I am in the market for an umbrella stroller and would love all of your suggestions. I would like it to be comfortable for my child and have good storage.
I recently got a Chicco Liteway stroller and I really like it. It's tall enough that I don't feel all hunched over while we walk, yet it fold down like an umbrella stroller. It's a bit big, even folded, but it's still way better that the travel system we had. It's smooth while we walk, seems comfy and I like the handles. I tried several and it was the only one where I didn't kick the wheels.
Maclaren! I really love mine, I have a double and a single. The single can really hold a larger child and push easily which many of the others do not. The double seats are a bit smaller but still work well.
This is why I love AMAZON so much! you can find great reviews on almost all products and they are usually accurate.
The First Years Jet Stroller - This one has 200 reviews and 4 out of 5 Stars.
First Years Ignite Stroller This one has 163 reviews but its 4.5 starts out of 5 and looks more comfortable.
I have one of the cheap Babies R Us strollers that was like 20 bucks and I'd rather get one of the ones above. They look 10x more comfortable.
I love my Uppa Baby G-lite (their G-lux also is great). Super light weight, good storage basket, stands on its own folded up (which I can do one handed holding a baby), shoulder strap for carrying folded. Handles like a dream.
I love their customer service too. You call, a real person in their main office picks up and solves your problem.
Mama to Monkey (Jan '09), Bee (May '11), and Cat (August, '13)
We have that First Years Ignite stroller. We like it. It is light. Reclines. Folds easily. The basket isnt bad for an umbrella stroller. It was inexpensive. The handles are long enough you dont kick the wheels or have to push bent over. We have had it almost a year and it is going strong. And we are hard on strollers. The best $60 Ive spent on a stroller.
Me 40 . Partner to mamacolleen 33 . DD born July 2009 . Twin boys born Nov 2012.
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I have the Maclaren "Volo" stroller, and it's pretty sweet. Nothing too fancy about it, but I've been using it for 2 1/2 years and it's got no signs of wear. It's got a handy shoulder strap for carrying it once it's folded. It's got a little mesh basket underneath, and a rain cover. Basically, everything I need in a stroller, but handily umbrella-ified. The only downside I can see is that it's a bit pricey, and it's a little bit annoying to fold up (though very easy to unfold). But really, I love the thing. Great stroller.
I second the Maclaren recommendation (the basic models include the Volo and Triumph). These strollers are incredibly durable, comfortable for both the child and parent (to push) and very travel friendly.
Libby , momma to my precious little girl (6/29/07)
and wonderful little man (12/1/10)