I know I’m not going to live on the top floor of a walk-up forever. But until we move, I simply need a lighter stroller that will make me not dread walking up (and even down) those stairs like I do now. It’s getting too hard, and as Hila gets bigger, it’s going to get harder.
The Baby Jogger City Mini is pretty light (about 17 lbs), but is still sort of bulky and is just too hard to get up those stairs when I’m also carrying the baby, a diaper bag, and usually few more things that I’ve collected along my way. Also, no matter how many times I pee before my walk home, I always have to go urgently just as I’m walking up those stairs. It’s inevitable. (Does that happen to anyone else?)
And so I have been searching for the perfect, lightweight umbrella stroller. (I know you think I’m crazy, Menachem, but it’s cheaper than moving, right?)
I believe I have found the one. It’s the UPPAbaby G-LiTE umbrella stroller. Apparently (or so their literature says) it is the lightest fully-packed umbrella stroller on the U.S. market.
In some places it says it’s 8 lbs and in some places 11 lbs. Either way, it’s light, compact, and most importantly, it has a shoulder strap. This means that when I lug everything up the stairs, I can free up a hand by slinging the stroller over my shoulder.
Other features include a cup holder, rather high handlebars, something special under the stroller that makes you less likely to kick it, a medium sized basket, it stands while folded, and it has a removeable seat liner. It also fully reclines, unlike most umbrella strollers. (That’s why I ruled out the Maclaren Volo.)
I’m buying it.
*NOTE: I don’t know why I thought it reclines…seems like it doesn’t. So the Volo is back on the table. Or maybe they’re both off the table. I don’t know.