UPPAbaby G-LUXE Review – Read Full Article

My rate of stroller:

uppababy g-luxe reviewI must admit – I love UPPAbaby brand. It is an American company and it keeps up with the changes of daily family life. Their strollers are versatile and meet parents’ and babies’ needs.

In this article I present you my UPPAbaby G-LUXE review where I put all of the important information I have gathered on this stroller and many other tips from my personal experience.

My review of UPPAbaby G-LUXE is divided into few sections. At the beggings I would like to focus on its features, then I will describe accessories which can be purchased additionally. In the next section you will find information about color version of this stroller and the differences between this model and other UPPAbaby strollers.

At the end I will of this article I will make final conclusions and point the main reasons to buy this stroller. I will show for whom it will be the best choice. I hope you will find in my UPPAbaby G-LUXE review all of the information you need. Enjoy!

UPPAbaby G-LUXE review – stoller features

UPPAbaby G-LUXE is a lightweight stroller. It consists of a light aluminum frame, reclining seat with adjustable canopy, four dual wheels, underseat basket and foot-operated brake. As every stroller from UPPAbaby, G-LUXE has also many useful features and is very flexible.

First of all, according to the producent this stroller is suitable for babies from 3 month and can accommodate a passenger up to 55 lbs. The whole stroller is very compact and small. It is only 19.5” wide and weighs 15 lbs which means this is a lightweight type of strollers. UPPAbaby G-LUXE is small enough to be portable and perfect for trips, yet it is big enough to be very functional.

Besides, G-LUXE has a very reasonable price. It costs around $200-300, depending on the color version. What is included in the set? Light aluminum frame, seat and cup holder. The fact that G-LUXE comes with a cup holder is a big advantage because usually it is not included in the set and we need to buy this accessory separately!

Seat

uppababy g-luxe reviewUPPAbaby G-LUXE is eqipped with a seat, according to producent suitable for children from 3 month. The seatback and padding are very nice and soft, but I guess the seat is not enough supportive for small babies and their delicate spine and head.

Although the producent says this stroller can be used from 3 month, I would recommend to use it when the baby can sit up (around 6 month). Nevertheless, you can try this stroller earlier (around 3-4 month) with fully recline position (although you should remember that it is not a completely flat position).

uppababy g-luxe reclining seat and adjustable footrestThe seat has three reclining positions, therefore the baby can sleep in a fully recline position, relax or sit and watch the surroundings. The “upright position” doesn’t actually allows to sit straight, because it is still a little bit reclined.

G-LUXE is equipped with one-handed recline which means we can recline the seat with just one hand. To do this we just have to push a single buton placed on the back of the seat – it is very simple! There is also an adjustable footrest for better comfort of the baby. Riding in G-LUXE is not only very comfy, but also safe.

review of uppababy g-luxe strollerThe seat has also five-point harness for our little rider safety. The straps are nice and smooth and each of them can be adjusted independently. It is very useful feature because babies grow so fast!! Besides during cold winter strolls baby will need more expanded straps than during warm spring rides, due to thicker clothes.

The backle is placed in the middle and very easy to open with one hand, yet difficult enough for small baby’s fingers. The only thing I didn’t like about G-LUXE seat is the lack of bumper bar.

uppababy g-luxe removable fabrics and seat pad

There is one more big advantage of G-LUXE seat. All fabrics and the seat pad are removable and can be machine washed. This is a great feature because during strolling something always spills out and gets dirty. The stroller can be still used even when the seat pad is romoved.

The seat pad is attached with Velco straps so setting it up again is very easy.

 

uppababy g-luxe canopy with spf 50+Canopy

G-LUXE has extendable sunshade which provide a great cover for our little rider. The canopy is also eqiupped with SPF 50+ therefore your baby can enjoy sunny days while being protected from harmful UV rays. The sunshade can be easily folded. This stroller is great for tall kids thanks to tall canopy which additionally can be removed. I only wish this canopy had better ventilation and a peek-a-boo window to spy on the little adventurer.

Handlebars

uppababy g-luxe handles and canopyThis stroller doesn’t have typical handlebar. Instead, it has two handles on both sides, ass you can see in the picture. These handles are covered with foam.

