The Britax B-Ready Stroller has convinced me that an in-line double stroller can be awesome! Key features about this stroller:
1. Full sized stroller has adjustable toddler seat and can also accommodate a car seat in the upper or lower position. Lower seat is plenty room enough for toddlers with a weight limit of 35 lbs for the lower seat and 55 lbs for the upper seat.
2. Tall, adjustable handle.
3. Great canopies.
4. Nice big under basket for storage, also accessible from the front.
5. Hard tires, so no air or pumps required.
Of course, there are a couple little quirks. The system works best with the Britax car seats. Now, Britax makes a great seat that can accommodate Big Butterball Babies like mine, so that’s not really a deal breaker. Besides, it also takes the Graco car seat I already have. The only difference is that you have to have the universal car seat adapter to get it to work. I have yet to figure out if it will fold with the universal car seat adapter attached.
Contrary to popular belief it is possible to attach a Graco car seat to the lower position. You have to use the lower car seat adapter and the universal car seat adapter together to make it work.
The reason I’d be willing to put up with the adapters is because I like the idea I having a single stroller capability. Honestly, I don’t want to have to use a double stroller if I’ve only got one kid, or if Joe II decides he’s not riding in a stroller. Besides, I’d like to just purchase one last stroller. When I’m all done having kids, I’ll eventually have just one child who’s still in a stroller and with the B-Ready, I won’t have to trade in a double stroller for a single.
The main drawback for this system is it’s expensive. Retail prices look like this:
Britax B-Ready Stroller with Second Seat: $520
Universal Car seat adapter: $40
Lower Car Seat Adapter: $64