Evenflo just came out with its new Evenflo Shyft Dualride infant car seat and stroller combo, and since its only competitor, the Doona car seat and stroller,was such a big hit, it is only fair that we compare the two!
Let’s start with what makes the two similar!
Doona vs Evenflo Shyft Dualride : Similarities
Here is how the Doona and Evenflo Shyft Dualride infant car seat and stroller are similar:
2. Child fit Capacity
The Evenflo Shyft Dualrides minimum baby weight capacity is 3 lbs, and its maximum weight capacity is 35 lbs.
The Doona’s minimum weight capacity is 4 lbs instead of 3 lbs, but its maximum weight limit is still the same as the Evenflo, 35 lbs.
Regarding pricing, these two infant car seats and stroller combo are the same price. They are both currently priced at $550.
Therefore, pricing will not be a deciding factor between the two.
8. Able to Install Without Base
The Doona and the Evenflo Dualride allow you to safely install the car seat stroller into a car without the base. The flexibility to install this car seat stroller with a seat belt instead of the base is excellent when out in the city and you plan to take a cab instead of your car or even while traveling.
Doona vs Evenflo Shyft Dualride : Differences
Here is how the Doona and Evenflo Shyft Dualride infant car seat and stroller are different:
2. Stroller Weight & Size
The weight of the Doona infant car seat and stroller combo is 26.8 lbs when used with the base. Without the base, the car seat and wheels weigh 16.5 lbs.
On the other hand, the Evenflo Shyft Dualride weighs 29 lbs with the car seat base. The car seat’s weight with wheels is 19.7 lbs, and the car seat alone weighs 9.3 lbs. Although the Evenflo Dualride is heavier with wheels, it allows removing the carrier, making it easier to carry.
3. SensorSafe Technology Seat Belt
The Evenflo Dualride has a Sensorsafe seat belt that sends real-time data to your smartphone via Bluetooth.
This technology alerts you if your baby’s car seat is unbuckled, if there are changes in temperature in the car seat, if you have accidentally left your child in the car, or if your child has been sitting in the car seat for too long.
Parents who tend to worry a lot may find this feature beneficial for peace of mind. The Doona does not include this feature.
7. Carry-all Storage Bag & Cupholder
The Dualride comes with a removable carry-all storage bag and cupholder, along with the car seat and stroller, car seat base, and infant insert.
The Doona does not include storage or a cupholder. However you do have the option to purchase them separately.
9. Headrest Extends
However, Evenflo has an added feature where the headrest can be easily adjusted for height and head support by pulling it upwards.
10. Seat Protector
The answer is yes! Both the Doona and the Dualride considered this. The Dualride added a washable wheel shield located on the base. In contrast, the Doona provides a protective seat mat to keep seats clean.
How To Decide Which Car Seat and Stroller Combo is Best For You?
Evenflo Shyft Dualride
The Dualride car seat and stroller combo is for you if you like:
- The option of the car seat separating from the stroller portion.
- The included stroller storage & cupholder.
- Headrest Extension.
- SensorSafe Seat Belt Tech.
- Washable Wheel Shields.
- Easy to remove machine washable seat covers.
- Free replacement after car crash for registered car seats.
- Expecting a small baby.
Doona Car Seat & Stroller Comb
The Doona infant car seat and stroller combo is for you if you :
- Want the original popular car seat and stroller
- Want the lighter car seat and stroller option.
- Want more color options.
- Want a stroller with bigger wheels.
- Don’t care for the sensorsafe technology.
- Don’t care for the option to remove car seat from stroller.
The Doona vs the Evenflo Shyft Dualride infant car seat and stroller combo. They are both great options. The Doona was the first in the market to create a baby product of this kind. The Doona made it easy for families to move around from place to place with an easy squeeze of a button to go from car seat to stroller.
However, the Shyft Dualride came prepared to compete. The Shyft Dualride offers a unique feature in removing the car seat from the stroller wheels and transforming it into a carrier, making it less heavy to carry. The Shyft Dualride also added the Sensorsafe seat belt, washable wheel shields, headrest extension, and carry-all storage bag.