Tippitoes Reflect Twin Pushchair review

Our rating 
3.8 out of 5 star rating 3.8
User rating
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In a nutshell

Practical, sturdy and competitively priced – a great buy for parents of two. But it doesn't feel that light to lift.
Fold/unfolding
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Manoeuvrability
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Comfort for child
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Style
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Durability
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Worth the money
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Pros: Attractive, affordable, easy to fold and unfold, durable and good quality
Cons: Heavier than many umbrella-fold twin buggies, hoods and raincover inadequate

The Reflect Twin Pushchair is a well-priced, sturdy double buggy, ideal for nipping around town or taking on holiday. But bear in mind that what you gain in sturdiness, you also gain in weight.

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Tippitoes is an independent UK nursery brand that promises quality items at reasonable prices. It sells a large range of products covering just about everything you’d need for bedtime, bath time, feeding, play and travel. Its signature product was the first-ever doorway bouncer.

Tippitoes also sells a range of simple pushchairs, which now includes the Reflect, Tippitoes’ first twin buggy.

An umbrella-fold design, the Tippitoes Reflect Twin Pushchair is suitable from 6 months and up. It has all the safety features you’d expect, including 5-point safety harnesses, lockable swivel front wheels, easy-grip handles and linked rear-wheel brakes. Plus there’s all-round suspension, removable hoods with viewing panels, seats that recline independently (with toggles), shopping baskets and a raincover.

What we love

If garish colours, busy patterns or bold logos aren’t your thing, you’ll be impressed by the Reflect Twin Pushchair’s smart and simple look. The matt silver frame and black fabric make it look fuss free and modern.

I’ve tried a good many umbrella-fold strollers and this is by far the easiest to collapse and erect, which made it great for public transport and in cafés. A simple clip keeps the Reflect Twin compact when folded.

The Tippitoes Reflect Twin Pushchair feels like a strong and durable buggy. The fabric is thick and will wear well without showing marks. The frame is sturdy and squeak-free. The wheels and handles are good quality.

A brake works across all three sets of back wheels and, unlike many strollers of this style, the brake clicks on easily and stays in place.

I found the Twin Reflect easy to push and steer and it handled kerbs pretty well. The suspension made the ride comfortable and it felt safer and less flimsy to push than similar versions.

While basic, the seats are nice and upright and my twin boys seemed happy in them. They can be reclined if your child is sleeping, although not to flat and there are no headhuggers, so they’re not suitable for young babies.

The shopping baskets under each seat are small but functional and I could hang a few bags on the handlebars without the buggy tipping backwards as many do.

Occasionally, I’d find the wheels would catch going through doorways but its width never prevented me gaining access to anywhere I needed to go.

What to watch out for

Umbrella-fold buggies are designed to be portable and easy to transport when folded, yet this one is fairly heavy. At 13.5kg it weighs almost as much as a more substantial tandem or all-terrain buggy, and you do notice it as you heave it in and out of the car. The Reflect Twin may be one of the cheapest umbrella-fold twins on the market, but it also feels one of the heaviest.

It’s great that a raincover is included, but this one could do with being a little larger – my toddlers’ legs stuck out and because it only attaches at the bottom, they soon worked out they could reach up and pull it off. With smaller, less mischievous passengers, it would be fine in light showers but unlikely to hold up in heavier rain.

The hoods are small and don’t offer much protection from sun, wind or rain, and there are no aprons or footmuffs included for winter. As such, if you were going to be using this as your main buggy, you’d probably want to purchase universal footmuffs, as well as parasols or a sunshade and perhaps even a better raincover – so you’d need to factor these costs in.

The Reflect’s handlebars aren’t adjustable and they’re a little on the low side. I’m only 5ft 6in but found myself stooping as I pushed it.

Neither you or your children would find it that comfortable over long journeys or uneven terrain, but then again these types of strollers aren’t designed for that purpose.

Who is the Tippitoes Reflect Twin Pushchair best for?

Parents with older children after a durable, affordable stroller for short trips about town, public transport, holidays or keeping in the back of the car.

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MadeForMums verdict

A sturdy, practical twin stroller, the Tippitoes Reflect Twin Pushchair folds down small for transport or storage. The price tag is great, however do be beware of its weighty feel.