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Bugaboo or Icandy?

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maryellie Wed 17-Aug-16 18:48:26

Two pushchairs I'm seriously considering but I can't choose! They both look great just wondering if anyone has had any good/bad experiences? Are they easy to put up and down etc.

AppleMagic Wed 17-Aug-16 18:49:05

Which models?

BexusSugarush Wed 17-Aug-16 19:28:41

I have the iCandy Peach 3 and it is a dream. The main downside of it is that it isn't collapsible; you have to remove the seat/carry cot (each has a detachable carry handle) and the chassis then folds up into a heavy but carry-able item. Fits into cars collapsed but not something you'd want to collapse on a bus, so I just don't. Other downside is that it does seem a tad wider than other buggies. Otherwise it's amazing.

maryellie Wed 17-Aug-16 20:12:02

Applemagic - either the bugaboo Cameleon or the Icandy peach or strawberry (not sure there are so many!!)

Mummyme87 Wed 17-Aug-16 21:12:26

I have bugaboo chameleon and love it. The I candy doesn't sit completely upright so have had a few friends who ended up changing early to a normal pushchair very early

DowntonDiva Wed 17-Aug-16 21:15:36

I have a bugaboo cameleon, can't recommend it highly enough!

mumhum Wed 17-Aug-16 21:20:51

We have an iCandy peach, on second DC and it is still going strong. It does sit upright and child can face forward or back. Agree with PP it does not collapse easily for public transport so we have a Maclaren for holidays and traveling. Our iCandy is sturdy and has covered many miles off road. Only slight downside is the rat-a-tat-tat noise the hood makes going up and down!

99percentchocolate Wed 17-Aug-16 21:25:33

I love the icandy strawberry - best pushchair I've ever had. It could do with the collapsible carrycot function that the Cameleon has but apart from tat is change nothing.
The Cam brake annoyed me a bit when I was testing. It snaps back so hard that after a few minutes of testing it was hurting my hand. I liked the wheels and the ability to reverse but when the carry cot is on you can't use the basket. I definitely prefer that on the icandy.

99percentchocolate Wed 17-Aug-16 21:26:09

And yy to the noisy hood on the icandy! Literally the only thing I don't like about it.

ClockMakerSue Wed 17-Aug-16 21:31:12

I also have the Bugaboo.
Positives-the handling is incredible
-I can put it up and down in about
5 seconds and have done so
whilst holding my little one
(although slower!)
-good suspension
-solid and looks nice
-the pushchair has different angles
it can be set at and can be parent
and forward facing (easy to do)

Negative-the wheel base was too wide for
our hatchback so we would have
to take one wheel off each time.
But it is a one button release so
not a big issue.

jellycat1 Wed 17-Aug-16 21:38:27

I have an icandy strawberry and an icandy peach twin. Stupidly bad planning! The noisy hood is the twattiest thing about the strawberry. The peach doesn't have that problem. I love them both. Lovely to push and use. Great storage pocket on the strawberry.

LurkingQuietly Wed 17-Aug-16 21:47:20

I have too much love for my icandy peach 2. I have a small ish age gap so it was made into a double for a few months, and is back to a single now. It has therefore been used every single day for 2 yrs 7 months and it's still absolutely perfect. I am the only one out of all my friends who hasn't bought a second pushchair or a mclaren.

switswoo81 Wed 17-Aug-16 22:31:54

I love my cameleon. now the weather is nice the extendable hood is invaluable, the carrycot lasted till 6 months, it's a dream to steer around shops and don't plan on switching to a stroller even 19 months in.
I do love the look of the icandy strawberry though, when I was buying there were no store models to see.

milkmet Wed 17-Aug-16 23:01:40

I have the bugaboo bee plus and the cameleon and I can't recommend them highly enough, sturdy practical and some resale value too

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