I feel I must point out first and foremost that if you are looking at the product pictures and wondering just what colour the mix magenta actually is as there are two pictures of the stroller which show an almost purpleish shade and one picture which shows a bright pink colour........it is actually the bright pink colour. I was slightly disappointed as I had originally seen the purpleish colour and that was what originally drew me to the stroller. When I unpacked the box it was a bit of a shock to pull out the bright pink stroller and I then had to double check I had selected the correct colour!
Anyway the colour whilst initially a bit dazzling has now grown on me with use and even my hubby who originally said there was "no way he was pushing our daughter down the road in a bright pink stroller" has come around and quite likes the colour now.
Weight and Padding:-
The stroller is brilliant and I must say so much more padded than other strollers we have had (OBaby Atlas Black Scribble and Mothercare Nanu) as the padding is really nice and thick and looks like it must be really comfy for our daughter. The stroller is really light and is a dream to push especially when comparing to the weight of the pram I have to use when I take both children out Britax B-Dual (Chili Pepper)
and so it is a welcome break on my shoulders and arms when I take my daughter out in this when my son is in nursery.
Recline & Calf Settings:-
The stroller is suitable from birth and fully reclines to lie flat along with other recline positions which you simply select by tightening the webbing with the adjuster at the back. So if you want to purchase just the one stroller to do your little one through to the toddler stage from newborn as opposed to first having a pram and then a stroller after the pram then this one would definitely be suitable. The stroller also has an adjustable calf support which you simply adjust to the desired level by using the buttons on either side.
The front wheels are lockable for a rigid wheel or you can have them on the swivel setting which I prefer and the three wheel style looks super sleek in my opinion. The wheels themselves appear to be solid rubber and so no chance of punctures when out and about which again is a really important thing to consider if doing a lot of walking etc.
Hood, Basket & Extras:-
There is a viewing window in the hood and the basket underneath is nice and big and takes a lot of shopping. The stroller comes with a head hugger cushion, footmuff/cosy toes, raincover, kitbag to store the raincover when not in use and seat belt pads.
5 Point Safety Harness:-
There is of course a 5 point safety harness which has a slide attachment for the chest straps to the waist straps as opposed to the normal hook and eye style that seems to be on the majority of strollers but this is not a problem for us as our Cosatto Noodle Supa Highchair (The Yokels)
(which we absolutely love and also is really comfy with multiple height settings etc) has the same style fitting on it's safety harness too. This was when I noticed that Koochi is owned by Cosatto (also confirmed on the back of the instruction manual) which explains a lot of the bold colours and similiar designs. The chest pads slot over the chest straps rather than a velcro seal as with our sons stroller and the car seats we have and the pads are really padded too. There is also a crotch pad for extra comfort.
Folding the Stroller:-
There is a little bit of a knack to folding the stroller whereby you need to press the button on the handle at the same time as twisting the handle and lifting the lever on the side of the pushchair and pushing down on the handle to fold the stroller. This sounds more complicated than it actually is although if you haven't done this before then it does take a little getting used to.
The raincover attaches with poppers to the hood rather than the old style throw over the whole stroller and then secure everywhere with velcro. My sons Mothercare Nanu stroller which is kept at his Aunties for when she looks after him has this same popper style and I personally don't like this as much as the velcro style but it seems to do the job in light showers although I wouldn't really go out in heavy gale rain weather with it as if it's like the Nanu then the raincover simply won't be able to withstand that sort of weather. I do like that they have included a kit bag for storing the raincover when not in use as I haven't had these with any strollers in the past and it is always a nuisance trying to re-fold them and pack them as compactly as possible without losing precious basket room.
So in summary we really really like the stroller (although I still wish it had been in the more purpleish shade as I had really had my heart set on that colour) and it is brilliantly designed and extremely functional and comfortable for our daughter. According to Koochi's website the stroller comes with a free 1 year guarantee which is also a bonus. I would definitely recommend the stroller and yet another high quality product from Cosatto.