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#1 ENF

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 03:17 PM

We currently have the UPPAbaby Vista but want a small, lightweight stroller for travelling or throwing in the back of the car for quick trips. My top requirements are lightweight, folds up easily, doesn't take up much space, good quality. Budget is up to $350. All suggestions welcome! Thank you.


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#2 Butterfli

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 03:27 PM

If you don't mind that it isn't parent facing maybe a second hand mountain buggy nano? Even a second hand bugaboo bee compacts all in one, light, parent/forward facing.
I mean the best would be the babyzen yoyo but no doubt a bit out of budget but they fold up to the size of a handbag and are super light.

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#3 Merry33

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 03:53 PM

I did a lot of research into umbrella strollers because we have a very clunky (and crappy) big stroller (had to buy it within a few hours and therefore just grabbed the first one we liked from Toys'r'Us). We got the Uppababy G-Luxe, and I've been very happy with it. It is the only umbrella stroller that has a cup holder (that was important to me, lol), and it's super light weight, has a great canopy, and is very good quality. We brought it on several flights and will bring it on another one to Europe in the summer, and it has never been an issue (we always gate-check it).

If you're happy with the Vista, I'd go with the G-luxe. It's not the cheapest but within your price range.

 

And yeah, it's pretty much the only stroller I've used since the snow disappeared as it's so much easier to bring/store.



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Posted 30 July 2015 - 04:58 PM

Yes I'd agree with the G Luxe recommendation. I love my G Luxe am dreading the day I have to put it away for good. I learned a lesson by not buying a good umbrella stroller right away. We got a cheap umbrella stroller(about $75) and I hated it. My hubby hated it because he kept kicking the wheels but that's not a problem with the Uppa. It really is overall a good quality stroller.

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 01:23 AM

I looked only at the g-luxe and the maclaren quest, but went with the maclaren instead mainly because it has a better basket on the bottom, seemed sturdier than the g-luxe, and has a full recline which the g-luxe did not.  The g-luxe will stand on its own when folded, which is a really good feature that the maclaren doesn't have.  Weight is almost the same.


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#6 Merry33

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 08:24 AM

Yeah, the basket of the G-luxe is not awesome. Ours does recline though to an almost fully flat position. Maybe the earlier model didn't? Tbh I've only ever used the reclined position twice or so though.



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Posted 31 July 2015 - 09:16 AM

We've borrowed the G-Luke (we have the Vista too) and it's an amazing umbrella stroller. But as we still need a diaper bag and room for things on excursions we also use a Baby Jogger we got at a garage sale. It has the basket underneath (not as big as Vista but beats umbrella) and of course they have the most easiest collapse feature ever. I'm not sure of the price or model though - it's not as big as the Select and I view it as in between the Vista and an umbrella.



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Posted 31 July 2015 - 01:28 PM

Thanks everyone for your suggestions! 

 

Butterfli - that Babyzen yoyo looks amazing! I'd definitely splurge for it if I find it works best for us. I'll have to find a store in Canada that sells them so I can try it out.

 

I'll also check out the UPPAbaby G-luxe too. It looks nice, especially with the cupholder. I do like my Vista but it's SO big and not super easy to pack around from car/van to shopping centre or whatever. I'll check out the Maclaren too. A big basket is nice to have. 

 

For those of you that have the 2015 Vista, have you managed it get it to stand on its own? I can't seem to figure out how to biggrin.png . That feature on the G-luxe is a plus.


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#9 Super Mama

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 06:33 PM

My G Luxe reclines almost flat. My daughter can sleep in it very comfortable even now as a toddler. The only thing that bugs me is that it's very tippy if you hang and bags on the handles. Maclarens are really nice too. If you don't want an umbrella stroller a City Mini is an awesome choice. Very space conscious when folded.
I'm not sure what Baby Jogger is like to deal with regarding any issues or warranties but I've had no problem with Uppa. My big stroller is a Peg Perego but I haven't used it in two yrs maybe. Big strollers are great for small children and infants but just not practical for every day on the subway or shopping. The only thing I'd love to have with my G Luxe is a boogie board type thing. Uppa doesn't make one for it and maybe it's not sturdy enough for one.
Soon my daughter will de done in a stroller and I'm not going to have another child but I'm never getting rid of my G Luxe! My best piece of baby gear!

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Posted 05 December 2015 - 12:50 PM

I just wanted to update and say that I ended up buying the  2015 Uppababy G-luxe. I absolutely love it! It's not as compact as a less expensive umbrella stroller but the quality is excellent and it fits easily into my trunk. The recline is great, I routinely use the cup holder, it rolls easily and maneuvers well. The only thing that I wish Uppababy would improve, on both this stroller and the Vista, is the straps for securing baby. The straps are narrow. I often find her sitting askew (in both strollers), with one leg slipping out of the straps. They also cut into her neck and leave red marks. I find it odd that they haven't provided a wider, triangular-shapped crotch piece like many strollers. I'd also love it if they provided shoulder cushioning. 


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Posted 28 February 2017 - 09:48 AM

I love stroller talk - I know this is an old thread but for anyone looking for similar I love the Peg Perego Pliko. It lays flat, so you can diaper change in there, and the hood is amazing. The basket is good, it's not tippy, and it stands on its own. :)


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