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Cannot decide between babystyle oyster or mamas and papas urbo please help

(6 Posts)
sally12 Thu 02-May-13 20:47:34

Im stuck between the two pushchairs !! If anyone has either please give me some feedback on them so i can finally decide , i like the style of both but just cant decide.

whitewineforme Thu 02-May-13 21:41:08

I'm sure someone more helpful will be along in a minute as I haven't had either of those! But I think the Urbo looks gorgeous, really stylish and the fold looks compact.

Theyoniwayisnorthwards Thu 02-May-13 21:50:37

I've got the babystyle oyster max and I love it. It folds up quickly and easily, it's a nice easy steer and it's comfortable for baby. I use it as both a single and a double. I had a Stokke xplory for two years before this and I much prefer the oyster as an urban pram/buggy.

Tiggywunkle Fri 03-May-13 01:19:38

Definitely not the Urbo!! The brakes are indecisive - my Urbo rolled off a pavement into the path of an oncoming car when I thought the brake was applied. There is no suspension. The back rest comes up when you pull the hood up. The basket isnt the best. It is bigger than you think when folded. It has got a neat footprint though. But the lack of suspension made my hands hurt after only about 30 mins.

The Oyster in comparison is much more comfortable to use. The fold is still chunky. The seat isnt the best because there is no fully upright, nor lie flat recline (The Oyster Max or Mutsy Evo both have similar seats which have these two positions). But its a much better all round pushchair than the Urbo.

simplynails Fri 03-May-13 08:06:37

Hey Sally12,
I have the babystyle oyster which I thought was the perfect pushchair. I did so much research while pregnant. I have been using it for 7 months now and I have to be honest, I hate it. This is just my opinion as I know lots of people love it, just not what I expected. The suspension is awful, it's hard to get up kerbs and my baby doesnt look comfortable at all in the seat unit. I'm actually going to be selling it in the next few weeks. It is however good for the shops and has good manoeuvrability.

cleverbit Fri 03-May-13 18:48:04

I have an urbo. the basket is quite shallow but can hold quite a large bag esp when in parent facing mode. I find it very comfortable to push (the furthest I've taken it walking is probably about 2 or 3 miles). My nearly 2 year old daughter has always looked comfortable in the seat and I like the large hood. For some reason the straps seem quite short and she was in danger of outgrowing them this winter but now that we've dropped some of the winter bulk they're fitting OK. Our recline did stop working but when I called mamas and papas they sent me a new seat unit for free with no hassel even though we are out of the warranty period.
We're currently getting ready to upgrade to a double but otherwise I would be happy to keep this one. It fits on busses and I can get it up the stairs to our first floor flat.
I've never tried the oyster though so can't provide much comparison. hope that helps!

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