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Review: iCandy cherry pushchair

After the popular iCandy apple, here comes the lighter iCandy cherry buggy and/or travel system

Posted: 13 August 2007
by Sarah Lawson

iCandy cherry pushchair

A lightweight and versatile travel system
Colour range is disappointingly limited
Features: Suitable from birth with carrycot, front wheels can be fixed or swivelling, large rear wheels, adjustable hood with side panels, adjustable leg rest. A Maxi-Cosi Cabrio car seat or the cherry carrycot can be fitted to make a complete travel system. Colour: Liquorice or Fudge. Safety tested BSEN 1888. Apron and all-over rain cover included. Other optional extras and accessories available (see below).
Price: £210 (as stroller), carrycot £89.99
Weight: 7.5kg (with seat), 9.2kg (with carrycot)
Folded: L88 x W59 x H25cm. Open: L92 x W58 x H100cm.
iCandy Cherry

The concept:
After the success of the sleek, simple and versatile iCandy apple, the cherry is another light and classy option if you're looking for a good buggy that can become a complete travel system but without a designer price tag.

In action:
One-hand folding, chunky solid wheels and a large basket are features the busy parent wants in any good from-birth pushchair and the cherry delivers on these. Its back pocket is zip-up, too, which is a nice touch. Plus the soft-grip handle which goes all the way across the back of the buggy means that you can handle this with one hand pretty easily.
With its anti-corrosion aluminium chassis, it's not a bad weight, either, especially compared to other models in carrycot mode. And with the Maxi-Cosi infant carrier added it's a nifty travel system. Getting the extra features on and off the chassis is fairly simple so folding it down is pretty compact too, even without taking off the wheels - always a baffling challenge to a parent who needs to get the buggy into a small storage space or the back of a car on a regular basis. (Who has time to take wheels on and off? Especially on a wet day when the wheels might be sticky with leaves and mud!)
For your baby or toddler, the interior is cosy (especially with the optional padded mattress for the carrycot or the optional core seat snuggle) and the ability to have your child facing you or facing forward is great. There's a real move now to get parents to position their buggies with baby facing them, which is very good from a bonding and developmental point of view, but it's useful to be able to switch easily to forward-facing, because most toddlers want to see where they're going!

Accessories and colours:
It's a bit of a shame at the moment that the main body colour is only available in liquorice (black) or fudge, but the trim is pretty colourful.
The accessories available are a superfleece luxury footmuff (regular 'apron' cover included as standard), the core seat snuggle, the Lifestyle changing bag, and a sun parasol.

Optional extras:
The padded mattress you can get for the carrycot has a fully washable liner, which is great.
Other optional extras are the integral padded carry-handle, and the adjustable hood.

The ThinkBaby verdict

The funky, versatile and light cherry is bound to be as big a hit as the apple.
Portability/storage: 4/5
Usability: 4/5
Comfort: 4/5
Quality: 4/5
Value: 4/5

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'front wheels can be used together or apart' I don't think this is the case with the Cherry. My one certainly doesn't. I think this is a feature of the Apple.

Posted: 15/08/2007 at 21:14

Hi Simone
I have the i candy apple and you get 2 sets of wheels. You can have 2 wheels at the front or just use the 1 that turns it into a 3 wheeler.

Posted: 16/08/2007 at 09:54

That's what I thought. How you liking your Apple? I love my Cherry, it's so different from the other pushchairs.

Posted: 16/08/2007 at 21:33

I really love it. Im pregnant again and I was really upset that Id had to get rid of it for a double pram!! ( my partner thought I was mad)I went into the shop where I bought it to look at the prams I could get and the man told me that i candy has just brought out a new part the turns the apple into a double. I was made up.

Posted: 17/08/2007 at 09:32

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