Best Mid Range Umbrella Strollers 2018 

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A good mid range umbrella stroller will be between $100-$200, usually under $150.

You don't want to drop a ton of money on a second stroller you use for quick errands or for those special vacation travel plans. But you don't want to get caught in the middle of Disneyland or the streets of your favorite destination and have your stroller break down! 

Comfort and quality are important when moms shop for a mid range umbrella stroller. They want a seat that reclines and has some padding. A carrying handle for easy transport is an essential feature and of course a good-sized canopy to protect baby from the sun. 

Spending more than the bare minimum is a good idea if you want handles that are comfortable and tall enough for either mom or dad so there's no stooping over. I've seen that so many times with cheap umbrella strollers and it looks back-breaking!

So take a look at this year's selection of the best umbrella strollers in the mid-range category. There are even more suggestions at the bottom of the page for more top-quality picks!

Mid-Range Umbrella Strollers Guide for 2018

OXO Tot Air


A tiny compact fold is all the rage today with, and the OXO Tot Air umbrella stroller is one of them. While weighing only 11 pounds, the OXO Tot Air has a different fold than most umbrella strollers, in an almost according fashion. This type of fold is seen in the demo video below. A convenient carry strap is included for easy transport, and these features by themselves make this product a popular option for taking on trips. 

 Other great features are a UPF 50 sun canopy with a large pull-down sun visor similar to UPPAbaby (see next). Additionally, a mesh panel peek-a-boo window has a colorful flap on the underside, which adds some style. Your passenger is comfy in a seat with a padded 5-point safety harness and a tall seatback allowing for growth. This stroller holds your child up to 55 pounds, and front-end suspension smooths out the ride. 

Parents love the storage basket, which is pretty roomy considering this such a small stroller. One touch brakes are flip-flop friendly and you get a "secret storage pocket" to keep your necessities. 

So far reviews are rating this mid-range umbrella stroller at 4 stars mostly for the compact easy fold and the full-coverage canopy. That was a deal breaker for one dad who went with this one over the GB Pockit.

Top Reasons to Buy

Super-compact, easy fold with carry strap

Full-coverage canopy with large flip-down visor

Convenient for travel

UPPAbaby G-Lite


"Lite" is the perfect description as the smallest of the UPPAbaby strollers. Weighing a mere 8.8 pounds, the G-Lite can still hold up to 50 pounds, making this your stroller of choice to take with you on all those everyday errands.

While similar models like Maclaren's Volo have sling seats, the G-Lite has a soft, cushy seat pad that you can remove and wash. The pad also has StainDefend, to keep it looking pretty. 

Other features include tall ergonomic handles for your comfort and hand-operated opening triggers; no need to unfold with your foot. An elevated rear frame reduces toe stubs while walking.

How do customers feel about their G-Lite UPPAbaby strollers? Recent reviews give it 4 & 5 stars for convenience, especially for vacation travel. Parents rave about the soft cushiony seat, the huge sun canopy and easy maneuverability. Parents Magazine calls the G-Lite the "lightest stroller on the block" and a best buy. Find out more as you read my detailed UPPABaby G-Lite review.

Top Reasons to Buy

Feather light, yet holds 50 pounds

Soft, washable seat pad

Easy to maneuver

Inglesina Net


The lightest stroller in the Inglesina line, the Net weighs just over 11 pounds and is a popular choice for parents who plan to travel. It comes with a removable seat pad and underneath is all mesh, so in hot climates, your child will have more air circulation and feel cooler. The seat pad is soft, comfy and washable, and it reclines, which is always nice when you're out and your little passenger can take a refreshing nap. 

An SPF 50 sun canopy blocks out the harmful sun rays, shading your little passenger. And a 5-point adjustable safety harness grows with your child and keeps him/her secured. The seat holds your child up to 55 pounds.

Parents, you enjoy a one-handed self-standing fold which comes in handy when you're in a rush. Carry the Net with you with the convenient shoulder strap.  The stroller steers smoothly and the handles are high enough that someone 6 feet tall feels good pushing it. 

Consumer Reports gives this mid-range umbrella stroller a 68% overall rating with very good marks across the board for Maneuverability, Safety and Ease of Use.  

Reviews so far are outstanding at 4½ stars! Take a look at this video review:

Top Reasons to Buy

Larger wheels = better maneuverability

Big storage basket for an umbrella stroller

Durable with 55-pound weight capacity

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