I always viewed the Bugaboo Fox as the perfect looking pram and haven’t been disappointed with my purchase. I love pushing this pram and have found it very user friendly apart folding down the chassis which just needs a bit of practice. The basket at the bottom fits my baby bag and shopping easily and has handy hidden pockets to store my purse, phone etc to keep safe but easily accessible on the go. My little boy has been comfortable in this pram from day one with lots of room but also being safe and secure.
This pram is initially big and does take up quite a lot of room in the car but I think it is worth it for the comfort, ease of steering and design.
I received this pushchair in exchange for an honest review and would like to thank ConsoBaby UK and Bugaboo for giving me the opportunity to do so.
I'm going to start off by saying I have mixed feelings about the Fox. While it is a beautiful pushchair with many positives, in my opinion it is not without fault.
Firstly I'm going to talk about what I liked about the Fox.
The seat size is fantastic. It is very wide, deep and is nicely padded. It also sits high on the frame so engagement with your child while the seat unit is parent-facing is very good. It is also very easy to switch between parent and world facing.
The 5-point harness system has been well designed and you won't have to dig around under your child for the straps. All the straps clip individually into a central button and these release with one click making it quick and easy to remove your child from the seat. The top restraints are on a sliding system too, so no fiddling around as your child grows.
The basket underneath is a really generous size and can hold a good 2 or 3 shopping bags. The weight in the basket also has little effect on the overall handling on the pushchair.
On the subject of handling the Fox absolutely glides over most surface types with ease thanks to the large wheels, wide wheel base and central suspension. Little one always looked like he was enjoying a smooth ride and I could easily push/manoeuvre the Fox despite it's large size.
Now onto some things about the Fox I didn't like.
I feel that the hood fabric is like cheap jersey tracksuit material. I caught it on a metal shelf edge and it's caused an ugly pull in the fabric. It also doesn't fold very nicely and sags because the fabric has no stiffness to it at all. The lack of a peek-a-boo window is also a minus for me as I like to keep little one in view while world facing.
I like free-standing folds but I don't like how it is with the Fox. The handle and hood fabric both come into contact with the floor which I feel is not very hygienic and has the potential to cause damage/wear to them both over time. It is also a very large free-standing fold. To get the Fox into the boot of most cars you'll need to take the seat unit off and use the complete fold.
My final concern is with how stiff some of the buttons and levers are. Apart from the handlebar and the clips that remove the seat unit from the chassis the rest require considerable effort. I don't know if it's just my chassis but it actually hurts my hands with the effort required to fold the pushchair and even recline the seat unit.
In conclusion my overall thoughts on the Fox is that it's stylish and offers a great ride for little ones. However it is by no means perfect and I do not feel it's worth the RRP. I wouldn't have purchased it for myself and I won't be buying any additional extras. I have however loved trying it out and I'm delighted that my little one will get to enjoy the Fox as he grows.