UPPAbaby G-LUXE Review – Best-in-Class Lightweight Stroller

If you are in the market for a stroller that is compact and small for your baby, then you should consider the UPPAbaby G-LUXE. This stroller is not only small and compact but also made from high-quality materials. You will be amazed at how durable and well-equipped this stroller is.

The consistency of the UPPAbaby brand is quite remarkable; they have managed to adapt their products to the changing family setting, with the ultimate aim of assisting parents to take care of their children better. One of such products is the G-LUXE stroller.

UPPAbaby G-Luxe

The G-LUXE is great for city-based parents that spend most of the time outdoors with their baby, considering its near-flat recline that allows the baby to nap anytime and lightweight (just 15 lbs weight) that allows smooth movement. This space-saver is suitable for babies up to 3 months old, and the minimalistic design means you only need a little space to store, either in your car trunk or at home.

As part of our review of the UPPAbaby G-LUXE, we will be discussing its features, the available accessories, and the color variants. This in-depth examination of these features is to help you make a sound decision on why you need to buy or not buy this stroller.

UPPAbaby G-LUXETypeDimensionsThe biggest advantage
UPPAbaby G-Luxe small
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Lightweight stroller28.7” L x 18.7” W x 43” HReally lightweight, great for city-based parents, easy in transport and storage, it comes with three possible recline positions available in a one-handed reclining seat.

UPPAbaby G-LUXE Key Features

Designed to be a lightweight stroller, the UPPAbaby G-LUXE sports a reclining seat plus adjustable canopy, foot-operated brake, under seat basket, and four dual wheels – all fitted in a light aluminum frame. This flexible stroller is equipped with so many beneficial features, which we will consider as we proceed.

The maximum weight this stroller can carry, according to the manufacturer is 55 lbs. Thus, it can conveniently carry babies from 3 months old. The 19.5 width and 15 lbs weight means you have a stroller that you will not need help with lifting the stroller whenever you want to, and you can trust it to fit through tight spaces. This stroller is portable enough not to be extra luggage for trips; you only need a little storage space. However, the size doesn’t affect the functionality in any way; in fact, you will be amazed at how much you can do with the G-LUXE. Here are some notable functions and features of the UPPAbaby G-LUXE.

Seat

With your three-month-old in mind, UPPAbaby has designed the G-LUXE seat so that your little one can sleep in fully flat position, sit and watch the environment, or just relax, courtesy of the three reclining positions. Note that your baby cannot sit straight in the upright position due to the slight recline that occurs at this position.

Your baby is in for some real comfort, with the soft and nice seat back and padding. Even at that, the seat is not suitable for newborns; it offers inadequate support for their usually delicate head and spine. It is advisable to switch to the fully reclined position if your baby is older than three months, alongside some infant insert or body pillow.

UPPAbaby G-Luxe Seat

There is a one-handed recline option that allows you to recline the seat conveniently when one of your two hands is busy. There is a dedicated button at the back of the seat designed for this purpose – just push the button, and that is all. The adjustable leg rest ensures that your baby even feels more comfortable.

Additionally, the seat’s five-point harness makes sure that your baby stays very safe throughout the ride. You can easily adjust the straps according to your preference and it’s worth adding they are smooth and soft. This option comes handy if you are looking for a stroller that is suitable for all weather. Your baby will most likely be clothed in thicker outfits during the cold winter. Thus, you will need to expand the straps more than you would during the warm spring strolls. While the buckle can be easily opened with just one hand, your baby’s finger will never be strong enough to undo it.

UPPAbaby G-Luxe Harness

The materials used in making the seat are of high-quality, and they are all removable and washable in the machine. Now you do not have to worry about keeping your stroller seat sparkling clean, and you can easily set up the seat fixtures after washing. The absence of the bumper bar is, perhaps, the only downside of the G-LUXE seat.

Canopy

The extendable and foldable sunshade in the G-LUXE offers your baby a sufficient cover during the rides and strolls. There is also an SPF 50+ that keeps the harmful UV rays away from your little one on the sunny days. The removable canopy is high enough to accommodate even tall kids, and the sunshade gives your baby enough space to develop.

