So those eagle-eyed of you will have already noticed or more to the point read my out and about review with the Maxi-Cosi Mura Plus, however never one to do half a job I thought it best to share with you my findings after we have been using it for over a month!
Where to start ..
The smart and trendy looking Maxi-Cosi Mura Plus pushchair is super flexible and can be used from birth to 3.5years approx. It has 3 recline positions, so although not as many as some these have been really well thought out positions giving lots of flexibility for each age range you would use this for.
When it arrived I was really pleased and have to say “thank you Maxi-Cosi” – the reason? .. the box opened horizontally not vertically, saving me from the more than embarrassing task of not being able to reach to the bottoms like so many pushchairs before it! Not only could I get everything out safely it was really well packaged without being OTT or time-consuming!
I can also confirm that putting the bits together .. super simple! and if you don’t believe me you can see how it all works on Maxi-Cosi’s video HERE
I once again applaud Maxi-Cosi for their continued and dare I say it …. improved over sized hood that I have come to expect. Although my slight niggle with this one is the popper holding the bulk together when not in use doesn’t always hold it closed, like I say niggly not off-putting.
The Maxi-Cosi Mura Plus is a flexible travel system that can also be used with a car seat and carrycot and with its super parent or away facing options we loved it, in fact so much so we wish we had discovered it from birth!
Talking of parent facing, on others pushchairs this can be a really heavy option as the change of weight distribution can make it hard to get up and down kerbs without putting all your weight behind it …. this is not a problem for the Mura Plus. Even with my reasonably tall 3-year-old in, I have been really happy with the maneuverability!
Having mentioned the hood already I just wanted to clarify that for a 3-year-old in this pushchair there is in fact lots of room .. now when the hood is retracted back it does look like my little man is too big … this is not the case as when the hood is used as intended (bottom left photos) you can see there is more than enough room in there for his head without any issue at all … I am also pleased to note that the seat unit was lovely and roomy too!
I have not been a fan of all over raincovers in the past and I remain 50 50 with this one, in the past my biggest gripe had been vacuum packed child .. you know the one where its way too tight and it looks like the child cant breath never mind move .. but this ones size is nice and there is lots room for your child to move. What I wasn’t too fond of was the part black section, it felt like putting a hood on my beautiful pushchair .. I want to show it off not cover it up! .. but this probably could be personal choice?
When this pushchair is being used with the seat unit in forward facing mode the shopping basket can be a little tricky to access (not detrimental in my opinion) but in the parent facing mode or with a carrycot or car seat being used there is far more room which fits in way more than you could think!
What I adore about this pushchair is the ease of use, maneuverability and the sheer pleasure it is to get about town or country with it. Its sturdy and an all round joy to use but in the name of all things honest .. this is not the lightest pushchair that Maxi-Cosi do, nor is it the smallest!! you are never in a month of Sundays going to fit this in the boot of your fiat 500!! however with that not being a problem for me (Zafira) I prefer the sturdy build of this without a shadow of doubt.
Having previously been a fan of the New Loola since I reviewed that, and the old one if I am honest .. these have now been sidelined for this magnificent beast!
Disclaimer: This product was given to us for the purposes of reviewing. All thought’s and opinions are made independently by members of The Oliver’s Madhouse