Gb Pockit Stroller Review

gb pockit lightweight stroller

OVERALL SCORE

82

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The Gb Pockit Stroller is designed for the family who likes to travel. The unique fold on this stroller is extremely compact and can even fit in your bag! Say farewell to the days of checking in a baby stroller. With this lightweight stroller, you’ll be able to explore exotic places with your baby. The compact design is ideal for plane travel, cities, and small cars. Don’t worry about accidentally bumping into things when pushing this little stroller around. The padded seat is comfortable for your little one, but don’t expect too much sun protection. This stroller turns into a travel system with the attachment of a compatible car seat. If you are in the market for a one-of-a-kind, innovative travel stroller, this may be the one for you.

How the Strollers are Reviewed

The following chart rates the stroller for the most important stroller criteria for product specifications, effectiveness, parent preferences, and child comfort.

RATING (SCORE):

   Poor (1-2)   Fair (3-4)   Good (5-6)   Very Good (7-8)   Excellent (9-10)
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Durability
Weight
 EFFECTIVENESS
Brakes
Compact
Ease of Use
Folding
Grip
Maneuverability
Rough Terrain
PARENT PREFERENCES
Accessories
Easy to Assemble
Easy to Clean
Storage
COMFORT
Child Comfort
Sun Canopy
Suspension

Durability

Very Good – 8/10

The gb Pockit Stroller is a lightweight stroller made up of light materials. This compromises some of its durability. However, the gb Pockit Stroller does have the reputation to feel very durable for something with such a light weight. And while the materials are light, they should stand up to the wear and tears of traveling.

gb pockit stroller

Weight

Excellent – 10/10

The gb Pockit Stroller is one of the lightest on the market for lightweight strollers. The gb Pockit Stroller weighs in at only 9.5 lbs. Despite its miniscule weight, it can hold up to 55 lbs in baby weight. There are only a handful of strollers that can hold a capacity more than five times more than their own weight.

Brakes

Excellent – 8/10

In addition to the regular brakes, the Pockit has a front wheel swivel lock. There are two levers below the front wheels that keeps the front wheels aligned. For the regular brakes, there is a single foot brake on the rear right wheel.

Compact

Excellent – 10/10

The gb Pockit Stroller is the most compact stroller in the world when folded. In fact, it holds a Guinness World Record for being the smallest stroller folded. It’s so compact that you can put it in your duffel bag with ease. It is also a slimmer stroller when fully expanded, however the seat is taller than the typical stroller. This is because it is tailored more towards children that are older, usually above the age of 6 months!

“I took it on the plane as a carry-on. It slide right under the seat. Literally. Right underneath. When we were getting off the plane in Grand Cayman, my husband was holding my daughter, I was holding my son’s hand, we walked down the ramp off the plane and in a total of 6 seconds, I opened two strollers and strapped my kids in to walk through the airport with them. This right here…this was gold.”
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Ease of Use

Excellent – 10/10

The gb Pockit Stroller is easy to use and straightforward. This is because the Pockit Stroller has limited features and serves the sole purpose of being able to accommodate parents who are travelling with their baby. The stroller has a  good fold and functionality, which includes easy breaking, fast folding/unfolding, and easy stroller storage.

Folding

Excellent – 10/10

The gb Pockit Stroller is very easy to fold and unfold. It is almost as though the user just has to shake it out of its folded position. The folding process requires two hands. When folded the stroller is extremely compact and can stand on its own. There may be a bit of a learning curve when you first try to fold the stroller. But after a few attempts, you’ll get the hang of it.

Grip

Very Good – 7/10

The handlebars are coated with foam to help the user have a comfortable push while use the gb Pockit Stroller. There is no adjustable handlebar, but it is a suitable height for most parents.

Maneuverability

Excellent – 9/10

The front wheels of the gb Pockit Stroller have the ability to either maneuver 360 degrees or lock to a forward position. This is fantastic when trying to push the stroller on more uneven surfaces, such as cobblestone. The wheels are a little smaller at 4.5 inches, but it does not affect the maneuverability!

