The GB Evoq 4-in-1 travel system has a sleek and modern design and grows with your child. You can purchase Evoq as a stand alone or as a travel system with GB Asana 35 infant car seat. This is a very simple and affordable model with a lot of great features found on luxury strollers.
The GB Evoq stroller has a reversible seat with deep one-hand recline suitable for a newborn, huge canopy, adjustable handle bar, adjustable leg rest, automatic lock, and a large basket. The two-hand fold is very easy and you can fold it with the seat attached.
The Evoq is a full size stroller that you can use everyday for running errands, going to the park or a stroll around neighborhood. Since the wheels are not very big and are not all-terrain, it performs best on flat surfaces, but can tackle some so called mommy terrain if needed.
One of the unique features of Evoq is a built-in glider board for an older toddler. You can move the seat down on the frame to provide your child with more standing room. This buggy weighs only 23 lbs with the seat attached which is a couple pounds lighter than your average reversible seat model.
Despite all the great features I gave this model only 3.5 out of 5 stars because while it’s very affordable the quality is just not there. At first, I really liked it, but after using it for a few weeks I started to notice things. The whole construction is very plasticy and cheaply made. The wheels are not as smooth as I would like them to be and it’s very hard to navigate with one hand. BTW, I’ve seen a lot of parents complaining about the wheels. The lack of the suspension system makes it a bumpy ride if you take it on rougher terrain. The fold is a little bulky.
Unfortunately, there is no bumper bar nor other additional accessories available. I also wish it worked with other infant car seats and not only Asana 35.
You can get GB Evoq travel system in one of the three beautiful colors for around $429 on Amazon (free shipping/free returns and no sales tax). It comes with a cup holder (that sticks out on the side always bumping into things).
-Huge canopy. The canopy has two large panels plus one zipped-in panel that you can unzip to create more coverage. It goes all the way to the bumper providing full protection. There is also a large mesh panel with a cover that helps air circulation on a hot summer day. You can use it instead of a peekaboo window to check on your child.
-Adjustable handle bar. The telescoping handle bar goes from 39” all the way up to 42” from the ground. Great for taller and shorter parents.
-Reversible seat. The seat is 11” wide with 20” seat back and a measurement of 22” from the back of the seat to the top of the canopy. This is a very average seat size for a reversible seat stroller. You can easily flip the seat by using two levers on the side of the frame. Again, this is a very common seat design that you can see on most of the reversible seat models.
One thing that I did notice was that the seat is a little rocky on the frame. It doesn’t really matter where on the frame it’s located and if it’s reclined or not, but you still get little back and forth motion especially when going over rougher terrain. I don’t think it’s a safety issue, but would like to see firmer fit.
-Deep recline. It has one-hand lever recline that goes to almost flat position suitable for a newborn. Since the seat is one molded piece, when you recline the back of the seat the whole seat reclines. This lever recline is very easy to operate and is very smooth unlike some of the strap recline systems where you have to use both hands and a lot of effort. It has the same recline positions in both parent-facing and forward-facing modes. The seat can accommodate a child from birth and up to 50 lbs. This lever recline is very easy to operate and is very smooth unlike some of the strap recline systems where you have to use both hands and a lot of effort.
-Two seat positions. The interesting thing about Evoq model is that you can slide the seat down the frame when it’s in the forward facing position. This is done so there is more room in the back for an older child to stand on the built-in glide on board. BTW, you can also fold the stroller when with the seat in the lower position.
On the photo below the seat is positioned lower on the frame so that an older toddler has more room on the built-in glide board.
-Built-in glider board. Another interesting feature of Evoq is a built-in glider board. This is a small board located between two rear wheels that your toddler can use as a glider board when their are tired of walking which btw happens a lot to my daughter once I get far enough from my car and I know there is no way I can carry that 35 lbs screaming bundle of joy all the way back. If at 2 years you think I definitely don’t need a stroller anymore, wait till your child turns three. Their legs seem to get tired much quicker for some reason and the meltdowns happen more often. For me, terrible-twos were not as terrible as terrible-threes. That being said, gilder board is a great thing!
