UPPAbaby G-Luxe Stroller Review

UPPAbaby G-luxe travel stroller

OVERALL SCORE

69

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The UPPAbaby G-luxe stroller is great choice for families who love to travel, shop, and go on day trips. It ranks high among lighweight strollers in terms of child comfort, weight, ease of use, grip, and much more. Bringing this stroller with you wherever you need to go is made easy with its built-in carrying strap and compact size. The G-luxe makes life for parents easy with a built-in cupholder and an adjustable recline. It will also provide maximum comfort for your child with its plush seating and large canopy that will provide him/her with full coverage from the sun.

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 stroller receives a 8 for overall durability.  Its handlebars are covered with soft, durable foam that ensures that you will keep a strong grip on your stroller, even after hundreds of uses! The UPPABaby G-luxe is made with a sturdy, lightweight aluminum frame with thick fabric that will not fray, with no stitching errors. The wheels are made out of plastic, contributing to its light weight, but it is still of higher quality than other lightweight stroller wheels. This stroller definitely ranks high among lightweight strollers in terms of durability.

UPPAbaby G‑Luxe Lightweight Travel Stroller
UPPAbaby G‑Luxe Lightweight Travel Stroller

WEIGHT

Very Good – 8/10

At 15 pounds, the UPPAbaby G-luxe stroller is relatively lightweight. Its light weight makes it very easy to carry. It comes with a shoulder strap that facilitates carrying it on-the-go. Some consider it to be on the larger side compared to other strollers in its category, but its light weight helps make up for it.

BRAKES

Very Good – 7/10

The single-action brakes on this stroller are very effective in keeping your stroller stable when needed. However, parents need to make sure that they press firmly down to set the brakes, as it can be hard to engage and disengage them. However, some WD40 will fix this problem quickly and efficiently.

COMPACT

Very Good – 7/10

This stroller is fairly compact and easy to stow away. When folded, it is 8,268.96 cubic inches, which makes it slightly larger than other lightweight strollers when they are folded. This stroller is a very convenient size for families who wish to keep it in their car during outings, or take it with them on family vacations!

“Wearing one baby does get tiring so you really wanna get your errands done quick and you don’t want to be weighed down by your stroller being difficult to push — The G-Luxe does not disappoint. Easy to open, easy to close, good size basket, comfortable padding, enormous canopy and decent recline… it doesn’t get any better! I love that it has a carrying strap too.”
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EASE OF USE

Very Good – 8/10

The UPPAbaby G-luxe is very simple to use. It is very easy to stow away, remove and adjust the canopy, adjust the seat, and easy to travel with. The system of buckling and unbuckling your child into his/her seat is hassle-free and takes a matter of seconds to accomplish. It can even be done with one hand.

FOLDING

Very Good – 7/10

Folding requires two hands for the G-luxe. To fold it, you will need to push a button and then pull up on the release handles, located on both sides. Many have considered this relatively easy to do, as long as you do not push the button after you pull on the handles, as it becomes significantly more difficult to push. When folded, the UPPAbaby G-luxe is able to stand on its own.

GRIP

Very Good – 8/10

This stroller has tall, ergonomic handles that are not adjustable, but sit at an agreeable height for most users. It is more suitable, however, for taller parents. These handlebars are covered with a soft foam that is easy to grip and very comfortable to use while on-the-go.

MANEUVERABILITY

Very Good – 7/10

Although this stroller was designed to be pushed using two hands, it is very possible to push this stroller using only one. The G-luxe has lockable front swivel wheels that making turning relatively easy. Its 5.75 inch wheels are equipped with suspension that make pushing and maneuvering this stroller on flat surfaces easy.

“Great for traveling , lightweight and easy to open and to close. Stands by themselves, has a carrying strap and a generous shade . Can recline many positions and your baby can almost lay flat in it. Seating pad can be taken off and washed. Love it. Can highly recommended.it.”
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ROUGH TERRAIN

Fair – 3/10

Due to the UPPAbaby’s lighter weight and plastic wheels, it does not handle very well on rough terrain. This stroller is definitely more equipped to flatter surfaces, which makes it more suitable for trips to the mall and smooth sidewalks than for gravelly walkways and woodland trails.

ACCESSORIES

Very Good – 7/10

Fortunately, the UPPAbaby G-luxe comes with removable cupholders. It also comes with an adjustable harness with smooth, silky straps that are easy to adjust. However, reviewers agree that you will have to buy a travel bag to accompany this stroller due to the limited storage space in the undercarriage compartment.

EASY TO ASSEMBLE

Very Good – 7/10

Assembling this stroller takes mere minutes.  Many families were able to assemble the stroller without using any tools. Reviewers who have purchased this stroller agree that the UPPAbaby manual is easy to follow and is designed well. After assembling this stroller, the UPPAbaby is good to go and will last for years!

EASY TO CLEAN

Very Good – 8/10

UPPAbaby makes this stroller easy to clean with the G-luxe’s removable, washable seat pad. This stroller easily resists any types of stains or spills that could easily ruin other strollers. Its water-resistant, thick StainDefend fabric makes life for germaphobic moms easy and keeps this stroller sufficiently hygienic for messy children.

“The carry strap is directly in front of the basket which makes it super hard to access. Although my JuJuBe Hobobe bag fits, it’s too much work getting it in there and then getting it out for diapers/toys/etc. Note: The JuJuBe BFF bag barely fits. If you carry a lot with you, it’s a really tight squeeze. “
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STORAGE

Good – 6/10

It is easy to access the storage bin if the seat is in the upright position. However, when the seat is reclined, you cannot access this bin. Some parents have found that the undercarriage storage bin in the G-luxe is too small to suit their needs. However, this is common for most umbrella strollers. The G-luxe also has a mesh pocket on its posterior side to carry extra belongings.

CHILD COMFORT

Excellent – 9/10

Your child will be very comfortable in the G-luxe! The fabric in the seat is very soft and the padding beneath it is plush and thick. There is a simple, 3-point recline adjustment system ingrained into the seat that helps to make sure that your child is relaxed in any position. This stroller also includes an adjustable padded leg rest that provides the utmost of comfort.

SUN CANOPY

Very Good – 7/10

The removable sun canopy provides sufficient protection from the sun. It comes with SPF50 protection and a silver visor that reflects most of the sun’s rays. This extended sun canopy is easily adjustable and can be moved according to the direction of the sun. For an umbrella stroller, this canopy is a large size. The downside of this canopy is that there is no viewing window, which many feel is needed with a canopy of this size.

SUSPENSION

Fair – 3/10

This stroller comes with a four-wheel suspension system. The suspension on this stroller is well-built and makes for a smoother ride, but it does not allow the stroller to traverse rough terrain easily.


WHAT DO EXPERTS SAY?

UPPAbaby G‑Luxe Lightweight Stroller

“In many reviews, moms love that their babies don’t grow out of the stroller for years, and since the G-Luxe is so sturdy, moms can use it for a long time without wearing out.” – Stroller-Envy


SPECIFICATIONS

BassinetsNo
Car Seat CompatibilityNo
Child’s Age Range3 months – 4 Years
Dimension45 x 12 x 12 inches
Forward/Rear FacingForward
Handlebar HeightMid
JoggingNo
One Hand FoldNo
Passenger Capacity1
Recline3 Step, 130 Degree
Weight15 lbs
Wheel Sizes5.75″

WHERE TO BUY?

Amazon$259.99
Nordstrom$279.99
UPPABaby$279.99

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 it’s 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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