Zoe XL1 Best Stroller Hack: Lux Up Your Stroller

Easy and Simple additions to make your Zoe XL1 Stroller look elegant and personalized


Lux Up Your Stroller

Here is proof that a lightweight stroller doesn't mean it can't be classy. The addition of leather handle bar covers and some color complementing parent console and cushions not only makes the stroller more functional, but also more elegant, too. This will surely turn heads, making the stroller look triple the cost at a fraction of the price. *Inspiration Courtesy of Kate & Co.*


To Purchase ZOE XL1

For a detailed review or optional hacks: ZOE XLC stroller, ZOE XL1 stroller

Here is a comparison between the XLC and the XL1

ZOE XL1 BEST V2 Stroller Review and Hacks

A lightweight, easy, and fully-functional city or car stroller that is perfect for quick and repeated folding and unfolding.

Handle bar: Single handle bar, non adjustable

Cup holder: Comes with parent cup holder

Sun Canopy: One of the largest sun canopies that you will find. I loved the 4 panels and that one can be zipped away or another tucked away to find the perfect combination for sun protection without having my kid scream that they can't see. When asleep, the shade provides enough coverage to block any view of him by people passing by.

Peekaboo Window: magnetic closure

Recline: Single hand draw string release and single hand pull up. Not completely flat but much deeper than other strollers.

Seat: Wide and roomy seat. 

Seat back: One of the most upright seat backs we have ever found.

Seatbelt: Easy to use. only 2 straps to deal with and not 5 separate pieces.

Belly Bar/snack tray: Belly bar or a separate snack and cup tray. The closeness of the snack tray sometimes made it awkward for access. The belly bar needs to be removed completely and unfortunately does not swivel away.

Foot Rest: No Adjustable foot rest.

Basket: Pretty large with elastic opening to provide better access. Easy access from the back

Wheels: Suspension! Essential for our city streets. Pretty good considering how light it was. Not as careful with cracks and postholes as I had to be with the Zoe XLC

Weight: So light I can lift the stroller with one hand and carry my child with the other.

Break: Press down and life up on either side of the stroller. Easy to lock, a bit more strain on the naked toes to lift up.

Fold: Single one handed standing fold. I pull a strap from the seat and it pops closed and locked. There is no need to bend all the way down and from that fold move, I now can carry the stroller up and down stairs, etc. The stroller has a folding stand, too!

Unfold: I have to unlock, but after that, the unfold really is as easy as one handed. Much easier to unfold than the XLC.

Carry strap:  I liked the easy of the carry strap, but again, with the handle bar, I rarely needed it for steps or public transit, it was only for longer term carry.

Carry Case: Easy, roomy, with backpack straps. It was simple to use 

Stability: Because of the increased width, it is much more stable than the XLC.

Suspension: Two wheeled suspension made it capable of handling rough streets and cobblestone.

Maneuverability: Easy to adjust with one hand, easy to push with one hand..

Hacks:

Biggest Complaints from users:

  • The mesh basket does not seem as sturdy
  • No adjustable foot rest
  • No standing fold
  • Just a bit too large for the overhead compartment

Final Thoughts:

  • One of the lightest strollers with one of the best reclines and sun shades.
  • A real one hand, one step fold will make city travel and repeated ins and outs much easier
  • Good suspension for city travel, but still had to pay attention to not get stuck in large cracks/curbs
  • Great canopy

Here is a comparison between the XLC and the XL1.

Here is where you can purchase the ZOE XL1 (select the XL1 model from the tabs), or from the ZOE Website

ZOE XLC Stroller Hack: Toddler Carseat

Add a toddler carseat to turn it into the perfect travel system


Toddler Carseat

The simple, light, TSA approved toddler carseat can be secured for the perfect travel system. Lift the leg rest up on the XLC and the carseat fits perfectly on to the seat. I attach the seat to the stroller by using either a luggage strap or a bungee cord through the forward facing belt spots and the back of the stroller. Once secured it is stable to go! The great thing is the ZOE XLC weight limit is 50lbs, so you are not at risk of going over the limit. Two carseats fit: one with cupholders and the other without. See blow for exact links.

