Jan 24

Cosatto Supa in Foxtrot: A review

by LifeLoveLaura on January 24, 2014

I absolutely adore Little T’s big pram that he had as a tiny baby and feel really sad at the thought of demoting it to the loft but the time has come for a toddler chariot that’s a little bit smaller and easier to get in and out of the car. Now Little T is walking he doesn’t always need a pram but still being unsteady on his feet, it is so handy to have one there for when he does need it, on longer shopping trips or Daisy dog walks, for example. After umming and ahhing for some time over what we wanted from a buggy, we decided on the Cosatto Supa. Both Little T and his mama are big animal lovers so of course it could only be in the super cute Foxtrot design! With the design being in gender neutral colours – brown, white, orange, black and green, if we have a little girl in the future it will suit her just fine and dandy too (nothing like a bit of forward thinking!). Although the Supa is a beautiful design, I was originally looking at buggies with two single front wheels as I do prefer the look but the Foxtrot really did win me over and the front wheels didn’t matter to me any more.

Our car has a split boot which is perfect for us – the pram sits in the bottom section of the boot, our daft Daisy dog sits on the top so the main issue when finding a smaller buggy for Little T was whether it would fold up small enough to fit in the thin underneath section of our boot or not. I have been a bit of a pest to our local buggy stockists recently and tried various models of buggy in our boot, to no success so when I had my heart set on the Supa, I was wishing for it to fit in the bottom of our boot. And guess what, when we found a stockist to try it before buying, it fit! Yippee!! After falling so in love with Foxtrot design, even before trying it in the car, it was meant to be. I was verrrry excited when it arrived, even the box was cool. Of course, within half an hour or so of it arriving we had to take it out for it’s first walk too!

cosatto supa foxtrot review

cosatto supa foxtrot review

The fox design pops up everywhere on the Foxtrot Supa which I love. Ok, I know the performance of a buggy isn’t based on how it looks but the fact that it’s gorgeous really is a big bonus! Foxes on the outside, on the inside…

Foxes on the handles…

cosatto supa foxtrot review

Foxes on the wheels…

cosatto supa foxtrot review

And foxes on the chest pads and head guard…

cosatto supa foxtrot review

Foxes, foxes everywhere!

Putting the hand warming pocket to good use!

Putting the hand warming pocket to good use!

The Supa comes with its own matching (foxy, of course) foot muff so there’s no need to spend a separate fortune, like with some other buggies. Always a bonus! The orange fleece lining of the cosy toes foot muff makes it great for colder days like today and the front of the cosy toes also has a little pocket where Little T can warm his hands. He loves this bit and as soon as he is fastened in with the fab (and safe) five point harness, his little paws go straight for the hand warming pocket. It’s a great idea! Only one tiny thing I would say about the cosy toes is that is that it’s quite small. Little T is only almost 17 months and his feet already reach the end of the foot-muff. It could do to be a little bit bigger but it would fit a newborn just fine.

cosatto supa foxtrot review

cosatto supa foxtrot review

cosatto supa foxtrot review

There is a little storage pocket (pictured above) behind the hood in between the handles which is good for holding your purse, keys and phone on quick trips. I often pop out for a quick dog walk where I don’t need a handbag or changing bag so this pocket is really handy for that. This pocket is also where a little speaker and MP3 player plug are held so your little one can listen to their favourite tunes on the go. Little T, being a bit of a rocker, loves the speaker so much as is often being pushed along to a bit of Bastille, his favourite band! Of course, you can play your little one’s favourite lullabies to sing them sound to sleep whilst on the go too. What I do like is that the speaker isn’t very loud so it’s perfect for little ears. Little T won’t come home with that buzzing sound in his ears that his mummy has often had from standing too close to the speakers at noisy gigs!

The cup holder is very handy, especially when out on a dog walk and there are no spare hands to push the buggy, hold the dog AND keep check of your hot chocolate. Enough said about that one, it’s ace!

cosatto supa foxtrot review

The hood is quite large and gives good coverage but it can be extended even further when little one is asleep. It can also block out quite a lot of sun on summer days but the best bit about it is, when unzipped and extended, there is a slit where you can pop in your tablet so your little one can watch a film or their favourite programme on the go! Amazing eh? We are yet to try this as I only got my iPad at Christmas so it’s only recently I’ve actually been able to do this!

Hood unextended

Hood as normal

Hood extended

Hood extended

cosatto supa foxtrot review

The Supa is free-standing when folded which can come in very handy but I have found that this can be quite temperamental and it doesn’t always work. When folded and stood on its end, the front wheels make it quite top heavy and it easily topples over – something that I wouldn’t want to risk happening with a little one around so I tend not to stand it free-standing but this isn’t a problem as we tend to keep the buggy in the car anyway! It also has a nifty handle making it easy to carry when folded.

cosatto supa foxtrot review

Top heavy free-standing

The Supa comes with a rain cover that is nice and roomy. It attaches with poppers around the bottom of the front of the buggy near little one’s feet so there’s no chance of them kicking it off, something Little T did a lot with his old pram so this is quite refreshing. The only problem is, if the buggy was laid flat, the rain cover wouldn’t fit around the back but this also isn’t a problem for us as T is older so he rarely needs to be laid flat any more. It could be a problem for somebody using the buggy with a newborn. Another issue with the reclining feature is that the basket wouldn’t be able to be reached at all whilst baby is laid flat. You can easily lift up the back though, it’s nice and smooth so you probably wouldn’t wake them up if you were quick!

The main thing that I have found with the Supa is that it can feel a little bit rattly and, although it is a very light buggy that can be carried with one hand, sometimes feels heavy to manoeuvre. On the plus side, I know why it feels like this to me – I am used to pushing T’s old pram which had air tyres so any bumps weren’t felt much which meant for a very smooth push. The Supa is a buggy that takes pride in being compact and easily folded, however, so a little bit of rattling can be expected and it doesn’t put me off using it at all. If the Supa was our first pram, we wouldn’t know any different, please bare that in mind.

All in all, I have to say that WE LOVE THE SUPA! There are a few little niggles with it but for the most part Little T’s new buggy is fabulous! It’s the coolest umbrella folding buggy out there. It’s compact, easily folded and unfolded, looks amazing and has so many unique aspects. It’s perfect for the techno-savvy little ones of 2014. Oh, and at a very reasonable £145, you really can’t go wrong!! Bargain! To top it all off, Cosatto offer a free four year guarantee, all you need to do is register your buggy on their website to activate the guarantee and you’re hot to (fox)trot!

Laura x

*Please note: I was not paid to write this post. Big T and I bought Little T’s Cosatto Supa with our own hard earned cash! A review can come in very handy for prospective Supa buyers so we’re offering our own views to help others*

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Kelly Finn January 26, 2014 at 1:01 pm

What a fabulous review! I don’t need a new pushchair, but it love reading all about them. And if I did need one, this would make me go to kiddicare to have a closer look. I like all the details included in the review and photos, looks fab!

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