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UPPAbaby’s G-Luxe umbrella stroller ranks high across the board. BabyGearLab names it their ‘Editors’ Choice’ for best overall umbrella stroller and The NightLight and Stroller Envy both recognize it as a top choice in the higher-end price range. It reclines 120-degrees, supports your kid up to 55 pounds, and is packed with convenience features like a huge SPF 50 sun canopy, under-seat storage, cup holder, and adjustable footrest, making it potentially the best combination of comfort, convenience, and capacity on the market. But what do users have to say about it? Take a look.
- “This stroller glides like a dream and truly feels well made,” writes one user on Amazon. In fact, multiple reviews point out how well-made it feels, including BGL: “This stroller is sturdy with a clean design. It has few exposed fasteners and everything feels tight with little flex.”
- Consumer Reports scores the G-Luxe: “Very good in ease of use, excellent in maneuverability, and good in safety.” They go on to highlight that the stroller not only is small when folded, but stands on its own ⏤ an attribute for which more than one reviewer was thankful.
- With almost a 20-inch seat height, there’s plenty of room for older/taller toddlers. Says another Amazon customer: “My tall 4-year-old still has room in there before her head hits the canopy, whether open or closed.”
- All of its features add up, literally, to one of the heaviest and most expensive strollers on our list of best umbrella strollers. If you’re planning on checking it for an upcoming flight, you’ll likely want to use the travel bag; unfortunately, it’s sold separately, adding to your cost.
- BGL agrees: “The UPPAbaby G-Luxe earned a nice score for quality and ease of use, but it disappointed by being on the heavy side and hard to maneuver off of flat surfaces.”
- The “one-handed fold” is anything but”,” writes one Amazon reviewer, “since you have to pull the levers on both handles simultaneously to fold it.” It also takes some heat from owners because the seat reclines too much: “It doesn’t allow for a more upright sitting position. Our 18-month-old old doesn’t like being super reclined, he likes being able to sit up and see everything while we walk.”
Weight Capacity: 3 months to 55 lbs
Folded Dimensions: 13″ x 42″ x 14″
Wheel Type: Solid
Wheel Dimensions: 5.75″
Suspension: Shock-absorbing, 4-wheel suspension
Brake: One-step brake
Carrier Adapter: No
One-handed Fold: No