Friday, 11 January 2013

Cosatto Golightly You2 Twin review


What has 6 wheels, 3 handles, 2 windows, a black & white stripe exterior topped with not 2 but 4 pretty red bows & pretty polka dot interior? A Cosatto You2 Twin Golightly pushchair of course. I have previously put the Yo Golightly through its paces so it only seemed fair that I put its double the fun twin pushchair through its paces too, especially as I can steal my gorgeous niece to ride in the pushchair with my little lady. Two pretty ladies in a two pretty seats. Liv on the left in the red hat is rather tall for her 15 months(not far off the height of my smallish 4 year old) so she does reach the end of the cosy toes, my little lady on the right is 19 months old and on the smaller side for her age.  I have been using my You2 twin for about 1 month, even taking it into town when I just had 1 baby to put in the seats, I could hear people whispering "I like that pram" or "that pram is pretty", I even bumped into a few Yo Golightly's along my travels, after the compliments you would see them spot that I only had one child in it, I am sure they then muttered to themselves "weirdo". R quite enjoyed having a spare seat to place all her essential travel items in & the extra basket came in handy for my shopping.
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In the Box
Your twin pushchair
2 x hoods
2 x head huggers
2 sets of chest pads
2 x kangaroo pouch cosy toes
2 x matching insulated cup carriers
raincover
matching changing bag
instructions




The Cosatto You2 twin pushchair surprised me if I am honest, my experience of twin pushchairs is around 10 years old & they have come a long way since then, from past experience I found them to be heavy, hard to lift up kerbs & hard to manoeuvre. The You2 twin Golightly is a dream to lift up kerbs & manoeuvre even when you have children with different weights either side. The weight of the You2 is just 13kg which you can feel how lightweight it really is when pushing 2 toddlers around a country park. I decided to see how it handled on wet mud because we do visit places that don't always offer a nice smooth concrete pathway. It went over wet grass & rather sloppy wet mud fine, the wheels kept turning even when my feet were finding it difficult to keep me in an upright position. I also took it shopping with me to see what difficulties you could come across whilst trying to shop. Only a few shops made it hard to manoeuvre but to be fair those shops I do tend to struggle with when using a single pushchair. The double shopping basket comes in very handy to carry the shopping, although when the seats are in a full recline position it is not possible to get into these baskets. 

Whilst shopping the heavens opened & the rain came tumbling down which gave me a great opportunity to put the raincover to the test. It slips over the middle handle & 2 velcro tabs fasten it around the 2 outer handles. Two more velcro tabs are at the bottom of the side flaps to hold it in place around the back. At the front of the raincover there is 2 press stud fasteners that go around the bottom of the pushchair just above the 2 front wheels. It fitted nicely around the whole of the pushchair with room for a changing bag too.


The You2 twin is full of fabulous features, the seats both have a 5 point safety harness that is generous in size, they recline independently & has 3 recline positions, this is done by pulling up the levers either side of the backrest, the backrest will lower & click into the lower recline position, to put it back into the seated position you just have to push the back rest upwards & again this will lock into place. It also features independently adjustable calf support/leg rest, adjusting them is easy, on either side of the calf support slide down both levers whilst lowering the calf support, this will click into place. To raise it you just need to push it back up until it clicks into place. This feature is great for when your toddler falls to sleep, it allows them to sleep in a fairly lie flat position. Both seats are suitable from birth up to 15kg in weight, the picture above shows the seat in the lie flat position. Both seats come with padded chest pads, newborn head hugger, a reversible fleece liner that has fleece on one side that can be used with the kangaroo pouched cosy toes & a black & white polka dot on the other side that is perfect for those warmer days. Three foam grip handles are positions perfectly allowing you to manoeuvre around. The Front wheels can be swivel or in the locked position and feature duel wheel suspension. The rear wheels have the linked brake system & also have the duel wheel suspension which is great for when you are going over a rougher terrain.
The removable hoods again move independently and are of a generous size, they open out & lock into place by pushing down on the levers either side of the hoods. Both hoods feature the pretty red bow & too the back of the hood there is a window on each side that allows you to peep in on your sleeping baby whilst you are on the move. This feature I really do like, I can see my baby easily whilst sleeping without stopping and looking over the front all the time. 
Folding it down is very easy to do & the 2 auto catching locking mechanism works really well to keep your You2 twin pushchair closed. Folded it measures L106 x W50 x H33cm. 
Opened out size is H105 x W74.5 x L81cm, I can fit it through my front door, however my door does swing open quite wide making the opening bigger than what it would if I could not open my door as wide.
The RRP is £360 which I think is a very fair price for it, the You2 Twin pushchair is a great side by side twin pushchair that I would recommend to family & friends. You can find you local stockist or browse what other colour designs they have by visiting the Cosatto website



      


3 comments:

  1. Love this its so pretty, and a huge surprise how easy it was to use!

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    1. I think how easy it was to push surprised us both.

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  2. This twin push chair looks so adorable. It seems convenient to use and and the price isn't bad.

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