Recently we were very lucky to have a Britax B-Agile 3 pushchair sent over to us to put through its paces and I have to say the perfect time to really test it was a recent weekend trip to London. After all nothing puts a pushchair though its paces than life in a hectic city!
On opening the box I found that the pushchair came in 5 pieces: seat unit, hood & 3 separate wheels. Putting it together the hood zipped on and then clipped in on the sides and the wheels popped on so we were ready to roll in no time at all.
The fold mechanism is a great feature as it folds from the middle of the seat unit backwards with just a push of a grey button on the side and pulling up a handle located in the seat unit itself. It made light work of folding when on public transport and even the London Eye!
This pushchair had lots of nifty features like the very large zipped pocket in the hood which can either hold the raincover or fit in nappies, wipes, purse, phone and other essentials and it also has puncture free wheels that easily pop off if needed.
There is also an adjustable hood which you can unzip to drop forward to stop the sun getting in your little ones eyes! (bye-bye fiddly parasols!) And the hood apron also zips off at the back to allow more air flow through the pushchair in the hotter weather. There is the standard viewing window built into the hood too which is a bonus allowing you to keep an eye on your little one.
The Britax B-Agile 3 can be used as a travel system with the Click & Go detachable adapters which can be used to attach the Britax Baby-Safe infant carrier as well as the carrycot although these will need to be purchased separately.
In my opinion it’s a shame that the handle height is not adjustable however I am 5ft and I push with no problems, my hubby who is 5ft 10 also has no problems pushing but it’s always nice to get the best angle for you to push. Also if using with a cosy toes and snow suit the harness straps don’t seem to have more expansion on them compared to most but we had no issues using it generally.
The only other negative I have found is the rain cover, its immensely easy to fit (bonus) but it literally just goes over the top but it does seem to have lots of extra plastic … although I would much rather have more than less.
The pushchair itself is amazingly light to push and manoeuvres beautifully through the chaotic streets of London and it has been a godsend on public transport too.
If you are looking for something stylish and flexible from school runs to holidays this lightweight (7.8kgs) offering from Britax is certainly worth taking a look at.
Disclaimer: We were sent this product for the purposes of this review. All thoughts and opinions were independently formed by members of The Oliver’s Madhouse.