"The Range Rover of buggies! Love it!!!…"
I love this buggy - it has improved the quality of my life so much! I walk 6 miles a day in the countryside and this tackles everything without a glitch. It makes me want to get outside more! I took it to London and found it great at getting on and off trains and up and down stairs due to the huge wheels. Even better; people step out of your way when they see this beauty coming! It is easy to steer although not the best for shopping in busy places. it is big when folded so could be a problem getting into the boot of a small car, flying was fine as its a one piece fold and went in a buggy bag... It is expensive but fantastic quality and should last a few children!Read moreLess
"Well-built and easy to manoeuvre…"
I have had this buggy for 18 months and it is a fantastic pushchair. I have used it since my DD was a newborn and she slept well in it. It is so easy to steer that you could push it with one hand without much effort. Mind you I am no heavy lifter and even I found it easy. Yes, it is big but you can see that the pushchair is really well-made. Lifting it in and out of the car boot does require some strength but once you have had it on the road, it is effortless unlike some other pushchairs. I push it up and down a gravel path everyday and could do it in a breeze. I have even jogged with it and it was VERY smooth! If you want to use it for shopping etc, then try to go when it is quiet so that you have more room and not be under pressure to move out of people's way. We don't find it a problem taking it shopping with us. In fact, we don't mind it big because the shopping basket underneath is really spacious compared to other pushchairs and you don't have to worry about carrying the shopping. All in all, I would strongly recommend this. A fren of ours had another brand and one year into it, they have had to take it back to the store for repairs because of several faults. Ours has been used more and not a single creak.Read moreLess
"I love mine, it has been everywhere. Everyone told me…"
I love mine, it has been everywhere. Everyone told me that I would end up buying a stroller and never have as my mountain buggy as been so brilliant. Yes, a bit more bulky to get in and out of the car but well worth it. I have hammered it and it has very little wear and tear, paying for quality is worth itRead moreLess
"I've just dusted my 2007 mountain buggy off after 3…"
I've just dusted my 2007 mountain buggy off after 3 years of heavy use and a year in storage for baby no 2 and I'm delighted it's still in perfect nic. I originally had a bugaboo which I could not stand!!
I've bought a new 2010 carrycot which fits perfectly and car seat adaptors for our old maxi-cosi so we delighted and set to go.
I can't promote the MB enough being a research freak!! Yes, a decent car boot is required, it is slightly wider than some and marginally heavier but these points are all far outweighed by it's ease of use, (I lift it out of car and open at same time) how easily it glides about, it's quality, it's simplicity, storage, reclining positions etc etc..
I believe the new model is slightly narrower so it's a total no brainer for me as the best of it's kind.Read moreLess
3 people found this review helpful.
"Has anyone used this buggy for running with?…"
Has anyone used this buggy for running with?Read moreLess
"I really love my mountain buggy and have tried other…"
I really love my mountain buggy and have tried other 3 wheelers but always gone back to MB. I have a 3 year old with special needs and she fits in the this well with loads of room to spare. Love the zip rain cover.Read moreLess
1 person found this review helpful.
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"Okay, I was concerned about the current state of Mountain…"
Okay, I was concerned about the current state of Mountain Buggy as Chariots ATP had put that they could no longer recommend the product ... I have fund out today that MB are now owned by Phil and Teds but are run totally separately. Also, the parts were always made in China but shipped to NZ fr assembly. Now, they are assembled in China so that reduces the costs - which can be passed on to the buyer. I have been assured by my local shop that MB are still the same excellent quality they always were. I am going to order mine tomrrow - the Swift (the lightest one and slimline model). I want a buggy to last me years and the swift is fine for newborns too. I have seen the swift and the urban jungle in the last week and both are fab but I want the smaller one of the two.Read moreLess
2 people found this review helpful.
"At last a Mountain Buggy stockist in Solihull. So hard…"
At last a Mountain Buggy stockist in Solihull. So hard to locate and try out an Urban Jubgle. I found mine at babybabyonline.co.uk they took time with me and I got a really good deal. I love my buggy....yippee!!!!!!!! xxxxRead moreLess
1 person found this review helpful.
"Hi, we have an Urban Jungle in Chocolate with carrycot…"
we have an Urban Jungle in Chocolate with carrycot and sun & rain covers. It is the new 2010 model.
We chose the new version despite the greater expense because of the additional features. We get a bumper bar, better material and the whole pram is 5cm narrower as they have got rid of the sticking out wheel axles so no scratched doors!
