Offering safety for your child and comfortableness for you, the Orbit Baby Stroller Travel System G2 is an all-in-one upgradeable starter kit that includes a stroller frame, infant car seat, and car seat base. The compact stroller frame effortlessly folds with one hand and features shock-absorbing suspension, as well as progressed removable storage. The car seat includes state-of-the art safety features, a flexible ergonomic handle, and an extendable, full-coverage UV sunshade. Also, the infant car seat without apparent effort docks and rotates 360 degrees on the stroller frame or on the car seat base, which installs in 60 seconds with just a turn of a knob.
Stroller Travel System G2 At a Glance:
- Seat rotates 360 degrees on SmartHub for ergonomic car seat positioning
- QuadShock suspension offers a smooth ride
- Stroller without apparent effort folds with one hand
- Made from eco-certified materials
- Five-point safety harness
- StrongArm mechanism for easy car seat base installation
- Age/Weight Requirements: 4 to 30 pounds
- Assembly Requirements: Minimal assemblage required
- Two-year fixed warranty
Orbit Baby`s Travel System is the world’s introductory upgradeable travel system. The Stroller Travel System G2 is the new and bettered Infant System. This new parent “starter kit” includes everything you need for your newborn. Easily dock and rotate the Infant Car Seat onto the Base or Stroller from closely any angle, fold the Stroller frame with one hand, and confidently install the Base in your car with just the turn of a knob. This package offers the most secure car seat on the market in an ergonomic, premium travel system. As your little one grows, you may proceed to use the Base and Stroller with other Orbit seats.Give your child the smoothest ride with our revolutionary QuadShock™ suspension. The Oeko-Texo certified car seat fabrics are eco-friendly, so there is no reason to worry with regards to your infants sensitve skin.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #12019 in Baby Product
- Color: Ruby
- Brand: Orbit Baby
- Model: ORB852000R
- Released on: 2011-07-22
- Dimensions: .0″ h x .0″ w x .0″ l, 60.00 pounds
- Real-world car seat safety: StrongArm installation with just the turn of a knob, and a SmartHub docking ring that offers 360 security
- Smoothest ride: QuadShock offers the world?s most innovative stroller suspension
- Parenting made easier: one-handed fold, adaptable handlebars, no awkward car seat adapters, and Cargo Pod diaper bag
- Baby-safe, planet-friendly: orbitgreen: Certified Fabrics with Oeko-Tex certification
- includes Infant Car Seat G2, Stroller Frame G2, and Car Seat Base G2
133 of 141 people found the following review helpful.
Bugaboo vs Orbit
By Harvey Chiang
We now have two strollers:
The Bugaboo Cameleon bought in 06 and the BabyOrbit 07. I wanted to buy the Orbit last year but it was not available at the time + there were no reviews in comparison to all that’s been written about the Bugaboo so we coughed up the coinage and bought a Cameleon. We received the BabyOrbit 2 months ago and here is the difference for those who wonder about the two strollers.
Right out of the box the Orbit was dead easy because it was already pre assembled-no tools- no watching a DVD or reading assembly instructions.Things we were unsure of were well laid out in the photo handbook that neatly zips away in the baby seat. We had to assemble things with the Bug and the line diagrams were a bit harder to read.
Excitedly, I took Maya out today for a 20 min walk just to try out the Orbit and compare specs to our Bugaboo Cameleon that is larger in fold mode going in/out of our trunk. Shannon said naturally without a thought…”Daddys gonna take you for an orbit”… and it was a good experience!
Immediately, the Orbit’s unexpected strength other than the simple twist and stroller fold out launch, was the rotating hub. During my first walk, I must have rotated Maya 15 times; she just loved the rotating perspectives I was able to show her during our walk whether is was getting her eyes out of the bright sun light or away from cold winter breeze, just squeeze and rotate…simple.
With the Bugaboo, while I can with two hands bend over and unclick the seat locks then lift up and rotate Maya to one other position, in reality we don’t do this very often because..A] the Bugaboo stroller seat a bit bulky to dead lift/ B] so one should lock the wheels and be on sure footing with room to rotate before performing a vertical lift/rotate and relock. This is much dicier if you have back problems. I don’t do the 180 degree flip unless its really needed[ really windy-rainy or she is crying & bored], as Shannon is only 5′-1″, she would rather not do it period preferring me rotate Maya.
