Top buggy brands iCandy pushchairs
iCandy is a premium buggy brand that has taken the unusual decision not to sell its pushchairs online. Instead, the pushchairs – which are named after different fruits – are available only in selected independent retailers and department stores such as John Lewis.
The iCandy pushchair brand was launched in 2005 and is part of a British family business that dates back to the early 1930s. The brand arrived in America in 2009 and has celebrity fans including the actress Selma Blair.
Watch our first look video review of the iCandy Strawberry to see one of these stylish pushchairs in action, and check out our full iCandy pushchair reviews for results from our lab tests.
What is a typical iCandy pushchair like?
Our table reveals key information about the iCandy brand and its products from our tests both in the lab and with parents.
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There are five pushchair models in the iCandy range – Cherry, Apple, Pear, Strawberry and Peach. All share similar looks, with a silver frame, chunky wheels and black or brightly coloured fabric.
The Peach is available as a single or double pushchair, the Apple can be converted into a double buggy if you buy a Pear adaptor kit to hold a second seat and the iCandy Pear is a tandem double.
You can attach a carrycot to all the pushchairs, and the Apple and Peach are available in three-wheeled ‘jogger’ versions, as well as the standard versions with four wheels. You can convert the Apple into a three-wheeled jogger by adding a jogger wheel. For the Peach, however, the three-wheel and four-wheel pushchairs are separate designs.
How much does an iCandy pushchair cost?
Expect to pay from around £320 for an iCandy Cherry to around £650 for an iCandy Peach.
Compatible carrycots start from around £155. There’s a wide range of matching accessories available, such as a jogger wheel for the iCandy Apple, £65.
The Pear upgrade kit to convert an iCandy Apple into a double (including new seat units, frame and front wheels) costs £300.
If you’re prepared to buy second-hand, prices on eBay (checked May 2013) average:
- £375 for the iCandy Pear (we found prices ranging from £300 to £450 depending on the condition and accessories included)
- £230 for the iCandy Cherry (we found prices ranging from £112 to £400 depending on the condition and accessories included).
Read our advice on buying second-hand baby products before you buy.
How we review iCandy pushchairs
Our experts in the Which? test lab put each iCandy pushchair through more than 30 tests to check its strength, durability and safety in line with British standards.
We assess how easy the pushchair is to push, adjust for children of different ages and fold up. We also test whether it will fit unfolded on an escalator and on public transport, or folded in the boot of a small family car. We even find out how easy it is to remove food stains from the pushchair fabric.
The final part of our testing involves a panel of parents (and their babies), who rate the appearance and features of the pushchair. They take each model for a spin to see how easy and convenient it is to manoeuvre on pavements, bumpy ground, up and down stairs and around obstacles.
You can find out more about how we test pushchairs and read customer views from parents who already own each model in our full pushchair reviews.
iCandy Pear review
The iCandy Pear is a tandem double pushchair and is suitable for twins from birth. It has the same chassis as the Apple stroller, with more robust front wheels.
Read our review of the iCandy Pear to see how this pushchair performed in our tests.
iCandy Peach review
Read our full iCandy Peach review to see how this travel-system pushchair fared in our tests, watch a video review and read the views of other parents who already own this pushchair. You can also check out our review of the iCandy Peach Jogger.
The iCandy Peach can be converted into a double called the Peach Blossom by buying a separate attachment.
iCandy Strawberry review
The iCandy Strawberry is the latest addition to the iCandy range and has a new one-handed folding system. Read our full iCandy Strawberry review to see how it performed in our tests.
iCandy Apple review
There are two versions of this pushchair – the iCandy Apple with four wheels and the iCandy Apple Jogger with three. They scored differently in our reviews, so check out both to make sure you choose the right iCandy pushchair for your needs.
The pushchair hood isn’t included in the basic price and must be bought separately as a part of a ‘flavour pack’, which also includes a fleece seat liner in a choice of colours.
iCandy Cherry review
The iCandy Cherry is a lightweight stroller available in five colours and a special-edition Union Jack design. You can choose to have the seat facing forwards or backwards, and you can replace the standard seat unit with an optional carrycot or compatible child car seat.
Check out our full iCandy Cherry review to see how this stroller performed in our tests.
Where to buy iCandy pushchairs
The iCandy range is available from John Lewis and independent baby boutiques. You can search for retailers in your local area using the iCandy website. These pushchairs are not available online.
iCandy pushchair warranty
iCandy offers a 24-month warranty for the chassis and seat frame, and a six-month warranty for seat fabrics, carrycot and accessories.
You can get an additional six-month warranty on the chassis and seat frame by registering your pushchair with iCandy within six months of purchase.
The warranty applies only to the buggy’s first owner.
Phone number: 01767 604 400
Fax: 01462 485 029
Address: iCandy World Limited, Montgomery Way, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 8UB, UK.