The shop where we bought it also pointed out that the older models were only "assembled" in New Zealand as the parts were all made in China so we couldn't see the benefit of buying an older design.
It pushes amazingly easily as it seems to be lighter at the front and better balanced than other 3 wheelers. All of the joints on it are nuts and bolts rather than rivets which means that over time you can just tighten it rather than have it break.
It's not miniscule when folded but still fits confortably in a medium hatch boot. The car seat adaptors work well. The footmuff is very similar to an adult sleeping bag for wee ones.
The suspension works well even over the cobbles in our courtyard. With the front wheel locked it rodewell over a beach where the tide had only just just gone out.
All in all we are delighted with it and think that we are lucky to have chosen a really good good system amongst the many out there.Read moreLess
2 people found this review helpful.
"I LOVE this buggy! I bought a 2009 Mountain Buggy…"
I LOVE this buggy!
I bought a 2009 Mountain Buggy Urban about a month ago in the sale (Winstanleys) forRead moreLess
"I think these are really well made pushchairs that can…"
I think these are really well made pushchairs that can handle pretty much anything. We have an Urban and it has a large seat which reclines to nearly flat and our son has alays had great naps in. I think it really will last most children from birth until they no longer need a buggy. Really light to push even tho not the lightest to lift! They are wider than some single pushchairs but still fit through most doors. Would highly recommend them!Read moreLess
"I had a MB Urban for a year and used…"
I had a MB Urban for a year and used it with the carrycot for our newborn - it was great at first, very sturdy, robust, looks very smart and was very comfortable for our baby. A year down the line and I found it too big & cumbersome lifting it in and out the boot - so not good for 'popping' here and there and it took up the whole boot too! We've now got a Maclaren and couldn't be happier. The MB Urban is great if you have a bigger car and room in the house etc but may be worth purchasing a cheaper lighter buggy for day to day.Read moreLess
"I love my Mountain Buggy. I would recommend it to…"
I love my Mountain Buggy. I would recommend it to everybody. Worth every penny. I bought in 2004. My son is 4 now and we still use it for long trips and to get home from swimming etc when he gets tired. It has lasted without any problems all this time and so has all the accessories. I bought the full works with carrycot, footmuff (or sleeping bag as they like to call it), bumper, shade etc. It's really easy to manoeuvre, singlehandedly in fact not even bugaboo can do that (my friend has on of those). Why do people think it's got small basket? I personally think its massive especially if you compare it to any ordinary buggy out there. True it is not smallest when folded but it stands upright without support so you can leave it pretty much anywhere. Ours fits neatly behind our front doors. When we first bough it we didn't have a car so I used it on public transport all the time and as far as I know it can squeeze through the front door even on the small low deck buses. I believe the buggy is really safe and my son also finds it really comfy and I remember him (what seems like ages ago!) climbing into it to have his afternoon nap at friend's house!Read moreLess
"Bought a mountain buggy when my daughter was born and…"
Bought a mountain buggy when my daughter was born and have used only this for her and her brother. She is now 6 and he is 3 1/2. Apart from the odd puncture nothing has worn out. Can't recommend it highly enough if you want a tough all terrain buggy. Friends have gone through 2 or 3 pushchairs/buggies in same period of time so feel I made the right choice all that time ago!Read moreLess
"This buggy is brilliant, the best i've had (and this…"
This buggy is brilliant, the best i've had (and this is buggy number 7!!) I've had a mamas and papas, bugaboo cameleon, quinny zapp, maclaren quest, out n about nipper & a phil n teds sport and this is by far the best. For a buggy that weighs 10kg it is amazingly light, its a dream to push and still easy to manevour with a toddler on the buggy board. It folds up really flat, its just a bit long. I live in South West London and spend most of my time, either shopping or on one of many commons/parks. This buggy handles both really well. I've yet to take it on a bus, but its handled, the tube, tram and the trains without any problems. It was the one i wanted when i had my first child (who is not 3 1/2) but as i lived further out of town, i used my car most days and it wouldn't fit in the boot of my golf. Thats the only real issue with the buggy is the length when folded means it wont go in smaller cars, so i'd recommend you check the size before you buy (same with any buggy really). you can add a carrycot for newborn or car seat adaptor to make it a travel system. Its not the cheapest on the market and once you add the carrycot, its on par with the bugaboo (which i have had and it doesn't even come close to the mountain buggy) Its well worth the money.Read moreLess
"On my third pram and I wish I'd bought this…"
On my third pram and I wish I'd bought this first and saved myself a few pennies. TOTALLY love it. Folds away easily and goes very flat. Love the rain cover with the roll up front section. I leave mines on all the time as you can put baby in and out without having to take the raincover off and the sides act as a wind barrier. So easy to manouevre. I use mines with a britax rock a tot car seat. The carry cot is just about to go in the loft as my baby is now 5 motnhs old.Read moreLess
"I finally bought the Mountain Buggy after 10 months of…"
I finally bought the Mountain Buggy after 10 months of suffering a Bugaboo and I only wish I had done it sooner. This Buggy is everything we wanted. We live in the country and go off road a lot but we also are out and about in the car and visit the local town and city often. The Mountain Buggy handles it all and I love it. After the nightmare of the Bugaboo I find this a dream to operate and fold up. My son loves it as he has far more room (he's a large baby). He can lie flat when he's sleeping (hence this is suitable from birth)and even in the rain he has a great view as the rain cover has a front section the zips open and you can fold back and it is so well ventilated. He would get a little upset in the Bugaboo with the rain cover on as I think he felt claustrophobic and it would steam up and the water would leak through the window.
