If you are all caught up on some of my other articles, you know that I think selecting the right stroller is all about finding your type. Well, for those of you that have come to the conclusion that your type is a double umbrella stroller, you have come to the right place, and honestly mad props to you. It took me until about number 4 to realize that just maybe I had it all wrong.
What I am about to say might shock you a bit, but umbrella strollers are actually a pretty solid option. Maybe they aren’t as sturdy as full-size strollers and they might not have the newest up-to-date accessories or additions, but do you know what they are? Convenient, convenient, convenient.
Let me tell you, parents of multiple kiddos just need convenience sometimes. So, let’s take a look at the best double umbrella strollers!
Best Double Umbrella Stroller in 2023
|Best Overall||Zoe Twin+ XL2|
|Best Shade for a Double Umbrella Stroller||UPPAbaby G-Link|
|Best Storage Space||Britax B-Lively Double Stroller|
|Best Bang for Your Buck||Delta Children LX|
|Best for a Newborn and a Toddler||Joovy Caboose Ultralight|
What to Look for in a Double Umbrella Stroller
- Weight- The whole idea is to find the lightest possible stroller that your kids fit comfortably in and that you enjoy pushing.
- Folded Size- Again, this is for traveling and convenience so you want to find a double umbrella stroller that folds neatly and is compact.
- Unfolding & Folding- For a double umbrella stroller to be truly convenient, it has to do these things with ease. You want it to be easy and quick especially if your purpose in having one is for travel.
- Seats- There is tons of variance in seating in double umbrella strollers. Those with reclining seats and feet rests should be at the top of your list because they make naptime possible!
- Harness- What kind of harness you prefer is really a personal decision, just make sure it is something that will hold your little one in safely and comfortably. The safest option is always a five-point harness. You may also want to check how easy they are to adjust and buckle/unbuckle.
- How it Pushes- Since umbrella strollers are so lightweight, they can be a little hard to maneuver. If you can run to a Buy Buy Baby or similar store to test some out with your kids sitting in them and see how it feels.
- Accessories- These may be limited, but you can still have a list of accessories you would really like to have in your stroller like canopies or storage space.
Zoe Twin+ XL2 – Best Overall (But Pricey!)
This stroller is pricey but for a good reason. It is really high quality and will last you quite a while.
The Zoe is one of the lightest weight and smallest folded double umbrella strollers. Despite it being super lightweight, it can still comfortably hold even your 4-year-olds, which is pretty incredible.
The canopies are awesome and will provide ultimate shade for your babies and they recline really well for nap time. This is honestly a dream stroller for theme parks.
As for accessories a snack tray, drink holder, and great storage all come along with this umbrella stroller.
- Easy to fold and carry
- Expandable to carry more children
- Can be more expensive than other options
- Smaller wheels may struggle on rough terrain
UPPAbaby G-Link – Double Umbrella Stroller with the Best Shade
There is both a 2020 model and a 2021 model out right now, depending on your budget both make a great choice. The biggest perk, this side-by-side stroller is only 24 lbs so you should be able to carry it anywhere.
The canopies are top-notch and block UV rays, they have a nice cup holder on the side. Plus, the stroller can stand on its own when you fold it up.
This stroller is a great option if your kids are a little older as it can hold up to 50 lbs in each seat!
- High-quality materials
- Suitable from birth
- Higher price point
- Heavier compared to other umbrella strollers
Delta Children LX Double Umbrella – Best Bang for the Buck!
My husband is a big fan of bang-for-your-buck items and that is exactly what this double umbrella stroller will get you. You can get it for just about $100, which is just one of the reasons why this super lightweight stroller is a favorite of many parents.
The seats recline just enough to get comfy and there is a little bit of a canopy to shade your kiddo from the sun. Plus, it’s pretty easy to maneuver and compact.
- Affordable price
- May lack some comfort features
- Smaller storage space
Dream on Me Volgo Twin Umbrella Stroller – A Narrow Option for Busy Places
If you are looking for something stylish, functional, and easy to use the Dream on Me Volgo might just be the perfect fit.
It has multi-position reclining seats and leg rests, which your toddlers are sure to appreciate. As for the one pushing, you will appreciate the large mesh storage baskets because they are so easy to access. Plus, it easily fits through doorways and folds up very small.
- Independently adjustable canopies
- Suitable for taller children
- Less durable materials
- Limited recline options
Joovy Scooter X2 with Tray – Easy to Maneuver Side-by-Side Stroller
The Joovy Scooter X2 is easy to maneuver, door-friendly side-by-side stroller. It is lightweight at just 32 pounds and folds down flat making storage easy.
I love that this stroller comes with a tray and cupholder for each child. This isn’t something you frequently find in lightweight umbrella-style strollers! The seats are completely independent of each other, so one child can be laid back while the other is sitting up. The Joovy Scooter X2 also has tons of storage!
- Individual seat recline
- Comes with a tray
- Heavier design
- Can be bulky when folded
Joovy Caboose Ultralight – Best Double Umbrella Stroller for a Newborn and Toddler
This one looks a little different from the other umbrella strollers on this list, but trust us, it’s different in a good way.
