The egg® pushchair from Babystyle has been our travel system for nearly two and a half years. It was a brand new travel system when we first bought it, so I guess you could say we took a risk. There weren’t many reviews, only write-ups from launch events, so I thought it’d be helpful to share a review of the egg® travel system.
I’ve made a video review, but if that’s not your thing scroll down to read about it.
We’ve put the stroller through its paces. It’s been used from birth for our little boy all the way until he was two years old and then again for our little girl. We’ve used it inside and out, on tiled floors, gravel, grass, thick mud – you name it we’ve probably tried the egg® pushchair on it. It’s been collapsed and opened on a daily basis and it’s still going strong. It still pushes as it should and isn’t even showing any signs of wear and tear.
We have a few other strollers that haven’t survived our rigorous day to day travels, so the fact the egg® travel system is still in top condition is testament to its quality.
So, how does it push? Like a dream! It’s effortless. We went to Kiddicare when we were buying our travel system. They have loads there that you can walk about with and so we tried every single one. We didn’t let ourselves look at the price and decided to go with whatever stroller was most practical. The egg® Stroller won hands down, though admittedly at the time it was one of the most expensive.
You get what you pay for though and over two years later it’s still going strong. No doubt we’ll be able to sell it once Kit’s finished using it.
Although the egg® is pretty expensive (as are most travel systems), we haven’t been particularly precious with it. The only caveat is that we haven’t taken it abroad. We’ve kept it for our UK adventures, mainly because we’ve had smaller, lighter, inexpensive options for overseas trips.
I think we’ve cleaned the wheels and frame once in the whole two years and it’s usually collapsed within a few seconds and shoved into the boot. I drive a Toyota Rav and it easily fits in my boot (without taking any wheels off or anything like that), leaving room for shopping and whatever else.
The egg® pushchair (aka buggy) comes as a two-part stroller; the egg® seat detaches from the wheels base (aka the chassis). The shopping basket is roomy, but it’s not the biggest on the market. I use a big backpack as my change bag and it fits that and a few other small carrier bags. You have more room when you have the car seat attached, rather than the egg® seat. However, the seat also has a hidden compartment in the feet area, which is great for storing your keys or purse as it saves you having to bend down and rummage in the basket.
The travel system comes with a rain cover too. It’s made of a thick plastic, so fits really well and feels safe and warm – definitely more so than some of those thing, flimsy sort you get anyway.
The hood is super generous on both the egg® pushchair and the carrycot (see further down). You have to simultaneously push two buttons (one each side) to adjust the height. It’s really robust, so acts as a great wind defence and stays up.
Extras for the egg® Travel System
You can buy a carrycot that is suitable from birth to six-months (which includes the rain cover), as well as car seat adaptors which allow you to sit your car seat on top of the base. We had a Maxi-Cosi Pebble car seat which worked perfectly fine with the adaptors. They’re a definite must in my opinion as it saves having to wake a sleeping baby. Instead you just ping the car seat onto the base and away you go. Car seats are super heavy without a three-month old baby in them, so anything to save your back in my opinion!
We used our carrycot a lot the first time round. It means that your baby can lie completely flat – optimum sleeping position. I did loads of walking with my boy and so it was good value. He was 8lb 3oz when he was born and by the time he was five-months old he was too big for it, so if you have a bigger baby you may want to weigh up whether it’s worth the expense.
Second time round I’ve barley used the carrycot. I guess I don’t have as much free time to enjoy long walks. If you can pick a cheaper second-hand one up that might be a good idea.
There are other accessories you can buy too. I bought the cup holder when I was pregnant the first time round, but actually only ever used it once. It clips on to the side of the stroller and isn’t particularly sturdy. I found it too dangerous to have a hot drink near the stroller.
The colour options were fairly limited when we got ours, but it didn’t matter because we were pretty taken with the gunmetal black option. Perhaps not the most baby-friendly name, but we liked that it’s classy and timeless. Now you can get so many different colours. You can get different coloured seat liners, chassis and seats. We barely saw any other egg® strollers when we first got ours, but now we’re starting to see quite a few. The navy and tan combo looks particularly stylish in my opinion.
If you have more than one child, or think that you will in the future, you can buy a set of extenders and another seat so that it becomes a tandem egg® pushchair. One seat effectively sits on top of the other. When we first bought it we thought that we’d utlisie that option, but actually we’re not a fan of that set up and our boy doesn’t really go in the pushchair anymore. Instead we’ve bought a cheap second-hand side by side stroller for the times when we do need to push both.
The Verdict on the egg® Travel System
With the value of hindsight we’d still 100% buy the egg® pushchair as our day to day travel system. It’s stylish and practical. I can lift it with ease, it collapses in seconds, pushes like a dream and importantly feels safe and secure for my babies. It’s also lasted really, really well, so it’s been well worth the money.
If you have any questions about the egg® feel free to leave a comment or email me and I’ll do my best to get back to you.
What pushchair have you got? Are you a fan of the egg®?