To Purchase Toddler Carseat, or Toddler Carseat 2

To Purchase Luggage Strap (although there are many options. I do recommend a colorful one so it is easy to see when you are trying to put it on)


To read a review of the Zoe XLC Stroller

Here is a comparison between the XLC and the XL1.

Here is where you can purchase the ZOE XLC (select the XLC model from the tabs), or from the ZOE Website

BabyZen Yoyo Stroller Hack: Toddler Carseat

Turning your BabyZen Yoyo into a Carseat Carrier, too


Toddler Carseat

Here is a hack using a lightweight, easy to use, TSA approved toddler carseat. The carseat can be easily attached to the back of the stroller via a Luggage Belt or Hooks.

There are two ways to easily transport the Toddler Carseat, or Toddler Carseat 2.

1) To attach the stroller directly on to the seat, you can use the attachment belts provided with the Toddler Carseat, or Toddler Carseat 2, or you can use luggage belts. The luggage belts will provide a snugger tighter fit, and you simply insert it through the forward facing seatbelt loops on the carseat. If you have a black carseat, I recommend getting a set of two luggage belts that are colored so it is easy to add extra security, easy to quickly find the two ends, and you can always find uses for the luggage belt.

Note: Please take into account stability and maximum safe carrying weight of the stroller before you put your child into the carseat. I am comfortable putting my kid in the carseat attached to the Zoe XLC just because it is more secure and has a higher weight limit. I usually try to limit doing so in the Yoyo. To bypass this issue, see Method 2 below.

2) The second way to carry the toddler carseat while still being able to utilize the stroller is using Think King hooks. Make sure you get a pack of two. It is super easy to hand your carseat on and to take it off for security, gate check, or use. It might hit the legs of the stroller pusher while walking, but nothing that impedes use.

To Purchase Toddler Carseat, or Toddler Carseat 2

To Purchase the  luggage belts.

To Purchase the Think King hooks.


BabyZen Yoyo Stroller Hack: Bugaboo Canopy

Adding a larger and breezier canopy to your BabyZen Yoyo


Breezy Canopy

The original Yoyo Canopy is a little lacking and doesn't provide much coverage. This hack allows you to add one of the most popular summer breezy canopies (or any of the Bugaboo canopies for that matter). You can leave the original Yoyo Sunshade on (only removing the first bar holding the canopy up). Then you simply clamp on the Bugaboo Breezy Canopy, but you do need a whole set of Bugaboo Wires and Clamps (Buffalo or Cameleon) which can add up quickly in cost. The stroller can be folded with you canopy attached, but the hack is not the most ideal as there is some slight movement of the canopy itself which might be able to be fixed with some foam additions at the sites of attachment. Other issue is that when fully extended, the canopy hack might rest on the the legs of your child. *Hack Courtesy of Mujde Muji Baum*

To Purchase Canopy, Wires, and Clamps


BabyZen Yoyo Stroller Hack: Parent Console and Cup Holder

A place for parents to hold their drinks and other things


Parent Console

An easy to attach soft structure carrier that allows for storage or two drinks and extra trinkets. An detachable zippered pouch allows for easy and secure stowing and removal. While the stroller closes with the console attache, it does take a little extra force to squeeze the stroller closed in order to engage the fold mechanism. The floppy cup holders means it is easy to take the drinks out but a little harder to put the drinks back in one-handed.


Parent Cup Holder

Not the best cupholder as the curvature of the handles makes it hard to attach properly, but it does its job. Only issue if you can't fold with the cupholder attached. It does however serve as a great child cupholder.

To Purchase Cup Holder


For Other BabyZen Yoyo Hacks: Child Snack and cup holderBelly BarCanopyFootrestCarseat

To read a full review of the BabyZen Yoyo

To Purchase a BabyZen Yoyo Stroller

BabyZen Yoyo Stroller Hack: Child Snack and Cup Holder

A place for your child to rest their cup or to hold their snacks


Child Cupholder

It is almost impossible to attach a child cupholder, but the addition of a belly bar opens up a lot of options. While the Yoyo cupholder isn't very appreciated by the parents, it fits perfectly on the attachable belly bar and the swivel allows you to lift the belly bar up and down while keeping the drink vertical. It is hard to close with the cupholder attached, but depending on the placement, it is still possible to do so with some careful adjustments at time of closure.

