Best Overall Lightweight Buggy 2019
Cosatto Woosh review
If you're looking for a buggy that is lightweight, collapses easily and looks great, then the Cosatto Woosh may well be the one for you. Compact, colourful, and easy to use, the Woosh is a great all-rounder. We think it offers the most value for families and that's why we've awarded it Best Buggy 2019.
Verdict in 10 seconds
- Affordable, lightweight and easy to fold
- Suitable from birth and offers good longevity to parents
- Great for the school run with a generous amount of storage
- Can sometimes struggle on bumpy ground, i.e. long grass
Watch the Cosatto Woosh in action
- No assembly required
- Lightweight and ultra compact
- One-handed collapse – great for when your hands are full
- Large sunshade – ideal for summer
- Available in a choice of eight striking designs
- Can be used from birth
- Four year guarantee
- Handles are foam and not extendable
- Occasionally struggles on bumpier ground
- No belly bar
What are the key features of the Cosatto Woosh?
- Weighs 6kg
- Lockable swivel front wheels
- Full suspension
- Handles most terrains
- One-hand compact fold with one-hand auto lock
- Quick-release five-point safety harness
- UPF 100+ extendable hood
- Adjustable calf support
- Large basket
- Luxury high-tech all-weather fabrics
- Compact coordinating rain cover that comes with under-seat storage
- Roomy seat
- Easy-clean quick-release wheels
- Innovative details and extras such as three small pockets at the back of the hood, a rain cover storage pocket underneath the seat and wheel caps
What’s in the box?
The Cosatto Woosh buggy that needs no assembly, and a large extendable hood, rain cover and shopping basket.
What are the specs?
- Suitable from: Birth – 25kg (approximately four to five years old)
- Weight: 6kg
- Folded dimensions: 33×48×56cm
- RRP: £199.95 at time of review
- Estimated resale value: £80+ at time of review
How does the Cosatto Woosh handle?
The Woosh is one of the smoothest operators in the lightweight buggy category. Its lightweight chassis and full suspension mean that it tackles different terrains fairly well and that it's easy to manoeuvre and steer.
Our tester and family found that it occasionally struggled on uneven ground (a common issue for many strollers), but found it particularly struggled on long grass so it's probably best to avoid this type of ground and not go off-roading. In general, however, she loved how smooth and effortless it was to push.
There are multiple recline options on the Cosatto Woosh, including a newborn recline. To recline the seat you simply pull the toggle on the back to lower it to your preferred recline angle. It’s relatively easy to use and can be done one-handed, but you do need two hands to adjust the toggle in order to raise the seat higher. The harness is a secure, quick release five-pointer.
The brake is situated in the middle, is a good size and and is very easy to put on and take off – so easy, in fact, that the tester’s five-year-old daughter could do it! It won’t scuff your shoes and our tester could use it with sandals too.
What's the weight limit on the Cosatto Woosh?
The Cosatto Woosh is suitable from birth (thanks to the newborn recline) to 25kg (approximately five years of age, although your little one may have outgrown the seat by then), which means it’s a good investment as it will grow with your child. As buggies are such a necessary purchase for parents, the last thing you want is for your child to grow out of it quickly, particularly if you decide to spend a little more on a lightweight one.
Our tester used this buggy with her one-year-old toddler and even on a very rare occasion with her five-year-old daughter (who sometimes liked to sit and ride in it for a short while on family days out to give her legs a rest), which just goes to show that this is a buggy that has serious longevity.
A dream for the school run.
Are any there any extra features?
The Cosatto Woosh boasts a number of extra features, which is one of the reasons why it was marked so highly. Besides the essentials, there’s a superb (and, in our view, unmatched) UPF 100+ extendable hood, a large shopping basket, coordinating rain cover which comes with its own under-the-seat pocket, three pockets on the back of the canopy (one of which includes a keychain) and even a magic bell.
Our tester loved the under-the-seat pocket as it meant that the storage space in the basket wasn’t taken up by the rain cover, which is often the case when it comes to buggies and rain cover storage.
The magic bell can be viewed as either a fun little extra or a useful one – it can also easily be removed if it becomes an annoyance.
Are there any extras (to buy)?
There is the option to purchase a coordinating footmuff.
Is there much storage?
The storage on the Cosatto Woosh is excellent, particularly considering how lightweight and compact it is. The basket is more than big enough for everyday essentials and the four additional pockets (one of which has been specially designed to carry the rain cover) are incredibly handy.
Our tester found that she could fit plenty in the basket and that it was very useful for small shopping trips and, in particular, the school run as it could transport her older child’s various school bags as well as day-to-day toddler essentials. The basket can easily hold a standard changing bag, however our tester also found that she could easily hang a changing bag off the handles without the buggy tipping over, both when her child was in and out of the buggy – a basic requirement for any parent.
How easy is the fold?
The Cosatto Woosh prides itself on its simple one-handed fold that auto locks into place and our tester couldn’t fault it. Convenient, effortless and quick, the Woosh folds downwards like a ‘concertina’, collapsing into itself in sections which means that it’s compact, easy to carry and easy to store.
Our tester loved how quick and easy it was to fold and described it as a “dream for the school run”.
How much space does it take up?
When collapsed, the Cosatto Woosh takes up very little space. While you might not be able to carry it on a flight as hand luggage, it won't fill your entire hallway either.
Our tester loved the fact that it took up hardly any room in her car. The concertina fold should also appeal to you if you struggle or would struggle to fit an umbrella fold buggy into your boot.
How does it look?
The Cosatto Woosh is a bright and colourful buggy, making it a definite head-turner. Cosatto are renowned for their fun and quirky designs and the Woosh is no exception. This may not suit you if you’re looking for something more understated or neutral, but if you want a buggy that is packed with design features and will stand out from the crowd then this is definitely for you.
All of the Woosh’s stylish designs and patterns child-friendly, and the state of the art materials that are used feel and look fantastic too. Cosatto claim that the Woosh features high-tech fabrics that are designed to tackle challenging weather elements, such as high temperatures (with its UPF 100+ double hood) and torrential rain (with its original rain cover).
What colours does the Cosatto Woosh come in?
The Woosh comes in eight bold patterns. From dragons and fairy clouds, to the slightly more muted Fjord pattern, Cosatto pushchairs are unashamedly designed for children.
How easy was it to clean?
The Cosatto Woosh was super easy to clean and our tester found it to be one of the easiest among the buggies she tested.
Is it good value for money?
At £170, the Cosatto Woosh sits in the mid-range price bracket for a buggy. It's a brilliant all-rounder that looks great, is packed with extra features and has real longevity. It performs almost as well as some of the luxury buggies which can easily cost you more than double what you'd pay for the Woosh, which is why we think it's a great value purchase.
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