Last year I was blown away by the GB new compact stroller called ‘Pockit’ which is the Guinness World Records smallest stroller! It folds to a tiny package that you can put in your purse. I thought it couldn’t get any cooler than that, but this year GB came up with a new Pockit Plus model that doesn’t only have a compact fold, but also can turn into a travel system. Wow!
The folded dimensions have slightly increased and now are 12.6″ x 7.9″ x 15″. The weight also have increased by 1.8 lbs and now is 10.8 lbs instead of 9 lbs. Still very light and very compact model! You should have no problem taking it on board of any airline since it’s way below the maximum size for the carry-on.
The Plus model can be paired with GB or Cybex infant car seat (adapters required; sold separately). They’ve also added a small strap recline to the seat, but you still have to use it from 6 months.
Just like the original model Pockit Plus features good size basket, adjustable 5-point harness, roomy seat, and one-step brake. It rolls on small 4.5″ wheels that are design for flat surfaces only. Taking it to the park or city streets with uneven sidewalks will be a bumpy ride since there is no suspension.
This model is perfect for parents who travel a lot and run errands so the stroller will be used mostly inside of the airport, mall, or store. It will be ok in the park with even surface like a theme park for example. I think Mountain Buggy Nano, Babyzen Yoyo 6+, and GB Qbit have a even more serious competition now.
The canopy is super small and in need of improvement. I would suggest coming up with some kind of removable canopy to keep the fold compact. The basket is still a decent size which is definitely a plus.
This model comes in six colors and will retail for $280. It available Spring 2017. I will let you know as soon as it comes out.
-Small canopy. The Pockit not only has the smallest fold, but also the smallest canopy. LOL. I think they should come up with some kind of removable canopy that you can take off before folding the stroller and maybe fold separately and velcro it to the stroller. Just an idea. But, for this canopy to provide any shade the sun has to be directly above the stroller or behind it. Useless!
-Handle bars. It has interesting handle bars that are looking more outward and forward than usual. They are covered with nice soft foam. As you probably have guessed they are not adjustable. They are located 39″ from the ground which is an average height for non-adjustable handle bars.
-Roomy seat. The seat is very roomy and since the canopy almost non-existent, you can fit in a very tall child. The seat is 11.5″ wide with 21″ seat back and a measurement of 25″ from the back of the seat to the top of the canopy. The seat has a small strap recline now, but should still be used from 6 months and up to 55 lbs.
-5 point harness. There is an adjustable padded 5 point harness with a center release buckle in the middle and a crotch padding.
-Great basket. Comparing to full size strollers the basket is small but for such a compact stroller its not bad at all. You can probably fit your medium size diaper bag. It’s also easily accessible from the back and can hold up to 11 lbs which is more than the stroller’s weight!
-Foot brake. There is a one-step brake located on the right rear wheel that will lock both of the rear wheels in place. It’s not flip-flop-friendly.
-Small wheels. It rolls on 4.5″ EVA wheels with swivel front wheels that can be locked straight. These wheels are designed for flat surfaces only and not going to handle any other terrain.
-The most compact fold in the world! The fold is super compact. You can almost put it in your pocket! It will definitely fit into my large diaper bag. This is a great news for traveling parents who wants to take their stroller on board on ANY airlines.
Just like the Pockit, the Plus model is way below the maximum size for the carry-on. It has folded dimensions of 12.6″ x 7.9″ x 15″. Weighing only 10.8 lbs, it’s very easy to carry over the shoulder when not needed. I think my purse weighs 11 lbs. Ha! There is no automatic lock, but there is a manual one. There is also standing fold which is probably not going to be used much since it’s just easier to hold it in your hands than bending down to the ground.
Here is the most compact fold.
It can be also folded with the car seat adapters attached.
-Travel system option. You can turn Plus model into a travel system! I did not see this coming. It’s surprising that such a small stroller can accept a car seat. Plus model is compatible with GB or Cybex infant car seat (adapters required; sold separately).
-Small canopy. The canopy is tiny! I wish it had a removable canopy with a large sunvisor. Maybe you could remove that canopy before folding the stroller and roll it into a small package that can attach to the stroller with a Velcro. That way it won’t take that much space and there will be no additional weight. Or, maybe a softer canopy that would fold like a sunvisor into the seat. Just a thought.
-No accessories. There are no cup holders, bumper bars nor child trays.
-Small wheels. The wheels are tiny and designed only for a flat surface.
Here is a quick video overview.
Stroller weight: 10.8 lbs
Weight limit: 55 lbs
Folded dimensions: 12.6″ x 7.9″ x 15″
Handle bar height: 39″
Seat to canopy height: 25″
The GB has a 2-year warranty from the original date of purchase and you have to be the original owner.
GB Pockit Plus will be available in six colors. All models come with a black frame.
Where to buy it
This model comes in six colors and will retail for $280. It available Spring 2017. I will let you know as soon as it comes out. The original GB Pockit is available now for around $199 on Amazon (free shipping/free returns).
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