Stroller Review: Orbit Baby 2010 G2
Filed under: Baby Essentials
The Basics: The stroller is 26 pounds with seat. Good from birth to 40 pounds. 24 inches at the widest point when it's unfolded. Collapses to 32.5 by 15.5 by 14 inches.
The Lowdown: The Orbit Baby stroller has been making waves since it was first introduced. While it was always a strong stroller, the new 2010 G2 model addresses many consumer complaints voiced over previous incarnations. The G2 features a "3D" rotating seat-the base swivels, allowing a child to face any direction. The reclining seat is covered with an eco-friendly material. The new model also features an extendable foot rest to accommodate larger children. A massive sun canopy and a toddler tray, with a special cover to store unfinished snacks, round out the seat.
The G2 is as comfortable for the parent as it is for the child. The dual handles are adjustable and ergonomic, making the stroller easy to control. The maneuverability is superior to even other luxury models.
Parents will appreciate the cup holder and adult storage tray. The under-seat "cargo pod," however, is rather limited and can be difficult to access when the seat is reclined. While the 2010 G2 does feature a more compact fold than previous models, it is still fairly large when collapsed. The seat and base of the stroller can be "nested" to further compact the stroller, but this takes multiple steps.
You'll Want It If: You're an eco-minded family, with a love for high design and don't mind spending a pretty penny to get it.