Product Type: OBaby prams, pushchairs and strollers
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OBaby Atlas Stroller
Member Name: ntg13
OBaby Atlas Stroller
Advantages: good price, wheels wear well, good basket and raincover
When my son was born I had a travel system which served us well through his early days, but when he got bigger I found it bulky and awkward to push. The wheels were also wearing down at an alarming rate. We replaced our travel system with a cheap stroller which after a while started to wear awfully on the wheels too and as I couldn't find replacement wheels I ended up buying a replacement pushchair. After much research I settled on an Obaby Atlas stroller.
The Obaby Atlas stroller comes in a range of colours. I have it in khaki, but I have also seen it available in black, red, pink and blue. It is a fairly smart looking pushchair if you choose the darker colours or looks quite fresh and funky in the brighter colours. The pushchair is mainly plain, except for the circles pattern on the seat and the word Obaby written down each side. It never occurred to me when I bought this pushchair, but I have had a few calls of "Oh baby!" and sniggering when I've been walking down the street!
The Obaby Atlas is suitable from birth to 3 years of age. It lies flat or sits right up and has an adjustable leg rest, which makes it easy to ensure that a child of any age is comfortable in the pushchair. It is also ideal for nap times because it lies flat. My son looks really comfy if he falls asleep when we are out.
The handles are foam which feels more comfortable than the plastic handles that my previous pushchairs had.
The wheels are lockable swivel wheels meaning that you can easily push the pushchair around the shops with the swivel wheels but you can lock them down to make things easier when going over rough ground.
There is a shopping basket underneath. I really like this, some pushchairs have baskets which are too small, or shallow or they sag when you put things into them. I've had none of these problems with this one, it's big enough for me to fit what I need into it, the sides are high enough that stuff doesn't fall back out and it stays in place well.
The pushchair comes complete with a rain cover, which is a must for me. The rain cover is strong and sturdy and stays in place well. What I really like is that the design covers the hood and some of the back of the pushchair as well as where the child sits, this means that everything keeps really dry, but it also means that if I have my bag hanging from the pushchair handles I can put this under the raincover to keep dry too.
The straps to keep baby in the pushchair are a 5 point harness which adjusts to suit the size of the child. The positioning of the straps is good, I've had no problems with my son being able to wriggle out of the straps so I know he's nice and safe.
The pushchair is umbrella folding, making it easy to carry, take on the bus, put into the car boot or store in a cupboard. I find the stroller fairly easy to fold down and easy to carry, although it's not as light as my last one it's not heavy either.
***Out and about with the stroller***
I do an awful lot of walking, which I'm guessing is why my other pushchairs have worn their wheels down quickly. This one is not showing many signs of wear at all though after months of heavy use. My son is at the age where he's often walking, but we have to take the stroller out everywhere still in case he gets tired so the wheels really have seen plenty of action.
I also use the bus quite regularly and I find that this pushchair is easy to maneuver into place and fits fine into small buggy spaces. We've managed on the train with no problems either.
The pushchair is sturdy enough that it does not fall over when empty if we've been out shopping and I've got a few bags on the handles, which is nice.
My son seems fairly happy in the stroller wherever we go, he used to try and escape his old one sometimes but we've never had a problem since buying this one.
***Price and availability***
I bought my Obaby Atlas from Kiddicare.com for around £60. They are currently selling them for between £57.56 and £71.99 depending on which colour you choose. Kiddicare offer free delivery on orders over £30 and they usually deliver the very next day, this is why I decided to buy from here. I've been very happy with the price I paid. This pushchair was cheaper than many other I looked at but is good quality.
I have also seen this stoller on sale in Argos, Littlewoods and Amazon. They don't seem difficult to find at all.
I've been very happy with the Obaby Atlas, I can't fault anything with it and so I give this a whole 5 stars and would recommend it to others.
Summary: A good pushchair at a good price.