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Best Lightweight Strollers 2018 for Active Families (Singles and Double)

A stroller is almost an everyday use item for parents of babies and little kids. Although we did it almost without strollers with our Older Son, wearing him in a woven wrap and – since he learned to walk – walking with him, now, with two kids, a stroller is really our friend and support. To give you a help in choosing a stroller for your family’s needs, below you’ll see the list of best lightweight strollers 2018 which are current Amazon bestsellers, their short descriptions and their most important positive and sometimes negative features, reviewed from our 4+ year experience as active parents.

Lightweight strollers have always been our choice for everyday walks in the city and for trips and travel. Lighter, smaller and easier to set up and fold, and store will always win with heavy 3-in-1 big complicated tractor-strollers.

So let’s see those best lightweight strollers 2018: light, easy to push and maneuver, and small enough to put into the car trunk.

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Bestselling and best lightweight strollers 2018

1 | Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience Stroller

Stroller weight: 16 lbs.

Features making it the best lightweight stroller

Summer Infant 3D Lite is designed to be light and durable at the same time, with 5-point safety harness adjustable in 3 height positions for the growing baby. It reclines almost flat for kid’s comfort so that the kid can relax lying reclined or even fall asleep and take a nap.

The stroller has a storage basket and a cup holder.

It is sturdy, comfortable for the kid for longer trips (sleeping position), offers storage place and a quite good sun protection.

Be aware of the CONS

– Kid’s legs hang when the kid is lying/sleeping.

Technical details

For kids up to 50 lbs.

Available in multiple colors.

Active Family rating: 7/10

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2 | Kolcraft Cloud Plus Lightweight Stroller

Stroller weight: 12 lbs.

Features making it the best lightweight stroller

Kolcraft Cloud Plus lightweight stroller is designed to be travel-friendly and easy to use for parents. It can be a really good choice for active parents! It has reclining seat and a really large canopy for great UV protection. Easy to fold.

The stroller has a large storage basket. And beverages have their own place: there is a kid’s tray with a juice box holder and cup holder and a parent’s tray with two cup holders and additional storage area for little items like keys or phone.

Extra features distinguishing Kolcraft Cloud Plus from other bestselling strollers

++ bigger canopy than average in such strollers

++ kid’s and parent’s trays described above

Be aware of the CONS

– Kid’s legs hang when the kid is lying/sleeping.

Details

For kids up to 50 lbs.

Available in multiple colors.

Active Family rating: 7.5/10

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3 | Disney Umbrella Stroller with Canopy

Stroller weight: 8 lbs.

Features making it the best lightweight stroller

Disney Umbrella Stroller is easy to fold (and it folds really small), put into the car and travel. It is light and compact. The manufacturer highlights covered handles for parent’s comfort. The stroller has a 3-point safety harness.

Extra features distinguishing Disney Umbrella Stroller from other bestselling strollers

++ super simple, super light (the lightest on this list), super small

Be aware of the CONS

– The kid cannot lie down to sleep.

– Kid’s legs hang when the kid is lying/sleeping.

– Only 3-point safety harness.

Details

For kids up to 40 lbs.

Available in multiple colors.

Active Family rating: We’d recommend it for parents who are looking for really the smallest and the lightest possible stroller, only for short walks/trips/commute (because it doesn’t recline and kid cannot fall asleep in a comfy position) and only for older or calm kids (because the safety harness is only 3-point). It wouldn’t be comfortable as an everyday stroller for active families. But it can be a good choice for the situations when you need something easy and small just to take the kid from point A to B (like at the airport or doing fast shopping in a supermarket).

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4 | GB Pockit Lightweight Stroller

Stroller weight: 9.5 lbs.

Features making it the best lightweight stroller

This one is really designed for active families, having travels’ reality in mind, thinking of both parents’ and kid’s comfort.

Firstly, it is small and durable.

Pockit Lightweight Stroller’s size folded is only 12 x 7 x 14 inches! It fits into overhead compartments.

Secondly, it allows one-hand pushing and steering! It’s such a relief for a multitasking parent on the go.

Thirdly, the safety harness is 5-point, assuring that the kid won’t go out and it includes shoulders and crotch pads for kid’s comfort.

What distinguishes it from the most of popular lightweight strollers is the extended weight limit. Pockit is for kids up to 55 lbs (most such strollers are up to 50 lbs). Plus it allows you to carry 11 lbs of things in the storage basket.

Winner of awards: IF Gold Award 2016 and RedDot Award 2016.

Extra features distinguishing Pockit Stroller from other bestselling strollers

++ folds much, much smaller than other strollers on the list (see photos here) and fits into overhead compartments

++ easy one-hand pushing and steering

++ for kids up to 55 lbs

++ keeps even 11 lbs in the basket

Be aware of the CONS

– Kid’s legs hang when the kid is lying/sleeping.

– Canopy is small and may be not enough to protect kid’s eyes from the sun.

Details

For kids up to 55 lbs.

Winner of awards: IF Gold Award 2016 and RedDot Award 2016.

Available in multiple colors.

Active Family rating: 8.5/10

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5 | Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience Stroller

Stroller weight: 13 lbs.

Features making it the best lightweight stroller

Summer Infant 3D Lite is a durable stroller with a wide, reclining seat for maximum kid’s comfort. It has a 5-point safety harness with shoulder and crotch pads.

Adjustable canopy protects kid’s skin from sun rays. The manufacturer of Summer Infant 3D Lite lightweight stroller is proud of the improved easy compact fold. There is a carry strap for even more convenient use.

This stroller comes with a large storage basket (up to 10 lbs), a rear pocket for little items and a cup holder.

Be aware of the CONS

– Kid’s legs hang when the kid is lying/sleeping.

Details

For kids up to 50 lbs.

Available in multiple colors.

Reader’s questions answered

Summer Infant 3d Lite minimum age? As every stroller in which the baby is supposed to sit for a long time, it can be used when the baby can sit independently. It usually occurs between age 4 and 11 months.

Active Family rating: 7/10

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Double stroller: Kolcraft Cloud Side-by-Side Double Umbrella Stroller

Stroller weight: 21 lbs.

Features making it the best double lightweight stroller

Kolocraft Cloud Side-by-Side Double Umbrella Stroller provides large, expandable canopies, independent for each kid. The seats are independently reclining too and each has a 3-point safety harness to keep the kids safe on their places. There is also a cup holder for the parent.

Kolocraft Cloud Side-by-Side stroller is easy to fold.

Extra features distinguishing Kolcraft Cloud Side-by-Side Double Stroller from other bestselling strollers

Seat backs roll up, leaving only mesh material for best possible air-flow in a hot weather. Wow! (See pictures here.)

Be aware of the CONS

– Kids’ legs hang when kids are lying/sleeping.

– Only 3-point safety harness.

– No storage space.

Details

Kolcraft Cloud Double Umbrella Stroller weight limit: For kids up to 35 lbs per seat.

Active Family rating: 8/10 (for the rolling up back!)

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I hope this list of best lightweight strollers 2018 helped you to choose the best stroller for your family’s need and taught you a little bit on what features to check before deciding to buy certain model.

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