Choosing the right pram is an important decision for parents. It needs to be practical, safe and comfortable for your little one. And with so many options available in the Australian market, it can be overwhelming to decide which one will best suit your needs.
In this comparison, we will be looking at two popular prams – the Mountain Buggy Nano and the Redsbaby Skip 2. We’ll explore their features and benefits, helping you make an informed decision about which pram is the right choice for you and your family.
Key takeaway: The Mountain Buggy Nano has a one-handed fold-and-unfold mechanism, stands upright when folded, and is lighter in weight. The Redsbaby Skip 2 is smaller when folded, has a narrower width when unfolded, and has four-wheel suspension.
Who is each pram suitable for?
The Mountain Buggy Nano and the Redsbaby Skip 2 are both suitable for children from birth to 4 years old, thanks to their reclinable lay-flat seats.
However, the Mountain Buggy Nano has the option of a newborn cocoon (sold separately), which provides extra support for newborns. It’s also suitable for children of different ages with the addition of a toddler board.
Being compact travel prams, both of these models only allow for an outward-facing seat, while the Redsbaby Skip 2 only allows for an inward-facing seat. They also both come with a 5-point harness and an extendable sun canopy, which are standard features on most prams.
One difference is that the Mountain Buggy Nano has a one-handed fold-and-unfold mechanism, making it quick and easy to use when you’re out and about. The Redsbaby Skip 2, on the other hand, requires two hands to fold and unfold. This may not be a major issue for most parents, but it’s worth considering if you’re looking for a pram that’s easy to use when you’ve got your hands full.
Further, the Mountain Buggy Nano can stand upright when folded, which is helpful if you’re short on storage space at home or when out and about. The Redsbaby Skip 2 does not have this feature, meaning you’ll need to find a suitable place to store it when not in use.
The fixed height of the handlebar is 100cm. The Redsbaby Skip 2 also has a fixed handlebar height, which may not be ideal for all parents. It’s worth considering the handlebar height if you’ll be sharing the pram with a partner or caregiver who is a different height to you.
The Mountain Buggy Nano meets some airline requirements for carry-on luggage, making it a potential option for air travel. However, it’s important to check with your specific airline before travelling. The Redsbaby pram is advertised as being suitable for air travel and can be taken on board as cabin luggage. It comes with a carry bag, which is helpful for transporting it through airports.
Size and weight
Size and weight are important considerations when choosing a pram, especially if you have limited storage space at home or if you plan to travel frequently with your pram.
When folded, the Mountain Buggy Nano measures 51 cm in height, 30 cm in width, and 54 cm in length. The total folded size is 82,620 cubic cm, which is notably larger than the Redsbaby Skip 2, which has a total folded size of 60,750 cubic cm. The Skip 2 measures 50 cm in height, 45 cm in width, and 27 cm in length.
Therefore the Skip 2 is going to be easier to store in smaller spaces, such as car boots or cupboards.
When unfolded, the Mountain Buggy Nano measures 100 cm in height, 54 cm in width, and 84 cm in length. Compared to other travel prams, the width of the Mountain Buggy Nano may make it difficult to navigate through narrow doorways or crowded spaces, but on the flip side, it provides more space for your child.
When unfolded, the Redsbaby Skip 2 measures 100 cm in height, 45 cm in width, and 65 cm in length. The narrower width of the Redsbaby Skip 2 may make it easier to navigate through narrow doorways and crowded spaces than the Mountain Buggy Nano.
It’s worth noting that neither prams have an adjustable handlebar height, and the fixed handlebar height on both is 100cm, which may be an issue for parents who are taller than average.
In terms of weight, the Mountain Buggy Nano is lighter than the Redsbaby Skip 2, weighing just 6 kg. This may be an advantage for parents who need to carry the pram up and down stairs or transport it frequently. The Redsbaby Skip 2, on the other hand, weighs 7.1 kg with the seat attached. However, it does come with a carry bag, which can make it easier to transport.
Capacity and storage
Both prams have a seat capacity of 20kg, which is around standard for most prams. Both prams have an under-seat basket capacity of 5 kg, which is enough to store essential items such as nappies, wipes, and a change of clothes.
However, if you need to carry more items, you may need to consider additional storage options such as a backpack or a pram organiser.
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Wheels and suspension
The Mountain Buggy Nano has two-wheel suspension and 15.2cm wheels. The Redsbaby Skip 2, on the other hand, has four-wheel suspension, which may make it more suitable for all types of terrain.
The Mountain Buggy Nano uses travel system toggles that make it compatible with most leading car seat brands. This means that parents have a wide range of options to choose from when selecting a capsule. The Redsbaby Skip 2, however, is not compatible with any capsules.
Both the Mountain Buggy Nano and the Redsbaby Skip 2 are compact travel prams suitable for children from birth to 4 years old. While both have similar features such as a reclining lay-flat seat, 5-point harness, and extendable sun canopy, there are some differences to consider.
The Mountain Buggy Nano has a one-handed fold-and-unfold mechanism, stands upright when folded, and is lighter in weight, while the Redsbaby Skip 2 has a narrower width, comes with a carry bag, and has four-wheel suspension.
Ultimately, the choice between these two prams will depend on personal preferences and specific needs.