First time mum Rebekah Maynard places the iCandy Peach 7 by its paces with little child Celeste.
[words by Rebekah Maynard]
Already a agency favorite with rising households because of its sturdiness and performance, the iCandy Peach was on my radar even earlier than its revamp earlier this 12 months.
We have been in search of a terrific all-rounder that was each simple to fold and slip into the boot of our automotive, but in addition hardy sufficient for strolls round city, countryside walks and something involving espresso!
Actual Mum Overview: iCandy Peach 7
This in style journey system is understood for its longevity and talent to adapt to rising households, accommodating child from delivery, and holding as much as 25kg.
It additionally oozes type, and as my bump grew and I delved deeper right into a world of footmuffs, one-handed-folds and fashion-forward materials, I used to be just about offered.
With its mushy, premium knitted jersey materials and selection of 5 colourways, the Peach 7 actually delivers on type. We selected the Phantom/Truffle colourway – for me, this was the proper ‘impartial’; it appears luxurious, and I really like the best way the gray offsets the black body.
And although the fabric is gorgeous and mushy, it’s additionally fairly hardwearing, as we’ve found! Its sturdiness and the actual fact it’s surprisingly simple to wash makes me sure it’ll final for an additional child or two.
We opted for the fleece-lined carrycot, which can be (somewhat handily, in case you ceaselessly journey) appropriate for in a single day sleeping. The mattress cowl and carrycot lining are machine cleanable (hooray!), and the cosy apron provides a safe and cosy match, giving ample safety in case you’re out and about on a chilly and windy day.
The basket beneath makes buying a dream – it’s such a superb measurement. The one downside is it’s not really easy to entry with the carrycot connected. Different good finishes just like the flexible parasol, beneficiant solar visor and leatherette handlebar actually full the look.
So, it appears nice – however may the Peach 7 deal with our day by day adventures? Reply: Sure. The puncture-proof PU wheels are clean rolling and make for a quiet experience over most terrain, and it handles properly over kerbs and grass in addition to pavements. I’d suggest locking the entrance wheels into the forward-facing place in case you’re encountering rougher floor like gravel or cobbles although.
We trialled a number of pushchairs earlier than deciding on the Peach 7, and regardless of it not being the lightest on the market (weighing in at 12.9 kg) this was doubtless one of many best to fold when you’ve received the knack.
It’s freestanding when folded for straightforward storage and the chassis suits neatly contained in the boot of our automotive. We now have to place the carrycot on the again seat as a result of our automotive is sort of small, however if in case you have a decent-sized automobile, I wouldn’t foresee becoming within the Peach 7 a difficulty. The car-seat adapters are additionally a godsend for brief into-town journeys – fortunately the Peach 7 is suitable with a number of big-name automotive seats (we opted for the Maxi-Cosi Pebble 360).
When it got here to establishing, the instruction guide was simply footage – no phrases – so I discovered the assembling half considerably tough (and in case you get time, I extremely suggest giving it a go earlier than child comes!). However I discovered a video on YouTube which actually helped, and it’s easy as soon as you know the way.
The carrycot is each cosy and beneficiant in measurement and although Celeste wasn’t a fan at first as a result of she suffered quite a bit with colic, she now spends most of our wanders snoozing in there. She’s grown a lot over the previous couple of months and there may be nonetheless loads of house for her to maneuver round whereas feeling absolutely supported.
The extendable cover is each waterproof and provides SPF50+ sun protection, so it’s nice for shielding her from wind, rain, and lightweight glare whereas nonetheless providing air flow. That is notably nice when she’s napping – although we additionally discovered the parasol a useful addition as she was born within the top of summer season.
iCandy Peach 7: The Verdict
General, the Peach 7 was every little thing we wished in a pushchair. It is a journey system that’s designed to slot in seamlessly with fashionable life and it actually delivers.
Its stunning design, consolation, versatility (it will possibly simply be reworked right into a double buggy), and sturdiness are all massive ticks. I’m excited for Celeste to make use of the plush-looking seat as she will get larger and desires to see extra of the world, and most significantly, she appears to like it as a lot as I do!
From £1,099, icandyworld.com.