The best all terrain and 3-wheeler buggies

From robust all-terrain pushchairs (ATPs) to nippy urban buggies, there's currently so much choice when it comes to 3-wheelers. Here's our pick of the 10 best all-terrain strollers and 3-wheelers, for heading outdoors or hitting the shops...

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Is there a 3-wheeler or all-terrain buggy for you?

Yes, there is! Once upon a time, 3-wheelers were seen solely as off-road buggies. Now, 3-wheeler pushchairs are more diverse. You still have those designed for tackling tricky terrain, but there are buggies just tapping into the stylish, futuristic 3-wheeler look. And then there are those built solely with urban streets in mind.

Want something that can tackle the rugged outdoors (an ATP), or just dream of a city-friendly 3-wheel option? Click through to see our pick of top all terrain and 3-wheeler buggies…

And finally, don’t spend a thing until you read our step-by-step buyer’s guide to 3-wheeler buggies!

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1. Thule Urban Glide 2, £600

Age suitable for: 6 months (from birth with addition of extra bassinet) to 15kg

If you’re a fan of Scandi design, then you’ll love the 3-wheel Thule Urban Glide for it’s sleek, minimalist look and all-terrain capability.

It’s not quite as light as some options, like the the Out ‘N’ About Nipper, but at 11.4kg, it still feels easy on hills when you have the added weight of a little one.

The tyres are inflatable – so do need pumping every now and again, and the stroller has built-in suspension, making it a gentle ride.

The fold isn’t the smallest, but the wheels can be removed making it a bit easier to transport. The buggy’s handle has five adjustable settings, making it a comfortable push whatever your height. A one-hand fold, reclining seat, nifty parking brake and a huge storage basket with zip cover, all add to the benefits.

Our reviewer says: “Stylish and functional in equal measure, the Thule Urban Glide 2 is a great option for active parents keen for off-road expeditions over rough terrain. The all-weather covers and ample storage allow you to be well prepared for any situation. It’s easy to push and steer – even with one hand, and the relatively lightweight frame and adjustable handlebar contribute to the comfortable experience.”

The buggy is also available as a double, then making it a solid rival to the Mountain Buggy Duet.

Read our full MFM review of the Thule Urban Glide 2

Available from: Amazon, Just Kids Things and Uber Kids

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2. Out ‘n’ About Nipper Single, £339.95

Age suitable for: From birth in lie-flat mode (or with addition of extra carrycot) to 20kg

Rating highly among parents for its smooth push over different terrain, the Out ‘n’ About Nipper Single is a sporty looking stroller with a super-light feel, weighing in at only 9.8kg.

There’s no mistaking that this pushchair is for heavy duty walks with its hardwearing pneumatic tyres, lockable 360° swivel front wheel and rear suspension that gives a really smooth ride over bumpy ground.

Like the similarly priced Phil & Teds Sport, it’s a bonus that the Nipper can be used from birth thanks to its lie-flat seat, although you might want to add on the additional newborn support cushion to make a small baby feel more snug. A separate carrycot is also available to buy.

The stroller is suitable for weights up to 20kg, giving it a longer lifespan than the high-end Stokke Trailz and Venicci Carbo – with the focus here being on practicality rather than luxury.

There are roomy storage pockets on the hood and a drawstring mesh pouch behind the seat to hold your things – a bigger basket can be bought if needed. The choice of eye-popping fabric colours will certainly brighten up rainy days and muddy treks and a quality raincover comes with the stroller too.

Testing the double version of the Nipper, MadeForMums Consumer & Reviews Editor and mum of 2 Christy says: “Of all the pushchairs I’ve tried, this is the easiest buggy to push, on both pavements and bumpy ground. Easy to fold and in lovely bright colours, it’s a real winner for me. The only snag is the occasional flat tyre so we carry a pump.”

Read our full MFM review of Out ‘n’ About Nipper Single

Available from: Out ‘N’ About, Amazon and Kiddies Kingdom

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3. Bugaboo Donkey 2 Mono, from £1039

Age suitable for: Birth to 17kg

The Bugaboo Donkey 2 is an ultra classy single-to-double pushchair. Pricewise, it sits at the top-end of our list so you can expect a quality stroller that makes light work of gnarly surfaces and glides along urban paths.

