Britax B-Ready Stroller review

30 Jun

 B-Ready for Fireworks!!!!!!!

This is how it feels when you find the double you’ve been searching for, for your whole life, it seems. Pure fireworks. That’s the Britax B-Ready. 

It’s probably a good thing that it just came out now. Because if I had discovered it years ago, I may never have become Strollerqueen. It was, after all, my quest for the perfect double that led to the path of the Kingdom of Strollerland.


As a single, it’s wonderful. Had a nice one-handed bouncy push all over the Strollerqueen Obstacle Course.

But as a double, it’s better. (Cue explosions, sound up.)

 There are so many features, this may take a while.  So relax, get comfy, enjoy the show…

 Let’s start with the legrest. I just love how high up it sits, to eliminate little legs from the endless dangle.

 

 There is a napper bar, wheel covers 4-point suspension, and canopies for both seats.

Details are everywhere. Like this soft sueded head pad for each seat.


The harness and crotch strap also has the covers.

The second seat is pretty roomy, for an add-on seat. The seat back is 19″, and the headroom to canopy is 23″. It holds up to 35 pounds. I have more measurements and weights below.

The snack tray, btw, is an add-on to hold SP 2.0’s little cars. It was a long evening! 

 

 But, the B-Ready does come with this awesome console. I could have used that…

 Now, you are not supposed to put it on the handlebar. You are supposed to attach it with velcro, on the rim of the basket, like this.

 BUT, the reason I had it up on the handlebar, and this is way more important than you would think..is that you should NOT attach the second seat with the console on the basket. Don’t do it. Trust me, I tried. The second seat will be very unstable, and may slide right off. Something you certainly don’t want to happen.

 It is explained in the manual. But, judging on the number of people I see jogging with newborns in car seats, (Totally OT, I know!) many people aren’t reading manuals. Uh oh.

You may not need the console anyway, since the basket is huge. So huge, that it has a zipper on the side (oh, that is the official cupholder in the basket).

AND a zipper in front. With the footrest up, it is quite easy to access.

BOTH seats have very deep reclines. Look at the second seat:

And here are both seats straight up.

The second attaches really easily. You just slide these legs into brackets:

 

The legs have a little button you push in, and the seat will collapse all the way down. That is how you can fold it with both seats on. Then you just pull up on the triggers by then handles, and down she goes.

 The side lock is a really nice feature, to help keep the frame together.

 

 There are loads of configurations you can do with the Britax B-Ready, that include the use of bassinettes and car seats. (These are purchased separately, as is the second seat. The main stroller does come with a adapters, cupholder, raincover, and parent console. You can also buy a boot, child snack cup, travel bag, and mosquito net..) But the main configuration is with both seats facing out.

 Now, when you have a little baby, you can have the main seat facing you. There can be plenty of room. But it needs to be fully reclined, with the leg rest up.

Or this is what will result:

The handle is height adjustable.There is a whopping 11″ height difference between the lowest and highest position. I felt perfectly comfortable  pushing it at just the “regular” level.

 So as we celebrate the birth of our nation, let’s celebrate the ingenuity of companies who bring us not only car seats that save our children’s lives (as it did with my daughter in a head-on collision, which is a story for another day), but with strollers that can go from single to double and fold in one piece, easy as apple pie. And it’s clever inventions like this that may just have our economy seeing fireworks again for 2011. I’m sure it will mean “explosive” growth for Britax, anyway 😉 Happy 4th of July!



Britax B-Ready  

Weight:                       28 lbs. (with seat, harness, and crotch pad, cup holder, wheel covers, console)

Seat Back:                   21.5″

Seat to canopy:          26″

Seat Width:                 12″

Seat Depth:                  10-17″

Drop to footrest:         8″

Seat to ground:           27″

Length:                           36″

Width:                            25″

Height:                           33″-45″

Folded:                           34“L x 26″W x 13″H

Britax 2nd seat for B-Ready

Weight:                           7 lbs.


Seat height:                   19″


Seat width:                     13″


Seat to canopy:             23″


Seat depth:                     10″ 


Seat to ground:             12″



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8 Responses to “Britax B-Ready Stroller review”

  1. Christina July 5, 2010 at 3:43 pm #

    I can think of no one else to go to with my problem and this is the only place I could find to write you. I was given an older Peg bassinet/ buggy that has a seat or bassinet option. I cannot get the bassinet off to put the seat on. There are two locking knobs on the side that have a red little slider, but I cannot get them to turn for the life of me. Please help. Thanks!

    • strollerqueen July 6, 2010 at 6:32 am #

      Hi Christina!

      I have never had that model, sorry. But if you pose that question to my Strollerland group, it is possible that someone there can help you.
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/StrollerSWAP/

      Best of luck!
      Strollerqueen

  2. Courtney July 15, 2010 at 10:06 pm #

    Excellent blog with lots of useful information on strollers. I just favorited it in my browser, so I can always check out your blog! Are there any products you would recommend? Thanks 🙂

  3. Kahlillah September 7, 2010 at 8:09 pm #

    I just went to a store and inquired about this stroller. The salesperson didn’t do it justice at all! Thank you for your in depth reviews and critiques.

  4. tiffanie February 24, 2011 at 9:55 pm #

    Hi,
    Where did you find the snack tray? I cant find one like that anywhere. All I found for the stroller is the attachable cup holders. Thank so much.

    • strollerqueen August 10, 2011 at 7:42 pm #

      http://www.carryyou.com I’ve been using all of their cupholders for years. Great products, very durable.

  5. Dawn July 8, 2011 at 6:38 pm #

    can you tell me where you got the snack tray from?

    thanks
    Dawn

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