In the Orbit all this becomes mute as functionality, design and ease merge to provide more than just the ability to rotate Maya easily as her field of view becomes a 360 degree perspective at the snap of a lever.
These new views kept Maya alert, quiet and happy[ she extended her leg and toes outwards so she could hold onto them throughout our walk as a sign of real contentment].
The Orbit’s rotating hub innovation is truly a big leap in parent / toddler stroller ease of interaction. For anyone who has ever tried to strong arm a 20lb baby seat[ie Graco Snugride] into a car will attest- the task becomes a chore because you need to align the car seat at a 90 degree to your body[basicaly put the seat in over the base locking latches then relift over the latches till everything aligns and then locks inplace. The sideways lifting and fiddling can be hard on the arms or back.
With the Orbit, the seat goes into the car head first, pull up on the handle straps to gently guide the seat over the rotating base hub till unit clicks in place. Once secure the base carries all the weight as you simply rotate the seat until it locks into the travel position. If your baby crys or fidgets[especially waking up from a nap while the car is parked], simply rotate the seat to get easier access to her. Rotate the seat again when you are ready to take her out. What we love is this..as the seat rotates in any direction we can take her in and out from the passenger side or driver side with ease.
Superior build and wow factor. Being a Dad, I like cool well built things and the Orbit comes thru! Every detail is so well designed, I even enjoy using the sliding pod bag because its so easy to load and unload.
On the Buggaboo, their carry tray is quite awkward when you load and unload from your car. It doesn’t swing free and takes up extra trunk area unless you unvelcro it from the stroller. If you leave it on or need more trunk space you need to tip it up but this causes stuff to fall out of the carry tray. With the Orbit, the pod is a carry bag that closes up so nothng falls out + it tucks up neatly when you collapse the unit.
The difference in trunk area between these two stollers side by side in our 4 door sedan?
The Orbit takes up 1/3 the trunk area and will fold up with a one handed lever twist= easy. The Cameleon Buggaboo takes up nearly 2/3′s our trunk floor area and you need two hands to complete the fold. Relaunching the Bug is a learning curve. I’m fairly usefull at gadgets but the ingeniuos frame design of the Bug that allows different uses is also confusing to unfold. I finally “got it” after 12-15 launches! The designers would do well color coding the fold/ up/down direction of the aluminum support arms so novices and family can figure out how to unlatch it quickly without having to think or learn the process as it is not intuitive at all.
The Bug is slightly shorter in length so it can turn a bit easier. The ride of the Bug is softer especially over bumps due in part to better front wheels. For drivers the Bug ride is more Lexus while the Orbit more tighter like a BMW.
The Bug comes with a Bassinette which we used a few times. The Orbit comes with an integrated infant car seat with rock solid all metal locking base station that installs easily into vehicles with or with out infant seat latches. This design clearly surpases our old Graco Snugride in every way except weight. The Orbit infant is about 4-5 lbs heavier due to the extra padding & lateral protection. The shape of the shell is like a protective caccoon around our Maya/ the Graco is more open and exposed.
The Bug provides a bassinette instead of an infant car seat system. Both strollers have adjustable handles/ the Orbits has a more natural hand grip but the parking brake system requires two lever flips to lock as opposed a more convienent single lever on the Bug. We found the Bugs sun/rain shade a bit difficult to setup but the Orbit’s literally a snap to use or tuck away.
The Orbit’s is designed to transport infants and small toddlers about/ it has a comfortable resting angle but the seat does not recline like the Bug seat. The Bug is not as effective carrying infants outside of the bassinette but the seat has more room if your infant grows beyond 22 lbs. The Seats of both strollers are comfortable for Maya. As she is 9 mo old and has not outgrown the Orbit infant seat, we haven’t tried the Orbit toddler seat addition which does recline.
In summary, both strollers are well designed, well built and without a direct comparison anyone would be tickled pink to own either stroller. However, after currently using both, I think the BabyOrbit provides better value in terms of the quality of materials used, the fit and finish of the details and more user friendly features in a more compact design. These are just a Dad’s thoughts, if you have other experiences I would love to hear them.
93 of 102 people found the following review helpful.
