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Affordable, neat and easy to use sums up the Baby Weavers Condour All in One Travel System. It’s not ideal for country lanes, but then it doesn’t claim to be.
Made by German company Hauck and exclusive to Kiddicare.com as part of its Baby Weavers range, the Baby Weavers Condour All in One Travel System is efficient and compact. It fits neatly in the car boot but stands up sturdily when folded, making it a storage winner.
The package has an RRP of £399.99 but at the time of writing was being sold for £239.90 by Kiddicare. The price tag includes a buggy that’s suitable from birth to 3 years, a carrycot to use from birth to 6 months, a Group 0+ car seat (which Kiddicare states is suitable from birth to 12kg, not 13kg as is usually the case), a raincover and a changing bag.
The buggy has height-adjustable handles and legrest, a removable bumper bar and a 5-point safety harness. The seat isn’t reversible, but using the carrycot or car seat on the buggy does put your baby in a rear facing position. The carrycot comes with an apron and hood, while the car seat features a sun canopy, head support pillow and harness pads on the 3-point harness. This is installed in your car with the seatbelt.
While many mums do state how great the Baby Weaver Condour All in One Travel System looks, I wasn’t immediately convinced. An alternative colour option would probably swing it.
What we love
The price. For half the price of my designer cot-come-pram – bought secondhand on eBay complete with a faulty brake, infused with cigarette smoke and no car seat or adapters included – I have all I need for the first three years of baby Gabriel’s life. With all the necessary accessories included – such as apron, raincover, changing bag, carrycot mattress – it all seems so generous! No wonder it’s a best seller.
There’s a satisfying click, click, click sound to the Baby Weavers just slotting neatly into position. Once you know how (thank you, YouTube), the Condour All in One takes very little effort to unfold, strap in and go – squeeze the handles up, push down on the foot lock and listen for the click. Same goes for securing the carrycot and car seat. This is easy and quick – I even managed to do it with Gabriel balanced on my hip.
The carrycot is sleep-inducingly toasty for newborns. And at the other end of the age range, the Condour is set to last right into toddlerhood – my tall 3-year-old loves it, climbing in independently and fitting perfectly, with room still to grow.
Other mums leaving online reviews about this system (of which there are over 350) are raving about it too, for all the same reasons. I was surprised to read the words ‘heavy’ and ‘hard to handle on a bus’ several times. I’ve found folding a hefty Bugaboo or lugging a Phil & Teds, with shopping bags and babies to balance, far harder.
What to watch out for
The apron. It’s secured by a single press-stud attached to each side of the hood, so I need the hood up if I want to cover Gabriel’s feet. A gentle kick from Gabriel would see it off and silently lost under the wheels. However, he is a giant baby (on the 99.6th height centile and already too long for the car seat, despite being under the 12kg weight limit). My friend’s normal-sized baby does look perfectly snug in it.
The raincover. With minimum coverage and a dependency on little feet to keep it in place, I’m pretty sure we’d be caught out in a bad storm, but it seems adequate enough.
In terms of sturdiness, we live on a very rural lane full of mud and potholes, so big wheels and some added suspension is preferable. And while the Condour All in One survives the lane test intact, poor Gabriel’s shaken like a rattle.
It does seem to scratch easily, which means it looks worn quickly, and there’s no sign of a cosy footmuff.
In terms of re-sale value on eBay, it’s not so great at £100-ish.
Who is the Baby Weaver Condour All in One Travel System best for?
First-time mums on a budget and grannies that need occasional, easy-to-assemble strollers.
This all-inclusive system is cheap, cheerful and very practical. It is limited on colour options and a smidge less weatherproof than some, but overall, it doesn’t disappoint for its price.
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|Model||Condour All in One Travel System|
|Child age (approx)||Birth to 3 years|
Dimensions & Weight
|Dimensions||H:102cm W:66cm L:53.5cm|
|Dimensions (folded)||H:100cm W:54cm L:47cm|
|Travel system compatible||Yes|
|Compatible car seats||Included|
|Seat facing direction||Forward facing and parent facing (with carrycot/car seat)|
|Front wheels||Lockable swivel|
|Accessories included||Apron, carrycot, car seat, raincover, changing bag|