Cosatto Spring/Summer 2016 PreviewI've been very lucky over the past few years to have the opportunity to take an early look at everything Cosatto will have on offer for the coming season. Last Friday Little E and I went to see what our local nursery company have in store for Spring/Summer 2016. I'm not allowed to share some of the exciting news with you but I think pushchair fans will be very happy in early 2016.
So, what's new for Cosatto? First up, the wheels.
The Giggle 2 travel system is unchanged but is available in two new prints and I think we're going to be seeing both of them around a lot in the forthcoming months. Go Brightly is a bold, bright, unisex colour burst pattern which made me smile as soon as I saw it. The colour palette used is slightly more muted than on the likes of Pixelate but the print, both on the outside and liner of the seat, carrycot and infant carrier, are striking and guaranteed to brighten up the rainiest of days.
Go Lightly 2 sees the return of the bow! I loved the original Go Lightly with it's navy and white colourway and bright red bow and it was incredibly popular on the streets too. Go Lightly 2 sees an echo of it's forerunner but brought bang up to date. With the same starburst style print as seen on Go Brightly, this time in monochrome black and white and a bright pink bow, I predict that the Go Lightly 2 is going to be everywhere soon with lots of little girls travelling in pink, black and white style. The addition of polka dot detailing on the inside of the hood and outside of the carrycot offers an attractive contrast. It's so stylish and lovely for little girls.
Secondly we have a brand new travel system - the Fly - which is available in two patterns - Fox Tales and Pixelate. The Fly is an innovative new design which really stands out with it's brightly coloured frame around the chassis. Parent facing when used with a brand new infant carrier (coming soon), the Fly offers a convenient,one handed fold and a multi-position recline. The ratchet mechanism to sit the seat back up is one that is so easy to use and something I haven't seen before. The spacious basket, extendable hood and ability to use with an infant carrier will make this a perfect pushchair for use when out and about in the car. Fox Tales is a gorgeous new print which is so on trend at the moment and really reminds me of the Scandinavian prints I love for my children's clothes. Pixelate is a very popular Cosatto print at the moment and the Fly sees this on a new set of wheels.
The Woop was new earlier in 2015 but the preview was a great opportunity to get up close to it. It has been met with success and award wins for it's innovative design. This three-wheeler with a seat unit which converts to carrycot and can be parent or forward facing also takes the Hold car seat. There is a new colourway for Spring/Summer 2015 which incorporates the very popular fruity Cosatto prints in a funky unisex blue and red Appleseed design. The existing three designs are still available.
The To & Fro was another new set of wheels for 2015 but one I've not had the chance to see 'in real life' yet. I was really surprised by the demo we saw. To & Fro allows all the capability of a travel system with the ease of use, small fold and light weight of an umbrella fold stroller. It's the only parent facing lightweight stroller which takes a car seat that I can think of (off the top of my head) and the quirky reversible design feature makes it seem like you have a new pushchair when you convert from parent to world facing. With the To & Fro Duo offering all of the flexibility of the single To & Fro but in a side by side double this would make a great option for those with a newborn and a larger toddler.
The ever popular Yo! has been updated with the launch of the Yo! 2. I loved our Yo! Pear Drop and was sad when we got rid of it a few months ago, it served us so well as LM's main stroller and it was tough enough for the rigours of the school run. That said every pushchair I've had has had niggles so I was delighted to see that those I found with my Yo! have been fixed. The brake has been changed to a one step operation and they have added a bumper bar. With an innovative new footrest and reflective rear wheels I can see the Yo! 2 being just as popular as it's predecessor.
We were also able to take a look at new prints for the Supa and Supa Dupa lightweight strollers; the ChaCha which also launched earlier this year, the new Shuffle tandem double and the exciting new things which are top secret for now! Check out Cosatto.com for more information on all of these.
You might have heard about Wonder which has been Cosatto's huge launch of 2015. The preview event allowed me to get my hands on it for the first time and I'm so impressed. It's a high end travel system which harks back to the carriage built prams of my baby days, with a very modern Cosatto twist of course. We got a close look at Hepburn (my favourite), Kew and Bonbon and the thought and design that has been put into the range is clear. Being able to try out Hepburn and experience the familiar, carriage-built 'bounce' was fantastic. I'm definitely a fan.
There are no new highchair models but all three ranges see new prints added. The Waffle launched early in 2015 and two new prints are added to expand the range of designs available in this 'grow with me', foldable highchair. Pippy (a bright green apple print) and Heidi (a girly floral) are added to the existing Pitter Patter and Strudel designs. The 3Sixti range sees the addition of Hapi Apples 2 (an update to the very popular Hapi Apples highchair), Chopsticks (a fantastic sushi print) and Milkshake (a cool milk bottles design). There are a few little tweaks to the design of the 3Sixti to include printed trays. Our old favourite - the Noodle Supa sees two new prints too - Kokeshi Smile (a cute Kawaii doll print which is up there amongst my favourite EVER Cosatto prints) and Chopsticks (the same fabulous sushi print seen on the 3Sixti).
The Cosatto car seat world has a big announcement too but I'm going to put all of that news into a separate post. It will definitely be worth the wait!
I attended the event as a guest of Cosatto