What are the Best Umbrella Strollers?
If you’re wondering what the difference between an umbrella stroller and a regular stroller is, the answer is quite simple. Umbrella strollers are much lighter than a standard stroller and easily fold for lightweight carrying. Umbrella strollers are great for those times when you will be doing a lot of walking, and can’t carry your child the entire time, but lugging around a big, heavy stroller isn’t exactly feasible either. For example, at an airport, a stadium, a mall, etc. The best umbrella strollers will cover your basic needs, but leave out all the bells and whistles that weigh you down with standard size strollers.
Umbrella strollers usually have the basics; they won’t include accessories, a large sunshade, cup holders, and all-terrain wheels. They’ll just bring you the basic necessities but still do plenty for convenience. There are several types of umbrella strollers. Single umbrella strollers are made for one child and are very lightweight and fold to allow them to easily be carried. Double umbrella strollers offer the same features, but have double seats; either side by side or front to back (tandem).
Compare and Choose
Use this table to compare the best umbrella strollers and choose the right one for you!
|Amzdeal Airplane Umbrella Stroller||$$$$||Lightweight,|
Folds flat and compact for storage,
Can be carried or pulled behind in the folded position,
Adjustable footrest and seat recline,
Removable bumper bar,
Sun visor with peek-a-boo window,
Foot operated wheel lock.
|JOOVY New Groove Ultralight Umbrella Stroller||$$$||All-wheel suspension,|
Water resistant fabric,
UPF 50 Sun Visor with peek-a-boo window,
Storage basket, cup holders, in-seat mesh pockets,
Deep seat recline with bassinet mode.
|Baby Trend Rocket Lightweight Stroller||$||Compact fold,|
Parent organizer with cup holders,
5 point harness,
Foot activated dual brakes.
|J is for Jeep Brand North Star Stroller||$||Very light,|
Extra large, extendable canopy,
Removable parental organizer,
Storage basket beneath the seat,
Swivel wheels with suspension system,
Convertible mesh backing for hot days,
Foot and calf support.
|Delta Children City Street Side by Side Stroller||$$||Durable fabric,|
360-swivel shock absorbing wheels with rear foot brake,
Parent organizers and 2 cup holders,
Compact umbrella fold.
|Kolcraft Cloud Side-by-Side Double Umbrella Stroller||$$||Independent fully extendable canopies,|
Independent reclining seats,
Roll-up seat covers for air flow on hot days,
Foot and calf rests,
Parent cup holder.
|Costzon Twin Ultralight Double Umbrella Stroller||$$$||360-swivel shock absorbing wheels with rear brake locks,|
Adjustable seat reclines and footrests,
Sun visors with peek-a-boo windows,
Storage baskets below.
|JOOVY Caboose Too Ultralight Tandem Stroller||$$$$$||Removable rear seat with sit/stand option,|
Seat recline for both seats,
Large canopy covers both seats,
5 point harnesses,
All-wheel suspension and linked parking brakes,
Large storage basket and parent organizer.
|Kinderwagon Hop Tandem Umbrella Stroller||$$$$$||Front seat has car seat adapter,|
Large canopy with peek-a-boo window,
All-wheel suspension and 1-touch brakes,
Seat recline in front and back.
|**Editor's Choice** Baby Trend Sit N Stand Double||$$$$||Front wheel suspension and rear brakes,|
Individual seat recline, canopy, and swing-away trays,
Both front and back seats adapt to car seats,
Removable rear seat with sit/stand option,
Large storage basket,
Individual seat trays and parent tray.
The Best Umbrella Strollers: Single
This stroller’s frame is made of durable steel and yet is still very lightweight. Instead of folding in on itself, it folds down flat. Mini swivel wheels in the folded position allow you the option to either pull the folded stroller behind you or carry it like a suitcase. It weighs just under 18 lbs, and folds small enough to fit into an overhead bin!
Features included with this stroller are a retractable sun visor with a peek-a-boo window, a storage basket beneath the seat, a removable bumper bar for your child’s safety and protection, and an adjustable footrest to ensure your child’s comfort. The seat is very plush and has an adjustable 5-point safety harness.
- Folds flat and compact for storage
- Can be carried or pulled behind in the folded position
- Adjustable footrest and seat recline
- Removable bumper bar
- Sun visor with peek-a-boo window
- Foot operated wheel lock
This stroller does a little more than your typical umbrella stroller will do. It’s got us wondering; how did they fit all of these neat features into a compact, lightweight stroller? Regardless of how they did it, this one goes above and beyond!
The Joovy Groove has a deep seat recline and even has a bassinet mode for newborns. It’s made with easy-to-clean, water-resistant fabric and has a UPF 50 sun visor for your baby’s protection. The 4 wheel suspension ensures a smooth ride for your child, and an adjustable footrest keeps them comfortable. The reclining seat has a “bassinet” mode for newborns!
For your convenience, this stroller includes two cup holders, a storage basket below the seat, two in-seat mesh pockets, and a peek-a-boo window in the sun visor. The stroller easily folds compact, and weighs only 14 lbs!
- All-wheel suspension
- Water resistant fabric
- UPF 50 Sun Visor with peek-a-boo window
- Storage basket, cup holders, in-seat mesh pockets
- Deep seat recline with bassinet mode
- Some buyers noted that the seat recline function is difficult to operate
This stroller is very simple and to-the-point. It has limited features which allow it to fold in on itself for easy carrying, and it only weighs 13 lbs! The Baby Trend Rocket features a canopy bag style parent organizer that hangs from the handles. It has two cup holders and a divided organization area between. A basket beneath the seat allows for extra storage.
A comfort grip handle and foot-activated dual rear brakes allow you to stay in control at all times. A reclining seat with a 5-point harness system keeps your child safe and comfortable.
