Best Mid-Range Buggy 2017

UPPAbaby G-Luxe Review

The Uppababy G-Luxe is a high quality buggy 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.

The lightest of our featured buggies, this modern-looking buggy is a well built piece of kit with some great extras included in the price.

What's in the box?

Chassis, wheels, canopy, cup holder, manual

Pros

  • Lightweight (6.1kg)
  • Freestanding when folded
  • Full wheel suspension

Cons

  • Not suitable from birth
  • Needs two hands two steer

The Specs

Suitable from: 3 Months – 25kg
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.

Key features of the Uppababy G-luxe

  • Extendable SPF50 sunshade
  • Machine washable fabrics
  • Full wheel suspension
  • 5kg storage basket
  • Freestanding when folded

How does the Uppababy G-Luxe handle?

The G-Luxe is light and easy to manoeuvre. At just 6.1kg and with both back- and front-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, and its elevated rear frame ensured that we never stubbed our toes. However, due to its more traditional design, you can't steer one-handed, which is a shame.

How comfortable is it?

Our mini tester found the G-Luxe seat pad comfortable, and we had no complaints. The seat can be reclined fairly easily and the adjustable footrest helped to send our toddler off to sleep. The fabric is easy to clean, both removable and machine washable, which is really as it should be. We could remove it easily, and it goes through the wash with no problems whatsoever.

How easy is the umbrella fold?

We loved that the folding triggers are hand operated only – there's no foot action required, making this pushchair super quick to fold.

A spin on the classic umbrella fold – the folded buggy 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.

UPPAbaby G-Luxe lightweight stroller

How easy is it to transport when folded?

Umbrella strollers are never the easiest to lug about with a baby, but at 6.1kg the Uppababy G-Luxe stroller is noticeably lighter than others on the market. It also comes with a handy strap, so you can carry the buggy on your shoulder.

How much storage does the G-luxe have?

With a traditional two handle design, the G-luxe is stable enough to have a small bag of shopping on the handle with or without a baby in the seat. The shopping basket underneath the stroller has 5kg capacity and is big enough for the basics. If you're looking for something that will carry your weekly shop, the Baby Jogger City Tour might be your best bet.

Are there any extras?

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 removable cup holder that we coffee addicts were particularly fond of.

Is the G-luxe compatible with baby car seats?

No, the G-Luxe isn't compatible with baby car seats, so if you're after something you can attach a baby car seat to, you might be better off having a look at our travel systems reviews.

What Mumsnet users say

“In my experience, Uppababy quality is excellent. The G-luxe is very light, but it's great quality. It has a UV sun visor, carry strap, suspension, full recline etc.”

“I also rate the umbrella stroller that Uppababy sell, the G Luxe. It's lovely to push, folds up easily and has a shoulder carry strap. Uppababy G-Luxe has a pull out SPF 50 sun canopy. Great to push and one of the lightest buggies available.”

“G-luxe is fab. From 3 months to 25kgs. Big comfy seat with removable padding. Big hood. Removable cup holder. Total dream to push. It's still a little long/bulky when folded, but it has a shoulder carry strap and stands when folded. My only complaint is the toggle recline, which I always find a little annoying.”

“We have an Uppababy G-Luxe which is good. Light, nice to push and a good recline. My 18 month old falls asleep happily in it when out.”

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