Britax B-Lively Review

Basic stroller that is budget-friendly, lightweight and small for occasional strolling

 

Price:   $230 List | $184 at Amazon

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Pros:  Budget-friendly, light and easy to carry/stow

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Cons:  Not the best mover, lower quality

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Manufacturer:   Britax

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The Skinny

The Britax B-Lively is a compact and lightweight stroller for parents on a budget. It is strikingly similar to the Britax B-Agile 3, and is, in fact, replacing the B-Agile. This stroller is the smallest folded option in the group with a reasonable weight good for carrying and it comes standard with a large canopy, good storage and unique front storage bin access. This narrow option is not the easiest to push and turn with plastic tires and the dual front wheel design we aren’t fans of, but it can still get the job done for a reasonable price if you are looking for a sturdy strolling option without a lot of special features or impressive design.

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Pros Budget-friendly, light and easy to carry/stow Easiest to push, jogger, high quality, easy to use Ease to maneuver, easy to use, comfortable, jogger Less expensive jogger, great maneuverability, durable Easy to use, lots of supplies fit in storage, quality materials
Cons Not the best mover, lower quality Bulkier, harder to transport Large and hard to lift Larger, may be hard to lift and carry Harder to push with smaller wheels, lower safety score
Bottom Line Basic stroller that is budget-friendly, lightweight and small for occasional strolling Cool multi-purpose jogger with enough features for everyday use Great moving jogger with all-terrain capability that works well as a full-size stroller Versatile option with quality craftsmanship and features for jogging or everyday use Editors' Choice stroller we really enjoy with lots of features that work well
Rating Categories Britax B-Lively Urban Glide 2 Revolution Flex BOB Rambler UPPAbaby Cruz
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Specs Britax B-Lively Urban Glide 2 Revolution Flex BOB Rambler UPPAbaby Cruz
Weight 18.9 lbs 24.4 lbs 27.3 lbs 25.1 lbs 21.1 lbs
Folded Dimensions 24"W x 9.5"H x 29"L 27.2"W x 15.5"H x 36.5"L 25.2"W x 15.3"H x 37.6"L 25.3"W x 13.5"H x 38.5"L 22.2"W x 14.7"H x 36.5"L
Capacity Limits Minimum: Birth
Maximum: 55 lbs/44"
Minimum: 6 mo.
Maximum: 49 lbs/43.7"
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Walk Only:
Infant Car Seat: 0 - 8 wk.
Stroller Seat: 8 wk. - 8 mo.

Jogging & Off-Road: 8 mo. - 5 yr.

Maximum: 75 lbs/44"
Minimum: Walk Only:
Infant Car Seat: 0 - 8 wk.
Stroller Seat: 8 wk. - 8 mo.

Jogging & Off-Road: 8 mo. - 5 yr.
Maximum: 74 lbs/44"
Minimum: From Birth With Infant Snugseat Or Bassinet
3 mo.+ For Toddler Seat
Maximum: 50 lbs/40"

Our Analysis and Test Results

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The canopy on the B-Lively is large enough with a seat back recline flat enough for napping.

 

Britax launched in the US in 1996 after a successful start in Europe. The company has been creating baby products for over 70 years including their best-selling infant car seats. Britax’s goal is to develop safe and useful gear whether it is convertible car seats or strollers. Britax works with governments, manufacturers, and experts on safety to bring parents products for their children.

Performance Comparison

 

The Britax B-Lively is a nicely priced stroller with better performance than much of the competition with comparable prices.

Overall Score (0-100)020406080Urban Glide 2UPPAbaby VistaRevolution FlexBOB RamblerUPPAbaby CruzThule SleekBritax B-FreeCity Mini GTBumbleride SpeedSwiftCity MiniBugaboo Bee3Britax B-LivelyBritax B-Agile 3Nuna MIXX2Peg Perego BookletCity SelectExpeditionChicco Activ3 AirBugaboo Cameleon3Chicco Bravo LEGraco Aire3Stokke ScootInglesina QuadQuinny Buzz Xtra76 72 72 71 71 70 69 68 67 65 65 65 64 64 62 62 61 61 58 56 56 54 52 47 44
Product Overall Score (0-100)
Urban Glide 2 76
UPPAbaby Vista 72
Revolution Flex 72
BOB Rambler 71
UPPAbaby Cruz 71
Thule Sleek 70
Britax B-Free 69
City Mini GT 68
Bumbleride Speed 67
Swift 65
City Mini 65
Bugaboo Bee3 65
Britax B-Lively 64
Britax B-Agile 3 64
Nuna MIXX2 62
Peg Perego Booklet 62
City Select 61
Expedition 61
Chicco Activ3 Air 58
Bugaboo Cameleon3 56
Chicco Bravo LE 56
Graco Aire3 54
Stokke Scoot 52
Inglesina Quad 47
Quinny Buzz Xtra 44

The sections below show how this stroller performs compared to the competition in detail.

