The new G-Link 2016 is the first double umbrella model from UPPAbaby. This model is very similar to popular G-Luxe 2015, but is designed as a double.
The great thing about G-Link is that it can comfortably accommodate older toddlers as well as newborns. For a toddler the seat is very roomy with a canopy height of 26″.
At the same time, it has a very deep one-hand recline for a newborn and adjustable leg rest. In addition it comes with infant head inserts and snap-on mesh foot barriers for traveling from birth. While it does NOT have a travel system option, the seat can accommodate a child from birth and up to 50 lbs.
It also features a great canopy with a very large pop-out sunvisor, large peekaboo windows with closure, 5-point harness, lockable front wheels, large baskets, and easy compact fold. It weighs only 24.5 lbs and is only 30″ wide so you should be able fit through any doorway. The compact width is a huge plus if you live in the city where store ales are very narrow and elevators are tight. Surprisingly, the seat width didn’t suffer so both of your kids will be comfortable.
I like this model a LOT because like all products from Uppababy it’s very practical and is made out of high quality materials. You can get G-Link 2016 Double Stroller right now for around $499 on Amazon.
The Uppababy booth at the ABC Kids Expo 2015 had one of the most interesting displays so I had to snap a picture.
-Great canopy. Umbrella strollers are known for small flimsy canopies so I always get exited when a see a decent canopy on the umbrella model. The G-Link canopy is really great. It folds down in front of the child and has a large SPF 50+ pop-out sunvisor that will provide your child with full protection better than on many full size strollers. Unlike G-Luxe 2015 model, G-Link has a huge peekaboo window made out of clear plastic in the back of the canopy. It also has a Velcro closure.
-Roomy seats. The seats are VERY roomy. They are 12″ wide with 18″ seat back and a measurement of 26″ from the back of the seat to the top of the canopy. This is one of the tallest canopy heights. There is usually no canopies higher than 26″. Even your older toddler will be able to take a comfortable nap.
-Deep recline. Each seat has one-hand independent recline with 4 positions including an almost flat position suitable for a newborn. Each seat can accommodate a child from birth and up to 50 lbs.
-Infant head rest. Each seat comes with an infant head rest that will provide your baby with additional head support.
-Newborn net. For a newborn you can lift up the leg rest and use attached snap-on mesh located underneath the leg rest to provide more enclosed environment. I see it as a very useful feature that will keep your baby’s blanket in place.
-5-point harness. Each seat comes with an adjustable non-padded 5-point harness with a center release buckle.
-Handle bars. It has two vs three sets of handle bars that are located at 42″. While they are not adjustable, I think this is a good average height that should work for most parents. The handle bars are ergonomically positioned and are covered with soft foam.
-Large basket. Since this is a double stroller, the basket is also double the size. You can fit a bunch of stuff in it. As with any umbrella model, the crossbar gets in the way, but your large diaper bag should fit in. I really like that they’ve combined two baskets together to give you one big basket.
-Parking brake. It has a single foot brake that is not flip-flop friendly.
-Wheels. It rolls on four EVA foam 5.75″ wheels with front swivel wheels that can be locked straight. The 4 sets of wheels vs 6 sets of wheels that are usually seen on double umbrella models provide better maneuverability and easier push. These wheels are designed for flat surfaces, but can tackle a short distance of mommy terrain.
-Easy fold. Folding this model is very easy. Push the button in the middle of the frame and then pull the trigger folding the stroller down. No need to use your feet. It has a standing fold and an automatic lock.
-Cup holder. INCLUDED! It comes with a removable cup holder.
-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 another overview by BabyGizmo.
Stroller weight: 24.5 lbs
Weight limit: 50 lbs each seat
Folded dimensions: 18”W x 18”L x 41”H
Handle bar height: 42″
Seat to canopy height: 26″
Overall length: 29″
Overall width: 30″
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.
The UPPAbaby G-Link will be available in three colors: Pascal, Jake and Ella. All of the strollers have an aluminum frame.
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-Link 2016 Double Stroller in one of the tree beautiful colors for around $499 on Amazon (free shipping/free returns and no sales tax).
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