Best Reclining Umbrella Stroller Reviews: Our Adjustable Favorites

best reclining umbrella stroller
Umbrella strollers are taking over the market these days, and it’s not hard to figure out why. They’re lightweight, convenient, and versatile. However, many umbrella models are pretty limited in terms of functionality. They lack many common conveniences, and most don’t even recline. That’s why we created this buying guide: to introduce you to the best reclining umbrella strollers!

We asked our resident expert on all things kids and baby, Jenny L. Brown, to hunt around and find some umbrella strollers to recommend to you which recline easily and restore a lot of the functionality you expect from your stroller.

PictureBrand & ModelWeightMaximum Weight RatingColor OptionCheck Price on Amazon
Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience StrollerSummer Infant 3D Lite Convenience Stroller15.87 pounds50 PoundsBlack, Blue, Green, Green, Red, Teal, YellowCheck Price
Delta Children LX Side by Side Tandem Umbrella StrollerDelta Children LX Side By Side Tandem Stroller21.4 pounds35 PoundsCacao, Grey, Lime GreenCheck Price
2019 UPPAbaby G-Lite Stroller15.2 pounds55 PoundsRed/silver, Black/CarbonCheck Price

Best Reclining Umbrella Stroller Reviews

Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience Stroller

Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience StrollerClick for Price

Jenny’s Take

“Summer Infant’s 3D Lite is the least expensive reclining umbrella stroller I recommend, and one of the cheapest models I recommend in any category. It’s simple, lightweight, and convenient. While it can’t compete with a premium UPPAbaby for build quality or smart design, it’s extremely good for the price!

At 13 pounds, this is a true umbrella stroller! It’s super light, but the aluminum frame retains a lot of strength. You can carry it comfortably over your shoulder with the built-in carrying strap.

Despite its low weight and low price, I appreciate how many features and conveniences there are on the Summer Infant. It has plenty of storage space, plus an adjustable canopy and footrests.

Unlike other models at this price, the Summer Infant reclines almost flat! It’s easy to adjust to keep your kids comfortable on the go, and the range is practically the same as you’d have on a full-size, heavier stroller. The seat harness is adjustable to suit growing kids in a range of positions, too, so it’s safe no matter how you configure it.

On the downside, it’s not as sturdy as the UPPAbaby. There are also a lot of little tweaks that make the UPPAbaby a better stroller overall. It’s more ergonomic, versatile, and convenient. Still, if you don’t want to spend more than $100, the Summer Baby is an impressive little set of wheels!”

Delta Children LX Side By Side Tandem Stroller

Delta Children LX Side by Side Tandem Umbrella StrollerClick for Price

Jenny’s Take

“Delta Children’s LX Side By Side Tandem stroller is my favorite reclining umbrella stroller for two kids. It’s as light and compact as you’d expect from an umbrella model, but it fits two children into the seating area.

No only is this one of very few double umbrella strollers that recline, but it features two independently reclining seats. You can adjust both children as each needs. How’s that for full functionality? There are independent sunshades as well, so each child’s seating area is completely customizable.

I especially love how little changes coming to this from a single umbrella stroller. Most lightweight doubles lose a lot of the convenience of an umbrella stroller for their larger size and weight. Not the Delta! Despite the seats and lots of storage space, it weighs less than 20 pounds, folds compactly with a simple mechanism, and fits through standard doorways.

If you’re looking for a reclining double umbrella stroller, I don’t think there’s any question that the LX is the best option on the market.”

UPPAbaby G-Lite Stroller

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Jenny’s Take

“UPPAbaby’s G-Lite is an absolutely stellar stroller. It’s my favorite lightweight single stroller in any category, not just because the seat happens to recline. The G-Lite is lightweight, convenient, and extremely well-made.

One of the most impressive things about the UPPAbaby is that it’s sturdier than the Summer Infant despite being just as light. The weight rating allows for an extra 5 pounds, too. It’s safe for kids up to 55 pounds.

Practically every component on the UPPAbaby is upgraded and tweaked in some way from standard designs. The mesh sling seat particularly is a fantastic design feature for the summer. It provides excellent ventilation without being uncomfortable or flimsy. The UPPAbaby also features the best handling and suspension I’ve found on an umbrella stroller.

Zipper recline functionality offers a wide range of adjustments and is extremely easy to use. You can have your child anywhere from fully-upright to fully-flat.

All told, I think this is by far the best reclining umbrella stroller bring sold today. The only quibble I have with the G-Lite is that to shave off even more weight on the most recent version, UPPAbaby removed the ability to stand the stroller up on its own when it’s in the folded position. Still, that’s a very minor downside since it’s so comfortable to carry over the shoulder!”

Conclusion

Which of these reclining umbrella strollers should you buy?

The Summer Infant is our recommendation to any parents on a tight budget. It’s by far the least expensive stroller we recommend in this category. Despite that, it’s still safe, sturdy, and comfortable. However, there are some reasons why you might want to spend more for the UPPAbaby if you’re able. The UPPAbaby is a smarter design and also feels sturdier.

The Delta Children is the obvious choice if you want a reclining umbrella stroller for two. It’s lightweight, adjustable, and very convenient to use. Not only do the seats recline but they do so independently! It’s simple and straightforward to deal with, retaining the best elements of a standard umbrella stroller in a larger format.

The UPPAbaby is by far the best reclining umbrella stroller on the market, although you can only use it for one child at a time. It’s sturdier than the Summer Infant, more convenient to use, and a smarter design on the whole. The only downside is the price. We recommend the UPPAbaby to anyone who can afford it! When it comes to recommending the best reclining umbrella stroller overall, we’d suggest you try the Delta Children LX Side By Side Tandem Stroller – a compact, lightweight and convenient option.

What’s Next

We hope you’ve enjoyed our look at the best reclining umbrella strollers! If you think one of our recommendations looks like a good choice for you and your family, click on the links in our review to learn more about it. If you’re still searching, no worries! We’ve got you covered with buying guides to the best strollers of all shapes and sizes. Find links to all our reviews and recommendations on our homepage.

Abby Larson