Ickle Bubba Stomp V4 Review
Updated 10-04-2021 – Lucy Walters
The Ickle Bubba Stomp V4 Travel System is a decently-priced product, ideal for parents looking for a complete travel system that is stylish and functional.
Looks – 4.5
Comfort – 5
Functionality – 5
Folding / Unfolding – 5
Ease of Use – 5
Durability – 4.5
Value for Money – 5
- Easy to use
- Looks attractive
- Easy to fold and unfold
- Comfortable for babies
- No peeking window to watch the baby
- Flimsy hood material
Stomp V4 All-in-One Travel System
7.1 kg chassis with wheels
Birth up to 4 years
Carrycot – up to approx. 6 months
Seat unit – 6 months to 4 years
Galaxy Group 0+ car seat – birth up to 12 – 15 months old (up to 13 kgs.)
Parent & world facing
61cm W x 95cm L x 104cm H (Upright)
61cm W x 77cm L x 30cm H (Folded)
32cm W x 22cm D
Carry Cot Dimensions (inside)
31cm W x 76cm L x 22cm H
65cm – 104cm
Front Wheel Diameter
Rear Wheel Diameter
Founded in 2011, Ickle Bubba emerged out of the need of two parents’ search for a stylish yet affordable travel system, which was an unusual combination during the day. It was then when the brand hit the market with an amazing travel system bundle, which was good-looking, functional, and offered great value for money, and the company has stuck to the same principle to date.
Having grown to become one of the go-to and trustworthy brands for baby products, Ickle Bubba has expanded its product portfolio and now offers not just travel systems, but also a wide range of other products, such as car seats, strollers, cot beds, mattresses, nursing chairs, wardrobes, accessories, and more. The brand has managed to hold a firm place in the minds of those parents-to-be and parents who are looking for stylish, practical, and budget-friendly baby products.
The Ickle Bubba Stomp V4 All-in-One Travel System with Isofix Base comes in the most popular and winning combination of style and value for money, and it would be no exaggeration to say that the product offers more than what you would expect from a standard travel system.
Included in the pack are a pushchair, a carrycot, a car seat, a rain cover, an Isofix base, car seat adapters, changing bag & mat, foot muff, seat liner, a user guide, and a 4-year warranty.
The product has snatched multiple awards since its launch, including the Made for Mums – 2019 Gold, Rated 5 stars by Pushchair Expert – 2019, and Mumli – 2018 Silver – Travel System Under £500. As you can see, the Ickle Bubba Stomp V4 Travel System has all the accessories you will ever need to head outdoors with your little bubba, so you don’t have to purchase anything separately.
Let’s get into detail on what this travel system is designed to offer that makes parents and babies happy.
In many cases, when you are looking for a travel system, you will be required to compromise on the looks, functionality, or pricing to enjoy the other aspects. For instance, if you find something that looks stylish, it might lack some features you know you need; on the other hand, if you manage to find a travel system that looks good and is feature-rich as well, it might not fall within your budget. With the Ickle Bubba Stomp V4, none of the above is the case, because you have just found a product that looks attractive, comes packed with some amazing and practical features and is budget-friendly.
Firstly, let’s just say that you would be surprised at how many accessories the travel system comes with. In terms of colour, you are offered the ability to choose different colours for different parts of the unit; for instance, with the chassis or base, you can choose between Bronze and Chrome; for the actual fabric, you have options like Midnight, Woodland, and Blueberry; and for the handles (yes, you can choose your handle colour too!), you have Tan and Blueberry. No matter what colour you choose, the Stomp V4 is one of the very few travel systems that looks and feels premium, thanks to the luxe fabrics and sturdy construction.
The colour tones used are quite earthy, which when combined with the bronze or chrome colour of the chassis/base and the leatherette handle in coordinated colours make the travel system look naturally elegant and stylish, perfect for those of you who prefer colours of finishes that are not too jarring but harmonious, blend-in with the surroundings, and make heads turn.
As discussed earlier, the Ickle Bubba Stomp V4 Travel System is a comprehensive package that brings with it everything you will ever need for your travel needs with your little one. Putting together the whole unit is very easy and can be done in less than half-hour.
Designed to be used for babies right from birth up to approximately 6 months of age or 9 kgs. in weight, the carrycot included in the Ickle Bubba Stomp V4 Travel System is a lie-flat unit that offers cosy and comfortable space for your little angel to sleep or rest in. The quilted liner in the carrycot not only gives it a luxurious feel but also offers your baby a warm environment to help them enjoy a peaceful slumber.
