Best Travel Systems in 2021
Updated 21-02-2021 – Lucy Walters
Best Travel System UK
If you’re an expectant parent, you probably want to know what a travel system is, or are in the lookout for the best travel system. That’s what brought you to this page, right?
A travel system is a product range that includes a stroller or pram or pushchair (however you prefer to call it) that comes with a car seat.
Why Do You Need a Travel System?
The last thing you want is disturbing a sleeping newborn just to move them from the car to the pram. Travel systems allow you to unlock the car seat from the vehicle and securely lock in onto your pram, and vice versa.
Things to Consider When Buying Travel Systems
Travel systems come in two ways. You can buy an all-inclusive-product where you get a dedicated car seat for your pushchair to complete the travel system. You can also purchase separate car seats and pushchairs from different manufacturers, and get adapters that integrate both. Be very meticulous when going for the second option, as not all strollers are compatible with car seats regardless of the presence of adapters.
Features to Look out for:
- Handles. You want handles that adjust according to your height.
- Orientation. You want a system that enables both a parent-facing and a front-facing setup.
- Adaptors. Choose adaptors that lock in securely and one that is compatible with both seat and stroller.
- Storage. The more compartments, the better. Check also for adequate under-seat storage space and capacity.
- Protective covers. You want hoods that extend enough to protect your baby from the harmful rays of the sun as well as rain covers for unexpected rainfalls.
Here’s our pick for the ten best travel systems in the UK.
|Ickle Bubba Stomp V4 Special Edition||Best product||9.4|
|Silver Cross Wayfarer 3-in-1 Foldable Travel System||Premium product||9.3|
|Hauck Shopper SLX Trio Set||Value product||8.4|
|Venicci Pure 3-in-1 Travel System||Best for baby girls||9.3|
|Graco Evo Trio Pushchair||Best folding mechanism||9.2|
|Chicco Trio Sprint||Best carrycot safety feature||9.2|
|Berry Shop Duo Stars||Best for twins||8|
|KinderKraft Moov Travel System||Best car seat program||8|
|Baby Sportive Kamil Classic 3-in-1 Travel System||Best functional accessory inclusions||8|
|TomiKid 3-in-1 Grey Travel System||Best dual brake feature||8|
1 Ickle Bubba Stomp V4 Special Edition
Ickle Bubba is an award-winning British brand founded in 2013 on the principle of making affordable high-end travel systems. Their product range has since expanded to include car seats, cots, mattresses, and other nursery accessories.
The Stomp V4 is Ickle Bubba’s newest travel system edition. This all-in-one-package includes a high-quality chassis, pushchair seat, luxury carrycot, Galaxy Group 0+ car seat, and Isofix base.
The carrycot is suitable for up to 6 months, the car seat up to 13 kgs. The front and rear-facing pushchair can accommodate newborns to toddlers up to 22 kg.
This stylish travel system comes available in three colours: midnight black, woodland, and blueberry. The chassis in itself is extremely lightweight, weighing only 6.5 kg.
It comes with a double layer hood, rain cover, stroller footmuff, and two sun visors. These features ensure your baby is protected in all types of weather, whether in the pushchair or on the car.
A combination of fantastic features, a stylish design, high-quality make, and relatively affordable, the Stomp V4 is, without a doubt our overall best pick among the ten best travel systems.
2 Silver Cross Wayfarer 3-in-1 Foldable Travel System
Silver Cross is another British brand specialising in prams, babywear, and nursery items and accessories. The brand has had two claims to fame. The first was their founder was the first to invent the world’s first-ever baby carriage in 1877. The second was in the mid-1900s when they were known to be the “Rolls Royce of prams”.
The Wayfarer 3-in-1 is Silver Cross’ travel system bundle. It includes the pushchair suitable for babies up to 25 kg, a car seat suitable for newborns up to 13 kg, a carrycot, pushchair seat unit, and car seat linen, hood, and apron.
The stroller comes with three recline positions while the car seat has an adjustable harness and head support and padded apron. These features ensure your little one’s comfort as they grow.
