If you are a regular Hip Little One reader you probably read about our 5-week European holiday back in August. We had an amazing time and I posted plenty of hip holiday snaps on the Hip Little One Facebook page sharing our adventures, outfits and our ways of getting around with four young children. Several people asked me how we managed to bring a full size pram on our trip, the answer is simple: Out’n’About.
Designed in the UK the Out’n’About Nipper Single V4 (RRP $649) is an award-winning all terrain pram that is huge in luxury, quality, comfort and features and small in weight and (folded) size, it is amazing. Weighing in at less than 10kg the Out’n’About Nipper is one of the lightest full size prams available making it the perfect travel companion.
The Out’n’About Nipper Single features a sturdy and lightweight aluminium frame that feels solid and safe, it folds without any effort and all components fit and click in easily showing excellent engineering and high quality materials. I am not usually a big fan of three wheel prams but the Nipper has won me over, in my opinion the best word to describe the Nipper feeling is ‘reliable’ which is exactly what I want from a pram carrying my precious cargo.
The Nipper has a 5-point safety harness, one pedal break and a comfortable, wipe clean, padded seat that can be adjusted from sitting up to full recline to suit a newborn or a sleeping child. I love that you can recline it slowly (as opposed to ‘clicking’ it into position like many other prams) so your baby will stay asleep, we often took miss Sybbie out for a walk in the pram at night to get her to sleep (horrible jet lag!).
Compared to other full size prams the Out’n’About Nipper folds down to a surprisingly compact package and when you take off the quick release wheels it’s even smaller, measuring just 48cm x 29cm x 86cm. We travelled to Paris with one week of luggage for six people and a pram in the boot, not bad if you ask me! Unfolded the Nipper V4 is long enough to accommodate older children and slim enough to fit through doorways and shopping aisles.
Thanks to the strong pneumatic tyres and independent rear suspension the Nipper V4 is not to only light to push and gentle on your back, it’s also more comfortable for your little passenger who won’t feel every tiny rock and bump. On our previous holiday we brought a simple umbrella stroller which does the job but it’s nothing compared to the solid, luxurious feel of the Nipper. From the beach to the forest, from the zoo to Disneyland, from the centre of Paris to airports across the globe, it drives smoothly everywhere.
Other important reasons we chose the Nipper Single as our holiday ride is the adjustable handle bar (hubby is 30cm taller than I am) and generous 22kg weight limit. With four children under six there is always someone with tired legs so at times we were swapping pram passengers like it was a game of musical chairs. From our baby to the the oldest two, everyone sat really comfortably and even slept so it’s a perfect buggy for families with children of different ages.
There are several Out’n’About Accessories available to help create the perfect package for your child and your adventures, e.g. Out’n’About Carrycot, Sun Mesh, Travel Bag, Foot Muff, Car Seat Adapters and more.
The Out’n’About Nipper V4 series has just arrived in Australia in a range of exciting new colours: Purple Punch, Mojito Green, Lagoon Blue, Raven Black and Carnival Red. Which colour do you like most?