For those of you that don’t know .. in fact that is all of you..
I am really pleased to announce that having worked with Maxi-Cosi last year reviewing the Noa and the Loola Pushchairs, I am really happy to announce that I will also be working with them again this year and there are some super exciting things happening over at Maxi-Cosi HQ so watch this space!
So a few weeks ago I was sent over the Maxi-Cosi Mura Plus pushchair so I could give it a run for its money.
After putting this deluxe beast together (more on that to come next week) we set off for a trip out!
Now living in Nottinghamshire we are surrounded by extremes of terrains pretty much on the doorstep and so we were keen to try some of them out with some lovely outings planned and the odd shopping trip obviously!
The Mura Plus is designed for a children up to the age of 3.5 year /0-15kgs and Joshua is a reasonably tall 2 years 11 months old I really expected him to be super heavy in the pushchair as it is fairly weighty on its own at 15kgs but I was more than pleasantly surprised, manoeuvring the pushchair with Joshua in was really easy even to push with one hand, which I think is down to the massive foam filled tyres (which are also puncture resistant) It is worth noting that with the pushchair in parent facing mode it was exceptionally easy to move and lift up kerbs. In my opinion other pushchairs have been notoriously heavy in this mode, so it was a lovely surprise.
Also its worth mentioning that the hood, although looks like it’s too small and gets in Joshua’s way when it’s fully retracted, actually when the hood is extended it does not get in the way one bit and give excellent coverage.
This pushchair is one of the biggest Maxi-Cosi do I which was why I was sceptical that travelling round shops with the chunky wheels and width would make for an easy trip, but after shopping in town I did not come across any isle I could not get through and with its super swift turning it made for a dream to get about, even over Chesterfield’s cobbled streets!
The only slight compromises I think you have with this pushchair is the fact that in forward facing mode getting things into the basket can be a little tricky (while using the seat unit) although better in parent facing mode than world facing. It also in fairness the basket does hold a fair bit in the photo below there are 4 pints of milk, a loaf of bread, 2 packs of cobs, a packet of sausages my purse and there was still room in there!
Another small niggle has been the fastener to keep the really roomy hood back is not very strong and so does pop open fairly regularly but again this is nothing major and nothing that for me would detract from the very large plus points of the pushchair one of which being the massive hood!
I have now tackled using this pushchair over concrete, slabs, tarmac, grass, mud and cobble and I have yet to find something that would stop it in its tracks. I am a little sad that I have only just discovered how user-friendly this pushchair is while out and about, although adding a carry cot and car seat I would be able to use it for baby 3 from birth all the way through … now lets all cross our fingers!
I think that it’s no good kidding yourself, this is really is the big Daddy of pushchairs and it is chunky, but I personally love the sturdy feeling it brings to the party along with the luxury feeling of using it (its like pushing a Rolls Royce!) please note If you have a mini as a car you may just struggle to get this in your boot as it is rather big compared to some other options that Maxi-Cosi have such as the New Loola. Out of all the pushchairs I have used to date this really is by far my favourite one!
It also seems that I am not the only one that loves this pushchair .. if its good enough for a royal its good enough for me! I am officially IN LOVE!
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