The Pushchair / Seat Unit
Suitable for babies aged 6 months to approximately 4 years in age or 22 kgs., the pushchair or seat unit in the Stomp V4 from Ickle Bubba is ideal for when your baby is grown and is now able to sit quite comfortably on their own and hold their head. It acts as a perfect place to transition from the carrycot, and it is easy for you, the parent, as well, because it requires minimal changes, thanks to the use of the same frame; all you need to do is remove the carrycot unit from the frame and attach the pushchair unit, and you can simply fold the carrycot and store it away in any small space you have available in your house.
The pushchair can be positioned with your baby either facing you or the world, which you can do by just clicking the buttons available on both sides of the frame. Since there are 4 seating positions, you can easily change the seat unit from its upright position to a lie-flat position for when your little one falls asleep when you are out and about, and the foot muff will keep him/her warm and cosy during their sleep.
The Galaxy Group 0+ Car Seat
The Ickle Bubba Stomp V4 Travel System bundle includes the brand’s Galaxy Group 0+ Car Seat as well, which is known to be one of the safest car seats in the category. One of the highlights of this car seat is the double-layered side impact protection, which will protect your bubba in the event of an impact. Suitable for babies from birth up to approximately 12 to 15 months old or 13 kgs. in weight, the Galaxy Group 0+ Car Seat also has an adjustable 5-position headrest that provides a comfortable position for your baby as he/she grows. Also, the seat complies with R44 safety standards and you can fix it either with the Isofix base that comes with the travel system bundle or with your car’s seat belt.
Hood / Sun Canopy & Rain Cover
The sun canopy or hood included in the Stomp V4 travel system is double-lined, and though the material feels a bit coarse and flimsy, it does the job of keeping your baby safe and secure from the harmful rays of the sun, and it offers 50 UPF sun protection as well. And of course, the rain cover is there for those drizzly days, offering proper protection for your sleeping beauty when it pours down all of a sudden.
The shopping or storage basket included in the Stomp V4 offers loads of space for you to store everything you purchase during your grocery run, or can also be used as a storage space for all your baby’s stuff, like extra diapers, baby wipes, toys, etc. Along with being spacious enough, the basket is also positioned just right to make accessing it easy for you, even with the carrycot in place. Unfolding the Stomp V4 is easy too; lift the catch on the unit and pull the handlebar upward to unfold the chassis.
The Ickle Bubba Stomp V4 is a 4-wheel system, where the two rear wheels are designed to be larger than the front ones. The wheels make your baby’s ride extremely smooth, even on the roughest of terrains, and since the front swivel wheels can be locked, you gain more control over the pushchair when you go on a stroll on uneven terrains. There is also a braking system included in the form of a bar between the rear wheels, and applying and taking off the brake is easy, regardless of the type of shoes you wear. This can be extremely helpful when you use public transport or move around in crowded places.
The leatherette handle on the Ickle Bubba Stomp V4 Travel System is designed well, with 3 height adjustments, so people of different heights can easily push the unit around.
The Ickle Bubba Stomp V4 Travel System is certainly an all-inclusive package for new parents and parents-to-be. From its attractive looks to amazing functionality to the inclusion of numerous accessories, this travel system has set a standard for what a reasonably priced product in the category can offer. Not to forget, the whole unit is easy to assemble and use, right from switching between the carrycot and pushchair and car seat to folding/unfolding and storing it, you will be pleased with how smoothly everything works.
Changing Bag & Mat
Yes, the Ickle Bubba Stomp V4 meets all your needs as a new parent, including those for changing your baby whenever and wherever needed. It offers a changing bag and mat with the bundle; the bag has a water-resistant exterior, which can simply be wiped clean, and it is sufficiently padded as well. The changing mat makes changing your baby on the go easy, convenient, and comfortable.
Folding & Unfolding
The Stomp V4 travel system from Ickle Bubba is most certainly one of the easiest folding products you will find on the market. Interestingly, you can fold the unit with or without the seat unit attached. With the seat is removed, all you need to do is pull the levers on the sides while holding down the button present on the right-hand lever, and the whole unit will collapse in a second. It further auto-locks after collapsing, and its free-standing feature, which can be achieved by tilting the handlebar to 90 degrees, makes storage easier for you.