When you have a small child, one of the “must have” pieces of equipment you will need is an umbrella stroller. What differentiates them from a standard baby stroller is that they are much lighter in weight and they are easy to open and just as easy to fold up for transport or storage. They are also great to have if you live in an apartment complex because when they are folded, they do not take up very much room and can be easily be put into the corner of a closet. There are a lot of different models to choose from, so to help you decide, here are the top 10 best umbrella strollers available:
10. Baby Cargo Series 300 Lightweight Umbrella Stroller, Smoke
The metallic champagne-colored frame and 100% polyester construction of this stroller makes it very lightweight, rust free and easy to use. The removable and reversible seat cover is machine washable. It has a retractable sunshade that has an extension to offer better UBUV protection. The plush, padded five-point safety harness straps are adjustable and have an integrated pacifier attachment and the canopy has exclusive Go Grommets to hold the child’s toys and an easy-to-reach smartphone pocket for the parent to use. It has a removable infant positioner, cup holder, rain guard and large storage basket. It has front swivel and the double-tired wheels with all-wheel suspension make it stable and comfortable to use. It comes with its own integrated handle and shoulder carry strap. It holds a child weighing up to 50 pounds.
9. Inglesina Net Stroller, Caramella
This umbrella stroller has a removable, washable extra-wide mesh seat pad and canopy, which provides UPF 50+ protection from the sun. It is one of the easiest strollers to open or close up for storage and it has a two position reclining seat as well as a convenient carry strap. The bug net is self-standing, which provides better insect protection without touching the child. There is a large storage basket and convenient cup holder.
8. Summer Infant 3D Zyre Convenience Stroller, Gold Fusion
The aluminum frame used for this stroller is lightweight and extremely durable. It has an oversized canopy with a zip out extension that blocks 99.9% of any harmful UVA or UVB sunlight. All of the adjustments are designed to be used one-handed, including the three-position seat recline. It has a padded five-point safety harness that comfortably secures the child. The open and shut mechanisms feature an auto-locking system and it has an integrated carry strap. It has an easy access storage basket and a peek-a-boo window in the canopy allows you to easily keep an eye on your child during your stroll. It also has a parent cup holder and smaller rear storage pocket for smaller personal items you might need to take along with you. The push handles have heat-resistant foam covers with well-padded grips. The smooth glide wheels are dual-tired for added control and maneuverability.
7. Maclaren Volo Stroller, Black
This is a durable, easy to open or fold umbrella stroller for the family on the go. It has a square, extra-large waterproof canopy for maximum coverage and the redesigned hood tensioner has an integrated “stay back” feature that allows you to watch your child unobstructed during your outing. The removable mesh seat, canopy and shopping basket are easily washable. The push handles are well padded so it is comfortable to use and it comes with its own rain cover and carry strap. The double tired wheels make it stable and the rear wheel locking brakes keep it safely in place when it is not being pushed around.
6. Delta Children LX Side by Side Stroller, Night Sky
This is a great lightweight umbrella stroller for someone who either has twins or another small child to tend to. It has two separate storage compartments, so you can keep each child’s items separate, a large European style canopy, and shock absorbing front wheels. It also has a convenient cup holder for mom or dad to use. There is a five-point safety harness for each child and the stroller spins a full 360 degrees, which makes it easy to maneuver. While it holds two children side-by-side, it easily fits through a thirty-inch doorway and folds up just as easily to put away.
5. Summer Infant 2016 3D Lite Convenience Stroller, Caribbean Blue
The durable aluminum frame makes this a nice lightweight stroller that is easy to open or close for storage and transport. It has a four position reclining system and a five-point safety harness that help keep the child comfortable, safe and secure. The adjustable, removable canopy has a flip-out sun visor to provide even more protection from the sun. There is an extra-large storage basket and a convenient pouch to accommodate everything you need to take along with you. The shock-absorbing front wheels and the lockable rear wheels add to this stroller’s comfort and safety. It folds up very easily and has its own carry strap to make it even more convenient to transport.
4. Cosco Umbrella Stroller, Sleep Monsters
This stroller has one of the simplest and easiest to use umbrella folds, which makes it very compact to carry or store. It has a three-point safety harness that will accommodate a child up to forty pounds. It is easy to maneuver and the covered handles help make this comfortable for adults to use. It has a lightweight frame and at only 6.6 pounds, it is one of, if not the lightest, strollers available. It has rear brakes and wheel locks to keep it stationary, when needed.
3. Chicco Liteway Stroller, Octane
The lightweight aluminum frame on this stroller has a 3-D fold that makes it extremely compact and the integrated handle makes it easy to carry along. It has a hideaway boot that allows you to enclose a sleeping baby. It has a padded five-point harness, adjustable leg support and multi-position reclining seat to keep the child safe and comfortable; it has a detachable canopy and seat, which makes them easy to clean. The rear-wheel suspension and precision swivel wheels in the front make it very easy to maneuver and the toe-tap brakes help you to keep it under control. The unique design of the detachable storage basket converts to a convenient sling tote. It holds a child weighing up to forty pounds.
2. UPPAbaby 2016 G-Lite Stroller, Denny
The mesh basket and seat on this umbrella stroller makes it lighter and easier to use. It has a removable canopy and seat covering, which makes it easy to clean. There is an extendable visor to provide even more sun protection. At only 10.7 pounds, this is one of the lightest and easiest to fold up and store strollers now available.
1. Baby Cargo Series 100 Lightweight Umbrella Stroller, Simply Taupe/Sunset
The easy-to-clean polyester fabric and mesh sides of the seat help make it lightweight and breathable. It has a retractable UBUV sunshade to protect the child from harmful UV rays and the adjustable five-point safety harness helps to secure and protect the child. It has a unique custom smartphone pocket for easy accessibility as well as a collapsible cup holder and rain/wind guard. The rustproof frame is ultra-lightweight black matte steel and the front swivel wheels and full suspension make it easy and comfortable to use. It holds up to fifty pounds and comes with a convenient carry strap and handle.