Meet the GB Lyfe Travel System


GB Lyfe Travel System

With the arrival of a new baby, it seemed like the perfect time to review a new travel system! We’ve been trying out the GB Lyfe Travel System with our new baby, Gideon, and I’m excited to tell you all about it today.

Now, the first thing I want to talk to you about is the GB brand. I’m guessing there is a good chance you have never heard of the brand. I hadn’t until I saw their products in person at the ABC Expo last October. GB stands for Goodbaby International Holdings Limited. GB has over 25 years of design, development, and testing experience. It’s an internationally recognized brand for parents, and now it’s come to the U.S. with a new line of innovative and stylish baby products.

We were sent the GB Lyfe Travel System in the Merlot color scheme at no cost to facilitate this post. The first thing I noticed as I pulled this system out of the box was the color. It’s such a gorgeous maroon red and perfect for either a boy or girl. The infant car seat is already fully assembled and the stroller assembly was simply popping the wheels and cup holder into place. It was out of the box and ready to go in less than 5 minutes.

GB Travel System

GB Asana 35 LTE

I thought I’d start out by talking about the infant car seat included with this travel system (the GB Asana 35 LTE) and then I’ll move onto the stroller. The GB Asana 35 LTE can be used for infants who are between 4-35 pounds. It features a no-rethread harness, which means you can adjust the height by simply pushing a button and sliding the harness to the desired position. Since babies grow rapidly in the first year, this is a must-have feature for me on our car seats. The other feature I look for is the ability to loosen/tighten the straps quickly and easily.  With the FirmFit Harness, you simply pull the front strap to make the harness snug, and it conforms to the correct position on baby, every time. To loosen, just push the button at the front of the seat and pull on the straps. It also comes with strap covers where are great for protecting your little one’s delicate neck and a special newborn insert for tiny babies.

GB Asana 1

A car seat is only going to function at 100% if you can achieve a good install. This travel system comes with one base for the car seat (although it can also be installed without the base). You can install the base with the LATCH system or the seat belt. Whenever possible, I prefer to use LATCH which is how I installed it in our 2013 Honda Odyssey. The base features GB’s FirmFit Arm which helps you to achieve a better, tighter (hence SAFER) fit in the car with minimal effort by providing 20 lbs of additional force. I found the install quick, easy and tight. The GB FirmFit Arm really does make a big difference.

GB Asana Install

For the first week or two of Gideon’s life, we used the infant car seat we’d used with Zellene, our 3rd child, because it was really cold outside and we hadn’t had a chance to install the base for the Asana yet. Everytime we’d go somewhere, Gideon would cry in his seat. The warm weather arrived and we switch out his base to the Asana one and, truly, I was amazed at the difference it made. I honestly never gave any thought to the car seat being the reason why my babies would cry in the car, but the Asana has made a noteable difference. We’ve traveled with it a few times now and Gideon does not cry the way he did in the past. I’m completely sold on this infant seat for that reason alone!

GB Asana 2

Another thing I really like about the Asana is the canopy. It is firm and, thanks to strategically placed Velcro at the back of the seat, it stays in place! With my last seat,  I would pull it forward on for it to come unattached at the back. Especially during the cold, windy months, I love that the canopy stays in place to block out the wind.

GB Asana Canopy

Lyfe Pram

Now let’s talk pram — how I love this pram! It is chock-full of great features! I love the red color and the fabric looks chic and high-quality. Because you can use it from 4-50 pounds, it’s the only stroller you’ll ever need. The seat can be either forward-facing or parent-facing and adjusts quickly and easily. And, of course, it is a travel system, so you can also use the frame with the infant car seat.

GB Lyfe

The seat is adjustable to help you find just the right incline position for your little one, including a 180 degree recline so you can use it with your newborn and comfortably let an older child sleep. Taking it from the 180 degrees pram mode to sitting mode (and back again) is pretty easy.

  1. First you’ll locate the buckle on the side of the foot section.
  2. Pull tightly and buckle underneath. It might feel like the buckle is too short but I promise it works. Just push up on the seat a little bit.
  3. Once buckled, it will look like this.GB Lyfe 3
  4. Once that is secured, head to the back of the seat and lift the recline handle until you reach the desired position.
  5. For additional incline you can pull the cord at the back of the seat.
  6. When finished, it looks like this.GB LYFE 6

If your child falls asleep while riding in a seated position and you want to return it to 180 degrees, just follow these steps in reverse. It’s important to be sure you adjust the seat at the back first to as flat as it will go before you release the buckle at the feet.

