Samantha Ford and her son, Remy, review the GB Pockit stroller, the world’s smallest folding stroller…
According to the Guinness World Records, the GB Pockit is the world’s smallest folding stroller. Impressive, right? Remy is now 17 months old and has recently started nursery, so a ‘runaround’ alternative to our trusty Bugaboo Cameleon was required for shorter journeys.
I really needed something lightweight, and the GB Pockit weighs in at just 4.3kg. I also wanted something that is quick and easy to open out and use, and one of the key features that sold the Pockit to me is the two-step fold – with a couple of practice runs, this pushchair becomes a handbag-shaped package in seconds, which can be flung over your shoulder or stowed away. Plus, with the added kudos of a Red Dot Design Award, I knew this would perform well.
It might not be to everyone’s taste but I really like the green colour, which is actually named ‘Laguna Blue’. It really pops against the black chassis and hood, and looks super modern, too.
Practicality and drivability
You really can’t fault the Pockit when it comes to compactness, it’s also great that it’s self-standing when folded, so it really doesn’t take up much space at all. Many pushchairs claim to be light but with the Pockit there really is no exaggeration. That said, because of its extra-lightweight nature it is a little on the flimsy side, so it’s not a stroller you’d perhaps want to use for a long, leisurely walk – but for a quick nip into town, doing the nursery drop-off, hopping on and off public transport, or for mad dashes around the airport, it does the job perfectly. It also conveniently fits into the overhead cabin of a plane when flying. The stroller handles well on smooth, even surfaces so it’s great for city living, but tends to struggle on anything rougher, like grass and gravel.
Remy seems to genuinely enjoy his time in the Pockit, he even requests to go in it! I like that the seat is easily adjustable so when he falls asleep I can recline it without having to disturb him and risk waking him up. There is also the option to purchase an additional Cot to Go carrycot, making it suitable to use from birth. In terms of my own comfort, I would prefer the handles to extend higher, I’m 5ft 6in and do feel like I’m having to bend forward slightly to push it.
The Pockit ticks all the boxes for an easy-to-use lightweight stroller. It excels at the nursery drop off, and is a great option for families who are on the go and travel a lot.
The GB Pockit stroller is available to buy from £150. For more information, visit: naturalbabyshower.co.uk.