B-Ready vs. B-Agile vs. City Mini GT vs. Cybex Eternis: In-Depth Reviews and Comparison
The stroller is an essential baby gear every parent needs to have. It’s so convenient to have, and if you choose the right product (good quality that fits your needs), you'd realise it’s also an investment that pays off nicely.
As a first-time mother, it was hard to pick which brand to use because it seems like they’re all the same – with, maybe, just an extra feature or two. There were so many things to choose from such as the type, colours, etc.
Just like what I do when faced with difficult choices, I always compare. It’s not only the price but the overall benefits I could potentially get.
Besides, there are items which are pricier but tend to have more perks.
More often than not, it always offsets the fact that it’s expensive. And I know mums don’t settle. Even if there’s a 10-dollar difference, as long as it makes life easier, why not?
For this article, we’ll compare four popular stroller brands – B-Ready vs. B-Agile vs. City Mini GT vs. Cybex Eternis.
If you’re still in the process of deciding which one to buy, I aim to help you have a clearer understanding of each design, function, pros and cons, and whatever factor you need to know before purchasing.
B-Ready vs. B-Agile vs. City Mini GT vs. Cybex Eternis
Britax B-Ready Review
It’s versatile, stylish and comfortable – all the things you need in a stroller. It’s designed to stay adaptable, thus ensuring safe and smooth ride for your precious cargo.
The versatility is incomparable – there are more than 14 seat combinations.
You can adjust and transform depending on your needs and preference.
What We Like
- Even if the stroller is fully-loaded, the manoeuvrability is still commendable. It’s not like other products that make it hard to swerve and steer.
- It’s well-engineered – mums will appreciate the sturdy design because it’s not easy to tip over.
It gets handy if your little one gets restless and wants to move around.
What We Didn’t Like
- While it runs smoothly on flat surfaces, it gets bumpy when you try to go over gravel or grass.
It’s not the best option if you’re planning to go strolling on uneven terrain.
- It’s a bit cumbersome if you load it into your car since it’s heavy. Transporting by yourself is a hassle.
Even the folding and the unfolding process is challenging. It’s not possible to store it with one hand.
Britax B-Agile Review
It’s functional, lightweight, stylish and has numerous safety features. It has a one-hand fold design that makes it easy to carry around and store.
It also has a ‘Click and Go’ system which lets you quickly connect it to a Britax infant car seat.
What We Like
- It’s budget-friendly and goes well through small spaces – perfect when strolling in malls or breezing through the airport.
- It’s easy to set up and assemble – it won’t even take you 10 minutes. And it’s so compact it can fit in any car.
- It has a sturdy and tight construction and is reliable.
- The storage basket has plenty of space and is accessible. It is one of those features that easily get neglected by other brands.
Good thing the B-Agile understands its importance.
- The manoeuvrability is impressive. This stroller can handle turns smoothly.
- The canopy does a good job at shielding your baby from the sun. It offers full coverage.
- Looking at both the pros and cons, it’s still a good deal considering its price tag. It’s also ideal for those who want something they can put in and take out of their car quickly.
What We Didn’t Like
- Adjusting the harness can take time – it’s challenging when kids of different sizes are using it.
- The folding and unfolding mechanism might be easy, but it requires some practice so you can get the hang of it.
- There’s no foot rest.
We want our kids to be as comfortable as possible, so this feature is quite important especially when you’re going for long walks or your child has to stay in the stroller for an extended period – imagine they have to dangle their feet.
City Mini GT Review
From the get-go, it looks sleek, stylish and elegant. Aesthetically speaking, I didn’t find it lacking. With its all-terrain wheels, it takes the whole concept of strollers to the next level.
For those days when you want to wander off the beaten path, you can do so without worrying if it can take a beating or if it will keep your baby safe.
Even with some minimal disadvantages, I still find it accommodating and made with the comfort of both the child and parent in mind.
What We Like
- It has an adjustable handlebar to make it easy for mummy or daddy to push the stroller no matter what their height is.
It may not seem much for other people, but if you’re on the taller side, it can strain your back if you need to hunch over.
