Orbit Baby was formed by two dads who were engineers who used to work for the same company. After becoming parents and finding out the problems with existing strollers, they decided to form their own company and put their engineering experience and knowledge to good use. The Orbit Baby G2 is a result of their endeavors.
Orbit Baby, Inc. offers strollers, car seats, and accessories. Its products include a stroller travel system, bassinet cradle, base, infant car seat, toddler car seat, stroller seat, sidekick stroller board, and accessories.
The company distributes its products through retailers and online retailers. Orbit Baby, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Newark, California. As of November 18, 2011, Orbit Baby, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of The ERGO Baby Carrier, Inc.
The Orbit Baby Stroller G2 is a remarkable piece of engineering. As a travel system it is an all rounder that helps you to integrate your baby into whatever is going on around you. It uses the Orbit SmartHub™ which is part of both the stroller frame and the base of the car seat. This allows the seat to be rotated 360 degrees thus allowing your baby to face in any direction.
The big advantage here is that you can have the stroller frame parked in any direction and all you have to do is turn the seat to face your baby in the required direction. This is very handy in tight spots e.g. cafes and restaurants etc.
The hub is very handy when docking the seat to a car seat base. You can dock it facing you and then turn it to face the required direction for car travel. With a 60 second installation time for the car seat base and a lever that tightens up the car seat belt, how easy is this?
This stroller is really simple to fold and really only requires one hand. This is as simple as it gets.
The G2 has suspension on all four wheels (referred to as “Quadshock”) which leads to a really comfortable and smooth ride. The front wheels are lockable for rough terrain.
The cargo area is quite large and easy to access but if you need more space, you can add panniers (not included) for more capacity.
Orbit Stroller G2 Specification
Includes Stroller Frame G2 and Stroller Seat G2
Comes with Cargo Pod, reversible infant insert, detachable support bar, and detachable snack tray
- Stroller Frame G2 dimensions: handlebar heights: 40-46.5 in; width (unfolded): 24 in; folded: 32.5L x 15.5W x 13H in
- Weight rating: for use from birth to 40 lbs (18 kg)
- Stroller Seat G2 dimensions: interior height: 21 in; interior width: 13.5 in
- Stroller Seat + Stroller Frame folded together: 32.5L x 15.5W x 14H in
- Product weights: Stroller Seat: 10 lbs (4.5 kg); Stroller Frame: 16 lbs (7 kg)
- Stroller Seat G2 and Stroller Frame G2 also sold separately; Stroller Frame G2 also included in Stroller Travel System G2 package
Orbit Baby G2 Stroller PROS
- Has the most adjustable seat of any stroller
- One handed folding
- Super canopy coverage
- Very smooth ride over most terrains
- Very maneuverable
- Puncture proof tires never go flat
- Made from eco-friendly materials
- Lots of colors available
- Easy to assemble
Orbit Baby G2 Stroller CONS
- Very wide frame makes it difficult to maneuver in small spaces
- When folded, it still takes up a lot of room.
- Cargo bag can be difficult to access.
Orbit Baby G2 Reviews and Features
The stroller uses Orbit Baby’s “QuadShock” shock absorption system. This provides shock absorption for all four wheels. This leads to a very smooth ride. The front wheels can castor freely but are lockable if required. This is useful when traveling over rough terrain and makes the stroller easier to push over this kind of surface.
Although the stroller is very easy to push and turn, it is a wide stroller and this will cause problems when trying to maneuver through narrow shopping isles.
This is not the easiest stroller to get on and off public transport.
The frame is constructed of aerospace-grade aluminum that optimizes strength and is lightweight. The frame has a true one handed, twist and lift motion for easy folding.
The car seat base and the stroller frame each have a circular, 360 degree rotating “SmartHub”. In the car, simply place the infant car seat over the hub facing any direction and securely dock the seat in place without straining your back.
The car seat has a flexible, soft, handle that permits you to comfortably carry your baby close to you. Easy to tuck away, this patent-pending handle offers a smart alternative to uncomfortable and awkward hard plastic handles.
In addition, two handles are built into the sides of the car seat allow for convenient positioning and carrying. These ergonomically located handles also feature levers that allow you to easily dock and rotate the car seat.
The patented “StrongArm” mechanism makes it easy to secure the car seat base into your vehicle. At the turn of a knob, the mechanism pulls the seat-belts tight for you in just 60 seconds, saving you the struggle of securing the base into the car.
When using the G2, the “SmartHub” will allow you to face your baby forward, backward, or sideways. Turn the car seat to change the scenery during walks, and when you stop for
a rest or something to eat, swivel the seat sideways, so that the stroller handles don’t obstruct traffic.
The seat is designed and engineered for maximum side-impact protection. The infant car seat uses continuous foam lining made of high-grade EPP foam. Additionally, the car seat’s deep-cradle design will protect your child from impact by extending high on the sides.
For added safety, the seat features a full-coverage UV sunshade with Paparazzi Shield. Simply pull down the sunshade extension for nearly 100 percent UVA and UVB blockage and lightweight, breathable protection. The canopy will guard your baby from harsh sun, wind, drizzle, and inquisitive eyes, especially during naps.
When the car seat is detached, the stroller frame can be easily folded with a twist-and-lift motion using just one hand. The frame can stand on its own when folded or be towed behind you as you walk.
Although the stroller folds very easily, this is still a relatively large stroller. If you are going to be putting it in your car trunk, check the dimensions of your trunk first.
As expected in luxury strollers today, the handlebars adjust to give you the most comfortable handle position. Also, a built-in cup holder and key tray offer a practical way to keep the essentials handy when you’re out and about.
The stroller frame has “QuadShock” suspension to absorb bumps, dips, and road shock, so your baby remains comfortable. Additionally, the hassle-free no-pump wheels mean you’ll never worry about inflating a tire.
The stroller features a removable Cargo Pod. The pod doubles as a diaper bag and has a shoulder strap and bottle pockets. The pod is easily removed from the stroller frame, eliminating the need to transfer baby items or shuffling through a low stroller basket.
Side panniers are available if you need extra space but these are not provided as standard.
ECO Friendly Materials
The Orbit Baby travel system also features “orbitgreen” fabrics and foams to keep your baby healthy. The materials have been certified by Oeko-Tex Standard 100, which sets strict limits on almost 200 potentially harmful substances and chemicals. In addition, all materials are certified BFR-free (free of Brominated Flame Retardants).
There are many Orbit Stroller Review available today but we have gone to great length to provide detailed information to parents who are interested in this stroller. The Orbit Baby G2 is a superbly designed baby stroller. Although the aesthetics could be better and it will probably not win any awards for its looks, it is a very effective, practical stroller. This stroller does excel as a transport system and makes transferring the baby seat from stroller to car or from car to stroller, very easy. The hub system works very well.
It is made from Eco-friendly materials that are easy to wash and safe for your child. The seat is very well designed and the extra carry handles and carry strap make carrying it very easy.
The expensive price and unusual design will put some parents off buying this stroller but if you can afford it, this stroller will be a good addition to your family and is adaptable and modular so that it can also grow with your family.