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Cybex Gazelle S Review

Review Overview

Cybex Gazelle S Review
Expert Reviewer
216 Reviews
Reviewed On: 10 Dec 2020
Sophie Bell
Expert Reviewer
Sophie's Verdict:
4.5 / 5

Branded the ‘Big City Shopper' by its producers, Cybex, the Gazelle S is a hard working, sleek and multi-function pushchair. Want to know if it's the pushchair for you? Read on!

Review Summary

Summary

Finding the perfect pushchair for your lifestyle can be a really tough decision but the Cybex Gazelle S covers a lot of bases! 

What’s good
  • Included removable shopping basket with carry handle
  • Roomy lie-flat seat
  • Quality finishes
  • Easy to use brake
  • Sliding adapters provide 3 seating heights and multiple seating configurations
  • Grows with your family
  • Huge underseat storage basket
  • Chunky wheels
What’s not so good
  • Heavy to manoeuvre when fully laden in tandem mode
  • Wide wheelbase
  • Long wheelbase especially when carrycot in front lower position
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Review Content

Review // Cybex Gazelle S
Our Verdict

Finding the perfect pushchair for your lifestyle can be a really tough decision but the Cybex Gazelle S covers a lot of bases! 

For your first child it can be used as a single pram and pushchair with oodles of shopping space thanks to the removable shopping basket as well as the generous underseat basket too. Even if shopping isn't your thing, the chunky wheels will easily handle park walks and day trips out. Your passenger will love the home comforts of the padded seat that reclines fully in parent and world facing positions. They will also be kept safe and protected by the excellent extendable sun hood.

As your family grows the Gazelle S will grow with you eliminating the costs of buying additional pushchairs to accommodate your growing brood. The sliding seat adapters and the easy flip over lower adapters make it really easy to turn the Gazelle S into a double pushchair in a matter of seconds. In fact, we would go as far as to say the Gazelle has the most user friendly and fuss free adapter system for any tandem pushchair we have tested. It is worth bearing in mind that the Gazelle is long and heavy to maneuver when in tandem mode and the seats are occupied by two toddlers but with 23 configurations in all, the Gazelle S will definitely have something to suit your needs. 

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Chassis

Unboxing the Cybex Gazelle S, you can feel the weight of the chassis, but a frame that has the strength to house two toddlers up to 22kg in each seat understandably needs to be robust. That being said, the chassis is most definitely sleek and refined. The taupe frame (also available with a black frame) gives a beautiful sophisticated finish. 

Starting at the wheels, they are chunky and built to stroll for miles. The front wheels swivel with ease to make steering around tight corners a breeze and are each supported with individual spring suspension which gives a super soft ride. The rear wheels are larger and thanks to the excellent chassis suspension are able to roll not just over pavements but over park paths too. The rear wheelbase is wide at 65cm but still fits through a standard doorway with ease. 

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At the side of the right rear wheel sits the brake pedal. The rounded shape of the pedal means there's no risk of catching your feet in the summer months when you are wearing sandals and it is a simple flick to engage and flick again to release action. There is also a handy colour coded indicator which shows red when the brake is on and green when it is released. 

The handlebar is covered in a lovely leather like material and handily adjusts in height using a simple palm button from 100-110cm in height. 

The shopping basket under the Gazelle S is superbly large! You can easily fit a weekly shop and more in there and we can safely say you will never get caught short with storage! The only occasion where underseat storage is limited is when you use the pushchair with a carrycot in the lower adapter position.

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Seating Options

With up to 23 configurations you better settle down and grab a cup of tea to read this part! The first thing that is worth mentioning is the fact that the instruction manual that comes with this pushchair is wonderful. It explains how to set up each of the configurations in the simplest manner and just glancing at a colour coded picture was enough to set us on our way. We guarantee you won't struggle to set up any of the seating combinations. 

The Gazelles S is suitable from birth when used with an infant car seat or a carrycot. To attach the car seat to the chassis you need to have the additional car seat adapters. You can pop the car seat in any position on the Gazelle S chassis, even on the lower adapters. 

Let's talk you through the carrycot. Known as the Gazelle S Cot, it is a perfect on the go bed. It has deep lined sides and very handily can be packed flat when not in use. 

