Written on: 29/06/2011
Bought the pushchair in mid Feb, but by mid March the breakes were getting stuck on and off. In April the breakes went completely. Can't return as the shop where bought the item went bust. Now use the pushchair but don't put the breakes on. Started looking at other pushchairs and will definitely not spare money on the next pushchair... (read more)
Written on: 19/02/2011
Fantastic whilst it was usable! Build quality, ease of use and functionality are very good, hence the 4 star rating. I have only rated the Britax B-Smart 3 one star for value, as you cannot use it as a pushchair after 9-10 months, as the straps are too short and there is no more adjustment! The B-Smart is meant to be designed to cope with kids up to 15kg, but my son is 10kg and 10 months old. Britax offer an adjustable clip on harness as a 'workaround' and are working on a more permanent... (read more)
Written on: 10/12/2010
We bought the B-Smart 3 wheeler back in April and have had non stop problems. The steering is awful and the whole chassis is flimsy. You can not steer it one handed and the brake sticks. It is a very inferior version to their previous pushchair the Vigour 3+. More recently we have found that the straps do not adjust and my 7 month old son can barely fit in it. Britax have given us a harness which is a less than ideal solution. They say it is suitable for up to the age of 4. More like 7... (read more)
Written on: 11/10/2010
I bought the B Smart 3 from Toys R Us in October 2010 for £150 when it was a special offer. I quite like the pushchair but I am very pleased that I did not pay any more for it. It is my 6th pushchair so I know about them! I bought it because my son is just 3 months, but too old for his pram (M&P Pliko P3, excellent all rounder) but too young to be in a normal pushchair facing away from the parent.
I bought it after much research because it was the cheapest reasonable quality pushchair that... (read more)
Written on: 01/10/2010
A major warning against Britax Vigour 3+ I did extensive research into prams and it sounded perfect because it was a three wheeler which faced forwards and backwards and has the moveable handle great if you or your partner are tall. It assembles easily and seemed great until I started using it. When the front wheel is unlocked it is dangerous because it tips as you are trying to go up and down kerbs and even if there are dips in the pavement. My 10 month old was in the pram yesterday and I... (read more)
Written on: 30/09/2010
Do not buy the Britax B smart, it has been designed differently to the vigour which is great.
We have just bought this and used it for 1 day, we realised that they have changed the design of the straps that hold the child in the seat, instead of a 5 point fully adjustable harness, it now has a harness that barely adjusts, this will not strap in a 3 year old comfortable, and to top it off the straps are fixed, so you can not unclip the shoulder bits to just use the 3 point waist section... (read more)
Written on: 22/08/2010 by sarahg2010 (1 review written)
doea anyone know how to attach the carseat to tne vigour 3 pushchair as we dont have a clue! we bought it secondhand. (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2010
Good points - light, easy to push, easy to fold, robust on rough terrain when front wheel locked. Easy to remove seat clicks in and out. very good reclining adjustment - easy to do and can recline to whatever position you want. Easily adjusted to suit height of pusher.