Here is a photo with the Cup Holder on the belly bar, next to the  Parent or child cup Holder that is attached to the frame of the stroller. The cup sits at the perfect height for a playing child to run over to take a sip, and also, when you move the belly bar up and down, the cup holders both stay in place. 

To Purchase Cup Holder that sits on belly bar

To Purchase Parent or child cup Holder that sits on the frame of the stroller

To Purchase Belly Bar


Child Snack Tray and Cup Holder

This hack offers both a snack tray and cup holder. It needs the belly bar to be attached, and unfortunately the lack of a swivel means if the belly bar gets lifted, the snacks get dumped. Unfortunately, you can not fold the stroller with the snack tray attached.

To Purchase Snack Tray

To Purchase Belly Bar


Parent or Child Cupholder

This cupholder does not need a belly bar , but it is also situated somewhere in the middle between the parent and the child. It is a bit to access for the child, but provides an extra cup storage space. It is amazing for the parents since your drink access is not hindered by the belly bar. The best part is it stays stable and the stroller can be folded with the cupholder still attached.

To Purchase Cup Holder


Child Snack and Cup Holder

This isn't the best of all hacks, but it will work. With some extra foam padding, the snack tray can be attached to the side of the stroller. The only issue is that when it is placed on the left, it swivels away from the child, and when it is placed on the right side (where it swivels towards the child), it crowds into your child's personal space right by their head. The tray needs to be taken off for folding, but the adapter can be positioned such that the stroller can be folded with it attached.


For other BabyZen Yoyo Hacks: Parent CupholderBelly BarCanopyFootrestCarseat

To read a full review of the BabyZen Yoyo

To Purchase a BabyZen Yoyo Stroller

BabyZen Yoyo Stroller Hack: Adjustable Footrest

An extendable and adjustable add on footrest that makes the stroller more comfortable to use without affecting the fold


Footrest

An attachment footrest that fits perfectly on the frame with two small clips--set it and forget it. The red buttons on the sides makes for easy and fast adjustments that goes from a slight slant, to horizontal and flush with the seat, or to fully 90 degrees vertical, and finally to resting back on the seat itself. The best part is the stroller can be folded with the footrest attached without affecting the flatness of the fold or the engagement of the auto-lock. For a more compact fold, the footrest can be adjusted up after the fold. Only downside is if you push the footrest completely into the seat with the fold (as seen in the very last picture), it sometimes pops the two clips of the footrest open.

To Purchase the Footrest


BabyZen Yoyo Stroller Hack: Belly Bar Grab Bar

An add on grab bar to hang snack trays, cup holders, and many toys


Belly Bar and Grab Bar

This belly bar is easy to attach on to the stroller and lifts up and down for easy use and exit of the stroller. Softly padded and comes in leather or fabric. Best part is the stroller even folds with the belly bar although the stroller will not locked closed. Last photo includes an adjustable footrest as well.

To Purchase Belly Bar


BabyZen Yoyo Stroller Review & Stroller Hacks

A Review and a list of Potential Hacks for the BabyZen Yoyo Stroller

BabyZen Yoyo: A small compact travel stroller with suspension for a smooth ride, tall handle bars for an easy push, and even an extension glider board. 

Best for: Lots of travel to places with variable terrain and expected bumps along the way


Handle bar: Non adjustable, single handlebar covered in foam. This is the tallest handlebar and thus much better for taller parents; however, the extra curvature that gives it its height also makes it super awkward at times to push with more than one hand.

Cup holder: The brand specific cupholder is available for purchase, although it has terrible usage and reviews. See hacks below.

Sun Canopy: Non extendable and non full coverage. Small enough that smaller children will not even be covered. Low enough that taller children will have their whole view obstructed by the panels.

Peekaboo Window: None

Seat: Might seem small, but it is not shallow.

Seat Back: A shorter seat back which means it is not as comfortable for taller children. The shorter seat back and lower canopy makes it not ideal for taller children. The seatback also sits at a slight recline which is also not as comfortable for some children.

Recline: Decent recline, but downside is the seat does not sit completely up either.

Seatbelt: Tough to adjust the lengths of the seatbelt and the hip belt to properly fit your child. The buckle is a pain to use and to unbuckle. The European version has an easier to use harness and buckle system.

