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UPPAbaby G-LUXE Review

9.3 Total Score
Excellent

Safety
9.5
Design
9.1
Price
9.3
PROS
  • Great for families who often travel by car
  • Three-position reclining seat that can be position by one hand
  • Large, extendable canopy (SPF50+)
  • Great for city strolls, rolls nicely over even terrain
  • Easy to transport, convenient storage
  • Lightweight, easy to load into the car and can be carried on a shoulder
  • Automatic lock, stands on its own
  • Cup holder
CONS
  • No peekaboo window on the canopy
  • Occasionally wobbles on bumps
  • Non-adjustable handlebar height
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The UPPababy stroller brand is famed for its multifunctional buggies, and they sure do keep up with the constant changes of everyday family life. Those qualities are exemplified in the G-Luxe stroller. This particular model is designed for urban families who are always on the go.

It is suitable for three-month-old infants (and above), comes with a comfy near flat recline, and, because of its super-lightweight aluminum frame, is convenient to carry anywhere. Besides, it is as compact as they get, it takes up very little space in the trunk and in the house – which makes it super easy to store. It’s a truly perfect companion on family road trips.

Features

  • Comfortable seat

Although not suitable for newborns, the seat is suitable for three-month-old infants and above. It features three reclining positions, and your baby can sleep in an almost fully-reclining position, relax or observe the surrounding world. Your child won’t be able to sit completely upright, though, because the seat is a bit reclined.

The seat back is padded with very nice and soft fabric. In case you are going to use it at three months after birth, it is best to use it with the full-recline position and a baby pillow or insert.

It is very easy to adjust – the recline mechanism requires only one hand. Merely push the located on the back of the seat – and voilà, all done! Not only that, but an adjustable leg rest has been included for maximum comfort.

In addition to providing a comfy ride, the seat is as safe as they get. The seat has a 5-point harness to ensure the protection of your little passenger. The smooths straps can each be adjusted separately. It is really great during winter strolls when your baby has thicker clothes.

  • Extendable Canopy

The extendable sunshade offers excellent protection to the little passenger. You won’t need to worry about harmful UF rays since the canopy is equipped with SPF 50+. Folding it is also easy. Tall kids will undoubtedly appreciate the height of the canopy. The canopy is removable, and it gives your child a lot of room for growth. Although, we must admit that the ventilation could be a bit better.

  • Handlebars

Double handlebars are another great feature that set all travel strollers at an advantage. Two handlebars allow for easy steering, its a typical feature on travel and lightweight strollers. They are also nicely covered with foam.

Even though they are not adjustable, according to many reviews, most parents find them comfortable. But since they are 42.5 inches above ground, they might be most suitable for parents between 5’2″ and 6’2″. Be sure not to hang anything on the handlebars because the whole thing might tip over due to its light weight.

  • Wheels

The G-LUXE model has four dual wheels (5.75″). They might be too small for rougher adventures, but these sturdy wheels handle flat and even terrain very nicely. The wheels make the stroller a delight to steer and turn.

Due to its slim design, it’s very maneuverable and takes on tight corners very well. Thanks to them, the stroller is perfect for use in public transportation, running errands or going to the mall. It is certainly not an all-terrain model, but we can’t say it doesn’t serve its purpose.

There’s also the four-wheel suspension. Even though the wheels are small, the suspension system ensures the stroller glides nicely and smoothly on flat surfaces. It absorbs unwanted shocks, so your kiddo can enjoy a smooth ride.

  • Folding mechanism

The uppababy g-luxe is quite easy to fold, it’s not a one-hand fold, but it doesn’t require using feet either. Simply push the button, and pull up both release handles simultaneously. The stroller locks automatically and once you fold it will stand on its own.

If you live in a small apartment or have a small car trunk, you don’t have to worry – the stroller doesn’t take up much room and is very convenient to store. It comes with a carry strap that makes it very easy to transport. Because the stroller isn’t bulky or heavy, you can easily carry it around on a shoulder.

Even if you do get tired, the G-LUXE rolls when folded! Both features are especially useful if you have an older kid that sometimes likes to walk instead of just ride in the stroller. The transition only takes a couple of seconds.

  • Storage

The underseat mesh basket has a weight limit of ten pounds. It can fit a diaper bag (not extra-large) and a couple of small items. You can access the basket when the seat is not reclined because otherwise access to it is almost entirely blocked.

  • Brake

This model has a right-foot-operated brake, which is great considering that single-action brakes are uncommon on lightweight and travel strollers. The brake is not sandal-friendly though. It might take some practice to get the handle of it.

UPPAbaby G-LUXE Stroller, Jake (Black)

What’s wrong with the product?

Even though it isn’t a necessary feature, the lack of a peek-a-boo window is still shocking and somewhat of a disadvantage.

The handlebar height cannot be adjusted. If you are interested in the product, you will have to make sure the height fits you, which might be even trickier if both parents plan on using it.

Conclusion

Families who are fond of traveling might find the G-LUXE to be the perfect stroller. But it’s especially great for city-dwellers who are leading hectic lives, considering how convenient it is for use in public transportation and how easily it fits in the trunk. The G-Lux stroller will perfectly fits in the life of a busy family.

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