Out ‘n About Nipper 360 Review from Harrogate Nursery Fair, 2011, by Jus
This was my first view of an Out ’n About Nipper 360. First impressions were great – a small, neat, comfy looking pushchair. It does look fab. That was until Leah told me that the width is 77cms which for a pushchair is relatively wide and TBH the width has to be a factor you should consider . I have a Baby Jogger City Mini and I can’t access some of my local shops and in others like the supermarket I am brushing the sides of displays and the tills. (EDIT I have since been told that because of the triangular footprint that the Nipper wiggles through doors easier than the BJCM but don’t take my word for it. Try it for yourself!) But I would suggest as a walking pushchair, I bet its great! It makes up for its width by being extremely light – just 10kgs!! I could pick it up with one hand easily.
I think the most obvious features for me were the seats. I had read and heard about the bucket seats but now I knew exactly what people meant. But inside the seat units were gorgeous padded seat liners. I really longed to be 2 years old again and to snuggle into one of those seats! I bet it really is a comfy pushchair if you can get the bucket seats past your toddler. However the seat backs themselves are very upright. The pads did remove (they fix with velcro) and it will save you a few pounds not having to buy seat liners! I wish the Mountain Buggy Duet had something similar in as standard! The seats lie completely flat for a newborn and have a strap mechanism for reclining the seat to whatever position you required. I measured the seats inside the pads: the front seam width was 28cms and the back seam width was 29cms. Above the seat is the canopy hood – there is just one big hood rather than individual ones.
The Nipper 360 is a three wheeler with good sized chunky tyres. These and the brake have been improved for 2011. The handle now is height adjustable by folding it up or down. The Nipper 360 on display at the Harrogate Nursery Fair was a prototype one and was tricky to fold. I am sure the proper finished Nippers will be fine!
However once folded it was easy to see some of the wonderful storage nets and pouches hidden all over the Nipper 360. The pockets on the side of the hoods are genius! There were plenty more elsewhere. The pram comes complete with double bumper bar.
All round it was a great looking pushchair and looks really comfy for its passengers.
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