The ZOE XL1 Lightweight Umbrella Stroller System is our pick for the best umbrella stroller and it is indeed very convenient for traveling. It has been certified by JPMA as a great and safe stroller for your baby. Moreover, the sheer weight makes it a super ideal umbrella stroller. It is available in 10 different colors for your choice. In addition, the harness has a 5-point design for safety purposes. The stroller is also super lightweight at only 9 pounds.
Our step-up pick is the Babysing Foldable Portable Baby Umbrella Stroller and it is an ideal umbrella stroller for outdoor adventures which is available in four different colors and designs. In fact, you can even use it in the elevator without violating the personal space of other people. Moreover, the wheels have a shock suspension system for giving your baby a smooth ride. It is super lightweight at only 10 pounds so it is easy to carry around.
The budget pick is the Summer Infant Go Lite Convenience Stroller and it is a budget friendly umbrella stroller with a straightforward design. Moreover, the reclining part offers multiple positions for flexibility and comfort on the go. Also, the canopy part is highly adjustable and the touch brakes are very easy to operate.
A Little Background
Strollers can be found anywhere in public places and can be used in a wide variety of spaces. They are heaven sent solutions in getting your baby outdoors or shopping around without carrying your baby all the time, especially if they are newborn babies. From parks to mall to any other place, you will find a stroller very convenient to use because of its features, comfort and service to your child.
Since strollers can be used outside, they may require a canopy, which is something common to an umbrella stroller, a type of lightweight stroller. The canopy is like an umbrella which shields your baby against the harmful UV rays of the sun. It also shields them from drizzles of rain, snow or hail and keeps them comfortable. Moreover, some umbrella strollers even have a rain-proof wind resistant cover.
Umbrella strollers are known for their convenience, comfort, reliability, foldable mechanism, one-hand folding, ergonomic design, light weight, sturdy build and other neat features. The convenience is attained with its wide amount of features such as a comfortable and ergonomic handle, easy brake system, adjustable stroller canopy and much more. The wheels should also be highly flexible when it comes to any stroller so it can be maneuvered easily. The design and the material used for the frame, the fabric and all of the other parts of the stroller make it ideal for its use.
Most people who are on the go often wanted an umbrella stroller as a travel buddy and a lightweight stroller that is easy to manage. Unless you often stay home, you should definitely get a travel stroller so whether it is hitting the mall or the park, you can strongly depend on an umbrella stroller to shield your baby from the elements and maintain comfort all throughout the trip – especially if you are going out to Disneyland with your child.
How We Picked
The best umbrella stroller is often along the line of the following:
It should be lightweight and easy to carry and manage. The typical weight of an umbrella stroller is from 12 to 20 pounds but it depends on its model and its use. For instance, those with double seating capacities can have much more weight capacity due to being double. The material used for the stroller makes its weight much tolerable and its durability uncompromised.
The folding mechanism of the umbrella stroller should be very convenient. The most convenient way to have an umbrella stroller is to have one that has a button push mechanism or a one-hand mechanism so you can just focus on holding your baby more rather than maintaining the umbrella stroller.
There should be enough room covered by the umbrella stroller’s canopy system. The canopy is what makes the stroller unique as an umbrella mechanism. Added to its umbrella folding, the umbrella stroller is also equipped with a reliable canopy that makes it a protective stroller for your child.
The canopy system of the stroller should be manageable and adjustable as well. Because it is the most important part of an umbrella stroller, it should be easy to adjust for your baby’s needs or your toddler’s convenience. This makes the system all the well perfect in every way.
There should be comfort in every aspect of the umbrella stroller. Comfort should not be neglected when it comes to any kind of stroller. The padding and material of each of the fabric parts of the stroller should be super comfortable for the rider.
The wheels of the umbrella stroller should be highly flexible and maneuverable. The wheels are the heart of the stroller and without it, your stroller cannot move from point A to point B. This is why a highly flexible and maneuverable set of wheels which give you a smooth ride for your baby is very crucial in choosing the best umbrella stroller.
