Gesslein S5 2x2
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Gesslein S5 2x2

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The Gesslein S5 is a light umbrella stroller with a fairly compact fold. The stroller is easily stored as it stands independently after folding. The sufficiently spacious seat can be reclined flat. Thanks to the higher weight capacity it can handle even a bigger child. It can be reclined flat. You can put your newborn in the car seat attached with corresponding adapters as well. The S5 is a good alternative for urban parents looking for the lightest and simplest stroller solution suitable from birth. This stroller also makes a convenient second stroller.

The S5 offers an option of three wheel configurations depending on the degree of stability and maneuverability required and on your taste as well. The S5 2x2 has only simple, single wheels whilst the Gesslein S5 4x4 offers four double wheels. The front wheels of the Gesslein S5 2x4 are single and the rear wheels are double.

Gesslein S5 2x2 Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Umbrella stroller (buggy), 2in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
6.8 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
108 cm x 51 cm x 90 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
99 cm x 28 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
20 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-36 months
Reversible seat unit
No
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
No
Reclining backrest
Yes, 4 positions
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Yes
Backrest recline type
Rear-located recline mechanism (e.g., lever-operated)
One-hand backrest recline system
Yes
Extendable backrest
No
Legrest positioning
Yes, 2 positions
Extendable leg rest
No
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
No
Footrest
Yes
Backrest height
49 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
33 x 20 cm
Total length of the seat unit
88 cm
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
Yes
Second seat can be attached (single-to-double convertibility)
No

The Canopy (Hood)

Seat unit equipped with a canopy/hood
Yes
Extendable canopy/hood
Yes
The canopy/hood features a sun visor
No
Floating, follow-the-sun canopy
No
Height-adjustable canopy
No
Removable canopy
Yes
Waterproof canopy
Yes
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
Yes
Peek-a-boo window can be closed/covered
No
Reinforcing side clasps present on the canopy
Yes

The Bumper bar

Bumper bar
Yes
Bumper bar type (style)
Bar
Removable bumper bar
Yes
Gate-opening (swing-away) bumper bar
Yes
Height-adjustable bumper bar
No
Bumper bar features a fabric (non-wipe-clean) cover
Yes
Bumper bar features an extra crotch strap
No

The Wheels

Number of wheels
4
Front wheel(s) type
EVA foam-coated wheels
Rear wheels type
EVA foam-coated wheels
Front wheels diameter
13.5 cm
Rear wheels diameter
13.5 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
No
Rocking chassis
No

The Brake

Central brake system/type
Push down-lift up pedal brake
Deceleration handbrake
No,

The Fold

Folding system
Telescopic
One-hand fold
No
Plane-travel-friendly stroller with an ultra-compact fold (suitable as carry-on luggage)
No
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
Yes
Folded stroller can be pulled behind like luggage
Yes
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
108 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
Yes
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 Gesslein S5 2x2

4.5/5
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  • High load capacity (20 kg+)
  • Can be reclined to full lie-flat
  • Adjustable footrest
  • Spacious, suitable for larger children
  • Has a belly bar that can be removed and opened
  • Extendable canopy with transparent window
  • Washable covers
  • Easy to fold - stands up on its own
  • Compact - fits in the car boot
  • It is lightweight
  • It is relatively easy to handle
  • The front wheels swivel, they can be "locked"
  • It also has reflective elements
  • The wheels show wear quickly (from an aesthetic point of view) - they pick up pebbles right after the first ride
  • Small storage basket
  • Compared to the 2x4 version my sister has, the 2x2 "rattles" more when riding
  • Does not come with accessories (mosquito net, rain cover) - you need to buy this extra

Overall, I rate the Gesslein S5 2x2 (or even the 2x4 my sister has) as a very good umbrella buggy or complementary travel stroller.

Due to the wheels not being all-terrain (and with no suspension) it serves more as an urban stroller for normal terrain.

If you're thinking of buying a golf buggy I'd recommend investing, Gesslein is a really good quality German brand, and despite being a golf buggy, it's sturdy, roomy, and so suitable for bigger kids - for longer periods of time.

It has other extras, too - it can be reclined to a full lie-flat, it features an extended canopy, detachable belly bar, etc. (see pros and cons)

The stroller doesn't offer the option of reversing the seat, but that's probably not expected when you buy an umbrella pushchair :-)

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