It goes so well over rough ground and swivels so easily in town and through shops. There's no denying it's a little larger. I measured the width between the back wheels and it was about 5cm wider than the Bugaboo which is nothing really. It's a little heavier too but when you're lifting a buggy anyway there's little difference in a kilo or two. It's quite a lot of money too but the quality justifies that. Our Buggy gets battered a lot so it needs to be tough.
I was going to buy the Mountain Buggy originally but couldn't fit it into the boot of my car at the time so I would suggest all potential buyers check this out. We now have a larger car which it fits into easily.
Overall can't recommend it highly enough. I can't stop looking at mine and it even makes us go out walking more because we enjoy it so much.
Can you tell I'm relieved to get rid of the Bugaboo!Read moreLess
"I am the envy of all my friends. six months…"
I am the envy of all my friends. six months in no-one is happy with their pram except me. Carry cot lasts til at least six months, my baby falls asleep as soon as he gets in it which is so incredibly useful, I couldn't have expected more from a magic carpet! I have never had any problem getting in shops and on trains and tubes in London. Very easy to put up and down, great accessories, so safe. Never had a puncture. fits into smallish car (honda Jazz) . Big advantage over the Mothercare urban detour (which is supposed to be a cheaper equivalent)is that handle folds down making it smaller to get in car and places.
I want to have another child fairly soon, but having to trade in my Mountain buggy is putting me off it. I love this pram. And be brave and go for the colours - I wish i'd got Plum or Pumpkin.Read moreLess
"Fantastic! I have used a few other pushchairs and although…"
Fantastic! I have used a few other pushchairs and although when I first got this and thought it looked a bit big, I need not have worried. It handles beautifully, turns on a sixpence and I have had not problem in town, shopping and using buses etc. It is robust but not heavy and my husband loves pushing it, as it looks pretty cool too. Off road it is great, and easy to clean after a muddy hike. I would definately choose this again, and although expensive there is no need for too many fancy extras and resale value is good.Read moreLess
"Most wonderful pushchair for walking, every mother should have one.…"
Most wonderful pushchair for walking, every mother should have one.
Does not fold small, which is a problem, but well worth it.Read moreLess
"This buggy was recommended to me by my sister in…"
This buggy was recommended to me by my sister in law and I LOVE it! It's as light as a feather and so easy to manouver but do beware, as everyone else say's, it is extremely wide. That said, this really is the only down side to it, you may think the price too, but I think it's worth every penny. I got the buggy, pump, quilted sleeping bag (which is great for a winter baby) and rain cover forRead moreLess
"I love this buggy & would highly recommend! Only snags…"
I love this buggy & would highly recommend! Only snags are that it's a big beast - so make sure it fits in your boot before you buy it and can be a bit tricky getting around narrow shop aisles. Apart from that, it is very easy to use.Read moreLess
"I thought I'd post a review of this buggy, even…"
I thought I'd post a review of this buggy, even though I only owned it for one day, as I wish I had appreciated just how wide it was, before I bought it! I do loads of walking over fields, so wanted something robust, and this seemed to be a compromise between a massive off-roader & a run around town buggy. Hoorah. I don't have a car, so use London public transport & get the occasional lift off friends & family, I live in a smallish flat. I knew it was going to be too big to wheel onto the front of the bus, but it wasn't until I got it out of the box & put the wheels on that I realised just how inappropriate it was for my lifestyle; it wouldn't wheel through the door & there's no way it will fit in my SILs boot.
