Hundreds of pushchairs have gone through our rigorous lab tests, but in our test of the latest popular pushchairs we discovered one that outperformed all of the rest.
The pushchair in question has attained the accolade of being our highest-scoring stroller, but there are also seven others we’ve just reviewed that are impressive enough to be named Which? Best Buy pushchairs.
If you’re in the market for a new buggy or travel system this January, read on to find out about the latest single and double pushchairs we’ve tested. We’ll help you to find one that’s a pleasure to push, comfortable for your baby and packed with useful features.
Head over to our Best Buy pushchairs to discover the models that outperform the rest.
Cybex Mios (£600)
The stylish Cybex Mios is a pricey pushchair. But if your budget stretches that far, it’s a very versatile and lightweight travel system that’s suitable from birth, and it includes all the well-designed features you would expect from a premium brand.
But is it a pleasure to push? Our pushchair experts and parent testers subjected the Mios to our obstacle course to assess how it handles pavements, bumpy ground and off-road terrain. Read our Cybex Mios pushchair review to find out whether the all-wheel suspension enables this buggy to overcome the usual issue of a stroller’s small, hard wheels picking up every lump and bump you come across on your daily route.
As well as the drive quality, we give a rating in terms of how easy it is to use, as well as test whether the Mios has a true one-hand recline mechanism and a one-hand compact fold.
Mothercare Orb All-Terrain (£450)
There’s no need for a newborn carrycot with the Mothercare Orb All-Terrain, as it converts from a well-padded lie-flat pram into a multi-position pushchair. That’s not the only clever feature included; with just one hand, this pushchair’s seat can swivel to be forward-facing or parent-facing, and it has a one-handed recline, too.
In addition to examining all the features of the Orb All-Terrain, we evaluated how easy it is to use, how manoeuvrable it is, and whether it can cope with the rigours of daily use. Check out our Mothercare Orb All-Terrain pushchair review to see the star ratings for folding and unfolding, using the brakes, and the shopping basket size and accessibility.
We’ll help you to decide whether this is a good-value travel system, and we also let you know whether it’s compatible with any Best Buy car seats.
Uppababy Cruz 2017 (£600)
The Uppababy Cruz is a popular model on our website, and when we learned that the brand was bringing out a new and improved version of the bestselling travel system, we knew we had to put it to the test to see how it compares with the 2015 model.
There are a few notable differences between the two, one being a slimmed-down chassis, so this lightweight urban stroller is even narrower than it was before. It also now comes with car seat adaptors, a rain cover, an improved extendable sunshade and insect net. But to discover the rest of the changes, take a look at our Uppababy Cruz 2017 pushchair review.
You’ll find out whether it’s ideal for urban dwellers who are short on space, or whether it’s better suited to rural areas with variable terrain.
Hauck Swift (£100)
If you’re not after a pricey travel system, but instead something basic for nipping out to the shops or taking on holiday, then the Hauck Swift is one to consider. It’s compact, lightweight and it has a one-handed fold. Plus, at the time of writing it’s on sale for around £100 at a number of retailers.
But just because something ticks all of the boxes on paper, that doesn’t necessarily mean it will live up to expectations. Our tough tests examine how easy it is to push, how comfortable the ride is for your baby and whether it’s straightforward to fold and unfold. Read our Hauck Swift pushchair review to see what we thought.
If you’re planning to store the Swift in your car, we’ll tell you if it’s simple to get in your boot, and how many, if any, shopping bags can fit alongside it.
Joie Pact (£150)
Similar to the Hauck Swift, the Joie Pact is a compact lightweight stroller with a one-handed fold. But it’s also travel-system compatible and it comes with a lot of practical features that are, in the words of Joie, ‘engineered to make every day a holiday’.
This functional pushchair looks like a brilliant bargain if you consider its current price and the fact it has height-adjustable handlebars, dual-wheel suspension and linked brakes. But before parting with your cash, read our Joie Pact pushchair review for our full report and star ratings for manoeuvrability, transportation and ease of use.
Don’t forget to also take a look at the technical specis for a full list of features and to find out the weight, storage size and folded dimensions of the Joie Pact.
Latest pushchairs reviews
Follow the links below to read reviews of the other 11 pushchairs included in our latest batch of baby transport tests:
- Silver Cross Avia (£200)
- Venicci 3 in 1 (£550)
- Cosatto Busy (£230)
- Graco Featherweight (£150)
- Joolz Geo2 Mono single (£849)
- Joolz Geo2 Mono double (£1,099)
- Mamas and Papas Acro (£169)
- Mountain Buggy Duet V3 single (£479)
- Mountain Buggy Duet V3 double (£599)
- Phil and Teds Mod (£350)
- Graco Evo 2017 (£330)
Prices correct as of 10 January 2018.