Bad points - when wheel not locked often trips on paving stones. I have almost turned pushchair over on a couple of occassions. Need to remove everything from basket in order to fold. Rain cover is terrible - difficult to... (read more)
Written on: 07/07/2010
The Britax Vigour 3 looks to be a great price but, having had one for a year now, I can't say that the quality is brilliant. Within 6 months the opening and closing mechanism had seazed up and now the foot rest has broken. It looks like it's made of plyboard which has now begun to rot away from the frame. Also, the safety bar doesn't stop my little boy from hooking his legs over the top, which doesn't seem very safe to me! Looking back, I wish I'd paid a bit more for something that would... (read more)
Written on: 17/05/2010
This pushchair is really easy to use, lightweight and looks good. I loved that you can have it forward facing or facing the parent, now my son is older I have him forward facing and he loves it. I also have the carrycot which I used for the first 4 months and the baby safe babyseat which he has recently outgrown. I Have now bought the next stage Britax carseat and the Nexus pushchair to keep in the boot of the car for trips out. (read more)
Written on: 24/03/2010
We received the Britax B-Smart a month ago and absolutely love it! Our son is nearly 6 months old and we previously had the Mamas & Papas Pliko - disaster! We researched a new pushchair extensively as we did not want to make another expensive mistake. The B-Smart was so easy to assemble and is very user friendly. Our son loves it & I love that it lies flat, has two other recline settings as well as being forward & rear facing. Its so practical and not at all as heavy as other three wheelers... (read more)
Written on: 11/03/2010 by amylou82 (1 review written)
Bought the Vigour+ 3 plus the SHR car seat to make it a travel system last year... Although a big outlay of £350 it did come as complete travel system inc rain covers and foot muff and a changing bag, and it will see baby from newborn right through til grown out of pram. Major selling point for me was that the pram can be used rear or forward facing although carseat can only be rear facing however this is no problem for me. I have found it to be absolutely brilliant. It is so easy to... (read more)
Written on: 02/03/2010
Without a doubt a good decision - have now been using the Britax Vigour 3+ for 4 months and it has been absolutely brilliant.
We did extensive research into different prams and pushchairs before our daughter arrived including WHICH reviews and testing loads in shops. In the end we chose the Britax and haven't regretted it at all.
Key plus points - v easy to fold / unfold (no fiddly bits), baby can either face you (great when they're tiny) or face away, v easy to plug the carseat in to make... (read more)
Written on: 18/02/2010 by Jatt29 (1 review written)
Just got the Britax B Smart 3 delivered. It is the 2010 version, previously known as Vigour 3. I was expecting this to be delivered around mid March but to my surprise I received it a couple of days ago.
I ordered the option in "Venetian" (red). It is so simple to set up, the wheels are easy to put on and take off. I would highly recommend going into a store and trying out the pram in person.
The colour is more or less the same as the previous version but the design is slightly... (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2010
Britax Vigour 3 is the best all round pushchair I have ever used. I have used it for 2 children over the past 2 years and have used the carrycot, carseat and lie flat buggy. Baby can face you which is pefect when they are small. It's great, light, east to steer, easy to maintain and clean, compact, comfy for babies and toddlers. Lovely roomy shopping basket, lovely accessories and cosy toes. I love it love, cant think of any negatives at all. My childminder loves it so much she wants to buy... (read more)
Written on: 04/02/2010
The Britax Vigour 3 is a fantastic product. I bought this pushchair for my third baby, along with the SHR carseat, and I think it is excellent value for money - you could easily pay £200+ more of icandy, bugaboo etc.
I recently shut the chassis in my boot lid and broke a bit off, I took it back to the outlet, they gave me a buggy to use in the meantime (Quinny - rubbish)and got it back from Britax as good as new within a week - great customer service.
Its lightweight, easy to put up and... (read more)
Written on: 04/01/2010
Fantastic pushchair. So easy to use. I bought this in the January Sales when my son was 4 months old, after struggling with an awful Silver Cross pram and car seat. The Vigour is as good as the Quinny but not as expensive. Easy to fold and unfold, fits easily into the car, takes seconds to lift out and attach car seat to chassis if you invest in an Isofix. this proceedure took me a good 5 minutes with the Silver Cross. Also, look out for the great carry cot that can be used in the back... (read more)
Written on: 13/12/2009 by warby79 (2 reviews written)
After testing virtual every pushchair/pram on the market this is the one that ticked all the boxes.
I struggled to put down other more expensive rivals (icandy, quinny) or get the car seats off etc. I could put this down and up first time.
There are no fiddly adaptors to put on/off for car seat (I have the Baby safe plus SHR so simple).
All attachments are easy to put on/take off. It steers like a dream and can turn one handed on spot (Handy for getting out of tight spaces).
The handle... (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2009
We bought the Britax Vigour 3 in black the week it arrived in our local store in November 2006 and used it for the first six months after our daughter arrived before we switched to an umbrella fold buggy. We've now got it back out for our second arrival and it still looks good as new.
