Mountain Buggy previews new convertible buggy+One Mountain Buggy carries one or two kids
25 June 2011
The new +One pushchair from Mountain Buggy offers seven different modes for carrying either one or two children. It'll be in shops later this year - but we've taken a closer look at the pushchair spec to find out more.
The +One can be used as a single buggy, or can be converted into a tandem-style pushchair to accommodate a second child.
In tandem mode - where one child is positioned behind the other - both children are seated within one fabric set. This means the second seat of the pushchair is elevated and the child at the back is positioned higher up, rather than being tucked behind and below.
Because of this, Mountain Buggy promises parents they'll be able to walk at full stride without knocking the back of the buggy.
Which? first impressions
We've rated and reviewed several convertible, tandem and double buggies - including the Mountain Buggy Urban Double and the Phil and Teds Classic Double - in our full pushchairs review. We also recently got hands-on with the much-hyped Bugaboo Donkey, Bugaboo's first double model.
Which? pushchair expert Victoria Pearson says: 'The success of convertible Phil and Teds pushchairs, which acquired the Mountain Buggy brand in 2009, has spawned a new generation of flexible pushchairs that can accommodate one or two children.
'Stacking seats are all the rage right now, and the +One design is an interesting new approach to this - because it means your second child can clearly look out and see their surroundings without having to peer to the side of the seat in front of them. We'll be keen to take a first look at it when it's available in the UK.'
Mountain Buggy +One
Mountain Buggy says it has developed the design following 'strong feedback' from parents with two young children, who 'wanted the option to elevate the second child and gain stride length'.
The pushchair set, priced at £649, comes with a second seat and a carrycot suitable for newborns. Other features include:
- sunhood with adjustable height and extension so it fits over two children.
- rear wheel suspension and 'two-mode' front wheel.
- large storage basket.
We'll be trying out the Mountain Buggy +One out as soon as it's available in the UK to see how it measures up against traditional side-by-side double buggies.