MadeForMums reviews are independent and based on expertise and testing. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission, but this never influences our product choices.

Mothercare Ultimate Collection Stroller review

Our rating 
4.1 out of 5 star rating 4.1
User rating
£150.00 RRP
mothercare-ultimate-collection-stroller_12278

In a nutshell

What you see is what you get with this lightweight buggy; a solid buy for those with a tight budget
Fold/unfolding
4.5 out of 5 rating 4.5
Manoeuvrability
4.5 out of 5 rating 4.5
Comfort for child
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Style
3.5 out of 5 rating 3.5
Durability
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Worth the money
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Pros: Simple and easy to operate, ticks all the most essential boxes, competitively priced, light, suitable from birth
Cons: Very few bells and whistles, instruction manual could do with an overhaul, not travel system compatible
Skip to view product specifications

The Mothercare Ultimate Collection Stroller is a lightweight buggy suitable from birth. It’s simple, functional and won’t break the bank, though it may not offer enough for parents after all the bells and whistles for their baby.

Advertisement

The Mothercare Ultimate Collection Stroller neatly straddles that fine line between luxury and budget. It’s very comfortable, has four recline positions (from virtual lie-flat to almost sitting upright), yet does not have the many nice but ultimately unnecessary extras, which is why it falls clearly in the ‘affordable’ category.

The Mothercare Ultimate Collection Stroller is branded as a luxury stroller with umbrella folding action, suitable from birth and offering a delicate design on a sleek, stylish frame. It comes with an aluminium chassis, lockable swivel wheels, adjustable calf rest, ultra padded cosytoes and includes the hood and Mothercare Weathershield. And at 8.7kg, it’s also wonderfully lightweight.

What we love

Many manufacturers claim that their buggies fold and unfold as easy as A-B-C. You believe the spin, buy one and then the folding turns out to be as easy as D-I-F-F-I-C-U-L-T. The Mothercare Ultimate Collection Stroller lives up perfectly to its claim. Collapse and click, and any crowded bus will still welcome you aboard. And unfolding is also simple, which is crucial for mums with their hands full. Top marks on this front.

The price is also a plus-point and a very fair reflection of the product. If this were a car, you’d agree it’s not a BMW, but also not a super-budget SmartCar.

Ultimately, though, your baby’s comfort and happiness will be the true measure of a good buggy. My daughter went seamlessly from her old, much-loved stroller to the Mothercare Ultimate Collection Stroller. And with four recline positions, sleeping was a joy.

What to watch out for

There’s little to really fault on this lightweight buggy. It lives up to its billing. But if I have to nitpick, it’s the hood. It’s a bit loose and flimsy. And while it shades perfectly from the sun, a windy day could leave your baby with more fresh air than he or she might care for. An easy fix would be a few more Velcro strips and clip-buttons by the manufacturers.

Who is the Mothercare Ultimate Collection Stroller best for?

Parents who want a generous hint of luxury in their stroller without having to remortgage the home.

Advertisement

MadeForMums verdict

The Mothercare Ultimate Collection Stroller is a great in-betweener. Not the best or most glamorous stroller ever seen, but also far from the priciest. It’s worthy of a look if you’re after a light, middle-of-the-road model that just gets on with the job.

Product Specifications

Product

Brand Mothercare
Model Ultimate Collection Stroller
Price £150.00

Suitable for

Child age (approx) Birth to 3 years

Dimensions & Weight

Weight 8.7kg
Dimensions H:106cm W:36cm L:74cm
Dimensions (folded) H:106cm W:36cm L:22.5cm

Features

Seat facing direction Forward facing
Front wheels Lockable swivel
Recline positions 4
Features
  • Four recline positions
  • Adjustable calf rest
  • Suitable birth
  • Lightweight
  • Shopping basket
  • Cosytoes converts to seat liner
  • Detachable hood

Accessories

Accessories included Detachable hood, Mothercare Weathershield, shopping basket, cosytoes
Optional extras UV parasol, £24.99