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Mamas & Papas Armadillo Twin Parent Review

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Mamas & Papas Armadillo Twin Parent Review
Reviewed On: 21 Jan 2019
Keeley Pile
A parent

Lincolnshire mum Keeley Pile soon discovered that she needed a double pushchair after the arrival of her second daughter. With the help of 2-year-old Eliza and Edie, 4 months, she has been putting the Armadillo Twin, launched in 2018 by Mamas & Papas, to the test... 

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So my summary of the Armadillo Twin is that it is a good all-round double pushchair - easy to fold, glides along well, comfortable, snug and spacious for my two daughters.

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Mamas & Papas Armadillo Twin Parent Review

The Armadillo Twin has become a life saver for me - previously I had a travel system with a buggy board but found myself carrying Eliza when she had fallen asleep. The Armadillo Twin is perfect for us! The only thing I would change is the sitting position to be more upright; I find I have to loosen the straps when my daughter wants to sit up and have a drink or a bite to eat.

First things first, putting the pushchair together was very easy with simple instructions and literally took 10-15 minutes with a toddler assisting too. The fold is amazing and can be done super-easily with one hand. There is no separate units to the chassis, it's just all one piece. Once the pushchair is collapsed it has a carry handle that is handy for lifting in and out of the car and public transport.

The pushchair is a good size and very spacious for my girls so when folded it isn't particularly small, but I find I still have more room in my car boot with the twin than I did with my travel system and a buggy board. So it's a win-win for us! The photo shows the Armadillo Twin folded in my car, which is a Vauxhall Insignia estate, for an idea of the size and room it needs.

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It pushes so easily on paths and I don't find it to be very heavy going up and down kerbs. Although the pushchair isn't described as an all-terrain buggy, in my experience it performs well on uneven grounds.

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We took the Armadillo Twin to a pumpkin patch and visited other places with rougher terrain, and it coped without any difficulties.

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I was a little concerned about the pushchair being side by side and not able to fit into many places but on only one occasion I have had a problem. It doesn't fit through a standard size door so I do have to remove my children when we get home to then collapse it to take it indoors. I don't find this a negative, though, because it is so easy to fold.

The Armadillo Twin comes just in the Black Jack colour we were testing and I thought the fabric was perfect for a girl or boy. It is easy to keep clean, waterproof and seems to be stain-proof (my toddler put that to test!). It doesn't come with a footmuff, so I have purchased a Cuggl All Seasons footmuff for my 4-month-old and it fits perfectly.

The hoods extend, meaning the girls are shaded from the sun. I love the window at the top because I can peek in to make sure they are okay without disturbing them. The hoods are separate so when my 2-year-old wants to chat to me I can fold the hood without disturbing Edie sleeping.

Check out the generous amount of shopping the basket can hold! It is easy to access and has flexible mesh sides.

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One negative, I have found that after using the pushchair for quite a long time in one go I do get back ache because the handles do not extend. I suspect if you are tall this could be a problem.

So my summary of the Armadillo Twin is that it is a good all-round double pushchair - easy to fold, glides along well, comfortable, snug and spacious for my two daughters. It's stylish and modern with a good-sized shopping basket but it could do with an extending handle for height and the seats to sit more upright. I would say it's good value for money for a twin, and overall my two girls and I are very happy with it!

 

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