iCandy has been listening to its customers and has made some small but significant updates to the popular Peach travel system. We’ve got some detailed information on the changes.
The main changes to the Peach 2 apply only when it is being used as a double pushchair. We haven’t tested the Peach as a double, but you can read what we thought of the single travel system in our full iCandy Peach review.
Bigger iCandy Peach seat
iCandy says its customers asked for a bigger seat for their second child. iCandy has increased the width of the Peach Blossom/Twin seat by 25mm to 310mm, and increased the leg rest by 65mm to 225mm. It’s now a similar size to the primary seat, and footmuffs can be interchanged between seats.
The lower seat also allows the child to be in a more upright position than the previous Peach and its backrest now reclines to three positions.
The main seat also has three positions. However, iCandy is keen to make consumers aware that when it’s assembled in Blossom tandem mode, you need to use the seat stop screws to turn it into a two-position recline to avoid any interference between upper and lower seats.
Read all our iCandy pushchair reviews.
New iCandy Peach 2 carrycots
The Peach Blossom 2 has new carrycots, which are both the same size. The old Peach Blossom’s lower carrycot was smaller than the upper. Now the upper and lower carrycot are interchangeable. But it should be noted that you can’t use the carrycot for the single pushchair when it’s converted to a double.
What happens if you’ve already got a Peach?
If you’ve already got an iCandy Peach single manufactured before July 2011 and want to upgrade it to become a Peach Blossom (for different-aged children) or Twin (for twin babies), you will be able to buy the old upgrade Pip system for the next 18-24 months, as iCandy will ensure that it has sufficient levels of stock.
Alternatively, you can have your basket frame modified so it can fit the new Peach Pip 2 system. This will cost £50 including all delivery charges, parts and labour and will be done at iCandy’s head office.
Peaches manufactured after July 2011 already have the extended basket frame needed to fit the larger second seat, so you will be able to upgrade to the new system without any modifications.
Other changes to iCandy’s Peach pushchair
- There’s no longer a bumper bar on the lower seat and the bumper bar on the main seat unit will be straight rather than angled to make getting the child in and out of the seat easier
- The main and lower seat liners will be sold separately
- The waist straps on both the seats have been altered to allow greater adjustment
- There are four new colours: Black, Silver, Berry and Violet
Further information on the Peach 2’s changes can be found on the iCare section of iCandy’s website.
The new Peach 2 is arriving in the shops now but the Peach Blossom/Twin is still a few months away.