View Full Version : Calling all amazons......
05-29-2010, 10:09 AM
Any tall parents have experience with the Uppa Baby G-Luxe / G-Lite? I am looking for an umbrella stroller for my 6 month old that is good for us tall folk (we are 5'11'' and 6'4''). So far I have narrowed it to the Macs and Uppa Baby brands. I have a Vista and love it, but I have read that Macs are the best for tall people. :bowdown:
05-29-2010, 01:08 PM
My 6'3" husband has no complaints with our g-luxe and another very tall couple I know just got a g-lite and love it. One nice thing is they have shocks even on the g-lite. I think the handles are 42". That said people love macs and they do fit bigger kids a bit better. Really, both are great choices with different strong points, see if you can try them in person.
05-29-2010, 09:50 PM
I'm 5'11", and DH is 6'1"- we have been using a Mac Quest with DD since she was about 6 mos old (she's 28 mos now!)
Love the MAC- some people say that they are tippy, but since we have a diaper backpack, we don't usually hang anything off the handlebars- love the manueverability, the fold, lightness, that it accommodates taller height and weight limits- did I mention that I love my MAC?
My dad who is 6'4" and my brother who is 6'5" have also pushed the stroller, and no issues- my mom also says it is a dream to push
For zoo and more outdoor type activities, we also have a BJCC single- which has an adjustable handlebar- love that too!
Good luck on your decision!
06-04-2010, 05:01 AM
6'2" amazon mama here. I literally just pulled the trigger and ordered my G-Luxe sight unseen a few minutes ago. Here's hoping for the best! I have a Mac Easy Traveller and I loved it, so I was totally shocked when I test-strolled the Mac Triumph and Mac Quest and kicked the back of the stroller frames like crazy. I think the "X" on the back of the Easy Traveller is higher up than the "X" on the frames of the Triumph and Quest. I'm glad I test-strolled instead of just assuming they would be the same as the Easy Traveller. I was bummed to have to put away the Easy Traveller and have been making do with my old Peg Pliko P3 (2005) but I need something more compact & lightweight for airline travel. I hope the G-Luxe works out (and that Delta Airlines doesn't kill my new stroller)! I used to use a Chicco C6 for air travel, but and United Airlines snapped the handle off, rendering it completely useless. I would get another C6, but I kicked the back of that thing like crazy and had to mince my steps when walking, ugh. I'm definitely taking the reciept with me on my trip so I can file a claim before leaving the airport if it happens again! I'll post again if I need to rave about the G-Luxe.
07-13-2010, 02:13 AM
Really liking my G-Luxe! No hunching over to push and no kicking the back or mincing my steps either. Decent sunshade (bonus: easily removable for airplane flights), one-handed steering, AND @ 11 lbs, I am able to lift it up onto airport security screening table one-handed (holding baby in other arm, naturally).
I'm not able to rave about the standing fold b/c it's too wobbly to stand up after three airplane trips, but it was fine when it was just out of the box new. The drawstring recline could be better, but it is functional.
I dislike the mesh seat covering b/c it makes it impossible to quickly brush off Cheerio dust etc. As if I have time to pick stuff off bit by bit...not.
My P3 is gathering dust in the garage while the G-Luxe now lives in the trunk of my car. The G-Luxe is great for airplane travel and running errands. Overall, a winner!
07-13-2010, 08:09 AM
The cybex callisto looks pretty darn tall and they are on sale at bTrendie right now for $129.
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