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Pushchair Guide – Ickle Bubba Stomp V4

Pushchair Guide 2018 – Ickle Bubba Stomp V4

Starting price of £599.

Ickle Bubba has only been around since 2013 but that’s not stopped it from making waves. Known amongst parents for top quality service and versatile product design, this award-winning company delivers both style and value. Here, we take a look at the unisex Ickle Bubba Stomp V4 Special Edition All In One Travel System With ISOFIX Base. This bundle is designed to include everything you need for your baby from newborn up to age three (15kg).

The Stomp V4 is an improvement on the previous model and is nothing if not distinctive; the beautiful clean lines of the aluminium chassis and striking colour combination make it a great choice for the style-conscious. It’s designed to make parenting easier, meaning it’s super functional with special features coming out of the wazoo. The Stomp V4 is light yet sturdy which is just what you want if you’re a frequent traveller. It has great usability and is of high quality build – great value for the money. And it’s worth noting that the price point is not as high as some of the more widely-known brands.

The design of the Ickle Bubba Stomp V4 is inspired by nature and the colourways are both unusual and timeless. Available in a classy choice of either Blueberry Chrome (blue fabric, chrome chassis), or Woodland Bronze (green fabric, bronze chassis). We really like the bronze metallic chassis as we’ve not seen it anywhere else and it’s really eye catching. Both the green and blue choices work well whether you’ve a boy or girl.

Ickle Bubba understands that buying a pushchair is an big investment and so with each pushchair you get an incredible four year guarantee which demonstrates their confidence in the quality of this product. The carrycot is suitable from birth to six months; the pushchair seat is suitable from six months to three years; the car seat is suitable from birth to 13kg. The chassis is 61x77x30cm when folded, and is lighter than expected, coming in at 6.5kg – significantly lighter than many other pushchairs.

The Facts

The carrycot (from birth to six months) clicks on and off the chassis easily using the square buttons on either side of the frame. It has a soft quilted liner for extra padding and a double layered lined hood with multiple position settings for added protection from the elements. The hood attaches and detaches easily and it’s pretty solid so there’s no need to worry about it blowing away in the wind. It can also be attached to the seat unit.

The pushchair seat (from six months to three years) comes with a bumper bar which clips in place and the seat can be positioned as world-facing or parent-facing depending on you and your munchkin’s preference. It lifts off and on the chassis in the same way as the carrycot. The seat also has three recline positions which can easily (and smoothly) be adjusted by pressing the large round buttons on either side of the seat. A three-point safety harness ensures your little one will be safely secured in the seat. A soft removable liner adds to baby’s comfort and makes cleaning any spills or accidents much easier.

The ISOFIX compatible Galaxy 0+ car seat and Galaxy ISOFIX Base makes up the Ickle Bubba Stomp V4 travel system. The seat itself can be attached to the chassis in the same way as the carrycot and seat, making it easy to move sleeping baby from car to pushchair without having to wake them. Comes with a hood and footwarmer.

Tyres are one of the biggies – they can either make or break a pushchair. The Ickle Bubba Stomp V4 has large back wheels (30cm diameter) which are perfect for handling rough ground. Although the front wheels are only around half the size, they swivel 360 degrees to make the pushchair easy to manoeuvre in tight spaces. These can also be locked to make travelling over tricky terrain easier. There’s no faffing around trying to find the brake either – it’s a metal bar which runs between the two back tyres. Built-in front and rear suspension makes this a pleasure to push and manoeuvre (no complaints from the little one, either!).

Ickle Bubba have considered mum and dad’s comfort too with an adjustable handle wrapped in a lovely leatherette fabric for comfort (and to match the bumper bar). And, the extra-deep basket certainly comes in handy. It also comes with a changing bag and changing mat so you have everything at your fingertips.

Pushchair Guide 2018 – Ickle Bubba Stomp V4

What’s In The Box?

The price for the Ickle Bubba Stomp V4 Special Edition All In One Travel System With ISOFIX Base is £599. For this you get:

  • Chassis
  • Carrycot
  • Hood and apron
  • Pushchair seat
  • Liner and hood
  • Galaxy ISOFIX base
  • ISOFIX compatible Galaxy 0+ car seat
  • Footmuff
  • 2 Sun visors
  • Changing mat
  • Rain cover
  • Changing bag

What’s Extra?

The Ickle Bubba Stomp V4 Special Edition All In One Travel System With ISOFIX Base quite literally comes with everything you need. There a few additional things you can buy through the Ickle Bubba website including replacement parts incase you would like an extra liner or fancy changing up the colour scheme!

  • Stomp parasol £30
  • Buggy organiser £30
  • Universal car seat adapters £30

Interesting Features

Once bubba has outgrown the carrycot, instead of having to find somewhere to store the cot, the frame is simply repurposed. The carrycot fabric is unzipped and removed from the frame and the seat fabric is then zipped onto the same frame (and the pushchair footmuff can be added), transforming the pushchair.

Folding

You can fold the Stomp V4 if the seat is in world facing position, but removing it allows you more choice when it comes to fitting the pushchair (and your shopping) into the boot. The wheels also detach really easily if you need extra space.

To fold the Ickle Bubba Stomp V4 simply remove the seat or carrycot (or leave the seat in world-facing position if preferred), pull the levers whilst pressing the lock button and it folds into a neat and tidy portable little package. Once folded, it automatically locks. Unfolding is even easier. Hold the lock button and lift the chassis until it locks into positions. Drop the carrycot or seat on and it will click into place.

What We Love

We cannot get enough of the bronze chassis – it’s so striking and really complements the woodland green.

Also, we love that there are no hidden extras or necessary extras. You can be confident that this package has all you need. Just build and go.

What We’re Not So Taken With

The main thing that lets the Ickle Bubba Stomp V4 down is the weight limit. It has a maximum weight limit of 15kg where some others go up to 25kg. Despite this, it’s not a deal breaker for us.

Other things worth noting include that the bumper bar needs to be completely removed from the seat before getting baby in and out (though this is very easy) and the seat recline requires two hands to operate.

Get the Ickle Bubba Stomp V4 Special Edition All In One Travel System With ISOFIX Base here.

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