Which? previews Mountain Buggy CosmopolitanNew Cosmopolitan pushchair converts to a pram

20 June 2013

Mountain Buggy Cosmopolitan Blue

The Which? pushchair expert has taken the new Mountain Buggy Cosmopolitan for a stroll around the streets and parks of London to bring you her first impressions of this new urban pram and pushchair.

The Cosmopolitan travel system has a convertible seat that turns it into a pram-style lie-flat body, so you don't have to store a separate carrycot.

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Mountain Buggy Cosmopolitan

Mountain Buggy is best known for its rugged all-terrain pushchairs, whose big seats and big wheels can make molehills out of rugged terrain. But the Cosmopolitan signals a new venture for the brand into smaller pushchairs that are more suited to an urban environment.

As well as being able to convert the seat into a pram body, you can also turn it to face forwards or backwards, so parents can keep a close eye on their younger baby. A large shopping basket and sophisticated denim fabric complete the urban styling. 

We took the pushchair out - running it over cobbles, pavement and grass, folding it, converting it, reversing the seat and adjusting the back and foot rest - to see whether it can take the city in its stride.

The £499 Cosmopolitan comes in red, turquoise or cream options. Optional extras include a storm cover, footmuff, sun cover, parasol and car seat adaptors for Phil & Teds, Maxi Cosi, Graco and Mountain Buggy car seats.

If a pramette pushchair appeals to you, take a look at our reviews of other converting pushchairs, such as the or .

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