Some great advantages and then…
By R. Chan
Like most others, I did a whole lot of research before purchasing this stroller. Our baby is 8 months old now, and here is our review thus far:
1. One-hand folding of the stroller – super fast, and easy. This was one of the main reasons I bought the Orbit, since before becoming a mother, I used to dread waiting for a car space that was occupied by someone trying to put their baby in the car!
2. Safety – the infant car seat is by far one of the safest around, as most safety inspectors will attest to. I feel a lot better knowing that my precious cargo is secure. The only thing is that your baby may be craning to see get a better view of what is outside the egg-shell shape of the car seat.
3. Rotating base – this is great for use in larger restaurants and just to provide your bub a change of scenery once in a while. Not to mention that it’s helpful to be able to use the same base between stroller and car (but I figure that’s a given).
4. Conversation piece – you’ll probably get quite a bit of commentary on how “space age” and “high tech” it looks. Doesn’t hurt to be a little different
1. Weight – I’m sure I strained something I shouldn’t have when I was trying to lift my (then) 5-day old baby in the car seat. And now she’s bigger and much heavier, it takes me a few heaves and hos to get her in and out of the car. Watch out if you have a bad back!
2. Tires – Horrible placement of the air valve. We were out at the Ferry Plaza when we got a flat, and the portable air pump was useless since we couldn’t reach the valve, despite numerous contortionist attempts. My husband had to go home and use our electric tire pump to fix the issue.
3. Price – I have to wonder, $900 for the stroller, $180 for the stroller seat and then $??? for the toddler car seat. Methinks it is a bit much for what is an excellent infant car seat, and a stroller and toddler car seat.
4. Size of the infant car seat – I bought this because I read that it fit in a Mini. We have an Audi S4 with Recaro seats which we have accidentally torn up, because the car seat is just too big for this vehicle and anyone over 6 ft tall cannot recline with car seat in.
Hope this helps!
35 of 37 people found the following review helpful.
This stroller makes you cool even when you become a parent.
By D. Maciuca
If you don’t want to read the rest of the review, here are three huge benefits of the Orbit Baby stroller/seat system that may not be very obvious just by looking at it: base installation, one-hand folding and the locking mechanism.
1. Base installation. It’s the easiest, simplest, safest base installation I have seen. You can install it with the seat belt or with the LATCH system, but in either case you don’t have to stand on the base or pull and tug on belts like a mad man. All you have to do is turn a knob a few times and that’s it. Even the wimpiest guy (myself included) can do it right the first time. The person at the hospital checking the installation commented that he’s never seen an Orbit installed improperly. The best thing though is that it fits in my BMW convertible so I don’t have to turn it in an exchange it for a minivan.
2. One hand stroller folding. This really is a one hand folding mechanism. One flick of the wrist and the clever mechanism uses the weight of the stroller to fold it and lock it place. You have the other hand free to do whatever you want with it.
3. Locking mechanism. Last, but not least, is the round locking mechanism (I guess hence the name Orbit) between the seat and the stroller or base. When placing the seat on the base in the car, you can approach and enter the door with the seat facing you (sideways relative to the car). This way both hands are extended the same amount and you don’t have to stretch in funny ways over the seat. Once in place, you can further adjust the baby in the seat while facing you. When done, just rotate it 90 degrees in place and you’re done. On the stroller side, the circular locking mechanism allows you to have the baby facing forward, backwards or sideways (great for restaurants if you don’t want the handles to impede the traffic of all the waiters around you).
Even neighbors who don’t have kids realized that this is something special.
Other neat features:
Handling. The handles are placed just right that it makes the handling feel like it’s on rails. It may not be a Porsche or BMW, but it comes close.
Ride. The tube tires make for a really nice, smooth ride.
Storage. There is a nifty storage bag underneath the stroller. It can be removed or it can stay in place even when the stroller is folded. It also comes with a neat pump for the tires.
Privacy shade. Shade has a thin cloth extension that can be pulled over the front of the seat. Therefore you don’t need to mess around with blankets and other improvisations.
Bassinet. The optional bassinet is great since it locks on the same stroller base. It also collapses so it’s easy to carry around.
Colors. It only comes in black and brown and the brown is positively dull. Also, the shade of green of the accents makes it even duller. Some red, yellow or orange would be cool.
Weight. The stroller is a bit on the heavy side.
Storage. The storage under the stroller, although very cool, it could use some compartmentalization.
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