The Hauck Capri Stroller is light, low priced and looks funky, however it offers a rattly ride and is wider than it appears.
The Hauck Capri Stroller has a sporty-looking aluminium frame that weighs 7.5kg and comes in four contemporary colourways. While it’s only suitable from 3 months, if you want to use it from birth, you can purchase the Hauck Carseat 0+ for £84.99 to create the Hauck Capri travel system.
The Capri Stroller has a 5-point harness and padded shoulder rests, and a seat that can be adjusted from a 110-degree upright position to a reclined 152-degree position. The handles are adjustable too, from 93cm to 108cm, and they also rotate 360 degrees, so you can get them to be just right for you.
What we love
The Hauck Capri Stroller was quick and easy to assemble with clear visual instructions and wheels that slotted on smoothly without the need for brute force. I managed to do it myself in about 30 minutes.
The Hauck Capri Stroller felt pleasantly lightweight compared to my usual Bugaboo Cameleon. The Capri is also a more practical option if you use your car a lot – it’s faster to fold and takes up less car boot space. Once folded, there’s a catch to keep it locked, so lifting the Capri in and out of the boot wasn’t tough. This is also good if you need to store it at home because you’ve got limited space.
The Capri is forward-facing only, and my 14-week-old Joseph enjoyed seeing more of the world than he’s used to (he’s been facing me in his Bugaboo until now).
What to watch out for
It’s irritating that you have to remove the hood before you can fold up the Hauck Capri Stroller. This is a very fiddly manoeuvre that involves unpopping four poppers, undoing two Velcro tags and pulling the hood out of two slots. Not brain surgery, but not easy when you’re in a rush or trying to get on the bus quickly.
The Hauck Capri Stroller also doesn’t fit down the aisle of a conventional bus. I had to ask the driver to let me on at the back. Once onboard, the Capri took up just over half of the buggy space – I was surprised at this because its design looked rather streamlined until then.
The Hauck Capri Stroller was very rattly, especially on rough ground. A walk along the towpath became a full-blown workout as I negotiated my way over the stones underfoot. The suspension just doesn’t compare to that of my smooth-riding Bugaboo. Because of this, the Capri ends up feeling a bit cheap and rickety.
While Joseph wasn’t bothered, I didn’t like that he was facing away from me.
The basket underneath is small, and the limited size was frustrating. It was only just big enough for an umbrella and a bottle of water. I had to hang my shopping bags on the handles, which meant the buggy reared back because the frame is so light.
The raincover isn’t included in the price – this will cost you an extra £15, and in the UK, it’s an essential.
Who is the Hauck Capri Stroller best for?
Parents who stick to smooth paths after an affordable, attractive option.
The Hauck Capri Stroller is a funky looking, no frills buggy. While it delivers modern looks at a budget price, it can’t handle rougher ground and doesn’t feel that durable.