Out’n’About in Adelaide

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Jan 052015
 

Out'n'About

When it comes to pram shopping it is generally the mothers who have first say, after all they tend to do most of the pram walks so it is important that they feel happy with their baby’s ride. Unfortunately what’s right for mum is not always comfortable for dad, especially when you differ a lot in size like hip daddy and I who are 30cm apart.

Out'n'About Nipper

A few weeks ago I had a hospital appointment so my lovely hubby took the two littlest girls out for a walk in the city. The Out’n’About Nipper V4 has an adjustable handle that can sit high for tall dads and nice and low for petite mamas, to adjust it you simply push the buttons on either side of the handle bar. We change the handle height all the time when we’re out depending on who is pushing, easy as pie!

Out'n'About Nipper V4

Hubby has been a big fan of the Nipper since we first got ours, he just loves the sporty look and all terrain design. During our European holiday he did a lot of the walking with it without ending up with back pain which is very rare for him!

Out'n'About Nipper Single

The Nipper V4 is light to push even with older children in it, easy to lift (just 9.8kg), small to fold and sturdy to drive on bumpy roads. When we go out for the day and the boot of the car is packed (it usually is, 6 people need a lot of stuff) you can take off the wheels in a flash for an even more compact fold.

Out'n'About Nipper Mojito

As our daughter gets older and cheekier she does sometimes pull/push on the hood so I love that the hood frame is strong and rigid, it keeps the sun hood nicely in place and prevents it from going all floppy and collapse when you hang a muslin shade on it or even temporarily put a spare jacket on top.

If you want to see some more pictures of the Out’n’About Nipper in action or read up on the specs check out our previous Out’n’About posts here and here.

For more information about Out’n’About, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.outnabout.com.

Dec 152014
 

Out'n'About

With just a few days of school left most families will be gearing up for a busy two months of holidaying. Whether you are exploring your own town, hitting the beach, camping in the outback, visiting the zoo or a theme park, the Out’n’About Nipper is the perfect smooth ride for your little traveller.

Especially for Hip Little One readers Out’n’About Australia has slashed prices across range, grab a bargain in the ‘Christmas Has Come Early’ Sale

  • Nipper Single Hip Little One Price $449.99 (RRP $649.99, save $200)
  • Nipper Double Hip Little One Price $599.99 (RRP $899.99, save $300)
  • Nipper Sport Hip Little One Price $399.99 (RRP $699.99, save $300)
  • Little Nipper Hip Little One Price $389.99 (RRP $589.99, save $200)

To take advantage of this exclusive offer contact Out’n’About Australia on (02) 8002 3726 to select model/colour of your choice and make payment. Shipping is $30 Australia wide and offer is valid until December 31, 2014.

Out'n'About Nipper

As you know our Out’n’About Nipper was the ideal companion on our European holiday and the new Nipper V4 is turning out to be a fabulous buddy at home too.

Out'n'About Nipper V4

We recently took it on a day out to our local wildlife park where it proved to be worth its weight in gold, it took us up hill, down the paths, across the kangaroo field, on the sandy tracks and over the bumpy footpaths without any effort.

Out'n'About V4

For more information about Out’n’About, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.outnabout.com.

Don’t forget about our Out’n’About giveaway, there are only two days left for your chance to win an Out’n’About pram of your choice. If you’re in a hurry you can take a shortcut and enter below:

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Nov 162014
 

Out'n'About

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.

Nipper V4

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.

Nipper V4 Mojito GreenThe 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.

Nipper V4 Pedal BrakeThe 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!).

Nipper V4 FoldCompared 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.

suspensionThanks 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.

Nipper V4 Handle BarOther 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?

For more information about Out’n’About, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.outnabout.com.

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Nov 262013
 

All over the world Australian kids are known to be real water lovers who spend as much as time as possible at the beach or pool side. On hot Summer days there is nothing more refreshing than a splash in the water but with water comes danger too, luckily we can count on our amazing life savers to keep an eye on our kids. If your little girl is dreaming of becoming a Junior Life Saver there is no better Christmas gift than the brand new Australian Girl Doll Annabelle:

Annabelle

Annabelle is ready for the beach

Active, water crazy Annabelle is arriving in Australia this week, right on time for the busy Summer season. Many families will be holidaying near the water these school holidays so Annabelle has been practising her life saving skills all Winter. She is definitely beach ready with her bright pink swimsuit, floral sarong, thongs and a sweet sun hat to complete the look. To keep her beautiful long dark hair out of the way during her swims she even comes with a real nipper swim cap.

Beach Accessory SetAs a proper Junior Life Saver Annabelle never hits the beach without sunscreen and her favourite towel and she absolutely loves riding the waves on her body board (Beach Accessory Set sold separately, RRP $16.95). Of course there are plenty of other accessories available in store like pretty dresses, a horse riding set, pyjamas, a hair brush, a net ball set and much more. Fill your doll’s wardrobe piece by piece so you can change her outfit as often as you change your own.

