It's safe to say the biggest buzz at ABC Kids Expo this year was about the new Orbit Baby double stroller. Like the Orbit Baby G2 Stroller system, the Double Helix is unique and innovative. The Helix is a doubles kit add on to the Orbit G2 Stroller. If your family is using a G2 and expanding, the Helix Doubles Kit is a no-brainer. The extension attaches quickly to the G2 frame to quickly transform from a single to a double stroller and then back again. In addition to the additional seat, the Helix kit includes a longer stroller handle so you can easily walk behind the additional seat without impeding your stride.
We love that you can use the Toddler Seat or Infant Seat in either position and that both turn 360 degrees. The turning seat makes it particularly easy to put children in and out of the stroller and allows for maximum comfort and interaction between your tots.
The entire Double Helix rolls on six wheels and looks more cumbersome than it pushes. The Stroller has a great turn radius and is actually a delight to maneuver.
The Orbit Baby Double Helix will be sold as a complete system or as a separate Doubles Kit in spring fall of 2012. The price has yet to be determined, but the good news is we're told it won't be the most expensive double stroller on the market. (Ahem, Donkey.) Updated: Check out the Orbit Baby Double Helix pricing and purchasing options.
Double Helix with Toddler Seat and Infant Car Seat
Double Helix with Toddler Seats Face to Face
Orbit Baby Double Helix Features
- Face-to-Face: As the only premium double stroller with front-and-back seats, Double Helix makes strolling-time sibling-time too
- Live life in 360°: Dual SmartHub® rings rotate to face any situation, and allow your child to pop into the double seat by herself
- 2-in-1: Doubles for all – Helix™ is the only premium double stroller also available as an upgrade kit, ensuring that current Orbit Baby Stroller G2 owners can double two
- Family Flexible: Flexes to fit – whether you have two kids on the go, or just one kid for the day, Helix flexes to fit your changing family life
- 6-Wheel Maneuverability: With 6 wheels and 24 QuadShock™ shock absorbers, the Double Helix steers anywhere and goes everywhere
- Safe for your kids, Good for our planet: Orbit Baby keeps your family healthy with the world’sfirst strollers and car seats using fabrics eco-certified safe by Oeko-Tex®
Updated September 25, 2012: The Orbit Double Helix is available for pre-order from our affiliate Magic Beans. The expected ship date is October 2012.
Orbit Double Helix Video
Orbit Color Packs
Introduced this summer, Orbit Baby Color Packs add fresh color and a new look to the Stroller G2. These easily-interchangeable Color
Packs are available in 9 fresh color options: Black, Grape, Pacific Blue, Watermelon, Lime, Apricot, Red, Slate, and Khaki. This is a great option if you use your stroller with more than one child. The Color Pack is also totally convenient for the unexpected messes that come with babies and toddlers. The Color Pack removes and is machine washable.
Each Color Pack includes a full upholstery set and matching sunshade for $120 and is available at our affiliate Magic Beans.