babybee prams Comet Duo
Note: To see my review of the latest pram by babybee prams click here – babybee prams Comet Plus!
I want to start by saying I have really enjoyed working with on reviews with babybee prams over the last couple of years. I have previously review their single pram which you can see here. They’re an Australian owned, Melbourne based brand and it’s always a pleasure to interact with them. They sell their prams exclusively online so you won’t see these prams in stores.
Value For Money
Normally I’m pretty coy about the price of prams I review and recommend. I have a tendency to lean towards very expensive prams. So I usually I want to tell you all the reasons that it’s amazing BEFORE I drop in the price! HOWEVER the babybee prams Comet Duo requires no such tip-toeing.
The total price, which includes two seats with removable seat liners, mosquito nets and rain covers, as well as a handle bar travel organiser and one bassinet kit, is…. drum roll… $699!!! (And a second bassinet kit for newborn twins is only an additional $69.)
Now that still might sound like a lot of money, but the babybee prams Comet Duo has features which compete with prams nearly double that price.
The Pram At A Glance
Pram weight – 13kgs (with both seats attached)
Seat Weight Capacity – 20kgs each
Bassinet Weight Capacity – 15kgs (which is huge for a bassinet)
Dimensions Open – W60cms x H101cm x L127cms
Dimensions Folded – W60cms x H57cms x L77cms
Both seats are reversible. So they can be both facing forward, both facing the parent (which I love) or facing away from each other. Also the bassinet can be used in either position AND you can purchase car capsule adapters to make the pram a complete travel system. The Comet Duo is an incredibly versatile pram.
One thing to be aware of – not all of the position work with the seats reclined. When the seats are facing away from each other, or both parent facing, the seats cannot recline. If the seats are facing together the back seat won’t recline if the front seat is upright, but it will if the front seat is already laid back completely first.
Roomy Seats – Even For Big Kids
The seats are very roomy and the head height under the hood is exceptional. Miss Two-and-a-half-year-old had HEAPS of room in the seat and under the hood.
Miss Five-year-old still fit her her head just scraping the top of the hood. She also had enough room for her legs in the back without being at all cramped. Though as you can see with the bassinet in the front position there wasn’t a lot of space in the back.
If you’re going to be using the bassinet and the toddler seat I would position them based on how long the older child is going to be sitting in the pram. I think if your toddler or older child is going to be sitting in the pram for long periods of time it makes more sense to put them up the front.
Good thing the seats are interchangeable, so you can switch the bassinet and seat around easily.
The bassinet is also very generously sized, even Miss Eight-months-old had some room to wiggle. And the bassinet has a whopping weight capacity of 15kgs, so they’re going to outgrow the space well before they’re over the weight limit.
Another plus with the bassinet is it can be taken off the pram and placed on the floor. Though you need to carry the bassinet by the base and not by the handle.
So Many Storage Options
Holy heck this pram comes with some amazing storage options! BOTH seats have two pockets on the back and if that’s not enough storage options the package also comes with a really handy travel organiser with six individual pockets… that’s a total of ten pockets on the pram. So you won’t need a nappy bag or even a handbag with this pram.
The basket is huge. Though as you’d expect with this style of pram you do lose a lot of space as your child’s legs grow and unfortunately there isn’t any front access to the pocket. If you do need to use all of the basket space for shopping then the easiest way to do this is have the back seat parent facing instead. This opens up the basket for loads of space and easier access. Problem solved.
But wait… there’s more!
The babybee prams Comet Duo has good sized wheels for moderate terrain. I took the pram for a spin fully loaded up a hill over pretty rough grass and it handled fine.
The hoods are very generous. I actually can’t imagine you’d use the rain cover unless you go out in absolutely torrential rain because the hood will have your kid pretty much covered. They also have magnetic peekaboo windows. You also update the colours and designs with colour packs sold separately.
The seats sit very upright. Which is great when your baby just starts sitting up themselves and then gets really annoyed if their pram is pulling their shoulders back into a semi-reclined position. But look at how happy she is to be sitting up all the way! There’s four seat position so you can find what works best for your baby.’
What About The Fold?
As you’d expect with a full sized double pram it’s not the most compact fold, but it’s quick and simple. It can fold with the front seat attached, or remove both seats for a more compact fit. I was able to fit it into both my mid-sized sedan boot and also my small hatch back. Though the hatch was completely filled with pram, whereas the sedan had a little bit of room for gear. If you have an SUV this will not be an issue at all.
Overall the babybee prams Comet Duo pram offers excellent value for money and is an excellent double pram.
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