Belly Bar/snack tray: None, but see hacks below

Foot Rest: None, but see hacks below

Basket: OK for a travel stroller. Open back allows for easier stuffing of items that other strollers vs. other strollers where you need to access from the front or sides.

Wheels: Great suspension

Weight: Average for the world of travel strollers.

Brake: Single level that pushes down for lock, and needs to be lifted for unlock.

Fold: Two handed, two step fold. Have to bend all the way to the basket for the final step of the fold.

Unfold: Easy to unfold, but still stakes a bit of height or strength to lock it in open position, and thus I still need both hands. Sometimes the wheels are turned the wrong way and it might cause the unlock to get stuck.

Carry strap: Small attached strap that with padded shoulder

Carry Case: A snug fitting carry case that is just protection against dirt. Simple cheap drawstring mechanism and tight fit makes it a pain to use.

Stability: Pretty stable and but still more tippy than the Mountain Buggy Nano or the ZOE XL1

Suspension: 4 wheel.

Maneuverability: Easy to turn and can push with one hand.

Price: $$$ One of the most expensive on the market. 

Hacks:

  • Parent Cupholder--Add a console that doesn't affect the fold or the carry

  • Child Snack and cup holder--to keep them full and content

  • Belly Bar--Add a bar for your child to grab on to and for you to hang toys on.

  • Canopy--To provide a little extra coverage

  • Footrest--An additional adjustable footrest to add comfort to your child

  • Carseat--Turning your stroller into a travel system

 

Final Thoughts:

 

  • One of the most compact travel strollers that still offers a bit of a recline so fit for younger babies
  • One of the smoothest pushes given the great suspension
  • Best travel stroller for taller parents, and thus a little uncomfortable for shorter parents
  • Short seat back and low canopy makes it not as comfortable for taller kids
  • You get what you paid for in terms of smooth ride and easy push and small size, but that might still not be enough of a tradeoff for many of the amenities that is lacking in the yoyo compared to other travel strollers

To Purchase a BabyZen Yoyo Stroller

Mountain Buggy Nano Stroller Hack: Toddler Carseat

Adding an easy to use FAA approved light toddler carseat making traveling with a toddler simple


Toddler Carseat

One of the main pros for the Mountain Buggy Nano was the universal attachment of an infant carseat without the hassle of carseat attachments. However, what happens when your toddler grows out of the infant carseat? Here is a hack using a lightweight, easy to use, TSA approved toddler carseat.

To Purchase Toddler Carseat, or Toddler Carseat 2


Mountain Buggy Nano Stroller Hack: Sun Canopy Lift

Getting the Sun Canopy that Rests on the Handlebar off of your hands


Lifting the Canopy

The seat back and sun canopy is one of the tallest options in the travel stroller field; however, when it is not in use, and fully retracted, the sun canopy falls onto the hands of the person pushing the stroller making it one of the biggest annoyances for owners. This little hack lifts the canopy ever so slightly off of the handle bar. Another bonus is it serves as a nifty hook, too.

To Purchase Handle/Hook


Mountain Buggy Nano Stroller Hack: Parent Console, Parent Cup Holder, Stroller Organizer

A place for the parent to rest a drink or to store extra things.


Parent Cup Holder

A simple cup holder attachment that stays in place, is off to the side, and doesn't affect folding. It is a bit lower than normal parent cup holders, but provides a great place for the parent's or the child's drinks. 

To Purchase Cup Holder


Parent Snack and Cup Holder

Easily attaches to the handle bar for a place to store your own drinks. Quickly movable between use for the parent, to a cup and snack holder for the child. Only downside is that the stroller cannot be folded with the attachment.


Parent Console

An easy to attach soft structure carrier that allows for storage or two drinks and extra trinkets. An detachable zippered pouch allows for easy and secure stowing and removal. While the stroller closes with the console attache, it does take a little extra force to squeeze the stroller closed in order to engage the fold mechanism. The floppy cup holders means it is easy to take the drinks out but a little harder to put the drinks back in one-handed.


Mountain Buggy Nano Stroller Hack: Child Cup and Snack Holder

A hack to allow for easy storage and access of your child's favorite snacks or drinking cups.


