5 Best Umbrella Strollers of 2023
- February 23, 2022
- by Melissa Lawrence
Hello again, parents! If you find the typical stroller to be bulkier or heavier than you’d like, or if you’re a frequent traveler, then you should consider buying an umbrella stroller. Read my full guide to choosing a stroller if you’re not familiar with what distinguishes an umbrella stroller, also known as a lightweight stroller, or else read on for the five best options on the market today.
1. UPPAbaby MINU Stroller
- Durability: lightweight, durable frame; supports children 3 months to 50 pounds
- Maneuverability: supports all terrain; easy to push and steer; one-hand fold, stands when folded,
- Style: comes in four colors; multi-position recline, large storage basket, small storage bag
- Overall: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
If the price tag isn’t outside your budget, then parents, read no further! You have found your stroller. The UPPAbaby MINU surpasses much of the competition in the ease of folding and carrying it. Despite its slim 14-pound frame, it handles all terrain, even the roughest, very well. Finally, its seat can recline very deeply, a feature you’ll appreciate at nap time.
2. Chicco Liteway Stroller
- Durability: lightweight aluminum frame, supports up to 37 pounds
- Maneuverability: easy to push and steer, compact fold with automatic storage latch and carry handle
- Style: two colors, fixed, padded handlebars, removable canopy, adjustable leg rest, parent cupholder, medium storage basket
- Overall: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Chicco Liteway is a superb option for those in search of an affordable umbrella stroller. This stroller is super light, weighing in at a mere 10.5 pounds. You’ve got here all the standard features: a storage bag, a reclining seat, and a detachable canopy. However, do note that it supports babies only up to 37 pounds, a relatively low weight limit.
3. Graco Breaze Click Connect Stroller
- Durability: lightweight, sturdy frame; supports birth up to 50 pounds
- Maneuverability: suitable for everyday terrain, easy to push and steer, easy one-hand fold
- Style: basic design in two colors, fixed handlebars, carry strap, parent cupholder, medium storage basket
- Overall: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
One of the limitations that consumers usually face with umbrella strollers is that they don’t support car seats. You get portability at the price of function. But Graco has made a stroller without that trade-off, the Breaze Click Connect. This stroller connects with all of Graco’s Click Connect car seats. It’s sturdy and easy to fold, though take note that its weight of 18 pounds places it among the heaviest in the class.
4. Summer 3Dlite+ Convenience Stroller
- Durability: lightweight aluminum frame; supports from 14 to 50 pounds
- Maneuverability: compact fold and padded carry strap, little bit difficult to push and steer
- Style: five colors, one parent cup holder, cell phone holder, zip-close storage pocket, child sippy cup holder, medium storage basket
- Overall: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Summer 3Dlite+ is one of the best values on the umbrella stroller market. This is an upgrade over the original 3Dlite, taking into account many of the suggestions of parents. It’s great for all sorts of terrain and boasts of a big canopy, and is especially good for taller parents (the creators must watch my shows!). Some reviewers find it a little clunky to fold, but at this price point, it’s a good bargain. Plus, the aluminum frame affords it a very light weight of just 13 pounds.
5. Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Single Stroller
- Durability: durable, lightweight frame; supports infant up to 45 pounds
- Maneuverability: rubber tires offer smooth ride, ultra-compact one-hand fold and auto lock
- Style: large canopy, multiple recline positions, padded seat, modest storage basket, carry bag
- Overall: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I can’t seem to go through one of these overviews without mentioning a Baby Jogger stroller. Like the Graco stroller above, this stroller also boasts the option of connecting with a car seat, but in this case you still get an light piece at 14.5 pounds. It has a UV 50+ canopy, multiple recline positions, a padded seat, and a carry bag. Reviewers love it for travel, though beware: some airlines, like Alaska, are less friendly to it than others.