Babyzen YoYo+ vs Ickle Bubba vs Red Kite Lightweight pushchairs go head to head
09 July 2016
Given the popularity of the original lightweight and compact Babyzen YoYo pushchair, it’s no real surprise that this summer brings some competition as well as a new YoYo+. Ickle Bubba and Red Kite have both brought out strollers that have some similarities in style and purpose. We take a closer look at all three.
The Ickle Bubba Aurora and Red Kite have obviously drawn on the design aesthetic of the Babyzen YoYo+, and like the YoYo+, they are lightweight and designed primarily for use in the city or for travelling. If you are looking for a summer pushchair for your holidays or for trips around town, one of these could be the one for you.
And for a full review of the original Babyzen YoYo 2014 and reviews of more than 150 other pushchairs, visit our pushchair reviews.
Travel system or stroller
The Babyzen YoYo+ can now be bought as a complete from-birth travel system. Using the newborn nest gives you a parent-facing option, or you can also add car seat adaptors to form a travel system. The Ickle Bubba Aurora and Red Kite Push Me Cube do not have this adaptability although both have a lie-flat recline, so can technically be used from birth, but many parents prefer a parent-facing option for a newborn.
The table below compares the features of the three.
|Babyzen YoYo+ vs Ickle Bubba Aurora vs Red Kite Push Me Cube|
|Babyzen YoYo+||Ickle Bubba Aurora||Red Kite Push Me Cube|
|Travel system compatible||Yes||No||No|
|Folded dimensions (cm)||52 x 44 x 18||64 x 40 x 21||54 x 46 x 26.5|
|Accessories included||Raincover||Raincover, carry bag||Raincover, carry bag|
Taking your pushchair on holiday
The Babyzen YoYo+ is the only one of the three pushchairs to comply with the cabin baggage size limits that BA and Easyjet set out on their websites. But Babyzen does say you must check before you travel, as some airlines may have more restrictive policies.
The Red Kite Push Me Cube is very slightly larger than the limits allowed (you might get away with it), however, it’s still nice and compact to travel with, even if it does have to go in the hold. And while the Ickle Bubba Aurora’s too big for cabin baggage, it’s still impressively small and the lightest of the three.
All the pushchairs reviewed by Which? have been through our safety and durability tests such as wheeling them over more than 206km of bumpy treadmill, as well as parent and expert assessments, including an obstacle course, at our Which? test lab.
We'll have full reviews on these three pushchairs on our website soon.