Britax Vigour 3 Pushchair Review

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“We bought the Britax Vigour 3 in black the week it...”

written by 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 or a cary cot when they're little, and the carrycot is more than big enough for thme to sleep in comfortably. Buggy attachment can face either way so great as they grow older. Love the hidden pockets in the buggy and the carrycot, ideal for keys, a phone or spare dummies/hankies.

Handles really well 'off road', we're had it on muddy grass, a sandy beach, going round forest walks with our dogs and it's been totally fine.

The one handed buggy recline was one of the things that sold it for us. Whereas with the buzz it was quite akward and you need two hands, with the vigour you can recline it while you're walking, ideal if you're trying to be sly and convince a little one to have a nap.

Really easy to push/steer, my toddler has been playing with it using her dollies and can handle it easily, the handle also raises and lowers really easily, perfect when you need a pram that can be pushed by a 4ft10 gran and a 6ft5 grampa!

Bad points would be that I think if you're planning on using it for a toddler it's too small, my two year old daughter is too big for it, but luckily is walking and we found umbrella fold buggies easier when she got bigger. Other bad point, it doesn't fold down very small, it took up the whole boot in our astra. But if you take off the buggy part and the wheels it does go smaller, just seems like a big hassle. Bumping down kerbs the front wheel also tends to get stuck quite a lot, but it just takes some practise to learn how to work it properly, either than or lock it. It gets worse as the wee one gets heavier so I wouldn't use it for a toddler.

Overall it's a fantastic pram I'd recommend to anyone, but only if you're not hoping this will last you till your child is four!! Very easy to change attachments, especially clipping and unclipping the car seat. Oh and a really good sized shopping basket with two handy pockets, ideal for spare nappies or I use it for hats and gloves.

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