The time has come. Here is my first official post reviewing the new B-AGILE.
Product description: The B-AGILE has been designed to make life as a parent easier. Every parent knows how hard it can be to juggle a child while trying to fold down a buggy. The new one-handed pull-fold mechanism makes folding easy. Features include:
* A lightweight aluminium chassis.
* CLICK & GO® detachable adaptors to attach the Britax BABY-SAFE infant carriers, BABY-SAFE Sleeper or carrycot.
* Multi-position seat recline includes lay-flat – even suitable for newborns.
* Quick-release wheels for easy, compact folding.
* Simple compact fold with automatic fold lock.
* 5-point safety harness.
* Puncture resistant tyres.
* Suspension for a smooth ride.
* Large storage pocket in canopy.
* Detachable hood.
* Shopping basket.
* Raincover included.
The first thing you need to know about me is that I’m a complete buggy dunce. Hubs often despairs at my complete incapability to manage even the simplest of buggies. So when the B-AGILE arrives the jitters soon set in, as, for the purpose of this review I will have to assemble it all by myself (eeek!).
The first thing I notice is how heavy the box is, being over seven months pregnant, I have to accept that I can’t carry it into the house and ask hubs for help. I empty out the box and the sweats begin; the main body of the buggy is complete but I will need to figure out how to attach the wheels and hood myself and I have a mild panic attack when it looks like there are no instructions. However, worry not, I found them (in the buggy basket), but not before I had figured out how to attach the wheels all by myself – very easy simply push on until you here the ‘click’.
The instructions are very easy to follow, simply follow the step-by-step illustrations. I was pleasantly surprised at just how easy the B-AGILE is to assemble and I was quite smug that I hadn’t had to ask hubs to help.
Once assembled I’m impressed at how smart the B-AGILE looks, a very sophisticated looking buggy. We have the ‘Black Thunder’ design and while hubs states he would have preferred it in a brighter colour (it is also available ‘Chili Pepper’) I love the design. The black fabric on black aluminium makes for a very sleek looking pushchair.
Once I had finished marvelling at how attractive the B-AGILE is it was time for the next test - could I fold it up and down on my own? In my opinion the ‘one-handed pull-fold’ mechanism is genius. Easy is an understatement, though it remains to be seen how easy it is when Little miss is battling for my attention.
I have a quick ‘test drive’ around my living room and I’m impressed out how light the buggy is (and surprised considering how heavy the box was), and by how smooth it steers. It seems a well-made, good quality buggy. My only complaint so far is that there is no foot muff included (though they are available to buy as an extra).
In conclusion I can’t wait to get out and about with the B-AGILE and see how it fairs, I have high hopes for it. Can it stand up to Little miss and our active lifestyle? We’ll soon find out. I certainly plan to put it through its paces.
Folding the B-AGILE:
* If you have any questions about the B-AGILE please do comment below and I will answer as quickly and fully as I can