Mutsy Urban Rider pushchair
Mix and match the body and the seat for a funky, solid pushchair from birth upwards.
Posted: 5 December 2006
by Sarah Lawson
The Mutsy Urban Rider is as feisty and funky as its name suggests.
Flexible and well designed, it’s a solid pushchair that can turn into any number of different modes for your different daily needs:
From the basic chassis (you can pick your preferred frame), you build on a carrycot to make a pram, you click in a car seat* to use it as a quick drive-and-go option when out and about, or you can position the body as a standard pushchair. Each option clicks into place easily without you needing a degree in engineering.
Add to this the Duo seat for two babies, plus the snazzy, especially designed step-up board for older children to ride on the back, and you can get your whole family on the go in no time!
*It takes a Mutsy Safe To Go reclining car seat or the Cabrio or the Maxi Cosi Citi seats.
Sturdy and speedy
This pushchair has air-filled tyres, making it a bouncy walk which helps take some of the shock-absorption out of your back!
Some air-filled tyres can be a bind, but with the Mutsy, there is a cute little pump hidden away as part of the body of the buggy, for any-day use. The tyres are anti-puncture – and though we haven’t put this to the test over broken glass, they do seem to be pretty solid.
The wheels at the front and back operate independently so it’s easy to negotiate busy streets or those little boutiques you slip into when your baby is sleeping…
The only downside to well-built models like this, is that, when they are in use, they are big, and if you take the bus or train a lot, you might not find this such a good option for you. However, we do like the way it stands up on its own when it’s folded.
Change it to meet your physical needs
As well as an adjustable handlebar for parents, the seat options can be moved for comfort, and depth of the seat – as well as the footrest – moves as your child’s body and legs grow.
The seat also moves from front to rear facing if you want to see your child or if your baby enjoys the interaction with you in those early months.
Need to know: colour, weight, how much, and where to get it
The Mutsy Urban Rider has an RRP of £239 for the chassis. Add to that the Deluxe seat (£99), Fabric Carrycot (£129), the Duo Seat (£119) or the car seat adaptor for the Maxi Cosi Cabrio (£17.50).
(You can find some very good prices online to beat these RRPs.)
The Mutsy is available in black, sand, anthracite, red, lime, and ice blue. It weighs 16.25kg overall and can be folded down without the wheels (which are easy to take on and off) when you need it to be more compact. The handle height goes up 114cm and its turning circle is 2.38cm.
For more, check out the www.babystyle.co.uk or call 01509 816555.
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Hi I read your review today and I'm glad to hear you love your Mutsy. We would like to buy the other Mutsy '4rider' but when we went to see one in the shop I was a bit disappointed with the fabric. It was the plain shiny one but it appeared to have deep creases all over which I fear may end up getting worse. I know there are 2 fabrics - a shiny waffle type in red or turquoise but I really like the grey. What has yours been like. Do you need the carry cot if you also buy the lie flat car seat?
Posted: 24/02/2007 at 23:31
Hello! I have just read the very helpful review from Susan Reed on the Mutsy Urban Rider (many thanks!), I note that the message is from last Feb though and there doesn't seem to be any more threads on it.
Me and my OH are deliberating on getting one at the moment, we both love the look and everything about it - does anyone have any bad points on it?
Also, we wondered if you need the carry cot if you get the lie flat car seat as well??
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!!
Thank you kindly.
Posted: 05/02/2008 at 13:18
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Hi Nicola, many, many thanks for getting back so quickly and for being so informative. That really is a great help. This is our first baby and we have looked at so many prams but this was the only one I felt attached to and excited about and now I just can't wait to be getting one!!
All the best!
Posted: 05/02/2008 at 16:30
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