Top Umbrella Double Strollers
The job of an umbrella stroller is to be lightweight and fold compactly. A double umbrella stroller is no different, except that even the lightest ones are still quite heavy compared to their single-sized counterparts.
With a couple of exceptions, double umbrella strollers also lack the bells and whistles that come with full-size strollers (such as accessories, large canopies, large storage baskets, and all-terrain wheels), but they are awesome for travel – both car and airplane – and you never have to worry about whether they will fit in your trunk!
Even though my oldest is five, there is nothing worse than landing late after a cross-country flight and forcing your already-asleep child to march a mile down to baggage claim, then stand there for an eternity waiting for luggage, etc. No thank you. Bring a double umbrella and let them sleep!
Remember also: there are a couple of “lightweight travel strollers,” like the Zoe Twin+ (read more in General Purpose Side-by-Sides) that may suit your needs as well, but they won’t have the slim umbrella fold you see above. The big trade-off for having this compact fold: because there are two separate handles, you’ll always have to use two hands to push and steer them. It’s just the nature of the beast.
Gang — there is no clear winner in this category. All of the strollers reviewed below have legitimate pros and cons, so you should choose based on your specific needs…
Also, please note that all but one of these are side by side umbrellas. The Kinderwagon Hop is unique because it is a tandem umbrella stroller. It was off the market for a while, but is back in production and better than ever (see below).
Double Umbrella Stroller for Babies and Toddlers: The Lineup
$ – Delta Children LX Double Umbrella ~ $134: “Cheapie Pick” – a straightforward, ultra-light, compact double umbrella… very cheap and bare bones.
$$ — Jeep PowerGlyde Plus Side-by-Side Double Stroller by Delta Children ~ $139: “Smooth Ride Pick” — Extremely lightweight, has decent storage, good sun protection, and front wheels that feature precision technology, making turning and maneuvering easier.
$$$ – Kinderwagon Hop ~ $329: “Tandem Pick” – a super narrow, lightweight double umbrella stroller; great for small spaces.
$$$$ – UPPAbaby G-Link2 ~ $399: “Editor’s Pick — Best Double Umbrella for Younger, Smaller Kids” – an upscale stroller with nice features, canopies, recline, etc., though less-than-expected maneuverability and quality compared to UPPAbaby’s typical output.
Easy Folding? Yes!
1. Delta Children LX Double Umbrella — No Frills Budget Pick
Price: ~ $134
Weight: 18.3 pounds
The Delta Double Umbrella is an excellent, uber-lightweight, cheapie double umbrella. Parents love it for exactly what it is: a no-frills, affordable, easy-to-fold, easy-to-drive, compact double. It’s cheap, but gets the job done. You won’t cry if the airline loses or damages it.
Each seat holds up to 35 pounds and does recline, although not very far. It’s a nice ride, but maneuverability declines as the children get heavier. The Delta Double folds up quickly and easily and has decent storage space (for an umbrella, at least). It also has 5-point harnesses (compared to just 3 of the Kolcraft, below), so it’s good for those squirmy worms. It comes with sun canopies, but they’re very skimpy. There’s even an (apt-to-fall-off) cup holder! Also, the handlebars are short and don’t extend, so normal to tall parents might be slouching over to push it.
For the price (it’s cheaper to buy this stroller for a trip than to rent one daily at a park), you can’t complain. Yep, even tall people agree: all things considered, this stroller is definitely worth owning, even if only for a very short period of time or a specific trip. Note that it meets Disney size requirements.
Technically, this is the ONLY double stroller you’re allowed to check on American Airlines (under 20 lbs – what?) (yes, they do weigh it at the gate!!!)
2. Jeep PowerGlyde Plus Side-by-Side Double Stroller — Smooth Ride Pick
Price: ~ $189
Weight: 27.17 lbs
The Jeep PowerGlyde Double is definitely a step up from your barebones, cheapie double umbrella stroller. This double umbrella, made by Delta Children, actually has some good features and rides fairly well for what it is.
