Best Umbrella Stroller for Travel in 2020

March 10, 2020

Whether you’re headed downtown to shop or traveling overseas, it is crucial to have a reliable, compact stroller to help you get where you need to go without taking up too much space. But how do you find the best umbrella stroller for travel? The perfect stroller will be both stylish and functional, made with quality material that is non-toxic and safe for your baby.

You want a stroller that’s sturdy enough to carry your baby comfortably and safely, but also small enough to take anywhere. Nobody wants to lug an over sized travel system through an airport, or try to navigate a busy tourist attraction with a wide, bulky stroller. That is why we have compiled this list of fabulous non-toxic umbrella strollers that will meet your travel needs and will not weigh you down.

 

Reviews of Top 5 Best Non-toxic Umbrella Strollers for Travel

UPPAbaby G-Lite

 

 

This is one of the best non-toxic umbrella stroller for travel and for parents on-the-go. It is lightweight and easy to carry, with a cup holder for added convenience. Able to hold up to 55 pounds, this is perfect for babies and toddlers alike.

The underfoot basket offers more storage than a standard umbrella stroller so that you and the family can enjoy your time out without having to tote around a bunch of things. The lead free, breathable mesh material and canopy with SPF 50+ will ensure that your little one is comfortable and safe.

 

What I love about it:

  • Height adjustable canopy
  • Fabrics are easy to remove for cleaning
  • Canopy is SPF 50+

Something to keep in mind:

  • May require two hands to fold.

Additional Specs:

  • Weight: 10.7 pounds
  • Dimensions: 44.3 x 11 x 11 inches
  • Infant weight range: 4 to 55 lbs.
  • Lead free
  • Average Review: 4.2/5.0 stars

 

 


Summer Infant 3D Lite

 

 

Let your baby ride in style with this sleek aluminium stroller. Unlike most umbrella strollers, this one features a five-point harness for added security, as well as reclining with four position options, so baby can snooze effortlessly as you and the family sight-see.

The anti-shock front wheels make for a smooth ride, and the lockable rear wheels ensure safety. Its lead free material will help you relax and enjoy your vacation knowing that your little one is cruising in non-toxic comfort.

 

What I love about it:

  • Storage basket and rear pocket
  • Carry strap
  • Adjustable and removable canopy, with sun visor

Something to keep in mind:

  • According to some reviewers, it may not be comfortable for older babies and toddlers, as their feet may reach too close to the ground.

Additional Specs:

  • Weight: 12 pounds
  • Dimensions: 43 x 18 x 27 inches
  • Max. infant weight: 50 lbs.
  • Lead free
  • Average Review: 4.4/5.0 stars

 

 


Maclaren Mark II

 

 

Behold the umbrella stroller of the future. This ergonomically designed stroller is supported by a hexagonal frame that makes it incredibly lightweight, so it is perfect for air travel. One of the best non-toxic umbrella stroller for travel in its class, it is sure to stand out from the rest with its brilliant silver color and sleek design.

Toss your favorite organic snacks in the spacious basket and head out for a weekend camping with the family. Its rain-resistant, durable material can stand up to the elements and its four wheel suspension makes it suitable for outdoor use.

 

What I love about it:

  • SPF 50+
  • Over-sized basket for shopping convenience
  • Carry strap

Something to keep in mind:

  • Not recommended for babies under six months of age.

Additional Specs:

  • Weight: 7.4 pounds
  • Dimensions: 30 x 19 x 43 inches
  • Infant weight range: 6 months to 55 lbs.
  • Includes wind resistant rain cover
  • Average Review: 4.2/5.0 stars

 

 


Joovy Groove Ultralight

 

 

This one is great for the family that needs a practical travel stroller that is fuss-free. Designed to do more with less, this is a wonderful replacement for a bulky travel system. The graphite aluminium frame makes this stroller light and sturdy. Travel day or night worry-free thanks to its five point harness and reflective safety features to keep baby secure and visible even in the dark.