The canopy is very durable, stays in place well, and features an expandable mesh section.

GB Lyfe Canopy

It also comes with a  5-point harness system, a parent cup holder (yay!) and a large basket that you can access from the front or back. Braking is accomplished by stepping on two foot brakes at the back. I love the arm bar on this system. You can remove it on one side and it will pivot away, making it easy for your child to climb in/out without having to remove the entire bar.

GB Lyfe Features

When it’s time to collapse the stroller, you can do so without removing the seat and the self-standing fold will keep it off of the ground. The fold of this stroller is probably the only fault I can find with the entire travel system. I love that it’s a standing fold and it’s really easy to collapse but it takes up a considerable amount of room for a single stroller when folded, because the seat/pram is so long. In the grand scheme of things, this is only a minor fault in my book and a trade-off for having the nice full reclined pram seat always available for nap time and my newborn.

GB Lyfe Folded

Real World Testing

Sometimes a piece of baby gear can sound great on paper, but it really needs to be tested in the real world. The infant car seat proved to be easy to use. I didn’t have any trouble getting my son in/out of the car seat. Clicking it into and out of the base was also very easy. As I mentioned earlier, he seems to LOVE it which makes me love it even more. I can’t find one thing to complain about with this car seat.

I put each of my 4 children in the travel system so you can see how they all fit. Check it out:

GB with GideonGB Lyfe Kids

This past week we had gorgeous weather so I went walking nearly every day. It felt so good to be out in the sun after all of the cold winter months! The stroller is so easy to push and glides with ease, even through gravel. The car seat clicked into place so easily! I also took it out to do some shopping and it was great at the outlets. The two oldest kids generally want to walk these days unless it’s an all day excursion, but Zellene, my 20 month old, took a turn in the stroller and seemed quite comfy. I think she enjoyed how high she is when riding in this seat.

walking with GB Lyfe

As I mentioned earlier, it was really hard to find anything to dislike about this travel system. I’d love it if the fold was a little bit more compact, but it’s certainly not a deal-breaker when you look at all of the other great features. It has everything I’d want for my newborn, toddler, and preschooler plus it’s priced at just $379.99!

GB Lyfe Travel System Giveaway

GB wants to give one of my lucky readers their own Lyfe Travel System! Click HERE to be taken to the giveaway entry form. Good luck!

Disclosures: I’ve partnered with GB for this post. The travel system was sent to me at no cost to facilitate this review.

Janessa

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Hi! Welcome to my blog. My husband and I were high school sweethearts who married over 10 years ago. We now have 4 children: Maggie (age 6), Jacob (age 3), Zellene (age 1) and our youngest little guy Gideon born in February 2016. I love sharing about the great products I find that help to make our lives easier, while also talking about some of my passions like home birth & natural childbirth, travel, family life, and living a semi-green life.

105 comments on “Meet the GB Lyfe Travel System

  1. This would be great for my second grandbaby. What a beautiful carage LOVE it thanks for chance greatly thankful.

  2. This would be amazing! I love that it basically converts to a bassinet for infant use in a stroller! The only way I can use my current stroller with my infant is to have her in the infant seat and snapped into the stroller. Which I thought was great until I saw this!

  3. This set looks incredible! I wish i had this when my daughter was born. But my best friend is due soon and this would be a great gift for her! I love the versatility of this. So convenient for any type of routine.

  4. This looks like an amazing travel system! I’d love to try it out! I had the hardest time choosing a convertible car seat for the rainbow baby we’re expecting. Just because a car seat says the weight limit begins at five pounds doesn’t mean there’s anything in the seat that will protect my baby’s head from bouncing around. So I love that this one comes with the removable padding for an infant. I just love the different configurations of the stroller. I love that it can be used all the way from infant up through big kid…esp since I have three older kids!

  5. I love how versatile this travel system is and how easy it is to use! we could get lots of use from this during our outings and big family vacays.

  6. This I one of the best travel systems I’ve seen in a while. It’s like they thought of everything a Mom would need. I recommend this to my sister who is due soon

  7. Wow ! The GB is definitely the system i would love to have. I love the carseat comfy and better seat strap easy adjustment, no rethread. I love the stroller that can switch facing rear amd toward parent as well as the large canopy and it can lay like bassinet.

  8. I love how versatile this stroller and travel system is! We have a toddler and a new baby on the way, so having all the options depending on which kid we are strolling around is a huge plus!

  9. I NEED this! I’m expecting a new baby in May and will be moving temporarily out of the country where nothing is available for babies. Car seats and strollers are both extremely rare. It’s hot and humid so too hot to carry around the little ones because they get all sweaty! This would be the perfect, safe solution!