The hood has a UPF 50+, ensuring the protection of your baby’s skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. The stroller also features a massive storage basket to hold your baby’s toys, nappy bag, or it can also double as a shopping caddy.
3 Hauck Shopper SLX Trio Set
Hauck is a 90-year-old German company producing baby products from pushchairs to high chairs and play centres through to nursery gear.
The Hauck Shopper SLX Trio Set comes with a stroller that can carry babies up to 22 kg. The stroller’s lightweight aluminium frame, suspension, and swivel front wheels allow you easy manoeuvrability.
The comfortable carrycot can carry your little one until they reach a weight of 9 kgs and the infant car seat is suitable from birth to 13 kg.
Your little one’s comfort is ensured by the adjustable foot and backrest with multi recline positions. The integrated sun hood provides excellent sun protection for your baby’s skin.
There is also a lot of storage with this travel system including a cup holder tray. It also an under-seat large storage basket with 3 kg capacity, great for holding your shopping items or your baby’s other gear.
Affordable yet functional, the Hauck Shopper SLX travel system is our value pick for our UK’s best travel system list.
4 Venicci Pure 3-in-1 Travel System
Best for baby girls
Venicci is a newer generation UK brand, having launched only in 2011. They pride themselves in working closely with parents to provide trustworthy, high-quality prams, strollers, and car seats while still maintaining value for money.
The Venicci Pure 3-in-1 Travel System comes in a gorgeous pastel rose shade, making it the perfect choice for your little girl from her newborn stages through to her toddler years.
The spacious pram includes a soft mattress and luxury cotton lining and is suitable from birth to six months. The car seat component is lightweight and can be used for newborns until they reach the 10 kg weight limit.
Use the stroller mode when your little girl turns six months and is suitable until they reach the age of 36 months.
The five-point harness ensures your baby is safe and secure on their seat while you’re both on the go. This travel system also comes with adjustable handle height, leg rest, and harness height to ensure both you and your little one’s comfort.
5 Graco Evo Trio Pushchair
Best folding mechanism
Graco is a well-known baby product company based in the USA. Their product line includes strollers, prams, car seats, swings, soothers and other nursery accessories.
The Graco Evo Trio is a modern travel system that comes with a car seat suitable for your newborn up to 12 months, and a carrycot that you can use until your baby turns six months.
The stroller position is reversible and reclinable at three different angles, including a lie-flat mode.
The adjustable calf support, adjustable hood, and rain cover ensure your little one’s comfort and protection in all weather conditions.
The attractive feature of this Graco Evo is its one-fold mechanism and adjustable handlebar which makes using and folding the stroller so convenient and such a breeze. For more must have travel items, check out our picks for the best baby toiletries.
6 Chicco Trio Sprint
Best carrycot safety feature
Chicco is an Italian brand that has been manufacturing kids’ apparel, toys, and gear for over 60 years.
The Chicco Trio Sprint Travel system includes a carrycot weighing 4.9 kg and is ideal for babies up to 10 kg. The integrated abdominal strap in the carrycot ensures your baby’s safety and comfort while in pram mode.
The car seat weighs only 3.2 kg and can carry babies up to 13 kg. It has a 3-point belt and a padded shoulder and crotch strap to ensure that your baby is securely strapped in, yet comfortable.
The stroller is lightweight at only 9 kg and can carry your baby from birth until they reach the age of 36 months. It has 360 degree-rotatable handles ensuring a relaxed and comfortable grip for you. It also has spacious under-seat storage to hold extra gear for you and your little one.
7 KinderKraft Moov Travel System
Best for twins
Kindercraft is an award-winning German brand that specialises in a wide array of baby products from strollers, bikes, bouncers, carriers, and cots. They name safety as their primary priority, managing to gain quality and safety certifications from six independent European institutions.
The Moov Travel System includes a carrycot that is suitable from birth to 9 kg and a car seat capacity of 13 kg.
