In a nutshell

A durable and reliable buggy that’s easy to manoeuvre and travel system compatible.

What we tested

  • Fold/unfolding
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Manoeuvrability
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Comfort for child
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Style
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Durability
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Worth the money
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.

Pros

  • Travel system compatible, longer harness straps, longer brake pedal, wipe-clean calf support, durable, good value for money

Cons

  • Raincover not included, £20 more expensive than 2010 model

The Britax B-Mobile buggy has undergone some changes for 2011. While it has the same fab manoeuvrability as the original version, the tweaks do make a difference for the better.

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The Britax B-Mobile was first released in 2010, but after listening to feedback from parents, Britax made small changes, which it believes will make a big difference. As I roadtested the first model for MadeForMums, I was eager to put the revamped B-Mobile through its paces and see if the modifications made it any better than it already was.

The Britax B-Mobile weighs 8kg and is a forward facing only buggy. However, it is travel system compatible, and becomes rear facing when a car seat is attached. You can find out more about this in our full Britax B-Mobile travel system (2011 model) review. There is also an optional carrycot you can purchase.

The changes to B-Mobile are that it now has longer harness straps, a longer brake pedal and wipe-clean calf support.

What we love

Hats off to Britax for paying special attention to the small details. The longer break pedal certainly means it’s more accessible, as it’s set further away from the rear wheel. The shorter brake pedal on the older model has, on more than one occasion, locked on by itself, making the buggy suddenly halt mid walk. Releasing that old brake pedal was awkward because of its position and length, and I even had to use my hand to do the job sometimes.

The longer harness straps are a real plus point. On the old model, there wasn’t enough length to quickly and simply fasten the harness once the cosytoes was in place. I’d struggle with the harness, the cosytoes, and my baby Louie to make sure he was securely fastened in. With the 2011 model this hasn’t been an issue.

The 2011 B-Mobile has the same terrific manoeuvrability. It takes corners with ease and has a good turning circle due to the front lockable swivel wheels. It features all-round suspension, and the ability to be easily pushed single-handed, leaving the other free for a second child/phone/coffee.

What to watch out for

Faults are hard to find on the new 2011 Britax B-Mobile. One small factor is the price – it’s risen from £179.99 to £199.99. I really rated the B-Mobile’s affordability in my first review. I’m not sure whether the improvements warrant the £20 price rise. It’s not that much, and the 2011 B-Mobile is still great value, but it’s worth noting.

Also, the raincover still isn’t included. In my opinion, this is an essential.

Who is the Britax B-Mobile buggy (2011 model) best for?

Mums after a durable buggy with a dependable performance and easy steering.

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MadeForMums verdict

The revamped Britax B-Mobile hasn’t lost the good features of the original, and has improved the experience, as Britax had hoped. Ideal for everyday use, this is a reliable, well-price buy, once you get the optional raincover.

Product Specifications

Product
BrandBritax
ModelB-Mobile buggy
Price£199.99
Suitable for
Child age (approx)Birth to 3 years
Dimensions & Weight
Weight8kg
DimensionsH:99cm W:62cm L:98cm
Dimensions (folded)H:27cm W:62cm L:88cm
Features
Seat facing directionForward facing and parent facing (with carrycot/car seat)
Front wheelsLockable swivel
Recline positionsMulti-position
Features
  • Lightweight aluminium chassis
  • Automatic fold lock
  • Longer brake pedal
  • Longer safety harness straps
  • Wipe-clean calf support
  • lie-flat seat
  • Rear hood pocket
  • Shopping basket
  • Travel system compatible
Accessories
Accessories includedDetachable shower proof hood, shopping basket, rear hood pocket
Optional extras
  • Raincover. cosytoes
  • Carrycot
  • Changing back
  • Bumper bar
  • Baby-Safe plus SHR II car seat
  • Britax BABY-SAFE Plus II car seat
  • Britax BABY-SAFE Sleeper
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