Which? has just unveiled test results for three of the hottest premium pushchairs releases of 2012 – the iCandy Strawberry, Phil and Teds Promenade and the Quinny Moodd.
Visit our pushchairs review to find out whether any of these travel-system pushchairs have emerged from our tough durability, safety and ease-of-use tests as a Which? Best Buy.
iCandy Peach Jogger, from £595
The Peach Jogger is iCandy’s three-wheel version of its popular Peach pushchair, which you can convert to a pram by adding the Peach carrycot.
This all-terrain travel system has air-filled tyres designed to tackle bumpy ground, but does it provide a smooth ride?
To find out, read our review of the iCandy Peach Jogger.
iCandy Strawberry, from £450
The iCandy Strawberry is one of the first travel-system pushchairs that can be folded with the seat facing forwards or facing the parent.
It looks stylish and can be used as a pram for newborns if you buy the compatible carrycot.
To find out whether it’s worth a look, read our iCandy Strawberry review.
Phil and Teds Promenade, from £659
The Promenade is Phil and Teds’ ‘premium urban stroller… inline’. This means that it can be converted into a tandem double pushchair by adding a second seat.
It’s the first Phil and Teds pushchair with a parent-facing seat, and it can be used as a pram.
We tested it in single mode to find out whether it’s a good pushchair for one baby. Read our Phil and Teds Promenade review for our verdict.
Quinny Moodd, from £530
The Quinny Moodd is a travel-system pushchair that can be used as a pram with the optional carrycot.
It features an automatic unfolding chassis like the one on Quinny’s bestselling Buzz pushchair, and has a futuristic-looking seat. Unlike the Quinny Buzz, you can fold it from behind.
But does it make it easier to use? To find out, read our review of the Quinny Moodd.
Stokke Xplory, from £725
The eye-catching Stokke Xplory can be used as a pram with the optional Stokke carrycot or from six months as a pushchair.
The elevated parent-facing seat is popular with fashion-conscious parents, but can you take it out and about with ease?
Compare features with other travel-system pushchairs with our review of the Stokke Xplory.
Which? searches for the best travel-system pushchairs
Which? tests more than 45 pushchairs at our test lab each year. Parents and ease-of-use experts take them through a series of everyday situations before rating how well they perform.
We assess how well each pushchair handles urban surfaces such as pavements, kerbs, gravel paths, stairs and tight spaces, as well as the kind of rough ground you’d expect a pushchair to cope with on country walks.
Meanwhile, our lab experts put each pushchair and its accessories through an exhaustive array of safety and durability tests. We ensure that carrycots and car seats stay firmly attached on rough surfaces and that the pushchair passes the safety standards required for it to be sold in the UK.
- See a travel system in action with our iCandy Strawberry video
- Learn about travel systems with our guide to buggies, travel systems and all-terrain pushchairs
- Find the best car seat for your travel system with our child car seats review