$66.00
#6
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94
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92%
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95%
Ease of Use
95%
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$92.89
#7
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94
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92%
Safety
95%
Ease of Use
95%
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$429.99
#8
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94
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92%
Safety
95%
Ease of Use
95%
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$69.98
#9
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93
Design
92%
Safety
92%
Ease of Use
95%
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$179.92
#10
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93
Design
92%
Safety
95%
Ease of Use
92%
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$28.60
In depth review top 10
  • Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience
  • Baby Jogger 2016 City Mini
  • Kolcraft Cloud Plus 5-Point
  • Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System
  • Delta Children City Street LX
  • Delta Children City Street Orange
  • Baby Jogger City Select Single
  • J is for Jeep Lunar Burgundy
  • GB Pockit Lightweight
  • Cosco Monster Elliot
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10 Best Umbrella Strollers Reviewed

1. Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
95
Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience
Design
95
Safety
95
Ease of Use
95
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$79.88

Lightweight and portable… weighs only 13 pounds

Adjustable seat provides comfort for various sized children or different situations

Protective sun umbrella blocks out 99.9% of UVA and UVB rays

Carry strap makes it easy to carry when locked and folded

5-point safety harness provides security and stability

Isn’t super durable when it comes to tough terrain and other conditions

Not an easy transition to fold and unfold

This stroller takes the number one position on our list for a number of reasons.

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Design

It is safe and durable, made with a super lightweight and sleek aluminum frame. It is one of the lightest strollers available. It’s comfortable for both parent and child with its spacious, plush, adjustable seat and easy to operate design. This stroller provides a lot of storage space with its large basket and additional separate storage pocket. On top of all these amazing features, this stroller even comes in 8 different color options.

Safety

The sun canopy is adjustable and removable, and the pull-out sun visor safely protects your child from harmful sun exposure. The rear wheels can be locked with a foot mechanism to provide safety when the stroller will be stationary.

Ease of Use

The stroller can easily be folded up to carry, which is extra effortless with the included carry strap.

2. Baby Jogger 2016 City Mini

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
95
Baby Jogger 2016 City Mini
Design
95
Safety
95
Ease of Use
95
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Simple one-handed fold

UV 50+ Sun Canopy with a small window to check on the child

Three durable wheels for all terrain

Handlebar height can be adjusted for comfort

Seat reclines for comfortable relaxation or napping

Upright seat position is still too reclined for some children

Storage basket under the stroller is small

This three-wheel stroller is an excellent option for tackling various terrain.

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Design

It can hold a child up to 65 pounds in its plush and safe seat. The handlebar can be adjusted to different heights to maximize comfort for parents pushing the stroller. The parking brake is hand-operated. This stroller is an ideal option for active families and city-dwellers. The three-wheel design is made to provide a smooth ride over all terrain such as cobblestones on old city streets or dirt paths on a hike.

Safety

The adjustable sun canopy provides full coverage and includes a function to peek in and check on the child through a small window without pulling up the entire umbrella. It protects with a strength 50 times what the skin would naturally provide with no protection.

Ease of Use

The stroller can be folded using one hand, and then easily carried or stored in its compact folded form. Ultimately, this option is a great stroller for its easy functionality, adaptability, and comfort for both parent and child.

3. Kolcraft Cloud Plus 5-Point

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
95
Kolcraft Cloud Plus 5-Point
Design
95
Safety
95
Ease of Use
95
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$62.99

Three-tier canopy

Will hold up to 50 pounds in weight

Five-point harness and reclining positions

Storage space, cup holders, and removable tray

Self-standing when folded, and weighs just under 12 pounds

Suitable for children who can hold their own head/neck up; not meant for newborns

Weighing in at 11.8 pounds, this might be our lightweight champion.

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Design

A plentiful storage basket can house all of baby’s accessories, and a removable tray with dual cup and juice box holders makes snack time a cinch. Parents also get their own tray with two drink holders and an extra storage area for their goodies.

Safety

The Kolcraft Cloud Plus offers a three-tier, extensive canopy for maximum sun and UV protection, along with a peek-a-boo window so you and baby can keep an eye on each other. A reclining seat will safely hold a child up to 50 pounds and features a five-point safety harness to keep them snugly buckled in along their ride.

Ease of Use

You can fold up the set up with one hand, and it stands on its own even when in its most compact state.

4. Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
94
Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System
Design
92
Safety
95
Ease of Use
95
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$409.98

Adjustable seating promotes years of use

The stroller can stand in the folded position

Includes a large, easy-access storage basket

Comes with the stroller, a car seat, and another seat for toddlers

Has both parent and child trays to assist each in their travels

Not as compact or lightweight as other stroller models

Some parents report paint rubbing off over time

This stroller comes with a compatible car seat and an additional seat for toddlers.

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Design

The seats are removable, so this stroller will be able to grow with your child from infancy for a few years into toddlerhood. There is a tray for parents’ belongings located on the handlebar and a similar removable one for children. Overall, this stroller has a durable and adaptable design with multiple functions that make parenting on the go a smooth experience.

Safety

It comes with an adjustable sun canopy that can either partially or fully cover the seat depending on parent or child preference.

Ease of Use

The stroller can easily be folded into a self-standing folded shape by using one hand. It includes a large, easily accessed storage basket below the stroller’s seat.

5. Delta Children City Street LX

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
94
Delta Children City Street LX
Design
92
Safety
95
Ease of Use
95
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$66.00

Holds two children

Each seat can be reclined uniquely

Can easily be folded up into a compact form for storage/travel

Fits through standard 30-inch door frames

Each stroller seat has its own umbrella canopy

Some parents think the sun canopies should be larger to provide more complete protection

Wheels don’t work great in water, mud, snow, etc

This side-by-side double stroller made our list as we wanted to make sure we’re accommodating all types of families and stroller needs!

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Design

It’s an excellent stroller for pushing two children with its lightweight and comfortable design. Both seats have the ability to recline to multiple positions and can be set at different positions so each child’s needs can be met regardless of the other child. Although it is wider than a single stroller, it is designed to fit through a standard doorway.

Safety

Children can be secured in their seats with a safe 5-point harness that includes comfortable soft padding. The large umbrella canopies over each seat can be outstretched to provide coverage from sun and other weather conditions. It is extremely functional, and also fashionable as it comes in 4 different color options.

Ease Of Use

The stroller can be parked by locking the rear wheel with a foot-operated mechanism. The stroller can be folded up into a compact shape with an umbrella-like fold, making storage or travel easy.

6. Delta Children City Street Orange

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
94
Delta Children City Street Orange
Design
92
Safety
95
Ease of Use
95
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$92.89

Weighs roughly 19 pounds

Folds easily

Two comfortable seats for kids

Two hefty storage bags and a cup holder

Large wheels, with 360-degree rotation and shock absorption in the front

The sunshade isn’t very covering, and the handles are a little low for some users

Delta Children was initially founded on the principle of making high-quality, cost-effective cribs for families, but has since expanded to cover multiple areas of the juvenile market.

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Design

This Side by Side LX Umbrella Stroller features a lightweight frame, with multiple reclining positions for your little ones. Front and back wheels measure 6 inches and are sturdy, ensuring no one will tip over easily. With a cup holder for mom or dad’s coffee or water, and two large hanging storage bags, you can pack up the whole gang and all of their accessories in this double stroller.

Safety

This stroller safely carries two children up to 35 pounds in each seat. It fits through standard 30-inch doors, is JPMA-certified, and complies with all safety standards.

Ease of Use

Front wheels that spin 360 degrees also absorb shock to make rides as smooth as possible under the elegant European-style canopy. Comfort grips on the handles make it easy to spend extended periods of time enjoying the great outdoors (or running errands!) with this compact kit.

7. Baby Jogger City Select Single

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
94
Baby Jogger City Select Single
Design
92
Safety
95
Ease of Use
95
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$429.99

Extremely customizable model

Sun canopy provides UV 50+ strength protection

One-hand stroller fold

All-terrain wheels provide a smooth ride

Can’t stand up vertically when in the folded position

This stroller is an excellent option that can adjust and grow with your family’s changing needs over time.

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Design

It is a single stroller but has the ability to convert into a double stroller if an additional compatible seat is purchased. The stroller’s seat can recline to multiple positions and can hold up to 45 pounds. The stroller is designed with a sleek all-black look. The wheels are durable, with the front swivel wheels smaller than the larger rear support wheels. They are designed to tackle all terrain while providing a smooth ride.

Safety

The canopy can be extended or retracted, and adjusted to different points based on the child’s height.

Ease Of Use

The quick-fold technology allows you to easily fold the stroller with one hand.

