Back in February I was invited to become a Britax Mumbassador and I certainly didn’t need asking twice. As always we are happy to try out new products. Pushchairs and car seats are no exception!
When I was given the opportunity to try out one of their pushchair/strollers it came at the right time for us needing an upgrade from our trusty ageing stroller. It had served its purpose but after four years use its easy handing and nifty steering wheels were not as they once were.
The key requirements we look for in a stroller are that they are easy to handle, compact and lightweight.
The one that fitted the bill to best suit our needs was the brand new B-MOTION 4. I mentioned that our previous stroller had been getting a little tired looking and certainly not maneouvering like it once did and I really wanted a stroller that enabled me to to push it one handed. I usually need a free arm for my four year old or a shopping basket/both and colliding with people and stands in shops is not helpful and often stressful.
Now firstly, if you want a ‘light’ stroller then this is more than likely not going to be what you are looking for. It weighs in at 10.5 kgs, so not too much but you can definitely feel the weight more than umbrella folding style strollers. This pushchair is ideal for use from birth as it fully reclines, so it takes away the need for the carry cot attachment – although this is still available to use with it (purchased separately). It all very much depends on your needs but I found that with my first travel system, I barely used the carry cot as my son disliked lying down completely flat it in.
The colours available are called Neon Black or Chili Pepper (red). More colours would be nice in the future and I am sure they will be in the pipeline at some point. We opted for black as you can see from the pictures below.
The design enables you to release the stroller using one hand, using a quick release lever. It took me a little while to master opening it when it first arrived as once you have released the lever you need to pull a handle situated where the stroller folds in two on the top. It can certainly be opened using one hand but it does take a fair amount of force to encourage it to open fully. Once it does it clicks into place with its automatic chassis lock and you’re ready to go.