After enjoying putting the BabyStyle Hybrid Edge Stroller through its paces for a few weeks, I thought I’d switch to the City wheels and try out the BabyStyle Hybrid City Stroller. It sounds like a whole new stroller, doesn’t it? But it isn’t. For an additional £40 you can purchase the city axle, which makes for a smaller, more compact stroller.
It’s really easy to change the axels over, too. Here’s a quick video I made to demonstrate:
As I’ve used the Hybrid Stroller more frequently and for different purposes, I’ve got quicker and quicker at switching the wheels. It really is a doddle. And actually, the more I’ve used this pushchair, the more I’ve grown to like it. It’s a great, lightweight, compact option, which makes the Hybrid City Stroller ideal for city dwellers.
Anyway, hubby and I thought we’d venture into Norwich for the day to do a bit of shopping, have some lunch and a nice walk. We love living in Norwich. If you haven’t been, you really must. It has a great selection of shops, eateries and interesting buildings.
I was concerned that the small wheels would make a big difference to the manoeuvrability of the Hybrid Stroller, but to be honest they didn’t at all. The only difference I noticed was that the pushchair was a little more difficult to push up a hill outside the Forum, once we’d filled it with shopping. And I mean filled it! I was actually quite surprised how much the basket would hold, as it looks small but is surprisingly capacious. On the whole though, this pushchair provides a lovely smooth ride and is light to push.
While we were in Norwich we popped to Ask Italian for a spot of lunch – I love their gluten free menu as it gives me lots of choice and I don’t feel like I’m missing out. They asked us to leave the pushchair by the door and I think even they were impressed by how compact the Hybrid City Stroller was, especially once I’d lowered the handle into the lowest position.
This is something I think BabyStyle have really considered in the design of this pushchair – I don’t think many adults would find the stroller comfortable to push with the handle at it’s lowest height, but it makes it so compact if you need to squeeze it into a small space, or fit it into the boot of a small car when folded. It’s definitely the stroller we’d choose to take on holiday as it would leave room for suitcases in the boot of our Kuga, something we’ve struggled with previously.
This isn’t the only feature BabyStyle have thought of though – the Hybrid Stroller has lots of great design features. I particularly like the little hooks on the handle for your bag strap, to stop it sliding down, and the little toggles on the footmuff keep it from sliding down the seat. Not to mention the cute styling details that make it one stylish-looking pushchair.
On top of all that, the narrow wheelbase makes the BabyStyle Hybrid City Stroller perfect for manoeuvring around shops; no more crashing into shop fittings (something I’m particularly skilled at with our other pushchair!), making for a completely stress-free shopping experience. Providing the baby is asleep, of course…
Disclosure: I was provided with the BabyStyle Hybrid City Stroller in order to give an honest review. All opinions are my own.