We spoke to iCandy, to see what the story is behind the battle of the Peach and the Pear pushchairs.
Whether you’re looking for a single buggy to later convert to a tandem, or need a twin travel system straight away, you’re no doubt well aware of iCandy’s Pear tandem. And, you’ll probably have heard the gossip surrounding iCandy yet-to-be-released Peach. We brought you the iCandy Peach sneak preview! last month, and then reported on the growing debate amongst mums and mums-to-be, iCandy Peach vs. iCandy Pear? We've now managed to speak direct to iCandy, to hear exactly what the pros and cons of each pushchair are.
As Paul from iCandy explains, the Peach and Pear pushchairs are designed to co-exist. There’s no ousting the Pear on the horizon!The Peach, in all three of its combos - Peach Stroller, Peach Blossom, Peach Blossom Twin – isn’t meant to replace the Pear. It’s a completely different product that’s meant to sit alongside the Pear, and give mums as much choice as possible when it comes to twin and tandem buggy options.
The Peach is meant to be a more lightweight option – its chassis is only 8.9kgs (with wheels and shopping basket) whereas the Pear’s is 10.3kgs (with wheels and shopping basket). It’s easier to fold, too – you can basically do it one handed. Oh, and when it’s folded, the chassis is just 30cm x 60cm x 70cm. While this is super space efficient, it has full separate carrycots, which does use a bit more storage space when they’re no longer in use. The Pear, however, converts the seat unit to carrycot using only fabric.The Peach’s carrycots are deeper than the Pear’s. They’re also approved for overnight sleeping, whereas the Pear carrycots are only approved for occasional overnight sleeping.While the Pear has at least 20 options, there are much fewer ways to have the Peach set up. But, it can still convert from one type of Peach to another, so it’s not exactly optionless!As mums have commented, the Peach seats face away from you, and you’re using it with the newborn twin carrycots, and these face in towards each other so only one baby is parent-facing at any one time. The Peach does allow an infant carrier car seat to rearward face whilst the toddler faces forward, but the Pear won’t do allow this combo.When it’s in toddler mode, the Peach Blossom Twin only has a leg rest for the upper seat, and two seat recline positions.
If you're having trouble deciding which iCandy pushchair is right for you, here are the specs of the Peach Stroller, Peach Blossom, Peach Blossom Twin, and the Pear Tandem, to help you decide...
Suitable for single child, newborn to toddler. Purchased as chassis and seat unit (optional carrycot available separately).
We've put the iCandy Peach Stroller through its paces - see how it scored.
Suitable for newborn/toddler. Purchased as chassis and 2 seat units (optional carrycot available separately).
See how well the iCandy Peach Blossom and the iCandy Peach Blossom tandem travel system scored in our reviews.
Suitable for newborn twins. Purchased as chassis, 2 seat units, 2 carrycots.
See how well the iCandy Peach Blossom Twin and the iCandy Peach Blossom Twin travel system scored in our reviews.
Suitable for newborn/toddler – any combination. Purchased as chassis and 2 seat units (carrycot fabric optional extra).
We've put the iCandy Pear tandem through its paces - see how it scored.
jack had such a strop leaving elc the other day hes smashed the mechanism that sits my front seat up. i candys sorting it but im really not happy!!
can the pear carrycot face the parent ? and if so which way does the upper seat face in this postion?
will the pear/apple flavours packs fit into the peach (except hood obviously) as I hate the peach colours!
I live on a big hill so and will have had my 3rd section so weight is important to me
grr it keeps eating my replys
can the pear carrycot face towards me and if so what position is the upper seat in ?
will the apple/pear flavours fit into the peach (except hood) as I live on a hill and will have had my 3rd section so weight is very very important to me
pear carrycot can face you but toddler will be in front facing you iyswim! i found it better having carrycot near me facing forwards and with hood pushed back a little i could see lola, she didnt need to see me as she slept the whole time in the buggy!
pear and peach arent interchangeable in any way theyre made to differently.
ive had to sections in the space of 16mnths and was fine with my pear, just avoid steps at all costs.
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