Recently we got the opportunity to try out the lightweight Britax B-AGILE 4 pushchair and I was rather excited.
Previously we had the opportunity to try out their 3 wheeled version, the Britax B-AGILE 3 while travelling round London and had loved so many of its features but my hatred for 3 wheels was beginning to get the better of me. I guess 3 or 4 wheels some of us just have a massive preference and 3 wheels is not mine.
Because I had loved my B-AGILE 3 and so many of the features of the 3 were still the same for the 4 so I was immensely happy to get to try it out.
Firstly I have to say my biggest love of this pushchair came from the back length. Jacob is 2 and is fairly long in the body but the back length on the B-AGILE 3 and 4 is really spacious so it’s easy to see why they say it’s up to age 4 on the description it’s built with longevity in mind for both use and user!
Its soft foam handle bar is comfortable to push with and is at around 100 cms in height which is great for me but for someone 6 foot plus this might have to be tested first as it is a fixed handlebar so you are not able to adjust it.
I have always loved the oversized hoods on Britax pushchairs as they really do help weatherproof for the summer, eliminating any need for the dreaded parasol and allowing a less stressful summer time.
At the same time they weatherproof for the winter with water resistant fabrics and easily removable materials (ideal for washing). The hood is super easy to extend with its chunky zip and on the back of the hood there is a full length pocket built into the hood that is amazing.
In the hood pocket you can either fit your raincover or for me it makes for a super pocket to fit 2 or 3 nappies, packet of wipes, keys, phone and my purse so on the school runs I no longer bother with a handbag or nappy bag.
The Britax B-AGILE 4 is built with versatility in mind with its immensely easy fold which can be done one handed, it’s just as easy to set up again with the release catch on the side activated and then folded back out. These features alone have been a godsend through the wet and muddy months we have been reviewing it.
Also it’s worth pointing out that all 4 of the wheels have quick release buttons on so if like we did recently we ventured into a fair amount of mud while walking, I just popped the wheels off and popped them in a bag for cleaning once we got home and it kept the pushchair lovely and clean with minimal effort.
The recline feature on the Britax B-AGILE 4 is again another of its super easy features with pull toggles and a quick release toggle that allow this pushchair to fully recline giving you the lay flat you need for a newborn. For me however if this is the age group you wanted to use it with I would consider using it with a Britax Römer carrycot instead. The carrycot and the BABY SAFE Britax Römer car seat range will all fit onto this pushchair if you purchase the CLICK & GO® connectors (brackets are not included)
The only difference I have found with the B-AGILE 3 and 4 is that the 3 is a fraction lighter coming in just over 7.4 kgs and the 4 is 8kgs. For that extra wheel I think there is a tad bit more stability up and down kerbs so I think it really is just a matter of preference weather it 3 wheels or 4 for you.
There is a reasonable size shopping basket underneath but if your tot is fully reclined then it is a little bit fiddly to gain access but I discovered the sides are more flexible than you think and I have managed to get my shopping out from the sides instead.
Britax really have thought about ease of use with this pushchair and so it comes as no surprise that the harness is easy to adjust, its also easy to open and close even with a wiggly toddler. Its ease of use to push with one hand which is super. Also there are lots of reasonably priced optional extras you can purchase like the bumper bar, play tray, cosy toes or even the ability to use with carrycot or carseat to turn it into a travel system meaning you really can customise the pushchair for your own requirements.
Overall it’s a great contender in the lighter weight pushchair market.
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.