My little sister just had my gorgeous niece on Easter Sunday and she decided that she wanted to get as much style and function as possible in a travel system without spending what she referred to as “crazy money” and came up with the Petite Star Kurvi. Long time BG readers may remember when Kat roadtested Petite Star’s Zia4 travel system which we recommended as a serious budget buy.
The Kurvi3 (the 3 indicates the no of wheels as there’s a ‘4’ version too) has a chunkier look and is around 9.5kg (I think it comes in a couple of kg heavier when folded) versus the 8kg of its predecessor putting it into the mid weight travel system market against the likes of the Quinny Buzz which its form is a little reminiscent of. Much like it’s predecessor, it starts out as a pram and the carrycot is transformed into front or rear facing stroller seat which saves on having a carrycot to store. Quick to setup, easy to convert, and with much of the features you’d expect from a travel system without the hefty pricetag, the main drawback on it, is much like bigger travel systems, it’s a bit tight in small cars and may be tricky on public transport. Colour wise, the best option is moonstone (pictured) although if you like pink fizz and sky blue (we prefer richer/deeper shades or black/grey), they have those too.
The RRP is Â£299.99 and the accessories pack (footmuff etc) is Â£70, and the Petite Star 0+ Car Seat which its compatible with is Â£89.99, however, a number of retailers include the accessories pack free of charge and do the car seat half price as well so it’s actually a pretty serious budget buy if you can compromise on the weight. An example of an offer I saw was Precious Little One where it’s Â£279.94 including the accessories pack and you can also buy a half price car seat.