Like the others on this list, the Jeep PowerGlyde folds compactly (and has an auto lock) and is great for travel, everyday use and small enough to store in your trunk, garage, front hall closet, etc. It also features a carry strap for easy schlepping. 😉
But here’s where it differs from some of the other umbrellas — at least the Delta Children LX Double. The Jeep PowerGlyde boasts a smooth ride. Its front wheels swivel and feature precision technology which allows for greater control, a smoother push, and better maneuverability.
Other notable features are its 5-point safety harness, calf, foot rests and leatherette belly bars for the kiddos, ergonomic leatherette handles for the grown-ups, extendable, UPF 50+ sun visors for solid sun protection, and two storage pockets and cupholders for parents.
Recommended for infants 9 months up to 35 lbs. per seat.
3. Kinderwagon Hop — Tandem Pick
Price: ~ $329
Weight: 21.5 lbs
Almost all double umbrella strollers on the market are side-by-sides — but not this one. If you’re worried about getting through tight spaces with your duo, you may want to take a look at the newly released Kinderwagon Hop.
Weighing in at only 21.5 lbs, the Hop is super lightweight, and is a good pick for twins or siblings close in age who are 45 lbs or less. The rear seat can hold babies 3+ months to 45 lbs, and the front seat is suitable for babies 6+ months to 45 lbs. If you have a newborn, the Hop can be used with one infant car seat, and comes equipped with built-in adaptor straps so you don’t need to purchase an additional adapter. (Woohoo!)
The Hop is super easy to fold and pop back open, and due to its compact size fits easily in most trunks and/or storage spaces.
Some notable features on the Kinderwagon Hop include: front and rear suspension, a removable canopy with two viewing windows, an underseat storage basket and an included rain cover and removable cup holder.
We put it to the test with a reader in Florida who has twin 2-year-olds and a 4-year-old. She says she loves how much coverage the canopy offers (something that’s essential in the hot, Florida sun).
She also notes that the stroller’s material is really easy to clean. “That’s super important to me since anything my twins sit in gets covered with crumbs, snot… and who knows what else!”
That said, her main complaint about the Hop is that the seats don’t recline far enough back for her kids to take naps while on the go. Note that the back seat reclines slightly farther than the front seat (this isn’t too atypical of tandem strollers).
Overall, she still highly recommends this stroller. If you’re in the market for a super lightweight, tandem double umbrella stroller, you should definitely consider the Kinderwagon Hop.
5. UPPAbaby G-LINK 2 — Editor’s Pick for Smaller, Younger Kids
Price: ~ $349
Weight: 21 lbs
The G-Link 2 has been out for a couple of years, now. Among other updates, the most recent model is lighter (22 lbs), more compact, easier to maneuver through doorways, has a larger three-panel canopy to better shield kids from the sun, and a bigger, more accessible under-seat basket that can hold up to 10 lbs! The G-Link 2 is available in Jake (black) and Jordan (Grey).
Now that Maclaren no longer makes a competing double stroller, like the ever-popular Maclaren Twin Triumph… this is the highest end double umbrella we recommend, but note it is not ideal for bigger, heavier kids. For that, please look to double tri-fold strollers that have more features and can support a little more weight.
Excerpt of Review:
“After losing a couple of pounds and a couple of inches, the newest version of the G-Link double umbrella, the G-Link 2, is out. We like the lighter weight, design, and ease of use, but there are still some flaws to discuss. That’s why we wanted to get this UPPAbaby G-Link 2 review out to you. Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
Compared to the previous model, the G-Link 2 is lighter by about 2.5 lbs (now weighing 22 lbs) and narrower by 2 inches. It may not sound like a lot, but every pound matters when it comes to lugging these things around — and this stroller wins in the weight department. And yes, it’s Disney-approved for their parks.
The G-Link 2 also has an updated look, a larger three-panel canopy to better shield kids from the sun, and a bigger, more accessible under-seat basket that can hold up to 10 lbs.”
