A day in the life of the iCandy Raspberry

iCandy Raspberry review

I have always been a fan of the iCandy range, and our Peach All Terrain has been well used over the last few months, for both Max and Eliza. Sometimes, when we are just popping out for a quick stroll or heading off somewhere in the car, a smaller stroller is more practical – step up iCandy Raspberry.

Over a typical weekend we put the Raspberry through its paces, seeing how it would cope with an urban family lifestyle.

Most weekends involve a trip to the park to burn off some energy and get some fresh air. The Raspberry is perfect for carrying lots of park related paraphernalia such as footballs, cricket sets and snacks as it has a large, easily accessible basket.

iCandy Raspberry review

iCandy Raspberry review

Pavement pushing is as smooth as you like, and Eliza obviously found the ride comfortable too as she was asleep before we even reached the park. She stayed happily asleep while we played on the swings and had a game of cricket. The Raspberry doesn’t have a footmuff as standard, so we snuggled Eliza up in a blanket and ensured the hood was fully extended for protection from the elements. I would recommend investing in the newborn pod if you intend to use the Raspberry from birth as it would offer more support and make for a cosier sleeping area.

iCandy Raspberry review

iCandy Raspberry review

After a play at the park, we packed up the car for a trip to a friends house. The iCandy Raspberry has a fairly small fold, and can be folded with the seat on or off. We chose to take the seat off to achieve the smallest fold so we had more room in the car boot. The fold itself is pretty simple (do practice first before you head off anywhere though as it took me a few goes to get the hang of it) and the seat will sit snugly on top of the frame when placed in the car.

iCandy Raspberry review

iCandy Raspberry review

Once at our friends house, we popped Eliza back into the pushchair as she was due for a sleep. She settled quickly in the Raspberry as it has an awesome recline which provides her with a spacious area for snoozing.

After a bit of indoor play during a rain shower, Eliza had a feed while Max played in the garden. The Raspberry has a small footprint and so is easy to fit through doorways – we easily got through the patio doors and into the garden so we could sit and feed Eliza while watching the other children.

iCandy Raspberry review

iCandy Raspberry review

After a lovely afternoon, we headed home. Max was fighting sleep, so I walked home with him in the Raspberry so he could have a nice long nap while Kevin took the other children home in the car. It is amazing how spacious the seat on the Raspberry is – it is deceptive, and is much bigger than it first looks. Max is 27 months and had room to spare. Even with the hood up to ward off a rain shower he was comfortable. It took me a while to find out where the raincover is – it is stored in a very clever little pocket at the front of the basket – great idea as it means more basket space for all the other stuff you end up carrying around!

Even with a heavy toddler on board the iCandy Raspberry is easy to push. It is super lightweight and can be steered with one hand – perfect if you have more than one child to hang on to! The adjustable handlebar makes it comfortable for both me and Kevin to push, and the super big hood is one of my favourite features – if there is a light rain shower or a bright ray of sunshine then you know your little one is covered and well protected. On top of all of that, it looks gorgeous – the range of colours available means there is something for everyone, and you can even choose from a black or brush aluminium chassis – meaning you end up with a set of wheels tailor made for you.

I feel as if I have the best of both worlds from iCandy. My Peach All Terrain is an off road beast, and the pushchair I would choose for country walks, beach trips and cobbled paths. For the other days – wandering to the shops, pavement walks and popping in and out of the car, I would opt for the Raspberry – it’s small, lightweight and feature packed design makes it the perfect set of wheels for an urban lifestyle.

iCandy Raspberry review

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40 Comments

  1. Sarah-Jane Laycock
    August 19, 2015 / 10:40 am

    The lightweight properties and smoothness of the ride put it right up there with the leading products. Sounds so versatile and multi-functional

  2. Susan Hall
    August 20, 2015 / 12:46 pm

    Awesome review!

  3. Claire Elizabeth Noke
    August 23, 2015 / 7:06 pm

    These look sooooo lovely and so much easier to use/store/lift than the clumbersome prams we’ve had in the past xx

  4. claire willmer
    August 23, 2015 / 7:36 pm

    These look so nice and i love your pictures such fun x

  5. kyla steele
    August 24, 2015 / 10:28 am

    Love the colour of this pram

  6. Laura Kevlin
    August 24, 2015 / 12:48 pm

    So dinky and LOVE the purple. I always struggle for boot space so this looks ideal for us! 🙂

  7. Kirsty John
    August 24, 2015 / 9:52 pm

    looks handy

  8. Sam imray
    August 25, 2015 / 2:58 pm

    Lovely xxx

  9. AMANDA ROBINSON
    August 26, 2015 / 9:32 am

    Very nice & a lovely colour

  10. Tracy
    August 26, 2015 / 9:41 am

    Fab review. I just LOVE that colour!

  11. Barbara Handley
    August 26, 2015 / 4:32 pm

    This sounds like what my daughter-in-law could do with when she no longer needs to use a tandem pushchair.

  12. michael boothby
    August 26, 2015 / 9:56 pm

    Love the colour of this pram

  13. helen newton
    August 27, 2015 / 9:10 am

    Fantastic review and great pictures … I will have to inform my neighbour who is expecting , we live in flats and it looks flexible and lightweight for carrying up stairs … 🙂

  14. Tammy Tudor
    August 27, 2015 / 12:52 pm

    finding the perfect stroller is so hard but this does look like it is perfect! I love how it is lightweight!

  15. Jessica Townley
    August 27, 2015 / 3:03 pm

    This pram looks brilliant!

  16. Karen Laing
    August 27, 2015 / 6:56 pm

    A very informative review and,Your little boy is just gorgeous,I love his blonde wavy hair,it reminds me of one of my twin grandsons who lives in France,he’s about the same age and he’s so alike x

  17. LEE HARDY
    August 27, 2015 / 9:29 pm

    Looks like you put it through it’s paces. Good review.

  18. August 27, 2015 / 11:27 pm

    our concerns with icandy range is our tiny car – we have a babyzen yoyo which folds so small it fits in the footwell under the baby seat – we found other ones don fit in the back seat with the carseats and dont fit in the boot 🙁

    i do like the way the icandy range looks tho
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