Similar to when the Mountain Buggy Duet is used in single mode, the mono Donkey features a seat with side-shopping basket. This is handy for holding your things (and toys), without you having to bend down to access the under-seat storage. To convert the pushchair into a double, the side basket comes off, the frame widens, and you pop on another seat or carrycot.

Although it’s not super-light on the scales, the pushchair still performs very well over mixed terrain with big foam-filled tyres that can be put into two-wheel position for ease over snow and sand. However, for regular use over challenging surfaces, you’re probably more likely to opt for the Donkey’s superior all-terrain sibling – the Bugaboo Fox.

On the Donkey 2 you can switch the seat position between world and parent facing, so interacting with your child is possible when you’re out and about. The fold is not quite as smooth as the fold on the iCandy Peach, but it collapses into a compact size that’s easy to transport and store.

As with other Bugaboo strollers, the fabric options and accessories are premium, resulting in a stylish pushchair for pounding the pavements.

Our reviewer says: “The Donkey handles really well and despite being 13kg as a single, it’s really light to push and it glides effortlessly along the pavement. The handle has 11 different heights, which makes it easy to find your perfect set-up.”

Read our full MFM review of the Bugaboo Donkey

Available from: Bugaboo, Amazon and Simply Baby

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4. iCandy Peach All-Terrain double, £1,245

Age suitable for: Birth to 15kg in each seat (to 25kg if using as a single)

There’s no escaping its eyewatering price tag, but by splashing out on the iCandy Peach All-Terrain double, you do get a powerhouse of a pushchair that navigates all types of surfaces with style.

You can also be sure of standout functionality and a host of parent-friendly features from this iconic brand such as car seat compatibility, dual core tyres, a 10kg storage basket, and comfy padded seats. By choosing the double mode, the chassis comes with two seat units and one carrycot fabric (with the option of buying another carrycot fabric if you have twins) – and you can use it with two children, or convert it back to a single if needed.

With the Peach in single mode you’re able to switch between using three and four wheels, but it’s worth mentioning that when using it as double, you’ll need to stick with four wheels to ensure even weight distribution. This is unlike the much cheaper Phil & Teds Sport in double mode, so parents who specifically want a 3-wheeler might prefer that.

Testing an earlier version of the iCandy Peach, our reviewer says: “This is the Land Rover of the buggy world – the iCandy Peach is about as sturdy as they come. The chunky chassis would be virtually impossible to damage, while the fabric on the hood and seats is incredibly durable.”

Available from: iCandy, Baby Planet and Little Angels

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5. Mountain Buggy Duet, £599 (£479 as a single)

Age suitable for: From birth in lie-flat mode (or with addition of extra bassinet) to 18kg in each seat (approx 4 years)

Mountain Buggy was conjured up two decades ago by a New Zealand dad who wanted to enjoy mountain trails with his children. The brand is now a go-to for trusted all-terrain pushchairs.

This double buggy makes for effortless romping over rough terrain, thanks to 10” air-filled tyres and clever engineering that allows it to pop up and down kerbs and glide over uneven ground.

Compared to the iCandy Peach – another popular double pushchair – the Duet is a side-by-side buggy with the benefit being that both children get the same view and can see each other.

And a huge plus is that at only 65cm width, it’s still as slim as a single pushchair, making light work of narrow lanes and corners. A hand-operated brake also gives a little more control going downhill or over uneven ground.

Our reviewer says: “It’s perfect for city slickers and country bumpkins due to the combination of compact design and robust wheels. It’s well built and looks great too!”

Read our full MFM review of the Mountain Buggy Duet

Available from: Mountain Buggy, Mothercare and John Lewis

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6. Bugaboo Fox, from £979

Age suitable for: Birth to 17kg

Awards: MadeForMums Awards 2019, All-terrain Pushchair – Gold

Here’s a pushchair that boasts superb all-terrain capability with its big tyres, super-suspension and a one-hand steer – the Bugaboo Fox tackles most surfaces, from the beach to cobblestone streets, with complete ease.

