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When shopping for a baby stroller, you might consider things like wheel construction, shock system and whether or not the seat can fit an infant car seat and—later—accommodate more than one child. But if you, your significant other or another caregiver is tall, there’s something else you should consider before thinking about any of the aforementioned details: handlebar height.
Not all stroller handlebars are adjustable—and some are surprisingly short—which can leave you pushing your little one in a very uncomfortable and decidedly unergonomic hunched position. This can cause premature fatigue, plus leave you sore for days on end—certainly not what you want when you’re trying to care for a baby.
Though it varies by brand, most stroller handlebars have an average height between 33 and 44 inches. Some may even extend to up to 50 inches. To help you set your sights on the right stroller, our gear experts hand-picked this list of the best strollers for tall parents.
The Best Strollers for Tall Parents
- Best Tall Jogging Stroller: BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 (34.5-48 inches)
- Best Tall Umbrella Stroller: Delta Children Jeep PowerGlyde Plus Stroller (43.2 inches)
- Best Tall Full-Size Stroller: Bugaboo Fox 3 (34.6-42.5 inches)
- Best Tall Double Stroller: Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double Stroller (43.1-44.2 inches)
- Best Tall Travel System Stroller: UPPAbaby Vista (39.5-42.5 inches)
- Best Tall Wagon: Larktale Caravan Stroller/Wagon (32-46.5 inches)
1. BOB Revolution Flex 3.0
- Stroller Type: Jogging
- Dimensions: 46 x 25 x 45 inches
- Stroller Weight: 28.5 pounds
- Handle Height: 34.5-48 inches
- Recommended usage: Birth to 44 inches of 75 pounds, whichever comes first
Best for: Active families who want an all-terrain stroller
Active families probably know the brand—it’s considered the cream of the crop for families who log a lot of miles on all kinds of terrain. But the strollers aren’t just rugged; they’re stylish and thoughtfully designed.
Thankfully, for tall parents, BOB is all about parent comfort. The stroller has tall, easy-to-grip handlebars that are adjustable up to 48 inches. Plus, there’s nothing down below to get in the way of your stride. The stroller also has conveniences like a one-hand fold and storage pockets near the seat to corral essentials like a bottle or pacifier. The stroller also comes as a double, if you have more than one kiddo to tote.
The all-terrain jogging stroller is highly durable and has big wheels equipped with a state-of-the-art shock-absorbing system. Instead of bumping up and down on gravel or trails, your little one will be treated to a smooth and stable ride suitable for snoozing.
- Handlebar adjusts from 34.5-48 inches
- Frame doesn’t interfere with a long stride
- Big, durable wheels and great suspension for a smoother ride
- Child seat is more of a sling than a structured seat
- No handbrake
2. Delta Children Jeep PowerGlyde Plus Stroller
- Stroller Type: Umbrella
- Dimensions: 31.9 x 19.3 x 43.2 inches
- Stroller Weight: 16.7 pounds
- Handle Height: 43.2 inches
- Recommended usage: 6 months to 50 pounds
Best for: Families who travel a lot
Since they’re very bare-bones, umbrella strollers may not be your first choice for everyday use. But they’re worth a second look from families who travel a lot or those who live in an urban area and rely on public transportation. Umbrella strollers are exceptionally lightweight and portable, folding down to a size comparable to—you guessed it—an umbrella. They also have tall hook-shaped handles that mimic those of an umbrella, making these strollers a solid choice for tall parents, too.
If this sounds like a convenience you could benefit from, the Delta Children’s Jeep PowerGlyde Plus Stroller is your best bet. It’s a compact stroller, but has the highest handlebar height—43.2 inches—of any umbrella stroller on the market today. Its support bar is also higher than other models, so your long stride won’t trip you up.
Like other great umbrella strollers, this one is budget-friendly, has an extensive sun canopy complete with UPF 50+ protection and a relatively large storage basket under the stroller seat. As long as you don’t expect the lightweight stroller to take big bumps or cracks in the sidewalk the same way a larger option like a travel system or a jogging stroller might, you’ll be good to go.
