Is new Cosatto Ooba pushchair worth £800?Which? previews new Cosatto pushchair
29 April 2014
Our pushchair experts have just tried out the new Cosatto Ooba, a travel system pushchair with a hefty £800 price tag. It's certainly bright and bold, but did they find it easy to use and push?
This pushchair is designed for those who want to stand out from the crowd and make a statement, with added luxury in the form of colourful leatherette. It has a white frame and you can buy it in two colours - Duck Egg and Marzipan.
But what we’re really interested in is how easy it is to use everyday with your baby – folding and unfolding it, changing or adjusting the seat and pushing it on smooth and rough terrain. At £800, you might assume it would be a dream to use, but we're seen plenty of terrible expensive pushchairs in the past.
UPDATE: We have now fully tested the Ooba at the Which? test lab - visit our Cosatto Ooba pushchair review to see full test results and our definitive verdict on whether it's worth buying.
Cosatto Ooba video preview
Watch the video below to see some clips of the Cosatto Ooba in action.
Cosatto Ooba pushchair
The Cosatto Ooba comes with a carrycot, which is included in the price. It is also compatible with a Cosatto Hold car seat (which must be bought separately for £135). We would always recommend buying a Best Buy child car seat that has excelled in our tests - as we've found big differences between a good car seat and a bad one.
You can reverse this pushchair seat either by lifting it off the chassis, or by flipping over the handlebar, which also changes whether the large wheels are at the front or back. Cosatto says this will make it easier to push on rough terrain, so we were keen to test the theory. It’s a unique feature that we’ve only seen on a few pushchairs, and our full Cosatto Ooba pushchair review reveals whether it actually works.
The Ooba pushchair also comes with a footmuff, a change bag and mat and raincovers for the seat and carrycot.
Over the years we've tested hundreds of pushchairs in our labs, and have spent more than £80,000 on testing this year. All our tests are based on what matters to you most, so you can avoid buying a pushchair that makes your life as a parent more, rather than less, stressful.
In our lab we look at safety and durability, including how well a pushchair is made, its strength and stability and the quality of its locking mechanisms and brakes.
Along with our expert assessment, members of our parent panel also try out each pushchair with their children and rate each pushchair on its ease of use - looking at folding and pushing, attaching and removing accessories, cleaning and loading the pushchair into a car boot.