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The Emmaljunga Ozone City Travel System is a quality product from a long-running brand, but the price will mean it’s well out of reach for some families.
If, like me, you’ve never heard of Sweden’s Emmaljunga, rest assured it’s not because it’s a newcomer. This premium brand has been producing prams for over 85 years.
The Ozone City is one of Emmaljunga’s latest offerings and it’s all about being light. So, when you need to pop out for the groceries, or even a bit of a shopping spree, you can breeze in and out of those busy shopping centres, while your baby snoozes in complete comfort. While by no means a lightweight buggy in the true sense of the term, at just 11kg (or 11.3kg with the carrycot), the Emmaljunga Ozone City can still see you whizzing around in no time.
The Ozone City available just as a buggy for babies from 6 months, with the carrycot making it suitable from birth. You can turn the buggy into a travel system with the Emmaljunga First Class 0+ Car Seat and an adaptor.
The Ozone City buggy will set you back £453 for standard colours or £496 for the Polar Performance shades. To use it from birth, you need to factor in the cost of that City Carrycot – it’s £175 for standard colours, £188 in the leatherette, or £193 for the Polar Performance shades. To create the travel system package, you obviously need to buy the car seat and adaptor to attach it to the buggy. The Emmaljunga First Class 0+ Car Seat is £161 for the standard colours or £169 for the leatherette. The Travel System Adaptor is £29. So, for the standard colours, this travel system package (including carrycot, car seat and adaptor) would be £818.
What we love
It’s clear to see the Emmaljunga Ozone City is well made and that has to be the thing I like best. The ease of the wheels, the quality of every join, the thought in the fabric – it’s all there. And it’s good to know that’s all taken place in one factory in Sweden. That the pram in its entirety was put together, piece by piece, from start to finish, all under one roof, which isn’t as common as you might think.
Choice is also pretty high on the list. If you’re after the Ozone City in a colour it isn’t available in, you must be very unlucky! There are a whopping 16 different colours or colour combinations available, with a black or white coated chassis for Polar Performance shades.
As well as being a comfy ride, there are really useful little extras. The Protex fabric is not only dirt repellent, but highly waterproof too, as well as offering protection against the sun, wind and cold. The seams are also reflective to help you be seen, should you be walking about at two in the morning trying to get your baby off to sleep. And the enormous basket is really useful for bunging all your shopping in.
Emmaljunga’s First Class 0+ Car Seat is also worth a mention. Available in 13 colours, the car seat has been designed and developed in-house and has adjustable head protection, allowing automatic optimisation of your baby’s lying curve. So in its lowest position, it’s flatter, which is better for a newborn, and then you can move it up as your baby grows. There’s also an ingenious storage compartment at the back of the seat.
What to watch out for
Because of all that time, love and care ensuring your buggy is put together with perfection takes place in Sweden, and because Emmaljunga invests heavily in product development and environmental safeguards, the Ozone City Travel System does not come cheap. Once you add the carrycot, car seat and adaptor to the basic buggy price, it all adds up to rather a lot of money. For that kind of cash, there are better looking buggies around, although they’re probably not as well made.
Magnificently made prams aren’t always easy to use either and although the everyday functions are fairly straightforward, I found it a huge struggle to get the buggy seat in a seated (rather than lying) position for the very first use. I actually had to give up and my husband, on his second attempt, finally mastered it.
You have to ensure the seat is reclined as far as possible in order to collapse the Ozone City, which is a bit of pain, and you can’t help but think the whole folding manoeuvre would be a whole lot easier if you had a third hand. It gets easier the more you use it, but all the same…
And I have to mention the separate Travel System Adaptor. This is fairly straightforward to use but it’s a whole other piece of kit that you’ll need to buy and take with you should you want to put your car seat onto the buggy. The Ozone City is pretty big as it is and fills my boot rather nicely, so I’m not a fan of anything additional that you have to remember to take with you and then fanny around with when you need to use it. I like an easy life!
Who is the Emmaljunga Ozone City Travel System best for?
Families who care about where their pram has come from, happy to pay a premium price for quality kit.
There’s no denying the Emmaljunga Ozone City is a travel system of the highest quality. While not the sassiest looking buggy, it has a huge range of colours and combinations for you to create a look you like. While there are lovely thoughtful features, such as highly waterproof and dirt repellent fabric, the folding mechanism and separate travel system adaptor won’t suit every parent’s needs, just like the price tag.
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|Child age (approx)||Birth to 3 years|
Dimensions & Weight
|Dimensions (folded)||H:90cm W:57cm L:52cm|
|Travel system compatible||Yes|
|Compatible car seats||Emmaljunga First Class 0+ Car Seat|
|Seat facing direction||Forward facing and parent facing|
|Front wheels||Lockable swivel|