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Hauck Condor 11 Buggy

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PRODUCT: Hauck Condor 11 Buggy (www.hauckuk.com)Hauck Condor 11

DESCRIPTION: A 4-wheeled lightweight aluminium sports buggy with telescopic height-adjustable handle, 4-position reclining seat, lockable front swivel wheels, double back wheels with link brake, 5-point harness with shoulder pads, adjustable leg rest, hood, mesh shopping basket, bumper bar and instructions manual. The Condor is available as an All in One set in Lolli Lime, Lolli Silver, Trio Red and Trio Plum. Suitable for use from birth to 15kg.

Dimensions are as follows:
Folded: L108 x W35 x H48cm
Unfolded: L90cm x W54cm x H105cm
Handle height: 102-106cm
Weight: 10kg

ASSEMBLY: The Hauck Condor pushchair comes almost ready to use, and requires a small amount of very simple assembly, for which no tools are required and diagrammed instructions are provided. The two rear wheels and two front wheels all need to be slotted into their designated wheel housing on the frame until they click into place, and the removable bumper bar needs to be slid over the mouldings on each side of the buggy. The shopping basket and hood come already attached, and the hood and seat cover can be easily removed for hand washing. The handle height may also need to be adjusted prior to use via an adjustment button on each handle which enables it to be slid to one of two heights.

GOOD POINTS: The Hauck Condor 11 is a wonderfully lightweight yet sturdy four-wheeled pushchair that is perfect for daily use with young children from birth through to around three years.

The Condor buggy is stylish in appearance and comes in a choice of attractive bright colour schemes. Its light aluminium chassis makes it portable and very manageable for busy parents to use every day, whether for short or long journeys, and it is incredibly easy to fold and unfold using sliding locks on the handlebars and a central foot pedal, complete with useful pull-up handle to aid collapsing. The buggy folds flat onto itself, as opposed to the umbrella fold design, but is just as compact and very easy to stow in homes, garages and car boots!

Hauck Condor 11The seat unit itself has a durable and comfortable seat cover which can also be removed for hand washing. The back rest can be reclined to four different positions via an easy-to-use catch on the back of the seat, including a lie-flat position to suit very young babies or napping children. In addition, a movable leg rest can be tilted up or down to provide additional support to tired little limbs, while a separate foot rest caters perfectly for toddlers!

The buggy comes with a secure five-point harness which has the usual adjustable waist and crotch straps to accommodate your child's growing age and size. The shoulder strap has padded chest 'sleeves' to provide maximum comfort, and can be repositioned to two varying heights dependent on whether your child is under or over six months. Furthermore, two extra strap loops on the back rest can be used to feed the shoulder straps of the harness through, to ensure a secure fit on even the youngest of babies. Alternatively, D-rings on the sides of the seat unit can be used in combination with other child harnesses (see instructions). In addition, a detachable bumper bar (complete with zip-off cover) clips on to each side of the seat and provides additional security to older babies, as well as serving as a handy attachment for toys.

A concertina-style fold-back hood can be pulled forward and secured via side locks to offer some shade from the sun (or light showers!), and a round pocket in the back can be used to hold a couple of small items. Like the seat cover, the hood can also be removed completely and is suitable for hand washing.

The easy-grip plastic handlebars on the pushchair are hard wearing to withstand continued use, and can be adjusted (via a button on the underside of each handle)to two positions to cater for differing parental heights. Furthermore, a large shopping basket on the underside of the buggy (also removable) is spacious enough to hold a good few shopping essentials.

One of the further benefits of the Condor 11 is that it can be adapted for use asHauck Condor 11 a travel system. Due to popular demand the Condor is available as an All in One set serving parents from birth onwards and includes everything you need for baby. The Condor All in One set comes complete with pram and Zero Plus Comfort first stage car seat (fitted to the buggy via built-in adapters in the Condor's arm rests), as well as matching changing bag and raincover.

The Condor buggy is very easy to steer and great to manoeuvre through shops and doorways, round corners, and up and down curbs, thanks to its lightweight frame and good suspension, durable rubber tyres, sturdy double front and rear wheels, and front swivel wheels. These front wheels can usefully be locked into a fixed position to ease transit over uneven surfaces. In addition, the rear wheels both have brakes for added security, which can be locked and released using corresponding large foot pedals on the back of the wheel units.

In our opinion, this is a super lightweight, comfortable and durable buggy that is perfectly suited to hectic lifestyles, and will certainly cater well for the needs of both parents and children. Furthermore, its flexible design enables it to be used with other compatible travel products to create a wonderful travel system.

BAD POINTS: There is no carry handle, and no viewing window on the hood. The instructions are mostly diagrammed with limited text and are a little difficult to follow. The wheels are not easy to work out how to remove once attached, and this is not detailed in the manual either.

PRICE: The Condor All in One set is priced at £399.99. Click online www.hauckuk.com to read all about the Condor All In One set and also take a look at the store locator section to find local stockists and a list of online stockists.

 

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