Dual Snack and Cup Holder

A hack that allows you to easily attach a snack and cup holder to your stroller. For easy placement, you can put the cupholder off to the side of the stroller although it makes it for a bit harder to reach for the child. For easier access by the child, you can attach the holder to a belly bar. Separate compartments makes for easy separation. Spill proof snack container, and machine washable make the snack and cup holder easy to use and to clean. The main drawback is that the stroller cannot fold with the holder attached. See below for other folding-friendly options.

To Purchase Snack and Cup Holder

To Purchase Grab Bar


Child Cup Holder

A Cupholder hack that allows gives your child a place to rest their drinks within arm's reach. This cupholder attaches to the Grab Bar, but the holder can be pivoted as you lift and lower the belly bar! The cupholder can also be positioned easily either on the left, side, or front. The attachment to the belly bar and it's ability to pivot also allows for your stroller to be folded with the belly bar and the cup holders attached (although it will not engage the automatic lock). Only downside is it doesn't have a snack holder section. This cup holder does not attach to the stroller without the grab bar attachment.

To Purchase Grab Bar

To Purchase Cup Holder


Child Snack Tray and Cup Holder

This cupholder and snack tray provides a great pivot cover without affecting the cup holder. The holder has to be attached on the side and fitted properly with the additional of some extra fabric, or foam on the piece that attaches to the stroller. Unfortunately the stroller can't be folded with the tray attached. 


Mountain Buggy Nano Stroller Hack: Belly Bar or Grab Bar for Child

A handle bar for your little one to hang on to, or a place to attach toys galore


Belly Bar or Grab Bar for Child

The Mountain Buggy Stroller came out with its own attachable handle bar and snack tray; however, reviews have been mixed about it. 

This hack allows for a simple belly bar addition to your own stroller. The handlebar lifts up for easy on and off of the stroller,  and allows for a place to easily attach cup holder, snack trays and also toys. The best part is the stroller can fold with the belly bar attached, although it will be hard to engage the auto-lock. The bar comes in cloth cover and faux leather and is soft and easy to clean. 

To Purchase Grab Bar.


Mountain Buggy Nano Stroller Review & Stroller Hacks

A Review and a list of Potential Hacks for the Mountain Buggy Nano Stroller

Mountain Buggy Nano: Small enough for carryon and overhead bins, but full featured enough for everyday use. An universal carseat strap makes for even simpler travel, and a tall seat back makes it perfect for older toddlers and taller children.

Best for: Lots of travel, especially trips that necessitates a carseat too, or families with an infant and a toddler or taller children.


Handle bar: Non adjustable, single handlebar covered in foam. The tall canopy, when not extended, rests on the hands of the person pushing which is rather annoying to some (see hacks below for fix).

Cup holder: None, but see hacks below.

Sun Canopy: Not extendable and not full coverage, but larger than the average travel stroller. The higher canopy makes it useful for taller children and does not block their vision. The final flap is ajustable to be pushed in or pulled out. The tall canopy, when not extended, rests on the hands of the person pushing which is rather annoying to some (see hacks below for fix).

Peekaboo Window: None, although v1 had a mesh back that allowed for quick peeking at your child

Seat: Might seem small, but it is not shallow.

Seat Back: One of the taller seatbacks amongst travel strollers. Great for older and taller children.

Recline: Great recline, but the seat does not sit completely up either.

Seatbelt: Easy to use. only 2 straps to deal with and not 5 separate pieces.

Belly Bar/snack tray: None, but see hacks below

Foot Rest: Adjustable footrest

Basket: OK for a travel stroller. Hard to access larger items from the back, easier from the front with the leg rest moved up.

Wheels: No suspension, but thicker wheels allows the stroller to take the cracks and bumps with greater ease. The V1 wheels were much thicker than the V2 wheels.

Weight: Average for the world of travel strollers.

Fold: Two handed, two step fold. For full compactness, you have to remove the wheels which gets pretty annoying. The fold is cumbersome, but with practice it becomes second nature. An extra step is needed to secure the canopy in the folded position, otherwise there is the risk of the canopy flapping open when carrying which is quite a pain. 

Unfold: With practice, the unfold can be done with one hand must more easily than the Yoyo, Zoe XLC, or GB Pockit

Carry strap: Small attached strap that is minimal enough to not get in the way but just enough for proper carrying.

