Prams and Pushchairs Reviewed

Below we take a closer look at some popular pushchairs and prams. The reviews are based on the version available in January 2009.

Have you tried out or got one of these? Tell us about your experiences.

Bebe Confort Loola

Price Approx £275
Suitable from birth to 4 (20kg)
Weight 10kg
Included in price Rain cover, hood and shopping basket
Other Carrycot and car seat available
Pros
  • Rear or forward facing
  • Compact when folded
  • Easy switch swivel/lockable wheels
  • Secure 5 point harness
Cons
  • Quite wide
  • Small shopping basket

 

Bugaboo Chameleon

Price Approx £599
Suitable from birth to 4 (20kg)
Weight 9kg
Included in price Car seat adaptors
Pros
  • Good on all terrains
  • Front swivel wheels and pneumatic tyres at the rear
  • Handles can be moved so pneumatic tyres can be at the front to get over bumps easily
  • Front and rear facing
  • Lightweight
  • Good storage/large basket
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Optional extras are pricey

 

Graco Quattro Tour Deluxe Travel System

Price Approx £290
Suitable from birth
Weight 12.8kg
Included in price Car seat, in car base, play tray, shopping basket, clock and temperature gauge.
Pros
  • Good value for money
  • 4 position seat
Cons
  • Not suitable for all terrains

 

Mamas and Papas Pliko Pramette

Price Approx £335
Suitable from birth to 15kg
Weight 9.9kg
Included in price Rain cover, hood, foot muff and shopping basket
Pros
  • Good value for money
  • Lightweight
  • Folds easily
  • Simple to convert from pram to pushchair
  • Car seat attachment
Cons
  • Not easy to push one handed
  • When used as a pushchair forward facing only

 

McLaren Techno XT

Price Approx £165
Suitable from birth to 4 (20kg)
Weight 6.5kg
Included in price Rain cover, hood, head hugger, shopping basket
Pros
  • Good value for money
  • Ranges from flat to upright
  • Compact when folded
  • Lockable front swivel wheels
  • Lightweight
Cons
  • Small shopping basket

 

McLaren Twin Techno Double Stroller

Price Approx £270
Suitable from birth to 15kg (per child)
Weight 14.4kg
Included in price Rain cover, hoods, foot muffs, shopping baskets, head huggers and shoulder pads
Pros
  • 5 position recline
  • Lockable front swivel wheels
  • Compact when folded
Cons
  • May struggle with narrow doorways and some shops

 

Mothercare Urban Detour Xtreme

Price Approx £295
Suitable from birth to 4 (20kg)
Weight 13kg
Included in price Rain cover, head cushion, foot muff and changing bag
Pros
  • Good on all terrains
  • Large shopping basket
  • Car seat available
  • Ranges from flat to upright
Cons
  • Heavy
  • Bulky when folded

 

Phil and Ted Sport

Price Approx £350
Suitable from birth to 5
Weight 10.5kg
Included in price All accessories sold separately
Pros
  • Lightweight for a double
  • Compact when folded
  • Narrow, can fit into most shops
  • All terrain
Cons
  • Expensive when you need all the accessories
  • Once baby gets older it’s difficult to put them in the back
  • Got quite a few punctures.

 

Quinny Buzz

Price Approx £385
Suitable from 6 months to 4 years (20kg)
Weight 12.8kg
Included in price Rain cover, sun canopy, car seat adaptors and change bag
Other Car seat and carry cot sold separately
Pros
  • Compact when folded
  • Rear or forward facing
  • 2 reclining positions when rear facing
  • 3 reclining positions when forward facing
  • Good on a variety of terrains
Cons
  • Not suitable from birth
  • Small shopping basket
  • Expensive

 

Silver Cross Linear Sleepover

Price Approx £385
Suitable from birth to 4 (20kg)
Weight 13kg
Included in price Carrycot mattress, foot muff and changing bag
Pros
  • Converts from pram to pushchair
  • Can be used overnight, so no moses basket required
  • Rear or forward facing pushchair
  • Easy to fold
  • Sturdy
Cons
  • Can be too wide for some shops
  • Heavy
  • Bulky when folded (you’ll need a large car boot)
  • Small shopping basket

 

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