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Maxi-Cosi Mura review

Our rating 
4.3 out of 5 star rating 4.3
User rating
£320.00 RRP
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In a nutshell

A sturdy, stylish, and adaptable buggy that focuses on five-star comfort for baby and a definite break from the norm
Fold/unfolding
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Manoeuvrability
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Comfort for child
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Style
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Durability
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Worth the money
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Pros: Exceptionally funky and well constructed, super-soft seat, forward or rear facing, glides over any terrain
Cons: Heavy, so difficult to push up hills, wide wheelbase makes it difficult to negotiate narrow aisles, folding with seat in place tricky
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With a soft spongy seat and simple sleek design, the Maxi-Cosi Mura is certainly eye catching and, like the trusted Maxi-Cosi CabrioFix car seat, is pretty close to perfect. That is, until you need to negotiate a narrow doorway.

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Assembling the Mura from scratch is the perfect way to get to grips with its myriad of features. Armed with a demonstration DVD and simple illustrations, everything was easy to locate and clip together. The seat simply clicks onto the sturdy frame and can be either forward or rear facing.

The seat reclines in three positions by lifting and gently pulling down a bar at the back. To raise it simply push it back up with your hand, which is so easy it deserves a round of applause. It also has a sturdy hood that can be extended to wrap around the seat in the fully reclined position.

It comes as a three- or four-wheel pushchair and is compatible with the award-winning Maxi-Cosi CabrioFix car seat. You can also buy a washable soft cot which folds down flat, or a carrycot, to make it suitable for newborns.

What we love

“Wow, what a cool buggy,” has been the reaction of people when I turn up with the Maxi-Cosi Mura. The overall quality and design of this buggy is superb; not just in the way it looks but in the fact that everything clicks so easily and effortlessly into place. It all fits together like a perfect jigsaw, from the easy one-pull method to remove the seat to attaching the durable rain cover.

The sun canopy is robust and gives great coverage and the seat, soft and molded like memory foam, feels like the comfiest I’ve tested. It’s covered in super-soft padding – Elsie looked like she was cruising around in an armchair – and has a three-point harness and a detachable T-bar in the middle for extra security.

Underneath the buggy is a reasonable-sized shopping basket with a pocket at the front containing its own pump. Marked in red, the brake is also easy to apply and disengage.

Usefully, the buggy’s handle has three settings and can be adjusted by simply pressing a button. Moving from pavement to loose stones, it also glided across any terrain and was easy to push thanks to its front wheel, which swivels 360° and can be locked when going off road.

What to watch out for

Weighing nearly 17kgs, the Mura isn’t a light pushchair and you really feel it when you’re going up hill. But weight isn’t a huge issue as it hugs the ground on any terrain, so feels very sturdy. What is more of an issue is its size.

It does, however, have an overall bulky feel to it, especially when it comes to the wheelbase, which is very wide. Going through our front door (we have a tiny terrace cottage) was very tight – it only just made it. The basket is also a little on the small size and practically non-existent when the seat’s fully reclined.

Folding the buggy up is a bit of a pain, as it’s recommended that you remove the seat first. But once the seat is off, using the handle-based buttons, there’s a ‘basic’ fold, followed by a more compact fold if required, and the wheels can also be removed in a one-click movement for stowing in a smaller space, i.e. the boot of our car. It’s just quite a complicated process. It is possible to learn how to fold it with the seat on but it certainly took practice to master this and is so much easier when the seat is removed.

Who is the Maxi-Cosi Mura best for?

Uber cool parents (with wide doors) who want the very best in terms of comfort and safety for their baby.

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MadeForMums verdict

The Mura is a well-constructed, stylish pushchair that’s durable and versatile; with a carrycot and a forward or rear-facing seat, it’s all you need from birth to 4 years. Its overall quality and finish make it good value for money, as long as you can accept that your paintwork on your skirting boards will need retouching from time to time thanks to the wide wheel base.

Product Specifications

Product

Brand Maxi-Cosi
Model Mura
Price £320.00

Suitable for

Child age (approx) Birth to 4 years

Dimensions & Weight

Weight 16.8kg
Dimensions H:102cm W:64cm L:105cm
Dimensions (folded) H:86cm W:65cm L:52cm

Features

Travel system compatible Yes
Seat facing direction Forward facing and parent facing
Front wheels Lockable swivel
Recline positions 3
Features
  • Molded seat
  • Adjustable harness
  • Removable t-bar
  • Removable seat can be rear or forward facing
  • Padded harness
  • Three reclining positions
  • One press adjustable handle
  • Sun canopy
  • Basket
  • Cover can be removed and washed

Accessories

Accessories included Rain cover, basket and car seat adaptors