I hate to admit it and I swear it’s the first time I’ve watched it..
Keeping up with the Kardashian’s mathathon was on TV and it was the only thing on, honest!!
Since it was the only thing on TV, I decided to have it on as background noise, plus I hate to admit it but I was a little bit interested in what all the hype is about…
If you haven’t seen it, it’s not too bad if you like real life T.V and want to be sucked into someone elses life for a little while, otherwise I wouldn’t recommend it.
Anyway as I had one eye watching and the other on the computer I couldn’t help but notice the stroller Kourtney was using. It was very unusual she turned the stroller capsule to point sideways…
I have never seen this before on a stroller, it looked very, very nifty…
So I just had to know what she was using.
Que friendly Google search and in 5 seconds flat I knew what it was… An Orbit Travel G2 system..
The Orbit Travel seems to be the premium starter kit for your new baby with a premium price tag to boot…
But in saying that it has many features and benefits that are truly fantastic and if you can afford it, why wouldn’t you buy it?
So What Is the Orbit Travel G2 System?
It’s a three-step travel system consisted of –
Base for car seat
Base is installed in your car and from what I have read and seen it is extremely easy to install.
Via the StrongArm installation it’s just a turn of a knob instead of struggling to tighten seat belts around your car seat.
You can use the latch system or safety belt.
There is also a guide that let’s you know if the seat is in correctly, the creators of the Orbit base have said that it is estimated that 4 out of 5 car seats are installed incorrectly so wanted to make it as easy as possible for parents.
This You Tube demo explains it all and as you can see it’s very easy.
The base is compatible with the Orbit infant car seat as well as the Orbit toddler car seat.
The Base docking system also saves your back, your partners back and grandparents/caregivers as you are able to dock the car seat into the base at nearly any angle, meaning you can put your orbit infant seat in sideways with your baby watching you and twist it around on the base to be in the correct rear facing position.
Orbit Infant Car Seat
Infant car seat is designed to be used from 4 pounds to 30 pounds, rear facing with a 5 point safety harness.
This car seat easy docks into Stroller and Base without needing adapters it is also approved to be used in Taxi’s and aeroplanes without the need of the base.
Deep cradle design making it cosy for your baby but also ensuring side impact protection.
Soft carrier handle along with side handles.
Orbit car seat can rotate 360 degrees on the stroller frame allowing you to change the position of your baby away from sun or if you are sitting at a café you don’t need to turn the whole stroller around so your baby is facing you and therefore taking up half the foot path. Instead you just turn the car seat so that he or she is now facing you.
The seat can also be tilted forward and backwards in the stroller making it a 3D rotation! Now that does seem to be quite a neat feature and I am sure a head turner!
One other feature stars probably purchased this system for is the full U.V sunshade along with a Paparazzi shield.
Fabric is machine washable.
Makes going out and about that much easier for parents here’s why…
– Twist and lift mechanism allows one-handed folding which is fantastic as you never seem to have enough hands once you’re a parent. You can also tow it in the upright position.
– Adjustable handlebars for the taller users along with no rear axle to prevent toe stubs
– Hassle free, no pump tires
– Instead of the usual storage basket this Orbit stroller has a cargo pod with bottle holders, shoulder strap and with one push of a button, off comes the cargo pod making it a tote/diaper bag.
– Aerospace grade aluminum frame optimizes strength and weight of the stroller.
– This stroller is compatible with the Orbit infant car seat, Orbit toddler car seat, Orbit toddler stroller sear and Orbit bassinet.
– 16 Shocks… Yes 16 of them, 4 on each wheel gives your child the ultimate in smooth rides.
– One other neat feature is if you have an older child you can attach a Sidekick Board to the stroller and it works like a skateboard… Very neat.
All of Orbits products are designed to be Eco-Friendly certified fabrics and the car seat is the worlds first to be classed as healthy and clean by Oeko-Tex.
Fabric and Foam certified Oeko-Tex standard 100 which is an international safety standard for textiles, no health-hazardous substances so ok for your little one to chew or suck on when teething strikes.
Meets all applicable flame retardancy standards without the potentially harmful chemicals like PBP’S and PBDE’S.
Obit did research and shows on 18th May 2011 80% of baby products tested contain Toxic flame retardants.
Orbit is highlighted as an industry leader in this area.
Read more about Green Orbit Here..
What others are saying…
Amazon shoppers give it a 4.3 stars out of 5 with 81 reviews –
“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.”
“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!”
“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”
“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.”
Tyres don’t last the distance and need replacing
Having to purchase the next size up car seat when your baby outgrows the infant car seat.
Overall people seem happy with the system..
So What’s the Price And Where Can I Get One?
The price on this Travel System doesn’t vary much $900 seems to be the cheapest.
You can purchase on Amazon with free shipping deals and 365 days return.
Orbit Website also has a list of retailers that you can purchase this system from.
So last thoughts are –
WILL U BE KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIAN’S?