>> KEEP READING about the UPPAbaby G-Link 2
And there you have it, that is everything we know about double umbrella strollers. We hope you found something you like!
Can anyone find out about the upcoming 2020 model of the Maclaren twin stroller? I’m interested in how heavy it is, and the price. I’d love to know if it’s worth waiting for, or should I just get the current one, or at all. My last two babies are 2 and 4 yrs.
Secondly, I can’t get a consistent answer about the true weight of the current Twin Techno. I’ve gotten anywhere from 30 lbs to 26 lbs. Thanks!!!
Looking for a double stroller for my 7 month old twins. We have the bugaboo donkey and we love it for day to day use however it is not easy or practical to fold up and throw in the car.
I was looking at the zoe double stroller vs the valco snap duo but open to suggestions–
What to you suggest for easy to fold and unfold, fit in the trunk, and use when it is just me and I dont have help to handle both babies and folding and unfolding a stroller?
Thanks in advance!
You can’t really go wrong with either the ZOE or Valco Snap Duo, to be honest! People love both! The Snap Duo is suuuuper lightweight (24 lbs!) and is easy to fold and throw in the car. It has a carry-strap so you can sling it over your shoulder if you need to bring it from your car to the house, etc.
The ZOE Twin+ is also ridiculously lightweight (19 lbs!!), and I believe ZOE will let you try it out, and if you don’t like it, you can send it back. The fold is also ridiculously easy, and since this is so lightweight and narrow, it will fit in your trunk for sure. Both strollers have some amazing features, though neither can handle rougher terrain, FYI.
You really can’t go wrong here – personal preference!! Good luck!
I’m looking for a traveling light weight stroller that reclines , good for napping and has a good about of sun blocking .
I know it’s not listed on our travel double stroller page, but you may want to take a look at the Twin+ (ZOE Double)
My twins are 20 months and on the small size at ~21lbs. I have loved my bumbleride indie twin but… It’s just so big and heavy! What would you recommend for a simple, maneuverable twin stroller for daily sidewalk use now that they are older?
I hear you — I also love my Valco Baby Tri Mode, but it’s too heavy for daily use. So truly any of these doubles would be a fine pick, but if you want a double umbrella that’s lightweight but still has some nice bells & whistles, I’d check out the Maclaren Twin Triumph or the UPPAbaby G-Link. Though it’s not listed on our Double Umbrella Stroller page, you may want to check out the Zoe Twin+.
Hi. How can I purchase the pretty little double Lilac stroller shown above?
Ohh…. I wish I knew exactly where this stroller was from. I’ll do some digging and see if I can figure it out. In the meantime, Zoe offers this beautiful rose-colored double stroller — check it out.
It looks like the Macleran stroller is not available for purchase anywhere online anymore!
Thank you for alerting us! I’ll look into this and provide an update.
Hi Alexis! I checked with Maclaren, and the Twin Triumph and Twin Techno are both still available for purchase, but inventory is low due to Covid… so we’ll just have to keep checking back on availability. Thanks!
I have twin daughters that are three and on the heavier side. I need a light weight side by side stoller that my nanny can lug up and down stairs and take the girls out her in Los Angelss to the park on her own.
Bassed on all the reviewers above it seems the only stroller that really makes sense is the Maclaren twin triumph double stroller.
Delta – too Cheap
Chico – too heavy
JOvvy – too small
McLaren – perfect but I cant find it anywhere in LA
G-Link 2 – It will be too much work with my older heavier ones.
Any other ideas for umbrella stollers that are side by side?
I know it’s not technically an umbrella stroller, but I would take a peek at the Zoe Twin+ . It’s lightweight, easy to fold and maneuver — kind of perfect for what you’re describing. It takes up to 45 lbs per seat… how heavy are your twins?
Have you been able to find where you can purchase the Maclaren double stroller? I’ve been searching high and low and can’t find it anywhere. I’ve reached out to Maclaren twice but haven’t received a response.
No, all the doubles have been discontinued. 🙁