Umbrella strollers are intended for lightweight jobs such as running around, traveling and general hopping around town. These products do not usually provide the comfort that a larger stroller may, but for fast and light transportation a lightweight stroller is your winner. Keep in mind these lightweight strollers tend to have small wheels making them unsuitable for winter or rough terrain use.
Most lightweight strollers weigh less than 15 lbs. Our most popular brand of umbrella stroller is the Maclaren, but there are may other choices. Newer to the market is the Bugaboo’s Bee Plus stroller – an eye catching stylistic marvel to consider that will also take a car seat (unlike other lightweight strollers).
Most of these strollers are ideal to take onto an airplane due to their small size, and compact folding. Check with your airline before you leave as to what their policies are.