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

ProsCons
Light WeightX Small Canopy
Super Compact FoldX Small Wheels
Small ReclineX No Accessories
Travel System OptionX 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.

19 thoughts on “NEW! GB Pockit+ Plus 2018/2019 Stroller Review”

  1. Do you know when will it be available here in the US? Im from cali, and i was checking amazon they have the old style. I’ve been wanting this stroller before even i got married hahaha now that im expecting i really excited to have it

  2. Needs a better/bigger sun shade, maybe a detachable one. Maybe the handles can be adjustable/clasp able like the handles of the carryon luggage for taller people.

  3. Hi there. Thank you so much for sharing your reviews. I actually have the Pockit plus and I can’t find any sun canopy or parasol to go with this stroller. I bought some and I had to return as it simply didn’t work. Have you found any that works?

    Thanks!

    Gaby

  4. Hi there. I was wondering where you got the info that the stroller can hold up to 55 lbs of weight? Because I am told by the retailers now that it can only hold up to 17 kg of weight. Would so appreciate a reply as I am thinking of this stroler for my girl vut she is aleeady almost 16kg. Thanks so much.

  5. The brakes are bad, it doesn’t stay engage when activated and i couldn’t claim warranty. I’m the first owner & i only own this for 1 month. It’s a BAD choice.

    • Try a guitar strap or a one that can carry a child’s bike. You can search for them on Amazon. Clip it on the stroller so that when you fold it up it may be used as a carrying strap.

  6. Is there any significant changes in the materials used particularly in the seats? Looks “foam-y” than the previous.

  7. I have this in black and red and it’s brilliant for nipping around the shops. We found a waterproof, roll top rucksack that it fits in in a hiking/outdoors shop. I would recommend taking the stroller with you to try it, as most bags didn’t open wide enough despite the fact the buggy would have physically fitted in the body of the bag. This not going to be your one and only stroller, but for most quick trips and holidays it’s brilliant. It also has a rain cover which I believe the original didn’t.

  8. Hi Mrs Brian,
    I cannot find the car seat adaptors to the pocket+ for my cyber carseat anywhere on the internet. Any suggestions?

  9. Great article ., extremely useful ,thank you for sharing the reviews.. i am thinking to buy oxo tot Cubby plus stroller for my baby.., i heard that is easy to handle and very lightweight. It solve parent’s pet peeves from storage to convenience and everything in between, giving you high-quality performance without sacrificing style. what is your suggestion on that.?

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