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. Christina Watts
    July 23, 2015 / 9:05 am

    What a gorgeous pushchair! ive been looking for a lightweight stroller, i cant be dealing with lugging it around public transportation, glad its easy to fold!

  2. Melissa
    August 4, 2015 / 1:36 pm

    I have the Icandy raspberry! I love!!!! Best purchase!

  3. janet humphrey
    August 13, 2015 / 12:00 pm

    great colour, and not too complex – have forwarded to colleague who is looking around for a pram for her forthcoming

  4. eirini
    August 13, 2015 / 12:11 pm

    What a gorgeous pushchair! ive been looking for a lightweight stroller, i cant be dealing with lugging it around public transportation, glad its easy to fold!

  5. deborah smith
    August 13, 2015 / 1:51 pm

    looks really stylish and i love the color i don’t think it looks really sturdy though id have to push it first lol x

  6. Keri Jones
    August 13, 2015 / 6:22 pm

    I love the look of this pram. My friend is due in January and hasn’t decided what she will go for yet. I will show her your review 🙂 x

  7. Ashleigh Allan
    August 13, 2015 / 7:04 pm

    Looks brilliant and love the colour!

  8. bev
    August 13, 2015 / 10:56 pm

    looks awesome

  9. August 14, 2015 / 1:02 pm

    This looks like a great pushchair and so practical for everyday activities. I love that you can buy colour packs to transform the iCandy Raspberry whenever the mood strikes you. A big basket is a must have on a pushchair and a great recline function.
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  10. Ursula Hunt
    August 14, 2015 / 1:08 pm

    This sounds like a a great pram

  11. Lisa Everaert
    August 15, 2015 / 1:26 pm

    Looks like a great Pushchair system!

  12. amanda davis
    August 16, 2015 / 10:18 am

    Loving the colour and looks lightweight and compact

  13. August 17, 2015 / 7:55 am

    Sounds really good, love the colour and the fact toddlers fit nicely!

  14. Emma Burgess
    August 17, 2015 / 8:43 am

    i always used Maclarens when my 2 were still in pushchairs but this looks stunning!

  15. Michaela Hannah
    August 18, 2015 / 6:12 am

    I absolutely love icandy pushchairs, never had one because of the price but they look like they are well worth the money

  16. kate philpott
    August 19, 2015 / 9:06 am

    looks great love the colour my fav love your changing bag aswell

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