REVIEW: Summer Infant UME One Stroller

One of the most exciting purchases I made during my first pregnancy was my pushchair. My friend and I were pregnant at the same time and so we went shopping together, and actually both chose the same pushchair! It served me well for the best part of three years, seeing me through two babies. There comes a point when a lightweight stroller is more convenient than a heavier pushchair and I was delighted to be offered the chance to try one of Summer Infant's new lightweight strollers: the UME One.


Summer Infant have recently introduced two new lightweight and convenient strollers to the UK: the UME One and the UME Lite. These strollers are already proving popular in the US where they have had great reviews and received awards! I decided to try out the Summer Infant UME One stroller and picked the gorgeous teal Boho Patchwork print, perfect for my one-year old. 


Quick Look


The UME One is an affordable lightweight stroller and it weighs just 6.5kg. It boasts a large canopy hood which has extra zip-out panels, a multi-position seat recline which you can do with one hand, a padded five-point harness, and a one-handed compact fold. 

It also comes with extra features like a rain cover, a cup holder, adjustable footrest, a decent-sized shopping basket and a colour-coordinated carry strap. The hood has a storage pocket and a small window that you can peep through to check on your child whilst pushing. 

The stroller is suitable from birth until 15kg, which means that my three-year old is just about still able to go in it, if he wanted. And at just £129 it's fairly purse-friendly!


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The Summer Infant UME One stroller arrived with minimal assemble needed. The front wheels, hood and cup holder all clicked into place easily and then we were ready to go. To unfold the stroller, there is a small clip on the side to release the frame and allow it to be pulled open. 

I needed to use two hands to unfold it completely, but folding back down is easy with one hand thanks to the small lever near the handles. Simply lift the lever and push the stroller down so it collapses into itself in a long, thin shape. The stroller fits nicely into the boot of my car (which yes, does need a good clean!) leaving plenty of room for shopping. Speaking of shopping, the basket beneath the stroller is a good size and I can fit plenty in it.


I've always been put off from buying a lightweight stroller as they've never looked or felt as sturdy as my pushchair. And while the Summer Infant UME One isn't as sturdy as my pushchair, it is really solid for such a lightweight stroller. Its small, hard wheels have handled concrete paths and grassy areas with ease. Going over uneven ground is a bit of a bumpy ride for J so I try to avoid them or go slow if he has fallen asleep! When we come to a stop the brake is easy to activate using the foot pedal on either side. 

The seat of the UME One stroller has wide ridges that are slightly padded to provide a comfortable ride. The footrest is easily adjustable by simply lifting it up and then pressing on each side and pushing it back down. The seat can be fully reclined and raised with one hand, which is handy if J has decided that it's naptime. 


My boys are both toddlers now but if I had a new baby I would use this stroller from about 6 months on. Although the seat does fully recline, the stroller is world-facing and the seat is not as comfortable as a carrycot or a seat unit on a pushchair. For a young baby I would prefer to have them parent-facing and in something that cocoons them. 

The raincover is brilliant as it simply hooks over the stroller. The last thing you want is to be struggling to fit the cover when it is pouring down, something that happened to me when I first got my original pushchair! The hood is another fantastic feature as it extends right down providing plenty of cover and shelter. Perfect for a sleeping tot, and it will also be great for providing shade during the summer months.


The Summer Infant UME One stroller is a great all round stroller, perfect when you need something lightweight and convenient to use. It will be ideal for taking on holiday with us later this year. The extra features like the cup holder and the large hood have been well thought out, and it's a gorgeous design with the gunmetal grey frame and the touches of teal on the fabric. 

You can find the new Summer Infant UME One and UME Lite strollers on Amazon as well as other major retailers such as Littlewoods, Kiddicare, Tesco and Asda.

Did you change from a pushchair to a lightweight stroller when your child was older?


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*I was kindly sent the Summer Infant UME One stroller to review. Quite Frankly She Said is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk

23 comments

  1. This looks great. We are at the stage where I think a decent stroller would do tell job. I like the little extra features on his too. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. we went for a lighter stroller when our two were bigger. It makes it so much easier to get to and about doesn't it? I've not heard of this brand before but it looks great x

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  3. What a great little stroller. I love the design. So different from the normal strollers you see. We have the city mini gt pushchair which I love but we used our stroller the other day as we were going into London. It was fantastic. I'd forgotten how light and convenient they were. Now I'm thinking a new stroller is what I need.

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  4. This looks great - love the colours. I have had various pushchairs and buggies with Pickle - I got a bit addicted! Kaz x

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  5. Now my daughter is coming up to the age of two we are very much about the strollers when it comes to day-to-day use. This one is a lovely design and looks like it does the job just perfectly.

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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  6. My daughter is expecting her very first baby girl in June. I will definitely pass this along. Thanks for sharing

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  7. Looks like a fab pushchair! I was always funny trying to find the right pushchair for my girls x

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  8. This looks great, I really love the colour of it as it's quite minimal but still has a touch of colour! Great post :) x

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  9. I was never a baby of umbrella fold strollers, I'm a 3 wheeler mum! But I tested a couple and I've grown to love how lightweight and east to push they are! This one looks fab xx

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  10. wonderful stroller, thanks for such a wonderful baby stroller. I will also like to buy this design.

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  11. Great review, it sounds fab for wheeling our little babes around in. We're considering a new one, that fits neatly into our boot just like this one!

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  15. Exactly what a cool stroller! I know some young mommas that will benefit from this post. Passing along!

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  16. Strollers are among the more common and important accessories for parents. Whenever a couple has a child they will need a way of transporting their children from place to place. The acquisition of a stroller helps them get the necessary resource to provide transportation for their child.

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  17. UME One stroller is really lightweight. It is reasonably priced too. My sister used this for her babies and it is very reliable and the quality is good.

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  18. I read your post very attentively. Personally i like Summer Infant stroller which has nice canopy and comfortable seat. This stroller's wheel is very strong and long lasting. when my baby came in the world i bought this stroller for my baby.

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  19. This looks extraordinary, I truly cherish the shade of it as it's very insignificant yet at the same time has a touch of shading! Awesome post.

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  20. Doing an experiment gives us the inspiration of new invention. Thanks for sharing the ideas with us. Carry on!!! Your site will be more informative and more useful to your readers.

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  21. Now my son is coming up to the age of 3. we are very much about the strollers when it comes to day-to-day use.
    This one is a amazing design and looks like petty it does the job just perfectly.

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