- Tall 43.2-inch handlebars
- Very lightweight and folds compactly
- Doesn’t handle as well on bumpy terrain
- Can’t be used until 6 months and not compatible with an infant car seat
3. Bugaboo Fox 3
- Stroller Type: Full-size
- Dimensions: 35 x 22 x 13 inches
- Stroller Weight: 21.83 pounds
- Handle Height: 34.6-42.5 inches
- Recommended usage: Birth to 4 years of 48.5 pounds, whichever comes first
Best for: Families who want a high-end stroller with lots of bells and whistles
You can’t get much more luxurious than aBugaboo stroller, and tall parents will love that the brand’s Fox 3 has handlebars with a height to match their own. The sophisticated full-size stroller’s multi-position handles adjust to different heights between 34.6 to 42.5 inches, so most tall parents can stroll without hunching.
The stroller is also one of ourtop picks for winter weather—ideal for those who live in areas that see a lot of snow or ice during the colder months. That’s because it has powerful all-terrain tires and a patented suspension that supports all four wheels, providing a smoother ride for your little one, even if you’re cutting through snow drifts.
No matter what time of the year you’re on the go, though, you’ll appreciate the flexibility of this stroller. Use it with a compatible removable bassinet or infant car seat in the early newborn days, or strap your ever-growing baby into the five-point safety harness in the toddler seat. It’s expensive, yes, but it could be the only stroller you ever need for your kiddo.
- Can be used with bassinet, infant car seat or toddler seat
- Handle heights adjust from 34.6 to 42.5 inches
- Great in winter weather
- Very expensive
- Though there are a lot of compatible accessories, they’re all sold separately
4. Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double Stroller
- Stroller Type: Double stroller
- Dimensions: 40.7 x 29.25 x 42.25 inches
- Stroller Weight: 36.5 pounds
- Handle Height: 43.1-44.2 inches
- Recommended usage: Up to 50 pounds per seat
Best for: Families with two babies or toddlers who want a side-by-side option
If you have two kiddos—twins or siblings in close succession—and want them to sit side-by-side, the Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 is a great option beloved by parents, including tall parents, for years. The stroller has ample height to keep you from hunching. The roomy handlebars adjust from 43.1 to 44.2 inches. There’s also a handbrake near the handlebar, so you can lock the stroller without fumbling around for a foot brake.
And although it may be a heavy stroller (a little tougher to lift into your trunk), this double stroller can plow through just about anything—bumps, snow, rocky gravel... you name it. That’s all thanks to an agile suspension system and never-flat pneumatic tires (you never have to add additional air) that are filled with solid EVA foam and surrounded by high-quality rubber for better traction.
It’s also worth noting: The Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 also comes as a single stroller for parents of one.
- Handlebars adjust from 43.1-44.2 inches
- The handbrake is conveniently located near the handlebar
- Heavy-duty tires and great suspension tackle all types of terrain
- Very heavy
- Doesn’t fold completely flat
5. UPPAbaby Vista V2
- Stroller Type: Travel System
- Dimensions: 36 x 25.7 x 39.5 inches
- Stroller Weight: 27 pounds
- Handle Height: 39.5-42.5 inches
- Recommended usage: Birth to 50 pounds
Best for: Families who want a stroller that can grow with them
The UPPAbaby Vista V2 may not have the tallest handlebars, but it’s about as good as you can get if you want to invest in a true travel system that will grow with your expanding family. The stroller, which has handlebars that adjust up to 42.5 inches, comes with a compatible bassinet (no adapters necessary) and a toddler seat to use once your baby is 3 months or older.
You can also purchase the UPPAbaby Mesa (the brand’s infant car seat), which also clicks into the frame without the need for adapters. Once you need a second toddler seat, you can buy what the brand calls a rumble seat—you’ll just need to also purchase a set of adapters at this point. You can even get a ride-on board for older kiddos, essentially fitting three little ones on one stroller.
