10 of the best buggies for 2012

Surf, Mylo, Urbanite, Nipper, Fastfold, Sola, Bee - which buggies are the pick of the crop for this year?

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  • Our favourite buggies out there, right now

    There are so many buggies on the market right now that it's hard to sort the good ones from the great ones. Here at MFM our reviewers are experts in spotting what makes a buggy hot, or not.

    Our testers and their young helpers are pros at putting buggies under through their paces. We've looked at budget ones, lightweight ones, 3-wheelers, lie-flats and luxury, celebrity-endorsed top-of-the-range models and picked out our favourites. If you're still undecided which type of buggy is best for you, get started by reading our buyer's guide to pushchairs.

  • Mamas & Papas Sola, £275

    This good value buggy impressed us in an instant, scoring full marks in our Mamas and Papas Sola buggy review.  Our expert tester said, "this is one very thoughtfully designed buggy". It's a stylish, versatile system that can lie-flat and be used from birth, without the need for an additional carrycot. The chic design is what you'd expect from parents' favourite, Mamas and Papas, and it certainly turned some heads on the high-street. The Sola can also be used as a travel system.

  • Out 'n' About Nipper 360 v2, from around £219

    The updated Out 'n' About Nipper 360 V2 is robust, lightweight 3-wheeler that's easy to push, even one-handed. This buggy will take anything that's thrown at it, from urban pavements to rugged off-road trails. It also featured in our 10 of the best 3-wheeler buggies.

    In Out 'n' About Nipper 360 v2 buggy review  our reviewer loved the the new version of this popular ATP pushchair, which had has had an jaw-dropping 30 updates, including a removable bumper bar, one-handed multi-position seat recline and spring-loaded brakes.

  • Maclaren Quest Sport, around £120

    It's light, it's nippy, it's great value and it's good quality, what's not to love about the Maclaren Quest Sport?

    In our Maclaren Quest Sport buggy review MFM's expert reviewer gave this everyday buggy a big thumbs up - she loved Maclaren's signature 5-second fold, its compact chassis and its no-nonsense harness. Read our buyer's guide for more info' on lightweight buggies.

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  • Bugaboo Bee, from £439

    The freshly tweaked Bugaboo Bee is hugely popular and is still hot property about town five years after its orginal launch.  Our reviewer loved the way that the Bee grows with your child - the sun canopy and seat both extend - and the described this buggy as a "hard not to love".

    The Bee also made our 10 of the best forward and rear facing buggies and has a celebrity fans.

  • iCandy Peach Blossom tandem, £659.99

    ICandy's fruity buggies have become objects of desire for modern mums and dads. The British buggy maker behind the Apple, Pear, Cherry and Peach creates innovative, problem-solving buggies, although they're not cheap.

    In our iCandy Peach Blossom tandem review our MFM expert loved the slimline chassis saying, "the Peach Blossom tandem is a double buggy for your baby and toddler, with the footprint of a single buggy".

    The Peach sits alongside iCandy's alternative tandem, the Pear. The Peach Blossom Twin (the tandem's sister) made our round up of the 10 best double buggies.

  • Silver Cross Surf, £500

    We were super excited about the Silver Cross Surf and MFM was lucky enough to have an exclusive sneak preview of this statement buggy before it hit the shops. Our reviews of the Silver Cross Surf buggy and Silver Cross Surf travel system gave the striking, modern buggy top marks for its smooth ride, great lightweight, chassis and compact fold.

    The Surf made also our 10 of the most popular buggies and travel systems and our 10 of the best forward and rear facing buggies.

  • Mountain Buggy Terrain, around £499

    This robust All Terrain Pushchair was an instant hit with our seasoned reviewer. The Terrain is one of the very few genuine jogger buggies on the market that can also perform as an about-town buggy.

    Whether you're heading off road, or you're in the urban jungle this, "crossover buggy" performs like a dream - read more in our Mountain Buggy Terrain buggy review. The Terrain also features in our 10 of the best 3-wheeler buggies.

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  • Mothercare Urbanite, £150

    If you’re looking for a robust lightweight, from birth, buggy with a touch of added style, then the Mothercare Urbanite is a top choice (check out our buyer's guide to lightweight buggies too).

    Our reviewer says the Urbanite is a breeze to push, the umbrella fold works well and the padded seat is pretty comfy. In fact, when compared to other buggies in its class the Urbanite is head and shoulders above the average lightweight ride. Read more in our Mothercare Urbanite buggy review.

  • Micralite Fastfold Super-lite, around £150

    Sleek, fast and easy to handle, the Micralite Fastfold lives up to its name - its fast to fold and super light, two sanity-saving features for parents on the go and holidaymakers.

    Our reviewer couldn't find fault with this buggy giving it five out of five in our Micralite Fastfold Super-lite review. In fact, our tester was so impressed that she called it, "the Formula One of lightweight buggies". The Micralite Fastfold Super-lite also made our 10 of the most popular buggies and travel systems.

  • Mamas & Papas Mylo, £529

    Love it or hate it, the Mamas and Papas Mylo is one buggy that certainly divides opinion. MFM had a sneak preview of this hot new buggy before it hit the streets and personally, we loved  its innovative look and top performance in town. Urban, chic and stylish, it already has a celeb following and certainly makes a style statement, although it’s definitely not for all budgets. Read all about the Mylo in our Mamas and Papas Mylo buggy review and our Mamas and Papas Mylo travel system review.

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