Gear Face Off

  1. Power Hour: Knockout Fashion

         Babesta Beat has arrived! And we are thrilled to share our new magazine and all the goodness that is jammed pack into our 8th volume! First up in the ring? Our Power Hour photo shoot, photographed by Harten, at Gleason's Gym in Dumbo!

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  2. Friday Face-Off: One Stroller, Endless Posibilities

    CITY SELECT VS VISTA WITH RUMBLE SEAT VS DONKEY Clockwise from the left: City Select, Vista with Rumble Seat, and The Donkey This week we welcome three strollers to the Babesta Ring that market themselves on customizability.  They're a little more robust than the lighter-weight models we looked at earlier that pride themselves on similar traits, so we should have a good fight today... FIRST OFF: THE BUGABOO DONKEY! The Bugaboo Donkey is one of our favorites among convertible st
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  3. Friday Face-Off: Dine and SMASH

    NUNA VS FRESCO VS STOKKE VS OXO TOTClockwise from the left: Fresco, Zaaz, Sprout, and Tripp Trapp This week High Chairs enter the Babesta Ring to see who will emerge victorious from the seat sortie... Let's kick things off with THE NUNA ZAAZ! Endurance tested from when your child can sit upright unaided up to 220lbs, this chair will certainly be in the game for a long time.  To compliment it's endurance, the ZAAZ is flexibly designed to grow with your child.  A lift behind the footrest adjusts height and air foam cushions support bottoms of all sizes so you can customize the seat to any size, height, or
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  4. Friday Face-Off: Get Ready to Rumble!

    NUNA LEAF VS COCO LOUNGER Clockwise from the left: Coco Lounger and The Leaf We're moving up a weight class on bouncers, and looking at some heavier models designed for at home use.  In this round, Bloom returns to the ring with their Coco Lounger to face off against Nuna's Leaf.  Let's begin, shall we? THE BLOOM COCO LOUNGER: Featuring smooth, self rocking motion from your child's movements or from a little push, this curved single piece frame is fixed in one position but requires no assembly.  Optimized for newborn up to 26lbs, it's MDF-free with baby safe finishes and formaldehyde free adhesives.  Available in a variety of frame and seat pad colors, it's easy to customize to
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  5. Friday Face-Off: Bugaboo vs. Bugaboo

    CAMELION VS BUFFALO Clockwise from the left: Cameleon and Buffalo This week we welcome two different Bugaboo models to the ring: the Cameleon and the Buffalo.  Let's meet the contenders... THE BUGABOO CAMELEON! The Cameleon3 is Bugaboo's iconic stroller: 3 terrain, 3-in-1 design, 3rd generation.  And we can see why people love it.  Weighing in at 21lbs, the 3-in-1 design easily adapts to car seats (with a variety of adapters for a variety of manufacturers), the re
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  6. Friday Face-Off: Vista/Cameleon Smackdown!

    VISTA VS CAMELIONClockwise from the left: Cameleon and Vista Let the stroller games begin! IN THIS CORNER: THE UPPABABY VISTA! One step fold with or without seat attached, watch this stroller seamlessly transition between positions for easy travel.  The completely interchangeable bassinet and seat come included to keep you covered from birth to 50lbs and the easy to read red to green attachment indicators make switching a breeze.  The "no-flat" rubber and foam wheels g
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  7. Friday Face-Off: Let's Bounce

    BABYSITTER VS COCO GO Clockwise from the left: Babysitter and Coco Bouncer This week in the ring we introduce two of our favorite contenders for the Lightweight/Travel Bouncer Title.  Let's meet the competitors, shall we? IN THIS CORNER:  BLOOM'S COCO GO BOUNCER! With three easy recline positions - fully flat, semi-upright, and fully upright - this bouncer with it's two speed concealed vibration unit weighs in at 7.5lbs.  For families on the go, the Coco Go includes an easy travel bag.  The fabric components are machine washable, the wood elements are birch in three beautiful finishes, and the anti-skid base includes front and rear retractable feet.  Suitable for newborn to 20lbs, this
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  8. Friday Face-Off: The Manoeuverability Challenge

    BEE VS CITY MINILeft to right: City Mini and Bee This week two strollers marketed on their manoeuverability enter the Babesta ring.  Who will come out on top and who will be left with their wheels spinning? THE BABY JOGGER CITY MINI: Patented Quick Fold technology allows you to fold with one hand and get going easily with this stroller; the folding system also features a removable auto-lock to keep the stroller folded while you go.  The padded seat reclines to almost flat and features a vented seat top and retractable weather cover and a multi position sun c
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  9. Friday Face-Off: Lightweight Strollers Round 2!

    GLUX VS TRIUMPH VS QUESTClockwise from the left: Triumph, Quest, and G-Luxe In Round One of lightweight strollers we brought you two amazing contenders: the Maclaren Volo and the Uppababy G-Lite.  This week, we're taking things up a notch and bringing you not two but three next level lightweights.  We think you'll be impressed... THE U
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  10. Friday Face- Off: Lightweights Enter the Ring

    GLITE VS VOLOLeft to Right: G-Lite and Volo We have two rounds of lightweight strollers coming up; let's kick things off with the MACLAREN VOLO versus the UPPABABY G-LITE!!! Both are supposed to be lightweight, easy to manoeuvre, and optimized for the 6 months to 55lbs set.  Let's see who comes out on top.... THE MACLAREN VOLO: Designed to fold up small with the use of only one hand, the Maclaren Volo weighs in at just 4kg or 8.8lbs, making
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