For the last month or so, Finn and I have been putting the Cosatto Yo to the test. And we are impressed. Our current pushchairs were fine – but we wanted something that was lighter but robust and easy to manoeuvre.
The Yo certainly fit the bill. It’s 7kg with a lightweight aluminium chassis. It’s very sturdy and my little boy seemed very comfy in it. That’s not surprising as there’s a head hugger and fleece backed padded straps. The harness fits well and he has plenty of space. It’s super easy to fold, umbrella style, with an auto lock and just as easy to put up again. There’s a carry handle, making it a doddle to throw in the back of the car. It has multiple recline positions which are easily adjusted so when Finn falls asleep I can lower it to whatever level I want without disturbing him at all. The front wheels are lockable but I haven’t used in that setting. I like that the break is on either wheel, nice touch.
Other bonuses include the spacious storage basket and that it comes with a wealth of accessories including the aforementioned chest pads and head hugger. The cosy toes, also included in the price, is super snug and the rain cover comes in a nice co-ordinating pouch – it’s all about the details this one. A changing bag is also included. There are no hidden costs.
On the negative side, I’m not used to a forward facing stroller so kept peeping over to make sure he was okay (he always was). When folded the wheels stick out a little too much for my liking but Phil said I was being picky! I don’t like the in your face Cosatto branding on the chest pads either. My biggest bug bear is the handle. It may be that I am not used to it, but the split handle means it’s not as easy to steer as some one handed. Phil didn’t have a problem with this.
There are a lots of textile choices, and Cosatto’s dare to be different mantra means some eye popping choices. We opted for theÂ Camosatto and I really think it looks better in the flesh than in photos. I love the neon pops and detailing and Finn really loves the hood interior. He just stares and paws at the geometric pattern.
At the moment this is our go to pushchair. We like how tough it is but also how functional. You can buy it direct for Â£280 and you get a lot of pushchair for that price and a four year guarantee!Â