Nuna, a smart, Dutch inspired brand is run by a father of two who wanted to combine style with durability and functionality. All their products are made using incredibly high end and durable materials and most-importantly are created to grow with your child – there’s nothing worse than having to change your pushchair once they get too big.
The Nuna IVVI, is a luxury pushchair system. The best thing about it is that all components are sold separately, which is great if you are short on space and don’t want to have to store something that you may not need or use for the time-being. With its space-age looks, the Nuna IVVI is practical and simple to use.
That said, it will set you back £600 for just the stroller – and will cost an additional £200 for the carrycot, but is it worth that sort of cash?
- Car seat
How was it out of the box?
I was really impressed with how simple it was to put together. You simply pop it out the box, click on the all-terrain wheels and you’re good to go. Changing from forward to rear facing couldn’t be easier, it just clips out and you turn it round and slot it back in, although with a new-born rear-facing was the order of the day.
What about folding?
The Nuna IVVI’s folding mechanism, like all the other adjustments, feels crisp and precise and the pushchair can be folded with or without the seat attached. It folds simply by sliding two clips either side of the buggy towards you before neatly lowering down, making a neat parcel, which you can then wheel to and fro like a trolley. It stands safely on its own too, so no tough carrying or balancing when loading the car.
To unfold the buggy, you just pull the handle towards you and flip it open. You can also remove the airless tyres at the click of a button.
Did you like the style?
The buggy comes in four colours, ‘Caviar’, ‘Safari’, ‘Ruby’ and ‘Graphite.’ All colours are lavish yet understated making each of them?perfect for both boys and girls.
How is it to push?
The Nuna IVVI’s is comfortable to push. It glides along swiftly, and is easy to steer even on uneven terrain – but tight turns were tougher due to the size. The lockable front swivel wheels handle the bumpiest of surfaces beautifully, whilst its suspension technology also helps to absorb the biggest of bumps, making it perfect for even the lightest of sleepers. The pushchair can be pushed easily with one hand too – and the adjustable push bar made it comfortable for my 6ft 2 husband. No excuses now!
What about the hood?
The hood is fab too, it folds right down to cover your little one, and has an extendable canopy with a flip out eyeshade, which is extremely easy to use when baby needs shading from the sun. There is also a ‘peek-a-boo’ window at the back, allowing you to check on your sleeping baby. This, like everything else, has been well considered and is held in place easily with discrete magnets.
How comfortable was it?
The chair is lengthy and I’ve no doubt it would be suitable for my baby for a long time. My 3-month-old went off to sleep quickly and looked so comfortable with the well-padded and luxurious liner. Her head was also well supported by the head hugger and although she looked small in such a big seat, I was satisfied that she was extremely snug and secure. The lap restraint bar seems to be pretty low, but like everything else it can be easily tilted, opened, or removed completely with a few clicks.
What did you think of the storage basket?
I loved the well-structured shopping basket at the base, too. It has two compartments, which are easily accessible and huge…perfect for holding shopping and her change bag yet secure enough for holding my handbag and purse.
How compact and portable was it?
I found it pretty awkward when shopping in small shops and getting in and out of doors. The back wheels are very wide and I got caught up on something or crashed into things very easily – my steering probably didn’t help!
At only 5ft 2, I also felt the pushchair was very dominating and got lots of “Gosh that’s big” comments. It was also difficult putting it into the boot of my small corsa. It was easier to pop it on the back seat, rather than take the wheels off each time I wanted to go in the car, meaning my back seats had to be protected from any muck that had accumulated on the wheels. I also wouldn’t be comfortable getting on and off of trains and buses with it, especially in busy cities like London.Thankfully, I live it Kent with big quiet footpaths, which made it perfect for walking with.
Is it good value for money?
It’s pretty expensive too. At £600 for just the pushchair, you’ll also need to fork out for a footmuff in the winter, which retails at £70, the carrycot which is £200 and if required the Pipa carseat , which is £150 and comes with adapters that fit on the pushchair’s frame (see the review of Nuna Pipa here ), again very easily.
Who is the Nuna IVVI best for?
Parents who love to walk everywhere, and want a smooth, plush ride for them and their little ones.
The Nuna IVVI has been thoughtfully designed. It’s a joy to push in spacious areas and the great outdoors, but it’s expensive. You do however get what you pay for and will benefit from a robust, long-lasting pushchair that looks modern and comfortable for you and your little angel. Just don’t expect it to be pretty. It’s more contemporary than attractive but has lots of user-friendly features, which don’t require a manual to utilise.