In a nutshell

A very good travel system that moves easily, is simple to use and comfortable.

What we tested

  • Fold/unfolding
    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.
  • Manoeuvrability
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Comfort for child
    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.
  • Style
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Durability
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Worth the money
    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.


  • Easy to use, simple to swap between car seat and carrycot, forward and rear facing seat directions, big shopping basket, sturdy but easy to manouevre, snug carrycot included in price


  • Slightly wide, which is difficult on narrow streets

Mamas & Papas certainly knows how to produce comfortable, value-for-money travel systems, and the Zoom is no exception. It looks top-notch, is sturdy and reliable and does everything it should do. As for zooming around, this isn’t a problem, unless you live on or near narrow streets.


The Mamas & Papas Zoom Travel System ticks all the right boxes. Its contemporary design puts it up there with other stylish, modern travel systems, and it’s also extremely practical. The 3-wheel pushchair is easy to manoeuvre and although it feels slightly wide, it takes very little effort to push. Front and rear wheel suspension helps.

With a backrest recline that lies flat, adjustable leg rest and bumper bar, it’s a comfortable ride, and not just for your baby. An adjustable foam grip handle means extra comfort for you, too. There's also the snug carrycot, a raincover, removable swivel wheels and a forward and rear facing buggy seat, which all add up to mean a good buy. It only comes in black, but if it was good enough for Henry Ford...

The Zoom is compatible with either Mamas & Papas Cybex Aton car seat (£140) or with Mamas & Papas Primo Viaggio car seat (£145), both of which require a pair of adaptors (£25). At the time of reviewing, you can purchase the Zoom (£429) and get the Cybex Aton car seat for no extra cost. Saving £140 is not to be sniffed at!

What we love

This isn’t normally the first thing I’d notice in a travel system, but I have to mention the sizeable shopping basket. It’s a great size! My huge changing bag, which is equipped to carry a toddler and baby’s belongings, fits in with ease. There’s no need to squash it in place. And there’s room for a carrier bag after a shopping trip. It may not be a priority when buying a travel system, but it’s certainly a big consideration.

Although the pushchair feels slightly bulkier than others, this can be a positive attribute. When my 11-month-old daughter Heidi leans to one side in a more streamlined pushchair, we’ve found ourselves veering off in another direction much to my toddler Tippi’s delight. However, the Zoom is sturdy enough to stay on course and hold its own.

Changing from forward to rear facing and vice versa is unbelievably easy. I had no trouble doing it at all, which is saying something! The same goes for exchanging the buggy seat for the carrycot or car seat. The carrycot is very snug, and you know if your baby’s going to get a good sleep anywhere it will be in there.

I used the Mamas & Papas Cybex Aton car seat with adaptors for this travel system. It clicked on very easily and was again comfortable, although slightly tricky to pull off the system as you need two hands to do it.

The Zoom turns easily, is really easy to assemble and looks like a top-notch travel system but without the price tag. All in all, it’s very good value.

What to watch out for

The Zoom is quite wide, which can be tricky when navigating the narrow streets where I live. Also, because of its size it doesn’t fold down as small as some other pushchairs.

There aren’t many negatives to the travel system though I wasn’t overly keen on the Cybex Aton car seat – I had it in a denim fabric, which wouldn’t be my personal choice, and it felt a little clunky. That said, you could choose the Primo Viaggio car seat with the Zoom, if you prefer.

Who is the Mamas & Papas Zoom Travel System best for?

Parents after a reliable, sturdy, comfortable travel system that looks smart.


MadeForMums verdict

The Zoom is a stylish, dependable travel system. It’s easy to push, simple to assemble and really very comfortable. The carrycot is snug and, along with the car seat, both click on and off the chassis with ease. Apart from looking good, it’s very functional and although it’s slightly wide, it’s stable and stays on course.

Product Specifications

BrandMamas & Papas
Suitable for
Child age (approx)Birth to 3 years
Dimensions & Weight
DimensionsH:107cm W:60cm L:96cm
Dimensions (folded)H:32cm W:60cm L:85cm
Travel system compatibleYes
Compatible car seatsMamas & Papas Cybex Aton car seat (as used in this review), Mamas & Papas Primo Viaggio car seat
Seat facing directionForward facing and parent facing
Front wheelsSwivel
Recline positionsMulti-position
  • Backrest reclines to lie-flat position
  • Adjustable leg rest
  • Gate-opening and removable bumper bar
  • Foam grip handles
  • Includes lie-flat carrycot
  • Front and rear wheel suspension
  • Removable swivel wheels
  • 5 Point safety harness
  • Viewing panel in hood
  • Choice of two mamas & papas car seats
Accessories includedCarrycot, raincover
Optional extras
  • Mamas & Papas Cybex Aton car seat (required to create the travel system reviewed here)
  • Mamas & Papas Primo Viaggio car seat