Get a better perspective on which stroller is superior – the world’s smallest stroller or its closest rival in the smallest stroller category.
Which is smarter to buy, is it the GB Pockit Plus or the Babyzen Yoyo Plus?
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Size and Portability
At first glance, GB Pockit Plus and Babyzen Yoyo Plus, seem to look about the same size. But once folded, it’s easy to see the difference. The GB Pockit Plus is a bit smaller, thinner and lighter by a few inches and a little over a pound. I am actually one who likes my stroller really small but I personally don’t mind the difference. Since both of them are small enough to fit into an airplane overhead compartment, I’m fine with any of the two for travel.
The GB Pockit Plus can carry a maximum weight of 37 lbs while the Babyzen Yoyo Plus can carry up to 38 lbs. Both can be used until your child is about 4 years old. The underneath storage weight capacity of both strollers is the same at 11 lbs.
Travel System Ready
These new models are both travel- system ready. They have the exact set of configurations. You can use them with a bassinet, an infant car seat or a stroller seat.
But one bonus feature of the Yoyo Plus is it can be attached with a scooter board called the Babyzen Yoyo Plus board. Your older child can ride along until he or she reaches 44 lbs.
Maneuverability and Suspension
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I will try to avoid navigating the Pockit Plus over a bumpy road. With a very small set of wheels, so many hinges and no suspension, that’s like stroller cruelty. LOL
The Yoyo Plus on the other hand, aced it on this department with their 4-wheel suspension and their Soft Drive System. This system makes for easy steering on uneven surfaces even without locking the front swivel wheels. The Yoyo Plus is not an all-terrain stroller but who knows what they are up to next?
Ease of Fold
Now let’s check the ease of folding and unfolding of these strollers.
To fold the Pockit Plus to its compact mode, press the buttons on both handle bars and apply downward pressure to fold the stroller in half. Then, you have to fold the frames again inward until you hear a snap. That means it is already locked.
To unfold the Pockit Plus, unlatch it first, press the buttons on both handle bars, lift it up and give it a good joggle to unfurl.
Watch the demo below.
As for the Yoyo Plus, start the fold by pressing the buttons on the side frames near the ends of the canopy. Pull the canopy all the way back until you hear a snap. Then, press the red button below the stroller, grab the metal bar, lift the stroller up and it will fold by itself.
To unfold the Yoyo Plus, just press the red button again and grab the handle bar up and watch it automatically unfurl.
Watch the demo below.
Unfolding both strollers is almost a no-brainer but folding can be a little complicated. So which stroller is easier to fold? I would go with the Babyzen Yoyo because most of the folding procedure can be done with just one hand, unlike the GB Pockit Plus. That’s actually a big deal when your trying to fold the stroller and hold your kid at the same time.
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Now for comfort, let’s start with the seats. The back rests of both strollers are well-padded, reclinable and could go as low as 145 degrees. Not totally flat but good enough for a snooze.
As for the canopies, both have 2 solid panels but the Yoyo Plus has a larger canopy, thanks to its pop-out sunvisor that extends farther to the front. The height of the canopies from the seat is almost the same at about 25-26 inches. Taller kids won’t have a problem riding on both.
Both strollers do not have leg rests but if you wish to attach a leg rest on the Yoyo Plus, you can buy it as an accessory on Amazon.
The safety features of both strollers are pretty standard. Both strollers have an adjustable 5-point harness with a center lock and release button to make sure that the child stays in place. Both strollers also have a one-step brake that you have to step on and lift by foot to lock and unlock the wheels. If you wish to add a bumper bar to the Yoyo Plus for added protection, you can also buy it as an accessory on Amazon.
The GB Pockit Plus has 2 separate short handles while the Babyzen Yoyo Plus has one horizontal handle bar. Both handles are non-adjustable but good for one-hand steering. The Yoyo Plus’ handlebar is positioned higher at 42 inches from the ground while the Pockit Plus’ handles are lower at 39 inches. Despite the difference, both handles are comfortable to be steered by people who are tall and of average height.
Personally, I find the Yoyo Plus easier to maneuver not.just because of the handle but because it has better wheels and suspension.
Now here goes – the price. They are world’s apart. The Babyzen Yoyo Plus stroller sells at almost $500 in Amazon. Surprised? I was.
The GB Pockit Plus, on the other hand, is around $230. That’s more than half the price.
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Both strollers are great choices depending on your priority. The GB Pockit Plus would be great for traveling but doesn’t seem to be as versatile as the Babyzen Yoyo Plus. If price is not an issue and you are looking for an all-around stroller, I suggest you go for the Babyzen Yoyo Plus.
Check out other customer reviews about GB Pockit Plus and Babyzen Yoyo Plus on Amazon.