Mountain Buggy Urban Triple

Mountain Buggy Urban Triple

The Mountain Buggy® was invented in New Zealand in 1992 from the need for a quality stroller that could go off-road and keep up with an outdoor, sporty lifestyle.

Brand: Mountain Buggy
Model: Urban Triple
Rating:
Price:$949
Store Purchase: Health Check Systems

For todays living, the mountain buggy has a place in urban settings too, particularly if you would like to go jogging or long walks.If your an active parent looking for and all-terrain stroller to accommodate three children, the Mountain Buggy Urban Triple Stroller is one of the best Ive reviewed for either triplets or any combination of ages of the three children. This may be a stroller to consider using for jogging but due to the wheel size, I felt that it may not be suitable for rough terrain.

 

Weight – 43lbs (19kg)

Open Size – 42″ wide so not going to fit through a standard doorway (36″)

Folded Size– 42″ x 42″ x 13″(A two step process which in reviews says it takes a time to get used to) Quite a substantial size when folded, a large boot will be required.

Wheels

Swivelling front wheel is excellent on busy streets & indoors. Turn the stroller with just one finger. By easily locking the front wheel to the fixed position, the Urban Triple can handle the park, light jogging & moderate off-road conditions with ease, including snow and sand. Has 12″ air filled tyres (you get a free pump). Despite 42″ width, the Mountain Urban Triple has a relatively tight turning radius. Quick release wheels for speedy packing, with new tyre treads. The urban also features rear wheel suspension for a smoother ride.Screen Shot 2015-11-30 at 17.53.02

Safety

The stroller is wide, so stability isn’t an issue. It has a foot activated brakes that will keep the Mountain Buggy Triple Urban in place even if positioned on a hill with maximum capacity of 150 lbs. The brake wires have protective covers. Each seat has a 5 point harness, all adjustable from newborn ( 5 degrees off horizontal) to toddler. There is also additional moulding on the visor plate to protect the edges.Screen Shot 2015-11-07 at 21.55.32

 

All models have passed the United States of America Safety Standard (ASTM F833), British Safety Standard (BS7409:1996) and Australian/New Zealand Safety Standard (AS/NZS 2088:2000), even when the Carrycot and the Car seat Clip accessories are attached.

Versatility

Handlebars are adjustable to accommodate users of varying height and one great feature is the Urban Triple’s under seat basket which spans the entire 42″ width of the stroller. It also has smaller storage pockets. The baby seats sit upright to almost fully recline so comfort for your babies, theyre all padded and individually adjustable. The stroller also comes with a sun canopy with view window so you can interact with your little ones whilst on the go!

Durability

The Mountain Buggy Urban Triple is covered with an easy care fabric that is water repellent and durable, easy to clean those ice cream drips and sticky fingers ! Reviews show that the fabric is hardwearing and of good quality.

Travel System

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The Mountain Buggy carrycot attaches to the buggy frame with an easy to use, specially designed snap-lock system. The Carrycot can easily be removed from the stroller frame thereby creating a portable bassinet you can carry with you so not disturbing sleeping babies. These images show the single and double bassinets/ carrycots and the bassinet with the seats, showing how versatile this stroller really is. There are also car seat clips that can be purchased to attach baby car seats but sadly they’re not suitable to use for triplet car seat attachment.

 

CHEAPEST PLACE TO PURCHASE:

Health Check Systems $949 ( This seems to be the only place that has this in stock right now – Nov ’15)

Accessories

There appears to be various accessories – tyre pump, baby carry bags, footmuff and sleeping bags, blankets, but I could not find any rain covers for the triple or bug screen. Screen Shot 2015-11-01 at 22.18.41Im not sure if I would mark this as a major drawback to an otherwise excellent stroller. Whilst there doesnt seem to be a rain cover for this triplet jogging stroller, I am sure that there is a solution to this, perhaps using one from a different make, or having one made to fit which would not be expensive.

Drawbacks

Two major drawbacks are size and overall weight. The stroller is 42″ wide, so navigating through a standard door ways is simply not possible. Local shopping would be difficult but walking/running would be great !

A weight of 43 lbs, many people will have difficulty moving the Urban Triple stroller in and out of their car. The folded footprint ends up being 42″ x 42″ x 13″ which is huge and this may be a problem you have a regular sized car.

Conclusion

If you have the need for an all-terrain stroller with 3 child capacity, then the Mountain Buggy Triple Urban stroller is the best for the job. Do remember though, all triple strollers weigh more and of course will not fold as small as a single or double stroller.