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Out 'n' About Nipper Single V4 Review

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£289.95
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Mother&Baby Awards
  • 2016 Shortlisted Best Pushchair
Shortlist 2016

This travel system-compatible aluminium frame is robust yet lightweight and folds compactly. The handlebar is height-adjustable and the lockable 360-degree swivel front wheel and pneumatic tyres help it cope with all terrains. The multi-position reclining seat adjusts to fully-flat for newborns. 

Tested by Sarah McIntyre, 35, mum to Leo, six months. She says: 

This feels plasticky: everything from the hood to the seat back clicks loudly when you adjust it, which is impractical if your baby is sleeping.

There’s no footmuff and, instead of a shopping basket, there’s a net bag which only holds my purse and raincover. It’s bulky when closed, but on the plus side, it's easy to open, pushes well and is simple to steer.

Tested by Sarahjane Welch, 34, mum to Penny, 12 months. She says: 

I’d happily swap my own four-wheeler for the Out N About Nipper Single. It’s easy to assemble, lightweight and folds neatly.

The tiny downside is that it’s a little tricky to push with one hand due to the handlebar design, plus the seat adjustment is in the form of a strap mechanism, whereas I prefer a lever to carry out this function.

Tested by Alexia Pellowe, 33, mum to Harry, 18 months. She says: 

This was the best pushchair for off-road use and it made light work of boggy terrain. It’s less practical for urban use, however, because there’s no shopping basket. 

It’s also fiddly to fold – you have to adjust the seat then undo several clips. The deep seat and large hood kept Harry well protected from the elements, but there’s no footmuff to keep him cosy.

Tested by mum Eleanor Ormrod for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow mum?

This three-wheeled pushchair is extremely light and easy to manoeuvre, a real delight to push around. The tyres being pneumatic mean it can offer a smooth ride for baby on countryside or in the city.  It has a big hood for keeping off the sun and a deep seat for adjustable seat positions.

How does this product make your life easier as a mum?

Walking along country paths and roads in my area has become so much easier because of the tyres and good quality suspension of this pushchair.

If you could change one thing about this product what would it be?

I was slightly disappointed by the velcro sunroof fitting, it was a bit noisy when I wanted to open it and see if the little one was asleep. Perhaps a magnetic quieter closing would make a big improvement. I also found the adjustment for the seat a bit awkward as a pull/tie system I would prefer a handle to adjust seat settings instead.

Tested by Jo Spencer for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow parent?

Yes, it’s a great pram, many of the features are designed thoughtfully (pockets on the hood for example are great for stuffing things in and having easy access to them). It’s not perfect though and possibly too long / big to be the pram of my dreams.

How does this product make your life easier as a parent?

Very easy to push and works extremely well with Lascal Maxi buggy board - the toddler stands within the handles of the buggy and that is always what I am looking for. This pram makes walking around very easy - I can push the pram with one fingertip! I love the wrist strap too. Rain cover was well tested for hours outside in the rain at a children's festival and not a drop of water got through.

If you could change one thing about this product what would it be?

Folding of it is clumsy and it always falls on my toes. This is a big downside for me I'm afraid - I fold it down and then have to turn it around to get it in the car boot (and I have a very large boot - Audi A4 estate) and then it only just fits. Also it doesn't come with a proper basket, you have to buy that separately. A big basket is one of the most important features for me on a pram. The net bag underneath the seat is ok but not big enough and the rain cover pretty much fills it up entirely. Going up steps / curbs is tricky as the front wheel sends the pram off balance as all three wheelers do (locking front wheel would help but then it would be harder to push).

Tested by mum Barbara Treacy for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow mum?

This pushchair is great if you do a lot of off road, rough terrain travel because the suspension and tyres give a nice smooth ride over bumpy ground. However despite adjusting the straps numerous times so that my daughter sat securely in the seat, the shape of it meant she just seemed to sink into it and end up spending a lot of the time with her feet in the air. The seat is not very supportive when sat, she was very happy sleeping when the seat was fully reclined.

How does this product make your life easier as a mum?

The manoeuvrability of this pushchair and suspension and sturdiness are great for all terrains.  On the downside the seat is also very low to the ground and although the handle height was just about comfortable for me at 5ft7”, it was not good for my husband who is 6ft4”.

If you could change one thing about this product what would it be?

The sunshade makes a horrible clunky noise as you move it back and forth. There isn’t a lot of storage in the under basket and considering it is ideal for use on country walks in many other ways, anything in the under basket would get very muddy and wet on a wet day. I personally didn’t like the bright Mojito green of this pushchair, a quick look online seems to indicate all the options are bright. Maybe I’m just not trendy enough!

Tested by mum Bryony Mitchell for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow mum?