It’s a top-end spend, but unlike the Stokke Trailz or the Jané Trider, you don’t need to buy an additional carrycot to use before six months. There’s a sleep-suitable carrycot that switches to a seat once your baby reaches 9kg and will last until your little one is 17kg, with the possibility of adding a buggy board too. The Fox is also travel system compatible and has some great customisable options to justify its bigger price tag.

MFM judge Sheryl says: “It’s ideal for up and down pavements, cobbles, mud, sand – any terrain this pushchair simply takes it in its stride. It’s a delight to push and feels luxurious for my little girl who always has a smooth ride in it. The pram feels solid and fantastic quality, plus the shopping basket is spacious and very easy to get items in and out of.”

Read our full MFM review

Available from: Bugaboo, John Lewis, Baby Nest

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7. Micralite Fastfold, £375

Age suitable for: 6 months to 22kg

Awards: MadeForMums Awards 2019, All-terrain Pushchair – Silver

Engineered by two dads, the Micralite fastfold is a great option pushchair for both everyday jaunts around town or adventurous rambles. It’s the cheapest pushchair on the list but boasts one-handed steering and off-road wheels that could rival the popular Phil & Teds sport.

The pushchair’s unique hammock seat offers a floating feel for a little passenger and front suspension makes for a smooth ride over bumps, kerbs and country terrain.

High performance fabrics add to the outdoorsy functionality ­– you’ll find a weatherproof UPF 50 hood and there’s a storm cover in the box too for really bad weather. The patented fold mechanism makes it a doddle to get up and down and it freestands when folded. At 7.5kg, it’s even lighter than the Out ‘n’ About Nipper.

MFM judge Eve says: “This pushchair is well designed on every level, from the super easy fast fold to the super comfy ‘hammock’ seat. I loved the fact that it’s so light and yet so robust – it can handle country tracks as well as city pavements. It steers like a dream and is easy to push one-handed.”

Read our full MFM review of the Micralite Fastfold

Available from: Micralite, Natural Baby Shower and Uber Kids

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8. Phil & Teds Sport, £399

Age suitable for: From birth in lie-flat mode (or with addition of extra carrycot) to 5 years

For effortless off-road adventures, the Phil & Teds Sport is a popular choice with a sturdy frame, three air-filled tyres, all-round suspension and a super-slim footprint.

The stroller’s fabric sling seat lies flat for newborns but you can also buy a snug cocoon to provide more security for little babies. A five-point harness keeps your tot secure and on the height adjustable, foam-padded handle there’s a unique auto brake for extra reassurance.

The Sport can be used until your child weighs 20kg, so it has a slightly longer lifespan than the Britax Bob Revolution pro. You can also add a second seat, a carrycot, or turn it into a travel system, which makes it a great option for a growing family. A front swivel wheel, easy-to-access storage basket and a choice of eight colours, adds to the Sport’s appeal.

Our reviewer says: “For parents who want to take their little on one woodland walks, or go for a run with an older baby without splashing out on a separate running buggy, the Sport’s fixable front wheel and auto-brake make it a real winner. It’s a pleasure to push, super-easy to fold and store, and I really like the easy access to the shopping basket.”

Read our full MFM review of Phil & Teds Sport

Available from: Phil & Teds, Precious Little One and Kiddies Kingdom

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9. Britax Bob Revolution pro, £555

Age suitable for: 6 months (from birth with addition of extra carrycot) to 17kg (approx 3 years)

Claiming to turn the world into a playground, the Britax Bob Revolution Pro is a lightweight stroller designed to tackle any terrain – you can even run or skate with it. It’s priced the same as the Jané Trider but offers a lighter feel and a sportier profile.

You’ll find large, high-impact wheels and superior suspension that handles well on everything from wet slippery pavements to knobbly tree roots. The front wheel can be fixed or swivel for either a more stable ride or enhanced manoeuvrability.  A handbrake as well as the foot brake gives downhill control and a wrist strap offers even more peace of mind.

