Bugaboo Buffalo pushchair test results revealedIs the Bugaboo Buffalo buggy a Which? Best Buy?
12 October 2013
Which? has just released its test results and full review of the new Bugaboo Buffalo all-terrain pushchair, which recently arrived in UK shops.
Watch our video of the Bugaboo Buffalo's features or visit our Bugaboo Buffalo review to find out whether this new pushchair is a Which? Best Buy.
Which? pushchairs expert Victoria Pearson says: 'Bugaboo has ignored the traditional three-wheel design for its new all-terrain model.
'We've tested it over rough ground, as well as on the more usual urban hazards of pavements, kerbs and tight spaces, to see whether its four-wheel design affects its manoeuvrability'.
Bugaboo Buffalo price and availability
The Bugaboo Buffalo is available from a number of retailers including Mothercare, John Lewis and Mamas & Papas, but it is not a budget option.
It costs £770 for a base pack (including seat and pram fabric) and an extra £89 for the 'tailored fabric set' (a hood and carrycot apron in the coloured fabric of your choice). So log in or sign up for a £1 trial to see our full test results before you splash out on this pushchair.
The Buffalo comes with an extra large sun canopy to protect your baby from the weather. And a major step forward is that you’ll be able to fold the Buffalo with the seat on, something which parents tend to find is a real plus.
Taking the Bugaboo Buffalo off road
As its rugged-sounding name suggests, the Bugaboo Buffalo travel system has been designed with a sturdy chassis and big wheels for use on rough ground.
The result is that it’s big and weighs a hefty 14.2kg so we’ve made sure that our testing looks at whether this makes it difficult to push and if it really can handle rough ground.
All our pushchairs are put through a tough programme of durability and safety tests, including being pushed over a bumpy track the distance from London to Bristol.
Bugaboo Buffalo pushchair storage
The Bugaboo Buffalo is designed for heavy loads – the large seat can carry kids up to 23kg, so it can be used for taller and heavier children.
The shopping basket under the seat will take up to 10kg too - most pushchairs are limited to between 2kg and 5kg of shopping and nappy bags.
Bugaboo claims that the Buffalo will also be the world’s first pushchair to have official safety certification that allows up to 6kg to be hung from the dedicated bag hooks on its handlebars.
But is it easy to balance on an escalator? Will it fit in your car boot? And could you get it onto a bus? Our full review you everything you need to know to help you decide whether this pushchair is right for you and your baby.
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