- October 28, 2016
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UPPAbaby Stroller Comparison: G-Lite vs. G-Luxe
At first glance, the G-Luxe and the G-Lite don’t seem like terribly different strollers. And while they are both UPPAbaby and both considered umbrella strollers, they actually are pretty different if you take a closer look!
The biggest difference right off the bat is the pricing. The G-Lite starts at $179 and the G-Luxe starts at $279. The G-Luxe is the newer version and therefore has some pretty legit upgrades–about $100 worth!
The G-Luxe has a recline option where the G-Lite does not. This alone means that the G-Lite wont be suitable for babies until they are 6 months old; whereas the G-Luxe works for babies as young as 3 months. Along with this, the seat has no special bells and whistles on the G-Lite, but on the G-Luxe there is a fold/pull up option for preference or comfort while baby sleeps. And speaking of comfort, the G-Luxe has much more cushion!
All 8 wheels on the G-Lite are small and plastic which is an okay option, but not a particularly smooth push for mom or a smooth ride for baby. The G-Luxe’s front tires (only one on each side) are larger and made from rubber which makes for a less bumpy ride.
The brakes on the G-Lite are more involved and less convenient than the G-Luxe’s. The G-Lite has one push-down break on each back tire section, and each requires a lift up with a foot to unlock. The G-Luxe’s brake is a one step (literally) push of the red tab, which locks both back wheels, and then to unlock them, you simply push on the green tab.
Each has a 5-point harness buckle, underneath storage, and a canopy, though the G-Luxe’s canopy covers slightly more space. They fold up to roughly the same size, but the G-Luxe weighs a tad more than the G-Lite.
The G-Lite is perfect for short trips and nonchalant outings. The G-Luxe becomes a little more appealing when longer trips are involved, or if this is going to be the main stroller used for your family. You can’t go wrong with either stroller; it simply depends on if the extra $100 is worth it to you for all of the upgrades.
After earning her Bachelors Degree in Speech-Language Pathology, Jamie received a crash-course in motherhood. Though she is relatively new to this gig, and it certainly isn’t always easy, she couldn’t be more in love with her job as a stay-at-home mom. Somehow she has managed to keep her head above water and occasionally finds the time to read & write!