I raved about my Bugaboo Cameleon the other day, but if there is one downside to it, it’s that it is most definitely not compact when folded. In fact, we’ve never taken it on a plane, opting instead for the Baby Jogger City Mini, our travel buggy. But even that can be a bit of a burden. For the past few weeks, Kitty and I have been trying out the BabyZen YoYo, a lightweight pushchair conceived by five French doctors. Its USP is that atÂ 52 x 44 x 18cm when folded, it is small enough to comply with cabin baggage rules, so can be popped in an overhead locker on a plane. Yes, that’s right – no more buggy identity parades on the airfield.
Â But it’s really not a one-trick pony – I’ve found it a doddle to collapse and unfold with one hand and it’s simple and smooth to push. It also looks good – we had a few admiring glances down at the beach the other day – and must be comfy as I’ve had no complaints from Kitty. It’s suitable from six months up to 15kg and fully reclines, with a lower than usual sunshade. It’s super-lightweight (5.8kg) and once in its carry bag I can imagine getting a few envious looks at the airport. If I had one complaint, it would be that the strap fastening is unduly complex – at first attempt I nearly gave up and put on a sling – but once you get the hang of it, it’s fine. You can choose a black or white chassis and five fabric colours -red, black, blue, grey or pink. Of course, it doesn’t have the flexibility of a travel system – not suitable for newborns, can’t attach a car seat etc – but if you’re looking for something ultra light and portable it’s the buggy for you. Â£309, White Step.