Concord Neo Mobility
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The Concord Neo, with its futuristic Y-shaped aluminium axle, is a strikingly modern buggy that oozes technological know-how and quality. It’s also very user-friendly, so don’t be daunted by the high spec.
The unique shape of the axle is designed to give the manoeuvrability of a three-wheeler and the stability of a four-wheeler, and offers great functionality. Overall, this system has a luxurious, high quality feel, and it’s a pleasure to push.
It’s also easy to fold, the padded handles are adjustable (but are flat rather than round, so could be more comfortable) and the brakes are a shoe-lover’s dream – step on red to stop and green to go.
Adding the individual components for the travel system couldn’t be simpler, as it’s all designed to be done one-handed and without disturbing your sleeping baby. One other plus point is that each component can face front or rear. The chassis folds and unfolds simply, and locks in place for ease of carrying, but it can’t be folded with the seat in situ, which would be a pain on public transport.
With five footrest positions and four recline levels, you’re sure to find a position that’s comfortable, whether it’s for a small baby or a larger toddler. The higher-than-normal seat position means your baby will be at the optimum height for joining you at your favourite café – and so it can be used as a mobile high chair when you’re out and about.
The raincover is stored in a bag under the buggy seat, and there are spacious pockets in the hood for your essentials. Best of all, if you unzip the bumper bar, you’ll find a handily-stowed wind protector for your baby’s legs.
For use from birth you need a carrycot, and the Scout is comfortable enough for your baby to sleep in at any time. It is both stable and exceptionally flexible, with a central hinge that allows it to be folded up small and compact (74x61x39cm) so it really can be taken anywhere.
What we love
A huge amount of attention to detail has gone into the design and the result is a great-looking buggy that’s easy to use and built to last. Detaching the components is probably the easiest I have found on any pushchair, and the choice of colours is great. The car seat is highly regarded, so is more than just the seat that fits the pushchair, while the carrycot folds up small to fit in the boot with the buggy when travelling. A thoroughly modern buggy.
What to watch out for
The full travel system doesn’t come cheap, although its quality means it will last more than one child. It’s not the most compact when folded – and you have to remove the seat unit to do so – and because of the need for a separate carrycot, you will find yourself with lots of components to find storage space for. Also, if you want to use a buggy to carry around heavy shopping, this may not be the best option as the basket underneath is small and it’s tricky to hang bags from.
Who is the Concord Neo Mobility best for?
Style-conscious parents who demand functionality and for whom price (and space) is no object
A high-quality, well thought out and truly innovative travel system, made with great attention to detail, and good looking too. It comes at a price though.
Originally reviewed in 2008, last update 21/04/15