WINNER: GOLD BEST PUSHCHAIR DESIGN
WHO: Micralite Fast Fold Stroller
WHAT: A versatile stroller with a groundbreaking design and effortless fold. Designed to perform just as well in the city as it does in the countryside, it features a unique hammock seat that keeps little ones comfortable even on bumpy ground. Large pneumatic rear tyres, great ground clearance and innovation in design allow it to take on rough terrain with ease and give great manoeuvrability.
WHY: Our judges loved taking this ultra lightweight buggy for a stroll around the Junior Design Awards judging floor. Not only does this buggy look extremely cool but it has fantastic manoeuvrability thanks to its single handlebar, which makes one handed pushing possible and super smooth wheel motion and robust tyres. There was plenty of storage space for shopping and bags underneath – a must for families who like to go on adventures – and our panel was also excited by the handy side zip in the hood which also happens to provide UPF 50 sun protection and helps to keep children warm in the winter. One of the best things about this model is of course how quickly it folds and that it can then stand up on its own so there’s no need to find a wall or chair to lean it on when you’re in a confined space.
WINNER: SILVER BEST PUSHCHAIR DESIGN
WHO: phil&teds dash
WHAT: An urban inline® buggy that delivers outstanding style & effortless performance in one adaptable package! Designed for urban adventures, dash™ provides a smooth ride that’s unbeaten in manoeuvrability with its 3-wheel slim design, puncture-proof aeromaxx™ tyres & all wheel suspension. Sleek & stylish with melange fabrics, the sling seat offers infinite recline modes that goes to fully lie-flat for newborn. Want face to face bonding with your little one? Add the handy double kit accessory for your first child, and if your family grows, use it to transform dash into an inline® double buggy that’s the same footprint of a single!
WHY: As with all phil&ted products, the dash buggy is the perfect marriage of function and form. Our judges were extremely impressed with this super stylish and nippy three wheel pushchair that sits high above the ground thanks to its generous puncture-proof aeromaxx™ tyres, which steer like a dream. Other features that impressed our panel were the easy to use footbreak, the one touch harness release and the fact that this buggy is so adaptable. It can be used as a full travel system with the addition of a carry cot and car seat and can also be converted from a single buggy to a double buggy making it perfect for a growing family. Our judges said:
WINNER: BRONZE BEST PUSHCHAIR DESIGN
WHO: didofy LOTUS 3-in-1 auto-folding stroller
WHAT: An auto-folding 3-in-1 stroller which is simple to use, smart and stylish. The didofy LOTUS means no more wrestling with complicated folding mechanisms while multi-tasking with baby, a sibling or shopping. At the press of a button it folds and unfolds in just seconds.
WHY: AMAZING!!! This was the response of so many of our JDA19 judges when they realised that this buggy folds all by itself. Designed by parents who know the ordeal of having to fold a buggy under pressure – nothing like having to collapse a buggy at the bus stop or when you have to get in the car in a hurry or to fit into a busy restaurant – this stroller that has all the features of a slick, fully integrated 3-in-1 travel system with stylish leather trim, is a dream when you need to fold your buggy but keep your hands free or you’re just too darn tired. Our judges said: