Cosatto Ooba Review

review cosatto ooba

When I first found out I was pregnant last year, one of the things I was most excited about was having a pushchair again ;) Baya has only been out of a buggy for a year and a half… mainly because I loved having it to carry all of our ‘stuff’ when we’re out and about – as I don’t drive, we do lots of traveling by bus and train and I hate having lots of heavy bags to carry.

We’ve had many pushchairs over the past twelve years of having kiddos, so I had a fairly good idea of what I did/didn’t want when I started looking. I cam across Cosatto and fell in love straight away with the fabulous patterns on their pushchairs. And then I saw their Ooba 3-in-1 travel system and fell even more in love. So I was extremely excited to be asked to test one out for Vega as part of their Brand Buddies scheme. It arrived a couple of weeks before Vega did, so I had to bide my time and wait to take it out for it’s test run! {I did think about going out with a doll in it…..}

vega cosatto ooba
cosatto ooba collapsed

We’ve been using the Ooba for almost a whole month with it, and I’m really loving it. Thankfully, it comes with a fabulous raincover, which has had lots of use given the typical Welsh winter we are having. The Ooba comes in three designs, Duck Egg Blue, Kimona and the new Charleston. I opted for the Duck Egg – perfect for our first little boy. Having mainly had black or dark blue pushchairs, I’m loving having a bright, cheerful one this time around.

The Ooba comes with a carrycot and pushchair seat, so is suitable from birth. Vega has been testing out the carrycot, we’ve yet to try him in the pushchair attachment. I’ve not had a carrycot for my pushchairs before, so I’m really impressed with this one. Especially as it’s the winter, a carrycot for a newborn keeps them so snug and cosy – he is super comfy in there when we go out and about. It’s also proved useful for some daytime naps at home!

cosatto ooba duck egg

The main features of the Ooba:

Chassis

Lightweight aluminium chassis
All round suspension
Leatherette handle with adjustable height (99 – 108cm)
Flip-over handlebar means no need to remove the seat unit to change direction
Compact, easy to fold and carry
Quick-release handle mounted brake
Quick-release removable wheels
Lockable front swivel wheels

Carrycot

Suitable from birth
Comfy lie flat bed – perfect for newborn
Removable apron
Carry handle build into hood
Removable and washable liner for easy cleaning
Carrycot suitable for occasional overnight sleeping
UPF 50+ sunshade protection hood
Toy loops in hood

Seat Unit

Suitable from 6 months to approximately 15kg (3 years old)
Cosy Toes with zip off reversible liner
Duo Directional™ mode (in or out facing seat)
Multi-position recline
Multi-position adjustable calf support
Removable bumper bar and cover
5 point safety harness
UPF 50+ sunshade protection hood
Toy loops in hood

One of the big selling points for me was that the pushchair can be parent facing or forward facing. The unique thing about the Ooba is that you can easily switch between the two simply by clicking a button and flipping the handlebar over – no having to remove the child and pushchair from the chassis. The pushchair is a little heavier than others that I have had, although I have found it really easy to push. It is easy to push and steer with one hand {perfect when you have other children who want to hold your hand as you’re walking along!}. You have to remove the carrycot/pushchair to collapse the pushchair, and while the chassis folds up fairly compact, this could be a nuisance if you’re on a train/bus and need to fold it down. Having said that, we took it on the train last weekend, and it fits through the doors no problem, and as long as there is space to park up, I don’t usually bother folding the pushchairs up anyway.

cosatto ooba train

I was a little uncertain about the white wheels – it was the one thing that my husband wasn’t keen on. They look really smart, but I’m not sure how white they will stay, given where we live. However, I’m sure with a bit of care I can keep them looking clean – the wheels themselves seem very durable.

cosatto ooba wheels

The shopping basket is a great size, which as I don’t drive, is a big plus for me. It’s nice and deep too, so my shopping is fairly safe and unlikely to fall out. We’ve taken the pushchair out to a couple of home ed groups, and fitted all the kiddos and I need for a whole day in it quite easily.

