Cybex Libelle
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Cybex Libelle

NEW 2020
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The Cybex Libelle is an almost-identical "brother" of the popular travel buggy, the GB Pockit+ All-City. The umbrella-style Libelle stroller from Cybex brand was launched at the end of 2020, combining the benefits of low weight (5,9 kg), minimalistic carry-on luggage-dimensions, and spaciousness with 22kg weight capacity suitable even for an older toddler.

The single front wheels with suspension will be of advantage if thinking about the manipulation with such a bigger child. The backrest of the pushchair can be reclined, but only partially, suitable only for children sitting by themselves yet. The leg rest is also adjustable (two positions). For your newborn, the Libelle offers compatibility with a car seat as well as compatibility with the GB brand Cot To Go foldable carrycot (both with the same, Maxi-Cosi/Cybex style adapters).

Find more (or less ;-)) about the Cybex Libelle on the official Cybex site

Cybex Libelle Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Umbrella stroller (buggy), 2in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
5.9 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
102 cm x 52 cm x 71 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
48 cm x 32 cm x 20 cm
Chassis material
Aluminum
Country of origin
Germany
Stroller available as a pushchair (seat unit configuration) only; newborn accessories (like a carrycot) need to be purchased separately
Yes

The Seat unit

Maximum weight capacity - seat load
22 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-48 months
Reversible seat unit
No
Easy-release memory button(s) on the seat or the carrycot
No
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
No
Reclining backrest
Yes, infinite recline
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
No
Backrest recline type
Strap-operated
One-hand backrest recline system
No
Extendable backrest
No
Legrest positioning
Yes, 2 positions
Extendable leg rest
No
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
No
Footrest
Yes
A higher seat unit's position on the chassis
No
Height-adjustable seat
No
Seat unit's proper attachment indicator
No
2in1 convertible carrycot/seat unit (pramette travel system)
No
Fabrics removable for cleaning
Yes
Seat fabrics cleaning
Machine washable
Safety harness type
5-point
Harness padding
Yes
Height-adjustable harness belts
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the seat
No
Second seat can be attached (single-to-double convertibility)
No

The Canopy (Hood)

Seat unit equipped with a canopy/hood
Yes
Extendable canopy/hood
No
The canopy/hood features a sun visor
No
Floating, follow-the-sun canopy
No
Height-adjustable canopy
No
Removable canopy
Yes
Waterproof canopy
No
UV protection in the (canopy) fabrics
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the canopy
No
A pocket integrated into the canopy
No
Peek-a-boo viewing window present on the canopy
No
Reinforcing side clasps present on the canopy
No

The Bumper bar

Bumper bar
No
Bumper bar can be purchased separately
No
Bumper bar features an extra crotch strap
No

The Wheels

Number of wheels
4
Front wheel(s) type
EVA foam-coated wheels, Rubber-coated wheels
Rear wheels type
EVA foam-coated wheels, Rubber-coated wheels
Front wheels diameter
11 cm
Rear wheels diameter
11 cm
Swivel wheels
Yes
Lockable wheels
Yes
Removable wheels
Yes
All wheels are double wheels
No
All-terrain version of wheels available to purchase separately
No
Wheels equipped with mudguards
No,
Two-wheel mode
No

The Suspension

Suspension
Yes
Wheels with suspension
Front
Suspension type
Open springs
Adjustable suspension softness
No
Rocking chassis
No

The Brake

Central brake system/type
One-step rocker pedal (flip-flop friendly)
Deceleration handbrake
No,

The Fold

Folding system
3D
One-hand fold
No
Plane-travel-friendly stroller with an ultra-compact fold (suitable as carry-on luggage)
Yes
Folds with the (forward-facing) seat attached
Yes
Folds with the rearward-facing seat attached
n/a
Self-standing fold
Yes
Auto-lock feature of the folded chassis
No
Folded stroller can be pulled behind like luggage
No
Stroller folds and/or unfolds by itself
No
Equipped with a carry strap/carry handle
No
Outward fold (the seat fabrics are on the outside after folding)
No

The Handlebar

Handle height adjustment
No
Handlebar material
Foam
Handlebar height
102 cm
Reversible handlebar (handle can be flipped to the other side)
No
Safety wrist strap
No

The Basket

Shopping basket
Yes
Large shopping basket
No
Basket's weight capacity
5 kg
Closable basket
No
An extra basket can be attached to the frame
No
A pocket integrated into the seat/elsewhere on the stroller frame
No

The Carrycot

Carrycot compatible
No

The Car seat

Car seat compatible
Yes (with adapters)
Car seat sold separately
Yes
Maxi-Cosi/Cybex car seat attachment-type adapters available
Yes
Britax Römer car seat attachment-type adapters available
No

The Accessories & Extra features

Parent tray/organizer on the handlebar (included)
No
Cup holder can be attached
No
Reflective elements
No
No pushchair mode/seat-unit configuration available
No
Rain cover included
No
Mosquito net included
No
Leg cover (apron) included with the seat unit
No
Seat liner/insert included
No
Changing bag included
No
Carry bag/transport cover for the folded stroller included
No
Motorized/Baterry-powered
No
LED light(s)
No
Built-in audio speakers
No
A storage/bag can be attached instead of a seat
No

Parent reviews of the Cybex Libelle

3.6/5
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Fits my 3 years old OK

4
  • agile
  • very lightweight
  • compact-folding
  • no leg rest
  • basket is shallow

Decided for this after considering the GB Pockit Plus All-City (they seem the same to me, just a few minor differences). I heard Cybex is better. It is a nice second buggy, we keep it in the car. Around shops, it's useful. Fits my 3 years old OK.

Overall a nice stroler for traveling

3
  • good looking
  • small folded size
  • light
  • plane-travels friendly
  • you cannot hang any bags on the handlebars or you'll tip your stroller backward
  • brake feels weak
  • you will struggle with the harness a bit

It doesn't recline fully - this you should consider with smaller babies. The wheels are quite small, but they maneuver well, we managed a dirtroad just fine. I wouldn't do that everyday, though, it doesn't seem sturdy enough to withstand the strain if on a daily basis. The harness is fiddly and can get in the way. Overall a nice stroler for traveling (it will fit the overhead compartment) and occasional use.

  • lightweight and compact
  • roomy seat
  • not too sturdy
  • small wheels
  • foam handles

I bought it as a travel buggy. It works just fine for that. Don't expect a sturdy everyday all-terrain pushchair and you'll be fine.

Your questions about the Cybex Libelle

1)

You write it's nearly identical to the GB Pockit+ All City. Could you explain how they are actually different? All I find to be different is the max weight that is specified by Cybex (22kg) and GB (17kg).

But are they actually different?

Hello,

You are right, there are not many differences between the GB Pockit+ All-City and the Cybex Libelle. Apart from the different maximum weight capacity (which is, anyway, very much related to the child's size anyway - you most probably won't fit a 22kg child into a Libelle anyhow), there are design changes. The canopy shape is a bit different - the Cybex's is a bit more in their Eezy line's style (kind of wider), and also, the colorways available are different. I do find GB's fabrics a bit nicer as well. Next, the wheel design and the frame colour are different.

In any case, it, all in all, IS the same design, and the buggies ARE made in the same factory, by the same manufacturer (GB owns Cybex). The functionality will be pretty much the same, so if you're choosing between these two, just go with the one you like more, or the one that is for a better price.

.eli - 15 Jul 2021

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