Also, it’s better for your posture if you can stand straight – this is especially important when going for long walks.
- It has plenty of colour combinations to choose from: black, steel grey, crimson, evergreen, sand/stone, and teal.
Some might think the colours are way too dark and may even opt for bold, bright and vibrant ones but then again, the hues look pretty striking.
- Storage or transportation is easy. All you have to do is lift the strap with one hand, and the stroller will fold itself. It also has an auto-lock feature so that you won’t worry about any accidental unfolding.
It’s compact and doesn’t take up much space; you can even store it under the bed. For mums on the go, this offers great convenience – even more so for those with multiple kids.
The last thing you want is for taking unnecessary time and effort in storing the stroller.
- It has a retractable weather cover to shade your child from the sun and wind. It is especially important for me because when the weather isn’t too harsh, I also like my little one to enjoy some sunshine.
There’s also a canopy and peek-a-boo window so you can constantly keep an eye on your adorable passenger.
- The seat can recline to an almost flat position which is nice if your baby wants to ‘lie down’ or sleep. It’s an essential feature, but not all strollers are capable of it.
- It has a hand-operated brake which is critical in making sure the baby’s safe. Sometimes, we have to carry a bunch of stuff and foot brakes aren’t always accessible.
It’s good to have an added safety feature that keeps most controls within your reach.
What We Didn’t Like
- The wheels are somewhat bulky, and I found out that it’s the main culprit why the stroller doesn’t fold flat.
- The basket is only good for soft items like diapers, pillows or baby blankets. Things like toys, grocery bags or anything with solid sides are difficult to put in and take out.
It’s probably due to the frame surrounding it. It’s not small, per se, but it’s not the best storage for all baby stuff.
Cybex Eternis M4 Review
Similar to the City Mini GT, this one is sleek and stylish. It is attractive to me because I’ve never been one to choose hot pink or neon colours when it came to baby stuff. Those are just way too bright for my eyes.
With its set of rubber wheels, you know you'll enjoy smooth rides even on bumpy or rough surfaces. Cybex Eternis has a broad range of choices to fit any preference or lifestyle. It’s always good to have options, mind you.
Besides, with every single model they have, they threw in numerous features.
What We Like
- It has a reclining and tall backrest. Let’s admit it; any mother would like her baby purchases to last as long as they can – whether it’s high chairs, car seats or toys.
With this feature, you know your child will stay comfortable in the stroller even as they grow up.
That’s a huge plus, right? The seat is roomy and gorgeous too. No child wants to stay confined in their stroller.
They want to have a little freedom to at least move around, and Cybex Eternis understands that need.
It’s well-padded to so your baby is secured comfortably.
- It folds compactly with just one hand. It is similar to City Mini GT and one that any busy parent will appreciate.
- It can free-stand when folded. It’s easy to transport it in your car or store it in your bedroom.
And after folding, you don’t have to pick it up and drag it to wherever the storage area is.
Sure, these are simple functions, but the convenience it offers is impressive.
- It has a leatherette bumper bar. I understand that not every mother likes this feature, but I do.
My little one can hold onto it, and aside from looking sleek, it’s also very practical.
Of course, add in the fact that it serves as an extra protection when strolling over rougher terrains, it has a great purpose for me.
- The five-point harness fits snugly and securely. As you may have already figured out, I’m up for anything that keeps my baby safe.
Who doesn’t? And one bonus here is that you can adjust it quickly.
It will come in handy for families with more than one child using this stroller since adjusting the harness is a breeze.
What We Didn’t Like
- The leg rest isn’t adjustable. But you don’t have to worry though because your child’s legs are well-supported.
- The basket isn’t accessible which renders it useless most of the time.
The thing about stroller storage, you want something that allows you to put things in and take them out with no hassle.
All things considered, both models have pros and cons, and their features are mostly similar.
However, with regards to the downsides, I prefer that of the Cybex Eternis because the non-adjustable leg rest isn’t a major deal-breaker since it doesn’t compromise both safety and comfort.
I would love for strollers to fold flat because sometimes, tiny space makes a huge difference.
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