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Designed with urban parents in mind, the Eezy S+2 is a compact stroller courtesy of German brand Cybex, best known for their innovative, high-end car seats. It’s compatible with the brand’s Cot S carrycot (£199.95 on Amazon) and car seats for a 3-in-1 travel system, but we tested it as a standalone pushchair.
It’s an updated version of the Eezy S stroller, with some welcome tweaks – not least the now-fully reclining back rest, which makes it suitable from birth according to the brand. Other upgrades include a bumper bar and more capacious seat – though as a result it’s slightly heavier than before, clocking in at 7.6kg. That’s still impressively light, though weightier than some rival lightweight buggies, including the Babyzen Yoyo+ (6.6kg with the newborn pack).
With an RRP of £299.95 it sits in the mid-range of the compact buggy category. It is cheaper than the likes of the Yoyo (from £389), but more expensive than something like the Joie Tourist (£150).
Lizzy Winding is a freelance journalist and editor, and lives in London. Her daughter Kitty is five weeks old. They tested the Cybex Eezy S+2 around the neighbourhood, and off-road in local parks.
How does the Eezy S+2 compare to Cybex’s other strollers?
Cybex is a brand that prides itself on innovative design, with a pushchair range that tops out with the e-Priam – a high-spec electric stroller with a substantial price tag. The Eezy, by contrast, is the brand’s entry-level pushchair.
There’s a more basic and slightly cheaper version, the Eezy S 2, but we tested the Plus – which is well worth the minimal price difference, thanks to its larger wheels and more robust handling.
Parents with younger babies might also be tempted by the next model up, the Eezy S Twist+2 (£299.95 on Amazon), which features a swivel seat that allows parents to turn it from forward to parent-facing (the clue’s in the name). It’s around a kilogram heavier, but shares many of the Eezy’s standout features, including its one-handed fold and fully reclining backrest.
What were your first impressions of the stroller?
The Eezy S+2 is pleasingly simple to unfold from the box; all you need to do is attach the wheels, which click into place on the chassis with a satisfying clunk.
In under 5 stress-free minutes, we had a ready-to-go buggy in the living room. Kudos for the well-considered packaging, too, with very little excess materials and plastics.
The instructions are purely pictorial, to avoid any language barrier. They become slightly trickier to follow once you get to the finer points, like working out how to fold back the footrest or adjust the seat recline, but it’s all pretty intuitive once you have a go.
What age is the Eezy S+2 suitable for?
Cybex says the Eezy S+ 2 is suitable from birth in lie-flat mode, with an upper weight limit of 22kg (approximately a 4- or 5-year-old child).
However if you prefer using a lie-flat carrycot with your newborn, use you can buy the Cot S carrycot to use with the Eezy S+2.
How comfortable is the Eezy S+2’s seat unit?
The seat feels surprisingly roomy for such a compact stroller. I also like that the seat back is easy to recline, using a straightforward cord-and-toggle system.
It also comes with an extending footrest to create more space for stretched out, napping occupants. Our 5-week-old didn’t need the extra room, but it’s a nice touch for older babies.
Space aside, the seat didn’t seem like the most comfortable, cocooning place for a smaller baby. The fabric, although practical and wipe-clean, felt a little unyielding, though you can buy an extra liner. The seat straps also featured uncomfortable-looking plastic buckles by her head, which the pads didn’t cover.
The unit is forward-facing only, so I did find myself constantly peeking around the hood to check all was well. (If you do buy the car seat or carrycot, both are parent-facing when clipped onto the chassis.)
How easy is the stroller to manoeuvre?
The Eezy S+2’s wheels have individual suspension, so the handling is a breeze. While it can’t match an off-road 3-wheeler with air-filled tyres, it effortlessly tackles urban challenges, from uneven pavements to bumpy grass, and couldn’t be easier to hop up high kerbs.
The narrow chassis (45cm) means tight corners and spaces are easily negotiated, and – unlike our usual, heavier travel system – it’s a synch to steer one-handed.
It is small enough to make navigating public transport easy, and I imagine it would fit well in narrow aisles on trains or shops.
How does the Cybex Eezy S+2 fold?
The Eezy S+2’s fold is genuinely one-handed. To unfold, you push 2 buttons on the handle and lift the frame until it clicks open into place. Before you get the knack, it helps to push a foot down on the rear bar of the chassis, to encourage it to fully unfold.
Collapsing it down is easier still, with the same 2 buttons. It can also be folded or unfolded when the hood is open, which is handy.
How compact is it when folded?
When folded, the Eezy S+2 forms a neat freestanding unit (61.5cm x 45cm x 43cm), which fits into the modestly-sized boot of an e-Golf with ample space left for shopping.
