EXCLUSIVE! Peach vs Pear: iCandy reveals the pros and cons

We spoke to iCandy, to see what the story is behind the battle of the Peach and the Pear pushchairs.

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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. 

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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.

How the Peach stacks up against the Pear

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.

Need-to-know buggy features

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…

Peach Stroller

Suitable for single child, newborn to toddler. Purchased as chassis and seat unit (optional carrycot available separately).

PROS

  • Unique one hand fold mechanism
  • Lightweight, corrosion-resistant aluminium chassis weighing only 8.9kgs (including wheels & shopping basket)
  • Swivelling or fixed front lockable wheels
  • Seat unit suitable from 6 months
  • Large, low profile, durable, no puncture cushioned rear tyres
  • Unique (pop up) one hand seat removal
  • Adjustable soft touch comfy grip handle
  • Reclinable, 3 position forward facing or rearward facing seat modes
  • Adjustable leg rest
  • Extra large shopping basket
  • Adjustable hood with side viewing panels
  • All-over raincover included
  • Freestanding chassis when folded
  • Large durable chassis carrying handle
  • Sandal friendly brake
  • All fabrics are washable with a 6 month guarantee
  • 2 year manufacturer warranty/6 months for carrycots
  • Upgrade kit available to convert to Peach Blossom for the expanding family

We’ve put the iCandy Peach Stroller through its paces – see how it scored.

Peach Blossom

Suitable for newborn/toddler. Purchased as chassis and 2 seat units (optional carrycot available separately).

PROS

  • Unique one hand fold mechanism, compact folded size similar to the single stroller
  • Suitable from birth, with optional compact carrycots/infant carrier car seats
  • Additional carrycots suitable for overnight sleeping
  • Accommodates a rearward facing infant carrier car seat whilst toddler in upper seat forward faces
  • Multiple interchangeable combinations to suit all ages of children (up to 3years)
  • Lightweight, corrosion-resistant aluminium chassis weighing only 8.9kgs (with wheels 7 shopping basket)
  • Swivelling of fixed front lockable wheels
  • Seat units suitable from 6 months
  • Carrycot suitable from birth until the child is able to sit unaided
  • Large, low profile, durable, no puncture cushioned rear tyres
  • All round suspension
  • Unique (pop up) one hand seat/carrycot removal
  • Can be used as a single pushchair at anytime – Main seat unit fits directly to chassis
  • Extra large shopping basket
  • Both seats have adjustable hoods with viewing panels
  • Independent all-over Raincovers
  • Freestanding chassis when folded
  • Adjustable soft touch comfy grip handle
  • Fully independently reclining seats in forward facing mode
  • Large durable chassis carrying handle
  • Sandal friendly brake
  • All fabrics are washable with a 6 month guarantee
  • 2 year manufacturer warranty/6 months for carrycots

CONS

  • When using two seat units they are only forward facing
  • Adjustable leg rest on upper seat unit only
  • Two recline positions only when using two seat units

See how well the iCandy Peach Blossom and the iCandy Peach Blossom tandem travel system scored in our reviews.

Peach Blossom Twin

Suitable for newborn twins. Purchased as chassis, 2 seat units, 2 carrycots.

PROS

  • Unique one hand fold mechanism, compact folded size similar to the single stroller
  • Suitable from birth, with compact carrycots (included)/infant carrier car seats (sold separately)
  • When using infant carriers, both are rear facing
  • Carrycots suitable for overnight sleeping
  • Accommodates two rearward facing infant carrier car seats for optimum parent child interaction
  • Multiple interchangeable combinations to suit all ages of children (up to 3years)
  • Lightweight corrosion-resistant aluminium chassis weighing only 8.9kgs (with wheels & shopping basket)
  • Swivelling or fixed front lockable wheels
  • Seat units suitable from 6 months
  • Carrycots suitable from birth until the child is able to sit unaided
  • Large, low profile, durable, no puncture cushioned rear tyres
  • All round suspension
  • Unique (pop up) one hand seat/carrycot removal
  • Can be used as a single pushchair at anytime
  • Adjustable soft touch comfy grip handle
  • Fully independently reclining seats in forward facing mode with 2 positions each
  • Extra large shopping basket
  • Both seats have adjustable hoods with side viewing panels
  • Independent all over Raincovers included
  • Freestanding when folded
  • Large durable chassis carrying handle
  • Sandal friendly brake
  • All fabric is washable with a 6 month guarantee
  • 2 year manufacturer warranty/6 months for carrycots

CONS

  • Adjustable leg rest on upper seat unit only
  • Adjustable leg rest on upper seat unit only
  • Two recline positions only when using two seat units
  • Carrycots do not both rearward face

See how well the iCandy Peach Blossom Twin and the iCandy Peach Blossom Twin travel system scored in our reviews.

Pear Tandem

Suitable for newborn/toddler – any combination. Purchased as chassis and 2 seat units (carrycot fabric optional extra).

PROS

  • Unique multi-mode tandem travel system with over twenty practical combinations
  • Multiple interchangeable combinations to suit all ages of children (up to 3years)
  • Suitable from birth, with optional compact carrycots/infant carrier car seats (sold separately)
  • Compact folded size – similar to single pushchair
  • Unique reward facing seat units available for both infants
  • Fully independently reclining seats in forward or rearward facing modes
  • Can be used as a single pushchair at anytime
  • Lightweight corrosion-resistant aluminium chassis weighing only 10.3kgs (including wheels & shopping basket)
  • Large rear wheels with air-filled tyres
  • All-round suspension
  • Adjustable soft touch comfy grip handle bar with 7 positions
  • Independent all-over raincovers

CONS

  • Carrycots not full depth
  • Carrycots only approved for occasional overnight sleeping
  • Seats/Carrycots/Infant carriers will only face the same way
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We’ve put the iCandy Pear tandem through its paces – see how it scored.

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