I have to admit that before I had my own children, I didn’t know very much about the Britax company. When I started researching the best car seats, Britax was a name that just kept coming up. I was lucky enough to review the Britax Advocate 70-G3 earlier this year and immediately fell in love with this company and their high-quality products.
I am frequently asked by mothers about double stroller recommendations, and I’m excited today to share with you my review of the Britax B-Agile Double Stroller. *I was sent the stroller free of charge, in exchange for my honest review.* Over the past few weeks, I’ve used the stroller for walks through the neighborhood, outlets, park, and the mall. I tried to take this stroller everywhere I know you will be taking it. Now I’m ready to share my findings with you.
Britax just released the B-Agile Double in two fun new colors, Peacock & Sandstone, making this stroller now available in 4 total colors. I was sent Peacock for review and I love the bright color. My kids do too!
When the stroller arrived, my husband wasn’t home, and I couldn’t wait to set it up. So, I did it myself! It took me less than 10 minutes. All you need to do is attach the wheels and canopies and you are ready to stroll! No tools needed.
The stroller features a lightweight aluminum frame. It weighs 28 pounds and is 30.5 inches wide. I found it easy to lift in and out of my van. Also, unlike my tandem double strollers, this stroller can fit in the back of my van easily with the back seats in place–with room to spare! This is a BIG deal to me because, although we only have 2 children now, we plan to have more and will have to use our back seats. Knowing I have a quality double stroller that can fit in the back of my van is very important.
It is so easy to unfold this stroller and get moving. All you need to do is press the release button on the side, then pull up on the pushbar.
At 30.5 inches wide, I did find it a little hard to maneuver this stroller through the stores at the outlets and the mall. They put those clothing racks SO close together sometimes. I had to get creative with my routes sometimes to get where I wanted to go. It did fit through every doorway I tried.
I love the fact that you only need one hand to steer this stroller. As moms, there are times when 1 hand is all we’ve got, right?! This stroller handles like a dream–honestly!
Whether you are short or tall, with the adjustable pushbar, you should be able to find a height that is right for you. I counted a total of 8 different positions.
This stroller features a linked parking brake for the back wheels, which means you will only have to set/release it on one side (the right side). There are also locks on the front wheels, should you choose to engage them. So far, I have never locked my front wheels. It’s not a feature I used often, but one that is always nice to have, just in case.
There are two ride options for your children with this stroller. The first is the obvious one, with them each riding in a seat. However, if you have a baby and own either a Britax Chaperone or a Britax B-Safe Infant car seat, you can attach it to the stroller using the (included) Click & Go Receivers. I (sadly) do not yet own a Britax infant car seat, so I am unable to demonstrate this for you, but I’ve included a stock photo so you can see what I’m talking about.
While we are talking about the ride options, let’s talk about the seats of this stroller. Just like our Britax Advocate 70-G3, the B-Agile Double Stroller features no re-thread, adjustable, five-point harnesses (with reflective binding) to keep your children safe and secure during the ride. It is SO nice to be able to adjust the harness with just a quick turn on the hidden knob at the back of the seat.
Each seat in this stroller features (individual) infinite seat recline positions. What does that mean? Well, there is a plastic button at the back of each seat with straps coming out of it. You’ll push down on this button and pull to lower the seat into the recline position of your choosing. When you are ready to move your child upright, you just pull on both straps. *You might want to practice your technique a few times before baby falls asleep in this stroller. You want to make sure you take it slowly when reclining your baby if he/she is sleeping. It tends to recline quickly when you push the button. I try to keep one hand lightly on the back of the seat so that I can lower it slowly.*
Now, I want to mention one thing about the seat recline that might be a drawback for some families. The seat does not adjust to a 90 degree angle nor does it go to a complete 180 degree. For my son (14 months) this has been an issue. He doesn’t like to be reclined at all when he is awake and tries to pull himself forward to sit up straight. After a few minutes he gives in and just deals with it, but he doesn’t like it. When he falls asleep (which he has in this stroller) he has seemed quite happy with the recline, even if it doesn’t go to a complete 180 degree angle.
The large canopies on this stroller are one of my favorite features! Many of you know that we went to Disney World just a few months ago. One of the things I hated about the double stroller that we took with us was that the canopies were WAY too short. If you are going to be spending a day in the sun, you need large canopies like the Britax B-Agile Double stroller provides. You can individually adjust them if both children do not agree on the amount of shade they desire. Each canopy also features a ventilation window that is held in place with Velcro. *Make sure if you want to open this window, that you do so before your child falls asleep. The rip of the Velcro might wake a sleeping baby.*
Speaking of the canopy, that is a great lead-in to telling you about the storage on this stroller. The Britax B-Agile Double has two flaps that attach with a zipper to the back of each canopy. These flaps provide shade for sleeping babies. (If you look at the picture above showing the recline of the seat, you will see that the picture from the back view has the flap taken off, while the picture of the stroller from the front view has it attached in the back) Each flap has a generous sized pocket to hold things you need to access often, like a cellphone, small snacks, one or two diapers, etc.
Of course, the Britax B-Agile Double also gives you a generous sized basket for additional storage. You can access this basket from the back, the side and even through hidden zippers at the front! This is another ingenious feature that really comes in handy!
When you’re ready to fold up the stroller, it’s as easy as pushing in a little button on the right side, then you pull up on both straps, located on the seats. *See picture below.*
I’d like to conclude this by telling you what I’ve told the other moms who have stopped me to ask about this stroller. We took a different side-by-side double stroller to Disney, however if we had owned this stroller, I would have taken it, no doubt about it. It handles better, the canopy is much bigger, and I love the ability to push it with one hand. My husband agrees! However, there are a few drawbacks. You are going to have to purchase any of the accessories (except for the Click ‘n Go adapters) separately which will raise the amount of money invested in this stroller. While at Disney, we were SO happy that we had a rain cover for our stroller, so that is an accessory I will need to purchase for this, along with a cup holder. I also wish the seats were able to sit more upright. Overall however, I’m very impressed with this stroller. If you are looking for a good side-by-side double stroller, I highly recommend the Britax B-Agile Double Stroller!
Buy It: The Britax B-Agile Double has a suggested price of $449.99 but can often be found cheaper by purchasing through Amazon (I’ve seen it as low as $333) or watching for sales at Babies”R” Us. Amazon is also running a Britax special right now, click the picture below for more details!
Interested in finding out more about other Britax products?
- Click here for my review of their B-Agile Fashion Inserts
- Click here for my review of the Britax Advocate 70-G3 Car Seat
Disclosure: I was sent the above mentioned stroller at no cost to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. No monetary compensation has been provided. This post contains Amazon affiliate links.