We Love, You Need: The Best Umbrella Strollers. Which One Should You Buy?

Even if you love your full-size stroller, you'll still want a lightweight umbrella stroller that's easy to bring along. We tested them all so you can find the one that fits your needs (18 Photos)

Kate Bayless on Oct 22, 2012 at 12:51PM

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a Kate Bayless on Oct 9, 2012 at 4:48PM

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Stroller Stats

Weight Range: Up to 50 lbs
Stroller Weight: 11 lbs
Dimensions: Assembled: 36”L X 15”W x 42.5”H Folded: 40”L X 12”W X 14” H
Type: Single
Price: $189
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Expert Review: At 11 lbs., the UPPAbaby G-LUXE is the lightest stroller currently on the market that offers a deep seat recline. While the seat doesn't recline completely flat, it does go back to about 120° making is suitable for infants 3 months and older. The seat recline along with the adjustable footrest are the central differences that separates the G-LUXE from UPPA's G-LiTE. All of the other features are nearly the same -- a comfortable, removable, well-padded seat liner in four StainGuard fabrics, a large canopy with the additional pop-out extension and UV-50 protection and a medium-sized underseat storage basket. The G-LUXE has slightly bigger wheels than the G-LiTE (5.5" vs 4.5"), but offers the same all-wheel suspension, easy maneuvering and smooth steering. The G-LUXE folds down easily and compactly (though two hands are required), stands when folded and can be carried up stairs, onto buses or into tight subway cars with the shoulder carry strap. Plus you can do all that while staying hydrated/caffeinated with the included cup holder.

What We Love
:  comfortable seat; great sun coverage; suitable for babies from 3 months +; excellent maneuvering; included cup holder; deep seat recline

What we wish it had
: peekaboo window; more color options

Great for
: compact storing; napping kids; sidewalks and store aisles; sun protection; all-day outings; errands; light shopping

Bottom line
: With an impressive length of use (3 months up to 50 lbs), the UPPAbaby G-LUXE maintains its lightweight frame while providing comforts for baby and parent.

What our parent tester thought

"It looks modern and fairly minimalist without drawing attention to itself."

"This stroller turns on a dime. It's really smooth in terms of pivoting in tight spaces. Compared to our other two strollers it is far superior in this respect -- a must when negotiating narrow city grocery store aisles."

"The storage basket is high-quality but, in my opinion, too small. Once you get your diaper bag in there you only have room for a few grocery items or toys."

"The stroller was easy to handle. Just be careful not to hang too many bags off the handles or it gets tippy, especially when the baby is not in seat."

-- Collin, dad to a 7 month old baby girl

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