Most families recognize the need for a stroller, but only later realize that a lightweight stroller would be more beneficial for things like errand-running or traveling, and making transport a breeze.  Shopping for a lightweight stroller is usually something fun and exciting, especially for first time parents in the nesting phase. Or maybe this isn’t your first rodeo, and you’ve just found yourself in the market for a “new ride” for your little one(s).  If you think about it, it’s kind of like car shopping, but for your mini-you. Continuing on that path for just a minute, think about all the things you would consider when purchasing a new car. You would probably factor concerns such as safety, comfort, driveability, and budget at the top of your list.  The same can be said when shopping for a lightweight or umbrella stroller.

However, tall people shopping for a lightweight have a few more things to consider.  Usually a stroller geared towards those granted with vertical favor will have adjustable handlebars or make the stroller itself stand taller than average.  At 5’9”, I would much rather know that I carved out a hunchback with my bad posture, on my own terms: not because some stroller with a bad attitude and lack of adaptability forced me to walk like beloved Quasimodo, thank you very much.  If you or your spouse is tall, you should absolutely do yourselves a favor and shop for a lightweight stroller that will embrace your height, not punish you for it.

It’s important to understand the different options that are on the market in order to choose The Best Lightweight Stroller for your needs.  And as an added bonus, your back will thank you!  Continue reading to learn which lightweight strollers for tall people I recommend and why.

Best Lightweight Strollers for Tall People 2018

Stroller Why the Lanky will Love it Price Rating
The Baby Jogger City Mini GT Stroller Adjustable Handlebars $300-$400 4.5 on Amazon
Uppababy G-Luxe Tall handlebars,

Adjustable footrest

$210-$260 4 on Amazon
Maclaren Techno XLR Stroller Adjustable handlebars and footrest $400-$600 4.7 on Amazon
Britax B-Agile Double Stroller Adjustable handlebars $250 3.9 on Amazon
Joovy New Groove Ultralight Umbrella Stroller Tall handlebars $140-$190 4 on Amazon

The Baby Jogger City Mini GT Stroller

#1 Best Stroller for Tall People

At around $339 a pop, the Baby Jogger City Mini GT Stroller will make you feel indulgent in its comfort and driveability, sporting covetous goodies like all-terrain wheels, hand brake, a plush (reclinable) seat, and comes in six color choices .  The weight capacity for your little pork chop is 65 lb, with a 26” maximum head height. The stroller weighs 22.5 lbs.and folds itself after lifting a strap with your free hand, and then auto-locks for easy storage and transportation. Optional add-on accessories (sold separately) include a car seat adaptor, parent console, or cooler bag.  A peek-a-boo window on the UV 50+ sun canopy provides a safe, non-invasive way to check on your little one without disturbing the peace. And all the mamas said, “Amen!”.

Why the Lanky will Love it:  The handlebar adjusts for users of all heights!

But don’t just take my word for it.  One Amazon reviewer said:

It took 3 kids…  Can’t believe it took me 3 kids to finally find the stroller of my dreams.  Love that it’s all terrain wheels, so smooth. Easy to fold but to open, it takes a little more work.  Love the sunshade and adjustable handlebars. I now understand one hand steering because of this stroller. -By Linda M. on August 4, 2017

Uppababy G-Luxe

#2 Best Stroller for Tall People

Next up we have the Uppababy G-Luxe with some impressive data.  This one will cost you anywhere from $207 to $259 (four color choices on Amazon prove that some colors are more sought-after than others.  But you already learned that from your days of fighting over pink starbursts). I love that this stroller doesn’t make you loosen up the purse strings tooooo much, but it doesn’t skimp on quality and functionality either.  Plus, when you consider that it can be used up to 55 lbs., your child could get 5 years of stroller taxi service out of this thing. It only weighs 15 pounds (any other weaklings out there excited about this? Just me? Okay.)  The awesome hand trigger allows you to fold the G-Luxe, and then it stands on its own for easy storage. You can also throw this thing over your shoulder (like a continental soldier) with the carry strap. Of course, the G-Luxe stroller comes equipped with an extendable UV 50+ sunshade, one-step brake, and a 5 point harness for safety.  The mama llamas will appreciate that the fabric and seat pad remove easily and are machine washable! And, if you’re anything like me and procrastinate a little (gulp) when it comes to doing laundry, you can still use the stroller even while the seat pad is in the wash.

Why the Lanky will Love it:  Ergonomic handles (with included cup holder!) make for a comfortable ride for caregivers of any size.  As an added bonus, the footrest is adjustable to grow with your child. If he or she inherited your long limbs, your offspring will be as comfortable with the Uppababy G-Luxe Stroller as you!

But don’t just take my word for it, one Amazon reviewer said:

I ordered 6 different lightweight strollers in an attempt to find the perfect travel stroller for our little one.  I was looking for an alternative to our Uppababy Cruz with a focus on airport travel since babe has outgrown/is no longer interested in her baby bjorn.  Weight and convenience were big factors, but also want babe to be comfortable and would like stroller to last us a few years and a good amount of travel.  I’m 5’10”, my husband is 6’3”, and babe is in 98% percentile, so needed one that worked with our heights. For reference, babe is currently 7 months. …(Uppababy G-Luxe) was the winner.  The seat was by far the comfiest, the seat recline is easy and the angles seem perfect… -By SHS on July 26, 2017

Maclaren Techno XLR Stroller

#3 Best Stroller for Tall People

If you’ve got some dough to spare, the Maclaren Techno XLR Stroller could definitely aid in giving your friends some serious stroller envy.  It’s got a whopper of a price tag at somewhere between $400 and $600, so of course, it had better be good! Maclaren has dubbed this “The largest, most luxurious umbrella fold stroller in the world.”  The Techno XLR is equipped with a 4-position reclinable seat, four wheel suspension, and a large shopping basket. I love that this stroller comes with some swag such as a wind-resistant rain cover, winter boot, and a head hugger with shoulder pads for the tiniest of newborns to the 55 pounders.  DIYers will appreciate the option to purchase self-service replacement parts designed specifically for this stroller if ever needed.