- Compact fold
- Parent organizer with cup holders
- Storage basket
- Seat recline
- 5 point harness
- Foot activated dual brakes
- Sun shade is small
J is for Jeep brings you convenience and comfort with this umbrella stroller. It has a hanging parent organizer, a small mesh storage basket beneath the seat, and swivel wheels with suspension for control and a smooth ride.
For your child, the padded seat back rolls up to reveal mesh backing for ventilation on hot days. A 3-point harness, calf rest, and adjustable foot rest keep your child safe and comfortable. The extra large, extendable canopy protects your child from harmful UV rays.
This stroller is incredibly compact when folded and weighs in at just under 10 lbs!
- Very light
- Extra large, extendible canopy
- Removable parental organizer
- Storage basket beneath the seat
- Swivel wheels with suspension system
- Convertable mesh backing for hot days
- Foot and calf support
- Seat back does not recline
The Best Umbrella Strollers: Double Side-By-Side
Delta Children’s City Street side by side stroller is perfect for travel in those “double trouble” situations! This lightweight double stroller keeps your little ones comfortable and safe with 3-point harnesses, durable and soft fabric, a small sunshade, and foot and calf rests. The 360-swivel shock absorbing wheels ensure a smooth ride.
For parents, the stroller has two hanging tote bags attached to either seat, as well as two cup holders at the handles. Rear foot brakes keep you in control at all times. The seat folds compactly in umbrella style, and the entire item weighs in at around 20 lbs.
- Durable fabric
- 360-swivel shock absorbing wheels with rear foot brake
- Parent organizers and 2 cup holders
- Compact umbrella fold
- Sunshades are very small
- Seats do not recline
- No storage basket below seats
The Kolcraft Cloud side-by-side stroller offers more for the comfort of your child. The sun canopies are very large and provide full coverage. They extend independently so that each side can be adjusted to your child’s individual preference. The seats also recline independently. Calf and footrests keep them comfortable at any age. The seat padding rolls up to reveal mesh backing and allow air flow during those hotter summer days.
For parents, this seat offers one cup holder. This stroller folds compactly in umbrella style and weighs in at about 21 lbs.
- Independent fully extendable canopies
- Independent reclining seats
- Roll-up seat covers for air flow on hot days
- Foot and calf rests
- Parent cup holder
- Does not include storage baskets or bags
- No wheel suspension or shock absorption
This stroller offers reclining seats, adjustable footrests, adjustable sun visors with peek-a-boo windows, and 3-point harnesses for your children’s safety and comfort. 360-swivel shock absorbing wheels with rear brake locks ensure a smooth ride for your children and full control for parents. Storage baskets below can hold purses, diaper bags, or other travel necessities. This stroller folds compactly umbrella style and weighs around 22 lbs.
- 360-swivel shock absorbing wheels with rear brake locks
- Adjustable seat reclines and footrests
- Sun visors with peek-a-boo windows
- Storage baskets below
- Sun visors are small
- No cup holders
The Best Umbrella Strollers: Double Tandem
We’ve added another stroller from Joovy because, let’s face it, their products really are top-notch. This double umbrella stroller offers stadium seats, with a removable rear seat to allow one child to either stand, or sit on the bench. When using the rear seat, the back does recline for your child’s comfort. The front seat also reclines andincludes a removable tray with cup holders.
The front seat has a universal car seat adapter, allowing you to place your newborn in the front while your older child rides in the back. The seat has one large canopy with front and rear extension to cover both seats. For parents, this seat offers a parent organizer with cup holders, a large storage basket below, and linked parking brakes with all-wheel suspension for control and a smooth ride.
The stroller folds flat and compact when not in use and weighs around 23 lbs.
- Removable rear seat with sit/stand option
- Seat recline for both seats
- Large canopy covers both seats
- 5 point harnesses
- All-wheel suspension and linked parking brakes
- Large storage basket and parent organizer
Kinderwagon Hop brings you stadium seats with front and rear recline and a large canopy with peek-a-boo windows to cover both seats. The seats have padded 5 point harnesses and the front seat has an adjustable foot recline for your child’s comfort. The seat folds very compactly and weighs about 21 lbs.
The front seat does have a car seat adapter. All-wheel suspension and 1-touch brakes keep you in control at all times. Side cup holders and a storage basket below provide you with convenience. A rain cover is also included in the purchase of this stroller. The front seat has a removable bumper bar.
- Front seat has car seat adapter
- Large canopy with peek-a-boo window
- All-wheel suspension and 1-touch brakes
- Seat recline in front and back
- Rear seat does not have sit-to-stand option
Weighing in at 32 lbs, this stroller is a little heavier than your average umbrella stroller, but it also has more features. The rear seat is removable to allow a sit/stand option, and both the front and rear seats adapt to car seats (newborn twins? NO problem!). Just make sure you first read the user’s manual to ensure than your seats are compatible with this stroller.
Swing-away trays with cup holders are present on both the front and rear seats, and a parent tray on the handle bars also includes a cup holder and a covered area to keep keys, cell phones, etc. Each seat has its own individual canopy with an average coverage to keep your little one safe from harmful UV rays. 5-point harnesses keep your kids secure.
Rear brakes and front wheel suspension provide you with control and your children with a smooth ride. A large storage basket below can hold a purse, a diaper bag, shopping bags, or other larger items. This seat folds very compactly with an easy, one-handed operation. Here’s the real kicker – even though it is heavier than the others, this stroller has more features for a lower price!
- Front wheel suspension and rear brakes
- Individual seat recline, canopy, and swing-away trays
- Both front and back seats adapt to car seats
- Removable rear seat with sit/stand option
- Large storage basket
- Individual seat trays and parent tray
- Heavier than most umbrella strollers