Best Umbrella Strollers for Tall Parents (> 40″ High Handles)

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If you are tall then you run a serious risk of muscle and joint pain if you use an umbrella stroller that requires you to hunch over to reach the handles.

Unfortunately, this is a very underserved category and there are very few umbrella strollers with handles that are high enough tall parents.

Even previously popular models such as the Maclaren Techno XT stroller are hard to find and most likely have been discontinued.

So, in this article, we have searched for umbrella strollers with the tallest handles that you can actually buy today!

Minimum Tall Person Criteria

The whole point of this list is to prevent the need to slouch over your umbrella stroller as part of everyday use.

The obvious threshold for inclusion in this list must be based on the handle height and 40″ is what determines our best recommendations.

However, this leaves with just a couple of options. Given that there are varying levels of Tall we have also included a couple of options just below this level.

What Height do I need?

Rather than rely on what we deem as suitable for taller parents you will be better off to get out a tape measure and find out exactly where your range of tolerance is for umbrella stroller hand height.

This will allow you to quickly cut out parts of our list and focus only on those products that you can use safely.

All you need to do is rest your elbows at your side and raise your arms to a comfortable height while keeping your back straight.

Hold one hand against a wall so you have a mark to measure against and drop the tape measure from there to the ground.

Write down how many inches and you are ready to go!

Quick Overview

We have found two high-quality umbrella strollers with a handle height above 40″. If you are over 6ft then this is where you should probably draw the line.

The table below provides an easy comparison if you do not have time to read the detailed reviews.

Preview
2018 UPPAbaby G-Luxe Stroller - Jordan (Charcoal/Silver)
Summer 3Dlite+ Convenience Stroller, Matte Gray - Lightweight Umbrella Stroller with Oversized Canopy, Extra-Large Storage and Compact Fold
Umbrella Stroller
UPPAbaby G-Luxe
Summer 3Dlite+
Handle Height
45"
43"
Folded Dimensions
12 x 8.5 x 42.5
11.5 x 12.5 x 42.7
Dimensions (")
13 x 12 x 45
‎33 x 19.5 x 43
Weight
16.3 lbs
14 lbs
Max. Child Size
55 lbs
50 lbs
Max. Recline
130 Degrees
113 degrees
Car Seat Compatible
Preview
2018 UPPAbaby G-Luxe Stroller - Jordan (Charcoal/Silver)
Umbrella Stroller
UPPAbaby G-Luxe
Handle Height
45"
Folded Dimensions
12 x 8.5 x 42.5
Dimensions (")
13 x 12 x 45
Weight
16.3 lbs
Max. Child Size
55 lbs
Max. Recline
130 Degrees
Car Seat Compatible
Preview
Summer 3Dlite+ Convenience Stroller, Matte Gray - Lightweight Umbrella Stroller with Oversized Canopy, Extra-Large Storage and Compact Fold
Umbrella Stroller
Summer 3Dlite+
Handle Height
43"
Folded Dimensions
11.5 x 12.5 x 42.7
Dimensions (")
‎33 x 19.5 x 43
Weight
14 lbs
Max. Child Size
50 lbs
Max. Recline
113 degrees
Car Seat Compatible

We have also included the following umbrella strollers that were just short of this mark and from 39″ – 40″.

If all else fails we have also included some information on extension bars so you can modify any other stroller to suit.

Tallest Umbrella Strollers in 2021

We have ranked our recommended umbrella strollers strictly by the maximum height of the handles.

There are other qualifying criteria that the stroller must pass that we have summarized in the next section. But for the purpose of this list they are all pass/fail and do not determine rankings.

Anything below these minimum quality standards was not included in our list.

This means our list is quite short, but we think that it is more important to only recommend good quality products rather than wasting your time with anything sub-standard.

1. UPPAbaby G-Luxe (45″)

“UPPAbaby

The tallest set of handles on our list also belongs to one of the most premium stroller brands on the market. At 45″ high this will accommodate even the tallest parent.

Best known for their popular Vista and Cruz models (that cost a ton!), they have also made the slim, lightweight, and much cheaper G-Luxe in an umbrella stroller design.

The higher weight capacity (55lbs) of the stroller demonstrates the strength and quality of the material and ensures that you will get maximum use out of your stroller.

This is 5lbs more than anything else on this list – your child is almost guaranteed to opt-out of sitting in a stroller before they outgrow it.

The width of the seat is 18.7″ which is just behind the 3D Lite+ (No. 2 on our list) but still a very generous space for your child to get comfortable.

Speaking of comfort, there are a number of design features that will ensure your baby is far more comfortable than they would be in an average umbrella stroller.

You have suspension on all four wheels for a smooth ride and a five-point safety harness to ensure they are snug and secure.

We also loved the single front wheels for maneuverability and the absence of that rattle sound you can get with double wheels.

