The Baby Weaver Imax Adapt is a rear and forward facing buggy that’s travel system compatible. It’s a pleasure to push, a good price compared to similar style big-name buggies and easy to set-up, which is handy considering the instructions aren’t great.
Baby Weavers is the range of baby and toddler equipment that’s stocked exclusively by Kiddicare. The Imax Adapt buggy is part of this range and can be adapted to a travel system by adding the Maxi-Cosi Pebble or Maxi-Cosi CabrioFix car seat. The adaptors for a car seat come with the pushchair.
The Imax Adapt’s seat is reversible, so you can choose whether to have your baby facing towards you or looking out at the world. Pretty much everything else on this buggy is adjustable too – the handle height (from 95cm to 105cm), the footrest, the backrest, the hood, the bumper bar. You name it, you can move it around!
Price-wise, while the RRP is quoted as £300, at the time of review Kiddicare’s price tag was just £209.99. A very reasonable price for this style of pushchair.
What we love
Getting the Imax Adapt pushchair out of the box, I’m pleasantly surprised at how quick and easy it is to assemble. My toddler’s keen to get involved, and we click the seat onto the chassis, pop on the wheels and are ready to go.
It’s a really stylish, modern looking pushchair – we tested the Navy Solar, which is a fantastic bright blue that’s really eye-catching. The other colourways in the range also impress – there’s something there for all tastes.
It’s brilliant that the seat is reversible. Jamie is a toddler now, but when he was a baby he was always happiest when he could chat to me when we were out and about. However, he’d only sleep when facing the other way! A pushchair that’s reversible gives you the best of both worlds.
I really like the fact that when the seat is reclined, there’s thick, padded fabric enclosing the head end, so your baby is shielded from the sun or the wind. The only downside of this is that the fabric then tends to bunch slightly when you’re moving the seat up and down. The footmuff that comes with the pushchair is lovely and thick, and co-ordinates with the fabric of the pushchair.
The Imax Adapt is very easy to steer, as the chunky back wheels make it good on rough ground and the front wheels are small and swivel easily. With the padded, adjustable handle it’s a pleasure to push. The brake is very easy to pop on and off with one foot.
I’m also impressed with the size of the shopping basket, which is nice and spacious, although it could do with being a bit deeper.
Other pushchairs on the market of a similar style – reversible seat, big rear wheels, smaller front wheels – cost more than the Imax. You also get quite a lot for your money, with a lovely thick cosytoes, raincover and car seat adaptors included.
What to watch out for
Although the seat claims to be a one-handed recline, I struggle a bit to pull the handle up and get the seat into the right position without using both hands.
The seat isn’t particularly deep when it’s in the fully upright position, so for a chunky toddler like Jamie, it does look at little it as if he’s bursting out of it. However, he is at the top end of the age range, so it should be fine for younger children.
The Imax Adapt is fairly straightforward to use, which is lucky as the instructions are pretty useless. The descriptions aren’t on the same pages as the corresponding pictures, and the pictures are very hard to follow. I’ve tried out a lot of buggies so don’t have too much difficulty with the Imax Adapt, but if this was your first pushchair you might struggle a bit to begin with!
One final point is, if space is tight either at home or in the car, this may not be the choice for you.
Who is the Baby Weavers Imax Adapt buggy best for?
Families with reasonable-sized cars after a rear and forward facing buggy.
The Baby Weavers Imax Adapt is a good value, stylish pushchair with plenty of added extras. The ability to adjust most things on the buggy, from seat direction to handle height, and the option of adding a car seat means it does live up to that “adapt” moniker.