They are not adjustable, but even parents of different height can easily and comfortably push this stroller, because the handles are 42.5” high. I’m 5’2” and my husband is 6’2”and it’s fine for both of us.

Because of these two handles placed on the sides (and not one handlebar) it is definitely easier to push the stroller with two hands rather than one.

Remember not to hang any items on the handles because the stroller is light and it may tip over (actually don’t hang anything on any other stroller, even heavier ones, if it doesn’t have special place and bag for it!)

Wheels

uppababy g-luxe wheels

UPPAbaby G-LUXE has four 5.75” dual wheels. These small wheels are difinitely not suitable for off-road strolling (or running!) and the stroller is more difficult to push on uneven surface. But the wheels handle very nicely flat and even terrain and they are really sturdy.

The stroller is very easy to push and steer. Thanks to its maneuverability it turns easily even in tight corners. This stroller is great for quick transfering from car/ public transport to home or mall. This is definitely not an all-terrain stroller, it has a specific purpose and serves it wonderful!

Suspension

This stroller has a four wheel suspension and although it has pretty small wheels it glides very easily and smoothly on flat surface. The suspension absorbs shocks so the little passenger can enjoy comfortable ride.

Brake

uppababy g-luxe foot-operated brakeThis stroller is equipped with one foot-operated brake, located on the right. Single action brake is pretty unusual for lightweight and umbrella strollers. To set the brake you will need to use some force, and then the wheels get locked up. One simple click and the stroller stops and is immobile.

If you want to be sure the brake is set properly you can wiggle the stroller just a little bit. I can say from my personal experience, that I’ve never had any problems with correct identification whether the brake is set properly

Storage

G-LUXE has an underseat mesh basket. Its weight limit is 10 lbs and it can easily accommodate an average sized bag of diapers, wipes, food and drink and even a shopping bag. Be aware that the access to the basket is easy when the seat is not reclined. If we fully recline the seat back, we won’t be able to use the storage bin.

Folding

uppababy g-luxe self standFolding UPPAbaby G-LUXE is very easy and does not require using feet. It is not one-hand fold but still very simple. To fold the stroller we have to push the button first and then pull up on the release handles on both sides at the same time. The stroller has an automatic lock and once it is folded it can stand on its own.

It takes up little space which is great for storage when we do not use it. Besides, G-LUXE has also carry strap which makes this stroller perfect for travel and very easy to transport. You can see how it works in the picture below.

uppababy g-luxe carry strapSome parents may wonder if the strap is even useful. In my opinion this features is very handy because the stroller is not bulky or heavy therefore carrying it on a shoulder is very convenient.

However, the strap is not padded so carrying the stroller for a long time on a bare skin might be less comfortable. The good thing is that G-LUXE also rolls when folded. If you get tired of carrying it you can just roll folded stroller along.

Accessories

Great thing about UPPAbaby G-LUXE is that it comes with a cup holder. Majority of strollers don’t come with this accessory and we have to buy it separately. It is a big advantage of G-LUXE. The cup holder should be installed on the side of the frame (on a handle).

There are also many accessories that we can purchase additionally. Here is my list of the most useful items for G-LUXE:

  • Rain Shield with side vents and window with a mesh for extra ventilation. Thanks to this cover even bad weather can’t stop you from strolling!
  • Parent organizer for you essentials like phone, keys, wallet, sunglasses… This bag can be hanged on the handle.
  • Travel bag for easier and more convenient transport of the stroller. A must-have for travel lover.
  • Ganoosh Footmuff and CozyGanoosh Footmuff will protect baby from winter cold. These covers will keep baby warm during the whole trip.

Pros and cons

To conclude my UPPAbaby G-LUXE review I made a table that shows what are the advantages and disadvantages of this stroller.

Pros Cons
Lightweight More difficult to push on uneven terrain
Easy to transport and storage No peek-a-boo window on a canopy
Perfect for travels (by car or plane) Handlebar has only one fixed height
One-handed reclining seat with three position
Entendable canopy with SPF 50+
Has automatic lock and self-stands
Cup holder included
Great for city use and glides smoothly on even terrain
Single action brake

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Specification

Here you can find basic information about stroller specification, like its weight and dimensions. The information are taken from UPPAbaby official website.