There should be a handy accessories pouch, basket or cup holder. These accessory holders aid to keep you convenient and cool during the long journey or walk at the park. Each of them should be highly accessible for all of your quick needs.
You should know the weight capacity of the umbrella stroller before buying. Typically, you will find an umbrella stroller with a weight capacity of 40 to 50 pounds, or 30 to 40 pounds per seat if you are purchasing a double stroller.
ZOE XL1 Lightweight Umbrella Stroller System
Super lightweight at only 9 pounds, our best umbrella stroller is the ZOE XL1 Lightweight Umbrella Stroller System. As for safety, it has been certified by JPMA as a great and safe stroller for your baby. It is very convenient for traveling due to its wide amount of features.
For further safety, the harness has a 5-point design for safety purposes. What’s more, the sheer weight makes it a super ideal umbrella stroller. Available in 10 different colors, this stroller’s seat reclines up to 135 degrees so it is super flexible. This stroller also fits in just about any compartment due to its size and flexibility. In addition to that, the folding mechanism makes use of only one hand so you can fold it by yourself while carrying your baby.
You do not have to worry about your baby’s size because the ZOE Umbrella Stroller System has a weight capacity of 50 pounds. As a matter of fact, the canopy is super convenient and extendable so you can protect your child against harmful UV rays. In addition to your convenient features, a storage basket is included and is quite large in its size so you can fit a ton of things in there.
Adding to that, the ZOE Stroller System can also be used for public transportation with no problem. In fact, adding to its JPMA certification, it also conforms to the standards of ASTM F404 for safety. As for the sun shield, the canopy also has a storage pocket for mobile phones, keys, wallet and the like. For added convenience, comfort and ventilation on the go, a peek-a-boo window that is magnetic is also included with the canopy part.
A space saver, the ZOE XL1 System can fit airplane overhead compartments as well. Unlike other strollers out there, this one includes a ton of accessories such as a parent cup holder, baby cup holder, belly bar with padded front as well as a snack cup. Overall, it is a must-have umbrella stroller if you board an airplane often, as most airlines will definitely accept it.
As for the mechanism, the easy brake system makes it super safe for your child. In fact, the materials also give out a small amount of footprint so it is eco-friendly in a sense. It is a must-have for any Disneyland trip as it can fit any tight doorway. As for the guarantee, the wheels have a lifetime warranty. All in all, whether it’s a trip to the mall, to the park, boarding an airplane, a bus, a subway, a train or a boat, this umbrella stroller will definitely come in handy.
Flaws but Not Dealbrakers
Perhaps the only concern about the ZOE XL1 Lightweight Umbrella Stroller System is that the harness system could use a little bit of improvements, according to reviews and mommies out there.
Babysing Foldable Portable Baby Umbrella Stroller
For our step-up pick, we chose the Babysing Foldable Portable Baby Umbrella Stroller in which the wheels have a shock suspension system for giving your baby a smooth ride. The stroller is also super lightweight at only 10 pounds so it is easy to carry around and is an ideal umbrella stroller for outdoor adventures or at the park.
Available in four different colors and designs, you can even use it in the elevator without violating the personal space of other people due to the slim design of the stroller which makes it ideal for travel purposes. It is a super awesome umbrella stroller for crowded places which can be managed with just one arm so you can hold your baby on the other hand.
The flexibility of this umbrella stroller sets it apart among other strollers due to its natural rubber tires so it is also very maneuverable for most people – even the other older kids. In addition to that, a storage back part helps you to keep your baby stuff in place and is placed at the bottom of the stroller for easy access and a must-have if you love to go to the mall.
Adding to the features of the Babysing Foldable Umbrella Stroller, the reclining seat is something that kids and babies will enjoy altogether. Moreover, for flexibility and maneuverability, the tires work for almost all kinds of terrains and surfaces. As for the comfort factor, the pure cotton material of the stroller’s soft parts make it durable and cozy for your baby at the same time.
