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Updates to the 2018 UPPAbaby G-Lite Stroller

Are you familiar with the UPPAbaby G-Series strollers? If you’re not, the name of the collection might conjure images of some futuristic, gadget laden baby transportation device. Don’t be alarmed – that’s not entirely accurate!

The G-Series collection is modern, sleek, outfitted with functional features, and it will help you get Baby from point A to point B as efficiently as possible, but let us reassure you that it’s not straight out of a sci-fi movie!

We think the G-Series strollers, and in particular the 2018 UPPAbaby G-Lite stroller, are a fantastic line of products, each bearing their own set of advantages and drawbacks.

Before we dive into G-Lite stroller updates, let’s do a quick overview of each stroller within the UPPAbaby G-Series…


UPPAbaby G-Series Strollers Overview

There are three products in the G-Series: 2018 UPPAbaby G-Luxe stroller, 2018 UPPAbaby G-Lite stroller, and 2018 UPPAbaby G-Link stroller.

The 2018 UPPAbaby G-Luxe stroller is suitable for babies as young as 3 months old, weighs 15.5 pounds, features extra-large undercarriage storage for toting cargo on the go, and stands when folded.

The UPPAbaby 2018 G-Lite is suitable for babies as young as 6 months old, weighs just 11.2 pounds, features small undercarriage storage, and does not stand when folded.

And, simply put, the G-Link is the double version of the G-Luxe stroller. It seats two children as young as 3 months old.

While the G-Luxe stroller does tout a few more features than the UPPAbaby G-Lite 2018, it is also significantly more expensive. The 2018 G-Luxe stroller costs $279.99 for all fashions except the Jake, which is $299.99.

Conversely, the UPPAbaby 2018 G-Lite is $179.99 for the Denny or $199.99 for the Jake. You don’t need to be a mathematical genius to notice the full 100-dollar price difference between the two strollers. 

Plus, if your heart isn’t set on the 2018 model of the G-Lite, the 2015 G-Lite is also still available. It costs $20 less, but does lack some of the features UPPAbaby is introducing with the 2018 version.

 What We Know Right Now: UPPAbaby Vista Strollers 2018

G-Lite Stroller Updates

The UPPAbaby 2018 G-Lite has gotten something of a makeover when compared to the 2015 model.

It now features:

  • Zipper recline
  • Larger, multi-paneled canopy with pop-out UPF 50+ sunshade
  • Larger easy-access undercarriage storage basket with a 10 lbs. weight limit
  • Lightweight knit canopy material
  • Availability in Jake (Black & Carbon) and Denny (Red & Silver) color variations
  • Compatible stroller accessories like: G-Series Rain Shield and TravelSafe Travel Bag

The principle appeal of the UPPAbaby G-Lite 2018 is how lightweight it is. At only 11.2 pounds in weight, it is suitable for activities that require you to carry the stroller up the stairs, on and off public transportation, or in and out of storage.

The addition of the zipper recline feature makes transitioning to naptime easier than ever. The gentle forward motion of a stroller ride will make most kids drowsy, so being able to take advantage of their temporary lapse in alertness and allow them to drift to sleep is good for parent and child alike.

Convenience is the most defining characteristic of the UPPAbaby 2018 G-Lite. It’s not the most tricked out stroller on the market, but it’s just so darn easy that the convenience may outweigh the benefits of the features it lacks.


Peppy Parents’ Personal Insights

We have the 2015 version of the UPPAbaby G-Lite stroller, and the lack of a recline feature is really the only thing I don’t like about it.

Although we acquired the stroller before my first son was born, we didn’t really start using it until he outgrew his infant car seat (around his 1st birthday).  Up until that time, it was easy to put our UPPAbaby Vista stroller frame in the car and clip his Mesa car seat right into the frame. Once he moved to a convertible car seat and I had to get him out of his car seat every time we stopped to run an errand, I started using the G-Lite.

The storage basket, while not as big as the Vista’s, is still pretty large for an umbrella stroller. It folds easily into the trunk of a car and is relatively compact.  It makes a perfect travel stroller!
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