8. J is for Jeep Lunar Burgundy

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
94
J is for Jeep Lunar Burgundy
Design
92
Safety
95
Ease of Use
95
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$69.98

Each stroller seat has its own adjustable canopy

Front swivel wheels

Provides storage with two large mesh bags behind each seat

Reflective material ensures safety and visibility at night

Fits through standard 30-inch doorways with ease

Seats don’t recline to a fully laying down position

Wheels may creak or squeak with use over time

This stroller is another excellent option when it comes to double strollers.

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Design

The seats recline individually to multiple positions, and children can be secured with a padded five-point safety harness. There are footrests for each seat for toddlers to rest their feet on. There is storage space in the form of two hanging mesh bags behind each seat.

Safety

This stroller has safety as a priority, even including reflective material in its design to ensure that the stroller can be seen at night. Each seat has its own weather canopy to protect against sun and other elements.

Ease Of Use

The stroller can fit through all standard 30-inch doorways easily, providing a convenient experience with the double side-by-side format. The stroller folds into a compact size for portable convenience or storage. The front wheels swivel which allows flexibility in movement and turning.

9. GB Pockit Lightweight

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
93
GB Pockit Lightweight
Design
92
Safety
92
Ease of Use
95
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$179.92

Lightweight and easy to travel with

Durable aluminum frame

Additional storage space

Folds up and packs away neatly

Not suitable for children too young to hold their heads up

Difficult to find compatible sun shade/parasol

Ready to work with a World Record Holder? The Pockit Lightweight Stroller is 2014’s Guinness World Record holder for the smallest baby stroller.

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Design

Utilizing its simple two-step design, it folds down to 11.8” x 7” x 13.8” and a weight of just 9.5 pounds, making it a top pick if you travel frequently or if storage space and mobility are of concern to you. It can support children up to 6 months and 55 pounds, as well as holding eleven additional pounds of extra supplies in its storage bag.

Safety

Ad adjustable harness system secures baby inside while providing the flexibility to last as your child grows. The Pockit won a Gold Ward and Reddot Award in 2016 for its superior quality and safe design.

Ease of Use

Stowable in planes, trains, and automobiles, the Pockit is a great tool for a family on-the-go. Additional features include padded handle-bars, easy one-hand steering, locking and swiveling front wheels, back wheel brakes, overhead canopy, and adjustable torso length

10. Cosco Monster Elliot

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
93
Cosco Monster Elliot
Design
92
Safety
95
Ease of Use
92
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$28.60

Very light (7.3 pounds)

Will hold up to 40 pounds in weight

Cute monster design

Children’s leg rest included

Canopy to give child shade

Wheels are small and not built for shock absorption

There’s no need to fear the monster under the bed with Cosco’s new line.

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Design

All the fuzzy beasties in these designs are friendly, and downright huggable! The Cosco Umbrella Stroller features their Monster line, each canopy decorated with one of their signature characters. A built-in leg rest lets them kick back, and a double-foot brake provides a little-added stopping power on inclined surfaces.

Safety

The seat holds children up to 40 pounds, and a three-point safety harness keeps them buckled in safely.

Ease of Use

This stroller weighs just 7.3 pounds. It’s the lightest and least frilly of the bunch, but still stands out thanks to its cute monster design.

Criteria Used for Evaluation

Design

When looking at the overall design of each stroller, we paid attention to it's level of comfort and storage features. There are many different features that make each stroller slightly different from the next. We did our best to review the strollers we selected to help give parents a clear picture of these features so they can be informed in making a decision that will best benefit their child. A stroller for a newborn or young baby is going to need to recline because they won’t be able to sit up, for example. A toddler will most likely benefit from a stroller with a footrest and adjustable harness so they can ride comfortably. Many of the strollers we selected have reclining seats and adjustable features so that a wide range of sizes and dispositions can be happy riding in them. We think it is important to have a comfortable stroller so your child can be content and feel supported no matter where you bring them. Strollers often have a storage basket or other way to store parents' and child's' belongings in a safe way. Nearly all of the strollers on our list have a basket that hangs below the stroller seat which can easily be accessed from the rear of the stroller. We find this an important point to consider in choosing a stroller for convenience. After all, parents often must bring a diaper bag and other supplies in addition to a purse or backpack for belongings. Considering parents' hands are generally busy with pushing the stroller, it’s quite convenient to have storage space for these necessary belongings. Many strollers also feature a beverage cup holder for parents so they can use two hands for pushing, save those moments when they actually take a sip of their water, coffee, or tea.

