Cosatto Wow travel system review
In a nutshell
An eye-catching pram that is suitable from birth to 15kg, is travel system compatible and packed with easy-to-use design features - plus it's lightweight and compact too
What we tested
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- Comfort for child
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- Worth the money
4.0A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
- Stylish, very easy to use, lightweight, frame feels solid, folds easily and compactly, smooth to push and steer, large basket, good value for money
- Harness in toddler seat hard to link together
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Cosatto is a British brand known for being colourful, quirky and vibrant. Their products are guaranteed to put a smile on your face and they pride themselves on saving the world from “boring baby stuff”. The Cosatto Wow Travel System is the ultimate pram and pushchair combo. Suitable from the first day out with your newborn to full-blown day trips with a toddler. Included is a luxury carrycot (0-6 months) and a deep, comfy pushchair seat (6 months plus).
Plus you can add the Port 0+ infant car seat carrier (£164.95) to make life on the go even easier.
There are seven different eye-catching prints to choose from, offering something to suit every taste, and you can co-ordinate with the matching changing bag, with changing mat (£59.95) and cosy toes foot muff (£59.95).
Even the cardboard boxes it arrived were impressive. The bright logo and funny quotes plastered across them intrigued me and made me smile. I felt the Wow factor instantly after opening the boxes and seeing the bright, colourful design. I was immediately impressed.
How does it compare to other buggies you’ve used?
It felt noticeably lighter than any buggies I’ve used before. It felt sleek, smooth and incredibly well made. It was so easy to assemble, the instructions were very easy to follow and straightforward, but I hardly had to refer to them. Which is a Godsend, as I’ve had to ask shop assistants/ friends/ YouTube videos help me in the past.
What do you think of the seat size?
The seat size is very generous, well-padded with lots of leg room too. I think you would get a lot of use out of it as your baby/ child continued to grow.
The only thing I dislike is the strap that clips together the shoulder and waist strap with the crotch strap. It is really fiddly and unnecessarily hard to place together, especially for me with a fidgety, impatient 2 and a half year old in tow. It would be much easier if they were all fixed together, like most other pushchairs. However, I will add, after using the buggy for two weeks I found this got easier and easier. Initially it was an inconvenience though.
How many recline positions are there?
How easy is it to recline the seat?
Reclining the seat couldn’t be easier. This is one of my favourite features on the buggy. The one handed release is brilliant, very clever and very easy to use. Makes life so easy especially if you have more than one child to deal with, or are in a hurry. The lie-flat recline is pretty impressive – perfect for nap times! My son snoozed away contentedly minutes after lying him flat.
How easy is it to switch the seat between world facing and parent facing?
Switching the position of the seat is quick, easy and hassle free. The connections aren’t stiff or fiddly to push in. The seat is really light, so you can flip around very easily.
The buggy is sold on being super comfortable – just how comfy is it for your little one?
My baby looks so happy in the buggy, he has plenty of space, the padding is very soft and comfortable, the foot rest is quick and easy to drop down and also, like the seat, has 4 different levels.
What do you think of the height of the buggy?
The buggy seems a little higher than others I’ve used, especially the height of the handle bar alone. I got used to it very quickly after a few uses though, and it definitely wouldn’t put me off buying it. My husband really liked the fact it was slightly higher than the norm.
Is the frame strong, durable?
Despite feeling very light and agile when you’re manoeuvring the buggy, the frame feels very strong and sturdy. It feels well-made and good quality.
How comfortable is the carrycot?
The carrycot feels very well made, it’s extremely well padded and feels very warm and cosy. The mattress feels well cushioned, well insulated and soft.
How easy is it to connect the carrycot to the frame?
It’s incredibly easy to connect the carrycot to the frame and there is a really useful button on the top of the handle to just realise it instantly. A one-handed release button – which again is very impressive and user friendly!
What do you think of the fold system?
The buggy folds down very small and is slim line. It is easy to fold closed and just as easy and light to re-open.
Is it compact when folded?
Yes, it can easily fit into just half of my boot space. The toddler seat fits perfectly over the top of the chassis to make it even more compact.
Does it fit in the boot of your car?
Yes, easily. There are also quick release wheels if you needed to take these off too, due to space limitations
How heavy is the Cosatto Wow?
