The brand new Cosatto Wow is here and we've put it to the test. Read on to see if it wowed us in our review.
Cosatto have always been the brand that have spiced up the look of our pushchairs. With a fabulous reputation for being totally bold and beautiful, the brand have gone all out with its latest release, the Cosatto Wow. The team at Cosatto have taken on board comments and feedback from real parents living in the real world and have designed a travel system that should tick every box.
What's in the box?
• Seat unit
• Carrycot unit
• 4 x wheels
• Sun canopy
• Rain cover
• Bumper bar
• Instruction manual
Specifications• Weight: Chassis and seat unit: 9.8kg
• Changing bag £59.95
• Footmuff £59.95
• Port Car seat £164.95
• Port car seat and ISOfix base bundle £264.90
The Cosatto Wow is available in seven gorgeous fresh new designs. Spectroluxe, Sunburst, Eden, Fox Tale, Fjord, Posy, and Berlin.
Many of you have a ‘typically Cosatto' pushchair in your head when thinking about the Wow, but let me tell you, the Wow is like nothing Cosatto have ever produced before. The feel is totally different...totally!
It's still fun and fresh (after all, that's what we love about Cosatto products the most!) however, right from the off, we could tell that the Wow meant business. This pushchair was serious!
The carrycot and seat unit are included in the box with the pushchair chassis - no need to buy the carrycot separately, just one whole cost outlay from birth right the way up until your little one no longer needs the pushchair.
Everything clicked together in a jiffy and we were ready to roll within ten minutes of opening the box.
We tested the Berlin colour of the Wow, perhaps one of Cosatto's calmer colourways, it looks stylish and sleek. It has just enough ‘pazazz' to be fun without overbearing - we loved it.
The overall look and feel of the Wow chassis is of a very sturdy travel system. The chassis is strong and light and the sleek all black frame is cleverly understated. Even with its sturdy feel, it is still narrow and stealth like. The tiny attention to detail really made us smile, especially the 'Peepo' message when you open the peek-a-boo windows on both the seat unit and carrycot hoods!
The wheels are the shining glory for us here at PX - they are fab! Built to last, these large wheels are hard wearing bouncy rubber wheels! They really do walk the walk and won't look worn by picking up grit and gravel in an instance. You literally can roll for miles and miles on these wheels and they will still appear brand new. The front wheels can be changed between locked or swivel by twisting a clever wheel just below the footrest.
The basket is the next feature we were drawn to on the Wow. Every parent loves storage and the Wow most certainly delivers. The basket is deep, strong and large, not to mention the large zipped compartment and bottle compartments which have been built in aswell. We easily packed our change bag, coats, wellies and odds and sods for the whole family and still had room to spare - hurrah!
The handlebar on the Wow is a single bar which is nicely padded and covered. The height can be altered by squeezing the palm lever in the centre of the handlebar and it alters from its lowest of 71cm to its highest of 104cm.
Folding the Wow was honestly so simple. The colour coded grey button on the side of the chassis (about 6 or 8cm down from the handlebar) needs to be pressed whilst at the same time you pull up on the thumb levers on either side of the frame. In a natural, no fuss motion, the Wow folded down onto its own footprint and concertinaed small enough to fit in the boot of the average hatchback. The fold can be completed in two parts or with the seat in place in world facing mode.
The brake system is a simple foot operated pedal which is located on the centre of the rear axle. It's a simple flick on and off pedal and is just the right size to use easily. No fuss and reliable - just what us parents need!
Parents that need their pushchair for quick trips and don't
want to wake baby getting them in and out of the car all of the time
will be pleased to know that the Wow is travel system compatible. The
Cosatto Port car seat will carry your sleeping babe for short journeys
and you can also buy car seat adapters for other leading car seat brands
to fit onto the chassis too.
As the name suggests, you would expect the seat unit to make us ‘Wow'...and that it did!
The width of the seat had us ‘Wow'-ing right from the word go. It was so roomy we could fit our 4 year old tester in with ease! It comes complete with a padded hard wearing bumper bar and is covered in hard-wearing easy to clean fabric which has definitely been designed to withstand daily life in the company of a toddler! The five point harness comes complete with coordinated harness pads but each strap of the harness had to be clipped onto the central buckles separately and they had a habit of slipping out of place easily - hence we found the harness quite a fiddle in the end. Cosatto have recognised this though, and are in the process of adding a new harness to the pushchair.
The recline on the seat is an easy to operate, one handed lever at the top of the seat unit. The rubber lever can be pulled upwards and the seat can be put into the required recline. To change the seat direction, you need two hands but it is as simple as pressing the buttons, pop it off and click it back on again in the other direction. Everything on the Wow is turning out to be simple to use and great quality - exactly what parents need.
The adjustable leg rest of the Wow seat unit gives extra support for tired little legs and can be altered by squeezing in the large button at the base of the footrest.
The carrycot is streamlined but is plenty long enough to accommodate the tallest of babies until they need to move on to using the seat in the pushchair mode at around 6 months of age.The whole carrycot can be removed with a super one handed release button. This grey button is on the carry handle of the carrycot and is so easy to use! The carrycot is light to carry and comes complete with a comfy mattress to keep baby cosy. The colourful lining of the carrycot keeps your little ones eyes busy whilst they are awake, great for stimulating a newborn. There's no doubt about it that the carrycot is pleasing to the eye. The hood extends to a 90 degree angle and has a handy peek-a-boo window so you can check on baby and let a little air flow through the carrycot too.
To really make real life parents ‘wow' over it, the Wow needed to be really practical. The not-so-wow British wind and rain meant we had more than enough opportunity to test out the rain cover. The supple rain cover fits the seat unit and carrycot and is perfectly tailored with holes to allow you to use all of the levers and buttons without fighting the rain cover out of the way first! The piping is a tough and sturdy canvas like material adding an extra strong feel to this wonderful weather shield. Who knew a rain cover could make a parent say "Wow" so much.
The Wow has definitely changed the boundaries of Cosatto pushchairs and we would definitely recommend heading down to your local stockist for a play with one to appreciate its true design.
We give the Cosatto Wow 4 out of 5 stars