Some mommies collect diaper bags. Others spend more money on children’s clothing than their own. And some have a weakness for every colorful gizmo marketed to carpet crawlers. Me, I’m a stroller junkie.
Introducing the B-READY, a versatile and stylish modular stroller equipped to meet the growing family’s needs. The B-READY can be converted from a single child system to a two-child or twin system utilizing any combination of seats, bassinets and infant car seats in 14 possible configurations (seen here). This allows little ones to be secured comfortably in various appropriate positions on the stroller, also making it easy for parents to watch them as they rest or sleep. B-READY is the most comprehensive stroller on the market with single-child configurations and the option to expand it for infant twins or two children. As a result, this stroller helps ensure that parents will “be ready” as their families grow.
We received the B-READY stroller, plus the lower infant car seat adapter and second seat for review. From the moment it arrived, we were in love.
As usual, the husband took it upon himself to put it together sans instructions (why do men do that?). Good news; assembly was a breeze and it was in use immediately.
Now for the purpose of this review, I’ll break it down into single and double modes. It’s the only way to do the stroller justice.
What I Love about the Britax B-READY (Single) Stroller:
Reversible top seat with 3 recline positions – Ryder likes to look out at the world; Reid likes to look at mommy. With a simple click and switch, I can rear or forward face the top seat, and adjust to three recline positions. A bonus – the leg rest is also adjustable, lifting up for small passengers and laying almost vertical for taller riders.
No re-thread, adjustable, 5-point harness and head pad – Oh, Britax, you’re a mind reader. Until the B-READY, adjusting the stroller straps meant re-threading the entire harness. NOT cool when you’ve got two children of different heights and girths. Now, it’s as simple as accessing a discreet zippered compartment on the back of the seat, and shifting a handle up/down (see above video at 0:28).
Simple fold with automatic chassis lock – And they do mean simple. Are you ready? Start by locking the brake. Then pull up both of the frame release levers located below the stroller handle and step back while guiding the stroller downward. Continue folding until the chassis lock engages. The stroller will stand while folded. Yup, that’s all there is to it.
Adjustable handle height with comfort grip – Yes, the handle pivots up/down to accommodate parents of different heights. And it indeed includes a comfort grip. But that’s not what makes this stroller kick a** – it’s the 100%, authentic, ONE HANDED STEERING. I have never encountered a stroller with such smooth, effortless steering – it’s the only stroller I can command while sipping a latte and talking on the phone. In fact, this is the one feature I constantly show off to everybody who stops me to ask about the stroller (and there have been many; Canadians have yet to lay eyes on this wonder!).
One-step linked parking brake with indicator – I’ve been spoiled: both the Chaperone and B-READY models feature the one-step brake, and now, I don’t think I would purchase a stroller without one. Simply step on the brake and it turns red to tell you its engaged. Step again and it turns green so you know you’re ready to go. The brake is strong and secure – not even Ryder, who notoriously pushes everything, could get it to budge once set.
The B-READY is, hands down, the very best stroller I’ve encountered. And it gets better…
What I Love about the Britax B-READY (Double Mode) Stroller:
Lower infant car seat adapter – Reid goes straight from the car and into the lower position on the B-READY. Check out my slideshow below. See those little feet sticking out? Yep, those are the feet of a happy baby. I was a little skeptical at first, because it appeared that the baby would be low to the ground, but once snapped in there’s actually quite a nice clearance to the road, and the splash guards on the hind wheels ensure that nothing splashes up into baby.
Second seat – You’ve seen in-line strollers with second seats. But what you haven’t seen before is: 4-position seat recline, suitable from birth up to 35 lbs, large canopy with ventilation window, 5-point harness with 3 harness heights, built-in seat suspension, and the clincher… stroller folds with second child seat attached. That’s right – you don’t have to remove the second seat – using the same technique as the single stroller (and a minor adjustment on the second seat), both seats will collapse neatly into a standing fold. REVOLUTIONARY.
Here are the configurations we’ve enjoyed (just 6 out of 14):
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