With an infant car seat adapter, your baby can ride in this stroller from birth. Without it, they can start riding in this stroller at 3 months. As for your toddler, they can sit on the rear bench or ride along standing. You can even add on a full-sized rear seat if you have got 2 little ones.
As for cool features, the Joovy Caboose Ultralight has snack trays, footrests, and a parent organizer.
- Versatile with options for an older child to stand
- Limited storage
- Some may find it less stable
Mountain Buggy Nano Duo – Best for Urban Families
The Mountain Buggy Nano Duo is compact and lightweight, perfect for navigating narrow sidewalks or hopping on public transport. It also folds down easily and it’s car seat compatible. Talk about convenience!
Now, it’s not just about the looks and neat features; this stroller is also about giving your little ones a comfy ride. The Mountain Buggy Nano Duo comes with adjustable leg rests and full recline seats, making nap time on the go a breeze. Just don’t expect it to be an off-road champion; it’s more of a smooth city cruiser.
- Car seat compatible.
- Less stable on rough terrains
- High price point
Summer Infant 3DPac CS – Car Seat Compatible Umbrella Stroller
This is another great lightweight umbrella stroller. One thing that really sets it apart is that its car seat compatible with the Graco SungRide Click Connect, Chicco KeyFit 30, Chicco Fit2, and Baby Trend Secure Snap Gear 35! You don’t even have to use an adapter! Keep in mind, though, it can only carry one infant car seat at a time.
It folds up compactly and has a carrying strap, making it a great travel stroller, especially for theme parks!
- Car Seat Compatible
- Less padding on seats
- Limited storage space
Jeep PowerGlyde Plus Side-by-Side Double Stroller by Delta Children – Great Lightweight Double Umbrella Stroller
This stroller was made to provide a smooth ride for your little one and easy pushing for you. That is thanks to its durable tires and swivel front wheels.
I also love the sleek look of this stroller with the leatherette handlebars and belly bars. It also has great extendable canopies with UPF 50+ protection.
- Smooth ride
- Large canopies
- Lacking storage space
Kolcraft Cloud Plus Double Stroller – Most Like a Traditional Stroller
The Kolcraft Cloud Plus offers all the bells and whistles of a regular stroller, but it stays true to an umbrella stroller in being lightweight and folds up very compactly.
I love the large storage baskets on the bottom and snack trays for both the parents and the kids.
- Large storage basket
- Easy to fold
- Less robust wheels
- Limited recline options
Britax B-Lively Double Stroller – Best Storage Space
This lightweight stroller is all about making your life easier, with an easy fold system and a smooth ride for everyone. The storage basket is huge. You’ll be able to pack in everything from diapers to snacks, toys, and maybe even the kitchen sink (just kidding about that last part, but it’s roomy!).
With adjustable, reclining seats and large sun canopies, those two cuties of yours will be riding in style. Sure, it might be a bit on the bulkier side, but trust me, it’s like the minivan of strollers – roomy, convenient, and dependable. So, if you’re planning on some serious strolling with your dynamic duo, you might want to give this one a look!
- Easy to fold
- Large storage basket
- Bulkier than traditional umbrella strollers
- Higher price point
Why Choose a Double Umbrella Stroller?
You are probably wondering why I am such a fan of the conveniences that umbrella strollers offer, so just hear me out. They are literally designed to be lightweight and break down in the most compact way possible. This means they are easy-peezy for one parent to whip out of the trunk of even the smallest sedans and accomplish whatever the day holds. And since I am a mighty 5′ 1″ having something lightweight is a pretty nice option.
Half of my life these days seems to be running errands and it’s way too big of a hassle to get anything bigger than an umbrella stroller out, just to be put back in after a run through Target.
Another thing they do well? Travel! Our family loves to travel, but all little ones need a break from the go-go-go mindset that can come along with that.
Bringing a stroller along that they can rest in makes everyone a happy camper. I do not want to be carrying my toddler around and as much as I would like to think frequenting the gym makes me capable of toting her all over on adventures, this mama’s arms get tired.
If you’ve got two kiddos from 1-5 years old, I say just go for it. Try out a double umbrella stroller. It’ll simplify your everyday life and your travels.
Keep in mind, I’m not trying to imply that you don’t need your nice big fancy double stroller. Depending on your family, you might be the kind of person who needs both the fancy stroller and the umbrella stroller.
Overall, there are some incredible options out there for double umbrella strollers. We will continue updating this article as more new models arrive!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best stroller for twins?
When it comes to twins, you want something easy to fold and easy to push. We recommend the Delta Children LX Double Umbrella.
What is the best stroller for a baby and a toddler?
I recommend a strong side by side stroller when you have a toddler and a baby. City Mini is the best double stroller when it comes to having a toddler and baby.
Can I put my newborn in a double stroller?
Only if the manufacturer says so. A regular toddler seat, like most double umbrella strollers have, just doesn’t have the right angle or the right level of support to keep a newborn safe.
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