Mountain Buggy Terrain Pushchair Review

Summary

If you want an all terrain stroller with the capability of being a running stroller, the Mountain Buggy Terrain Pushchair is for you!

Suitable from birth, the new Terrain is now available in two colours: Solus and Graphite. We love the look and feel of the Graphite which is the model we reviewed below! The Mountain Buggy Terrain Pushchair also features a brand new one hand fold. All in all, it’s the old Terrain, with a little extra added on top.

Mountain Buggy Terrain Pushchair

 

Mountain Buggy Terrain Pushchair

Mountain Buggy Terrain Pushchair

Differences between the legacy and Mountain Buggy Terrain Pushchair:

  • New one hand fast fold
  • Shorter footprint, and smaller fold
  • New style 5-point harness
  • Improved front wheel lock
  • Includes a reversible seat liner and two seats of rear tyres
  • Magnetic peek-a-boo window

 

Features

Seat

The seat unit is suitable from birth due to the lie-flat recline position, and will keep your child comfortable until 25 kg (approximately 5 years). The recline is a strap recline which allows you to have the seat at any height between lie-flat and upright. We like this feature because it means that you can always find a perfect height for your little one.

 

Strap to recline seat

Strap to recline seat

 

Seat fully reclined

Seat fully reclined

 

Seat fully reclined (lie-flat for newborn)

Seat fully reclined (lie-flat for newborn)

Harness

The 5-point safety harness has a completely new style and is easy to undo. Simply click the button and all 4 harness pieces pop out, they need to be individually put back in and this is great if you have child that doesn’t want to go in the buggy!

 

Five point harness

Five point harness

Footrest

There is a standard footrest on the Mountain Buggy Terrain Pushchair above the wheel and there is also a footrest which can be bought upright to inline with the seat when in lie-flat mode to create a longer seat unit, this is done by pulling out a metal bar which the fabric sits upon. For taller children that like their legs up when snoozing, this is great.

 

Standard Footrest

Standard Footrest

 

Adjustable footrest extended

Adjustable footrest extended

Wheels

With the Mountain Buggy Terrain Pushchair, you will receive two sets of rear wheels (5 total wheels provided), that’s two 16” inch air-filled tyres and two 12” inch air-filled tyres for the rear sets. The Terrain has full shock absorbing suspension and ‘kerb-pop’ technology. It has been cleverly designed with perfect weight distribution which means it is incredibly easy to ‘pop’ up and down kerbs and other obstacles. We adore this feature, it makes manoeuvrability so slick. The two different sets of rear tyres are meant to give parents the option of having larger or smaller tyres. Mountain Buggy have branded them as ‘active’ and ‘urban’ sets, the larger being active and more ideal for running whilst the smaller are more pavement friendly. This is something completely new from Mountain Buggy and a feature that we wish they had come up with years ago.

 

16” rear wheels

16” rear wheels

Brakes

There are two brakes on the Mountain Buggy Terrain Pushchair, a foot brake and a hand brake. The foot brake is an easy click up and click down, much like the previous model and the hand brake is much like a bike handle brake. Either one can be used when needing to stop, the foot brake can be left on whilst the hand brake will need to be held. We love the fact that there are types of brake, for running the hand brake can either be used to slow or stop and the foot brake is ideal for when on normal walks.

 

Foot brake

Foot brake

The handle is height adjustable with a button either side, so any height parent will fit the ideal fit.

 

Adjustable handlebar button

Adjustable handlebar button

The front wheel is a lockable swivel wheel, and this also has a new mechanism in which it is locked. On the top of the wheel there is a small cap that can be screwed in or out to either lock or un-lock, it’s just that simple and a lot more secure than the previous mechanism.

