gb Pockit Compact Stroller Review

gb pockit compact stroller review

gb pockit compact stroller review

The gb Pockit is the most compact stroller in the world which makes it super handy for travel when you’re juggling a ton of stuff, but is it worth the $250 price tag?

If you don’t want to watch the video, here is my cheat sheet:

THINGS I LOVED:

  • Folds down to the size of a handbag – it easily fits under an airplane seat
  • It weighs 9.5lbs (most uber-light strollers weigh about 12 or 13 so that’s nutty.)
  • It is super easy and fast to fold once you get the hang of it
  • Two ways to fold: everyday and ultracompact
  • Self-stands when folded
  • Locking swivel front wheels
  • One-touch rear brake
  • Can be used from six months to 55 lbs (that’s about your average 5 year-old) so it’s really sturdy.

gb pockit compact stroller folds to a super compact size

THINGS TO CONSIDER:

  • It’s $250 so it’s not exactly a novelty purchase
  • The sunshade is pretty non-existent (they take up a ton of space) but considering that you’re probably in airports or in transit it may be a non-issue
  • The storage could maybe hold a diaper clutch and a bottle or two but not much else.
  • It doesn’t recline so don’t buy this if count on stroller naps
  • It’s not for infants (no recline) so my suggestion would be a carrier that you can toss in your bag or a reclining stroller that you leave at the gate the pick-up after you get off the plane.

If you want to compare it to others:

Quinny Yezz: Better canopy and has the single handlebar for one-handed push, but is a little heavier (12lbs) and a larger fold. Better canopy and has the single handle bar for one-handed push, but is a little heavier (12lbs) and a larger fold. Around $280

UPPAbaby G-lite: More storage, better canopy and about $70 cheaper, but weighs more (10.7lbs) and has the typical umbrella fold. Around $180

UPPAbaby G-luxe: Reclining seat, way better canopy and storage, but twice the weight. I would go this route if you’re going to use your stroller at the destination part more than the travel part. Around $260

In conclusion, I think this is more than a novelty and is a great stroller. It isn’t cheap but, like graphite golf clubs, you are paying for the lightness – it’s expensive to make light, durable stuff. If you travel a lot or have a commute where your child would be in and out of the stroller a lot and space is at a premium, then this is a great fit.

Where can you find it?

Here are some of the places I found that have it if you want to score this sweet ride:

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