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The areas of improvement, concerning the G-LUXE canopy, is the absence of a peek-a-boo window, through which a parent can check on the baby, as well as the need for better ventilation.

UPPAbaby G-Luxe Canopy

Handles

Sequel to the absence of a single handlebar, the G-LUXE comes with two handles on either side. This is not entirely surprising – almost all lightweight and umbrella strollers lack single handlebar. The double handles are well covered with foam, making it easier to control the stroller.

Although the handles cannot be adjusted, the 42.5-inches height means that parents of varying heights (even taller and shorter parents) can push this stroller conveniently. The presence of double handles makes pushing easier with two hands, compared to one. To ensure the balance of your stroller at all times, avoid hanging items on the handles.

UPPAbaby G-Luxe Handle Bar

Wheels

This stroller sports 4x 5.75-inches dual wheels. The wheels are small and difficult to push on rough surfaces. Thus, you may reconsider running with your stroller or going on off-road strolls. However, the wheels are sturdy, so you can rest assured of a smooth run and stroll on flat and even surfaces.

Steering and turning are remarkably easier with the G-LUXE, courtesy of the easy maneuverability and slim design. So, you can go through tight corners easily, whether you are on a shopping trip or one of the many quick errands you run for the family.

UPPAbaby G-Luxe Wheels

Note that this stroller is designed for simple outdoor use. Thus, you may not get the best out of it if you use it as an all-terrain stroller.

Suspension

The four-wheel suspension ensures that the wheels, although small, glides seamlessly on flat terrains while absorbing all the shocks. Thus, you can rest assured of a comfortable ride for your baby.

Brake

It is not common to have single action brakes in lightweight and umbrella strollers. The G-LUXE comes with one foot-operated brake, placed on the right. Setting the brake demands some force, and perhaps, some practice. It is advisable to avoid operating the braking brake with your sandal.

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After setting the brake, confirm that it is set correctly by wiggling the stroller slightly. Although you may experience a slight movement, your stroller is still considerably secured.

UPPAbaby G-Luxe Brake

Storage

There is an undersea mesh basket that can take up to 10 lbs weight. Now you can carry that medium-sized diaper bag along with you, as well as other smaller items.

You can easily reach the basket when the seat is not in a reclined position. However, accessing it might be a bit difficult if the seat is reclined fully to the back.

UPPAbaby G-Luxe Storage

Folding

You can fold the G-LUXE stroller easily, even without using your feet, although it is not a one-hand fold. There is a designated button for folding the stroller, making the folding extra easy.

When folded, the G-LUXE requires a little space. Thus, it can be stored in a small trunk or apartment. The carry strap also contributes to its portability and easy movement. If you are wondering what the strap really does, it comes handy if you ever have to carry the stroller on a shoulder.

It is advisable not to carry the stroller on bare skin for long. This may make you feel discomfort, considering that the strap is not padded. Instead, roll the G-LUXE when folded, especially when you are moving it over a long distance.

Lifting and strolling are quite beneficial, mainly if your older kid is sitting in the stroller. Such kid will mostly walk, and ride only a few times. So, you can easily carry or pull your stroller when he is walking, and open it fast whenever he wants to ride.

UPPAbaby G-Luxe Folded

Pros and Cons

Let’s quickly compare the main strength and weakness of the UPPAbaby G-LUXE stroller.

Pros

  • Easy transport and storage
  • Really lightweight, so you won’t have any problems with fitting it in a car trunk or carrying around on your shoulder
  • Well-suited for parents who drive a lot or travels by road
  • Roomy and extendable canopy, plus SPF 50+
  • Three possible recline positions available in a one-handed reclining seat
  • Guarantees smooth rides over even surfaces, thus it is excellent for city use
  • Stands upright on its own, alongside an automatic lock
  • Presence of a cup holder

Cons

  • Only 3 color options in the latest version
  • Some parents may find it too heavy

Color versions

You have three color variants of the UPPAbaby G-LUXE latest version. Note that there are slight differences in the prices of each color. Check which colors are currently available and see how much they cost.

