The iCandy pushchair brand was launched in 2005 and is part of a British family business that dates back to the early 1930s.
It's a premium buggy brand that prides itself on its luxurious look and stylish designs and it's notable for naming its pushchairs after different types of fruit, such as the iCandy Apple, Raspberry, Peach and Strawberry.
iCandy pushchairs are primarily designed for urban parents and come with higher prices than most of its competitors. When you're budgeting, it's worth noting that for most models you have to buy the hood separately in a 'flavour pack' to get it in your preferred colour.
Our table reveals key information about the iCandy brand and its products from our tests both in the lab and with parents.
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Table notes: Based on all tested models still available in June 2022.
There are currently four pushchair models in the iCandy range – Lime, Peach, Orange and Raspberry.
iCandy pushchairs can be used as a travel system by attaching a range of baby car seats, including the Maxi-Cosi Cabriofix or the Maxi-Cosi Pebble car seat, available separately.
The Peach is one of the most popular models. It's on its seventh version with the Peach 7 having recently launched. Models that have been discontinued include the Apple 2 Pear and the Strawberry.
The iCandy Lime was released in 2019 and is a stroller that's travel system-compatible. It's a hybrid of the iCandy Orange and Raspberry, but with an all-new innovative fold system that's claimed to be quick, easy and compact.
The original Peach pushchair has been a popular model for many years and can be converted to a double.
This latest Peach is packed with new features and we plan to test it imminently. Check back to find out if this version has been successfully updated, or whether it left our lab experts and parent panel underwhelmed.
The Raspberry is a travel system, which is mainly designed for an urban environment. iCandy claims it's the lightest pushchair in its range and looks similar to the Bugaboo Bee.
The iCandy Orange pushchair was the first converting tandem double from the brand since the super-popular Peach. The Orange 2021 is the latest version and has several innovative features, the most noteworthy being an integrated ride-on board for your toddler.
The iCandy Orange double pushchair joins the ever-popular Peach in iCandy's range for parents expecting twins, or a newborn to join their toddler. The Orange has special risers to make one seat higher than the other, so you'll be able to see both your children at the same time.
The iCandy Peach Jogger has been renamed the All-Terrain. This is a three-wheeled version of the popular Peach pushchair but, unlike the iCandy Peach 3, this version can't be converted into a double.
The iCandy Peach All Terrain Double is a convertible pushchair, which turns from a single for use with two children by adding another seat unit, a carrycot or car seat.
It was updated for 2019 with more than 70 improvements, including the ability to swap it from a three-wheel buggy to four wheels depending on your preference.
The iCandy Peach All Terrain travel system not only converts from a single to a double, but you can also use it as both a three-wheel and four-wheel pushchair.
A few of the iCandy pushchairs, such as the Cherry and Apple, are no longer sold, but can be bought second-hand, saving you money on expensive models as well.
Our experts in our test lab put each iCandy pushchair through more than 30 tests to check its strength, durability and safety in line with British standards including checking for finger traps or choking hazards.
We assess how easy the pushchair is to push, adjust for children of different ages and fold up. We also assess suitability for public transport and test to see if there's space left in the boot of a standard family car once the pushchair is in there.
The final part of our testing involves a panel of parents (and their babies), who rate the appearance and features of the pushchair. They take each model for a spin to see how easy and convenient it is to manoeuvre on pavements, bumpy ground, up and down kerbs and around other obstacles.
Expect to pay from around £550 for an iCandy pushchair to more than £1,700.
Compatible carrycots start from around £100, and there's a wide range of matching accessories available such as changing bags and blankets.
iCandy pushchairs are a good bet if you're prepared to buy second-hand pushchair as they tend to hold their value on eBay.
The iCandy range is available from John Lewis and independent baby boutiques, as well as from online retailers and the iCandy website.
iCandy offers a 5-year warranty with products purchased from 1st January 2019. The warranty is also transferable with proof of purchase, allowing consumers with a pre-loved iCandy to benefit in the future as well.
It's not necessary to do anything to activate your 5-year warranty, just ensure you keep hold of your proof of purchase.
Website: icandyworld.com Phone: 01767 604400