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Petite Star Klassic travel system review

Our rating 
3.9 out of 5 star rating 3.9
User rating
£245.00 RRP
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In a nutshell

This is a practical, affordable, good quality travel system that can also act as a pram, rear facing and forward facing buggy
Fold/unfolding
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Manoeuvrability
4.5 out of 5 rating 4.5
Comfort for child
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Style
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Durability
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Worth the money
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Pros: Lightweight, forward and rear facing buggy seat, pram mode and buggy mode with no bassinet to store, low price
Cons: Not the most robust feeling, not slim enough to travel on a bus without noticing it
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The Petite Star Klassic has been discontinued, but if you’re after an affordable travel system, click here for the best available now.

However, if you still want to get your hands on this buggy there are a few secondhand models still circulating on websites like Amazon

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Petite Star were designing and manufacturing nursery products for over 50 years.  The brand was one of the most well-establihsed parenting companies in the world, but sadly it stopped making products and closed for good in 2014, we don’t know why.

However, as we mentioned earlier, you can still get your hands on some Petite Star products and buggies and even spares that are floating around on the internet.

With all secondhand products there’s guidelines you should check before buying

All in all, the Petite Star Klassic is a minimum fuss travel system coming in at a friendly, recession busting price.

Petite Star has produced the smooth new Klassic travel system. It is a 3-in-1 pramette that converts to a rear or forward facing pushchair with no need for an extra carrycot, and comes with a matching car seat.

The Petite Star Klassic features a multi-position handle, a matching removable bumper bar, which both my baby and toddler appreciated holding onto during the ride, a two-position canopy to shade out the sun as well as a fully reclining seat, the wheels are quick release with PV tyres.

The car seat, though not compatible with the ISOFIX so installed with your car’s own seatbelt, works well as part of a travel system. The car seat is smart and black and comfortable looking. You have to use separate black clips in order to fix the car seat to the frame of the buggy. The clips are easy to use and I’d say that it’s a relatively painless process.  I have tested car seats that are a lot more problematic to fit onto the chassis.

What we love

This is a minimum fuss, affordable travel system and ticks the boxes of everything a parent could need.  I wish it had been on the market six years ago when my eldest son was born!

The Klassic is very light and smooth to push, and the design is pleasingly modern. A lot of people remarked on my new pram – I think it looks a lot more expensive than it is.

I’m also delighted by the instructions – they’re so simple and easy to follow unlike a lot of other manuals, which often require the brains of Einstein!

Having also used rear facing pushchairs with my two elder children, I really enjoyed having eye contact with my 7-month-old daughter, Florence, in the Petite Star Klassic. We love the fact that it is forward and rear facing and that the position of the child can be switched around without too much heaving or panting. The seat itself is surprisingly lightweight.

The Klassic could also work for those who don’t want to buy a second, more lightweight buggy once their baby is out of a pram.

What to what out for

In comparison to its more expensive counterparts, the low-cost Klassic is not the most robust pram I’ve ever tested. Although it looks sleek in black, the actual texture of the fabric is a little on the flimsy side.

While easy to push in a straight line I find it tricky to steer and turn around corners.

In newborn, bassinet mode we did notice that the pram wobbled a bit.  I’m not sure I would have been 100% happy pushing my newborn around in it but it would be perfectly fine for snoozing in at home.

The shopping basket is one of the smallest I’ve seen and didn’t appear to be very robust. Another complaint is there’s nowhere to hang any shopping bags, which doesn’t render it the most practical buggy for shopping trips.

Who is the Petite Star Klassic travel system best for?

Mums on a budget who’d like one item to see them from birth through to 3 years.

MadeForMums verdict:

There’s an enormous amount to like about the Petite Star Klassic. While it can be used in a pram-like set-up and is adequate for newborns, it’s at its best with an older baby and toddler, given how well it works in pushchair mode.

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Product Specifications

Product

Brand Petite Star
Model Klassic travel system
Price £245.00

Suitable for

Child age (approx) Birth to 3 years

Dimensions & Weight

Weight 11.5kg
Dimensions H:99cm–106cm W:61cm L:81cm
Dimensions (folded) H:61cm W:94cm L:25.5cm

Features

Travel system compatible Yes
Compatible car seats Included
Seat facing direction Forward facing and parent facing
Front wheels Swivel
Recline positions 2
Features
  • Reversible buggy seat direction
  • Pram body converts into buggy seat so no separate carrycot to store
  • Multi position handle
  • Removable bumper bar
  • 2 Position canopy to shade out the sun
  • Fully reclining seat
  • Quick release wheels with pv tyres

Accessories

Accessories included Raincover, car seat
Optional extras White liner, £14.99