When planning for our recent trip to Florida, one item I was concerned about was my stroller. I have a large stroller and I knew that the airline wouldn’t let me check it at the gate and it would likely take up the entire trunk of our rental car, leaving zero room for our luggage.
Luckily for me, Guzzie + Guss offered to let me test out a G+G 103 Pender stroller for our trip. Now you may not have heard of Guzzie + Guss before, but they have been around for 30+ years! They are a Canadian company that believes you don’t have to spend your child’s college fund just to get a great quality, great looking stroller.
I picked up the stroller at a great local baby store, Springy’s, who walked me through all the bells and whistles this baby had. Not only does this stroller only weigh 12.5lbs, it folded up super small, and had a carrying strap, making it easy to take everywhere. You can even lean it stand it up against a wall, for easy storage when not in use. We used this feature a lot at restaurants!
Our first test, outside the airport, was a trip to the beach! I was surprised how well the stroller manoeuvred on the sand. The control and “ride” was smooth on pavement, sand and through the airport. I found that it didn't steer well with one hand. So if you are a one hand on a coffee, one hand on a stroller type person, this may be an issue for you.
The sunshade was fantastic and so nice and big that it covered the majority of Lil B’s body. There was a little "window" at the top that provided ventilation as well as an easy way to sneak a peek at your little one while strolling around.
I loved that this stroller was equipped with a one-hand recline backrest that would adjust to 4 reclining positions. It was great that I was able to lay Lil B flat when I knew he was due for a nap (not that he did – he is too nosy for that!).
There is a decent sized basket that I used to carry spare diapers, toys and our wallets. The only downside is if your child is laying flat you have to lift the backrest slightly (enough to get your hand in) to access the basket.
The G+G 103 Stroller is great for children aged 6 months to 5 years (or up to 53lbs).
About Guzzie + Guss
G+G manufactures strollers, safety gear, highchairs and toys. Guzzie + Guss products can be found at numerous retailers across Canada and select dealers in the US.