Last updated on February 9th, 2024 at 12:19 pm
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What are the dest double umbrella strollers out there? Perhaps it’s for your twinnies, or maybe you have the one-plus-one type family. Either way, you need something, durable, practical and most of all affordable. The Twiniversity StrollerSquad has uncovered the best double umbrella strollers and we are excited to share our finds. Let’s dive in, shall we?
What is the best stroller for twins?
Ok, let’s begin at the beginning. What are double umbrella strollers? A double umbrella stroller is typically a side by side double stroller that will accommodate two kids, either twins or two children under 4 years old. Most double umbrella stroller seats usually hold the same amount of weight (you should always check) and are typically narrower than a side by side double stroller. A double umbrella stroller also typically has a very compact fold making it easier for travel.
As far as which is the best? That’s hard to say because each family will choose one based on price, features, width, travel ability and other factors that aren’t universal. What’s best for a trip to Disney may not be best for a trip to the zoo. So (and I hate when people say this) there isn’t a “best”; the best one is the one that’s right for you.
What are the benefits of a side by side double umbrella stroller?
If you are planning a trip and have two littles to travel with, you might want to opt for double umbrella strollers because of their typically compact nature. Most families with two little ones usually have a double umbrella in their stroller arsenal because they store easily and are the perfect choice when you are going someplace new and you are worried your typical side by side double stroller or twin tandem stroller won’t fit.
What are the negatives of side by side double umbrella strollers?
Most double umbrella strollers have significantly fewer features than a typical side by side double stroller. Some sacrifice padding on the seats, footrests, larger canopies, suspension systems, storage baskets, and other features to make the price lower and the ease of use more universal.
Can I put my newborn in double umbrella strollers?
When Twiniversity students in our Expecting Twins Class ask, “Can I put my newborn in a double stroller?” my short answer is “No.” Many do not have a full recline or a 5-point harness system, however more and more double umbrella strollers are coming to the market that have convertible seats that can either accommodate a car seat with an adaptor or turn into a pseudo-bassinet which is specifically made for a newborn.
Are double umbrella strollers lightweight?
In short…maybe? Some weigh easily under 20 pounds, but lately, we’ve been seeing companies up their double umbrella stroller game by adding more and more features which then adds more and more poundage (just like the chips I’m eating now). You have to read the fine print on all specifications of your double umbrella stroller: weight, width, depth, and length when opened, and then measure all over again to see what it’s like when it’s closed. Listen, it’s your money, I want you to make a wise decision from the start. Think about who’s using it, too. If this is a stroller for grandma’s house, can she lift it? Can she open it? Don’t just think about you, you need to think of EVERYONE who will be using it.
Ready to jump in and talk about some great double umbrella stroller options? Let’s do it.
One of the cheapest double umbrella strollers we’ve found is the Delta Children LX Side by Side Tandem Umbrella Stroller found here on Amazon.
Delta Double Umbrella Stroller: Some of the features of this Delta Double Umbrella Stroller are that it holds children up to 35 pounds per seat. It has a large European style canopy. Has two storage bags AND a parent cup holder with two attachment points. It has a super compact folds for easy storage but it doesn’t sacrifice on the features like a five-point harness system per seat and soft shoulder pads. Dimensions are 37.3 x 29.6 x 31.2 inches which means it’s a good double umbrella stroller for Disney.
The Jeep Double Umbrella Stroller is another solid, and inexpensive choice. Buy here on Amazon. With a five-point safety harness and soft shoulder pads per seat, your kids will be safe and comfy. Not many bells and whistles here so expect a no-frills type stroller, but it does have a multi position recline. Like the double umbrella stroller above, each seat also holds 35lbs. The dimensions are 23.4 x 29.9 W x 37 inches which means it will also meet the Disney double stroller requirements.