The Babysing Umbrella Stroller comes with 4 freebies, including a baby handle, a mosquito net for protection, a wind-proof rain cover and an organizer for all of your baby needs.
Summer Infant Go Lite Convenience Stroller
If you want an economical umbrella stroller, you should check out our budget pick – the Summer Infant Go Lite Convenience Stroller. For flexibility, the canopy part is highly adjustable. Definitely, it is a budget friendly umbrella stroller with a straightforward design.
For safety, the touch brakes are very easy to operate and the reclining part offers multiple positions for flexibility and comfort on the go. Adding to the handiness of the stroller, the safety harness has a 5-point design. In fact, this convenient stroller is available in 3 colors. What’s more, the large seat area makes it perfect for all weights and sizes of children and babies.
In terms of construction, the steel frame is quite sturdy so you can use it for the many years to come. As for mobility, the front wheels have an anti-shock feature to keep your baby’s ride as smooth as it is while the rear wheels can also be locked for convenient security.
To protect your child, UV rays can be blocked effectively with the help of the canopy. In addition to that, the canopy can also be adjusted and removed at your specific needs. Moreover, the storage basket offers you a generous amount of space while traveling.
The Summer Convenience Stroller is easy on the weight at only 15 pounds and the recommended baby weight is up to 50 pounds while the basket has a max weight capacity of 10 pounds. For the construction, its handles are very convenient, ergonomic and comfortable. In fact, it can work for 6-footer parents due to the handle design being just right.
This stroller is relatively very easy to clean up compared to most umbrella strollers. As for adjustability, the seat angle position can be reclined up to 25 degrees. In fact, the only things you need for this umbrella stroller to be fully assembled include attaching the wheels and the canopy and you are ready to go. Moreover, the handle spading is 11 inches while the handle bottom measures 13 inches. All in all, the classy design makes this umbrella stroller a great way to travel in style with your baby.
Best Lightweight Umbrella Stroller
Chicco Capri Lightweight Stroller Tangerine
For our best lightweight umbrella stroller, we chose the Chicco Capri Lightweight Stroller Tangerine which is super easy to carry around at only 11 pounds. The stroller comes with a carry basket for keeping your stuff and is available in tangerine and black designs. In fact, it also has a shoulder carry strap so traveling with it is easy.
A carry bag makes it a travel companion as well. What’s more, the umbrella style fold makes this umbrella stroller a necessity for outdoor adventures. The seat reclines up to 15 degrees while the canopy is also of large size and is removable and adjustable.
Smooth rides can be enjoyed using its front wheel suspension feature. Moreover, the frame material is made from anodized lightweight aluminum which is both sturdy and a breeze to carry around. The seat reclines into 2 positions and the wheels are both fixed and swivel. It has suspension on all of its wheels.
The Chicco Capri Stroller also comes with a 5-point harness for safety which also has a padded design for extra comfort while the rugged design makes it a must-have umbrella stroller.
Best Double Umbrella Stroller
Kolcraft Cloud Side-by-Side Umbrella Stroller Scarlet
A cool double umbrella stroller for twins or for siblings, we chose the Kolcraft Cloud Side-by-Side Umbrella Stroller Scarlet as our best double umbrella stroller. Its safety system is not a problem due to the 3-point harness that keeps your babies safe. In fact, you can also put your drinks comfortably and conveniently due to the parent cup holder.
Each seat has a max weight capacity of 35 pounds, totaling to a max weight capacity of 70 pounds for the whole umbrella stroller. Moreover, the roll up canopy side uses Cool Climate technology so your baby gets ample air circulation all throughout the day. As a matter of fact, maximum protection from the sun and elements is guaranteed due to the expandable and adjustable canopies. In addition to that, the seats also recline for comfort (and individually, too). All in all, the whole stroller weighs 21 pounds and stands 38 inches high.