With such a smooth ride your baby may get drowsy when on the move. The multi-position reclining seat will help you move them to a better sleeping position for nap time. The recline only goes to 130 degrees though which is fairly limited when compared to the Graco (no. 3) and the Eveso (no. 4).

An extendable sunshade also offers a little extra protection from the elements and can help at nap time.

For extra features, there is a removable cup holder that you can easily place anywhere on the frame, a large storage basket that can handle up to 10lbs.

Pros

  • Tallest stroller handles
  • Highest weight limit (55lbs)
  • Adjustable footrest
  • All-wheel suspension
  • 10lbs storage
  • Removable cup holder

Cons

  • Slightly heavier
  • Limited seat recline

2. Summer 3Dlite+ (43″)

“Summer

The 3DLite+ is the lightest umbrella stroller on our list. At only 14lbs it is very portable and easy to collapse and carry around.

This makes it suitable for travel or other scenarios where you may have the kids in and out of the stroller and need to navigate crowded spaces.

A padded shoulder strap is included making it easy to sling over the shoulder.

You get a handful of included extras such as a parent cup holder, cell phone holder, and child sippy cup holder.

There is also a zip-up storage pocket on the back of the seat that is easily accessible when pushing the stroller, and a large peek-a-boo so you can say hi to your baby when reaching for something.

A downside to the 3DLite is the recommended age range for the stroller being from six months, compared to three months for the G-Luxe.

Pros

  • Lightweight stroller
  • Feature-packed
  • Oversized canopy + window

Cons

  • Use from 6 months old
  • Limited recline

3. Graco Breaze Click Connect (40″)

With handles at 40″ this is the last umbrella stroller for tall parents at this important threshold.

Aside from the handle height, there are two main selling points of the Graco Breaze that differentiate the performance from the G-Luxe and the 3DLite.

  • The stroller is suitable for newborns
  • It is compatible with the Click Connect infant car seat

This is the only umbrella stroller on our list that is capable of travel system functionality. You will have to buy the car seat separately but this is very unique for an umbrella stroller.

You will get a similar level of recline on the seat to that of the Evezo (no. 4 on our list) which is very near flat.

This makes it suitable for use with a newborn and allows you to use it three and six months sooner than no. 1 and 2 on our list.

The sturdy construction of the frame makes it a little heavier (17.6lbs) but it is only 1.3lbs more than the UPPAbaby, and 3.6lbs more than the 3Dlite.

You have a small parent cup holder but generally miss out on some of the handy extra accessories like storage pockets and sippy cup holders.

Pros

  • Suitable for newborns
  • Near flat recline
  • Car seat compatible

Cons

  • Seat height of 16″
  • Heavier frame
  • Lacks accessories

4. Evezo Travis 2141A (39″)

“Evezo

Even though this fell just short of our 40″ threshold the Evezo Travis is a much cheaper option than the previous three tall strollers. For the sake of one less inch in height, you can save a lot of money for otherwise similar features.

The seat reclines fully to an angle of 170 degrees – only the Graco offers a similar level of recline – this is fantastic for a sleeping baby.

When you also add in the 180-degree coverage of the sun canopy you have a very unique sleeping environment for your child. Something not usually associated with umbrella strollers.

You also have a safety bar at the front of the stroller. Only this and the Kolcraft (no. 5) have anything on the front of the seat so is a nice extra for the safety-conscious.

The maximum weight capacity is a bit lower at 40lbs. You also have double swivel wheels at the front and back, which I am not a huge fan of but is similar to the 3Dlite+ and not a big issue.

Pros

  • Great budget option
  • Large canopy

Cons

  • <40″ handle height
  • Lower weight capacity

5. Kolcraft Cloud Plus (39″)

“Englacha

A universal extension kit is intended to fit any type of stroller design, including umbrella strollers, and raise the height of those handles to suit those who are just too tall.

You may want one of these if you have a large height difference between mom and dad. With a lack of adjustable handle options on our list, this is the only remaining option if you want to stick with the umbrella stroller design.

The Englacha Handle Extension Bar will get you an additional 5″-6″ of handle height for a fairly modest investment.

It will also give you a bit more walking space behind your stroller and allow you to retain a natural stride with those longer legs!

The only downside is that you will need both hands to push your stroller as the shape is a bit awkward.

Final Word

Our primary criteria here excludes some of the best umbrella strollers from our list. We have covered them in another post but wanted to provide some guidance exclusively for taller parents in this article.

While there are only three options above 40″there are industry-leading brands that have products in this category.

UPPAbaby is one of our most recommended brands and the G-Luxe umbrella stroller has the highest handle height available. So it is hard to go wrong with this stroller.

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James is our general tech. guy, product testing extraordinaire, and loving father of one. He has been with katherinerosman.com since 2016 and has a hand in most of the content on the site.

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