Joovy has been great at paying attention to large families for a long time so it’s not a surprise that they make one of the best double umbrella strollers on the market. The Joovy Kooper X2 Lightweight Double Stroller (shown above) is a great choice for twins or for an older and younger child. Each seat can hold up to…… wait for it…. 50lbs! Yup. 50lbs! The double umbrella stroller fabric is water-resistant and contains UPF 50 for sun protection. The Kooper X2 features dual seats with independently adjustable reclining options. Plenty of pockets to hold the kids’ goodies and trays that fold with the stroller make it a solid choice for any family. Dimensions are 34.5 x 21 x 41 inches so it unfortunately doesn’t meet the Disney requirements. If we had you at foldable snack trays though, you can pick one up today on Amazon.
The Volgo Twin Umbrella Stroller is an option for children from 6 months up to 40 lbs. The seats are fitted with recline footrests and 5-point harnesses. It has large adjustable hoods with mesh inserts, which allow for extra ventilation and help you keep an eye on your kiddos. Keep essentials handy in the large, netted storage pockets on the back of each seat. Product dimensions are 29.5 x 28.5 x 40 inches, which means it’s an option for Disney! Available on Amazon.
Summer Infant 3Dlite
The Summer Infant 3Dlite weighs in at just 21.4 pounds and features an easy-fold frame with a carry handle so you can bring it along on all your adventures, including Disney! Each seat can accommodate kiddos up to 50 lbs. The seats have adjustable recline and 5-point safety harnesses too. There are lots of places to stow away gear with two storage baskets, two rear storage pockets, and a cup holder. Plus, the canopies are removable, adjustable and have flip-out sun visors for extra sunny days. Dimensions are 33.75 x 30 x 42.5 inches so again, this is an option for Disney. Available on Amazon.
The UPPAbaby G-Link 2 Stroller is another SOLID, but pricey, choice. This is one at the top of the price scale at over $300, BUT before you say “HECK NO!” realize that you are getting more too. Yes, it has double independently reclining seats (one-handed adjustment!) and independent adjustable sunshades (with UPF 50), this one just FEELS different. Personally, I can tell you that it feels solid. While many of the ones above check the same boxes, Uppababy created theirs out of a more solid frame BUT it’s not much heavier (22.3lbs). You can use it from 3 months and each seat can hold 55lbs. It has a generous basket AND — one of my favorite features — a comfortable carry handle for easy transport. If you can get one used, or have a rich aunt who just won the lotto, this may be a choice. The reason I balk at the price is because this will typically be your SECOND stroller. This isn’t great for running around daily, it’s not as plush as a typical side by side so keep that in mind. If this does sound like the one for you, you can grab it here on Amazon.
This Baby Joy umbrella stroller is an ultra lightweight option at just 18 lbs, but the trade off is that each seat holds up to 35 lbs (or 70 lbs total). It has the all important 5-point safety harnesses and the canopies have peek a boo windows. There are mesh storage bags behind each seat and it has a cupholder. It meets the all important Disney requirements measuring at 31 x 28.5 x 37 inches. You can find it on Amazon.
I’m going to pause here and say, beware of what folks are calling Double Umbrella Strollers since some of them I PERSONALLY wouldn’t consider double umbrella strollers. WHY I wouldn’t call them double umbrella strollers is because of their fold. Typically an umbrella has an accordion fold, not just a simple, flat fold. See below.
If you’ll notice that the Kolcraft shown folds INTO itself making it SUPER compact and so small that you’ll have no problem tossing it over your shoulder (yup, some come with a shoulder strap) while the Zoe stroller’s flat fold folds in half ONTO itself. See the difference? So think about which fold you like better and go from there. And if you like the flat fold double umbrella stroller, then you’ll have an easier time picking one out, but don’t search for Double Umbrella Strollers, search for Compact Double Strollers when shopping online.
These are some of our Twiniversity StrollerSquad top picks. If you’d like to add some of your own, or have your stroller considered for this page, email us at Community@Twiniversity.com