Getting out and about with a baby and a growing toddler can bring its challenges, so it helps to have a pushchair that works for you. Our Flip XT3 has a compact fold, which means you can put up or collapse it in seconds, using just one hand. And because the frame is light and narrow, you can easily get around and still keep a hand free for your toddler. Real mum Danielle tested out our Flip XT3 whilst out and about with her little ones, and she’s given us her honest review below.
My name’s Danielle, I’m a mother of two.
I have Romeo who is five years old and Italia who is seven months old. We’ve had the pleasure of testing the Flip XT3 and have put together some reasons why we’ve fallen in love with it.
Our Flip XT3 Review
When we spotted the Flip XT3 pushchair for the first time, my partner and I fell in love instantly. This pushchair, in my opinion, has been designed to make life easier for parents, thanks to a few amazing features.
The one-handed fold
This is one of my favourite features. When it comes to setting up and putting down the Flip XT3 there’s no messing around. This is perfect for when I have the baby in one arm and an impatient five-year-old waiting to go. I can easily pop up or fold away the pushchair with one hand in a matter of seconds.
The adjustable handlebar
The adjustable handlebar can be adjusted by simply unclipping both sides of the handlebar and pulling it up or down, whichever is suited to you.
Lightweight & Spacious
I couldn’t believe how lightweight this pushchair is, and the lack of space the Flip XT3 takes up. It fits in my car boot, taking up less than half of the space. This lets me save space for other things such as Romeo’s bike, and when we’re going food shopping I don’t have to worry about taking the pushchair out beforehand.
Seating & Footrest
The Flip XT3 can be placed in three different seating positions, whilst the adjustable footrest can be altered with just a click of a button on either side of the footrest – evolving as your little ones grow.
I just want to take a moment to appreciate that this pushchair can be used from birth. With a seat that can be positioned in a lay-back position – this enables baby to rest in the correct position from day one. It’s fantastic for taking baby out and about, especially when they fall asleep.
Additionally, the seat can be switched from parent-facing to world-facing, which will stimulate your baby’s development as they become more curious. Another feature to flag is that, unlike other pushchairs, the seating unit doesn’t need to be removed when folding down, the pushchair folds down altogether.
Another amazing feature is that the seat also includes a large canopy which can be adjusted as you desire. This has been great protection for Italia from the sun or wind. This also includes a hidden vent which allows fresh air to circulate around the pushchair when the canopy is fully down. Fantastic for hot summer days.
The large basket is outstanding. The huge spacious basket can fit my changing bag plus shopping and still look great. Most importantly, there’s no dragging on the floor and the high netting on the sides makes sure that everything stays secure in the basket.
The Flip XT3 is an excellent drive – such a smooth pushing experience for both me and Italia. The front two wheels have a 360-degree spin, which has been a fantastic feature. As a city-dwelling mum, this allows me to whizz around crowded places such as shopping centres with ease.
As well as being brilliant in crowded places, it is also great for off-road use. The large back wheels are thick and sturdy which enables us to go for lovely walks on not so smooth roads. At no point did I struggle to push or did the pushchair go out of control, it was able to maintain its smoothness on a variety of surfaces.
The large back wheels also can be removed with no hassle, this is great if you need to give the wheels a wash before putting the pushchair back in the car or just need some extra space in the boot.
There is so much attention to detail in the design of this pushchair, I had the pleasure of receiving the signature collection and it’s stunning and stylish. I’ve had so many people approach me to tell me how gorgeous this pushchair is.
The soft-touch material on the seating unit and canopy is lovely and importantly it’s easy to clean – a simple wipe gets rid of any dirt.
We’re so glad to hear that the Flip XT3 pushchair has gone down well with Danielle and her family. Designed to be lightweight, compact pushchair, it’s perfect for helping young families get out and about without a fuss. If it sounds like your dream pushchair, you can pop into one of our stores and give it a test drive, or browse our range below.
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