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GB Pockit Plus – Review
Original Pockit was excellent lightweight stroller, designed for parents who are often on the go and travel with their kids, but to be honest it lacks many features that would provide comfort and convenience for parents and children. Although it features light construction and ultra-small fold (that fits in overhead compartment on airplanes), it doesn’t have comfortable seat and proper sunshade.
However, the manufacturer has realized (after many parents’ requests) that strolling with baby is not only about moving from point A to point B, but it should be also enjoyable and comfortable for the baby and parent! And that’s how the new GB Pockit Plus Stroller was created.
Let’s start with the new features that we all have been waiting for!
Lack of reclinable backrest was one of parents’ complaints on the previous model of this stroller. The new model has really upgraded and more comfortable seat.
The new GB Pockit+ has multi-position recline now. Yay! It doesn’t go all the way down, but as for such a small travel stroller, it’s sufficient. The recline is low enough for comfortable nap on-the-go.
In the new version there is a strap which you need to pull to lower the backrest. You can recline it a bit lower by using the additional zipper on the top of the backrest (you can see it in the picture below).
The second improvement of the seat is its size. GB Pockit Plus has wider and deeper seat than the older model. It’s really great because thanks to it this stroller can accommodate older and bigger children!
I’ve read many parents reviews of original GB Pockit and I found out that some parents use it even for 5 or 6-year-old children (read more here). Now, thanks to more roomy seat preschoolers can feel even more comfortable and even older children can fit in GB Pockit+.
Third thing is the seat padding – there is an upgraded neoprene fabric which is really soft and comfy.
Options for newborns
Original Pockit is suitable only from 6 months, when the baby can sit unassisted and can’t be used for newborns. However, the new model has two options that allow parents to use it for newborns.
GB Pockit Plus – infant car seats compatibility
First of all, GB Pockit Plus is compatible with GB and Cybex infant car seats (with special adapters – sold separately).
Parents can easily turn this stroller into a travel system and use it from birth. Thanks to this features GB Pockit Plus can be actually the only stroller parents will even need (especially if they don’t plan long strolls with their newborn baby). Of course the infant car seat needs to be purchased separately.
Cot To Go – Carrycot for GB Pockit Plus
The is also another option to accommodate newborn – a carrycot that can be attached to the frame. This piece of gear is also sold separately.
Cot To Go is perfect option for parents who would like to travel with their newborn baby or infant who cannot sit yet. It weighs only 9.7 lbs.
It’s suitable for babies up to 6 months / 19.8 lbs. It offers completely flat position which properly supports infant’s back and head. There is softly padded memory foam mattress. It has also good-sized canopy and apron that together protect little baby from sun and wind.
This carrycot has one more great feature – just like the stroller it also folds up into super tiny, compact package which easily fits in mom’s handbag or carry-on luggage.Opening and folding takes literally few seconds!
Cot To Go is not only compatible with GB Pockit+, but also Qbit+.
That’s not all new features!
When GB presented their new stroller on ABC Kids Expo 2017 it turned out it has completely different canopy design (although at first the manufacturer wanted to keep the small shade).
The new GB Pockit Plus stroller has bigger canopy to provide better coverage from the sun, rain and wind. It’s still not the biggest canopy on the market, but it’s significantly bigger than in older model (that one actually doesn’t cover baby at all).
The upgraded canopy has rounded shape and at least partially shades the child. It’s made of UPF 50+ fabric that protects baby from harmful sun rays.
Size and weight
You are probably wondering if the new GB Pockit+ stroller is bigger and heavier because of these new features.
This upgraded model weighs more than original Pockit. The new GB Pockit Plus weight is 13 lbs (instead of 9.5 lbs), so it is a significant change. But it is understandable that the stroller has to be stronger and more robust to hold an infant car seat! However, it is still a lightweight stroller, easy to lift and carry.
The size also has change, but don’t worry, it’s only a slight difference. When the stroller is open it’s 1″ wider and 0.5″ higher.
The most important thing is that the folding size has changed only a little bit and the GB Pockit Plus remains the tiniest stroller in the World. Its folded dimensions are: 12.5″ x 7.8″ x 14.9″ (instead of 11.8″ x 7.1″ x 13.8″). You can still bring it on the plane as it folds into small handbag-sized package.
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