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For a luxurious ride for two from a company that maintains a high tradition of craftsmanship, look no further. The Emmaljunga Twin Nitro buggy, made in Sweden, is sumptuous and smooth in every way, but unfortunately bears a price tag to resemble it.
Emmaljunga, an established manufacturer of quality prams since 1925, is a company you may not have heard of unless you live near a local, specialist baby shop. But, then this is very ‘Emmaljunga.’ Claiming to be the only manufacturer to retain production in Sweden and Europe, investing heavily in product development, environmental safeguards, craftsmanship and eco-friendliness it is not surprising Emmaljunga is unable to mass-produce its prams and buggies.
The Emmaljunga Twin Nitro is a luxury twin buggy that can be used for twins or siblings. If using for newborns you can use the Quadrolift, a cocoon said to have four different purposes – a cocoon, foot muff, seat pad or a lift. It’ll add £160 to the price.
The Twin Nitro buggy itself boasts small swivel puncture-free wheels at the front for easy movement, individual backrests and footrests for each child, and reversible seats, making it extremely versatile. And as for comfort, the seats are alluring even for an adult.
The Twin Nitro also boasts a 5-point stretch safety harness, so no adjustment necessary when reclining the seats, a height-adjustable handle for you, and a large hood for protection. Add to this the sizeable shopping basket and this buggy really does offer everything you could want, apart from the size!
What we love
There’s a lot to love about the Emmaljunga Twin Nitro. Apart from the funky sounding name, it is pure luxury, and I have to say my toddler Tippi loves it, and has been know to cry when I try and take her out. The seats are so comfortable and made from a special ProtexTM fabric, which is dirt repellent, particularly water repellent and made with no harmful substances but manages to protect against sun, wind and cold conditions. Not bad!
Tippi also loved the bar that went across the front, especially when crossing even the rockiest of terrains. I think she thought she was on a ‘fun ride.’
With great suspension and manoeuvrability the Twin Nitro is smooth, which is great for when I put my friend’s newborn in. We used the Quadrolift, a cocoon for a new baby that you want to dive straight into. The furry lining is so velvety soft it’s fit for a King or a little Prince in this case. And it’s very easy to detach and re-attach so as not to wake your sleeping newborn. We loved it.
Other pluses included the ease with which you can set it up. We didn’t really need the instructions, only to look at how to attach the Quadrolift, which was simple. The wheels attach and detach easily, which is good news, as you may have to do this a bit considering the size of it.
I was particularly pleased to learn Emmaljunga’s products are made in an eco-friendly manner. Emmaljunga’s pram factory reduced its cO2 emissions in 2007/2008 by over 400 tonnes a year. With such a mix of tradition and new working practices, it’s no wonder Emmaljunga is proud to be Europe’s oldest yet probably most modern pram factory.
What to watch out for
The size! Emmaljunga claims this buggy offers plenty of space for your children yet manages to keep it as narrow as possible. I would have to question this. Admittedly I live in a city with narrow streets, but even on the wider paths I find the Twin Nitro too large, forcing passers-by off the street. And, don’t get me started on passing buggies! Maybe there are much larger pathways in Sweden? I also had to take the wheel off when trying to fit it through the front door, so unless you have a big house this may be something to watch out for.
The Twin Nitro is also expensive, which considering the amount of work that goes into an Emmaljunga buggy is understandable, but in my mind it’s still too expensive for many budgets.
Emmaljunga is not readily available everywhere so you will need to check on its website to locate where your nearest store is.
Who is the Emmaljunga Twin Nitro double buggy best for?
Families who have a relatively big country house after a luxury ride for their little ones.
A fantastic ‘all-weather permitting’ twin buggy made for complete comfort. The Emmaljunga Twin Nitro is great for being out in the country on bumpier terrain where there’s not many narrow pathways and human traffic. Pure luxury for your twins or siblings!
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|Child age (approx)||From Birth|
|Both seats suitable from birth||Yes|
Dimensions & Weight
|Dimensions||H:108cm W:79cm L:96cm|
|Dimensions (folded)||H:50cm W:79cm L:89cm|
|Travel system compatible||No|
|Seat facing direction||Forward facing and parent facing|
|Front wheels||Lockable swivel|