Top buggy brands iCandy pushchairs
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 actress Selma Blair.
iCandy is a premium buggy brand. It prides itself on its 'luxurious look' and stylish designs. Mainly designed for the urban environment, its pushchairs come with bigger price tags than most of its competitors.
Interestingly, iCandy pushchairs are named after different types of fruit, such as the Apple and Raspberry. iCandy buggies come in a wide variety of colours and designs. For most models you have to purchase the hood separately in a 'flavour pack' to get it in your preferred colour.
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 six pushchair models in the iCandy range – Cherry, Apple, Pear, Strawberry, Peach and Raspberry. All share similar looks, with a silver frame, chunky wheels and black or brightly coloured fabric.
iCandy pushchairs can be used as a travel system by attaching the Maxi-Cosi Cabriofix or the Maxi-Cosi Pebble car seat, available separately.
The Peach and Peach 2 (an update of 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.
iCandy Raspberry review
The Raspberry is a travel system, which is mainly designed for an urban environment. iCandy claims it is the lightest pushchair in its range and looks similar to the Bugaboo Bee.
But will it really be ideal for those living in the city? To find out what our experts thought ahead of our full test results, read the iCandy Raspberry review.
iCandy Strawberry review
The iCandy Strawberry offers functionality and style, according to iCandy. It's a travel system that can be used from birth with a carrycot or car seat and has a one-handed folding system.
Read our full iCandy Strawberry review and watch our video to see it in action.
iCandy Strawberry 2 review
We've taken a first look at the iCandy Strawberry to give you our expert initial impressions. It's in many ways similar to the previous model, but the shopping basket is bigger and it can now be bought as a package with a carrycot and car seat adaptors, which you had to buy separately before.
Find out what our testers and parent panel thought of this new model with our review of the iCandy Strawberry 2.
iCandy Apple 2 Pear single and double reviews
An update on a previous model after feedback from customers, this travel-system pushchair can be bought as a single Apple 2 Pear pushchair – so it's capable of being converted into a double when needed – or as an already converted Apple 2 Pear double.
Read our reviews to see if we think the improvements do make these pushchairs better, and see the conversion in action in our video review of the iCandy Apple 2 Pear double.
iCandy Peach 3 review
The original Peach pushchair has been a popular model for many years and, like the Apple, can be converted to a double, making it the Peach Blossom 3.
Find out if the iCandy Peach 3 as a single has been successfully updated in our review, or whether it left our lab experts and parent panel underwhelmed.
iCandy Peach Blossom 3 review
We've also reviewed this pushchair when converted to a double. The conversion kit has been redeveloped, apparently making it easier to convert and use.
Our review of the Peach Blossom 3 reveals whether these changes have made it a Best Buy.
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.
iCandy Peach Jogger review
The iCandy Peach Jogger is a three-wheeled version of the popular Peach pushchair, the predecessor to the Peach 3. Unlike the iCandy Peach 3, the Jogger can't be converted into a double.
Find out if this all-terrain model really is any good on all surfaces by visiting our review of the iCandy Peach Jogger.
Second-hand iCandy pushchairs
A few of the iCandy pushchairs are no longer sold widely, but can be bought second-hand, saving you money on expensive models as well.
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
You can still buy the previous model of the iCandy Peach 3, and the conversion kit, largely through eBay, which is less expensive than the new model.
Find out if it is worth getting the original Peach model by reading our iCandy Peach review, or whether it's worth spending that little bit more to get the Peach 3.
iCandy Apple and Apple Jogger reviews
There are two versions of this pushchair: the iCandy Apple, the predecessor to the Apple 2, and the iCandy Apple Jogger for off-road terrain. They scored differently in our reviews, so check out both to make sure you choose the right iCandy pushchair for your needs.
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, fold, and adjust for children of different ages. 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.
How much does an iCandy pushchair cost?
Expect to pay from around £320 for an iCandy Cherry, without the carrycot or car seat, to around £640 for an iCandy Peach 2.
Compatible carrycots start from around £155. There’s a wide range of matching accessories available, such as a jogger wheel for the iCandy Apple at £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 February 2014) average:
- £315 for the iCandy Peach (we found prices ranging from £215 to £399 depending on the condition, colour and accessories included).
- £100 for the iCandy Cherry (we found prices ranging from £50 to £150 depending on the condition and accessories included).
Read our advice on buying second-hand baby products before you buy.
Where to buy iCandy pushchairs
The iCandy range is available from John Lewis and independent baby boutiques, as well as from the iCandy website. You can search for retailers in your local area using the iCandy website.
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 604400
Fax: 01462 485029
Address: iCandy World Limited, Montgomery Way, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 8UB, UK.