Mamas & Papas Armadillo City Review

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RRP £149
Mamas & Papas  Armadillo City
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What they say:

“Designed specifically for squeezing into tight city spaces, the Armadillo City is the ultimate in lightweight and comfortable second strollers. Squeezing a surprising amount of wriggle room into an amazingly narrow frame, the Armadillo City allows parents to negotiate public transport and bustling cafés with ease, whilst giving babies the comfiest ride possible.

“Unlike many lightweight strollers with complex umbrella folds, the Armadillo City folds away to an unbelievably small size with one hand, in just 3 seconds - and with one of the smallest footprints out there, it makes both travelling and storing it a doddle.”

Tested by mum Caroline Cumiskey for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend the Armadillo City to other mums?

This is a really easy to use stroller - easy to put together, easy to put up and down, nice easy adjustable straps and easy to push! Easy in every sense really! It is very manoeuvreable on uneven paths and roads - and there are a lot by me - and a nice smooth 360 spin. Going on buses or in and out of shops or places with a few steps is absolutely no problem at all! Quick and easy straps to get on and adjust. The rain cover is one of the easiest to put on that I have come across plus no leaks.

How did this product make your life easier?

Popping out to the shops with my four-year-old in tow is now much more viable - popping out anywhere is something I thought I wouldn't be doing for quite a while! Easy to use straps with easy to open fastener also helps this. It feels so light to push I feel I get places quicker!

Would you choose this product to win?

I think this is a fabulous product and its ease of use is the reason. They really have thought to make every detail as easy to use as they can. From the folding to putting on the rain cover. The viewing window is one of the best features as it really calms my baby to be able to see me when shes in the stroller. It is great to be able to see her in there without having to stop and look around the front - something that always seems to wake my daughter when shes asleep.

What changes would you make to this product?

The only con I could find would be the overall weight when lifting the stroller folded is heavier than I would like and I would struggle to carry it for very long. Having said that you do not really have to carry it except in and out of car! Plus I am only just over 5ft tall so this may be a con that does not bother others who are taller!

Tested by mum Francesca Dongworth for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend the Armadillo City to other mums?

I would definitely recommend this pushchair to my friends and family. I was overall very pleased with it. I found the pushchair very easy to steer and manoeuvre up and down the kerbs; even with a basket full of shopping weighing it down. The inside of the pushchair looked very cosy ad comfortable for my little girl and found the peep hole very useful to keep an eye her as we are travelling. I absolute love the folding mechanism and found very simple to use.

How did this product make your life easier?

As a mum who doesn't drive, therefore relying a lot on walking and public transport this buggy is ideal for getting out and about. I find it narrower than my usual buggy therefore easy to get on and off buses and trains, and through my door which my usual buggy is unable to do so this is a great help. I used to dread my daughter falling asleep in her buggy but now with the slim fit buggy it is so much easier to get her inside the house without disturbing her too much.

Would you choose this product to win?

I love the overall design and colour of this pushchair. I love the folding feature it is so easy to fold away even when holding my baby in my other arm. And the handle once folded makes it very easy to carry around. It has a stylish look with bright colour options. I found it very easy to push around, even one-handed! I love how easy it is to use public transport and now don't get as nervous that we won't fit next to someone else's buggy on the bus.

What changes would you make to this product?

There are a couple of features I would change or adapt. The first being the height of the handle bar. I am 5ft 9 and my husband is nearly 6ft. I'm prone to back issue and did have an aching back from using this buggy as I had a to stoop to hold the handle. It would brilliant if you could adjust the handle to a higher height. Also the basket at the bottom can be tricky to put things inside especially shopping bags, I think if you could zip down one side it would make it a lot easier to store items away. Finally I did find the straps wouldn't adjust small enough for my child. She is nearly seven months and tall for her age but on the tightest setting the straps were still quite slack!

Tested by mum Courtney French for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?

I would recommend the Armadillo City as I feel that the pushchair is every easy to put up and also down which I was able to do with one hand which is great! The foldability is great! Also think how flat it folds down is amazing - it even fits in my little C1! My daughter looks every comfortable in it and I like how it can lay flat!

How did this product make your life easier?

It makes my life easier as a mum as I am able to put it down with one hand. I love how it can be used from birth and is all one part so fit lovely in my little car! It's also easier how I can lay her down and sit her up without having to take her out of the pram.

What changes would you make to this product?

There are a few things I would change, when my daughter is asleep in her car seat I have to get her out of her seat to put her in the pushchair which wakes her up and if I am just running into a shop, by the time I have done and she is settled again I have to wake her up and but her back into her car seat.

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