Cosatto have always pushed the boundaries when it comes to pushchair design and they have made sure they followed the same formula with their double buggy the Supa Dupa. The funky British brand has introduced a range of eye-catching double buggies that are sure to steal the attention of any passers by.
As if trying to prove that their products are more than just pretty pictures, Cosatto, who won a Practical Parenting award for their single buggy, the Giggle, are so confident in their double pushchairs that they have given the Supa Dupa a super four-year guarantee, two more years than most manufactures. And being a mother of two twins, a three-year-old and a six-year-old, the longer a product lasts, the better!
How was it assembling the pushchair?
Putting this buggy up was very intuitive. Having had a buggy before, instructions weren’t really needed and it came basically assembled, unlike other umbrella strollers I have had in the past where you’ve had to put the wheels on yourself.
What’s in the box?
- Frame with wheels on
- Seat unit with chest straps
- Fabric bottle holder
- Cup holder
- Two bottle sleeves
I don’t think you need any additional accessories , because it comes with pretty much everything you might need.
How was it folding the pushchair?
While it’s not a one-hand fold and collapse, it’s easy and very quick. There are two catches, which I think is useful. The footmuffs can sometimes get caught in the frame, but I prefer to have them than not. The buggy is quite compact when folded but it is heavy. And despite Cosatto’s claims of an ‘astounding’ auto-stand, it is easier to store the buggy lying down or leant in a corner.
Was the Supa Dupa comfortable for you and your children?
Yes, this felt like a very comfy buggy, the twins slept well in it. The seats are adjusted easily and smoothly at the back to lie flat or sit upright. The head huggers were excellent, even though my twins are no longer newborn they looked both comfier and cosier in them. The chest pads were bright and comfy with a fleece lining, which made them super comfy. The five-point harness had a one-click release system and no tricky overlays, which was helpful and saved time when I wanted to get on my way quicker.
How did you find interacting with your child when they were in the buggy?
This is not a parent-facing stroller, but the viewing windows are great, as I didn’t need to lift a noisy velcro cover, which often wakes a snoozy baby. The handle height was easy to adjust, but there is a limited range of variability.
What was it like out and about?
It fits well in doorways and is a smooth push on flat and solid ground and bumping up and down kerbs is not too much of a problem. Its turning circle was great too. But on gravel and over grass it was very hard work to push, even with two relatively light babies in it. I had to pull it backwards when going over grass. It also wasn’t as light as I’d hoped; I did need help to get on and off public transport, as with every double buggy I’ve had.
The hood worked well in the rain and combined with the waterproofed cosytoes it meant my little ones were safe in drizzly conditions and I didn’t have to put on the main raincover, which is great in a really heavy downpour.
Did the pushchair transport well?
Yes and no! It fits well in the small boot of our MPV, but it’s quite unwieldy to lift. I think the Supa Dupa would benefit from some kind of strap or carry bag because I am not entirely happy that the buggy stays shut when folded, even though there are two clips to secure and unfold it.
What was the basket and storage on the Supa Dupa like?
The storage pockets are well thought out – it’s brilliant to have an integral and safe pocket to keep stuff in, with magnetic closures, which also double up as the speaker pocket. The two under-pram shopping baskets were a decent size, although, as is often the case with buggies, they were tricky to access when my babies were sleeping.
What did you think of the speaker pockets?
The multimedia gadget pocket with hood speaker is a fun idea, as no matter how much we think our children will only want toys, the truth is they love a screen. We used it to play white noise to a fractious baby. However, I was concerned that a tablet might get broken in the hood (ours doesn’t fit the weight limit because it has a childproof cover).
What do you think of the style of the buggy?
It’s definitely the funkiest and most unisex of the designs that I have seen – nothing too pink or blue. And there certainly wasn’t any missing the buggy, being the Pixellate it’s covered in an abundance of groovy multi-coloured squares and has bright yellow wheels. The design drew compliments from friends and passersby alike.
Who is the Supa Dupa most suitable for?
This buggy would work for both parents of twins but also those who are having a second baby quite close to their first. The Pixellate is at the top end of the double umbrella fold stroller band. But if you had twins this would last you until they were out of buggies, which adds to its value.
In a nutshell
This buggy is fab, it did everything we asked of it well and looked very cool as well.