At 7.3kg with the seat, one of the most noticeable things is how light it is. It’s really easy to pick up and carry around. Also it’s very lightweight when pushing, on either smooth or rough terrain.
What do you think of the handle?
The handle feels very nimble and sleek. It’s well cushioned and very easy to steer and manoeuvre in tight, tricky spaces. It turns very quickly and tightly. The height of the handle is adjustable, however it is a little higher than other pushchairs I’ve used, but after a few goes I preferred this. Also great for any dads would are a little bit taller.
How is interacting with your little ones when in the buggy?
My son loved the colourful design, inquisitively looking and pointing at all the different shapes and colours. He seemed very comfortable in the seat and enjoyed holding onto the hand rail and peering out. During naptime he seemed to like the extra large hood, offering him comfort of being darker and more concealed. Even pushing over gravel and rougher paths the buggy wasn’t bumpy or struggling to cope, which made for a happy, smooth ride.
How effective is the sun hood?
The sun hood is brilliant, very large. This really impressed me - when fully extended, using the extra sun visor too, my son was perfectly covered and completely shaded (also good for full protection in rain as well).
You can push the sun visor back inside the hood and there are toy loops you can use to attach buggy toys. Love the magnetic air vent flap, which doubles up as a window to sneak a peak at your baby if they are asleep.
How easy is it to push?
Very. This is definitely one of its main selling points. It literally glides along and feels very nimble. It’s easy to manoeuvre around sharp, tight bends and through narrow spaces.
How does it ride on different surfaces?
I expected it to feel a bit flimsy on cobbles or gravel, as it’s so lightweight. But this was totally untrue. The wheels felt sturdy and firm, it felt smooth and not bouncy like I assumed. Strolling through the park was a dream and getting up kerbs was really simple as it’s so light to lift and tilt.
What do you think of the wheels?
Very good, despite being narrow and slimline, they did the job perfectly. Very easy to spin around in tight spaces. Felt nimble and nifty.
Tell us about the brakes.
The brake is quite stiff to take off, but very easy to put on.
Just how much could you fit in the super sized basket, and are the pockets useful?
The basket is a brilliant size, very big and extremely useful for mums on the go. I could fit my big changing bag in there, a couple of shopping bags and my son’s bag too.
The zipped pocket is also a genius idea, and a great, large space to store all your possessions. It’s big enough for nappies, wipes and some snacks if you decided to leave your changing bag at home!
What age child is it best for, do you think?
From birth. I was really impressed with the carry cot, and would happily use for a newborn. The seat was also perfect for my 11 month old. I think it is a brilliant all-rounder from birth upwards.
What’s in the box?
- Toddler seat
- Rain cover
- Colour co-ordinating foot muff and changing bag (£59.95 each)
- Port car seat carrier 0-12 months (£164.95)
Is it easy/hard to build the product?
This was one of the things I loved the most about the product, it was so easy to put together, the instructions were very simple and easy to follow, although for most of it I didn’t need to consult the instructions.
Who would the product be most useful for?
New mums, mums with other children (very easy to switch between the different seat positions which is very useful when dealing with more than one child)
Is there anything unique about this product?
The colour is pretty amazing! My son loved looking and pointing at all the shapes and colours. I really like the little viewing windows on the hood. The large bag carrier is great too
What is the price? Is this good value for money?
£599.95. Everything you need is included! It’s a brilliant deal and makes life stress free.
I really enjoyed using this buggy and will definitely continue to use it as my everyday pushchair now. I love how the colourful design brightens my mood and my day! I received a lot of compliments in shops and in the street about the colour, which was nice. The ease factor of using it also makes it hassle free and enjoyable. I would definitely recommend to other mums.
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|Model||Wow travel system|
|Child age (approx)||Birth (with carrycot/cocoon) to 3 years|
|Child weight||Up to 15kg|
|Dimensions & Weight|
|Weight||9.7kg – with carrycot, 7.3kg with seat|
|Dimensions||H:110cm W:58cm L:89cm|
|Dimensions (folded)||H:31cm W:58cm L:82cm|
|Travel system compatible||Yes|
|Compatible car seats||Port 0+ car seat (£164.95)|
|Seat facing direction||Forward facing and parent facing|
|Front wheels||Lockable swivel|