NEW! Baby Jogger City Mini Tour 2 2019 Stroller Review

The Baby Jogger City Tour 2 is an updated version of the City Tour model which is a lightweight compact travel stroller. For 2019 they’ve completely redesigned it and now you can turn it into a travel system with an infant car seat or a pram with a carry cot (sold separately).

They’ve also updated the recline that now goes to almost a flat position, added an adjustable leg rest, redesigned one-hand fold and added new colors.

Despite weighing only 14 lbs this buggy has a very roomy seat with a tall canopy so even your older child will be comfortable. I like how nice and wide are the sides of the seat. You child will have plenty of support. The large UV 50+ canopy features three panels plus a sunvisor that can be tucked away when not needed.

The seat can accommodate a child from 3 month and up to 45 lbs. The basket is a great size for such a compact stroller and should fit your medium diaper bag. It rolls on 5″ and 6″ wheels (standard size for lightweight model) with a front-wheel suspension which helps to smooth out the bumps.

I really like this stroller. It’s light, compact, and full of great features. This is a big competition for the umbrella models because it weights less that many of them and takes a car seat which many umbrella models don’t. While it’s pretty compact I don’t think it meets the carry-on requirements. Check with your airline first.

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NEW! Baby Jogger City Mini 2 2019 Stroller Review

The Baby Jogger City Mini 2 2019 is one of my favorite strollers. It has a huge canopy, roomy seat, and can hold a child up to 50 lb. But the best feature of this stroller is the quick compact one-hand fold. This is one of THE easiest folds I’ve seen!

Despite having three wheels and a word ‘jogger’ in its name this is not a jogging stroller. It is designed for everyday life like going shopping at the mall, going to the stores, or park. The 8″ wheels with front-wheel suspension can tackle some mommy terrain like grass, mulch or gravel.

The City Mini 2 is truly the BEST stroller for parents who live in the city, because you can have a child in one hand and easily carry this stroller in another. We all know how challenging it is, if you live in a building with no elevator and need to carry a child and a stroller down the stairs. If you travel a lot, you will love how light and compact it is.

Now, for 2019 the weight of the stroller did increased from almost 17 lbs to 19 lbs, but it is still pretty light for its class.

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NEW! Maclaren Techno Arc 2019 Stroller Review

The Maclaren Techno Arc 2019 is an updated version of the beloved Techno model. Just like the Quest Arc, it got a single adjustable handle bar instead of the double handles. The canopy was also completely redesigned and now provides even more coverage and air ventilation.

They’ve also added memory foam to the leg rest for more comfort. Finally the front wheels are now single instead of double. Everything else stayed the same. It still features: roomy seat, one-hand full recline suitable for a newborn, 55 lbs weight limit, nice basket, adjustable leg rest and additional storage.

The 6″ wheels together with all-wheel suspension provide a smooth ride. Despite all the upgrades the Techno Arc weighs stayed the same around 15 lbs. There is still no travel system option, but you can use the seat to create a newborn safe cocoon-like environment or get a carrycot that inserts into the seat. The included head hugger and shoulder pads will provide additional comfort.

This buggy comes in two colors and retails for around $420 which is more expensive than the older version. I think it’s a great stroller, but the price is higher than I would like to see. If you don’t want to spend that much on an umbrella stroller, you can take a look at the Maclaren Quest Arc which costs only $345 and is almost identical to Techno Arc except for the smaller 5″ wheels.

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NEW! Maclaren Quest Arc 2019 Stroller Review

For 2019 Maclaren has completely redesigned their Quest model to compete with other lightweight models on the market. While it still has that long umbrella fold the new Quest Arc 2019 model sports a single handle bar instead of the double (like on most other umbrella strollers) and comes in beautiful new colors.

As you probably know Maclaren Quest is one of my favorite models in umbrella category aside from the UPPAbaby G-Luxe. It’s stylish and is full of great features like huge canopy, adjustable leg rest, adjustable handle bar, good size basket, all-wheel suspension and additional storage.

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NEW! UPPAbaby Minu Lightweight 2019 Stroller Review

The Minu is a new lightweight compact stroller from UPPAbaby. It’s designed for on-the-go parents that like to run errands and travel.

BTW, I’ve noticed there have been a lot of new lightweight non-umbrella models on the market. Very often these models have more features and are just as compact.

The Minu is not an exception. I think it was designed to compete with Babyzen Yoyo+ Plus which is super popular especially in Europe.

While Minu has a lot of the same features as Yoyo it is not as compact (from what I can tell) and won’t fit in the overhead storage on the plane. But, there are a lot of other great things parents will love.

It features a very roomy seat with a deep recline that can accommodate a child from 3 months and up to 50 lbs. If you have a newborn you can convert it into a travel system by replacing the seat with an infant car seat or by converting it into a pram by replacing the seat with a birth kit. It works with Mesa and Maxi-Cosi car seats. 