Carry Case: A snug fitting carry case that exposes the wheels and is quite a pain to put on.

Stability: Pretty stable and much less tippy than the ZOE XLC or the Babyzen Yoyo

Suspension: None

Maneuverability: Easy to turn and can push with one hand, although not as responsive as the Babyzen Yoyo

Price: $$ Midrange for most compact strollers. 


Hacks:

  • Parent Cupholder--Add a console that doesn't affect the fold or the carry

  • Child Snack and cup holder--to keep them full and content

  • Belly Bar--Add a bar for your child to grab on to and for you to hang toys on.

  • Stroller Storage--Add a second stroller in the basket for the potential older sibling who might need a ride

  • Canopy Hack--Get the canopy lifted off of the handlebar and add a useful hook along the way

  • Toddler Carseat--Making it just as easy to travel with an older child


Final Thoughts:

  • Compact enough for a travel stroller, yet full featured enough for everyday use
  • The frustrations and lack of simplicity of the fold doesn't make this the first choice for frequent folding
  • The universal carseat strap, and ability to store a second stroller in the basket, along with the great recline, tall seat back, and adjustable leg rest makes this stroller ideal for a family with multiple children of different ages. It will grow easily with a family and be more comfortable for taller children.
  • Larger wheels makes it capable of handling tough terrain even if it is not the smoothest ride in the compact stroller market

To Purchase a Mountain Buggy Nano

GB Pockit Stroller Hack: Child Cup and Snack Holder

A few extra additions for all the snacks and sippy cups to ensure a happy child


Snack and Cup Holder

A snack and cup holder that easily attaches to the side. The side attachments nestles on frame and sits on top of a joint on the frame for some extra support. The side location makes for a bit of a reach, but is still easily accessible for toddlers. This isn't a snack holder that the child eats from, but is a great place to rest snack cups when not in use. Unfortunately, you cannot fold with the snack tray attached.

To Buy Snack and Cup Holder


Cup Holder:

A cupholder that is off to the side for some extra storage for either parents drinks or child drinks. A little removed so it can't be easily reached by younger children, but still a great place to store drinks. Unfortunately the GB Pockit cannot be folded with the cupholder attached.


To Purchase the GB Pockit Stroller

Other Hacks include:  carrying hacksParent Console/Cup Holder Hacksun/rain cover

For a full review of the GB Pockit Stroller.

GP Pockit Stroller Hack: Rain Cover and Extra Sun Canopy

Some Options for Extra Sun and Rain Protection for the GB Pockit


Umbrella:

An Umbrella that provides extra rain and wind protection to the parent and child (although it doesn't stand up perfectly to strong winds and side showers). The holder is useful with any umbrella size and handle, and the pivot joints allow you to tilt it out of the way. The holder can also stay on when folded, even though it attaches to one of the handles. *Hack Courtesy of: Odajennys in Strollerqueens*

To Purchase the Umbrella Holder


Umbrella: 

Another umbrella that would attach on to the pockit is the Versabrella. It provides more coverage, including UV coverage; however, given the fact that the umbrella is part of the attachments, it offers possibly more coverage at the expense of compactness.

To Purchase the Umbrella


Rain Cover:

A easy to use, no frills rain cover that is light enough to be supported by the tiny canopy, and also includes all around coverage to protect even your parent console. Plastic on all sides so your curious child can still see all the rain fall down on the world around them. Just the right length so there is no dragging, but still long enough to protect what is in the basket too. Small enough that it fits into the GB Pockit perfectly. There are other models with ventilation if needed.

To Purchase the Rain Cover


Sun Canopy:

For all the pros, the minimal if not useless sun canopy of the GB Pockit is a huge draw back. For extra sunny days, rather than fight with sun screen and worry about your child burning, add a sun canopy extension. The extension is light weight, and provides fast and easy to use coverage. The side flaps are thin and can be looped around the fabric or frame to create some coverage from rays coming in from the sides. The canopy folds so small it can be left in the basket and the stroller can fold with the canopy inside. The biggest perk is that is provides a flat circumferential coverage so there is no issues with blocking your child's view. The only drawback is the canopy sits on top of the handlebars, but the fabric still allows for easy hold and navigation of the stroller.

