If you have not seen the new product on the block from Britax, Well I am pleased to say I have and I am going to be sharing it in full colour details along with my thoughts in this post.
Britax this summer have launched its first super lightweight pushchair and aptly named, Holiday.
The Britax Holiday pushchair is immensely lightweight coming in at a mere 5kgs and with the added carry bag this pushchair is designed for travel. From planes, trains and automobiles this pushchair has a massive amount of flexibility to navigate anywhere in the world along with baby.
It is super compact when folded and comes with the ability to free stand when folded and you can even carry it on your shoulder with its built-in carry strap!
Travelling With The Britax Holiday
We have loved using this and can see it being used so many more times in it’s not so distant future!
It has been amazing for when we camp as it folds really small and can be stowed in a foot well if needs be. It also has easily removable covers for easy cleaning.
The hood has a UPF of 50+ to help protect little people. For me however it would have been advantages especially if using on holidays (where its sunny) for the hood to have been slightly bigger for better coverage but that has been my only negative thought.
The mesh panels on the seat were great for allowing airflow when its warm so Jacob didn’t get too hot and sweaty which is something I personally hadn’t seen on another pushchair.
Being able to throw it on your back is super when we are running around with a toddler so instead of running around dragging a pushchair you can throw it over your shoulder and keep moving.
For me the hood is the only thing that I would have preferred to be bigger but all the features do work well. The little tiny wheels are ace for speeding over hard terrains like concrete, tarmac and paving. Over softer ground like grass the pushchair isn’t as stable but it did still do the job. It’s obviously not built for off roading but that’s OK as I wouldn’t be using it for rougher terrains anyway.
The folding mechanism is a two-handed job with a grey button on the cross beam on the handlebar that you need to depress first, followed by lifting the black catches on either handlebar and pushing forward so the pushchair folds.
It sounds more complicated than it really is and it takes mere seconds so great for on the move folding on public transports and the like.
It has easily adjustable 5 point harness with padded shoulder straps and with the built-in strap shorteners built-in to the seat you really can make sure the straps fit well for any age.
The basket is far bigger than I expected which is great news but can be a little tricky to access for larger items. However the big open groove at the back did allow for easy milk and bread access which is great news if you are using to nip to the shops.
What you can’t really do with the pushchair is hang bags from the handles. This pushchair is built totally for speed and being lightweight not a pack-horse so unless your nappy bag fits underneath you are probably going to have to carry it yourself.
Overall I love this pushchair for what it is, a lightweight travel buggy.
Its well made and has been designed for easy cleaning of the fabrics and great for on the move with its quick fold.
There is no recline function which is a little disappointing but I guess to have a pushchair this light you have to compromise on somethings.
However for us I am thrilled as Jacob is 19 months and no wanting to walk everywhere but he’s not ready to fully walk everywhere. We love it for travelling and its great for throwing in the car when we go camping and I can imagine on a flight it’s going to come into its own.
Disclaimer: This product was sent for the purposes of this review. All thoughts and opinions were independently formed by members of The Oliver’s Madhouse