Pushchairs with a premium performance, not premium price
When buying a buggy, what is it you look for? Top performance? Yes. Great features? Yep. Good looks? Yeah. Budget-blowing price? Nope, that’s definitely one thing new parents and parents-to-be can do without. With this in mind, we’ve found 10 fab buggies that cost less than £350. But it’s not just price that’s led us to picking these pushchairs – all featured here have scored 4-star, 4.5-star or full 5-star reviews.
We’re not saying £350 is budget by any means, but in today’s pushchair market, where buggies can easily cost over £500, these models, ranging from £270 to £349.90, offer decent value given their great performance.
The price of each of these buggies can vary depending on where you purchase it. This means the figures shown here are a rough starting guide based on what deals we spotted at the time of publishing. It also proves you should shop around as much as possible. There are great offers to be had, but make sure you weigh up the bargain against how reputable the website or retailer is – it won’t be such a good deal if you get nothing for your money. Also check what’s included in the price – is there a raincover, or will this cost extra? Can you use the buggy from birth, or will you need to purchase the optional carrycot? All these extras add up.
For truly budget options, head to our 10 of the best buggies for less than £150 and 10 of the best buggies for less than £250. Finally, make sure you read out buggy buyer’s guide before you purchase a thing.
Mamas & Papas Urbo buggy, around £325
Weighing a nippy 9kg, the Urbo’s name is matched with stylish urban looks. It can be rear or forward facing, and is travel system compatible, too. Comfy, luxurious and easy to fold and steer, the Mamas & Papas Urbo scores full marks in its MFM review.
Read the full Mamas & Papas Urbo buggy review.
Britax B-Smart 4-wheel buggy (2011 model), around £329.99
The 4-wheel version of the Britax B-Smart is sturdy, and as with many Britax buggies, it’s travel system compatible. You can use it rear or forward facing, and the very large hood gives good coverage in a shower or sunshine. It’s easy to fold one-handed… actually, it’s pretty easy to do most things on this buggy, as its full 5-star review proves.
Read the full Britax B-Smart 4-wheel buggy review.
Maxi-Cosi Loola Up, around £270
The sturdy Maxi-Cosi Loola Up’s compact when folded, so ideal for small car boots. It can be rear or forward facing, and is travel system compatible. It scores full marks for all features, including ease of folding, steering and comfort.
Read the full Maxi-Cosi Loola Up review.
Quinny Speedi SX, around £280
Described as a super off-roader with great suspension by our reviewer, the 3-wheeler Speedi SX copes well with all terrains. Its height adjustable handle adds to the ease of pushing, and it’s also travel system compatible.
Read the full Quinny Speedi SX review.
Find buggy buying advice in our step-by-step guide to 3-wheelers.