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NEW! Babyzen YoYo+ Plus 2019 Stroller Review

The Babyzen YoYo+ Plus is an amazing lightweight stroller that folds into the smallest package I’ve EVER seen and I’ve seen a LOT of packages! LOL. The YoYo+ is even more compact than a very popular Mountain Buggy Nano.

This might be the BEST travel stroller ever because it fits into the overhead luggage compartment on a plane and is allowed as a carry-on by most airlines.

No more carrying a baby to the baggage reclaim while praying for your stroller to arrive in one piece. And since it weighs only 13.6 lbs, you can easily carry it over your shoulder.

Despite the compact size, this is a very sturdy stroller that feels very solid. The frame is made out of high quality lightweight aluminum which is light and durable at the same time. I was happy to see a very roomy seat with plenty of headroom for a taller child.

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NEW! GB Pockit+ Plus 2018/2019 Stroller Review

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 2018/2019 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 and is now 13 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.

QUICK PROS & CONS

Pros Cons
Light Weight X Small Canopy
Super Compact Fold X Small Wheels
Small Recline X No Accessories
Travel System Option X No Suspension

MY RATING:

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OVERALL

I gave this stroller 5 out of 5 stars because for the most compact stroller in the world it has some great features. 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 an even surface like a theme park for example. I think Mountain Buggy Nano, Babyzen Yoyo+ Plus, and GB Qbit+ Plus have an even more serious competition now.

Note: There has been no changes for 2019.

For 2018/2019 they’ve improved the canopy which can provide some shade now. It’s still small, but much better than before. The basket is still a decent size which is definitely a plus.

PRICE

This model comes in two colors and retails for around $229. I think the price is very reasonable for such a compact stroller.

Detailed Review of GB Pockit+ Plus 2018/2019 Stroller

Here is my detailed review of all the features with photos and overview video.

CANOPY

The Pockit+ Plus has a much better canopy than the previous model where it was barely there. Still it does not provide much sun protection. It doesn’t have a viewing window nor sunvisor.

HANDLEBAR

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.

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 and a zipper at the top to recline the seat even more. It can accommodate a child from 6 months and up to 55 lbs.

 

There is an adjustable padded 5 point harness with a center release buckle in the middle and a crotch padding.

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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!

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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.

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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.

FOLD/UNFOLD

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 13 lbs, it’s very easy to carry over the shoulder when not needed. 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.

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Here is the most compact fold.

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It can be also folded with the car seat adapters attached.

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TRAVEL SYSTEM

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). BTW, Cybex infant car seats are one of the best and safest on the market.

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Video Overview of GB Pockit+ Plus 2018/2019

Here is a quick video overview.

GB Pockit+ Plus Specs

Stroller weight: 13 lbs
Weight limit: 55 lbs
Folded dimensions: 12.6″ x 7.9″ x 15″
Handle bar height: 39″
Seat to canopy height: 25″
Wheels: 4.5″

GB Pockit+ Plus Warranty

The GB has a 2-year warranty from the original date of purchase and you have to be the original owner.

GB Pockit+ Plus Available colors

GB Pockit+ Plus is available in two colors: blue and black. All models come with a black frame.

 Where to Buy GB Pockit+ Plus 2018/2019

You can get GB Pockit+ Plus 2018/2019 in two colors for around $229. It comes without any accessories. It’s available on Amazon (free shipping), as well as PishPoshBaby (free shipping). I usually buy all of the baby items on Amazon since it has not only a free shipping, but also FREE RETURNS on many items including strollers unlike most of the other sites that will charge you for the return.

The original GB Pockit is available now for around $145- $179.

~Susan Brian

P.S. If you have any questions, leave me a comment below and I do my best to answer them as soon as I can.

Britax B-Agile 2018 Stroller Review

britax_b_agile-2016-1The Britax B-Agile is lightweight stroller that is a big competition for City Mini. It has been updated in 2017, but stayed the same for 2018.

Just like City Mini, it has an easy one-hand fold and weighs only 16.5 lbs! You can take it to the mall, park or for a walk around your neighborhood. B-Agile is designed for parents on the go who take their child with when running errands and traveling.

While it’s not an all-terrain stroller, it can handle some of the terrain if you take it off road. The rubber wheels will have no problem tackling mulch, grass and gravel, while all-wheel suspension will absorb some of the bumps providing your child with a smooth ride. This is a truly one-handed stroller that is very easy to push and navigate especially on the flat surfaces.

B-Agile is a VERY stable stroller (especially for being so light) that’s not going to flip over if you hang a bag of the handle bar. It has great features like huge canopy, roomy seat, and large mesh window in the back. The seat has very deep recline that can accommodate a newborn. This stroller can be used from birth and up to 55 lbs. You can easily convert it into a travel system by using included car seat adapter.

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