Stroller Obsession: Orbit G2
Head turner. Space ship. Extraordinary.
I get comments on the Orbit G2 everywhere I go. I’ve been all around NYC with it, and I’m stopped at least once every time I leave the house about the Sidekick Stroller Boards.
Here’s the thing: I like fancy. I like fancy shoes, and purses, and to the surprise of no one-least of all myself-I like fancy strollers.
The Orbit G2 has all kinds of different configurations. The seats swivel, the Sidekick Stroller Boards are easily attachable to each wheel, and the storage bag has a strap that allows it to be slung over the shoulder. These are all things I haven’t seen in a stroller before, and my favorite parts of the G2.
And? The Sidekick Stroller Boards are personalized. Oh yes.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Strollers are a New York City parent’s best friend. They’re the next best thing to owning vehicles, and they absolutely must be able to perform with versatility.
The Orbit G2 is all about versatility. It’s modular design and interchangeable seats make this stroller a one stop shop-it will grow with your family in ways you never even thought of. We decided against the infant seat and went straight with the toddler seat, mainly because we don’t actually ride in cars all that often. I’m feeling the impact of that mistake now though, as the infant seat/car seat is ROCKIN’. Both seats are suitable from birth though, so either seat is a good option for families with new babies.
While I have yet to take this stroller on any public transportation (the seat detaching from the base poses a difficulty I haven’t encountered yet in my travels), I have taken it in the taxi and it is lightweight, super easy to collapse and store, and it takes up very little room.
I have found this stroller to be very compact as well. When I’m grocery shopping or going basically anywhere in the city, the width hasn’t stopped me from going into any establishments (that’s without the sidekicks attached). The weight is manageable and it’s easy enough to push, even one handed. I have to say, I’ve been pleasantly surprised with every aspect of this stroller. It’s quickly turned into my one of my favorites.
Innovative QuadShock™ suspension for a smooth ride & hassle-free no-pump tires
Dock and rotate your baby, 360 degrees on the stroller, and ergonomically into the car
Frame folds with one-handed, twist-and-lift motion
Removable Cargo Pod diaper bag has shoulder strap and bottle pockets
Patent-pending soft carrier handle on Infant Seat enables exceptionally comfortable carrying
Stroller Frame folds compactly, stands alone when folded, and can be towed when folded
Built-in cupholder and key tray
UV sunshade with Paparazzi Shield™ extension
Stroller Frame and Car Seat Base can be used with other Orbit Baby seats
And, one of my most favorite aspects of the Orbit is their chemical free fabrics, OrbitGreen:
orbitgreen™ Certified Fabric – The first car seat with fabrics and foam certified safe by Oeko-Tex® Standard 100, ensuring they are healthier for your baby and better for the environment
Safe flame retardants: Orbit Baby car seats meets all applicable flame retardancy standards (NHTSA FMVSS 302 and California TB 117) without the potentially harmful chemicals, like PBBs and PBDEs, used in most other car seats.
Orbit recently unveiled their new Color Packs: Available in 9 colors, machine washable and easily interchangeable. Since we have the Ruby Red color, I used the following image to see what the colors would look like on my stroller (something else to think about when purchasing).
The Weather Packs and Panneirs are all available at an extra cost. In my opinion these things are must-haves (there is very little storage room in the Cargo Pod) and I would prefer they be included into original price of the stroller and with shipment.
Overall, the versatility and functionality are unique and well thought out, and I’ve had a really great experience with our Orbit G2.
And, so has Zoe.
I was not compensated for this post. I received an Orbit G2 stroller for purposes of this review. All opinions are as always, my own and completely unsolicited.