“I absolutely love how compact this stroller is. The fold is glorious. I live in a small Boston apartment and compact is a BIG deal. I generally don’t buy a product unless it is either multi-purpose and/or incredibly compact. The fabrics are fantastic; they seem durable and soft at the same time.”
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Rough Terrain

Fair – 4/10

This stroller is not meant for rough terrain since the wheels are made of EVA plastic. These are not meant to be used on rough terrain. The wheels are also very small, so maneuvering on bumpy surfaces is not the easiest task.

Accessories

Very Good – 8/10

The gb Pockit Stroller does not come with any accessories. Not does it have any accessories that can be added onto it. This means that there is no cup holder functionality on the stroller. It is meant to be as minimal as possible to compensate for its size.

Easy to Assemble

Excellent – 10/10

The gb Pockit Stroller does not require any assembly. It comes in the box folded up and all the owner needs to do is unfold it to use it. As soon as the stroller arrives, it is ready for use!

Easy to Clean

Very Good – 8/10

All the fabric elements of the gb Pockit Stroller are detachable and can be reattached with a combination of Velcro and straps. All the can be washed and hanged to dry! This is a handy feature since traveling can be messy at times.

“The bonus is how small it folds up. I hear horror stories of people’s strollers getting damaged on the airplane even when they gate check. No worries with this one since it fits in the overhead bins or under the seat. Also no waiting at the gate for it. We can just get off the plane and go to our next gate. “
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Storage

Excellent – 10/10

The gb Pockit Stroller has a small compartment below the seat where the user can store any smaller items, it might be able to fit one medium size diaper bag. While it is not a huge storage compartment, it is adequate for most items. Most strollers this size won’t have any storage, yet this one does!

Child Comfort

Very Good – 10/10

The seat is on the larger side it is about 11 inches wide and 21 inches worth of seat for the child. The seat is also lightly padded and allows for a comfortable seat. It is compatible with the GB or Cybex infant car seats, so even your infant can enjoy the comforts of this stroller. Because the seat is taller than most, older children can use it as well. There is very little recline on the stroller – it only reclines a few inches.

Sun Canopy

Good – 5/10

The sun canopy is the biggest pet peeve about this stroller is it small and does not cover the child’s face. It’s basically non-existent.

Suspension

Fair – 4/10

There is no suspension for this stroller, it is not made for rough terrain. It works best on smooth surfaces, like sidewalks and pavement. Don’t expect a smooth ride on bumpy terrain.



What do Experts say?

gb pockit lightweight stroller

“This model is perfect for parents who travel a lot and run errands so the stroller will be used mostly inside of the airport, mall, or store. It will be ok in the park with even surface like a theme park for example.” – Moms Stroller Review

 

“If you travel a lot or have a commute where your child would be in and out of the stroller a lot and space is at a premium, then this is a great fit. ” – Pregnant Chicken

 

“If you google this stroller you will probably find its entry in The Guinness Book of world Records as it is the worlds smallest folding stroller. Yes size matters, it does when I’m doing a road trip in a rental and I don’t want to spend an extra 50$ a day for a 4 door that I only require so I can fit my stroller in the back. It also fits in train luggage racks, under subway seats and on tiny buses” – Pushchair Expert


Specifications

BassinetsNo
Car Seat CompatibilityYes
Child’s Age RangeNewborn – 5 Years
Dimensions17.5 x 28 x 39.8 in
Forward/Rear FacingForward
Handlebar HeightMid
JoggingNo
One Hand FoldNo
Passenger Capacity1
ReclineMinimal 4 inch Recline
Weight9.5 lbs
Wheel Size4.5″

Where to Buy?

Amazon$179.95
Target$189.99
Buy Buy Baby$249.99

Our Rating Process

Our team has read through thousands of customer and expert reviews to understand what consumers like, or dislike, about them.  We gather information about the stroller and its attributes that you can’t find by doing a traditional google search and present them to you.  Because each stroller is unique and has its own set of features, the search process can be strenuous.  In the end, you need to find a stroller that is meant for your needs.  By rating them on the most important criteria, we can help you find the stroller that will be the best fit for you and your growing family.  We also reach out to real moms to find out what they’re looking for.  After all, they’re the one’s who know what’s best.

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