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The Mamas & Papas Sola travel system pushchair can be used as a pram with the Sola carrycot for newborns or a Cybex Aton or Primo Viaggio car seat - although all of these will cost you extra. We put the Mamas & Papas Sola travel system pushchair through its paces in our expert tests.
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Specification criteria Specification
Specification
Test Date 10 September 2010
Style of pushchair Buggy
Travel system Can the pushchair can be used as a travel system by using it with a child car seat? Yes
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? Yes - instead of the seat
Pneumatic wheels No
Dimensions
Pushchair weight (kg) Pushchair only, without accessories. 10.8
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. 38x60x102
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 - with carrycot only
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. Yes
Height adjustable handles Yes
Handle height (cm) 64-103
Number of back rest positions How many positions the backrest can be set in. 3
Number of leg rest positions How many positions the leg rest can be set in. 7
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. Scissor
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. Yes
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. Yes
Compatible brand Pushchairs tend to be compatible with car seats made by their manufacturer. Mamas and Papas
Also compatible with Some pushchairs are also compatible with other brands of car seat. Cybex
Compatible models Mamas and Papas Cybex Aton;Mamas and Papas Primo Viaggio
Car seat included in price Some car seats are included in the price, others are sold separately. Optional
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. Optional accessory
Footmuff or apron These are usually available as optional accessories that will cost extra. Optional accessory
Carrycot This is usually available as an optional accessory that will cost extra. Optional accessory
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. Optional accessory
Mosquito net or sun protector These are usually available as optional accessories that will cost extra. Optional accessory
Bottle or cup holder These are usually available as optional accessories that will cost extra. Optional accessory
Parasol This is usually available as an optional accessory that will cost extra. Optional accessory
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 0870 830 7700
Web address www.mamasandpapas.co.uk

Mamas & Papas Sola

  • Launch date: Mar 2010
  • Type: Buggy
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Typical price
£200.00
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