The UPPAbaby G-Lite is part of the stroller
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, traditional stroller
models like the G-Lite are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Ease of use:
Ease of use is based primarily on ease of using and adjusting the safety harness, folding and unfolding, adjusting backrest, lifting and carrying, engaging wheel brakes and car seat removal and installation (only for compatible strollers).
Maneuverability is assessed by trained testers, taking into account how well the strollers maneuvered S-turns through cones, narrow sections, grass, dirt trails, uphill, downhill and curbs while walking.
Safety is assessed by testing for compliance with the most current version of the standard, ASTM F833-13b, and stability and braking and other tests designed by Consumers Union.
About This Brand
An eco-friendly American company, UPPAbaby manufactures midpriced strollers and accessories. To reinforce its commitment to developing eco-friendly and safe baby gear, UPPAbaby has joined forces with Healthy Child Healthy World. Available at Buy Buy Baby and other specialty retailers, and online. www.uppababy.com
Features & Specs - UPPAbaby G-Lite
5-pt harness Five-point harness secures child firmly. Unlike a three-point harness, it secures the upper body.
Suitable for 6 mos. and under Suitability for babies 6 months and younger means the stroller may have a seat that reclines to nearly flat. It may include a safety flap at the child's feet so, if not harnessed, he can't slip or wiggle out of the seat. Even with this added feature, the harness should always be used.
Suitable for 6 mos. and under
One-touch brakes One-touch brakes are more convenient than standard brakes. Arguably still more convenient - and certainly more friendly to moms wearing open-toe shoes - are hand-operated one-touch brake levers such as those found on some Baby Jogger, Chicco and other strollers.
Adjustable handle An adjustable handle can accommodate parents of different heights.
Stands folded Strollers that are self-standing when folded are convenient in restaurants or other tight spaces. It also makes storing at home easier.
I bought it checking Consumer Reports. I was very happy to see the red stroller and my baby loved it too.<br /><br />While crossing the streets in our NYC trip the stroller closed abruptly so many time that in the end we landed up leaving behind in hotel. <br />I returned it immediately after coming back. <br /><br />May be its a general issue with Umbrella stroller
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Toronto, ON
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Trust the Ratings
Easy To Set Up
Easy To Steer
Over four months
The local store was clearing these out at [$] - for the top-rated model! My kids grew up in one of the original Gracos that had no features. This is gorgeous and well-designed. [...] notes that 4-6 months old is the minimum age and you can see how the child fits (the manufacturer states 6 months or older). It is very easy to set up and use and it is much sturdier than the old umbrollers and nicer than others I saw this time. The lack of a recline feature is appropriate - this is meant to be light and simple and it really is not going to be like a bed anyway. For those who care, while Uppababy is in Massachusetts, this product is made in China. It is thoughtfully designed, attractive and plesant to use. The ratings make sense. Too bad there is so little information and no picture - CR should do better in explaining the basis of the selection. But they are correct. Thanks!
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Tyson family
from Wake Forest, NC
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Love this stroller! Would buy it again!
Easy to Set Up
Easy To Steer
Visor dirty when folded
Love how lightweight the stroller is! It is very easy to open for use, as well as close when ready to put away. Parents<br /><br />*Parents-- please make sure you lock the stroller open by hearing the click when stepping on the pedal that locks it to remain open, so that it doesn't collapse when your child sits in it. <br /><br />My son has told me how comfy his stroller is, so I'm thrilled he enjoys being in it most of the time. <br /><br />*Parents-- the safety latch harness belt to keep your toddler from falling out of the stroller is not toddler proof such as medicine caps. Any smart toddler can unlatch it, mine knows how, but he knows that it's also dangerous to unlatch himself if I haven't told him he can unlatch himself. It's not a product defect that a toddler may know how to unlatch & also latch the safety harness. Teach your child that he/she shouldn't unlatch himself/herself if not instructed to.