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The Allis brand takes pride in being “designed by parents for parents”, aiming to make travelling with your child easy.
In a sleek grey and white colourway, the Allis Plume Pushchair is specifically designed for those looking for a lightweight and compact stroller to take on holiday.
Michelle Martin tested the Allis Plume Pushchair with her two-year-old grandson Clay on trips to the shopping centre.
What were your first impressions of the Allis Plume Pushchair?
With its small, lightweight box, it was immediately clear how compact this stroller is.
How easy is the stroller to put together?
It comes already assembled – all you have to do is add the wheels, which slot and click into place. It’s ready in minutes.
How lightweight is the Allis Plume?
It’s a nice, light 5.8kg. I held it in the folded position with one hand and it didn’t feel uncomfortable.
How does it compare to other lightweight buggies?
For size and ease of use, this is one of the better ones I’ve used.
Is the Allis Plume Pushchair easy to fold?
Yes, it boasts a very impressive opening and closing technique with just one hand – definitely a selling point.
Is it easy to unfold?
Click the grey button on the underside of the handlebar and the stroller falls securely into place and you’re ready to go.
How easy is it to store?
Very. It’s compact enough to be placed in a small cupboard or in a corner without it being in the way.
Does it fit into a car boot?
It easily fits in the boot with plenty of room to spare. If you were going on holiday, you could fit it in along with several suitcases.
Is the Allis Plume Pushchair a good pram for holiday travel?
Yes. It’s got a special handle, which makes carrying it more comfortable.
Does the hood of the stroller give enough cover?
It is OK, but if you were travelling to a hot climate I don’t think the canopy is large enough.
How easy is the Allis Plume Pushchair to push?
It’s nice and light, and easy to push and navigate. It handled London’s busy Westfield shopping centre with relative ease. In the aisle of a very busy store it didn’t block anyone’s way, and it was small enough for people to pass by easily.
How does it ride on different surfaces?
It’s a little bumpy on uneven surfaces, but that’s what I would expect from such a lightweight stroller. My grandson seemed quite relaxed in the seat and never complained when we went over bumpy terrain.
Are the brakes efficient?
Considering how lightweight the Plume is, I was very impressed by how sharp the brakes were. Once they were on, even if you applied pressure, the stroller did not budge.
Is the Allis Plume’s basket a generous size and easy to access?
Yes, it’s easily accessible and stores quite a bit of shopping, too.
Is the seat spacious?
Yes, I was pleasantly surprised at how spacious it was. My grandson is two-and-a-half and he sat comfortably. It is a nice width and depth, and his feet didn’t hang over the bottom of the chassis, showing there was room for growth.
Is the seat of the Allis Plume easy to adjust?
It was fairly easy, but I was concerned at how thin the back support was, especially for a larger child. It uses a drawstring mechanism for the recline positions, which I’m not particularly keen on. It wasn’t strong enough to sit my grandson upright. With the footrest raised, your child can lie flat.
How comfortable was the pushchair for your child?
Very – my grandson had no complaints. I love the safety bar – you simply pop the button and it opens in the middle, so my grandson could step out of the stroller as opposed to being pulled out from the top. I haven’t seen this feature before.
What do you think of the handlebar?
The handlebar has a nice soft grip that belies its sturdiness, it also doubles as the buggy’s closing mechanism. It looks good, too.
Is the frame of the Allis Plume durable?
Being so lightweight, I’m impressed at how durable it is. The chassis and the frame are quite strong.
How is interacting with your child when in the buggy?
It’s not great as it is world-facing, but the hood has a peekaboo window so you can keep an eye on them from behind.
Does the Allis Plume come with a rain cover?
Yes, the Allis Plume comes with a rain cover included, but no other accessories (which is reflected in the price).
What would you have liked to have known before you bought this stroller?
That this stroller is best suited for the holiday market as it is not heavy-duty enough for every type of terrain.
What’s in the box?
- Part-assembled stroller
- Plastic cover
- Bumper bar
The fold was really impressive and I loved the way you could literally shake the stroller from folded to ready to go with very little effort. Being lightweight and compact when folded, it’s a great choice for a holiday stroller, but I wouldn’t recommend it for everyday use, as I don’t think it’s designed for the wear and tear of life in a busy city.
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|Child age (approx)||6 months to 4 years|
|Child weight||Up to 15kg|
Dimensions & Weight
|Dimensions (folded)||H:57cm W:27cm L:48cm|
|Travel system compatible||No|
|Seat facing direction||Forward facing|
|Front wheels||Lockable swivel and wheel suspension|
|Accessories included||Rain cover|