Quality

 

The Britax B-Lively is average quality, about what you’d expect for a buggy with this price tag earning it a 5 of 10 for this metric. This stroller has a similar frame to the B-Agile but with an angular look and more pieces which could translate to more flex over time. It has medium weight fabric that is no longer the nice ripstop but it does offer a padded seat and wipable footrest. The wheels are foam filled plastic which impacts maneuverability and could deform over time calling into question long-term durability for this stroller. They cheapened the details over previous Britax of yore by replacing magnetic closures over peek-a-boo windows with no closure for the window cover and Velcro for the leg rest hatch instead of the nicer zipper. So, while it looks very similar, the details are lacking and indicate a turn for Britax in regards to overall quality and final fit and finish.

The sections below show how this stroller performs compared to the competition in detail.

Quality

 

The Britax B-Lively is average quality, about what you’d expect for a buggy with this price tag earning it a 5 of 10 for this metric. This stroller has a similar frame to the B-Agile but with an angular look and more pieces which could translate to more flex over time. It has medium weight fabric that is no longer the nice ripstop but it does offer a padded seat and wipable footrest. The wheels are foam filled plastic which impacts maneuverability and could deform over time calling into question long-term durability for this stroller. They cheapened the details over previous Britax of yore by replacing magnetic closures over peek-a-boo windows with no closure for the window cover and Velcro for the leg rest hatch instead of the nicer zipper. So, while it looks very similar, the details are lacking and indicate a turn for Britax in regards to overall quality and final fit and finish.

The sections below show how this stroller performs compared to the competition in detail.

Quality

 

The Britax B-Lively is average quality, about what you’d expect for a buggy with this price tag earning it a 5 of 10 for this metric. This stroller has a similar frame to the B-Agile but with an angular look and more pieces which could translate to more flex over time. It has medium weight fabric that is no longer the nice ripstop but it does offer a padded seat and wipable footrest. The wheels are foam filled plastic which impacts maneuverability and could deform over time calling into question long-term durability for this stroller. They cheapened the details over previous Britax of yore by replacing magnetic closures over peek-a-boo windows with no closure for the window cover and Velcro for the leg rest hatch instead of the nicer zipper. So, while it looks very similar, the details are lacking and indicate a turn for Britax in regards to overall quality and final fit and finish.

The sections below show how this stroller performs compared to the competition in detail.

Quality

 

The Britax B-Lively is average quality, about what you’d expect for a buggy with this price tag earning it a 5 of 10 for this metric. This stroller has a similar frame to the B-Agile but with an angular look and more pieces which could translate to more flex over time. It has medium weight fabric that is no longer the nice ripstop but it does offer a padded seat and wipable footrest. The wheels are foam filled plastic which impacts maneuverability and could deform over time calling into question long-term durability for this stroller. They cheapened the details over previous Britax of yore by replacing magnetic closures over peek-a-boo windows with no closure for the window cover and Velcro for the leg rest hatch instead of the nicer zipper. So, while it looks very similar, the details are lacking and indicate a turn for Britax in regards to overall quality and final fit and finish.

The sections below show how this stroller performs compared to the competition in detail.

Quality

 

The Britax B-Lively is average quality, about what you’d expect for a buggy with this price tag earning it a 5 of 10 for this metric. This stroller has a similar frame to the B-Agile but with an angular look and more pieces which could translate to more flex over time. It has medium weight fabric that is no longer the nice ripstop but it does offer a padded seat and wipable footrest. The wheels are foam filled plastic which impacts maneuverability and could deform over time calling into question long-term durability for this stroller. They cheapened the details over previous Britax of yore by replacing magnetic closures over peek-a-boo windows with no closure for the window cover and Velcro for the leg rest hatch instead of the nicer zipper. So, while it looks very similar, the details are lacking and indicate a turn for Britax in regards to overall quality and final fit and finish.

The sections below show how this stroller performs compared to the competition in detail.

Quality

 

The Britax B-Lively is average quality, about what you’d expect for a buggy with this price tag earning it a 5 of 10 for this metric. This stroller has a similar frame to the B-Agile but with an angular look and more pieces which could translate to more flex over time. It has medium weight fabric that is no longer the nice ripstop but it does offer a padded seat and wipable footrest. The wheels are foam filled plastic which impacts maneuverability and could deform over time calling into question long-term durability for this stroller. They cheapened the details over previous Britax of yore by replacing magnetic closures over peek-a-boo windows with no closure for the window cover and Velcro for the leg rest hatch instead of the nicer zipper. So, while it looks very similar, the details are lacking and indicate a turn for Britax in regards to overall quality and final fit and finish.