This stroller has a large canopy with a peek-a-boo window so that your baby can enjoy the sights right along with you without risking too much sun exposure. Designed to grow with your baby, it also has an adjustable foot rest and a reclining seat for added comfort.

 

What I love about it:

  • Easy to fold
  • Non-pinch hinges
  • Designed with growing children in mind

Something to keep in mind:

  • Some reviewers feel it is difficult to fold and unfold, although many had no issues with this feature at all.

Additional Specs:

  • Weight: 13.9 pounds
  • Dimensions: 40.75 x 21 x 33.5 inches
  • Infant weight range: 3 months to 55 lbs.
  • Lead free
  • Average Review: 4.2/5.0 stars

 

 


Mountain Buggy Nano

 

 

If you are traveling with a new born, then look no further. This non-toxic umbrella stroller is infant car seat ready without the unnecessary hassle of having to purchase adapters. It is super compact, for ease in crowded places and convenient storage. Its sleek design is perfect for travel, yet strong enough to support the weight of an infant car seat.

For additional comfort, the Mountain Buggy Nano also features a 30% deeper recline than its previous model. Newborns require so much extra equipment that many shy away from traveling until their babies are much older. But you do not have to wait to enjoy a vacation as long as you have the right kind of stroller to keep your new baby safe and cozy, and to keep your travels with a new born as fun and worry free as possible.

 

What I love about it:

  • Travel bag and shoulder strap included
  • Two-step fold feature
  • Great for air travel

Something to keep in mind:

  • It is a little expensive, although many reviewers felt its infant carrier convenience made it well worth the price, as that is not a common feature for umbrella strollers.

Additional Specs:

  • Weight: 13 pounds
  • Dimensions(folded): 12 x 22 x 20 inches
  • Infant weight range: 4 to 44 lbs.
  • Average Review: 4.0/5.0 stars

 

 


The Bottom Line

A good stroller will make your busy lifestyle smooth and enjoyable. Finding the best umbrella stroller for travel does not have to be a daunting task. If you feel overwhelmed with the many options to choose from, try to narrow it down to your top three must have features in a great travel stroller. This will help you find the stroller that is the perfect match for your family.

For me, the key feature apart from safety is the lightness of the stroller, and for this reason I would choose the Maclaren Mark II as my first choice, as it is super lightweight, and easy to lug around on the many walks and shopping trips I plan. All of the above strollers are safe, non-toxic, and made without flame retardants, which are hazardous to your baby’s health and could cause issues with neuro-development.

Just like finding the best bassinet for your new born, finding a good travel stroller is a baby essential that will make your active life much simpler and add value to your trips and travels.

 

Shobita Ravichandran

Shobita Ravichandran

Editor-in-Chief

Shobita created Parenthood Guide in 2015 after she found out the hard way about toxins in many safe looking baby products. She's an architect, researcher, writer and mum of two strong-willed little humans. Ever since she found out she was pregnant, she has been extensively researching natural, safe, organic and non-toxic products for her children. Now she wants to take you along on this non-toxic journey and share her findings of the best and safest baby products out there.

2 Comments

  1. Mary

    Are these fire retardant free?

    Reply
    • Shobita Ravichandran

      Hi Mary,
      Are you talking about any particular one, or all of the above in general?
      Yes, they are all manufactured with fire safety in mind, if that’s what you mean.
      Not all flame retardants are dangerous but some of them are very toxic. Flame retardants include brominated, chlorinated and phosphate-based chemicals. Brominated and chlorinated-based chemicals which are also called halogenated are harmful to our health.
      Brominated or chlorinated flame retardant chemicals can cause cancer, disrupt our hormone and damage developing brain cells.

      The above shortlist of Umbrella Strollers are manufactured without brominated or chlorinated flame retardants, which are toxic. You can read more about these toxins in some baby products and their harmful effects on the CEH website if you like (https://www.ceh.org/products/parent-shopping-guide/)

      Hope this answers your question.

      Reply

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