The stroller is suitable from 6 months and until your little one reaches 15 kg. It comes with a large shopping basket with a 4 kg weight limit. The sizeable pneumatic swivel wheels make turning so easy, and the adjustable handle height ensures your comfort while pushing your little one on your day out.
An adjustable 5-point harness with soft and durable padding ensures your baby is safe, secure, and comfy while on the go.
The best feature of the KinderKraft travel system is the included safe car seat program. This allows you free participation and a guarantee that your car seat will be replaced whenever the car is involved in any form of accident or collision.
8 Berry Shop Duo Stars
Best car seat program
Berry Shop is an online retailer specialising in children’s gear from prams to bikes with their headquarters based in the UK.
The Berry Shop Duo Stars comes in two of everything (apart from the stroller, of course). Two carrycots, two car seats, and you even get two nappy bags!
The pushchair has a central brake mechanism making stops easier. The shock absorbers and front swivel tyres ensure your twins’ comfort and make navigating easy for you even on uneven surfaces.
The included mosquito net, rain cover, and adjustable hood with ventilation ensures the two little ones are comfortable and protected from all sorts of weather and bugs.
This dual travel comes in five bright colours and is our pick for the best travel system for twins or two young babies with close age gaps.
9 Baby Sportive Kamil Classic 3-in-1 Travel System
Best functional accessory inclusions
Baby Sportive is an Amazon retailer specializing in baby travel systems. The Kamil Classic 3-in1 comes with a carrycot with reflective features for easy visibility and firm padding for your baby’s comfort.
The car seat has a three-point harness feature as well as a detachable hood and foot cover to ensure your baby’s comfort and safety while on the go. It also has an ergonomic carry handle, so you don’t strain yourself when transferring the little one from the car to the stroller.
The stroller has an adjustable footrest and three-angle recline to ensure your baby adopts a comfortable position, whether awake or asleep. It also comes with an adjustable handle and suspension and a spacious shopping basket, making pushing the stroller around comfortable and convenient experience.
The only thing with this travel system is because the wheels are static, they are not ideal for jogging but are very much suitable for your daily walks in the park.
It has a lot of functional accessory inclusions such as the soft carrier bag, a rain cover, a small bag that attaches on the handles, mosquito net, removable tray and bottle holder, as well as a changing mat.
10 TomiKid 3-in-1 Grey Travel System
Best dual brake feature
TomiKid is another Amazon retailer offering a range of travel systems and potty trainers.
The TomiKid 3-in-1 Grey Travel System includes a stylish carrycot and car seat. Other accessories include a rain cover, a summer mat, a footmuff, and a mosquito net. These inclusions ensure your baby is comfortable in all weather conditions and protected from harmful sun rays or insect bites.
The stroller is water-resistant, fire-retardant, and has a shockproof mechanism and a 5-point harness, ensuring your baby’s comfort, safety, and security wherever you go.
The best feature of this travel system is that it has dual one-touch brakes on either side of the stroller – front and back, making it easy and convenient to stop the stroller when needed.
Buyers Guide for Travel Systems
Should I Buy a Travel System or Stroller and Car Seat Separately?
When you buy a travel system, you get the complete set, which includes a stroller and an infant car seat from the same brand, and not only do the both match in colour and design, but will also have parts that are compatible with each other. This is also the more affordable choice of the two.
On the other hand, if you choose to buy a stroller and car seat unit separately, you need to buy a compatible adapter separately, and more importantly, make sure that the two units are compatible with each other because the products from only a few brands will be compatible with those from other brands.
How much is a Travel System?
In general, 3-in-1 travel systems tend to be pricier than a traditional stroller because of the obvious multifunctional characteristics. You can find models that are around the £100 price range and also those that cost several hundred dollars, depending on the manufacturer, quality, features, and other aspects. But, with so many option available on the market, you will be able to find a good quality product that falls within your budget.
Why Do I Need a Carrycot as Part of the Bundle?
You need a carrycot because it is the safest way to carry or transport your little one during the first few months after their birth.
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