UPPAbaby G-LUXE Accessories

The first on the list of out-of-the-box accessories of the UPPAbaby G-LUXE is the cup holder. This is not common in most strollers, and parents that want one will have to buy. It is one of the key benefits of the G-LUXE.

Other accessories that can complement your G-LUXE stroller are listed below:

  • Rain Shield, which costs around $20-$25. Features a window, side vents and a mesh that makes the air circulation even better. Now you can go out with your stroller even in harsh weather.
  • Parent Organizer bag, which costs around $35-$40. It is great for keeping items like sunglasses, wallet, keys, phones, and you can easily hang it on the handle.
  • Travel bag, which costs about $70-$80 and offers extra convenience when transporting the stroller. Storing the stroller is also more comfortable with a travel bag, and travel lovers especially will find it very helpful.
  • Ganoosh Footmuff and CozyGanoosh Footmuff, which cost about $100-$130. When you get one, you can rest assured of adequate protection of your baby from the winter cold. Your baby will stay warm throughout the trip.

UPPAbaby G-LUXE 2019 Improvements

Redesigned Stroller Frame: The stroller frame has been re-designed to increase the durability and sturdiness, without adding to the overall weight of the stroller.

Redesigned Wheel System: The G-Luxe new version of the G-LUXE comes with a single-wheel modern design. Thus, users can enjoy easier and improved maneuverability even in tight curves and turns.

Redesigned Modern Canopy: This year, the canopy comes in a more modern look, plus it is larger and more sophisticated. There is a stretch knit fabric exterior alongside several panels, thus covering your little one from sun and elements. There is also an inbuilt UPF 50+ sunshade.

Improved Braking System: This version comes with a new braking system with two buttons red “brake” and green “go”. Thus, the brake is clearer and more convenient to use. Also, there is improved convenience and safety.

More style Options: There are now three style options – Aidan, Jordan, and Jake. There is also a multiple color selection option, including three neutral and soft tones, alongside contrasting bright-colored accents achieved by exposing the stitching lines. You will find interesting the combination of the two-tone denim plus orange exposed stitching.

Bigger Basket: The basket is now larger, and the new design allows easy access to the basket through the back section of the stroller.

Improved Carry-Strap Accessibility: The integration of the carry-strap into the stroller design has improved its accessibility to parents.

New, Upper Storage: The new model comes with a personal storage pocket where you can easily keep personal items like wallet, phone, keys and the like. It is strategically placed to ensure that you can easily access it and its contents anytime.

UPPAbaby G-Luxe 2019

Conclusion

We are confident that the information provided in this review will help you to make a sound decision on buying the UPPAbaby G-LUXE or not. Perhaps you are still in doubt? We will advise you to settle for the G-LUXE if you are seeking for a stroller that is:

  • lightweight and suitable for everyday outdoor use – shopping trips and quick errands
  • suitable for traveling parents, especially during holidays and trips
  • good choice for those who travel a lot
  • great as a second-option stroller for babies that can sit on their own without assistance
  • suitable for older kids that can walk but prefers to sit and ride in a stroller at times
  • great for small space storage, including a small house or car.

Lastly, always remember that the G-LUXE is made for use on flat surfaces, and not on rough on bumpy terrains. However, if you have the G-LUXE 2018, which comes with better wheels (single on the front), you can easily push it on uneven terrains. So, if you plan to use your stroller on uneven terrains, it is advisable that you go for the new model.

If you still hesitate whether to choose this stroller, check the reviews of other parents who bought this stroller on Amazon.

All pictures belong to UPPAbaby. Source: uppababy.com

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Welcome to my blog, dear moms! I'm Lindsey, happy mother of two, keen blogger, traveller who likes to cook and spend time reading a good book. If you have any questions or find it difficult to make a choice, feel free to message me - I'm here to help!

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