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!
1. Bugaboo Fox, £1,077, MadeForMums Awards Gold Winner
Touted as ‘the most comfortable stroll,’ we can confirm that’s not just for baby. This is Bugaboo’s lightest push, which is saying something! The ultra-light frame and advanced all-wheel suspension makes for an effortless ride, wherever you are – just a couple of reasons why the Fox came out on top.
And as is Bugaboo’s style, the Fox is luxuriously designed, with customisable fabric colours to suit you and your lifestyle. Great extras include the generously-sized shopping basket, sumptuous carrycot and beauTouted as ‘the most comfortable stroll,’ we can confirm that’s not just for baby. This is Bugaboo’s lightest push, which is saying something! The ultra-light frame and advanced all-wheel suspension makes for an effortless ride, wherever you are – just a couple of reasons why the Fox came out on top.
And as is Bugaboo’s style, the Fox is luxuriously designed, with customisable fabric colours to suit you and your lifestyle. Great extras include the generously-sized shopping basket, sumptuous carrycot and beautifully-designed and comfortable handle.
What our MadeForMums Awards judges say about the Bugaboo Fox:
“I can see the Bugaboo Fox being the new must-have buggy for parents. It’s particularly great for parents who do a lot of walking, whether in the city or park walks” Mum-of-three, Melanie
“This is a fantastic all-purpose pushchair. In terms of it being all-terrain, it clearly has a great suspension and gave my baby a very smooth ride. As it’s so lightweight it’s easy to push along pavements, but it’s also great for bumpy surfaces.” Mum-of-two, Meena
Available from: John Lewis
2. Mountain Buggy Duet, £599, MadeForMums Awards Joint Silver Winner
Conjured up two decades ago by a New Zealand dad who wanted to enjoy mountain trails with his children, surely Mountain Buggy are a name to trust when it comes to all-terrain pushchairs.
Very compact – whether you’re out in fields or across mountains it rides just as well through narrow streets. And let’s be honest, it looks pretty great too!
What our MadeForMums Awards judges say about the Mountain Buggy Duet:
“The Mountain Buggy Duet is a fabulous all terrain buggy and it literally glides over the ground no matter how uneven! The huge air filled tyres no doubt play a big part in this!” Mum-of-two, Rebecca.
“The large air tyres make it glide over rough terrain and I never have to worry about getting stuck on kerbs, tree roots or mud. The lockable wheels makes cobbled streets a breeze too. I think the hand brake is a brilliant idea and certainly made pushing them down steep hills a lot easier. It’s very narrow so weaving in and out of tight spaces in no problem.” Mum-of-two, Carolyn.
Read our full review of the Mountain Buggy Duet here
You can buy the Mountain Buggy Duet from John Lewis, Buggy Baby and Peppermint
3. Phil & Teds Sport, £449, MadeForMums Awards Joint Silver Winner
A show-stopping buggy, the in-line stroller from Phil & Teds that’s no bigger than a single pushchair, is fantastic in all terrains. Handling just as well in an urban environment as cross-country, our MFM reviewer found that ‘ the three wheels make for a smooth ride. With just your baby in it, it’s effortless to push one-handed while talking on the mobile or sipping a welcome cup of coffee.’
It’s compact, so great for throwing in the back of the car, and if you want to make it even smaller, the wheels come off easily. Very comfy for baby too with its 4-position ergonomic seat that adjusts from flat for newborn to upright for a toddler.
What our MadeForMums Awards judges say about the Phil & Teds Sport:
“This is an incredibly stylish buggy that’s perfect for adventurous parents. It tackles pretty much any off-road terrain – including the beach – and is equally at ease gliding around the city. It’s not cheap, but you’re paying for a quality piece of kit that’s built to last. It’s beautifully smooth to handle and I love the extra safety features, including the hands-free auto stop brake which gives you complete peace of mind,” mum-of-four, Eve.
You can read our full review of the Phil & Ted’s Sport here.
You can buy the Phil & Ted’s Sport from Direct2Mum, John Lewis and Precious Little One
4. Bugaboo Donkey £989, MadeForMums Bronze Winner
A worthy winner – not only is the Bugaboo Donkey unbelievably easy to push and manoeuvre with one hand, it manages it easily even when it’s full with shopping or in double pushchair mode.
With ample storage space – note the expandable side luggage basket – and the fact it transforms into a double pushchair with a few simple clicks, it’s perfect for out and about, wherever you are!
What our MadeForMums Awards judges say about the Bugaboo Donkey:
“The Bugaboo Donkey is beautifully designed and really easy to push and manoeuvre, even when loaded up with two children. And the mechanism that allows you to convert it from a single to a double and back again is so clever, and great for evolving families.” Mum-of-two, Alice
“Great quality, well made and sturdy” MFM Reviews Editor, Hazelann Williams
Read our review of the Bugaboo Donkey
You can buy the Bugaboo Donkey from John Lewis, Mamas & Papas and Mothercare