I have both & like both. Right now, the BBII is getting more love because it seems to work better for DD2 & is more comfortable than the Gemini (no idea why; Gemini was totally comfortable with DD1).
If one of your main concerns is being able to use it long term, I may lean toward BBII because the weight limit is higher (45 lbs; Gemini is 35 lbs).
The best thing to do is find a rental program online (like Paxbaby) & try them both out yourself. Carrier fit is a very individual thing.
Oh and the pocket you mentioned isn't really a pocket; it's meant to hold the sleeping hood when not in use. You could probably put a couple of tissues in there but it's not going to hold things like keys, spare diaper, etc.
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Last edited by southernbelle04; 10-06-2012 at 02:52 AM.