Baby can lie in the carrycot from day one all the way up to 9kg in weight. The 43cm deep sides are perfect to keep baby cocooned from the elements and the extendable hood has a really great window in it.

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The Gazelle Cot S can be used in the upper and lower positions on the chassis meaning this pushchair is suitable for one newborn, newborn twins or even a newborn and a child of another age. You can cleverly slide the upper adapters up the frame to the third position and place the carrycot nice and high on the chassis to allow you to have a great connection with baby and allow space to put a second carrycot/ car seat  or seat on the bottom adapters too. 

The pushchair seats themselves will not disappoint. If you are familiar with the Cybex Priam, they remind us very much of these seats and have many similar features. In the box you receive the pushchair seat and the removable shopping basket along with the chassis. 

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The seat is tall and roomy and has a great harness.The harness is easily adjustable and the buckle is strong and easy to operate. Again, the classic Cybex quality is evident in all of the tiny finishes on the seat unit. 

The hood on the seat is larger than large! It extends with a zip right down to the bumper bar of the seat unit and has a great viewing/ventilation window to peek through without disturbing your baby or babies. 

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There is a recline button on the back of the seat unit that can be operated with one hand. As you recline the seat it is hinged at the base making the seat shape more comfortable for babies back and helping them to lie in a better position. This is great as that extra bit of comfort might add a few more minutes on those daily naps! 

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The seat can be removed from the frame using the whte buttons clearly indicated on the side of the seat and can face in either direction. By sliding the adapters up and down the frame (incidentally the easiest single to tandem adapter system we have ever come across to date!) you can place the seats in many positions. 

Both seats can be parent facing, both can be forward facing, the seats can be facing inwards towards each other and they can always be back to back. We did find that the recline of the seats was a bit tight when two seat units were on the frame, especially when the seats were back to back so you might be better using this configuration for two older toddlers who are unlikely to be napping on the go. 

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The adjustable leg rest gives great length to the seat and also means that it can be tucked in to allow room for longer legs to hang down and touch the footrest which is built into the chassis. 

Our favourite function of the Gazelle S has to be the additional shopping bag which sits on the frame in any position you prefer and holds an extra 10kg of shopping. It was great to place items in as we walked around the shops and even better that it could be lifted off the frame and carried into the house when we arrived home. The extra 10kg of this shopping bag means the Gazelle S provides 23kg of storage space in total… we defy you to ever need more!

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When trying out all of the different positions of the seats and carrycots of the Gazelle S, we did notice that there was a slight overhang of the carrycot in the lower position which did just take that extra bit more care when pushing and steering. Once we got used to the longer wheelbase it was fine but on occasion it did limit which shops we could go in. Small coffee shops were out of the question but supermarkets and shopping centres were just fine. 

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Fold

We couldn't quite believe how compact the fold was when we first tried it out so we just had to keep trying it! For a large pushchair capable of carrying two children, the fold is just marvellous. 

The fold is operated using the buttons on the handlebar and the white release trigger on the left hand side of the handlebar. Release the handlebar and the trigger and by putting a tiny touch of downwards pressures on the handlebar the chassis will release and fold down. 

If you want to fold the pushchair with the seat in place this is also possible. Just use the recline lever to fold the seat in half and then fold the chassis as usual. Even better, you can fold with both seats on the frame!

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Once the Gazelle S is folded the auto lock clip holds the chassis closed creating an overall compact package that can stand wherever you need to store it. 

To unfold the pushchair just release the clip and flick the pushchair back into place. 

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Tech specs

width:

65cm

height min:

100cm

height max:

110cm

weight:

12.6kg

depth min:

93cm

depth max:

106cm

height:

86cm

depth:

35cm

warranty:

2 yrs

pushchair:capacity:

1

pushchair:suitability:

All-rounder

pushchair:seat-config:

Single

pushchair:features:

Free-standing-when-folded, Quick-release-wheels, One-piece-fold, Car-seat-compatible, Lie-flat-seat, Converts-to-double, Sliding-harness

pushchair:type:

Pram,pushchair

pushchair:tyres:

Foam-filled

weight max:

23kg

Suitable for:

Up to quantity_4.format., Up to 22kg

Pushchair expert price:
£ 669 . 95
Pushchair expert price:
Our price: £ 669 . 95

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