Cosatto Wow XL Review
A single or a double, straight out of the box! This charming pushchair from Cosatto might just be the answer to your pushchair dilemmas...
f you want to have fun with your pushchair but still need it to perform for your family then the Wow XL is definitely worth a test drive. t's heavy and has a long wheelbase but the charming features seem to draw your mind away from these points and as long as you have the space to store and transport then the Wow XL may just be love at first push!
- Versatile (single and double)
- Built-in ride-on board
- Great detailing
- Quality components
- High seat weight limit of 25kg
- Great sized basket
- Large fold
Sold as the ‘Pram with a Plan', we were keen to see what the Wow XL had to offer. Inside the large box comes the complete pushchair set-up. Chassis, one seat unit, one carrycot and the adaptors that enable the pushchair to become a double. So if you have a newborn and a toddler, or plan to expand your family in the near future, you will really get value for money out of the package!
We can't review this pushchair without commenting on the gorgeous designs, which combine Cosatto's trademark fun and vibrant look with a slightly more subtle, grown-up feel. We have the Hop to It version and the tiny details here, there and everywhere are utterly charming. Appliqued rabbits and cute little slogans are hidden around every corner of the pushchair and when you are having one of those tough parenting days, coming across one of them really does cheer you up!
Using the Wow XL for a little while confirmed that alongside its playful, eye-catching looks, it does perform well too. The carrycot is deep and large and will definitely last until your baby is ready to move up to the seat unit. The carrycot can be placed in a few configurations when you use the pushchair as a double and when it is in the lower position we loved the view we had of baby. It was perfectly placed to peek in on our smallest passenger as we strolled and the pattern inside the carrycot had baby completely mesmerised.
The seat unit has a great hood that covers right down to the pivot-opening bumper bar when the visor panels are extended all the way. There is even a mesh peekaboo window, which opens and closes silently so as not to disturb your resting child.
Older passengers can hitch a ride on the built-in ride-on board, which is super-handy if you have a sibling who gets tired on long days out. The ride-on board can carry up to 25kg, meaning our 7 year old could still hitch a ride safely.
The wheels are made of a brilliant material that does well to absorb the bumps in the road and makes the pushchair roll smoothly.
Baskets don't get much bigger than this one and we love the nifty design features such as the wipe-clean zip-open pocket near the ride-on board so that muddy feet don't spoil your belongings. Even when used as a double for siblings or twins, we could still access the basket with ease and the space was not obstructed by the second seat unit or carrycot.
Using the Wow XL with our family for a little while has brought some finer details to our attention. Whilst the ability to grow with your family is fabulous, we found the pushchair really heavy as a single and as a double even more so. Popping kerbs and pushing up hills definitely required strong muscles when the pushchair was carrying to its full capacity.
We loved the carrycot and the functions of the seat unit were brilliant but our 20 month old seemed to fill the seat and the harness could be a little fiddly to fasten because of this. At times we felt she was perched on the edge of the seat rather than sitting properly in it. When we placed smaller babies of around 12 months in the seat, they were extremely comfortable and had plenty of wiggle room.
Finally, the fold is large but on the plus side it is very easy to operate and has a great auto lock lever which is situated on the inside of the frame so that it doesn't catch on anything whilst transporting the pushchair.
If you want to have fun with your pushchair but still need it to perform for your family then the Wow XL is definitely worth a test drive. It arrives complete with everything you need for a single pram and pushchair as well as coming equipped to turn into a pushchair for a newborn and older sibling too. You can buy the additional seats and carrycots you may need for twins or as your family grows. The fun fabric colours are quirky but classy and the basket is large enough to carry your weekly shop with ease!
It's heavy and has a long wheelbase but the charming features seem to draw your mind away from these points and as long as you have the space to store and transport then the Wow XL may just be love at first push!