To protect against the elements, you’ll find a large hood with UPF 50+ and reflective strips for after dark walks. It’s also peppered with plenty of integrated pockets to stash your stuff when out and about.

Our reviewer says: “This buggy means business! It’s amazing for walking/jogging/hiking on all terrain, and the swivel front wheel means it’s easy to manoeuvre both in the great outdoors and around town. If you’re an outdoorsy type who wants to take baby along for the ride, I’d highly recommend the BOB Revolution Pro.”

Read our full MFM review

Available from: Britax Romer, Mothercare and Amazon

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10. Venicci Carbo, £669

Age suitable for: Birth to 15kg

For parents looking for a stylish pushchair that can handle both city streets and rural paths, the Venicci Carbo delivers.

With an aluminum frame, quilted fabrics and leatherette accents, it’s a luxurious looking stroller that can be used from birth. The 2 in 1 model comes with a reclining carrycot and separate toddler seat. Choose the 3 in 1 Carbo and you get a car seat too.

Huge wheels, bouncy tyres and outstanding suspension means the Carbo glides over kerbs, rocky ground and grass all while providing a comfy ride for a baby or toddler.

Our reviewer says: “This is the buggy equivalent of a 4×4. When mounting kerbs or going up between two heights, the springs above each of the rear wheels really help things along. It has all sorts of clever mechanisms like when the buggy tilts upwards, the front wheels are stopped from spinning so you can keep on going in the same direction again with ease.”

The seat needs to be removed to fold and even with the wheels off you have a fairly bulky shape – unlike the more compact folding Jané Trider, or the quick-to-collapse Micralite Fastfold. This makes it best suited for families not short on storage space.

Read our full MFM review of the Venicci Carbo

Available from: Venicci, Trendy Baby and Hello Baby Direct

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11. Stokke Trailz, £964

Age suitable for: 6 months to 15kg (from birth with the addition of extra carry cot)

The Stokke Trailz is at the luxurious end of the all-terrain market – in the same price bracket as the Bugaboo Fox, and it’s got the smart features to match.

Its large air-filled tyres with advanced suspension, the option to use the buggy in parent or world-facing mode, and a super comfy seat (or carrycot) that has the signature Stokke high frame position has impressed parents and made it a top pushchair choice for both urban and country living.

Our reviewer says: “If you are someone that doesn’t drive, lives in the countryside or spends a lot of time walking with your baby than this is the stroller for you. The price tag is a little high but you will definitely get your money’s worth out of this pushchair. It’s a nice ride that your baby or toddler will love.”

Add in the large basket with a 10kg maximum load, included raincover and mosquito cover, and swish styling, and you’ve got one deluxe ride for the most challenging of terrain.

Read our full MFM review of the Stokke Trailz

Available from: Stokke, Lesters and Pramworld

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12. Jané Trider, £560

Age suitable for: 6 months to 4 years (from birth with the addition of extra carry cot)

With its three large all-terrain, puncture-proof rubber tyres and adjustable suspension, the chic Jané Trider is a comfy, cosy and smooth ride for your little one.

The Trider’s high seat position is designed to raise your child above car-fume height and allows the pushchair to be drawn up to a table and used as a highchair – handy at an outdoors picnic bench or in a coffee shop.

At 14.9 kg it isn’t super-lightweight, so it’s not that nifty around town unlike the nimble Micralite Fastfold. The frame will stand unsupported on its end to save space once folded though and quick-release wheels can be removed for an even more compact footprint – taking the folded size from 70cm x 60cm x 39cm down to 65cm x 48cm x 30cm.

Our reviewer says: “The Jané Trider is an extremely streamlined and attractive three-wheel buggy with top end function and mechanism. It is worth it’s price tag due to its many features but would only appeal to parents based in rural locations, where good suspension is a necessity, and who own big cars or for those who want to keep seriously buggy fit.”

Read our full MFM review of the Jané Trider

Available from: Jané, Pramworld and Precious Little One

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