Mamas & Papas Trip review

Our rating 
3.8 out of 5 star rating 3.8
User rating
£75.00 RRP
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In a nutshell

A good-looking lightweight buggy that would be ideal for warm weather holidays
Fold/unfolding
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Manoeuvrability
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Comfort for child
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Style
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Durability
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Worth the money
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Pros: Breathable mesh sides. lightweight, carry strap, locks when folded, easily adjustable harness, surprisingly sturdy ride
Cons: No viewing window in canopy, small storage basket, no leg rest, no recline feature, mesh sides not ideal for cold weather
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Designed as a suitable choice for families on holidays, the Mamas & Papas Trip offers style and breathability, to help keep your child cool if you’re travelling in warmer climates. However, this lightweight buggy can’t be reclined when your toddler dozes off.

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A family-run, UK-based company, the Mamas & Papas brand has it all covered for parents. The pushchair collection is impressive to say the least and Mamas & Papas has really put a great deal of thought and effort into its line of lightweight buggies. The Mamas & Papas Trip lightweight buggy is the lowest price point (£75) but has many of the features of higher priced items. Finding a lightweight buggy that’s comfortable, stylish and durable is a challenge and the Mamas & Papas Trip ticks nearly all of the boxes.

What we love

The Mamas & Papas Trip lightweight buggy is a stylish and sturdy buggy. I was surprised that the ride was as smooth as it was. The Mamas & Papas Trip was easy to push (even one-handed) and looks great with a variety of colourways (Blueberry, Apple, Cherry).  The handles are well padded and easy on your hands.  

The seat has breathable mesh panels in the sides, which means the Mamas & Papas Trip lightweight buggy is an ideal choice for a warm-weather holiday destinations. Your child will remain cool while looking cool! 

The Mamas & Papas Trip folds up in a flash and is extremely compact when folded. It will easily fit in most car boots without a great deal of struggle. There’s a lock feature, too, so the Trip will stay securely closed when transporting it. The Mamas & Papas Trip has a handy carry strap on the side of the chassis, which make carrying it much simpler.

What to watch out for

The Mamas & Papas Trip doesn’t recline, which is the most disappointing factor about this lightweight buggy. If you’re going on holiday and touring about, your child is bound to fall asleep and they will not be in the ideal sleeping position.

The breathable mesh sides are handy for warm-weather climates but if you’re in cold-weather climates you’ll want to have a footmuff or buggy liner to keep your child from getting too cold. The seat of the Trip is not overly supportive. I found my daughter to be a bit compressed while riding in the buggy. The seat seems a bit “sling-like” and could do with a bit more support for additional comfort. 

If you have a footmuff or buggy liner installed in the Mamas & Papas Trip, it won’t fold completely flat, which can affect how well the lock catch holds the buggy shut. 

There’s no viewing window in the canopy and it is very stiff to secure and release. I was concerned that I might pinch my fingers in the catch.

Who is the Mamas & Papas Trip lightweight buggy best for?

Budget-conscious families after a compact, durable summer holiday buggy.

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MadeForMums verdict

The Mamas & Papas Trip lightweight buggy is a worthy choice for holidaying families looking to purchase an affordable and easy-to-transport buggy. Although it doesn’t recline and the seat could be slightly sturdier, the breathable mesh sides, style and functionality of the buggy make it worth your money.

Product Specifications

Product

Brand Mamas & Papas
Model Trip
Price £75.00

Suitable for

Child age (approx) 6 months to 3 years

Dimensions & Weight

Weight 5.2kg
Dimensions H:104cm W:47cm L:79cm
Dimensions (folded) H:26cm W:23cm L:103cm

Features

Seat facing direction Forward facing
Front wheels Lockable swivel
Recline positions None
Features
  • Breathable mesh seat
  • Carry strap
  • Lock to keep buggy closed once folded
  • Compact umbrella fold
  • Adjustable harness
  • Toy loop in canopy for baby's entertainment
  • Foam handles

Accessories

Accessories included Raincover, removable hood
Optional extras
  • Buggy liner
  • Cup holder and toddler handle
  • Parasol
  • Changing bag
  • Buggy bag
  • Striped knit blanket