With a similar modern look to the more expensive UPPAbaby Vista when used as a single stroller, the Britax B-Ready is a plausible option if you're okay with a few compromises. The B-Ready has solid suspension, a nice bassinet, and even converts to a double stroller– but the configuration for the double stroller is suboptimal, with the second seat going behind and underneath the primary seat, making the stroller more difficult to push.
Things We Love
- Looks Great in Black: Sporting a black frame with dark carbon accents, the B-Ready has a modern, stylish look similar to the more expensive UPPAbaby Vista.
- Cozy Bassinet (Sold Separately); Limited Colors: Britax sells the B-Ready Bassinet separately from the stroller itself. It is only available in black, but the black looks great so no complaints here. The bassinet itself has a very modern look similar to the Vista bassinet, though unlike UPPAbaby’s bassinet, it is not technically rated for nighttime sleep.
- Great Recline (for a Bucket Seat); Adjustable Footrest: The B-Ready has an easily adjustable footrest and reclines super deep with the push of a button; however, due to the molded bucket seat, the B-Ready will never recline completely flat.
- Oversize Storage Basket: The B-Ready’s storage basket is objectively huge, and big enough for just about all you could ever need while out and about with baby. As a double stroller, the second seat does eat into this storage space, but even then there’ll always be enough room for a diaper bag and a few blankets.
- Modular: The B-Ready’s seat easily pops off and flips around to be parent-facing or forward-facing. Just remember, the seat must be forward facing to fold.
- Convertible to Double Stroller; Stroller Board Too: The B-Ready converts to a double stroller with the addition of a second seat, sold separately. The second seat’s weight limit is one of the lower weight limits on the market, only 35 pounds. Britax also sells a Stroller Board which is great for older children.
- Solid Suspension; Big Wheels: The B-Ready features foam-filled wheels and four-wheel suspension for a reasonably smooth ride even on more uneven surfaces. It is not an off-road stroller and will not fare super well on dirt paths, gravel or sand, though if you lock the front wheels, you will be able to push it through grass or along dirt paths.
- Compatible with Our Favorite Car Seats: This stroller is compatible with Britax, Cybex, Maxi Cosi, and Nuna car seats. Adapters for Cybex/Maxi Cosi/Nuna sold separately.
Things We Don't Love As Much
- Heavy: Weighing in at 28 pounds as a single stroller and 34 pounds as a double, the B-Ready is not the easiest to heave in and out of a trunk or carry up a flight of stairs.
- Easy but Bulky Fold: For such a large stroller, the B-Ready’s fold is easy but quite bulky. Once folded, the stroller stands up vertically without toppling, which is nice, but you'll want to make sure this stroller will fit in your trunk before you purchase it.
- Somewhat Awkward Double Stroller: While most second seats attach in front of and below the primary seat, on the B-Ready, the second seat attaches behind and below the primary seat. Because of this, the second seat can get in the way while you’re pushing the stroller, especially if that second seat is reclined in the slightest. This is not ideal.
- Some Accessories Included: The B-Ready comes with a bumper bar, which is more than we can say for the Baby Jogger City Selects. If you want a bassinet, a bug shield or a rain shield (all standard with the Vista), you’ll have to buy them separately. Other accessories parents might want, like car seat adapters, the second seat to convert to a double stroller, cup holders, parent organizers, stroller buntings, and more are sold separately too.
- Britax B-Ready – $499.99
- Britax B-Ready + Bassinet – ~$655
- Britax B-Ready + Bassinet + Second Seat – ~$825
Buy the Accessories
- Britax B-Ready Bassinet – ~$155
- Britax B-Ready Second Seat – $170
- Britax B-Ready Stroller Board – ~$75
- Britax B-Ready Cybex/Maxi Cosi/Nuna Car Seat Adapters – $30