Quick Summary: If you are looking for a pushchair that ticks a lot of boxes on function without compromising on the style, the Tinum 2.0 could be the one for you. Although we noted a few minor compromises, we feel these could easily be justified when looking at some of the many pros this pushchair offers.
- Lightweight and compact travel system
- Contemporary styling
- Good price point
Whats not so good?
- No safety catch when folded
- Slightly low for taller parents
Things we love
As Venicci's most lightweight and compact travel system at the time, the original Tinum had many parent friendly features in a contemporary styling. Back with the Tinum 2.0, Venicci have added some key new features, while retaining a lot of the function and style parents loved from the original.
Looking at the carrycot we are greeted with the first changes. Now approved for occasional overnight sleeping, the spacious carrycot is lined with a beautiful quilted fabric. Soft to the touch, it presents a very comfy space for little ones to nap in.
The hood offers UPF50+ protection with a ventilated panel at the back and a zipped extension, offering full coverage to protect little one from the elements. This is a nice feature that is not offered in a lot of carrycots and may eliminate the need for a parasol. There is also a new panoramic ventilation system on the carrycot. With two zips to operate, the panel near the baby's head can either be folded down or up, or removed entirely. Great for those warmer days to offer air flow through the carrycot, it also gives younger babies a chance to see the world around them without yet sitting up.
Taking the carrycot off the chassis is done by operating a trigger on both sides. Being so lightweight at just 4.4kg, this is not difficult to do. You can then carry it with the handle integrated into the hood.
Moving onto the seat unit, which itself is approved for use from birth, we are greeted with another well sized unit. Offering a nice wide seat and an extending footrest we can see how the unit is going to suit a growing toddler.
The hood again gives UPF50+ protection and extends to give full coverage to the seat in all positions. There is another ventilated panel, which doubles as your peep window when the seat is world facing.
There are three recline positions which can be adjusted with the one hand recline lever at the top of the seat. With a spring loaded auto lock mechanism, it just requires a simple push to move the seat back into a more upright position, particularly helpful when presented with a weightier passenger.
The seat can remain in place when folding the pushchair, either parent or world facing. Using the recline lever, the seat back is simply aligned with the handle, the footrest folded up, then the chassis is folded as normal. Great for parents on the go!
The aluminium alloy chassis is lightweight and compact when folded. Operated with just one hand, the chassis folds simply with a push of a button and a twist of a handle. Located in the middle of the pushchair the folding mechanism can be easily operated with either hand, then doubles up as a carry handle. There is also a handy strap which can be used to pop the system on your shoulder for even easier transport. We did find it best to have the handle down in the lowest position to prevent bumping it on the floor and to ensure achieving the most compact fold possible. This is easy to alter with a telescopic adjustment operated with a button in the middle of the handle bar.
The handle has a great range suiting parents of varying heights to push. The solid puncture proof wheels are all quick release and the front two can be locked in the forward facing position to make navigating rougher surfaces much easier. The basket has also been improved with a zipped rear panel that can be used to extend your storage space.
Things to look out for
We loved the carrycot interior fabrics. Soft to the touch, beautifully quilted and easily removable, we feel the only feature they lacked was the ability to be machine washed. Though this could easily be resolved with a carrycot sheet. When removing the carrycot from the chassis, we also found there were a couple of things to note. The hood, ideally, needs to be in the upright position to access the handle which itself is only accessible from one side due to the zipped sun visor at the front. We did not find this to be an issue, just a step we felt worth noting for ease of use.
The seat itself is a great size and easy to operate on the pushchair. However when adjusting the harness height, we did have to remove the seat fabric completely. It was not the easiest access to adjust for our bigger tester, though this is something you will generally only do once. We also found that when the seat is in a world facing position, and the handle is in the lowest setting, it is not able to recline. This is an issue few parents will suffer from but the telescopic handle adjustment does quickly resolve it. The seat itself is also a little low when on the chassis. Venicci do offer carrycot height adjusters, though we feel for taller parents it may be nice to have this option for the seat unit also.
The last thing we would note about the Tinum 2.0 is that there is no lock on the folded chassis. Although lightweight, we did find manoeuvring the pushchair with the seat unit attached into the boot required just a little focus to ensure the chassis did not open up. With continued use, we leant the best places to hold the chassis to prevent this from happening though we still feel a lock would be a simple solution to this.
The Venicci Tinum 2.0 is a great travel system option for those looking for both practicality and design. With some very useful features, the Tinum 2.0 gives parents a compact and lightweight travel system option with a very contemporary feel and reasonable price. We love the one handed fold mechanism and lightweight frame which makes travelling with a child, and everything that comes with them a lot easier. The ability to fold with the seat on is a feature we know many parents would appreciate.
If you are looking for a pushchair that ticks a lot of boxes on function without compromising on the style, the Tinum 2.0 could be the one for you. Although we noted a few minor compromises, we feel these could easily be justified when looking at some of the many pros this pushchair offers.