It is small enough to leave in our shared hallway without being a nuisance to neighbours, but also lightweight enough to carry up to our first-floor flat. Unlike the very smallest folding buggies, though, it’s too big to take on a trip as cabin luggage.
How sturdy is the chassis on the Eezy S+2?
At just 45cm wide, the chassis is particularly narrow – a big plus point for space-deprived urbanites. The frame is aluminium with a smart, matt black finish, and seems reasonably sturdy and scratch-resistant.
It’s lightweight without feeling flimsy, while the discreet branding’s great for logo-averse parents. We liked the newly-introduced bumper bar, whose hinged design means you can lift baby in and out without unclipping the whole bar.
How do you rate the handle?
The handle, covered in less-than-luxurious foam, is a bit of a let-down. It looks slightly cheap and isn’t height-adjustable – possibly down to the internal mechanism that operates the one-handed fold.
How effective is the hood on the Eezy S+2?
The generously-sized hood clicks nicely into place, and is made from UPF50+ protective fabric. It doesn’t block all light, especially when the seat’s fully reclined, but Kitty dozed in there quite happily, even on a bright day.
The only drawback was the lack of a peephole window or mesh panel for reassuring, on-the-go checks.
What are the wheels like?
The Plus model has relatively large, sturdy wheels with individual suspension, which make for very easy handling. They tackle bumps, ramps, kerbs and grass well, while the front wheels can also be locked for particularly tricky terrain.
How effective are the brakes on the Eezy S+2?
No complaints here. The brakes are operated by a small push-down foot pedal in the centre of the back-wheel axle. It took a moment to find on the first few outings, but soon became second nature.
What did you think of the basket on the Eezy S+2 – is it large enough to be useful?
The Eezy S+2’s basket has one compartment, with mesh sides. It’s smaller than the basket on our usual, much larger travel system, but still a decent size.
We managed to fit in the raincover, a rolled-up cotton blanket and a change bag, but it’s not one to load up with shopping. There’s no other storage on the buggy or caddy on the handlebar, though you can buy a cup holder.
Is the Eezy S+2 car seat compatible?
Yes. The S+ 2 is car seat compatible, you can buy adaptors (£29.95) for a range of Cybex or GB car seats.
What’s in the box?
- Pushchair chassis
What extras can you can buy?
- Cup holder – £19.95
- Footmuff – £79.95
- Parasol – £34.95
- Snack tray – £39.95
- Travel bag – £44.95
- Cot S adaptors – £29.95
- Car seat adaptors – £29.95
- Aton M summer cover – £44.95
- Aton/Cloud sun shade – £19.95
- Aton M/Cloud rain cover – £19.95
- Snogga – £69.95
- Mini Snogga for car seats – £59.95
What do you wish you’d known about the Cybex S+2?
It’s important to realise that – as with every lightweight, quick-fold design – there are compromises with the Eezy S+2, and if you’re not investing in the full travel system, it does make life with a newborn trickier.
The lie-flat seat works well, but I missed the convenience of a rigid basinet, to lift out of the pushchair after walks without waking Kitty up. For a new, first-time mother, a parent-facing fixing on the seat or a peephole in the hood would be reassuring so the Twist+2 might be a better suited option.
Is it worth the money?
If it fits your lifestyle, yes: with an RRP of £299.95, it’s the kind of lightweight, uncomplicated option you might buy once your baby is around 6 months old, but with the benefit of the lie-flat seat – which, with the extendable section, can be used for naps even as baby gets bigger.
It’s also worth noting that it doesn’t come as a travel system so you’ll need to pay extra for the Cot S carrycot and car seat of your choice. It’s only compatible with Cybex and GB car seats, which does restrict your options.
Where can I buy the Cybex Eezy S+2?
The Eezy S+2 won’t fulfil all the functions of a complete travel system, but this is a nifty option for parents-about-town, looking for a compact, convenient pushchair that works from birth. It’s been designed for urban living and is great in tight spaces, from shops to public transport. It’s also super-easy to carry and store once it’s folded, and fits in very small car boots.
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|Model||Eezy S+ 2|
Dimensions & Weight
|Dimensions||H:105cm W:45cm L:82cm|
|Dimensions (folded)||H:43cm W:45cm L:61.5cm|
|Child age (approx)||Birth (with carrycot/cocoon) to 4 years|
|Child weight||Up to 22kg|
|Travel system compatible||Yes|
|Seat facing direction||Forward facing and parent facing|
- Cyber Cot S (£179.95)
- Cocoon S (£110)
- Snogga Footmuff (£59.50)
- Summer Seat Liner (£)
- Cup holder (£19.95)
- Parasol (£34.95)
- Snack tray (£49.95)
- Travel Bag (49.95)
- Travel system adaptors (£34.95)
- Cocoon and carry cot adaptors (£29.95)