3 & 4 wheel stollers and prams review

CHOICE tested a mix of three-wheel and four-wheel strollers and prams for safety, durability and ease of use.
 
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02.Results

What to buy

Brand and price

  • Childcare Hola 015410-140 (4 wheeler) - $400
  • Bebe Care Caprice 015415-172 (4 wheeler) - $500
  • Love N Care Uni Coupe BP9756N (4 wheeler) - $499
  • Mountain Buggy Single Urban Elite (3 wheeler) - $860
  • Steelcraft Strider 30132T (4 wheeler) - $449
 

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Results tables

Brand / model (in order of ease of use score) Passed all our safety tests Passed all our durability tests Ease of use score (%) Price ($)
Recommended
Childcare Hola 015410-140 (A)
www.cnpbrands.com.au 
65 400
Bebe Care Caprice 015415-172 #
www.cnpbrands.com.au
60 500
Love N Care Uni Coupe BP9765N
www.lovencare.com.au
60 499
Mountain Buggy Single Urban Elite
www.mountainbuggy.com.au
60 860
Steelcraft Strider 30132T 
www.britax.com.au
55 449
Worth considering
Swallow Whisper (B)
www.babyco.com.au
65 299
Phil & Teds Dash SPD
www.philandteds.com
55 750
Not Recommended
Bugaboo Cameleon 74100 RD01 (C)
www.worldlykids.net
 
60 1600
Peg Perego Uno
www.pegperego.com
    65 849
Bertini X2 Automatic 004863
www.bertini.com.au
    60 1117
Maclaren MX3 (D)
www.cnpbrands.com.au
    60 650
Red Castle Shop'n Jogg Disc II
www.sahai.com.au
    55 799
 


  Features Specifications
Brand / model (in order of ease of use score) Type of stroller (number of wheels) Reversible handle / seat direction Backrest / Seat tilt positions Front bar or tray Front brakes Rear brakes Maximum recommended weight of child (kg) Bottom basket capacity (kg) Stroller weight (kg)* Dimensions (cm, H x W x D)**
Recommended
Childcare Hola 015410-140 (A)
www.cnpbrands.com.au
4 Seat (E) / 3 bar Linked 17 3 14.2 100 x 61 x 108
Bebe Care Caprice 015415-172 #
www.cnpbrands.com.au
4 Seat (E) / 3 bar Linked 17 5 15.7 115 x 64 x 100
Love N Care Uni Coupe BP9765N
www.lovencare.com.au
4 Handle (E) / - bar Individual Linked 25 ns 13.5 102 x 64 x 103
Mountain Buggy Single Urban Elite
www.mountainbuggy.com.au
3 (E) / - Linked 35 5 11.4 108 x 69 x 110
Steelcraft Strider 30132T 
www.britax.com.au
4 Seat 1 / 3 bar Linked 17 4 12.8 109 x 70 x 102
Worth considering
Swallow Whisper (B)
www.babyco.com.au
3 3 / - bar Linked 18 5 11.3 108 x 60 x 111
Phil & Teds Dash SPD
www.philandteds.com
3 (E) / - bar Linked 40 3 12.8 108 x 62 x 102
Not Recommended
Bugaboo Cameleon 74100 RD01 (C)
www.worldlykids.net
4 Both 1 / 3 bar Linked 17 4 12.9 115 x 80 x 89
Peg Perego Uno
www.pegperego.com
4 Handle 3 / - bar, tray Linked 15 5 10.5 107 x 69 x 94
Bertini X2 Automatic 004863
www.bertini.com.au
4 Seat 4 / - bar Linked 20 4 15.0 101 x 62 x 105
Maclaren MX3 (D)
www.cnpbrands.com.au
3 (E) / - bar Linked 25 2 12.7 119 x 63 x 129
Red Castle Shop'n Jogg Disc II
www.sahai.com.au
3 3 / - bar Individual Linked 20 5 13.7 105 x 61 x 108
 

Table notes

Price The recommended retail price, advised by manufacturers in August 2008, or the price we paid.

# Discontinued.

* Including supplied accessories. Rounded to the nearest 100g.
** Maximum dimensions when in use. Rounded up to the next cm.

(A) Exclusive to Toys R Us.
(B) To be replaced by new model in October 2008.
(C) Replaced by upgraded model.
(D) Available until stocks run out.
(E) Variable (no fixed positions).

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