This pushchair is a LOVELY beast & I'm not going to give it a low score, just because I'm a bit stupid, but be aware that it's not suitable for all. You probably either need a big car & a big house, or a second buggy. Boohoo. Boring old Maclaren, here I come.Read moreLess
2 people found this review helpful.
"I have the Urban Elite 2006 model which I bought…"
I have the Urban Elite 2006 model which I bought in New Zealand new for my 3rd child. I LOVE it even though it's a pain to get in and out of the boot. I've tried it on beaches, hills, cobblestones, grass etc and it is superb on all surfaces. It is very easy to manouvre with finger tip control. The shopping basket is now a good size, it has suspension, adjustable handle (high for hubby, low for me) and a fixable front wheel for running or really rough ground. The elite is also made of waterresistant canvas which means it dries out very quickly. buy it particularly if you can get it on sale and have a decent sized boot.Read moreLess
"Love it to bits, it's just so easy to push…"
Love it to bits, it's just so easy to push which I can do easily with one hand if lumping the baby on my hip or needing to hold my pre-schooler's hand. It just seems so solid and well balanced.
Minuses - the shopping basket is quite difficult to get things in and out of, not huge. Really awkward to lift in and out of the car & takes up half the boot. Reclining is quite awkward to do, but shouldn't matter that much as they get older.Read moreLess
"There was lots of praise for this "Rolls Royce of…"
There was lots of praise for this "Rolls Royce of three-wheelers" and its "finger-tip control". It's more compact than most in the category plus it "corners easily". There's an extensive range of accessories and mums picked out the sunshade and carrycot for special praise. It "looks cool" and is "very well made". The only real downside is the small shopping basket and the price but "for the quality it's worth it". As one mum put it: "You only have to push a few others to appreciate how good the Urban is".Read moreLess
"Go with this pushchair if you spend time "off road"…"
Go with this pushchair if you spend time "off road" - far lighter than most of the other 3 wheelers and can be hosed down (literally) after a day on the beach. Easily handled one handed (dog in the other)and is built to last - you only pay for the engineering you need to last to go off road - no fancy disc brakes, chroming, bells and whistles. Very manouverable on pavements too, and nifty turns in shops but gets stuck in narrow aisles. And you can forget carrying your shopping home in it.... Could not have asked for a better pushchair or my needs - LOVE IT!Read moreLess
"its great!! I've inherrited one from a family who had…"
its great!! I've inherrited one from a family who had 2 kids growing out of it and its still great looking like new! I will use it for my kids and I am sure its still in the same condition after that.So easy to drive in snow, sand, city or country! BUY ONE, ITS WORTH THE MONEY!!!!!Read moreLess
"Its a light, easy to use, and a very safe…"
Its a light, easy to use, and a very safe buggy.Read moreLess
"Expensive but worth it, especially on cobblestoned streets of London.…"
Expensive but worth it, especially on cobblestoned streets of London. The carrycot is well worth the additional money.Read moreLess
"2005 model now has bigger shopping basket underneath, and adjustable…"
2005 model now has bigger shopping basket underneath, and adjustable handle. Sturdy, well made and will apparently fit up to a 4 year old. very easy to push and turns in a tight circle. I love mine.Read moreLess
1 person found this review helpful.
"Love this stroller, easy to push even with my bigger…"
Love this stroller, easy to push even with my bigger child who is 17kg. True, it doesn't hold much shopping, and occasionally I do hit doorways when I go in and out, but this is the easiest stroller to use. Folds well, and is quite light for its size, but wide enough to fit a child in winter clothes and blankets. Plus, the wheels and frame have less metal parts that are not painted, so desn't rust from the salt they put down in winter. Goes well over soft snow 3" or less, also on the beach it goes well over the sand too.Read moreLess
"My best buy for my baby. Partly bought for the…"
My best buy for my baby. Partly bought for the dog, and will go over almost everything - even though its only the urban, you can fix the front wheel on occasions to go over the rougher stuff. Its so smooth my baby thought we'd stopped if I went over pavements that were smooth - I had to wheel him over the grass instead.
It will go through foot high grass without a problem. It goes through 6" mud and water without a problem. Its even been caught in a wave in the sea...