Umbrella Stroller with a Sporty Design
J is for Jeep Sport Stroller
The J is for Jeep Sport Stroller has a very sporty design and is our ideal sporty umbrella stroller. It has a suspension system in the wheels of the stroller and is currently available in three colors. For security, it has been certified by JPMA for standard safety and quality.
As a matter of fact, the whole umbrella stroller is very easy to carry at only 18 pounds and the whole thing stands at a height of 37 inches when assembled. As for its compactness, it can fit onto any 30-inch door so you can definitely take it to Disneyland.
On mobility, the wheels measure 5.5 inches in diameter each while the front wheels also have a swivel feature. Adding to that, the rear canopy bags have been attached to the stroller to give you more convenience on the go for storage needs. For your convenience, a parent cup holder is included with the stroller.
In addition to its great features, the seat also reclines for flexibility and maximum comfort in multiple positions. Moreover, the soft shoulder pads also help keep your child comfortable and the harness is a 5-point design and also has reflective colors so it is night-friendly.
The Jeep Sport Stroller’s sun visors have a European style design for its canopy which is also extendable for maximum comfort on the go. This umbrella stroller has a max weight recommendation of 50 pounds. Being very flexible and comfortable, the carrying handle is very ergonomic and easy to grip.
Relatively very easy to put together, the locking and folding design is super convenient. This stroller is also okay to use for 6-footer people because the handle is placed strategically even if it does not extend. It is truly an ideal umbrella stroller for traveling.
Best Stylish Design Umbrella Stroller
Maclaren Volo Black
If you want a stroller which has a rather stylish design and a sleek look that will impress everyone, you should buy the Maclaren Volo Black. This cool looking umbrella stroller has a sun protection factor of SPF 50+ to protect your child against harmful UV rays from the sun.
On the canopy part, it is also waterproof so it is definitely a great shield from the rain and elements. The stroller is available in four different colors to choose from. In addition, a sun visor is included with the canopy for further UV ray protection. And in addition to that, the canopy is also extendable.
For comfort on the go, the stroller seat has a breathable mesh so your baby stays comfortable all throughout the trip. In addition to that, a rain cover that is wind-resistant also comes along with this cool and sleek umbrella stroller.
Super lightweight at only 9.8 pounds, the Maclaren Volo is highly applicable for babies under 55 pounds and around 6+ months. In fact, the seat is also machine-washable so you get fewer maintenance problems. If you intend to travel in style and fit into small spaces then you should get this stylish umbrella stroller. It is also an ideal stroller for shopping.
Best 3D Flip Umbrella Stroller
Summer Infant 3D Flip Convenience Stroller
If you want the best 3D flip stroller then you can go for the Summer Infant 3D Flip Convenience Stroller which has a unique design for the canopy and the seat so your child can either face you or face forward. The safety harness has a 5-point design for extra safety and the stroller is widely available in three different styles to choose from.
A peek-a-boo window is also included for breathability while the rear wheels can be locked for safety. For convenience, a side storage packet comes along to fit in all of your necessities. The stroller also comes with a carry strap when you fold it down so it is super comfortable. It also has a convenient storage basket. For mobility, the wheels glide smoothly and measure 6 inches in diameter each.
In terms of prolonged use, the foam for the grip is extra padded and contoured for comfort. In fact, a large seat area keeps your baby comfortable throughout the trip. As for the durability of the product, the aluminum frame is super lightweight and helps to keep and maintain the stylish appearance of the umbrella stroller. In fact, the canopy is also highly adjustable.
A total of six reclining positions make this stroller super flexible. The stroller can also be set up and folded with just one hand. This 3D flip stroller also has a support for infant heads which is helpful for newborn babies. What’s more, the oversized looks of the canopy make it very breathable and comfortable for your child.
The Summer Infant 3D Flip has a total weight of only 17 pounds while its max weight capacity is 50 pounds. Moreover, its front wheels have an anti-shock feature for a smooth ride. Adding to its features, a parent cup holder completes the set and package of this cool and reliable umbrella stroller.