I love this buggy.  I walk the dog twice a day around a rural village with hills and woods.  This product was light, manoeuvrable and easy to use.   I found it easy to put up and down and the adjustable handle and large pockets in the canopy were very useful. On a negative side the long wheel base made it awkward for tight spaces and going to the shops and the seating position was slightly too laid back for my daughter.

How does this product make your life easier as a mum?

It was easy to manoeuvre and stable over rough ground.  Easy to fold and very light weight.

If you could change one thing about this product what would it be?

I would make the seat sit-up a bit straighter as it is very laid back.

Tested by dad Christopher Spencer for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow parent?

Very easy to push - light but strong. Very light and responsive steering (perhaps too responsive at times). Accepts a big load of extra items - even without the extra shopping basket which you can buy.

How does this product make your life easier as a dad?

I can walk faster and have even gone for a jog with it as it is just so easy to push. I can push it with one hand easily.

If you could change one thing about this product what would it be?

There are some tipping issues on slopes - as with most three-wheelers though. Putting the front wheel on lock helps stop tipping but then it’s not as easy to steer. 

Tested by mum Sue Spencer for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow mum?

A lovely design - I really like the colour. You get a lot of pram for your money and it has a lot of storage. We go to the park and hang loads of stuff off the buggy and cram the bag under the seat and the buggy's performance isn't affected. It is so easy to push and is very good over uneven ground in the park. I love the pockets in the hood - really great for putting things you need to hand in.

How does this product make your life easier as a mum?

I can take loads of stuff out and about and both children as well - one in pram and another on buggy board  which fits well and the child stands within the handle bars, which is my favourite way of taking my oldest on a buggy board as it feels safer.

If you could change one thing about this product what would it be?

Tips a bit on slopes.

Tested by mum Amy Vertannes for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow mum?

This is product is good to look at.  Quite a contemporary design.  It is extremely lightweight and therefore very easy to manoeuvre and fit into smaller spaces.  The seat is padded and seems very comfortable for the baby/ toddler.

How does this product make your life easier as a mum?

As mentioned above the buggy is very lightweight and therefore can be pushed and manoeuvred with just one hand which is sometimes a necessity with more than one child.  Can be pushed easily over most surfaces.  The brake on the pushchair is very easy and simple to use unlike some other designs.

If you could change one thing about this product what would it be?

There is definitely not enough storage underneath this buggy.  Still seems quite large when folded down and if you don't have much boot space in car.

Tested by dad Matthew Ormrod for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow parent?

The Nipper is an absolutely excellent “off-road”, so if you are looking to be using a pushchair anywhere other than a town centre then this is the perfect product.  It is very sturdy, with large pneumatic tires and spring suspension which means it eats up the uneven ground, and the single front wheel makes the steering precise.  It is attractive (as an off-road pushchair can be) and there is a good range of colours.

How does this product make your life easier as a dad?

Out and about, anywhere but in town, this pushchair makes wheeling baby around quite a pleasurable experience.  It deals well with woodland paths as well as uneven surfaces, which as we live in the countryside are common, so trips to the park are no longer horrible rattly affairs.

If you could change one thing about this product what would it be?

The Nipper is designed to be an off-road pushchair, and that's exactly what it is good at.  I wouldn't recommend getting the Nipper if you live in a town or want to take it around the shops, even though the basket is quite adequate for that.  It is not easy to fold, doesn't actually fold away very small and is pretty heavy when it is folded, all of which make it not ideal for quick trips or quickly switching in and out of the car.

Tested by dad Tim Spencer for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow parent?

Good value for money overall and sturdy but with a few negatives:  the catch which adjusts the seat tilt behind the seat gets stuck (not a big deal); it's unstable going up curbs; in the moment weight is on the single front wheel, the buggy tends to begin to topple, and it doesn't fold down small enough although actually very flat if you bother to take the wheels off.

How does this product make your life easier as a dad?

Very smooth to push with the big wheels and handle height is convenient.

If you could change one thing about this product what would it be?

Instability going up curbs is something I haven't experienced before and off-putting. I've been able to do this one-handed with other buggies.

Tested by mum Claire Dilliway for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow mum?

This is an easy pram to manoeuvre and is great in the park across the grass etc, as a 3-wheeler, you need 2 hands to get it up a curb otherwise it's a bit wobbly.  The colours available online are nice.  The basket is very small, which is a shame as I had to carry my backpack with nappies etc. which is quite heavy.  It folds down OK, not super easy and is a bit big even when folded and I found it tricky to get in the back of the car.

How does this product make your life easier as a mum?

Difficult to answer.  It was nice and easy to push around (as long as there weren't too many pavements to get up).

If you could change one thing about this product what would it be?

A bigger basket.

Product Information

Weight: 9.8kg

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