Stroller type Lightweight
Stroller weight 15 lbs
Weight limit 55 lbs
Stroller dimensions 19.5″ W x 42.5″ H x 33″ L
Folded dimensions 14″ W x 13.8″ H x 42.8″ L
Handles height 42.5″
Wheels’ size 5.75″
Underseat basket weight limit 10 lbs

Warranty

UPPAbaby G-LUXE has a standard 2 year warranty which can be extended up to 3 years, if we register our product online within 3 months after purchase.

UPPAbaby strollers comparison

My UPPAbaby G-LUXE review wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t make a comparison of UPPAbaby strollers. The table below shows the differences and similar features.

G-LUXE G-LITE G-LINK VISTA CRUZ
Age From 3 m.o. From 6 m.o. From birth Bassinet from birth, toddler seat from 3 m.o. Bassinet and SnugSeat (sold separately) from birth, toddler seat from 3 m.o.
Weight limit 55 lbs 55 lbs 55 lbs 50 lbs (toddler seat) 50 lbs (toddler seat)
Max numer of children 1 1 2 3 2
Expandable options (sold separately)

MESA Infant Car Seat, RumbleSeat, VISTA PiggyBack

MESA Infant Car Seat, CRUZ PiggyBack

Stroller width 19.5’’ 19.5’’ 30’’ 26.5’’ 22.25’’
Frame + seat weight 15 lbs 11 lbs 24.5 lbs 27.5 lbs 21.5 lbs
Underseat basket capacity 10 lbs 10 lbs 10 lbs 30 lbs 25 lbs
Recline position 3 4 6 5
Bassinet

(sold separately)

Bumper bar
Cup holder
Adapters for infant car seat

Chicco, Maxi-Cosi, Nuna, Cybex (select models)

Chicco, Maxi-Cosi, Nuna, Cybex (select models)

Reversible seat
Suspension Front and rear Front and rear Front and rear Enhanced 4-wheel suspension Front and AirGO on rear
Entendable sunshade with SPF 50+
Adjustable handlebar
Stands on its own when folded

In the table above I show you what are the differences and similarities between different UPPAbaby stroller. Now you may wonder, what are the differences between the newest verion of G-LUXE and the previous versions. The main difference is the brake – now the stroller has only one pedal for brake, instead of two. The newest version is also a little bit lighter than the previous ones.

If you like UPPAbaby brand, but you’d prefer full-size stroller rather than lightweight, you should check out my review of UPPAbaby VISTA and UPPAbaby CRUZ.

UPPAbaby G-LUXE on video

Here you can watch a video about using G-LUXE.

UPPAbaby G-LUXE review conclusion

Uppababy G-LUXE reviewTo sum up, G-LUXE is a high-quality product and I’m sure it will last for couple of years. The construction is solid and sturdy. This stroller is not an off-road vehicle and its small wheels are more suitable for even terrain.

In my UPPAbaby G-LUXE review I tried to show you that it is an everyday urban stroller. We can take it to the mall, transport it in a car trunk or public transportation and travel with it by plane. It is a lightweight stroller so its purpose is to make travels and maneuvering around the city more easy. And it serves its purpose perfectly!

I hope my UPPAbaby G-LUXE review helped you to make a decision whether to buy this stroller. If you are still not sure, here are few tips that will help you to assess whether G-LUXE is the best choice for you and your family.

UPPAbaby G-LUXE is the right stroller for parents:

✔ of a toddler

✔ who want a lightweight stroller for everyday city use

✔ who like to travell a lot

✔ often transfer from car/public transportation to home/shopping mall etc.

✔ who are using a pram for now, but looking for the second stroller when the baby learn how to sit upright

✔ of a kid who can walk but sometimes still wants to ride in a stroller

✔ who are looking for a stroller small and light enough for holidays and trips

✔ who want a stroller that doesn’t take up much space when folded

Let me know if you have any question about UPPAbaby G-LUXE stroller! 🙂

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