Why the Lanky will Love it:  Adjustable handlebars for the very tall or the very short means a parent or caregiver who is vertically challenged can enjoy this feature just as much as the vertically endowed!  The footrest is adjustable for junior, as well, making this one an acquisition from which the whole family can benefit.

But don’t just take my word for it, one Amazon reviewer said:  

Love everything about the stroller.  Had it with my other kids and bought it again.  Very light. Easy to fold. Compact fold. Fully reclining seat.  Padded and super comfy. Huge hood. Very large and wide seat. -By Rita on April 8, 2016

Britax B-Agile Double Stroller

#4 Best Stroller for Tall People

It’s time we shed some light on a necessity for many families:  the double stroller. My husband and I had four boys in a five year span, so I know what your concerns are.  Mamas of multiples: I see you. I know your palms are already sweating as you mentally prepare yourself to take your little darlings errand-running, and the fear of pushing some wide-load, clunky stroller haunts your dreams.  Rest assured, you can find some peace in this stroller. Unlike other double strollers, the Britax B-Agile Double Stroller comes with a command in its title. Be agile. Do it. Britax dares you. It fits through most standard doorways, and weighs 26 pounds.  The maximum riding capacity is 100 lbs. for your twice as nice riders. The all-wheel suspension makes for smooth riding. When you’re done rollin’ with your homies (or babies, as the case may be), the quick-fold feature lets you close up shop in mere seconds, and is pretty fairly priced at $250.

Why the Lanky will Love it:  Adjustable handlebars so parents with multiples have one less thing to worry about.

But don’t just take my word for it, one Amazon reviewer said:

Love this!  Easy to fold, fits all doors I have tried to go through, pushes like a dream!  Hands down the easiest maneuvered stroller I’ve ever seen. I love the adjustable handle and the one step brake!  You don’t have to worry you didn’t get the brake into any grooves correctly. Love that the seats recline, all the way for sleeping babies.  The sun shades cover so well, no sun nor rain will get to your babies! I just love this stroller! -By Stephanie H. on November 18, 2017

Joovy New Groove Ultralight Umbrella Stroller

#5 Best Stroller for Tall People

The Joovy New Groove Ultralight Umbrella Stroller packs a punch with its more conservative price tag right between $140 and $190.  Weighing in at 14 lbs. it’s nice and lightweight, and has a comfy carrying strap. The Amazon description boasts some newer design features with this model, including a deeper recline and a bassinet mode for newborns up to children weighing 55 pounds.  The Groove Ultralight has a water resistance on its fabric, and a peek-a-boo canopy with sun protection up to 50 UV. This stroller has not one, but TWO parent cup holders and a zippered pouch for your phone, keys, money to feed your Starbucks habit (oh yeah, mama got her groove back).  The Joovy New Groove Ultralight Umbrella stroller also rides on a four wheel suspension, folds down without difficulty and can stand on its own two feet (er, wheels). Something Joovy thought to include that you won’t see on every other umbrella stroller is safety reflectors to “light ‘em up, up, up” for nighttime strolls.

Why the Lanky will Love it:  Very tall handlebars.

But don’t just take my word for it, one Amazon Reviewer said:

Very happy.  I’ve been through a lot of strollers, and this one is a keeper.  It has very tall handlebars–if you are short, I’d look elsewhere.  I’m 5’8” and my husband is 6’, and it’s at a very comfortable height (shocking for an umbrella stroller).  The recline is almost flat and the fold up leg rest means kiddos can snooze comfortably. We have two 90th percentile height kids, currently 15 months and 4 next week.  They both fit well in it, and it’s easy to switch the harness size between them quickly. It collapses and opens easily. I did have one moment when it wouldn’t open and I thought I was experiencing what other reviewers referred to, but it turns out the carry strap was wrapped around something.  Easy fix. I like the zipper pocket and mesh cup holder on the back of the stroller and big brother was thrilled by the mesh pockets by the seat. Putting the seat up from recline takes two hands, for sure. I was able to push 38 lb. big brother one handed while holding 22 lb. little brother with the stroller loaded up with groceries.  That’s unheard of in an umbrella stroller! Canopy is a nice size, but stroller companies really need to stop putting Velcro on strollers. Anything noisy on something babies sleep in is a poor design choice. My husband doesn’t like strollers in general, but he appreciates the nice features on this Joovy. -By H.A. on July 9, 2017

Which Stroller is Right for Your Height?

No matter which lightweight stroller you choose to be your ride or die, I hope you find something that will make you feel happy when toting around your little love, and ensures your comfortability when walking as a fellow tall person.  We are so lucky to have so many options to accommodate our tall stature these days, so as long as you explore those options and choose something that will be a great fit for both you and your child, you really can’t go wrong.

Did this article help you out in your decision making for a new umbrella stroller?  Did we overlook a great find that you think we should know about? Drop us a comment below!

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