As you probably know UPPAbaby has updated all of their models in 2015 and G-Luxe was not an exception. For 2016 G-Luxe got only three new colors and there were no changes for 2017. So if you see 2015 G-Luxe model, it’s the same as 2017.
The 2017 UPPAbaby G-Luxe has robust profile and an one-action brake. Weighing only 15 lbs, G-Luxe is great for on-the-go parents who need a lighter stroller that they can run errands with and travel.
This luxury umbrella stroller has a deep one-hand recline, adjustable foot rest, and a very roomy seat with plenty of head room for a taller toddler. It can accommodate a child from 3 months and up to 55 lbs. There is NO travel system option.
The seat is made out of easy-to-clean fabric that is water and stain resistant. High performance wheels and all-wheel suspension will provide your baby with a smooth ride. There is no bumper bar, but removable cup holder is included.
While the canopy doesn’t look big, there is a large pop-out sunvisor that will provide your child with full sun protection. Great canopy for an umbrella model. I also really liked very tall handle bars that are located 42″ from the ground. It also features compact umbrella fold with an automatic lock and standing fold. I haven’t seen umbrella strollers with a standing fold so this is unique.
I gave this stroller a perfect score of 5 out of 5 stars because I really like the one-hand deep recline, the canopy is a great size, the padding on the seat is soft and easy to clean, the wheels are more robust than on your typical umbrella model, and there is an all-wheel suspension system which is rarely found on umbrella strollers.
You are probably wondering what are the cons? Well, there are not many. I would like to see a peekaboo window added and maybe a little zipper pocket on the back of the canopy for storing small items. There is no padding on the 5 -point harness and there is no crotch pad. Other than that, this is a great stroller that is on the top of my list!
This luxury umbrella stroller is not cheap. The retails for around $259 on Amazon (free shipping/free returns and no sales tax). The price vary depending on the color for some reason. I know that this is a lot for an umbrella stroller, but the quality is outstanding! This stroller will last you for many years and multiple kids. Because of the high quality I would compare it to Maclaren. Have you seen the new colors? To die for!
-Great canopy. The canopy doesn’t look that big, but it has a hidden sun visor that goes all the way down to where you would place a bumper bar (if there was one available). The sun visor is SPF 50+ which will protect your child from harmful UV rays. There is NO peekaboo window, but if your seat is reclined, you can lift the back of the canopy and take a peek at your child. The only thing I would like to see is a small zipper pocket added to the back of the canopy. Anyways, comparing to other umbrella stroller, this is a great canopy!
-Tall handle bars. It has two ergonomic non-adjustable handles that are 42″ from the ground. Great for taller and shorter parents. These are one of the tallest handle bars on the market. They are covered with soft durable foam that feels nice to the touch. I also like how thick they are.
-Cup holder. INCLUDED! This is a removable cup holder that will can hold a regular size water bottle or a coffee mug.
-Padded seat. It’s a nicely padded seat that is 12″ wide with 19.5″ seat back and a measurement of 27″ from the bottom of the seat to the top of the canopy. The seat fabric is amazing! It is made out of high quality material that is stain and water resistant. If you look at the photo below, you can see how thick it is. The seat pad is removable and machine washable. Kids are so messy, so I like the fact that you can simply remove the pad (it’s attached by Velcro) and through it in a washing machine.
It has a one-hand 3-position recline that is adjusted with a lever in the back of the seat. Although, it is a deep recline, it does NOT go all the way to a flat position. So, it’s recommended for kids that are 3 months and up to 55 lbs. BTW, It is not a very upright seat which I know can be a problem for some parents.
-5 point harness. It has 5 point adjustable harness (not padded) with a center release button that is very easy to open. I don’t know if its a good thing or a bad thing… Your 2-year old might jump out of the seat while you are walking. I have one of those at home. LOL.
-Adjustable foot rest. You can lift the adjustable foot rest up to provide your child with maximum comfort during napping. This is a great feature especially for smaller babies who feel more comfortable stretching their cute little legs up.
-Nice basket. The basket it large for an umbrella stroller. You will be able to fit a medium size diaper bag in it. It is also very easy to access comparing to other umbrella strollers.
-High performance wheels. The 2015 G-Luxe rolls on four double hard-rubber wheels high performance wheels that are 5.75″ in diameter. The front wheels are swivel but could be locked straight for more stability. The wheels have been redesign for 2013. Now, they are 5.75″ high performance wheels. G-Luxe also has a 4-wheel suspension to help you absorb some of the bumps.
-All-wheel suspension. The all-wheel suspension will help to smooth out the bumps and make the ride a little smoother. This is a nice feature that is rarely found on umbrella stroller. Most of them have no suspension at all.
-Parking brake. It has single action brake now, that is not flip-flop-friendly.
-Easy fold. It is a two-hand fold activated by two finger triggers located on both sides of the frame. It’s super easy, but you do need BOTH HANDS. No foot action required. There is an automatic lock and standing fold which is very unusual to see in umbrella model. Most of the time you have to lean it against something or put it down on the ground. Keep in mind, it’s not particularly sturdy while standing. You also have to kind of balance it to make it stand. The only thing I didn’t like is how far the wheels stick out once the stroller is folded. You can easily knock someone out if you carrying it on your shoulder. LOL. The folded dimensions of 12”W x 8.5”H x 42.5”L.
-No peekaboo window. I always like to see what my baby girl is doing. Sometime she looks up at me into the peekaboo window (if there is one) and gives me the smile that melts my heart. Not a deal breaker, but would be nice.
-No padding on the harness. I would like to see a padding and a crotch pad added to the harness to protect babies from getting scratches.
Here is a video overview.
Here is a video overview from UPPAbaby.
Stroller weight: 15 lbs
Weight limit: 55 lbs
Folded dimensions: 12”W x 8.5”L x 42.5”H
Handle bar height: 42″
Seat to canopy height: 27″
Overall length: 33″
Overall width: 19″
UPPAbaby has only 2-year warranty from the original date of purchase and you have to be the original owner. Here is more information on the warranty.
For 2017 UPPAbaby G-Luxe is available in six colors: Jake, Denny, Sebby, Any, Ella, and Makena. Who comes up with these weird names?
Where to buy it
My favorite place to buy strollers and a lot of other baby items is Amazon. It usually has the lowest prices, free shipping, free returns and no sales tax. How great is that? You can get UPPAbaby G-Luxe 2016/2017 in one of the six beautiful colors for around $259 on Amazon (free shipping/free returns and no sales tax). It comes with a cup holder.
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