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The Chicco Echo stroller is a basic lightweight pushchair that offers cheerful fabric colours and an affordable price. But is the Chicco Echo stroller good enough to qualify as a Best Buy pushchair?
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Specification criteria Specification
Specification
Test Date 8 February 2012
Style of pushchair Holiday buggy
Travel system Can the pushchair can be used as a travel system by using it with a child car seat? No
Sets of Wheels 4
Use with carrycot Can you attach a carrycot to the pushchair, either on the frame instead of the seat or on top of the seat? No
Pneumatic wheels No
Dimensions
Pushchair weight (kg) Pushchair only, without accessories. 8.0
Folded dimensions (cm) Size in cm of the pushchair when it is folded. If the pushchair has a separate seat and chassis we give the folded volume of the chassis only. 35x35x111
Age and weight suitability
Suitable for use from birth? A 'Yes - seat is excellent' pushchair has a seat with a backrest that reclines to more than 150 degrees, which is best for newborn babies. 
The backrest on a 'No' pushchair seat does not recline to more than 150 degrees and it is not possible to replace the seat with a lie-flat carrycot or pram body. Pushchairs labelled 'No' do not recline far enough to be suitable from birth, but can be used from six months. 
Pushchairs labelled 'Yes- with carrycot only' are suitable from birth only if you use the compatible carrycot until the baby is six months. The seat on these pushchairs is not suitable for use under six months. The carrycot may or may not be included in the price. Yes - seat is excellent
Maximum child weight (kg) As stated by the manufacturer. If this is left blank the manufacturer does not specify this information in its instruction booklet. 15
Adjustment options
Parent-facing option Whether the main seat unit can face backwards towards the person pushing the buggy as well as forwards. No
Height adjustable handles No
Handle height (cm) 108
Number of back rest positions How many positions the backrest can be set in. Free choice of position
Number of leg rest positions How many positions the leg rest can be set in. 2
Folding attributes
Folding Method Whether the pushchair: folds into itself to make a long, thin package (umbrella fold); folds into a square package like a concertina or folds over itself in a scissor action. The way it folds will determine the folded size, shape and volume. Umbrella
1-handed folding Whether we were able to fold the pushchair using one hand in our tests. Although one hand fold may be possible, a 'yes' does not also mean that it was easy. No
Self-catching clip A self-catching clip automatically holds the pushchair shut when it is folded, making it easier to lift. Yes
Stands upright when folded A pushchair that stands unaided when it is folded is easier to store or use on public transport. No
Car seat
Car seat compatible These pushchairs can be used with a car seat. Inclusion of the car seat here does not mean that it is a Best Buy as well. However it will not have been awarded a Don't Buy status in our test. No
Standard accessories
Hood You would normally expect to find this included in the price of your pushchair. Included in price
Shopping basket You would normally expect to find this included in the price of your pushchair. Included in price
Raincover You would normally expect to find this included in the price of your pushchair. Included in price
Additional accessories
Car seat adaptors These are usually available as optional accessories that will cost extra. Not available
Footmuff or apron These are usually available as optional accessories that will cost extra. Not available
Carrycot This is usually available as an optional accessory that will cost extra. Not available
Ride on platform This is usually available as an optional accessory that will cost extra. Not available
Changing bag This is usually available as an optional accessory that will cost extra. Not available
Mosquito net or sun protector These are usually available as optional accessories that will cost extra. Not available
Bottle or cup holder These are usually available as optional accessories that will cost extra. Not available
Parasol This is usually available as an optional accessory that will cost extra. Not available
Carrybag for the pushchair This is usually available as an optional accessory that will cost extra. Not available
Second seat or toddler seat This is usually available as an optional accessory that will cost extra. Not available
Manufacturer contact details
Phone number 01623 750870
Web address www.chicco.co.uk

Chicco Echo

  • Launch date: Mar 2011
  • Type: Holiday buggy
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