Over the last few weeks we have had to unpack and assemble the Maxi-Cosi Loola pushchair, which I am pleased to say this was super easy, within 10 minutes it was together and ready to rock and roll .. although I personally did find the instructions a little small.
We took the Maxi-Cosi Loola out and about and loved it and found that it was easy to manoeuvre with one hand, easy to get up and down kerbs and the adjustable handle was a lovely feature too with having a shorty (that’s me) and tall one (that’s hubby). Getting it in and out the car is not the easiest as it still is fairly heavy but we would sacrifice that to have the lovely features of this pushchair.
Public transport was also not an issue for the Maxi-Cosi Loola and it even coped well with a shopping excursion, largely down to the really large shopping basket and to the sturdiness of pushchair.
So down to the nitty gritty:
What We Loved:
- The easy assembly
- Large extendable hood
- Great manoeuvrability (even one handed and including going backwards)
- Easily fold and unfold
- Wheel locking on the chassis as opposed to the wheels (keeping hands clean!)
- Forward and parent facing mode
- Large shopping basket (with the crossbar inside the bottom of the basket as opposed to the top like the old version)
- Sturdy a secure to push
- Adjustable handle
- More user friendly bumper bar than the old Loola
Our Little Niggles:
- Instruction booklet is way to small to decipher the diagrams properly (thankfully you don’t really need the instructions to assemble)
- The hood doesn’t clip like the rest of the pushchair I personally prefer a ‘click’ like the rest of the pushchairs connections.
- I am not a fan of the complete all over raincover ( I prefer the old zip on hood version)
- Still quite heavy to be getting in and out all the time (however I feel the extras it gives you for what I feel will be a versatile long lasting pushchair, its worth it)
- My final request would be to have the changing bag included, it has specially designed hooks for it so it would be nice to have the whole pushchair unit as a whole when buying it (obviously that’s just a nicety not necessity)
Disclaimer: We were given the Maxi-Cosi Loola pushchair for the purposes of reviewing. However all opinions stated in this review were independently formed by members of The Oliver’s Madhouse.