Friday Face- Off: Lightweights Enter the Ring

GLITE VS VOLOLeft to Right: G-Lite and Volo

We have two rounds of lightweight strollers coming up; let’s kick things off with the MACLAREN VOLO versus the UPPABABY G-LITE!!!

Both are supposed to be lightweight, easy to manoeuvre, and optimized for the 6 months to 55lbs set.  Let’s see who comes out on top….

THE MACLAREN VOLO:

Designed to fold up small with the use of only one hand, the Maclaren Volo weighs in at just 4kg or 8.8lbs, making it the lightest contender in the ring today.  It also features a permanent carry strap attached to the chassis for transport ease.  The hood is both waterproof and SPF 50+ protected and a rain cover is included.  But we here know that nothing can protect your stroller from your kid, so all fabric components are easily machine washable. The Volo features a single step break for both rear wheels and a five-point seat harness with a two-finger release mechanism for super easy use.  Designed to fit through any standard doorway and also featuring an ample storage basket, the Maclaren Volo might just take home the title among traveling parents.

THE UPPABABY G-LITE:

Weighing in at 10.7 lbs this stroller is a little heavier, but no less mighty in the ring. Hand level folding triggers make it possible to fold up the G-LITE with just your fingers and the stroller stands on its own once folded.  It features lockable front wheels for added stability, an easily removable, washable seat pad, and a sun canopy with SPF 50+ sun protection.  The G-LITE also features a removable cup holder for that oh-so-necessary morning cup of coffee.

Evenly matched, which stroller will come out on top?  Let us know in the comments and tune in next week for another round of lightweight strollers!

-L.E.

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