The stroller is everything you’d expect from a luxury purchase, too. The all-wheel suspension makes for a smooth ride, the seats all have a one-handed, multi-position recline, five-point harnesses and extendable UPF 50+ canopies with boo windows. The stroller also has a large storage space and a compact fold, so you can stash it in your trunk or even a closet when it's not in use. Plus, you can’t beat the aesthetic—the stroller comes in varying colors, all of which have beautiful leather accents on the handlebars.
- Handlebars adjust up to 42.5 inches
- Comes with a toddler seat and bassinet, plus has lots of compatible accessories for purchase
- Can fit up to three kids at once
- Handlebars don’t extend as much as other options
- A little on the heavy side
6. Larktale Caravan Stroller Wagon
- Stroller Type: Wagon
- Dimensions: 61 x 41.7 x 25.2 inches
- Stroller Weight: 33 pounds
- Handle Height: 32-46.5 inches
- Recommended usage: Fits two kids up to 50 pounds each
Best for: Large families
The handlebar on this stroller-wagon combo is one of the tallest out there—it's adjustable up to 46.5 inches. Any tall parent with twins or multiple toddlers will love the Larktale Caravan, since it gives you the option to push or pull (depending on what’s more comfortable for you) two kids up to 50 pounds each. The wagon also has flat rubber tires with shock-absorbing foam along with suspension built into the frame to make pushing or pulling even easier.
Also nice? Both sides of this wagon function independently to satisfy siblings who don’t always agree (isn’t that any set of siblings?!). If one child wants to snooze, recline their seat and extend the sun shade down; keep the second upright so the other child can stare at the world around them.
Just keep in mind: While this wagon is easier for tall parents to push on rougher terrain like grass, this ruggedness makes the stroller alternative heavier than other options. Plus, you’ll need car seat adapters (sold separately) for infants.
- Handlebar adjusts to an impressive 46.5 inches
- You can push or pull, depending on what’s more comfortable
- Reclining seats function independently of one another
- Roomy interior is great for stashing any extras you need for your outing
- Car seat adapters sold separately
- Heavier than other options
What Brands Have Tall Strollers?
There are plenty of brands that offer tall strollers, but to simplify your search, start with BOB, Baby Jogger and Bugaboo. These brands tend to have highly adjustable handlebars on multiple models. And, we have all these top brands for an average of 50% off retail on GoodBuy Gear.
How Much Does a Stroller Typically Cost?
Unfortunately, there isn’t a super satisfying answer to this question—strollers come in all shapes and sizes and costs vary wildly from model to model. You can spend anywhere from $100 to $1200 or more on a stroller. That said, more basic options, like umbrella strollers, tend to be less expensive than all-inclusive travel systems or even high-end jogging strollers. If you’re looking for something nice, but not necessarily luxury, expect to spend somewhere between $200 and $500 on a stroller.
Are There Certain Types of Strollers That Are Better for Tall People?
Though you can find strollers for tall parents across categories, tall parents may find jogging strollers, umbrella strollers and travel systems most comfortable.
- Jogging strollers: Because of their larger, all-terrain wheels and more complex suspension systems, jogging strollers tend to be taller than other strollers—and that includes their handlebars. Many also have adjustable handlebars, so you can nail the height that works for you.
- Umbrella strollers: Umbrella strollers are another good choice, because they are lightweight and simple with larger handles. Just keep in mind: The handlebars on umbrella strollers typically aren’t adjustable.
Travel systems: Travel systems are another solid choice, especially for tall parents who want the option of using an infant car seat with their stroller. And, because these strollers are designed to be all-in-one options for parents, they typically have adjustable handlebars. Take a quick look at the base before settling on a travel system, though. Many have support bars that will get in the way if you have a long stride.
And don’t forget: You can always test out any models you’re considering at a local baby gear store.
When buying a stroller, it’s important to remember that your comfort is just as important as your little one’s. With that in mind, tall parents may want to pay attention to little details like handlebar height more than others. Luckily, there are tons of great strollers out there—from joggers to travel systems and everything in between—that won’t leave you hunched over during your daily walks.