Despite daily use for the first six months and tyres show almost no wear and the same goes for the fabric, it's really hard wearing, only the frame is a little scuffed.
Good points, can easily fit a car seat... (read more)
Written on: 25/08/2009 by becca88
My son loves this Britax Vigour 3 Pushchair. I bought it in a sale at 100 pound but would ave easily paid 300+ for it, this pram is stylish, comfortable easy to push, easy to steer with one hand and faces both ways and it never fails to get him to sleep :) The only bad points are - not good for public transport and my son is 2 and it's not gonna last much longer which is a shame. (read more)
Written on: 14/06/2009
We have Britax VIGOUR 3+
Very happy. Used from birth with Britax Cosy/Tot Premium car seat. Recommended.
Easy to fold
click and go system
easy attached car seat (read more)
Written on: 09/06/2009 by cathhams (1 review written)
We bought this Britax Vigour 3 Pushchair for my son when he was born (2008), he is now 9mths. We have been so pleased with it. It is so easy to 'click' into place with the carrycot, buggy and car seat. The base is easy to assemble and is quick. It is not so easy to fold sometimes although I have no problems, it sometimes sticks a little but there is a knack to it so I do not find it a big deal. It is comfortable for my son amd I love the recline and the different positions. It can be... (read more)
Written on: 29/05/2009
The swivel wheel at the front of the pushchair sticks at any moment and has caused chaos with my children when crossing busy roads or going down escalators in London. I'm scared to use it and am told by Britax that it is only under warrantly for 6 months! Babies need pushchairs for much longer than that! Shocked and out of pocket! This Britax Vigour 3 Pushchair had failed me. (read more)
Written on: 01/05/2009
The Britax Vigour 3 Pushchair is great my 2 yr old loves it (read more)
Written on: 24/04/2009 by dandagood (1 review written)
We bought the new Britax Vigour 3 Pushchair with the Baby Safe Plus SHR car seat from our local store. I also got the matching change bag and cosytoes. My wife and I looked at all the other competitors, which to be honest seem to be too common and have very mixed reviews. We've used our Vigour everyday for 4 months so far and haven't had any problems. It was definately the right choice (read more)
Written on: 16/04/2009 by glenc (288 reviews written)
Overall the Britax Vigour 3 Pushchair is a cracking buggy (or travel system as its called...). We did a lot of research as Im sure everyone does as these are both expensive and important.
We wanted something where you could go semi-off road (eg parks) but still have a good, safe ride on pavements.
Written on: 25/11/2008 by CJ5 (1 review written)
I did a lot of research into which pram/pushchair to buy for my first baby. I did not want to go with what everyone else was buying - the Bugaboo or the Quinny because I read many negative reviews, they were too expensive and they have tiny front wheels which I was sure would get stuck on kerbs, uneven surfaces etc and so while great to look at and great if all you ever do is go to John Lewis I knew I wanted to go to the park, on country walks etc. I finally decided on the Britax vigour 3... (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2008 by PLANKEH (1 review written)
We researched three wheelers extensively. Our requirements were for:
1. 3 wheels (large) to enable use on rough ground
2. Easy to fold and attach carry cost / car seat
3. Rear-facing or forward facing seat
4. Storage space
5. Avoid puncture-prone pnumatic tyres
This pram does it all. One thing to bear in mind when buying, is that folding and unfolding in a shop is not the same as a muddy car-park. The Bugaboo for example would be filthy by the time you have turned it over. The Vigour 3+... (read more)
Written on: 10/09/2007 by realblonde (1 review written)
After loads of research, we decided on the Britax Vigour 3, and we couldn't be happier! But this was an arduous process, so I wanted to pass on my experience.
You have to decide what's important to you about a pram. If you use a car then you probably want a system to start with, where the car seat clicks onto the pram which has a newborn attachment. I have also decided it's important to me to have a rear-facing option, as my 4 month old is too big for the bassinet at this point, but I... (read more)