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Rated 3 out of 5 by FromTheMommyFlats Requires 2 Parents...
I chose Orbit b/c of all the well-rounded product line. Unfortunately, this item is not as easy to use as the video on the orbit baby website shows. Orbit assumes you will bring the cargo pod onboard with you so it doesn't really allow for storage of it in the bag. You have to 'shimmy' the stroller base into the bag - it does not just get placed in easily, which if you're traveling without your spouse (namely the one who caries the heavy stuff) you're going to have to practice at home first! When it is all folded up, it is cumbersome to carry (in addition to the baby, the bag, your purse etc.). Bottom line is that if you plan to travel on a plane and want to bring your orbit stroller to your final destination it is a necessary purchase and it does what you pay for it to do... buy the $180 item to protect the $1200 worth of baby stuff inside. I found the best thing to do is to check it at the counter unless there will be two of you traveling together to the gate. Of course if my little love bug could walk it would be easier to bring it to the gate and break it down then. Comically enough the orbit video does not show the "baby" with its "mother" as she is breaking down the stroller into the travel bag...
March 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by mATTbROOKEandZoe Great for parents on the go!!
We actually have the new "gate check" model, but they are very similiar and both provide a great way to keep your investment safe. Very easy to use, we love it! Fits the stroller chassis and either the bassinet or the toddler stroller seat.
May 27, 2009