UPPAbaby G-Lite Stroller Review

UPPAbaby g-lite

 

 

OVERALL SCORE

75

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The UPPAbaby G-Lite is a great little travel stroller. This 11 pound umbrella stroller is good for the family that is always on the go. Whether you need to take this stroller on an airplane, in a car, or on the subway, you’ll be able to bring the UPPAbaby G-Lite with you. Traveling can be messy, and this stroller makes cleanup a breeze. It has stain and water resistant fabric which is also machine washable! The seat of the G-Lite is made of mesh, which is great if you live in a hot climate (but maybe not great for harsh winters). The seat does not recline, but if you can look past that, this is a good travel stroller.

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 UPPAbaby G-Lite is a though stroller. Despite its super lightweight build, the aluminum frame is sturdy and can handle being thrown around a bit. If you take it with you on an airplane trip, you won’t have to worry about it getting destroyed during the flight.

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WEIGHT

Excellent – 9/10

The UPPAbaby G-Lite is extremely lightweight. It’s only 11 pounds! You can easily transport this stroller and it suits parents who are always on the go. You can bring this stroller with you on vacation and it won’t add too much additional weight or baggage. You can also bring this stroller up and down stairs without strain – a must for parents who frequently take the subway or public transportation.

BRAKES

Very Good – 7/10

The brakes are easy to engage and disengage. There is a lever located on each of the rear wheels. Locking and unlocking the stroller is intuitive and you can do it while wearing sandals.

COMPACT

Excellent  – 9/10

The G-Lite is a compact stroller. It is one of the best features about this stroller and parents love how little space it takes up. The G-Lite is small when folded as well as when it is opened. When folded it can easily fit in any car or closet.

“The UPPAbaby G-Lite is a convenient travel stroller than can be used on public transportation, plane travel, or in the city with ease.”
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EASE OF USE

Excellent – 9/10

The UPPAbaby G-Lite has great features that make it simple to use. The storage basket allows parents to put their stuff in the stroller without lugging it around. There is a removable cup holder to hold water or drinks. The wheels are responsive, but only on paved or smooth surfaces. The folding mechanism is very easy and it stands on its own. Overall, parents will not have difficulty using the G-Lite.

FOLDING

Excellent – 9/10

Folding the G-Lite is simple, but it does require two hands. There are two lever on each side that need to be pulled back to collapse the stroller. The G-Lite is able to stand on its own when folded and takes up very little space. Once folded, there is a built in carrying strap so you can throw it over your shoulder and go!

GRIP

Very Good – 8/10

The UPPAbaby G-Lite has two j-shaped handlebars, which is typical for umbrella strollers. The handlebar height is tall, so if you are over 6 feet, you will have no problems pushing this stroller around. The handlebars are covered in foam, so it is comfortable even after long periods of time.

MANEUVERABILITY

Very Good – 7/10

Maneuvering the Inglesina Net is average. The wheels are small and made of plastic, so they fare best on smooth surfaces and sidewalks. The front wheels have swivel lock, which helps the stroller navigate more uneven surfaces. The wheels aren’t the most fluid, but they get the job done.

“It’s light and easy to carry around (nice carrying strap too); it maneuvers well; my daughter seemed to be comfy; love the red color; etc. Thanks to the mesh seat back and the extra large sunshade, my daughter stayed nice and cool while we were out.”
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ROUGH TERRAIN

Fair – 3/10

This stroller is does not do well on rough terrain. The wheels are only 4.5 inches and the stroller lacks a suspension system, so it does not fare well on bumpy or uneven surfaces. Taking the G-Lite onto grass or gravel may prove difficult.

ACCESSORIES

Very Good – 7/10

The UPPAbaby G-Lite comes with a removable cup holder. However, parents can purchase additional accessories including: a parent organizer, travel bag, footmuff, rain shield, and blanket.

EASY TO ASSEMBLE

Excellent – 9/10

Assembling the G-Lite is easy and anyone can do it. There are only a few components that need to be assembled. Set up requires no additional tools. After getting your stroller, it’ll be good to go in just a few minutes.

EASY TO CLEAN

Excellent – 10/10

Cleaning the UPPAbaby G-Lite is amazingly easy! The fabric is both water and stain resistant – a blessing for parents! The fabric and canopy are removeable and machine washable, so keeping this stroller clean is effortless.

“I bought this stroller for my 1.5 year old because I just had surgery and am not allowed to lift heavy things for a couple of months. Overall I’ve been really happy with the product with the exception that my feet kick the wheels when I walk. This was SUPER annoying for the first couple of days but now it doesn’t bother me much..”
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STORAGE

Very Good – 8/10

For such a light and compact stroller, the G-Lite has a fantastic amount of storage. The stroller has a large mesh basket underneath the seat. Parents can easily fit the essentials, and some more, in the basket. It makes traveling and days out easier. There is no need to wear an additional backpack as parents can fit all their belongings right in the stroller’s basket.

CHILD COMFORT

Very Good – 7/10

Your child will be pretty comfy in the G-Lite. The mesh back is great for hot days outside. There is a large sunshade with SPF 50 to protect your little one from the sun. The seat is deep, so if your child is a little older, they can still comfortably ride in the UPPAbaby G-Lite. Unfortunately, this stroller does not recine

SUN CANOPY

Very Good – 8/10

The sunshade on this stroller is large and should protect the child from the sun’s rays. The canopy has SPF 50, which adds additional sun protection. The only negative about the sun canopy is that there is no peek-a-boo window. You’ll have to look around the stroller to spy on your kid.

SUSPENSION

Fair – 4/10

The stroller has all-wheels suspension to help make the ride smoother. Despite the integrated suspension system, the stroller does not fare well on rough terrain. Parents complain that the wheels are not the easiest to maneuver and it does best on flat surfaces.


WHAT DO EXPERTS SAY?

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“The G-LITE is slim, compact, lightweight and stylish. It’s not cheap but it’s reasonably priced compared with other similar models, and you get a well-designed, durable product for the money.” – The Bump

 

“All in all, the G-Lite stroller is a great choice if you’re shopping for a lightweight stroller that not only looks, but feels modern.” – Mommy Stroller

 

“This stroller has a nice frame and most of the components are nice enough, but overall it has a cheaper feel and limited functionality. ” – Baby Gear Lab


SPECIFICATIONS

BassinetsNo
Car Seat CompatibilityNo
Child’s Age Range1 – 5 Years
Dimensions43.5 x 12 x 11 inches
Forward/Rear FacingForward
Handlebar HeightHigh
JoggingNo
One Hand FoldNo
Passenger Capacity1
ReclineDoes Not Recline
Weight11.8 pounds
Wheel Size4.5″

WHERE TO BUY?

Amazon$159.99
Pish Posh Baby$159.99
Nordstrom$159.99

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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