The Mamas&Papas Armadillo City arrived here a few weeks ago and I couldn't have been happier to have it! I knew it would be a great addition to our household with me being very pregnant and my 3 year old still needing to hitch a ride in a pushchair on long outings.
So let's see how it coped with our busy life :)
Out of the box was the Armadillo City, 2 front wheels, 2 rear wheels and a raincover.
Pretty simple to set up if you ask me :)
Up and ready for a stroll
The Armadillo City comes equipped with 4 small wheels
that cope amazingly well with everyday surfaces.
Very good size leg rest and well positioned foot rest for older toddlers.
The 5-point harness and buckle are very sturdy and simple to adjust and use.
Note the rear axle set higher up the frame
- no kicking it even if you have a long stride like I do.
The recline is very easy to use although does require a bit of effort
to put the seat back upright (as do most strap reclines!)
The shopping basket is very decent size but the access to it is slightly limited.
I do like the fact the sides are all pretty stretchy so it's easy to put single items
from the sides if needs be.
The sun canopy if a very good size and provides
more than adequate protection from the elements.
Fully reclined seat
The Armadillo City has a very good size seat
that will easily take a 3-4 year old child.
The fold is a 2 step fold. There's a button on the handle and then you need to
twist the middle part of it. This will fold the pushchair mid way. Then you just pull
the handle and it collapses to a size that still amazes me!
When folded the Armadillo City freestands so it should
never be in the way even when space is limited!
The Armadillo City even had an automatic lock to keep it folded.
Tiny fold that should allow parents to take the Armadillo City absolutely everywhere!
My 3 year old son looked very comfortable in the Armadillo City
His legs and feet had very good support
Although the seat back is quite tall for a stroller, the sun canopy is set
slightly lower so that an older child's head rests on the fabric.
The main tester really enjoyed his ride!
The footrest area is made of very nice hard wearing
fabric so no muddy shoes will scare this bad boy!
So easy to push one handed even with a heavy child on board!
Shopping has never been this nice, the Armadillo City is made for this!
I was really grateful for having the Armadillo City when we visited the Bluewater Baby & Toddler Show. I can honestly say I was the only person there with such a slim pushchair and the only one not getting stuck in the crowded space between the stalls :) Happy mum and little one!
Another lovely although long stroll, the Armadillo City
came very handy on our way back home.
Mamas&Papas Armadillo City is the perfect choice for a second stage pushchair. Most parents find themselves looking for something that will be smaller and easier to use than a big travel system soon after their baby is out of the carrycot/car seat stage.
I have found myself absolutely in love with the Armadillo City.
It's incredibly light both to push and to carry. It holds a big toddler with ease and in comfort. The seat is one of the most padded I've seen. It's very narrow and handles all everyday surfaces without any problems.
There's not one thing I'd change about it!
It's spot on and what's best - it won't break the bank! At £179 it's a true bargain when you look at its main competition.
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