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.


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Video transcript

The Bugaboo Bufallo travel system is the first all terrain pushchair from the brand. We fully review this push chair, but before you head off to take a look at the review, we are going to run through some of the key features for you to look out for.

The Bagaboo Buffalo can be
used from birth as a pram and from 6 months with a bucket style seat This tips back for more comfortable snoozing and can face in either direction.

It's easy to swap the seats for adapters that fit the Britax and Maxi Cozy car seats so the pushchair can be used as a travel system. The Buffalo pushchair is the first all-terrain chair from Bugaboo. This pushchair can be folded with the seat facing in either direction, but it is still quite chunky when folded our tests show exactly how much space it will take up in your boot.

Bugaboo has ignored the way all-terrain models are normally designed. Most all terrain push chairs have three wheels. The Buffalo has four. And Bugaboo has also dropped the adjustable front wheel suspension that was on the Bugaboo Chameleon 3. Opting instead for bigger wheels and chunkier tires.

The result is that it is big and weighs a hefty 14.2 kilograms. so we've made sure that our testing looks at whether it makes it difficult to push and if it really can handle the rough ground.

All our pushchairs put through
a tough program of durability and safety tests. Including being pushed over a bumpy track, the distance from London to Bristol.

We also ask six Mum's and Dad's to use the Buffalo to push their own children around a course of typical urban hazards, these include pavements, curbs, and tight spaces, as well as the rough ground it's intended for. Our tests will make sure You know, before you spend hundreds of pounds on the buffalo, whether using it will be a dream or a nightmare.

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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. 

Bugaboo Buffalo Mountains

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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