 

Front wheel

Front wheel

 

Front wheel

Front wheel

Fold

This is where Mountain Buggy have truly changed the Terrain. It has a brand new way to fold and it’s a simple one hand manoeuvre. Put the handle bar down to its lowest position (this will give it its standing fold later on), pop the canopy back and the front wheel outward and twist the silver bar that is located under the foot rest. Twist this and the stroller will allow itself to be picked up in your hand. This mechanism is self-locking so there is no need for an auto-lock to click into place.

 

Button to activate fold

Button to activate fold

 

Twist and the buggy will fold

Twist and the buggy will fold

Once folded it is free standing so great for parents with limited storage space. We love how easy and small the new style Terrain folds think it’s the best feature about it. Mountain Buggy have really updated the old version for the better.

 

Free standing fold

Free standing fold

When travelling a Universal Travel Bag will keep the stroller and accessories all in one nifty package. We found this useful for long journeys and going on holiday.

 

Sun Canopy

The sun canopy has a matching pattern to the seat unit and we think it looks great. There is a pop-out sun visor for extra added sun protection and a clear peek-a-boo window in the top of the canopy that lets you take a look inside on your little one. It has a magnetic close so is silent allowing you to check on baby even when they are fast asleep. On the side of the sun canopy there is a small zip-up pocket giving parents storage close to hand.

 

Magnetic peek-a-boo window

Magnetic peek-a-boo window

 

Magnetic peek-a-boo window

Open – magnetic peek-a-boo window

 

Sun Canopy zip pocket

Sun Canopy zip pocket

Storage

The under seat storage basket is extremely large and has two large storage pouches at the rear. They have zips to do them up, so when out on a brisk walk you can keep valuables safe.

 

Under seat storage basket

Under seat storage basket

 

Under seat storage basket zip pocket

Under seat storage basket zip pocket

In the sun canopy there is a smaller zipped up storage pocket that is the right size for a phone or purse, this also has a little round ‘hole’ next to is which you can feed a cable through, ideal for headphones. We love this pocket and think the headphone hole is great.

 

Headphone hole

Headphone hole

Inside the seat unit there is also two mesh pockets for your little one to put a drink or snack into and 2 insulated bottle holders are also included in the box. There are so many little extra storage spots on the Terrain that there is more than enough space for all your baby essentials.

 

Bottle Holder

Bottle Holder

A Parenting Bag in the colours on your Terrain is available for extra storage both on and off of the buggy. It has specific extra handles to attach it to the buggy and we loved the design and feel of the bag. Extremely handy when on the go.

 

Parenting Bag

Parenting Bag

Travel System

To turn the Terrain into a travel system all you have to do is remove the seat fabric and add car seat adaptors. Car Seat Adaptors will allow you to click your car seat from base to stroller in one quick movement. For the new 2015 model Terrain you will new Clip 32, on these adaptors you can fit your Maxi-Cosi CabrioFix, Pebble or Mountain Buggy Protect.

 

Car seat adaptors

Car seat adaptors

 

Mountain Buggy Terrain Pushchair with Maxi Cosi Pebble Car Seat

Mountain Buggy Terrain Pushchair with Maxi Cosi Pebble Car Seat

Accessories

Included with the Terrain you will receive 2 seats of rear air-filled wheels (12” and 16”), a height adjustable bumper bar, harness pads, seat liner and 2 insulated bottle holders.

With the brand new launch of the Terrain, Mountain Buggy have launched some brand new accessories to go with it. A Carrycot Plus converts from carrycot to a parent facing seat; it also has a third position of a reclined carrycot if your newborn suffers from reflux. This carrycot is available in matching colours to your stroller or different. There is a Sun and Raincover available for when out with baby.

For different weathers a new 2015 Raincover and Sun Cover come in handy when caught out in sunny or wet weather. These are essentials for when travelling with your buggy, both home and away.

 

Sun Canopy

Sun Canopy

 

Sun Canopy unzipped

Sun Canopy unzipped

 

Storm cover unzipped

Storm cover unzipped

 

Where to buy

BuggyBaby.co.uk    £499

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