I own the tandem version of this pushchair from Britax (Britax B-Dual Pushchair
in the Chili Pepper colour) but I recently had the chance to test this pram out on a test circuit at a Baby Event that I attended and was very impressed with this pushchair. I love Britax products as I have never had any issues with them and the items I own of theirs are brilliant and you can see and feel the quality of them. I also have 3 of their car seats (Britax Evolva Plus (Black Thunder)
) for my two little ones in my car and my husbands car and to be honest they were the first name I though of when shopping for a car seat. I actually think that this pushchair is extremely similar to the B-Dual other than the fact that it obviously doesn't transform into a tandem and it felt like pushing my very much loved B-Dual but without the additional weight and bulk of the extra seat.
I have two little ones; a baby and a toddler and this would be perfect for a lighter version of my pushchair when I eventually don't need the second seat for my eldest son. I would love to actually be able to test this chair over time and with my children in it to confirm it's ease to push with children inside, longevity, whether it handles well over muddy ground etc and whether or not it fits in an average car boot and I may hopefully get to trial this properly at some point in the future. This review is purely on the pushchairs merit's from me getting to collapse and push it around at the baby event I attended and I can confirm that I was very impressed with it. The pushchair was also already built and so I cannot comment on it's ease to assemble out of the box although if it's anything like my B-Dual (and as I said above it looks extremely similar) then I would imagine this was relatively easy to do.
The B-Agile has three wheels which are all hard solid plastic and so no worries about puncture repairs. The front wheel is lockable or can stay in the swivel position.
A rear brake button which you push down and up with your foot to set and unset the brake and the only thing I would say could be improved here is for it to have a colour code like my B-Dual has so that you know for sure when it is locked properly.
Footrests & Leg Rests:
The B-Agile has a foot rest and the leg rest behind is very nicely padded although this doesn't set to different heights like some other prams.
Seats, Seat Position, Harness & Basket Storage:-
The seat is extremely comfortably padded and I was really impressed with the level of padding. The seat reclines fully and at different levels (multi recline) and so is suitable from newborn. The seat has a 5 point harness and this is also padded for comfort and is height adjustable.
The basket storage is not huge but is a reasonable size and would be ample for a small shopping trip. The seat can be removed and with adapters that you purchase separately you can attach either a car seat or hard carrycot if you wish and so is multi-functional.
Hoods, Handles, Folding & Extras:-
The hood has both a viewing window which is closed with velcro and a mesh panel in the hood which you access by unzipping and is perfect for in summer when you want to add a bit more air into the hood area or if you just want a clearer view of your little one. The hood is also a good length for coverage of your little one from rain and the sun. The hood is also removable if required.
The handle is nicely padded and is one continuous curved handle instead of the pushchairs where they have two separate handles. To fold the pushchair you click the button in on the left hand side (if facing the pushchair) and then using the handle in the seat area you pull it up so that the pushchair folds upwards. It was a little tricky to do at first but really easy once I had a few go's and the pushchair is really light and easy to lift.
The pushchair comes with a raincover and has a large storage pocket in the back of the seat.
The pushchair handles really well when pushing and doesn't feel clunky or hard to push with some weight in (tested with weight to represent a child weight) and in fact I was pushing this one handed around the test circuit at the baby event. It also feels very stable and I don't know if the other reviewer who stated it didn't feel safe was just not used to pushing a three wheeled buggy as I found absolutely no problems with it at all.
A brilliant, lightweight, nifty and nimble three wheeler which as expected with Britax is made to a very high standard and has lots of attention to detail such as the back pockets and looks extremely comfortable with the generous padding. I don't think you could really go wrong with this pushchair and as it is so similar to the B-Dual in design I already felt very at ease with it when testing it and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.