-5-point harness. It has adjustable padded 5-point harness with a center release buckle that is very easy to unlock. Your toddler might be able to escape :)
-Adjustable leg rest. The adjustable leg rest goes up and down. I noticed that in the upright position it’s not completely up and still has a slight angle. The leg drop on the adjustable leg rest is 8”. Although GB has also added a foot rest for an older toddler that is a part of the stroller frame, but I think it’s unusable since you can’t really move the adjustable leg rest out of the way. It would be nice if the leg rest could be adjusted slightly under the seat so the toddler could put their legs on the foot rest.
-Large basket. The basket is a great size. It’s not very deep, but is very easy to access from the sides and the front. It would be easy to access from the back too if there was no cross bar. For some reason they have a second crossbar going across that is very high and gets in the way. You will be able to fit your large diaper bag in it.
-Parking brake. It has a one-step brake located near the right rear wheel that locks both rear wheels in place. It’s not flip-flop-friendly.
-Wheels. It rolls on four hard rubber wheels with 9.5” wheels in the back and 7.5” wheels in the front. The front wheels are swivel, but can be locked straight. You can also easily remove the front wheels for more compact storage. This is an average wheel size for a full size stroller. For comparison Mamas&Papas Armadillo Flip XT rolls on 6.5” and 9” and Nuna Mixx rolls on 7” and 10”.
-Easy fold. It’s a two-hand fold and you can fold it with the seat attached. First, make sure the seat is facing forward. Next, pull on two levers on the side of the frame and fold it down till you hear a click of the automatic lock. This is not a very compact fold, but I like that it firmly locks in place without me jumping on top of it to activate the automatic lock. The folded dimensions are 37”L x 23”W x 20”H. For comparison the Nuna Mixx is only slightly more compact at 18.6″H x 23.2″W x 35.5″L. One of the most compact models Armadillo Flip XT has a fold of 30″L x 22″ W x 10”H.
-Travel system option. Before, GB Evoq was available only as a travel system, but now you can also get it as a stand along. It works ONLY with their GB Asana 35 infant car seat (without any adapters). You can just replace the seat with the GB Asana 35. Now, because you are not installing it on top of the seat like in many other travel systems, you are not going to be able to use stroller’s canopy for additional sun protection. I am not a big fan of Asana 35 canopy. I think it can definitely be a little bigger or have some sort of sunvisor. The Asana 35 can accommodate a baby from 4-35 lbs and 32”. The unique FirmFit System on the car seat base provides an easier installation when using the vehicle seat belt to install it. It provides additional force of 20 lbs creating a tighter fit. You can also use the LATCH system.
-Cup holder. INCLUDED!
-No bumper bar. There is no bumper bar included and they don’t have it as an accessory either. There is also no child’s tray available.
-Bulky fold. As with most reversible seat strollers, it’s a bulky fold. You can remove the front wheels to make if more compact. The rear wheels are not removable.
-Rocking seat. Not a big deal, but the seat rocks a little back and forth. I don’t think there is a safety concern or anything like this, but it does get a little shaky when going over terrain. I would like to see a firmer fit.
-No suspension. I would like to see suspension system added because it makes the ride much smoother for little babies. It’s also very hard to maneuver with one hand.
-Short canopy on the Asana 35 car seat. The canopy is really small and I would like to see some kind of pop-out sunvisor.
-Plasticy frame. The whole stroller felt very plasticy and cheaply made.
-Works only with GB Asana 35 infant car seat. I wish it worked with the most popular car seats.
Here is a video review from BabyGizmo.
Here is a great overview of GB Evoq by GB.
Stroller weight: 23 lbs
Weight limit: 50 lbs
Folded dimensions: 19″ W x 21″ L x 13″H
Handle bar height: 41″
Seat to canopy height: 25″
Overall length: 18″
Overall width: 19″
The GB has a 2-year warranty from the original date of purchase and you have to be the original owner.
The Evoq comes in three colors: sterling, teal, and midnight. The frame is silver.
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 GB Evoq travel system in one of the three beautiful colors for around $429 on Amazon (free shipping/free returns and no sales tax). It comes with a cup holder.
Disclaimer: The GB Child USA sent me this travel system to review. As always all opinions are my own. No monetary compensation has been provided.
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