Out'n'About Little Nipper Double Review
Out'n'About double pushchairs have long been favoured by parents and childcare professionals alike and with the arrival of the Little Nipper double on the scene, Out'n'About are definitely adding more strings to their bow.
This beautifully simple, compact side by side double can offer parents a multitude of travel solutions without compromising on practicality. It seems to cover every eventuality whether you are a family with twins or have children of different ages.
- Versatile for children of different ages
- Great brake
- Generous capacity
- Easy fold
- Not completely 'all terrain' friendly
- Would benefit from more pockets
Out'n'About are a fabulously practical UK based parenting brand renowned for producing some of the best all terrain pushchairs on the market. Their double pushchairs have long been favoured by parents and childcare professionals alike and with the arrival of the Little Nipper double on the scene, Out'n'About are definitely adding more strings to their bow.
The Out'n'About Little Nipper is available in Poppy Red, Jet Black and Marine Blue.
This latest side by side release from Out'n'About offers the ultimate solution for parents in need of transport for more than one child. The lightweight, practical frame is paired with comfortable seats to create pushchair heaven for baby and toddler alike! Out'n'About have taken everything that was great about their all-terrain double pushchair, the Nipper Double, and packed it into a compact urban version, the Little Nipper Double.
All new, the Little Nipper Double has a lightweight, sleek and black finished frame that is narrow enough to fit through a standard interior doorway – wow! Although the frame is narrow, the seats are still plenty roomy enough for the average four year old child and have the capacity to hold a generous 22kg (50lbs) each – this is more than your average pushchair, meaning the Little Nipper Double has longevity as well as practicality against its name.The handle bar is nicely padded in dense foam and is comfortable to hold. The height of the handle bar is adjusted by two easy to use, sturdy buttons and it moves from 76cm to a respectable 103cm – plenty high enough for the tallest of drivers.
The four wheels on the Little Nipper Double are what make the ride so smooth and feather light. They are made from a clever EVA rubber so there are no chances of being caught short with a puncture, a real positive for busy parents with demanding pushchair passengers!
Not only are the wheels feather light but they are also extremely easy to pop on and off making it effortless to clean dirty wheels without wrestling with your whole pushchair. The removable wheels also make for an even more compact fold, so storing the pushchair is easier than ever. The nature of the EVA wheels may perhaps mean that the Little Nipper Double might stumble slightly on the real extremes of rough and undulating terrains, but they are more than capable of coping with day to day use on grass, mud, gravel, paths, cobbles and more.
The brake on the Little Nipper Double couldn't be easier to operate. Ease of use and simplicity were definitely at the forefront of the design team's mind with this one. It is a simple flick on/flick of mechanism. It feels sturdy and didn't miss a beat.
Parents with two pushchair passengers come laden with twice the luggage – something that the Little Nipper Double caters for beautifully in it's under seat shopping basket. The basket has deep sides and is easily accessible. The basket is capable of holding a double changing bag plus a few more knick-knacks. Parents love storage so a couple more storage pockets wouldn't have gone a miss – perhaps a few zipped pockets in the hood or backs of the seats would have been a great addition.
We are reviewing the stunning Marine colour way of the Little Nipper Double. There are two other colour options, Jet and Poppy. All of the fabric colours are unisex and add a refreshing but classy splash of colour to this practical ride. The fabrics are robust and easily wiped – a must have feature for any busy parent.
The seats are gorgeously padded with two foam seat liners making the ride as comfortable as possible for your little passengers. Crumbs and spillages need not be a stressful event as the liners pop on and off with Velcro and can be put in a cool wash to make your pushchair as good as new again.
The 5 point harnesses are simple to use and sturdy which will be a welcome feature to any parent that has experienced trying to strap a determined toddler into a seat! The harness comes with nicely padded and easily cleaned pads to add to the element of comfort for baby. The seat unit of the Little Nipper Double might be compact but it doesn't compromise on comfort.
Each seat has its own hood and can be adjusted accordingly to the child's needs – nothing more irritating for a 3 year old to have their view blocked by a sun canopy just because their fellow pushchair rider is having a snooze! The hood also has the added bonus of an integrated ventilated window on the back as well as a peek-a-boo window which makes it all the more easier for parents to check on baby. You will however need to be super stealth-like in your quest to move the hoods if your little one is sleeping – the hood mechanism is noisy, but this may quieten down with regular use. To give a bit more coverage, there is a built in mesh visor which pulls down from inside of the hood.
The bumper bar is made of dense foam and is cleverly covered in a zipped material so that little fingers and teeth can't pick away at the foam and it can also be easily washed – hoorah! The bumper bar pivots slightly for easy access to the pushchair seats and is also super easy to pop on and off with clearly coded red buttons. The simplicity and practicality of the Little Nipper Double continues with the seat recline system. Each seat can be reclined individually to infinite positions using the strap recline system – an easy system to use once you have the knack of squeezing the clips together and pulling or pushing the cords to the correct length.
The seats also have a robust and easily wipeable footrest so that the longer legged youngsters can rest their weary legs comfortably. The unique shape of the footrest along with the distinctive front wheels really add to the quirky but attractive aesthetics of the Little Nipper Double.
Suitable from newborn, the seat lies flat. However there is a parent facing carrycot option available by purchasing the carrycot adapter and carrycot separately. This ranks the pushchair highly on the versatility stakes as it can be used with one carrycot, two carrycots or 2 seats – whichever is most suitable for its family at that time.
The rain cover for the Little Nipper Double is a no fuss, no frills accessory which pops on and off quickly and is secured by Velcro.
The Little Nipper Double's real party trick is it's effortless fold. Simply unclip the frame locks on either side of the pushchair and pull the two handles in the base of the seat units simultaneously. Voila! The fold couldn't be flatter for a double and the frame auto lock secures the package tightly. It is equally easy to store flat on the bottom of a car boot or stood in a hallway.
This beautifully simple, compact side by side double can offer parents a multitude of travel solutions without compromising on practicality. It seems to cover every eventuality whether you are a family with twins or have children of different ages. It's a simple yet comfortable pushchair with lots to offer. The EVA wheels combined with the light 11kg chassis mean it can turn on a sixpence not to mention the incredibly effortless fold.
If you're looking for a no-fuss, reliable, double pushchair covering all eventualities then you need look no further than the Out'n'About Little Nipper Double.