Review: Maxi-Cosi Loola Pushchair

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASo the end of a month of test driving  and reviewing the Maxi-Cosi Loola pushchair is upon us and it’s now all about the good the bad and the ugly!

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.

Maxi-Cosi Loola Pushchair ReviewWe 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.

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4.5 / 5 stars     
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36 Responses to Review: Maxi-Cosi Loola Pushchair

  1. We have a Loola, that is now 7 years old! It’s nice to see that some of my niggles with it have been addressed, although interesting that some things are still the same! I loved it when each of mine were tiny – I mainly used the car seat instead of the buggy bit, and the clip in and out was fab! But I did find it heavy, and never managed to fold it with the buggy bit in it! It was so easy to take apart though, so that wasn’t really an issue, unless you wanted to get on a bus! It lasted through three babies though, and even made the trip to the US with us, so that has to be a huge tick!

    • Jaime says:

      they certainly are built to last arent they! i have been so pleased some of my old niggles have been addressed too :-)

  2. Looks like the ‘what we loved’ way out-weigh the ‘little niggles’ though. Have enjoyed seeing your road tests!

  3. Notmyyearoff says:

    It looks really sturdy and pretty all at once. I love easy assembly anything and it looks like it’ll last for ages. I’m still on the search for an ultra light one that folds down to nothing!

    • Jaime says:

      have you looked at a Maxi Cosi noa?? I reviewed one last month and was shocked how small it folded and it was the lightest one i have come across x the review is on here somewhere x

  4. I had one of the older Loolas for S and loved it; I used it from when she was really tiny as the back went completely flat. I only stopped using it because it was just too wide and bulky so seeing that this one is smaller is a bonus. I also loved the shopping basket – am gutted that our new buggy doesn’t have anywhere near as much space!

    • Jaime says:

      yay for the Loola! i know what your saying about the old one being wider, this one fits in every shop i have been in and thats a fair few (although dont tell hubby!) x

  5. Afra says:

    Great post with really useful points for people pushchair shopping.

  6. TK says:

    I like the extended hood feature in this pushchair, most are too small to offer any real benefit. This one looks like a stable and sturdy one too.

  7. Love the idea of an adjustable handle – being a shortie, so many pushchairs were ruled out because they were too high for me to push comfortably! Sounds like a great pushchair!

  8. Alison says:

    Brings back the days when I used to struggle with pushchairs on the bus every day, this looks so much better than the one I had

  9. wendy says:

    sounds like a great pushchair xx

  10. Rache; says:

    I’ve always thought that this pushchair looks rather square and surprised that you have found it rather heavy as it doesn’t look heavy at all.

    Overall though – it does look like the pro’s outweigh the cons!

  11. I suddenly feel very old, my pushchair/stroller days are long gone!

  12. Andrea says:

    Looks great! Great review

  13. These look really sturdy, I’ve seen another reviewer with her buggy – looks fab

  14. Kim Carberry says:

    Looks and sounds fab!!

  15. Mummy of Two says:

    We still really like our Loola now all the ‘tests’ are over – it’s a fab pushchair – I like the idea of having a compatible change bag with it!

  16. Looks like a great pushchair and one I would consider for baby #2

  17. Cathie B says:

    Although Lucas is a bit too old to use a pushchair now, I loved this review. It was so light hearted and I would’ve definitely considered buying one based on this. Would love to see you review an F1 car………….. TOPGEAR – watch out!!!!! 😉

  18. I have pushchair envy! That looks really great :)

    Shame I no longer have an excuse to buy a pushchair!

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