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Ickle Bubba Stomp V3 Travel System Review

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£449.00
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Mother&Baby Awards
  • 2018 Shortlisted Best Travel Systems
Mother & Baby 2018 Shortlist

At a glance:

An affordable travel system that it lightweight and easy to carry. Our panel of mum testers would recommend this to those looking for a travel system that is great value for money, but thought the carrycot was a little small and shallow.

What they said:

“The Stomp V3 all in one travel system has everything you'll need from infant to toddler, adapting easily from carrycot to use from birth to 6 months, to pushchair from 6 months to 3 years and a car seat to take you and your baby wherever you want to explore. This one stop bundle has a choice of chassis colour, fabric colours, multiple accessories and an Isofix compatible Galaxy Group 0+ car seat that attaches to the same pram chassis and is the only purchase you'll need to take your baby around in style and comfort.”

Tested by mum Devon Anderson for the Mother & Baby awards 2018:

Would you recommend this to other mums? 

I would recommend the Stomp V3 to other mums, as not only is it good value for money with the ISOFIX base included, but the design is also lovely. I really liked the flexi hood on the car seat and pram and the seat can recline into three different positions, which is really handy. The pram also has a large netted shopping basket underneath which is brilliant for carrying shopping and all the supplies you need when out with a little one.

How has this product made your life easier? 

I found the Stomp V3 to be extremely lightweight – it was very easy to move around and assemble. I also found that the added inclusion of the ISOFIX within the package very useful; it made getting my baby in and out of the car very easy, as I just had to clip the car seat in and unclip it get it out. No more stretching the belt around the car seat which is a relief as I own a small three door car!

Would you choose this product to win? 

Personally, I would not buy this product for myself as it lacked character – I prefer the vibrant, bold designs of the Cosatto travel system. The newborn cot part of the pram was not sturdy – the base of the cot was very flimsy and came away easily. The quality of the finish was also a sign of the price, as the plastic was thin and frayed in areas. The pram was very light, which can be a bonus, but it also felt like it could fall over easily. In general, I felt that the overall quality of the travel system was not what I would usually go for; however, I would recommend it to parents who are looking for a more affordable travel system.

What changes would you make to this product?

The product is affordable and good value for money – it is in the budget end of prams and there is certainly a much-needed market for that. If I could change one thing, I would improve the overall quality of the finish; however, this could easily increase the value of this travel system.

Tested by mum Samantha Bruce for the Mother & Baby awards 2018:

Would you recommend this to other mums? 

Yes, I would recommend this product as a cost-effective travel system. I don't feel that the quality is as good as some alternatives on the market, however there are some good features, for example I liked how the handle folded flat to allow for small storage. It has really nice padding in both the car seat and chair unit and the large hood is a bonus.

How has this product made your life easier? 

This pushchair made my life easier as the large hood pulls right over the baby, which is great in the hot weather or when it’s raining, but also if you have a baby that struggles to switch off and sleep when out and about. Being an active family, we also found that we could jog with the pushchair as it was so lightweight.

Would you choose this product to win? 

No, I use an iCandy and you can feel the difference in the quality of product. There are certain features that I would like to have, in particular the large hood and lightweight design, but I found the Stomp V3 quite flimsy. That said, for the price I do think it is good for value. I liked the fact the carry cot adapts into the seat unit for storage purposes, however it was quite difficult to put it together.

What changes would you make to this product?

I would change the way the hood attaches to the pushchair as it came loose and fell off at least once every time we used it.

Tested by mum Clare Lewis for the Mother & Baby awards 2018:

Would you recommend this to other mums? 

I would recommend the Stomp V3 to a mum on a budget – it has everything you need to get from A to B and Ickle Bubba have done all the thinking for you here. The pram and buggy pieces fit on the same frame (similar to the bugaboo setup) and this makes storing the travel system easier when not in use. You get a lot of bang for your buck and it is practical, functional and actually fairly stylish.

How has this product made your life easier? 

This is a one stop shop for all your transport needs – pram, buggy, car seat and Isofix base.  It even comes with a changing bag and all the rain covers as standard. It's easy to transfer the car seat to the buggy frame and you don't have to purchase separate car adapters as you do with many other higher priced buggies.

Would you choose this product to win? 

For the price, you can't fault the Stomp V3, as it really is value for money. If you are a mum on a budget – this is for you. Equally, this would be a great bundle for a regular caregiver, as they can have the system ready to use easily when they are looking after the child. Also, it is not bulky to store or transport, and for a busy mum, this would be ideal.

What changes would you make to this product?

The car seat is much lighter than others on the market which is a definite plus, and the system to adjust the height of the straps was great. However, when it comes to car seat, this seems much less supportive if you were in an accident – it seemed less robust than other brands on the market, which would make me pause before purchasing.

Tested by mum Leanne Coombe for the Mother & Baby awards 2018:

Would you recommend this to other mums? 

I would as I loved the size and material of the hood – I found it really big and airy. On hot days, your baby is protected by the hood which is really reassuring. The pram is very light and bouncy to push, in fact, I was able to take my baby out for a run with the pram!

How has this product made your life easier? 

I found being able to change the main seat into a carrycot just by changing over the material was a big plus, both in terms of ease and storage.

Would you choose this product to win? 

Unfortunately, I wouldn't choose this product above others on the market. I couldn't use the car seat in my car as I do not have Isofix settings. I also found my son sliding to the top end of the carry cot, which made me worry that it was not secure enough.  

What changes would you make to this product?

I would change the attachment on the hood, as every time the hood was slightly knocked it would come off and come away from the pram. I found myself reattaching the hood several times a day.

Tested by mum Jessica Gray for the Mother & Baby awards 2018:

Would you recommend this to other mums? 

I would definitely recommend the Stomp V3 to my friends – it is incredibly good value for money, and you truly don't need to think about anything else (such as a foot muff in cold weather) as it comes with everything you need! I need to go up and down steps to get in and out of my house and was particularly pleased with the lightweight chassis and the fact I can fold down the pram without having to remove the seat. As I live in the centre of a city, the large shopping basket is great and holds my changing bag as well as other shopping. I think the pram looks stylish and can compete with the more expensive looking prams.

How has this product made your life easier? 

An all in one travel system is perfect for parents who need to use a car regularly as the car seat can just clip onto the pram chassis – this is especially convenient when heading to the supermarket, or for a quick trip into town. It is also great for when you have a sleeping baby and you don't want to disturb them. The additional benefit is that the product comes with a carrycot and a seat which both clip onto the chassis, meaning that the travel system is usable for many years.

Would you choose this product to win? 

From a value for money perspective, I think the product should win a Mother & Baby award as I was astonished at the full package you received for the price. On the other hand, I would not have chosen this pram as I had never heard of the brand, nor did anyone I know. This for me was a big factor in choosing a pram, as I wanted to be sure that the pram I bought would last, and the best way of telling this was through recommendations from friends. I thought the pram felt slightly flimsy and therefore, less premium than others on the market. I also do not like the handle that folds down - I prefer a handle that fully goes down rather than just the top.

What changes would you make to this product?

I would change the size of the basket to make it even bigger - whilst it is large and you can fit a lot in there, there is more room under the pram that is wasted by the basket not filling it. I frequently need to do my food shopping whilst in town and therefore need to have a large basket to put it all in.

Product Information

Suitable from birth to three years. 

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