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UPPAbaby G-Luxe Stroller Review

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Embarking on the baby gear odyssey is like diving into a stroller-shaped rabbit hole – bewildering, amusing, and occasionally leaving you wondering if you need a degree in astrophysics to make a selection! 

With more stroller options than even we could name, the quest for the perfect ride becomes a comedy of choices.  

In this review, we'll delve into the realm of umbrella strollers — namely the G-Luxe Stroller from renowned brand UPPAbaby! 

If you’re wondering what an umbrella stroller is and how it stacks up, no worries — we’ve got you covered! 

What is an Umbrella Stroller? 

First, let’s clarify the different strollers you’ll come across. 

A  full-sized stroller is your option for every day use. It features a robust design with a large seat, ample storage, and various accessories. This type of stroller provides a smooth and comfortable ride for your baby during walks in the neighbourhood, park visits, and other activities where a substantial stroller is practical. These can accommodate one child, and sometimes two if they’re a double stroller with two seats. 

Travel strollers are designed for portability. They’re lightweight, compact, and easily foldable, making them perfect for travelling and navigating crowded spaces (most are even small enough to fit in the overhead storage bin on a plane!).  

Umbrella strollers (like the G-Luxe) are a subcategory of travel strollers. They’re known for their umbrella-like folding mechanism and are ideal for short trips and situations where space is limited. While they have fewer features than a full-sized stroller and aren’t quite as compact as a travel stroller, they’re still lightweight and fold to a small size while being the most affordable option of the three.

Step Into Luxe-ury 

THE SPECS: 

  • Suitable from 3 months to 55 lbs.  
  • Unfolded Dimensions: 28.7” L x 18.7” W x 43” H 
  • Folded Dimensions: 19.2” L x 12” W x 41.7” H  
  • Stroller Weight: 16.3 lbs. 

The UPPAbaby G-Luxe delivers an exceptional experience where performance is concerned for both parent and child. Crafted with a lightweight aluminum frame that's surprisingly sturdy, it's designed for longevity and maneuverability.  

The addition of ergonomic handles ensures pushing the stroller is comfortable for any parent (or grandparent), reducing strain during extended walks. However, as with all umbrella strollers, one-handed manoeuvring is harder to do compared to strollers with a handlebar.  

Tackling various terrains to provide a smooth and stable ride are high-performance 5.5” diameter wheels. But what really elevates the G-Luxe’s performance is the shock-absorbing four-wheel suspension, which guarantees bumps and uneven surfaces won't disturb your little one's peaceful slumber.

Handy Features 

Parenting life is hectic enough! So why not get a stroller that makes the tough days a little bit easier? UPPAbaby includes the following features, ensuring the G-Luxe will be your new best friend! 

  • Relax & Recline: Single-handed recline combines with an adjustable footrest for the ultimate in-seat flexibility! These provide an ideal on-the-go solution while your little one dozes.

  • Cup Holder: Stay refreshed with the G-Luxe’s convenient cup holder. Perfect for staying hydrated, it's a small yet essential feature that caters to a healthy lifestyle.

  • Easy Clean Fabrics: Embrace the mess without the stress! The G-Luxe's fabric and seat pad are both removable and machine-washable. No need to worry about spills and stains — just pop them in the wash for a quick fix-up!

  • Spacious Storage: Worried about bringing all your baby’s essentials with you? The G-Luxe boasts a large basket that’s easily accessible. You can pack everything you need (up to 10 lbs.) without compromising on convenience.

  • Effortless Fold: The G-Luxe's hand-level triggers make it easy to fold using only your fingers — no foot action is required! Plus, once collapsed, it stands on its own, making storage a breeze and keeping your space clutter-free.

  • Carry & Go: At a mere 16 lbs., this stroller transforms into your favourite travel accessory via its convenient carry strap. Simply pick it up and sling it over your shoulder, and you're ready to hit the road!

Safety Defined 

No stroller should be without basic safety features, and UPPAbaby ensures these are at the forefront of the G-Luxe’s design.  

Keeping your child secure at all times is a five-point, no-rethread harness that’s simple to use for easy in and out privileges. A one-step brake simplifies bringing the stroller to a safe stop. This provides quick and reliable control in various situations, be it walking downhill, boarding the subway, or navigating curbs.  

Sun safety is also a priority and the G-Luxe comes equipped with an extendable, 3-panel UPF 50+ sunshade. This thoughtful feature shields your child from harmful UV rays, allowing you both to enjoy sunny days without compromising on protection. Available in three modern looks (Aidan, Jordan, and Jake) the G-Luxe isn't just a stylish accessory; it's a trusted guardian that prioritizes the well-being of your little one in every way.

A First-Class Ride 

The G-Luxe Stroller from UPPAbaby not only meets the demands of modern parenting but exceeds expectations with a wonderful combination of performance, convenience, and safety. Though its not “all-encompassing” when compared to a travel stroller or traditional stroller, UPPAbaby makes this umbrella option extremely affordable for parents on a budget. As you step into the world of luxury, the G-Luxe becomes more than a piece of baby gear – it's your new four-wheeled friend on the journey of parenthood. 

For more information, check out our Top Travel Strollers article for this year’s best baby rides!