STROLLER WAR: GB Pockit Plus or Babyzen Yoyo Plus

Get a better perspective on which stroller is superior – the world’s smallest stroller or its closest rival in the smallest stroller category.

Babyzen Yoyo Plus vs GB Pockit Plus
Babyzen Yoyo Plus
GB Pockit Plus vs Babyzen Yoyo Plus
GB Pockit Plus

Which is smarter to buy, is it the GB Pockit Plus or the Babyzen Yoyo Plus?

Tale of the Tape

GB Pockit PlusBabyzen Yoyo Plus
Folded Dimensions (in)12.5 x 7.8 x 14.917 x 7 x 20.5
Open Dimensions (in)28 x 18.5 x 39.8 39 x 17 x 41
Stroller Weight (lb) 12.3 lbs.13.6 lbs.
Stroller Weight Capacity (lb)37 lbs.38.6 lbs.
Storage Weight Capacity (lb)11 lbs11 lbs

Size and Portability

Yoyo +
GB Pockit Plus

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.

Weight Capacity

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

Yoyo+

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

GB Pockit PlusBabyzen Yoyo Plus
Wheel Size (in)4.5 inches (dual wheels)5 inches
SuspensionX4-wheel suspension

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.

Comfort

GB Pockit PlusBabyzen Yoyo Plus
Recline145 degrees145 degrees
Height of Canopy from Seat (in) 2526
Canopy2 panels2 panels and a pop out sunvisor
Yoyo +

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. 

Pockit+

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.

Safety

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.

Steering

Pockit+
Yoyo+

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.

Price

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.

See product inclusions and designs on Amazon

Conclusion

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.

 

Ciao,

Sheila

www.strollersforever.com

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10 thoughts on “STROLLER WAR: GB Pockit Plus or Babyzen Yoyo Plus

  • February 26, 2019 at 12:06 pm
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    You know, it’s funny. I’ve been doing stroller shopping for about 2 weeks now (yeah that’s a lot of shopping) and I had pretty much ruled out the The GB Pockit Plus. 

    Thanks to this post, however, it has skyrocked up my list to one of the top two strollers I’m considering! The only reason I had thrown it out of the race was because I couldn’t find a lot of solid information on it, but along with this review you really displayed the value for me. Just like you, I really like my strollers small, and the fact that it’s relatively thin and light (plus that is has a good folding mechanism) is my hot button, really. So thank you so much for helping me narrow it down! Will be making choice later today! 😀

    Koda 

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  • March 1, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    My two nieces used different strollers when they were babies. The reason why my younger niece couldn’t used the GB pockit plus was because of  some damages her elder sister did on the stroller but I know it was an excellent choice. When we went to get another, we had to get the Yoyo plus because of its versatility not minding the high price. 

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    • March 2, 2019 at 12:30 pm
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      Thanks for sharing. The GB Pockit Plus is a great stroller but needs a lot of TLC. It is not for everyday use and abuse. The Yoyo Plus is an excellent replacement 🙂 

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  • March 5, 2019 at 5:08 am
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    I have been searching for an all round stroller and luckily I came across this article . I really love the features of babyzen yoyo plus, it’s exactly what I have been searching for although it’s quite expensive but that is immaterial if it worth the money and I can truly see that it worth the money. I will be making a purchase now. Thanks for sharing this information

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    • March 6, 2019 at 10:21 am
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      Hi, Lok Which The Yoyo Plus is a great choice. You’ll love it. 🙂 

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  • March 25, 2019 at 12:08 pm
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    Taking care of your baby is not an easy task, most especially for mothers that is why we do all that we can to ease the stress they go through and getting your spouse a stroller is one of many ways to ease her stress. For me I will prefer the babyzen yoyo plus because of it’s versatility. I came across this post the right time as I am looking for what to gift a friend who just put to bed. Nice post

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  • March 25, 2019 at 12:17 pm
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    Thanks for this interesting and informative post, in my opinion , Babyzen Yoyo is generally more recommended. It is compact, lightweight, and portable. It is much easier and more practical to use. The maneuverability and stability are better. Plus, it has better features, including an extendable canopy, a reclining seat, and the ability to hold an infant car seat. No hard feelings but this will be my choice if I was to choose between them. 

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  • March 25, 2019 at 6:05 pm
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    Despite both strollers looks pretty similar from the first glance, I may say, that they are totally from different leagues.

    Babyzen might be folded by one hand, and this is huge. I had numerous situations when I had to fold our lightweight stroller, while holding my younger partner with one hand.
    Babyzen has larger wheels. If you commute in an area where sideways are not perfect, larger wheels are lifesavers. I believe that both strollers perform poor on snow, but babyzen would perform better due to larger wheels.
    Leg support absence is a big disadvantage for moth if we are talking about babies up to one year, but babyzen is a winner again with a paid option.
    You did not mention about the quality of materials, but I suspect that this feature may be at the side of a more expensive one.

    FInally, the price. Yes, one is twice more expensive than the other, but when you consider that this item may be used for 3 years almost daily, even a small difference in quality or options is worth the money.

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    • March 27, 2019 at 3:18 am
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      Hi Ablati. Thanks for taking time to read my review. I agree with Babyzen being the better stroller when it comes to fold. I really haven’t experienced pushing both strollers on snow-covered pavements, but I could imagine how hard that will be. Those wheels might slide. Better get a jogging stroller instead for that purpose. 🙂 As for the materials, both are of high-quality, durable materials. However, because of the hinges of the Pockit Plus id does feel a bit fragile than the Yoyo Plus. 

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