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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Chicco Activ3 Review



Last week, our Chicco Activ3 stroller arrived ready for us to try out.


My first impression when we unboxed it was that it seemed to look bigger than our previous pram.

I was initially concerned about its size, but once we folded it down (which was surprisingly easy!) I was surprised to see that it is actually more compact than the pram we had previously been using - with the previous pram we had needed to remove the wheels to get it into the boot of the car but this one fits in without any of that hassle.

The front wheel folds in which is a great space-saver, but the wheels can be removed if need be (Our boot is quite small though, so if we can fit it in then I can't see many people having an issue)


I also noticed how comfortable it looks....the seat is well padded and has an easily-adjustable 5-point safety harness and padded shoulder straps.


The handlebar is easily adjusted to lay flat or raise up, whichever suits you best.



The pram is very sturdy and well-made...and one of the things I love most about it is that its very spacious.

Where the child sits, there is a lot of room between them and the bar - a safe distance of course, but one that means they're not cramped in.

Tyne loves to sit with his leg up on the bar as you can see....he certainly knows how to make himself at home in a stroller!



Again in our previous pram, the bar was much closer so it ended up with a lot of teeth marks in it as Tyne would gnaw on it while sitting in it - I also felt that he seemed quite restricted, but in here he has plenty of space!


I found the pram super easy to manouevre  - it's designed for the active parent, and the adjustable shock absorbers are designed with joggers in mind making the ride smooth for baby.

The brakes are operated by hand from the handlebar, with a separate brake for the front and rear wheels.



The shopping basket is a pretty decent size too, which is a feature I personally really appreciate in a stroller!


This is a great stroller for the outdoors as the pram has all wheel suspension, and puncture proof inflatable tyres.

The leg rest and back recline are easily adjusted for babies comfort.



 The stroller comes with this very handy attachment - a 2-cup holder and a space in the centre which is the perfect size for holding my phone, ipod or even my purse!


Features like this are what really sell a stroller for me - yes you can always buy a separate pram organiser but isn't it nicer when these things have been thought of for you so that you don't need to buy extras?!


 To demonstrate how easy the pram is to fold away and store, we filmed this quick clip:



I have to say that so far I have been very impressed with the Activ3 - it is very easy to steer, it's spacious and comfortable for baby, it has some great features and I think the Red Wave colour that we have it in is really striking.

And I have to say, of all the strollers we've tried out so far - Tyne certainly seems to be at his most content in this one which speaks volumes!




 While we were out doing our testing we wanted to have a little fun, so we made sure to stop and feed the ducks....



And have a go on the swings of course!


And it gave me the perfect chance to model my new favourite top....In the spirit of my new approach of trying not to care about my appearance and showing my true self....I shall not be editing these and shall not be excluding the silly ones we took!

It's ALL the real me all the way from now! If you don't like it, look away!






How could I resist it with that slogan on it?!

We had a lovely afternoon out at the park, and the following day we had an equally lovely day trialling the Activ3 at the seaside



You can check out our weekend Vlog post to see more of that!

So far we are huge fans of the Chicco Activ3 - this is the first Chicco product we have ever tried and we have been very impressed with the innovative design and the quality!

I always think the baby is the most important person to consider when talking about strollers, and as you can see....mine is very happy in the activ3!


For more details and stockist info, please visit www.chicco.co.uk (RRP £299.00)


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52 comments:

  1. Great post! I've seen this pram on a few blogs recently and everyone's had good things to say about it. We have a Bugaboo Bee, which I love though downside is it's not great on uneven streets as the wheels are so small. Though it'll always be difficult for one pram to tick every box xx

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  2. This looks great, brill review! ;) xx

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  3. Fab review :D I want this stroller now. I love the bar on the front of it, my mum was saying that Oscar could do with something like that on his pram last week when we went out shopping.

    Love your top as well. I saw them on the Next website the other week!!

