UPPAbaby G-Luxe 2016 Review
UPPAbaby are a family owned and run business based in America. With family at the core of what they do, they aim to provide the utmost in practicality and style for parents through their products.
The UPPAbaby G-Luxe is a light and nimble stroller with an element of style. If you like standing out from the crowd, the unique features such as the hood and pop out visor, fold and unusual harness buckle shape will be perfect for you.
- Stylish looks
- Unique fold
- Hood visor
- Does not lay flat
- Basket on the smaller side
The G-Luxe is a lightweight umbrella stroller that has been around for a few years. It recently underwent a make over, adding and changing plenty of features to make the G-luxe perfect for parents living a fast paced lifestyle.
Most parents purchasing an umbrella stroller do so because they need a lightweight and easy to use stroller for occasional use or travel. The G-Luxe is just that - nimble and super light! At 6.1kg, you wont find many umbrella strollers lighter than this one on the market, making the G-Luxe perfect for holiday makers or parents needing an occasional stroller for their toddler.
As with all UPPAbaby products, the frame on the G-Luxe is stylish and pretty but practical too. The handles are comfortable to hold and even though they are non-adjustable, they sit at a lovely position for the average sized pusher.
The wheels on the G-Luxe are smooth and will turn on a sixpence, perfect for shop aisles or airports. Although suited to city surfaces, the UPPAbaby designers know that not all urban walkways are silky smooth, so the front wheels do lock off to give extra steering power over urban cobbles and bumpier pavements.
If you do need to pack your stroller into a tight space or even if your wheels get muddy, all four wheels are super simple to click on and off in a jiffy.
The basket is an average size for the lightweight stroller and you can fit a small bag of shopping or two in there if needed. The access to the basket is great as the seat does not fully recline.
The G-Luxe lives up to its name with the seat. The luxe seat is nicely padded and will definitely give baby a comfy and cosy ride. The new five point adjustable harness means that baby can be securely fastened into the stroller with the unique U shaped clasp buckle.
A great feature is the adjustable calf rest which mean younger babies will have their legs supported so that they don't dangle over the edge of the stroller.
Really striking and setting the G-Luxe apart from other strollers is the hood. Although it isn't huge, it has that signature UPPAbaby fold down silver sun protection visor which gives much better coverage and protects from harmful rays.
The seat back is super sturdy and feels great quality. The one hand clasp lever design of the recline means it is easy to move the seat position when baby is in the stroller without jiggling them about too much or waking them. Although the recline is great, the seat doesn't recline fully, only to an angle of approximately 40 degrees, hence why the G-Luxe is suitable from 3 months old. It does however recline more than enough for baby to have a comfortable snooze.
As unique as its hood, is the fold of the G-Luxe. A system that we have never seen before on any stroller, it can take a bit of mastery. But once you've cracked it, you're away!
The fold is operated by pulling the two rings levers on either handlebar, putting your foot on the footplate to the right of the stroller frame and folding it forwards. There is a lock that automatically clicks into place to keep the package neat and tidy and it can also free stand on a clever built in stand.
The carry strap means you can sling it over your shoulder to transport really easily leaving hands free for baby.
The UPPAbaby G-Luxe is a light and nimble stroller with an element of style. If you like standing out from the crowd, the unique features such as the hood and pop out visor, fold and unusual harness buckle shape will be perfect for you. It would be ideal if the seat recline to a lie flat position so that the G- Luxe could be used from birth for travelling, however the recline system is easy to use and the seat reclines enough to allow your baby to have a very comfortable nap in a padded seat.