Ideal Umbrella Stroller for Newborn Babies
Anglebay High-View Baby Stroller Newborn Bassinet
Made from sturdy and lightweight aluminum alloy frame so it stays durable for years, our best newborn umbrella stroller is the Anglebay High-View Baby Stroller Newborn Bassinet which can be easily foldable and be fitted onto any car, SUV or vehicle trunk. In fact, the sun roof has a panoramic design so your baby gets the best view possible.
The storage basket is quite large and can fit a lot of stuff in it. Obtainable in four different colors, the Anglebay Stroller Newborn Bassinet is great and ideal for traveling. As for its material, the fabric parts are made from 100% cotton for maximum comfort. Mobility-wise, the rear wheels measure 7.8 inches and are lockable while the front wheels are equipped with an anti-shock system so you get a smoother ride for your baby.
This stroller comes with five freebies, including a wrist strap, a baby pillow for added comfort, a leather handle case, a cup holder for your drinks and a mosquito net to protect against dengue and malaria. What’s more, the safety harness has a five-point design which means more security for your baby. Also, the seat has reclining features for up to 3 positions.
The whole stroller weighs 24 pounds so it is okay to lift. In fact, it can be used from newborns up to 6 years of age. It also comes with an extra bassinet for newborn babies.
Best Convertible Umbrella Stroller
Contours Bliss 4-in-1 Convertible Stroller System
A unique convertible umbrella stroller which can transform into a variety of baby products, the Contours Bliss 4-in-1 Convertible Stroller System is a cool convertible stroller. It can become an infant pram for that old fashioned feel. Also, it can become a toddler stroller due to its strong and sturdy build. Moreover, it can also be a seat carrier for infants due to its mechanism and design. Last, but not the least, it can also be an infant carrier for all of your necessities.
The sleek design is improved by the wheels that give you a very smooth ride due to the rubber coating and the 10-inch diameter. The stroller includes a convenient and spacious footrest and it can be used for children up to 40 pounds of weight. A peek-a-boo window is also included with the canopy which has an expandable zippered mesh design. The seat reclines up to 3 positions and the stroller can take up a variety of car seat adapters, including Chicco, Graco and many more.
The Contours Bliss Stroller System also has a back taller seat and it also comes with an infant pad for converting into an infant pram. In fact, a napper bar is included and is padded for your convenience and a foot muff is also included. This stroller is also certified by the standards of JPMA. The whole stroller weighs 24 pounds and is backed by a manufacturer’s warranty of 1 year. It is a great umbrella stroller for heavy duty use.
Other umbrella strollers did not meet our criteria because they did not have enough unique features or good sides to their product. An umbrella stroller should have ample amount of protection for your baby and other neat features such as pouches.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is an umbrella stroller and how does it work?
A: According to Love to Know , baby strollers are usually the kinds of strollers with an attached canopy or shade at the top. They are easy to fold and are usually lightweight which make them an ideal travel buddy for you and your baby. Most of them are designed to protect your baby against the harsh elements and weather.
Q: What are the benefits of an umbrella stroller?
A: According to Yahoo! Answers , it keeps your baby cool even during the harsh sun and weather. Umbrella strollers are very lightweight and easy to fold and carry around. In fact, these strollers are also very slim in design. Umbrella strollers are a must-have for any traveling baby.
Wrapping It Up
To conclude, the ZOE XL1 Lightweight Umbrella Stroller System is our best umbrella stroller set to fold up nicely and protect your baby from the sun or the rain, just like a regular umbrella, except it is in the form of a mobile and handy stroller.
Jen Miller is a former electrical engineer and product specialist with more than 20 years of product design and testing experience. She has designed more than 200 products for Fortune 500 companies, in fields ranging from home appliances to sports gear and outdoor equipment. She founded Jen Reviews to share her knowledge and critical eye for what makes consumers tick, and adopts a strict no-BS approach to help the reader filter through the maze of products and marketing hype out there. She writes regularly and has been featured on Forbes, Fast Company, The Muse, The Huffington Post, Tiny Buddha and MindBodyGreen.