To Purchase the Sun Canopy


GB Pockit Stroller Hack: Parent Console and Cup Holder

Best Parent Console for the GB Pockit Stroller


Parent Console:

The Best Console is a soft and lightweight one to go with the stroller. This console fits easily, can the stroller can be folded with the console attached. The parent console can also be repositioned easily to allow for stroller carry using either the center bar or the carry strap. Best of all, it is washable and has room for multiple drinks and knick knacks. 

To Purchase the Parent Console


Parent Cupholder:

A simple one cup cupholder that stays easily on the handlebar and allows for you to fold the stroller with the cupholder attached. While it takes up precious real estate on the handle bar, you can easily maneuver the stroller using the middle bar. Easy to put on and take off yet still quite stable. Two handlebars means two cupholders if you prefer!

To Buy the Cup Holder


To Purchase the GB Pockit Stroller

Other Hacks include: Simple GB Pockit stroller carrying hacks, sun/rain coverChild Snack and Cup Holder

For a GB Pockit Stroller Review.

GB Pockit Stroller Review & Stroller Hacks

A Review and a list of Potential Hacks for the GB Pockit Stroller

GB Pockit: What the stroller lacks in bells and whistles, it makes up for in pure lightness and ease of use. Best for Quick travel with Older Children, or a bring-along backup stroller for when your older toddler suddenly decides to ride again.

 

Handle bar: Non adjustable, split Handle bar with a single bar in the middle that still allows for a one handed push. *The handles can't be adjusted to be taller but can be lowered as part of the push and makes for a great walker and game to entertain your own child. See hacks below.

Cup holder: None, but see hacks below.

Sun Canopy: A tiny square canopy that is useless and often in the way. 

Peekaboo Window: None, but you don't need one because the child is completely visible

Seat: The seat might seem small, but it never felt shallow. 

Seat Back: The one piece seat back that goes from seat to the top of the handles makes it a continuous hammock like support for even the tallest child! Great for older children.

Recline: None, but the fabric made is a bit of hammock like support. Because of this, the seat does not sit 90 straight up.

Seatbelt: Easy to use. only 2 straps to deal with and not 5 separate pieces.

Belly Bar/snack tray: None

Foot Rest: None.

Basket: Tiny, but as expected for the world's smallest stroller.

Wheels: No suspension, but double wheels that inhibits it from feeling like it will get stuck in a crack.

Weight: Lightest on the market and you you will notice and be grateful for it.

Fold: Smallest on the market and it will revolutionize the way you think about the meaning of "compact fold." Two handed, two step fold. The folding takes a bit of getting used to, as does the unfolding, but once you get used to it, it really is worth it. Not only does it fit on the overhead of a plane, it fits under the seat in front. Also fits in the basket of other strollers for a toddler who may or may not need a ride.

Unfold: Two hands. The unfold sometimes sticks and needs a few extra shakes or pushes. 

Carry strap: None. See hacks below.

Carry Case: None, but will fit inside a regular shopping bag. See hacks below.

Stability: So light it shakes at times, but allows for the stroller to reacts to bumps and adapts quickly.

Suspension: None

Maneuverability: Easy to turn and can push with one hand.

Price: $$ Cheaper than most other high end compact strollers. 

 


Hacks:

  • Entertainment for your Child--Lower the handles as if you are about to collapse it and it is the perfect push toy for your child.

  • Cupholder--Add a console that doesn't affect the fold or the carry

  • Carrying made simple--Either utilize the push bar, add a strap, or use a cute carry bag

  • Rain and Sun Cover--A little extra coverage to make up for the nonexistent sunshade

  • Snack and cup holder for your child--to keep them full and content

 


Final Thoughts:

  • You didn't know you wanted such a small stroller until you experience it, and then it's hard to give it up
  • The lightness and compactness makes you forgive it for everything else it lacks
  • Lightness and shakiness allows for it to react well with the bumps of the road
  • The sunshade is useless and thus never used, which is not a big deal 
  • The continuous seat back and simplicity makes it both super comfortable and also best for older kids
  • So small it is travel friendly and fits under seats, other strollers, in a simple bag, and any other crevice you can think of 

 


To Purchase the GB Pockit Stroller