  10. When it comes to travel systems, this is definitely the total package. I love that it can be used from newborn through preschool ages and the easy fold would be a lifesaver!

  11. What a cost savings to have a system that is so versatile and can be used for so many years. This is so much better than having to buy everything individually.

  12. Looks like a really great system. I love that you put all 4 children in it as that it shows the safety that they fit as sometimes the bigger ones need it also. I love the color like a merlot or burgundy red. Good for a boy or girl..

  13. This travel system has so many features! I had also not heard of the BG brand until this post. Love the “arm” that is with the base to help make it even more secure. Infant padding and strap covers are such an added bonus. I love a pram style stroller, but most are so expensive! This system is stylish, safe and affordable. So glad I got the chance to read about this new company and look forward to seeing more of their products.

  14. What a gorgeous color! I’m always on the lookout for a stroller with a large canopy to cover the lo – this one fits the bill!

  15. This is a beautiful system looks so handy and comfortable and very safe. I just found out I am getting another grandbaby and I would love them to have this.

  16. I love that it has so many options and can grow with my child from newborn in the travel system mode or pram mode to toddlerhood just using the stroller.

  17. Thank you for this review, I love this stroller, its not too small or too bulky. A perfect size. Might concern one for baby boy due in april.

  18. Me and my fiance both read this review and fell unloved with this travel system. I would love to know how much it is to buy, incase I don’t win because I want this so bad. We are about to have our first kid and the fact that we can use the stroller his whole childhood is amazing. And I love that you can connect the carseat and it also goes down into a bassinet =]] I also love the color and that the straps on the carseat are adjustable. Thanks so much for the review!

  19. This looks like a great travel system! I especially love that the stroller can be a pram. US-style systems never have that option.

  20. What a gorgeous system!! I love that its easy to use and comfy!! I love that it works with your child as they grow and stays comfortable!! Just awesome!

  21. This would be so awesome to win. I have a little one and me and my husband travel all over the country for work and this would be awesome to win. Thank you for the chance.

  22. That bassinet is a dream for me…I love the look of it and it’s so nice for newborns! eeekkkk Love everything about his stroller set!

  23. MET IT LOVED IT WISH THIS WAS OLD SCHOOL BUT AWSOME FOR NEW SCHOOL BABBIES ANDS I HAVE A GRANDSON BLESSED BE MAY YOU ALWAYS ?? IN THE ☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️ & WITH THE ✨✨✨✨✨ ?

  24. What an amazing giveaway!! After a long, hard journey we are expecting our baby boy Aprl 14th. This would be so amazing to win. Thank you for the opportunity.:)

  25. I love the versatility of this system. I think my favorite is the “bassinet” feature. It looks so durable and stylish too which is a real plus!

  26. I love the canopy too!! I love how the stroller adjusts…. that’s so awesome that it can be used for a variety of areas, making it very useful for a long time! I love the color too!

  27. I had no idea they made no rethread infant car seats! I’ve only ever seen that feature on “big kid” ones. Cool!

  28. I absolutely love your review and now I am even more sold then I was before. From the moment this amazing GB Lufe Pram came out. I wanted it. We have always wanted a Pram Style Stroller that comes with an infant car seat and also grows with your child until they don’t need a Stroller anymore.
    I have always dreamed of owning a Pram stroller so that when we take family walks together. I am able to lay our baby to be down and have him/her facing me. And then when they grow up a little more and want to see the world in front of them, we have the option to face them forward. I love that you can recline it to your child’s like able and most comfortable position. And that you can also reach into the very nice basket underneath from either the front or back of the stroller. I too am head over heels in love with the color of this gorgeous GB Lyfe Pram. And I truly love the no thread 5 point harness and the latch system on the infant car seat. Being able to own this amazing Dream Car seat stroller combo would be such a huge blessing for our growing family. It has been on my wish list from the moment we saw released. Unfortunately as a stay at home mom of 4 boys already and just my very loving and supportive husband’s tight income coming in. And a new baby on the way. This stroller is out of our price range. But something we would be so beyond grateful and truly feel so blessed to own.
    I honestly can’t even begin to put into words how much winning this absolute Dream Car Seat/Stroller combo would mean to us. We are a very active family, and We love the outdoors and taking family walks every night after dinner and during the day as well. Not to mention to our older boys baseball and football practices and games, and so many more amazing family adventures all year long. And this Stroller and car seat would truly fit into our family lifestyle so much! It’s everything we have always wanted in a car seat and stroller “All-in-one!”
    Thank you so much for this amazing review and for showing us pictures along with your review and also sharing your beautiful children with all of us. Praying with all of our hearts and souls that we are chosen as the “Beyond Grateful” winner of this dream car seat stroller combo ❤️??❤️
    Thank you again for this very loving and generous chance.
    Best regards,
    Holly & family

  29. I love this travel system for infants/children. Car seats have come such a long way since I had little ones I would love it for my growing family of grandchildren I haven’t bought one even though I get them often because they grow we just keep putting their seats in my car and this would help with the newest little one!

