New GB pushchair brand for 2016GB plans to rival premium pushchairs and car seats
24 September 2015
GB is an exciting new pushchair and car seat brand with a premium range positioned against brands such as Bugaboo, Silver Cross and iCandy.
We were invited to see the first pushchairs to be launched by the brand at Kind und Jugend, the nursery trade fair.
GB is a collaboration between the founder of established German car seat brand, Cybex, and Hong-Kong-based Good Baby International.
Much like Cybex, GB's premium products will be part of its Platinum range. More mid-range products form part of the Gold range.
We've tested plenty of Cybex car seats so you can visit our car seat reviews to see how they perform in our crash tests. And we've recently tested the stylish Cybex Priam travel system so make sure you have a look at our pushchair reviews to see how it stands up against the competition.
GB promises its design will be inspired by futuristic technology and combine modern high-tech features with function. Here's what we thought of its pushchairs at our first look:
GB Maris pushchair
First to launch in the UK will be the rather stylish-looking Maris travel system which GB says is made for the metropolis. The model we saw was in an eye-catching 'Lux Black' fabric which is a shimmery, striped Jacquard fabric that has a very futuristic look.
The chassis has very clean, simple lines and is nice and narrow – GB says it is only 54 cm wide. The fold looked great too – one handed and with the seat on facing either direction. The Maris can be paired with a carrycot or the Group 0+ Idan infant car seat.
It will be available early next year.
Pockit: the smallest compact folded pushchair
From GB's Gold range we saw the very tiny Pockit; a basic buggy that folds up impressively small. It's been recognised by Guinness World Records as the 'smallest commercially available folded pram'.
If you are in the market for a compact buggy you can read our guide to choosing the best stroller.
There's also the GB QBit, another compact stroller that could be good for families with limited space and can take an infant car seat to make it a travel system.
These should both be in shops soon.
Our pushchairs reviews
We're really interested to see whether this new brand takes off in the UK and will be putting the pushchairs through our full testing once they're available. If you want to find out what our rigorous and in depth test programme involves, read about how we test pushchairs.
- See our top 10 popular pushchairs gallery
- Buy the best car seat for your baby or child with our child car seat reviews
- Make the right choice with our how to buy the best pushchair