Is the iCandy Strawberry 2 new and improved?Which? verdict on the iCandy Strawberry update
17 January 2015
iCandy has updated the Strawberry pushchair to create the new Strawberry 2. But is this new model better? Our pushchair expert has tried it out, so we can bring you our verdict on whether it's worth buying.
The iCandy Strawberry 2 is a travel system that comes with a carrycot and car seat adaptors included in its £550 price tag. You had to purchase these separately when buying the previous model – the iCandy Strawberry – which added £140 to its £450 basic price. A quick calculation shows there's a £40 saving with the new model. But does it represent real value for money?
Like the original model, the iCandy Strawberry 2 is designed to be folded using one hand, and with the seat facing in either direction, both of which are really useful features for busy parents. But will using this pushchair make life easier for you as a new parent? And do these perks really make the iCandy Strawberry 2 worth more than £500?
Video review: iCandy Strawberry 2 pushchair
Watch clips of the iCandy Strawberry 2 pushchair in action in our video below, or head straight to our main review of the to watch our full video review.
Compare the iCandy Strawberry pushchair
iCandy claims that the seats on both the Strawberry and the Strawberry 2 are big enough to fit your child until six years old. It can be used from birth with the carrycot, or if you buy a compatible car seat.
The shopping basket is bigger on the new model, although it still looks a little shallow, as it did on the iCandy Strawberry.
See how the iCandy Strawberry 2 compares to other top brands, including Bugaboo, Silver Cross, Graco and Mamas & Papas, by checking out our pushchair reviews.
Read all of our iCandy pushchair reviews.
How we review pushchairs
At Which?, we've been testing pushchairs for years, so we know a good model that'll make your life as a parent easier, and a bad one that will frustrate you.
As you'll be using your pushchair every day, we've listened to what you've told us is most important to you in a buggy, and we test accordingly. We look at everything from how well it will cope on a number of rough terrains and whether it's smooth to push, to how easy it is to fold and put in the boot of a medium-sized car.
Every pushchair sent to our lab is wheeled approximately 206km along a very bumpy treadmill, and is tried out by a panel of parents so they can assess how easy it is to use with their baby.