Junior Life Saver Annabelle

Junior Life Saver Annabelle

Just like the other four Australian Girl dolls Annabelle is made using high quality, durable materials and her body is the perfect combination of firm and huggable. She measures an impressive 50cm tall and unlike many other dolls she can stand independently. Annabelle’s lovely brown eyes close when you lay her flat and her soft kankelon hair can be washed and styled, after a day with a nipper cap on it you might want to give it a bit of brush to get beach party ready!

Annabelle and the Missing TurtlesIf you order sporty Annabelle before November 30th you will receive a copy of the new Australian Girl novel Annabelle and the Missing Turtles (RRP $12.95) completely FREE. Annabelle and the Missing Turtles is the third book in the Australian Girl series, written by Rose Inserra and beautifully illustrated by Jason Chatfield. This lovely book would make a great stocking filler but be quick, there are only four days left to claim this special offer!

To find out more about Australian Girl, to locate a stockist near you and to order online visit www.australiangirldoll.com.au.

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Apr 182013
 

Out'n'About

Here at Hip little one we really enjoy sharing hip finds and we especially love it when we are (one of) the first to trial an exciting new product. A few weeks ago the award winning Out’n’About prams arrived in Australia and I was lucky enough to take one for a test drive.

Out'n'About Nipper SingleThe Out’n’About brand may be new to Australia but back in its home country the U.K. it is one of the big boys, well known for its high quality products. With a whole range of awards and nominations behind its name Out’n’About has well earnt its place in the pram market and now it is time of Australian parents to put it to the test. The current Out’n’About range offers a 3-wheel single, double and sports model, here’s our miss 2 enjoying a ride in the Nipper 360 Single:

Miss 2 in the Nipper 360

Miss 2 in the Nipper 360

The first words that came to mind when I started pushing the Out’n’About Nipper 360 (RRP $549) were solid, reliable and active. While the pram feels really sturdy and robust it only weighs 9.8kg so it surprisingly light weight. In fact, it is the lightest full-sized 3-wheeler (with 12-inch wheels) in Australia! The strong pneumatic tyres are perfect for our hilly Adelaide suburb and keep the little passenger comfortable even when driving off-road.

suspensionBut it’s not just a great pram for bumpy tracks, its smooth driving and quick turning make it perfect for city life too. Thanks to the rear suspension your child won’t feel every kerbside and the slim size (61.5 cm wheelbase) makes manoeuvring through narrow aisles a breeze. Even though this is a full size pram (not a flimsy stroller) it folds down to a compact package that will easily fit in small cars. You can fold it ‘standing up’, so you don’t have to fold it all the way to the ground which is gentler on your back.

Nipper 360 in the boot

Nipper 360 in the boot

The Nipper 360 is suitable from newborn up to 22kg which is extremely generous (many other prams have a 15kg weight limit), this makes it a very good investment for families as the Nipper 360 can be enjoyed for years. The seat can lie flat to suit newborns and there are three different heights for the five-point harness so you always have the right (safe) fit for your child.

Nipper 360 Single

Nipper 360 Single

The ‘active’ feel of the pram lines up with the sporty look of the Nipper 360. This look may not be to everyone’s taste but it really suits this style of pram. Practical wipe clean fabrics, plenty of storage both under and at the back of the seat (easy access!), a sun canopy and one-touch brake, the Nipper 360 is packed with great features that will make your trip with baby as simple and enjoyable as possible.

If you are like me and prefer using a bassinet for newborn babies you’ll be pleased to know that there is an Out’n’About Carrycot ($199) available too. The carrycot can be used until your baby is approx. 6 months old/9 kg. Compared to other bassinets this design is quite long and slim in shape to avoid baby rolling over at every corner. Our 8 week old fits very comfortably and has plenty of growing space left.

Nipper 360 with Nipper Carrycot

Nipper 360 with Nipper Carrycot

CarrycotThe Nipper Carrycot comes with a removable quilted liner that completely covers the inside of the bassinet and folds over the edges. This is a fabulous design as your baby doesn’t have to sleep against the cold pram canvas and both liner and mattress cover can be machine washed. If your baby spills quite often like our daughter this is really handy, no more scrubbing!

Conclusion:
My over all opinion on the Out’n’About Nipper 360 is that is a very durable, high quality pram that is perfect for active Australian families. From city strolls to tough bush walks, a smooth ride is guaranteed. If you are looking for a pram to take off-road but you don’t want the heavy weight this is the perfect pram for you.

Priced at $549 the Nipper 360 is very affordable and you get great value for money. Out’n’About really stands behind their product and backs it up with a fantastic 2-year warranty, something you won’t get with most other prams.

To stay up-to-date with the latest Out’n’About news and specials make sure you follow Out’n’About on Facebook.

For more information about Out’n’About, to taker a closer look at the features of the Nipper 360 or to locate a stockist near you visit www.outnabout.com.au.