While plenty of strollers are small and lightweight for travel, only a few on the market are actually compact enough to fit into an airplane's overhead compartment bin.
Most umbrella strollers still require checking or gate-checking, leaving them vulnerable to getting dirty—or getting tossed (and broken) on the jetway.
Stroller policies vary by airline, and some airlines don't allow strollers as carry-on items regardless of their size. Be sure to check your airline's policy before traveling.
The Babyzen Yoyo+ is the most luxurious travel stroller on the market, with features like infant car seat compatibility, foam wheels and all-wheel suspension that make it comparable to full-size strollers. The Yoyo+ folds to an ultra-compact size and springs open with one hand. Carry the Yoyo+ by its included strap or travel bag.
Baby Jogger says its City Tour stroller folds 30 percent smaller than its closest competitor. The stroller folds compactly and quickly when you pull a strap in the seat. Carry the City Tour onboard the plane using an included bag that can also be worn as a backpack.