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The Mamas & Papas Armadillo is a forward facing lightweight pushchair. It boasts a huge lie flat seat and a one handed fold. The Armadillo has a smart black chassis and brightly coloured fabrics. The Mamas & Papas Armadillo has a small fold.
The Mamas & Papas Armadillo XT (the last photos in the set above,) has the extra benefits of an extending adjustable handlebar; larger wheels; extra styling details and an air vent in the hood.
(NOTE all details & measurements on this page relate to the Armadillo Flip although many details are the same. Please check before buying.)The Mamas & Papas Armadillo City is a very compact folding pushchair with a ultra narrow frame so that it will fit through small spaces. Perfect for public transport or tightly packed shops! The Mamas & Papas Armadillo City folds in seconds and can be opened just as quickly. We love that the fabric is inside the folded package, thus keeping it clean. A handy handle makes the Armadillo City easy to carry. There is a large shopping basket and generous seat which is suitable from birth. The huge UPF 50+ sun protective hood had a peekaboo window and even a toy loop to keep a child entertained.
Very small folding. One handed fold. Looks smart and modern. Very long lie flat seat so suitable from birth - full length of 92cms with legs supported. Large basket. Adjustable leg rest. Large waterproof hood. Very compact fold - fabric folds inside so stays clean. Autolocks when folded. Quick to fold and to open. Narrow. Large SPF 50+ hood. Tall seat. All round suspension. Large basket. Full recline - suitable from birth. Easy carrying handle. Toy loop. Raincover is included.
Difficult harness buckle to do up. Breaks easily into 5 pieces. Difficult to pull the seat back up from the recline position. Very reclined seat even in the upright position. Hood obscures access to a sleeping child even when folded back. Forward facing only.Fixed handlebar. Moderately heavy side to push. Awkward large chunky buckle to do up. Relatively low hood. Opening can be a little awkward if the wheels stay together.
Maxi Cosi Pebble and Cabriofix; Cybex Aton
Yes Fixed IndividualYes Detachable
Large HoodLarge Hood
4 small hard plastic wheels.Four small wheels with soft touch rubber.
3 Point Safety Harness5 Point Safety Harness
Forward OnlyForward Only
Several Forward Facing PositionsMulti Forward Facing Positions - Strap Recline System
27.5 (Limited by the frame)
Folds in HalfFolds in Half
UnknownFront and Rear
Armadillo: Lemon Drop; Coral Pink; Black Liquorice; Blue Fizz; Armadillo Stripe Special Edition (Multicoloured - includes a liner)
Armadillo XT: Teal Tide; Lemon Drop; Black JackBlue Indigo; Black Jack; Coral Pop and Lemon Drop
One handed fold
Basket holds 3kgs
£199 Armadillo; £39.95 Footmuff; £39.00 Universal Sunshield with Insect Net UPF 50+; £59.95 Transit Bag; £29.95 Maxi Cosi or Aton Car Seat Adaptors; £20 Cupholder & Toddler Handle; £39 Messenger changing bag
£299 Armadillo XT£179 Armadillo City; £39.95 Footmuff; £22.95 Liner; £29.95 Parasol
Available in September 2014