The only drawback is that it does not fold as compactly with its wheels on as some other buggies - its OK for longer journeys as we take the wheels off, but for short ones the length means that it won't go in the boot (although we only have a Polo)
If you're chosing between this and another make, and want a rugged, hard wearing buggy that's good for country walking but looks and works equally well in the town, go for this one!Read moreLess
"Expensive, but you get what you pay for. Easy to…"
Expensive, but you get what you pay for. Easy to push and light to manoeuvre, comfy for my [big] baby, and has a big hood (instant shade in hot sun) and lightweight but hardwearing raincover (used a lot). Equally brilliant for bumpy, pot-holed pavements and muddy parks. And the shopping basket is massive - they must have made it bigger since your first review of it. Only downsides are that though it's very easy to fold flat -in one quick move - it is heavy to lift (eg in and out of car boot) and you need a big boot. Also, it takes a while to get used to pushing it up the kerbs of pavements when you're crossing roads - ideally the front wheel should be locked when you do this (though this is of course not practical), as effectively, you end up balancing the whole buggy on the front wheel every time you get to a kerb. The first time I did it I pulled a muscle in my right arm trying to keep the buggy upright and damaged the nerve! Aside from that, this really is an excellent buggy if you do lots of walking.Read moreLess
"This buggy is great to 'drive'. But it's definitely NOT…"
This buggy is great to 'drive'. But it's definitely NOT for the Urban setting - it takes up most of the rear of our Audi Estate and is far too wide to navigate anywhere indoors.
The seat and built-in carry area underneath are poorly made. Stitching is coming apart, straps are fraying and clips are broken after only a few month's usage. We contacted Mountain Buggy and these parts are not covered by warranty - no wonder. Not impressive for a buggy that cost about as much as our VW Polo in the UK!Read moreLess
"This will last and last (think of all the cheaper…"
This will last and last (think of all the cheaper pushchairs you would otherwise go through when comparing cheaper models which don't have the staying power). The newborn carrycot was extremely useful and allowed us to take our LO everywhere in the early months. The suspension is magnificent. We trekked around the grounds of Blenheim Palace (gravel, mud, grass, wooden bridges) without a complaint.Read moreLess
"More expensive than a Bugaboo (when you include the carrycot!)but…"
More expensive than a Bugaboo (when you include the carrycot!)but definitely worth it, especially if you can pick up a second hand one (ebay have loads). Really suited to the outdoors types I love my mountain-buggy. Even my mother-in-law thinks it is easy to push. You can stack loads of stuff underneath. Downside is that it is quite big to store.Read moreLess
"OK - so it doesn't fold small (you need a…"
OK - so it doesn't fold small (you need a car with a leage boot), its not especially trendy looking, it is a little bit tricky to fold and it has a small shopping basket, but hey this thing goes up mountains, is easy to push across sandy beaches and is generally s dream to bush around crowed shopping trollies - plus the only pushchair where the manufactures "allow" you to attach a kiddy board to carry around your toddler without invaldaing warrenties and you have a great pushchair!Read moreLess
"Bit bulky for going round shops but on the other…"
Bit bulky for going round shops but on the other hand it turns on a sixpence and can be steered one-handed. Wheels are pneumatic so make for a smooth ride but keep a pump and repair kit handy for punctures.Read moreLess
"So easy to use - put up in seconds, steer…"
So easy to use - put up in seconds, steer it with one hand and you can still fit bags of shopping in the basket! Best pushchair I've had and I've tried them all. Well worth the little on the large side price tagRead moreLess
"This a robust 3 wheeler, designed to be used heavily…"
This a robust 3 wheeler, designed to be used heavily daily. It really is one of the best 3 wheelers available. its folds easily and quite flat. absultly wonderful. and its suitable uptil the age of 5.Read moreLess
"I have to manouvere over cobbled pavements, along a gravel…"
I have to manouvere over cobbled pavements, along a gravel drive, and through two gates to get to our front door-this has never been a problem. If you do have too much shopping for the basket its actually light enough to push one handed whilst carrying bags. The only thing, is a lack of footmuffs that fit well!Read moreLess
"It's a really good stable three wheeler that will go…"
It's a really good stable three wheeler that will go off road if required whilst being small enough to use around town.Read moreLess
"It's the best stroller out there. It does excellent in…"
It's the best stroller out there. It does excellent in stores manoevering around tight corners and getting through doors. It's the lightest weight one I could find. The basket is a good size. It's great off-road - we do the trails in the forest near our home, and it is no problem! I can't say enough good things about this stroller. THe only down-side is to make sure the wheel is pointing outward when you try to fold it!Read moreLess
"Fantastic buggy - can use from birth so don't need…"
Fantastic buggy - can use from birth so don't need to buy carrycot. This works out much cheaper than some of the other options. Can use with carseat (with an attachment). Have had some flat tyres but they're now slimed so no problems. Absolutely love this buggy and would recommend to anyone.Read moreLess