Hauck Eagle buggy
The Hauck Eagle is an attractive buggy with a wealth of handy features. However, it’s fiddly to fold and not compact once collapsed.
The Hauck Eagle buggy is suitable from birth and has a reversible seat unit so your baby can face you or the world. A footmuff and raincover are included in its mid range £239.99 price tag. You can also purchase the Eagle as a travel system – or “Shop n Drive system” as Hauck has decided to call them. The travel system package also includes the Cocoon (a carrycot), and no adaptors for it or the car seat are required.
The Eagle buggy features height adjustable handlebars, adjustable footrest and a 4-position backrest. There’s a padded 5-point harness and bumper bar for safety, plus lockable front wheels that can rotate 360 degrees and a one-touch break at foot level on the rear wheels.
The Eagle has an easily accessed and roomy shopping basket underneath and comes in Turquoise, Plum and Charcoal.
What we love
The Eagle buggy is quick and easy to assemble (a task I normally dread) and attaching the wheels is a cinch.
For the price, the Hauck Eagle ticks all the boxes and then some. It’s more luxurious in appearance than I’m used to for the Hauck brand – I’ve reviewed some Hauck buggies in the past and they’ve tended to have a more cheap and cheerful feel.
The Eagle’s four wheels (rather than three) result in it feeling stable, easy to steer and pleasant to push, rather than jarring as you go over bumps.
The canopy, which is removable and can be hand washed, feels really durable and the padded lining is a nice, expensive-looking touch.
I was surprised to find the footmuff included in the price and although it’s not as thick and fluffy as some on the market, it’s more than enough to keep my 16-month-old Joseph warm on a breezy Spring day. It’s also handy that it’s washable.
The raincover is one of the best I’ve seen as it actually zips onto the buggy really neatly. This means it stays in place when you’re on the move. I was chuffed to find this is also included in the price.
The backrest reclines to four positions so is great for young babies napping on the move.
What to watch out for
I find the Eagle rather tricky to fold up and once folded in half it still seems bulky. Not a great choice if you only have a small boot or need to store it in a cupboard at home.
I’m also baffled by the height adjustable handlebars – as the difference between the two settings (102cm or 106cm) is just 4cm, this feature feels a bit pointless. At a fairly average 5ft 5inches, the buggy feels comfortable for me to push, but if you or your husband is giving Peter Crouch a run for his money in the height department, you may need to look elsewhere.
Who is the Hauck Eagle buggy best for?
Average height parents after a luxurious-looking buggy they don’t need to fold often.
The Hauck Eagle is an attractive buggy boasting good features and accessories at a reasonable price. However, the height adjustable handlebars feel pointless and it’s a bit bulky when folded.