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Which? Top 10 most popular pushchairs

Bugaboo down while Mothercare heads to the top

The Mothercare Orb has a seat that spins 360 degrees and can be used from birth

Our popular pushchairs chart has a new number one. The ever-popular Babystyle Oyster pushchair has finally been knocked off the top spot. But who’s the new buggy bigwig? 

Mothercare’s Orb, with its unique twist and lift handle, has surged to become leader of the popular pushchair pack. Possibly thanks to the cut-price offer currently available at Mothercare. 

Bugaboo’s Cameleon 3, meanwhile, has dropped to the bottom of the table and the original Bee has slipped out of the top 10 completely. Probably not surprising, as it’s been replaced with the Bugaboo Bee 3.

Our popular pushchairs top 10 is a round up of the top 10 most read pushchair reviews on for the last three months. 

Popularity doesn’t always equal performance or durability, though.

To find out which of these pushchairs are also Best Buys, head to our pushchair reviews.

New Babystyle Oyster 2 is in 

Babystyle Oyster 2 pushchair, the update of the Babystyle Oyster, replaces the original version and it enters our top 10 at number six. We expect it to jump up even further in coming months if its predecessor’s success is anything to go by. 

Maclaren’s sturdy Quest stroller is another new entrant to our top 10, heading straight in at number five.

Whether you’re after a stroller or a travel system, click the individual links below to read in-depth test reviews of each model, or see a detailed overview and compare looks in our colourful 10 most popular pushchairs gallery.

  1. Mothercare Orb, £275
  2. Uppababy Vista, £630
  3. Mothercare Xpedior, £250
  4. Uppababy Cruz, £370
  5. Maclaren Quest, £195
  6. BabyStyle Oyster 2, £299
  7. iCandy Strawberry, £420
  8. Silver Cross Pioneer, £525
  9. Quinny Buzz 3, £350
  10. Bugaboo Cameleon 3, £805

Prices checked April 2015.

How we test pushchairs

Which? pushchair testing is unique because:

  • Our tests are based on years of experience, testing more than 300 pushchairs in five years
  • We buy everything we lab-test
  • We’re completely independent of any manufacturers
  • We don’t accept adverts in our magazines or on our website.

Which? pushchair testing combines safety testing, durability testing and parent user trials as well as expert assessments. Our extensive testing includes bumping every pushchair over the equivalent of 206km on a bumpy treadmill track to find out which pushchairs can last the distance. We spend nearly £90,000 each year testing pushchairs to find the very best. 

To become a Which? Best Buy, single pushchairs must score at least 76% overall in our tests and double pushchairs must score at least 70% overall.

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