Practical Parenting & Pregnancy magazine Awards 2011/2012 Best travel system under £500

If you're looking for the best budget travel system money can buy, check out these favourites, all competing for the coveted Practical Parenting Award for best travel system under £500

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  • A travel system is the multi-tasking product of the pushchair world - allowing you to take your baby right from birth in a carrycot, to in and out of the car in a car seat and into puschair mode for older children. No wonder travel systems can be pricey. But if you're looking for a travel system with all the features that won't break the bank, look no further than these contenders for the Practical Parenting Award for best travel system under £500.

  • Maclaren Techno XLR

    Combines buggy, car seat and soft cot, all of which attach together simply - so there's no waking your baby when moving around. Lightweight and with the Maclaren one hand, five second fold. £465. Find out what mums love about the Maclaren Techno XLR travel system.

  • Petite Star Kurvi Abstract

    Pram folds effortlessly into a rear or forward-facing stroller as your baby grows. Come with a car seat that simply locks onto the frame. £419.99. Find out why our testers give the Petite Star Kurvi Abstract 5 stars

  • Britax B-SMART with BABY-SAFE plus SHR II

    The Britax B-SMART with BABY-SAFE plus SHR II is suitable from birth with a full layflat option. Uses a single-handed release system to allow you to get your baby on and off easily. £459.98

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  • Quinny Zapp Xtra and Maxi-Cosi Pebble

    The Zapp Xtra has a simple fold and a lightweight frame making it perfect for travelling. And the Maxi-Cosi Pebble car seat clips straight on and off in no time, using the adaptors included. Quinny Zapp Xtra £230. Maxi-Cosi Pebble £150. Read the review of the Quinny Zapp Extra.

  • Graco Fusio

    An all-in-one pushchair solution. Suitable from birth to three years. To use it as a travel system simply add the separate Logico S Deluxe car seat in one click. £399.98. Find out how much other mums rate the Graco Fusio Travel System.

  • Graco Quattro Tour Deluxe Travel System

    Exclusive to Babies R Us and a bargain. Get the pushchair with footmuff, raincover, soft carrycot, Junior baby car seat with apron all for £279.99. Find out why mums rate this Graco Quattro Tour Deluxe Travel System

  • Phil & Teds Smart plus Peanut and adaptors

    A really lightweight travel system designed around the same technology as running shoes. £279.95 plus £49.94 for adaptors.

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  • Babystyle Oyster

    Loved for its high-tech looks, narrow, easy to manouevre chassis and light weight, find out why mums adore the Babystyle Oyster. £406.50

  • Kiddicare Baby Weavers Travel System

    A compact, value-for-money travel system that comes with a group 0 car seat. Lasts from birth to four years. £249.99

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  • I'Coo Primo Travel System from Hauck

    The I'Coo Primo Travel System from Hauck is totally space age as it includes an MP3 sound system. £399.99. Now check out 10 more of the best travel systems under £400.

  • Mothercare Xcursion Travel System

    A versatile travel system that includes pushchair, infant car seat, cosytoe, padded chest pads and a Mothercare weathershield. Suitable from birth. £350. Read the Mothercare Xcursion review