Best Mid-Range Lightweight Stroller 2018

UPPAbaby G-Luxe

The G-Luxe offers a great range of features at a very reasonable price. We loved all the extras provided, and features such as the freestanding fold and full suspension make the G-Luxe great value for money.

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This modern-looking stroller sits in the middle of the price range. The lightest of our featured strollers, it offers some great features, a spin on the classic umbrella fold – the folded stroller stands up by itself. This gives it a tiny footprint, meaning you can fit it into cupboards where it will take up a fraction of the space. This is also good if you keep your stroller in a hallway, as it won’t mark the wall. We loved that the folding triggers are hand operated only – there’s no foot action required, making it super quick to fold.

Umbrella strollers are never the easiest to lug about with baby, but the UPPAbaby G-Luxe stroller was noticeably lighter than others on the market. It also comes with a handy carry strap, so you can carry the buggy on your shoulder. All in all, we found it perfect for short trips like running errands.

The G-Luxe is also light and easy to manoeuvre. At just 6.1kg and with full wheel suspension, it was a breeze to push through the park, over grass, kerbs and onto public transport. It was easy to lift up a few steps. However, due to its more traditional design, you can’t steer one-handed, which is a shame.

The fabric is removeable and machine washable, which is really as it should be. We found it easy to remove, and it goes through the wash with no problems whatsoever.

For the price, you’d expect a few good extras and the G-Luxe doesn’t disappoint. The large sun canopy offers SPF 50+ protection, and a rain cover is included, as is a nifty cup holder that we coffee addicts were particularly fond of.

However, it's not a travel system, so if you're after something you can attach car seats to, you might be better off having a look at our Travel Systems reviews.

The Specs:

Suitable from: 3 Months – 25 kg
Weight: 6.1 kg
Folded Dimensions: L107 x W31 x D38 cm
RRP: £194.99 at time of review
Estimated resale value: £50

Available in red, blue, yellow, grey, and black.

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After lots of research, we handpicked 15 of the top lightweight strollers on the market, collating the models most frequently searched for and most highly rated both on Mumsnet and across the web

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