4.5 stars4.5 stars
The Babystyle Oyster is smart looking compact travel system with car seat and carrycot options. The Oyster has a reversible seat unit and is narrow. It is packed with good quality features like a button recline, easy pop off seat, adjustable footrest, autolock and large shopping basket. The Oyster has an amazing range of colour packs and a choice of chassis colour.
The Babystyle Oyster Max is a stylish and smart looking single pushchair with a hidden secret. The Babystyle Oyster Max converts very easily into a tandem for two children with the addition of a second seat kit.The Oyster Max can take a carrycot and a choice of car seats, and in tandem mode, it can take a 2 car seats, 2 carrycots, 2 seat units or any combination of these - so great for twins or siblings. The Babystyle Oyster Max is one of the best tandems we have tested to date - superb to use, easy to manoeuvre and small folded!
Good value for money. Forward and outward facing. Large basket. Easily customisable with a large range of colour packs. Carrycot, seat unit and car seat options. Narrow - just 56cms wide. Integral UV sunshade and net. Folds with the seat on in both directions. Packed with features that are usually found on a higher priced pushchair. Extendable hood - both with a visor and zip out section. Adjustable handle. Seat pops off very easily. The hood slides up the frame to allow room for an older child.
The Oyster Max is stylish and good looking. It is a single which transforms into a double easily. At approx 59cms wide, its also narrow for a tandem. The main seat can either parent or forward face. The second seat can forward face. The Oyster Max is a great twin option with a choice of two car seats, two carrycots or two seat units, or any combination of these. The Oyster Max works brilliantly and is easy to handle and use. Large storage basket. Great colours! Excellent value for money.
The child feels exposed in the seat. 2 handed fold. Oyster 1 is not suitable from birth without the carrycot. The harness is a bit short once the liner and footmuff are in place. The rear facing fold is long and an odd shape! The seat has a small ledge in the back which means some children don't look like they sit correctly in the seat. The hood doesn't push back flat against the seat. 2 step fold. Will fold with the bumper bar folded down - however the fold is not quite as compact.The lower seat only has a small recline and a small hood.
The user may kick the carrycot when in the lower position, but users report they adjust their stride.
Read carefully about the car seat compatibility below.
One seat suitable from birthBirth
Yes as an optional extraYes as an optional extra
Britax Baby Safe Plus SHR, Britax Baby Safe Plus SHR II, Oyster (LB321), Mamas and Papas Cybex Aton, Maxi-Cosi Pebble or Cabriofix.All need tandem seat adaptors plus:
Oyster Car Seat: Upper Position - Adaptors; Lower Position - Adaptors
Britax Baby Safe: Upper Position - Height Increasers; Lower Position - No Adaptors
Maxi Cosi Pebble: Upper Position - Multi Adaptors; Lower Position - Multi Adaptors
Maxi Cosi Cabriofix: Upper Position - Multi Adaptors. Will not fit in the lower position
Yes DetachableYes Detachable Individual
Extendable HoodLarge Hood
Swivel, lockable front wheels. Quick release. 25cm rear wheels, 18cm front wheels. The Plush has rear air tyres as standard but rear air tyres can be bought as an accessory for the other Oysters.
Large 30cm rear wheels. Smaller, 23cms, front lockable swivel wheels. The wheels are foam wheels.
5 Point Safety Harness5 Point Safety Harness
Forward and ReverseForward and Reverse
Several Forward & Reverse PositionsSeveral Forward & Reverse Positions
Yes includedYes included
83-93cms depending on where the handle is.
106cms when handle is fully extended.
5660 (49 with wheels removed)
4056 (48 with wheels removed)
10.5kg (Pushchair), 10.75kg (Pram / Carrycot mode)9.5 (Chassis with wheels); 12.5 (Chassis with seat); 15.5kgs (Tandem - chassis and two seats); 3.5kgs (Carrycot)
47.546 (Main Upper Seat), 46 (Lower Seat)
31 (No liner), 29 (With liner)32 (Main Upper Seat), 32 (Lower Seat)
29 (No liner), 28 (With liner)32 (Main Upper Seat), 32 (Lower Seat)
25 (No liner), 23 (With liner)25 (Main Upper Seat), 25 (Lower Seat)
28 (No liner), 28.5 (With liner)19 (Main Upper Seat), 19 (Lower Seat)
28 (Main Upper Seat to the lower footrest)
Yes extendingYes hinged / rotating
Compact FoldCompact Fold
Front and RearHas suspension
The Oyster 1 has 13 pushchair colour packs Oyster - includes a Hi-Tech seat liner, head hugger, colour coordinated hood provided in a matching bag and 12 carrycot colour packs - includes a zip on hood and apron.
Black, Navy, Lime, Tomato, Vogue Teal, Slate Grey, Silver Mist, Grape and Ocean
Folds with the seat on in either direction.
A range of accessories including footmuff, changing bag, parasol, air tyres, snack tray, black out shade, bottle holder, car seat adapters, ride on board.
Pull out insect net underneath the seat (or in the hood of older colour packs)
To clarify a fitted pushchair apron is included rather than a full footmuff.The main / upper seat is suitable from birth. The lower seat is only suitable from 6 months.
Each seat and carrycot comes with a raincover.
£249 Pushchair without colour pack (silver chassis); £50 Pushchair Colour Pack; £22.50 Carrycot Colour Pack; £15 Car seat adaptors; £40 Changing Bag; £115 Carrycot£399 Chassis and Upper seat; £129 Lower seat; £115 Carrycot
Carrycot or car seat height increasers are available if necessary or required.
There is 38cms between both seats when forward facing. With the upper seat parent facing, and the lower seat upright and forward facing there is 26cms between the seats.
Please note that our measurements were done on the prototype Oyster Max and may be different on the finished model.
Carrycot - 72 (L) x 31 (W at centre) x 17 (D) cms
Please note the basket has been extended on the final production model (see photos at the top of this page). The Tomato Oyster Max used in our photos was a pre-production test model.