New iCandy Orange pushchair – exclusive preview

Sneak a peek at what may be the most versatile iCandy buggy yet

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We’ve got OITNB fever. No, we’re not talking about a hit US TV show; we’re talking about the fruity new iCandy buggy – the Orange.

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The British brand has revealed its latest pushchair and this fresh buggy may be iCandy’s most versatile yet – for just over £800.

Launched last year at the Kind & Jugend (K&J) trade fair in Cologne, Germany, the Orange is now available in the shops.

Similar to the iCandy Apple 2 Pear pushchair, we predict the Orange could become as popular as the Peach.

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The Orange technical stuff

A single-to-double buggy, the Orange has a massive 30 seating options that can be used with one child, twins or two children of different ages. It’s also travel system compatible with the Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus, Cybex Aton Q, Kiddy Evo Lunafix and Joie Gemm car seats to name a few.

Like other iCandy buggies, the Orange carrycot comes with elevators, to give you extra height and space. The carrycot is also suitable for overnight sleeping.

Convertible tandems are quickly becoming the go-to pushchair for parents with two children, twins or money-savvy mums and dads hoping to expand their family, as they work as a single buggy and then convert into a double when needed.

What’s the difference between the new Orange and the Apple2Pear?

This new iCandy buggy has an integrated ride-on board added to the pushchair’s frame, the only one of its type in the collection.

The ride-on board can hold up to 20kg in weight, while the seat unit is safety tested to hold a child up to 25kg.

Orange also has a big 64-litre shopping basket. What’s really neat is that iCandy has listened to previous criticism that the basket on the Apple2Pear was severely diminished when the pushchair was used in double mode (pictured below). The new Orange has an easily accessible basket even with two carrycots on the frame.

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Another addition to the new Orange is the luxury leatherette bumper bars; a great added extra considering the Apple 2 Pear didn’t have bumper bars at all.

The Orange also has a brand new canopy with four modes; extended, visor, sleep mode and an all-new ventilation window with the use of contrasting black mesh.

So what do you get for the £830 price tag?  A frame, carrycot, seat unit, 2 canopies, elevators, a seat liner, carrycot apron and two rain covers, so you can use it as double with a baby and toddler straight away. However, you will need to buy a second seat, once your baby has outgrown the carrycot.

To get the same double pushchair set up with other iCandy models, it would cost you around £1300 for a Peach Blossom twin pushchair and around £700 for the Apple2Pear.

We think it’s going to become an instant hit, much like its predecessor.  But what do you think?  Will it be your next pushchair?

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