Safety

When it comes to anything we write about on our site, we always prioritize safety as the most important concern to consider when selecting products to feature. Your child’s safety is precious, so we embark on extensive research in order to make sure we feel confident in recommending our selected products for parents. Safe strollers should absolutely have brakes that work well and are easy to operate. Some strollers even have parking brakes that will lock two wheels, providing additional safety. All of the strollers we selected have no issues with tipping over. We consider strollers to be safe if they have a secure seat belt and harness to keep a child in the seat safely. Although some strollers have a step for an older child to sit or stand in the rear while another child sits in the stroller, it is always important to consider weight guidelines for the particular stroller in question. All of the strollers on this list have canopies meant to protect the little rider from sun exposure and other elements, which is especially important for young children with highly sensitive skin. Ultimately, all 10 strollers we featured are safe for your child as long as your child falls into the weight or age recommendations.

Ease of Use

Functionality and ease of use go hand in hand when it comes to strollers. The primary goal with strollers is to be able to push a child around wherever you choose to go. Many strollers have different functions and purposes depending on what you want to primarily use your stroller for. Many of the strollers we featured are lightweight strollers, making them excellent options for city-dwellers or families that use stairs often. Double strollers are obviously an ideal choice for families with two children small enough to use a stroller. Some strollers won’t last a family long if used regularly, others will last years. Some of the strollers on our list are great for tackling all terrain, while others are more suited to smooth sidewalks and indoor use. Some strollers don’t have any suspension, making them better-suited for smooth surfaces. However, the suspension on some or all wheels makes it so strollers can handle a variety of terrain with more ease.

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Parents Did You Know

You should never leave your child in their stroller unattended.

Parents Did You Know

If you purchase a stroller with removable fabric, you should wash the fabric every couple of weeks.

Other Factors to Consider

Durability

We believe strollers should be durable such that they can withstand time holding a growing baby or toddler, and can handle different weather conditions or situations if need be. There’s no reason a family should have to buy three strollers before their child turns 4 years old. We made sure to research strollers that are durable and can hold up with regular use. Some families will use their stroller on a daily basis, others might not use it as much, but we still think it’s important to buy a high-quality product…especially when it comes to your child. Like many things, durability is closely related to safety when it comes to strollers.

Frequently Asked Questions

q: Are strollers safe for newborns?
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Some strollers are safe for newborns, whereas other strollers recommend infants 6 months old and above for use. It is important to check the specific stroller to properly decide whether it is safe for newborn use.

q: Can my 5-year-old stand behind the stroller and in front of me as I push it?
a:

It totally depends on the stroller. There are many models that can accommodate a standing older child, but others will caution against it. Again, this is an important thing to double check when considering allowing your child to stand up on the back of your moving stroller.

q: Will my stroller be able to handle a dirt path such as on a hike?
a:

Some strollers can handle dirt paths without any issues. Other strollers are better-suited for indoor use. If you want a stroller that can function with various terrain, there are many options available for you.

q: Is my 5-year-old too old to use a stroller?
a:

Most strollers set weight capacities rather than age capacities. If your child falls into the recommended weight range, they can technically ride safely.

q: My toddler spilled orange juice all over the stroller seat. How can I clean it?
a:

Some stroller seats have a lining or pad that can be removed and machine washed. Otherwise, it’s best to use natural cleaning products, vinegar, or wipes to remove the juice.

q: Should I get a side-by-side or front-and-behind double stroller?
a:

There are pros and cons associated with both. We included side-by-side double strollers on our list, and thankfully they can fit through standard 30-inch doorways.

q: Is it ok for me to hang my purse on the stroller handle?
a:

We highly recommend against hanging anything from the stroller handles as it can be a tripping/tipping hazard.

Sources

  1. Healthy Children Staff, How to Buy a Safe Stroller, Informative Article
  2. Baby List Staff, How to Choose a Stroller, How to Guide
  3. Heather Corley , Stroller Frames Vs. Travel Systems, Informative Article
  4. Mayo Clinic Staff, Stroller safety: Tips for parents, Informative Article
  5. Rachel Coley, What Type of Stroller Should I Get? Strollers and Infant Development - Part 2, Buying Guide