Product Type: OBaby prams, pushchairs and strollers
Newest Review: ... pleased with the Obaby Atlas and it was so easy after the double buggy. The Obaby lies flat so is suitable from birth. The seat is padded... more
OBaby Atlas Stroller
Member Name: radish
OBaby Atlas Stroller
Advantages: Fully reclines, suitable from birth, cheap, reliable
Disadvantages: Slightly heavy and bulky
We have a pram which I use most of the time, but needed a stroller for going on holiday. I didn't fancy letting baggage handlers loose with my gorgeous pram!
So only 3 months after having spent ages researching the best pram to get, I set off again looking for a stroller.
My main requirements were something suitable from birth, with a decent recline position, and preferably cheap but durable. There aren't that many strollers suitable from birth under £100, but this seemed to fit the bill.
When looking at how far strollers recline, I was surprised to find that many (even those supposedly suitable from birth) didn't go very flat. We knew we would want our daughter sleeping comfortably in the pushchair while on holiday, so this was very important to us.
The OBaby really does recline almost completely flat. It has a number of recline positions, and is reclined by pressing a button either side of the seat. It can't really be done with one hand, but can easily be done without disturbing your baby. Our baby looked very comfortable in it and managed to sleep peacefully in it all evening while we danced the night away at a wedding!
It comes with a hood and raincover, both of which are good. The raincover is quite thick, and the pushchair won't fold up with it in the shopping basket, but it does the job. Speaking of the shopping basket, it is a decent size, although almost impossible to reach when the seat is reclined (like all strollers I think).
The handles are foam covered and make it very comfy to push, they aren't height adjustable but what do you expect for the price? The wheels can be swivelling or fixed, and we found it easy to push on various different surfaces.
When folded it isn't exactly tiny, but it is very easy to fold. Pull up the black bit, push down the red bit and fold forwards. Voila! It weighs 8kg so not the lightest on the market but not bad.
It's available in 9 different colours, we went for the khaki circles to disguise the inevitable grubbiness. We bought it from Kiddicare as they were the cheapest place we could find it. I really like it, and think it's great for the price. I just have to make sure I keep using my pram or my husband will kill me!
Summary: A good holiday stroller or second pushchair