Which? unveils the most popular pushchairsMamas & Papas beat Bugaboo and Silver Cross
09 January 2012
UPDATE 23/06/2012: you can now read an updated version of our popular pushchairs roundup.
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Which? pushchair expert Victoria Pearson says; 'With so many pushchairs tested, knowing which review to start with can be daunting.
So we've compiled this list of our most popular pushchair reviews, to point you straight to the buggies we know you'll be most interested in.'
Click through to our full reviews to find out whether the most popular models are Best Buys.
1. Mamas & Papas Sola, from £275
The Mamas & Papas Sola is a travel system pushchair that can be used with the Sola carrycot (£129) for newborn babies and is compatible with the Cybex Aton or Primo Viaggio car seat.
The price of this stylish-looking pushchair is certainly attractive, but is it any good?
Read our product review of the .
2. Bugaboo Cameleon, from £680
It's getting on a bit now, but the perennially fashionable Bugaboo Cameleon is still a popular choice with parents tempted by the reversible seat and handlebar.
Bugaboo claims it will take you everywhere you want to go: 'from infant to toddler, on the beach or in the snow'.
Bugaboo now offers regular limited edition models of the Cameleon in the hottest on-trend colours. Should you be tempted by the latest fabric facelift?
Read our review based on our tests of the .
3. Babystyle Oyster,from £200
The Babystyle Oyster pushchair can be used as a travel system, provided you also buy a compatible car seat. With a rainbow of 13 different interchangeable fabric colours and a silver or black chassis to choose from, you can change the look of your pushchair to suit your mood.
But does the Babystyle Oyster pushchair work well?
Read our full review of the .
4. Uppababy Vista, from £500
A reasonably new entrant to the UK pushchair market, the Uppababy Vista travel system's large storage basket gives it plenty of appeal.
It may last your child a long time, as the Vista carry cot, which makes it suitable for newborns, is included in the price and you can use it until your children weigh 22kg.
To find out if it is as good as it sounds read our review of the Uppababy Vista.
5. Quinny Buzz 3, from £300
Another pushchair that's been around for a while, the Quinny Buzz is available in three and four wheeled versions. The automatic unfolding system has made this a firm favourite with parents everywhere, but is it a one trick pony?
Are three wheels better than four? Read our reviews of the Quinny Buzz 3 and to find out.
6. Silver Cross Surf, from £500
7. Silver Cross 3D pram system, from £300
Silver Cross is a British institution, best known for its traditional prams. Our tests have uncovered both hits and misses among its increasingly large range of pushchairs and buggies.
The Surf is one of its more recent releases, a sturdy buggy that can be used as a travel system if you buy the compatible child car seat. To find out if we recommend this model read our full review of the .
The Silver Cross 3D pram system has been one of the best-selling pushchairs on the UK market for years.
The seat can be changed into a pram-style body for newborn babies to lie flat in - something that set it apart from many other models when it was first released. Find out whether this feature is still worth seeking out with our full review of the Silver Cross 3D pram system.
8. iCandy Peach, from £595
9. iCandy Cherry, from £320
iCandy offers a lot of flexibility within its range of travel system pushchairs and makes a lot of fuss about them being made in Britain.
The iCandy Peach, which is rapidly becoming the brand's best-seller, is a three- or four-wheeled single stroller that can be converted into the ‘Peach Blossom’ tandem pushchair or bought as the Peach Blossom twin. Find out how the did in our tests.
The Cherry is a lightweight stroller available in five colours and a special edition Union Jack design. It can be used with the seat facing forwards or backwards and with an optional carrycot for newborns or a child car seat. Read our review of the iCandy Cherry.
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