    Louise x

    Confessionsofasecretshopper.com">Confessions of a Secret Shopper | An Undomestic Goddess

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  4. This looks like a great 3 wheeler and very sturdy too

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  5. Great review, love the video of Jon putting the pram in the boot. He looks happy with the outcome haha!

    http://twothenblue.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. The colour of the pushchair is lovely! Looks nice to push too.

    Love the t-shirt!!!!

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  7. Red and black always looks great for a buggy! It is a duo of colours that doesn't show too much dirt or fingermarks! To look at you would think the buggy was guite heavy but obviously not! Love you tee by the way!

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  8. Looks like a lovely puschair. We have a Chicco stroller and I love it, especially the bright Chicco red.

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  9. It looks very comfortable I like the buggies with one wheel in the front.

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  10. This looks like a very well designed and attractive stroller. It looks steady - I used to have one that tipped over

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  11. This looks steady and very attactive, I used to have a stroller which tipped over too easily.

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  12. I was lucky enough to win one of these - I love mine!

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  13. This looks a sturdy, comfortable stroller, and it folds down fairly well too, always a bonus!

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  14. I have seen this pram on a few blogs now, but yours makes it look amazing!.. I love how stylish it is and how easy it is to put up and down. Your blog is great!! :) x

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  15. What a great review. If I was in the market for a buggy, I'd certainly look at this

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  16. interesting review love the way you have added pictures and video

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  17. interesting review I love the way you have added pictures and videos and the colour is great

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  18. Looks great - fab review!

    Ashleigh

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  19. Very good, practical review...

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  20. Great review sounds like a really good pram - we live on an unmade road which we walk up 2 or 3 times every day with our dog, I bet this pram would tackle our lane really well by the sounds of it

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  21. i love everything about it, it looks so sturdy and the colour is great too.x

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  22. What a lovely post - that buggy looks fab. Love your tshirt as well that is amazing :) x

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  23. Love that t'shirt - buggys good too lol

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  24. I like the look of this pushchair, it look robust and easy to push. and your wee man look very comfortable

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  25. The buggy looks very sturdy and long wearing which is good! I also love the colour!

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  26. Looks so sturdy and sporty! Great review of it.

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  27. I really love the colours and style of the buggy, red and black are always good together, great review x

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  28. it looks a really good stroller, very jealous of the colour too!

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  29. I love the colour of the buggy and I love the feet on the bar photo!! I would love a new buggy, but can't justify the cost as my current one is fine!

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  30. it looks indestructable but i'd be worried how far the front wheel sticks out, especially with me at the helm!

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  31. i love the colour and features

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  32. Great pushchair and so smart looking

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  33. Fab little push chair! Tyne certainly looks like he liked it! xoxo

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  34. That looks fantastic! Very sturdy & comfy too....
    I love your top! Looking fabulous x

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  35. this looks fab for going jogging with

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  36. Beautiful photos! Your kid is so cute xx

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  37. This looks awesome - if we go for a 3rd it will be on my shortlist!

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  38. awh :) tyne looks very happy in there! was it easy is put up? having worked in nurseries, I know that some of the pushchairs ive used are a living nightmare!

    Catherine x

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  39. Great review, your little boy has the cutest smile

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  40. Great article, I was surprised that the pushchair did fold down so compact, it didn't look like it would!

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  41. Great Review!!
    I never went for a 3 wheeler with my 3 babies, i always felt worried they weren't as stable. But my sister in law's both highly rate theirs. I love the colour :)

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  42. great review and handy you don't have to take the wheels off to fit it in the car.

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  43. Fab review, pram looks brilliant!

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  44. Tanya Camilleri29 March 2014 at 12:59

    Great review. Really like that the pushchair has a cup holder - great feature x

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  45. Great review - If I could start my family again I would defo go for a pushchair like this, cant believe how small it folds up too! p.s LOVE your t-shirt haha x

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  46. fantastic review
    @avelte2000

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  47. Thanks for the review, not seen this one before

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  48. great review
    this looks very comfortable for a child

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