  30. I love how this grows with the child! I also really like the maroon color too. Great for people with multiple kids since you can use it with both boys and girls!

  31. GB is really breaking the market with their affordable and top quality strollers. Their POCKIT is amazing, and this travel system truly can hold your child from birth to toddler.

  32. Travel systems are so nice to have. This one looks really neat and convenient. I love the versatility! I don’t currently have a system yet and would LOVE this one!

  33. This is such a nice travel system!! I think I’m in love with the infant car seat, the canopy and easy push button to adjust the straps! 🙂 I have also never used a stroller with a bassinet feature, how awesome! 🙂

  34. How great that the GB Lyfe Travel System includes both Car Seat and Stroller! Even an Infant insert for the littlest of babies! Can’t get more versatile than this!

  35. This would be great for when my first baby comes. I love the versatility of this travel system. My little guy would look so stylish in this!!

  36. Absolutely love this travel system! I would love to have it! I love how deep the carseat is. And the stroller just looks awesome! Thanks for the great review, I love seeing lots of pictures!

  37. This would be great for when I need to lay my baby down, and for when he gets bigger it will grow with him!

  38. I like all the testing they’ve done- safety is my main concern. I also like how easy it is to put together and adjust. I have arthritis, so this would be helpful to me.

  39. This sounds like a wonderful system. I love that it is fairly easy to put together. I also really love that you can use this up to 50 pounds. It looks so comfy for the little ones. I really like the color of this red also. Thank you so much for sharing this

  40. Before reading your post, I too had never heard of the GB brand. I love the color and style of this travel system. A big plus is how it goes from pram to stroller. The last photo showing how it is comfortable for the different ages of your four children convinced me of how practical it is and that it saves you money in the long run.

  41. Oh my goodness,
    We could SO use this! Our family is expecting a first timer, baby girl any day now. They live in small NY apartment and plan to be out on walks every moment they get. This will last also for a good length of time. We are savers. Thanks you for posting up about this beautiful and useful carriage!

  42. Would be nice for the new addition to the family. Thank you kindly for the opportunity! have a wonderful day!

  43. It would be so great to have this for our little one on the way it’s absolutely beautiful thanks for the chance

  44. Would love to win a stroller that grows with the child. Love all the features and functions this stroller has! Good Luck all!

  45. These seem to be well made and safe. I like the push button to adjust harness on the car seat a lot. Also, loving the different positions of the stroller. Can’t say I don’t also love the cupholder abs big basket too!!

  46. I love that the stroller weight limit is 50 lbs. I like that it’s the only stroller I need. I also love the color!

  47. I love how far baby items have come over the years! 15 years ago with my first there wasn’t anything like this on the market.. Now 5.0 is here and I love that there are great products on the market.

    I love how easy it is to adjust the position of this stroller!!

  48. ‘The infant car seat is already fully assembled and the stroller assembly was simply popping the wheels and cup holder into place. It was out of the box and ready to go in less than 5 minutes.”

    That is so great! I hate when it takes an hour to figure out directions and assembly!

  49. I really appreciate the pics of your kids in it. I saw this in the store and thought it looked great but slightly narrow. Through the pictures I see that it’s just fine. What a great system.

  50. I have never heard of this brand before – thanks for introducing me! I love the no-rethread harness and I really like that the seat can be either forward-facing or parent-facing in the stroller. I also love that the stroller comes with a cup holder, sometimes it the little things that make all the difference between a good and a great product!

  51. As a great aunt to be in september I am so impressed with GB Lyfe! From baby to a older child this is not something that they would use for a few months. i want to win this for my new great niece to be

  52. I love that this stroller grows as your child grows, This would be something my daughter would want for her baby girl.

  53. I can’t believe how versatile the stroller is and how many different ways you can use it! It’s awesome!! I love the color too and how easily it folds up! Quite a perfect little system!! I would be so excited!! Thanks so much!!

  54. This stroller seems to function very well according to your write up and it looks grand. I love the velcroed canopy and ease ability of putting it together and the color is so vibrant.

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