Mamas and Papas Sola Pushchair Review

Mamas & Papas Sola Pushchair

 

Overall rating 4/5

Durable, Safe, User friendly

The Mamas & Papas Sola Travel System is an excellent product. It is safe, versatile, comfortable and the variety of designs makes it very compatible with most aesthetic tastes.

Durability & Safety 5/5

This product is pretty durable indeed. We’ve personally tested it in the French Alps, albeit out of skiing season, but it still handled very well on the rugged terrain. Baby is held very securely, and the straps are extendable so you will get your money’s worth as baby grows.

The entire system feels very sturdy, responsive and with the adjustable handle you can get the best control with a turning circle to rival the ‘Black Cab of London’.

To get the most out of it you will of course need to care for it. The wheels especially will need the odd squirt of WD40 to maintain the smooth action.

Value for money 4/5

The phrase ‘you get what you pay for’ is true in this instance. Not the cheapest travel system on the market by far and with the many additions available the price can soon add up. That said, it is very well built, safe and fashionable with longevity as a result so it should outlast your baby’s need for it. We managed with just the car seat and the pushchair as it fully reclines with the ‘Footmuff liner’ without the need for the carrycot which kept the price down, but your needs may well be different.

Design 4/5

The Sola range comes in a variety of fabrics and colour schemes to suit many tastes and there are a plethora of additions that you can get to complete the travel system; sun shade, bag, carry cot, ‘multi-terrain wheel pack’ among others. This does count against it in some ways as it’s very tempting to buy everything so the set is complete, even though you may not need it all.

Practicality 4/5

The Sola Pushchair is quick to assemble once you know what you are doing. As with many similar products there are lots of moving parts that need learning, and some of these are challenging, even for the pro; those being adjusting the handgrip position and collapsing the unit.

It is quite large so in it’s collapsed state it takes up more space than you’d imagine, but as the seat comes apart this helps on the space saving. You would easily get it in the back of a Ford Focus with room to spare for example.

The car seat, and cot fixings are very easy to place within the wheel base, and these units can be swapped to face forward or backwards, giving you that option should you desire. The rear-facing car seat is fairly simple (once you’ve been shown) to fit within the back seat using your seatbelt as security. There is lot’s of leaning over your baby though so you’ll be lucky to prevent them from waking as you remove the seat. We managed it once by the way…

One tip for the pushchair strap fixing. Make sure that there is no cloth trapped in it that will prevent the locking mechanism from securing. The strap locks are a little fiddly to secure if your baby is resisting…

For additional safety there is the Maxi-Cosi ISOFIX (International Standardization Organization) attachments available for the car seat to you should you wish. Safer and much easier to secure / remove than by seat belt , but do make sure you check your car is able to utilise this feature. Online car fitting list.

Baby satisfaction 5/5

You’ll not need to worry about your baby with this travel system. They will be content and safely secured in an environment that allows them enough space to get comfortable and spacious enough for them wriggle about. There is a soft bar that you can hang toys from which will keep them entertained, or speaking from experience, at least provide a footrest upon which to work those quads.

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