GB Pockit Review: World’s Smallest Folding Stroller
Having a baby changes your life. You go from prioritizing yourself to making your little one your utmost priority. Suddenly, someone else’s comfort triumphs your own. To make sure that your child is as comfortable as possible, you might want to get your baby a stroller. While it is true that are various kinds and brands in the market, we found the GB Pockit Stroller is an excellent choice follows with our GB Pockit review.
By definition, a stroller is a pushchair equipped with wheels. There are different types of strollers, ranging from an umbrella stroller to a travel system. Even products within the same type vary from one another with regards to features and budget. Choosing the perfect one from an abundance of products can be hard since the number of options in the market is seemingly never-ending.
About GB Pockit
GB Pockit is designed to be used for children who fall in the age range of six months to four years old. We think this wide age range makes this product cost-effective as it means you don’t have to spend money on purchasing a new stroller every other year. For all those of you who are budget conscious, this basic feature of GB Pockit will be appreciated.
GB Pockit markets itself as the smallest folding stroller out there. This is achieved with the help of the design of the product. The design features a two-step mechanism of folding that allows the GB Pockit to take compactness to a whole new level.
During our GB Pockit review, we found this unique offering to be a convenient feature. This is because it renders the stroller capable of being taken anywhere. You can purchase a GB Pockit Stroller bag and voila! You are ready for your trip.
When you compare this to other bulky products out there, this provided portability is bound to be a breath of fresh air. After all, carrying around the various essentials of a baby is difficult enough. You wouldn’t want to add a further burden of a stroller onto yourself.
GB Pockit Review
Once we got our hands on the GB Pockit, there were various things that we observed. While the product had its merits, it also had a few flaws.
There are a lot of features embedded in this stroller that make it unique or great at delivering what it promised. Here are a few of its key features.
Lightweight and Small
The size of the stroller didn’t come as a surprise to us considering its dimensions of 11.8 x 7 x 13.8 inches. GB Pockit is known for its Guinness World Record for being the world’s most compact stroller.
Apart from being small, the product also succeeds in being quite light in weight, with a weight of only 9.5 pounds. This means that not only can you fold the stroller up, but you can also carry it without discomfort in a GB Pockit Stroller travel bag.
Quality Harness System
One quality that every parent wants in a stroller, or in any product that comes into contact with their little ones, is safety. As far as items like car seats, prams and strollers are concerned, a harness system is what governs the extent of security provided to the babies.
We were pleasantly surprised by the quality and adjustability of the harness system of the GB Pockit Stroller. Most other items tend to merely offer security through this feature, but when it comes to GB Pockit, the manufacturers have also taken care of your child’s comfort.
While the hardness securely keeps your baby in place, the stroller’s comfortable padding makes sure that the material of the belt does not cause discomfort to your child. Also, since the product caters to children from six months to four years, the harness system can be set at different heights to make it usable within this age range.
Robust and Comfortable Elements
When we say elements, we mean the seat, handle and canopy of the stroller. The summer infant rayshade on GB Pockit is small yet can be flipped. You might think that a sunshade should be big, and we agree with you.
However, in this stroller, even the small sunshade succeeds at protecting your kid from the scorching sun. Since it also allows it to be foldable and portable, the small sunshade can be worked with.
Since the stroller is the smallest out there, naturally we assumed that the seat will be small too. However, we were surprised to see how much space this seat had. This added capacity is guaranteed by the lack of recline in the product. The padding on the seat also succeeds in providing comfort.
Satisfactory Basket and Wheel – A Parent’s Haven
It’s not just the comfort and security of the children that manufacturers seem to cater to. The convenience of the parents is also taken into consideration. We found the size of the basket to be excellent when you consider how small the stroller is.
It allowed us to carry quite a lot of items, which is always a great option to have as a parent, considering the things a child might need on the trip.
Moreover, the wheels of the stroller feature a brake which becomes functional by one step. Thus, all you need to do is step on it once and both the rear wheels will lock, thereby ensuring that the stroller stops. However, the wheels do have their limitation. They are only meant for flat ground. If you are planning to take your child hiking on a rough terrain, not that we advise you to do so, this stroller might not be ideal for you.
GB Pockit Plus vs. GB Pockit Stroller
GB Pockit is an excellent stroller. However, when you compare it to the GB Pockit Plus 2018, you are bound to admit that the latter is much better. While we will not indulge in a fully-fledged GB Pockit Plus review, let’s just say that it has the upper hand when it comes to the sunshade, capacity, and material.
This does not mean that GB Pockit is not great at what it delivers. Since GB Pockit Plus 2017 or 2018 is an improved version of the original, it isn’t surprising that it has an edge. Actually, we would be disappointed if it didn’t. After all, it says a lot about the company if it can’t constantly improve its offerings.
If you are willing to let go of the few flaws of the original stroller for the sake of saving a few bucks, you will not get swayed by a positive GB Pockit Plus Stroller review as it comes at the cost of a premium price. Individuals who don’t mind the added cost can buy the GB Pockit Plus. It all boils down to what weight you give to the features provided or not provided by the given stroller.
GB Pockit Stroller
We would highly recommend the GB Pockit and give it 4.3 stars out of 5. This is because the stroller manages to deliver convenience on top of security and comfort to kids. In a way, it is the ideal package.
During the GB Pockit review, we also learned that the stroller lacks in some regards, but let’s face it, no stroller is perfect. The fact that this product makes up for its flaws through the various benefits it provides makes it a product worth investing in. If you add a GB travel bag to the mix, you will be fully ready for a day out with your baby.
Buy the stroller and accompany it with Pockit Stroller accessories to travel the world with your child.