The brake has taken some getting used to, you have to flick a lever on the frame with your hand – after eleven years of having foot brakes this has felt really strange, however I’m getting used to it now and it is easy to work.

cosatto ooba brake

All in all, it’s my favourite pushchair out of all the many that I’ve had in the past decade. I’ve had so many comments on it in the past four weeks, and everyone ahs said how lovely it looks. It comes in a little pricey at £800, but given all you get {Chassis, carrycot and seat unit, Cosy Toes, Changing bag with changing mat and messy bag, Raincovers for pushchair seat and carrycot, spacious storage basket and Hold car seat adaptors (Hold car seat sold separately)} plus the fact it will see you from Newborn to Toddlerhood I think it’s a great system for those looking for a modern, stylish travel system.

You can find out more about the Ooba here. What do you think of the Ooba?

We were sent the Cosatto Ooba free of charge for the purpose of this review, but all thoughts and opinions are our own.

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28 Comments

  1. January 29, 2015 / 13:32

    Congratulations on the new arrival! I love the colours of the pushchair, really vibrant and great for boys and girls.

  2. January 29, 2015 / 13:55

    Oh this is so gorgeous! There was never much choice when I had my first buggy – almost wish I was doing it all over again now!

  3. January 29, 2015 / 13:59

    Even though it looks really sturdy I like the fact that it is really portable, and I love the colour! x

  4. January 29, 2015 / 14:27

    Loving the colour and the inside pattern, looks very stylish. Congratulations on the new arrival too!

  5. Hannah Staveley
    January 29, 2015 / 15:33

    Sorry I have to be honest I am not a fan of this brand so sorry.

  6. January 29, 2015 / 16:44

    We love our Ooba and used it a lot with Amelia, I can’t wait to use it with H now. I love the Duck egg design! Great review x

  7. January 29, 2015 / 17:26

    The Ooba is a very smart looking pram. I like the colour too.

  8. January 29, 2015 / 18:34

    This looks brilliant and I love the colour and design. Perfect for Vega! x

  9. January 29, 2015 / 19:48

    This is a lovely looking pram and I adore the colour. We are still trying to decide whether to go for a double or another single when number three comes along!

  10. January 29, 2015 / 20:09

    What a lovely pushchair. I really miss having one to push!x

  11. January 29, 2015 / 20:34

    Love the colours and patterns :) Looks so pretty

  12. January 29, 2015 / 20:54

    I’ve always loved the look of these, the geometric pattern is lovely! I’m so obsessed with prams and can’t wait until we get to use one again! I’ll definitely be looking at Cosatto!

  13. January 30, 2015 / 10:11

    Ooh that is such a gorgeous looking pushchair, glad it is easy to steer too – some are like tanks arent they!

  14. January 30, 2015 / 10:37

    I love the geometric print, they always have such beautiful designs x

  15. January 30, 2015 / 13:26

    It’s such a lovely looking pushchair. I’m in love with the colour it’s stunning!

  16. January 30, 2015 / 15:30

    So gorgeous! I love it! Thanks for sharing, Storage Sanderstead Ltd. !

  17. January 30, 2015 / 20:21

    I absolutely love this, everything from the colour to the design is amazing x

  18. January 31, 2015 / 20:13

    I love that pram! Prams have come SUCH a long way since I had my babies and in just 9 years twin prams have totally moved on. Oh to do it all again!! (Without the reflux etc though…)

  19. January 31, 2015 / 20:35

    This looks like the perfect pram combination, I am impressed it can be and is so many different things!

  20. January 31, 2015 / 20:43

    That is possibly the most gorgeous pram I’ve seen! I really need one now our little one is getting heavier! I’m going to investigate this one!

  21. February 1, 2015 / 22:06

    That is a gorgeous looking pram, seriously lovely….I love the colour and the changing bag – I even like the white wheels!! Love it!

  22. February 2, 2015 / 11:46

    I adore the look of this pram – Cosatto have some lovely ranges now don’t they, just as I have no children to use them :0(

  23. February 3, 2015 / 18:34

    I love the colours and pattern on this pram. They make some really attractive prams and pushchairs nowadays. I love using our pushchair for carrying heavy bags but I’m making the most of it as H is more keen to walk now.

  24. February 8, 2015 / 00:44

    How beautiful and stylish is this pushchair! I have to say I do love Cosatto – they have such well designed products that really meets the needs of parents.

    Laura x

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