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Review of ABC Design’s Tandem Pushchair ZOOM

04 Sep

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Did you know about the brand?

ABC Design was a brand I was totally unaware of before trailing their ZOOM STYLE TANDEM pushchair. This meant I had no preconceptions of the brand but was pleasantly surprised by its ease of use despite what feels like a long framed tandem buggy.

Best part of the pushchair

A huge plus point for me was that children can face each other allowing them to easily interact with one another. You can also have a carry cot and a seat, two carry cots, or two car seats- the options feel endless!The canopy hoods on the buggy are 50+ UPF and look like large umbrella type hoods which offer a very good degree of shade even when the seats are reclined. The basket under the buggy is large and easily fits everything needed for an outing with 2 children- depending on the set up of the seats, it’s easily accessible.

And how about the design?

Its sleek modern design was very lightweight and easy to manoeuvre despite its longer length- the only slight difficulty I had was trying to get it up and down steps (we have two steps into our house)- but getting it round corners is done with ease.

The ride

Walks in the park over bumpy paths felt like it still gave a smooth ride. There is also plenty of space between the seats when they are both facing in the same direction meaning both children can easily watch the world go. Being what feels like the width of a standard single buggy also meant that you can still easily fit in doorways- another big plus for this double buggy.

Putting it together

It took no longer than approximately 10 minutes to assemble and folding it down, reclining seats, adjusting the foot rests, changing the position of the seats is easy.

Washing it

The seat covers can be washed in the washing machine and the foot section of the seats is made of a more resistant material that is easily wipeable should muddy shoes make a big mess.

Storage 

Folding the buggy down is easy but you have to take the seats off to do this and reattaching them afterwards makes the buggy quite cumbersome to carry or lift onto say a train. Storing the buggy would be easier as three separate pieces.

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Comfort 

Both my children looked comfortable in the buggy and the baby slept well in it! They got a great deal of enjoyment out of being able to see each other although there would be an issue with their legs getting in each others way as they get older but then seats can simply be switched to both face outwards at that point.

Technical Bits 

Hard carrycot yes – available as accessories
Compatibility ABC Design Hazel
ABC Design Doozy
Cybex Aton, Aton M, Aton 5, Aton Q, Aton Q Plus, Aton Q i-size, Cloud Q, Cloud Q Plus
kiddy Evolution pro, Evolution pro 2, Evolunafix
Maxi Cosi Citi, CabrioFix, Pebble, Pebble Plus
Unfolded (l x w) 121 x 60 cm
Pushbar height 95 – 111,5 cm
Folded (l x w x h) 85 x 60 x 57 cm
Stroller attachment seat dimensions (l x w) 22 x 32 cm
Stroller attachment backrest dimensions (w x h) 32 x 54 cm
Front wheel size 20,5 cm
Rear wheel size 28,5 cm
Total weight with sport seat 17,3 kg

Website: https://www.abc-design.de/en/strollers/zoom/

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