The Maclaren Triumph Stroller is a well-made umbrella stroller with a variety of features that is guaranteed to last through multiple kids.
When it comes to an umbrella stroller, my top pick is the Maclaren Triumph. Overall, it offers everything you could need, including a five-point safety harness, expandable hood with built-in sun visor, storage pocket, carry strap, shopping basket, and removable seat cushions. You can also purchase accessories like a parent organizer and cup holder.
The Triumph weighs in at a mere 11 pounds, thanks to its aluminum construction, which makes it convenient to take almost anywhere. Despite being lightweight, it can handle children up to 55 pounds. I've used it for my 4-year-old without any problem, and I love that both my toddler and 4-year-old are comfortable riding in its reclining seat and over a variety of terrain — the Triumph's shock-absorbing four-wheel suspension makes it a versatile stroller that travels well both on city streets and through the park.
Maclaren also provides a lifetime guarantee. I think this says a lot about the quality of the strollers they produce and how confident they feel about their products. My only criticism is that the Triumph is sometimes hard to fold up.
While the Triumph is for ages 6 months and up, Maclaren has an umbrella stroller to fit any age. The Techno Arc is a full-featured stroller for both newborns and toddlers.
Other reviewers love the Maclaren too. The Bump named it the best lightweight stroller, and Babylist named it one of the best lightweight strollers of 2019, noting that it's "light as a feather."
Pros: Lifetime warranty, exceptional maneuverability, sun protection, lightweight
Cons: For 6-plus months, hard to fold up sometimes
If you're like me, you'll own a few different strollers in your lifetime. As your kids grow, your needs change. But this can be hard on the pocketbook. Sometimes you don't need all the bells and whistles but rather something that works at a price you can afford.
The Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience Stroller is the top pick on Amazon for lightweight umbrella strollers. And for good reason: It's easy to push and maneuver, and the price is reflective of what you're getting. It weighs in at 13 pounds and has a durable, compact design that holds children from birth to 50 pounds. You can take it around the neighborhood or on a plane where it can be easily stored in the overhead baggage compartment thanks to its secure fold-up capability.
One feature I loved was that the seat back lays almost flat, so your kid can nap on the go. It also has a five-point harness, anti-shock front wheels, and a storage basket. Other parents love this stroller too. With nearly 2,500 reviews on Amazon, it has an overall rating of 4.3 stars out of 5. However, some of the reviews note that the stroller is not great for larger children and the cupholder is too small.
Pros: Affordable, compact, easy to fold up
Cons: Not comfortable for larger toddlers, small cupholder
When it comes to traveling with kids, you're going to be lugging a lot of stuff. One thing you don't want to carry is a heavy, bulky stroller. If you're going to need a stroller to get your child through the airport, on a bus or train, or even over a curb or across cobblestone streets, you will want one that is easy to lift and can comfortably contain a child.
The Pockit Lightweight Stroller is a light, compact stroller. In fact, it was named the world's most compact stroller by the 2014 Guinness World Records. I didn't even know they had awards like this for strollers, but I can see why the Pockit won. In just two steps, it folds into a convenient-to-carry 11.8 inches by 7 inches by 13.8 inches and weighs 9.5 pounds.
When the stroller folds down, it can fit under a seat or in an overhead luggage bin — so you don't have to check the stroller in when you get to the airport. The minimalist Pockit has an adjustable harness, canopy, and is made for kids 6 months to 55 pounds.
As a mom with two kids 15 months apart, I've used my fair share of double strollers. There comes a time that you need one that's easy to lift. The Delta LX Side by Side Tandem Umbrella Stroller is only 19 pounds. This weight for a double stroller is impressive — other double strollers can weigh twice that without the kids and snacks added.
Even though the Delta weighs much less than other double strollers, it still offers a basket for storage, comfy recline, and sun protection. Although the umbrella is small and some reviewers commented about needing to buy a larger one, this stroller is so budget-friendly that the added expense still makes it a competitive option.
Also, if you're traveling with two kids to Disneyland, you'll probably want something compact, travel-friendly, and easy to push for extended periods, and this stroller meets Disney size requirements. While a single stroller might work for some families with multiple kids (one wants to walk while the other one rides), if you're out with the kids all day, at some point, you'll want (or need) the option to push both.
When it comes to double umbrella strollers, the Delta Children's LX is by far one of the most popular choices. On Amazon, it has more than 1,100 reviews, averaging out to 4.2 stars.
If you want a double umbrella stroller with more features, try the ZOE XL2 Best Double Stroller. It's definitely a runner-up in this category.
Pros: Lightweight double stroller, affordable, easy to push, compact, folds up nicely
If you want to splurge on an umbrella stroller, the BabyZen YoYo Stroller won't disappoint. When I first saw this stroller, my heart beat a little faster, and I knew I needed to take it for a spin. With its sleek and compact appearance, I could already hear it whispering down the street supported by its four-wheel suspension.
The BabyZen YoYo is an all-in-one stroller appropriate from 6 months up to 35 pounds, yet it's so compact that it folds up into a bag that is 20 inches by 17.5 inches by 7 inches and can be stored in an overhead bin. Traveling families benefit from its ease of use, light weight (13 pounds), and overall quality.