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A from-birth stroller with a carrycot, suitable for cobblestones, too. Oyster 3, Mast 4.X..?

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Luca • 18 Dec 2022

Hi Eli,

I am trying to decide on a pram (cotbed for newborn and pushchair), and the more I look, the more difficult I find it to decide on one. So I was hoping you might be able to shed some light on the issue. I quite liked the Oyster 3, and the ]]mast-m-4|Mast 4.X]] so far. Do you happen to know how they compare? I’ve seen on your website that you might be preparing a review for the Mast 4, are you? It’s not the exact same model as the Mast 4.X but it’s fairly similar, I guess?

For me personally, ease of pushing, sturdy but lightweight with good suspension (a lot of cobble stones and uneven roads to face, maybe some off-terrain), easy to fold (ideally with one one-hand), and compact size both unfolded (need to take public transport) and folded up (we have a small flat) would be features that I find quite important.

I felt like both the Oyster 3 and the Mast 4.X both (mostly) ticked those boxes. Anything I’m not aware of that maybe I should be? Any other models that you might be able to recommend on that basis?

Thank you so much! I look forward to hearing from you.

All the best

Eli • 18 Dec 2022

Hiya, Luca,

I am actually not sure about the difference between the 4.X and X.4, and I would say they are the sam, just named differently in different shops. I personally did not have it in my hand, so can only tell you my feelings, let's call it an educated description - the stroller reminds me strongly of the Moon brand, and I would say it is mostly a city stroller, sturdy enough but not really for heavier bumps or a lot of cobblestones. I thnk it is a nice enough choice, but I wouldn't expect a lot from it, it is more of a basic modern stroller. The seat doesn't reverse, so if it's your first child, you might miss that around those 6-12 months of age.

The Oyster 3 (full review of the stroller here) has this feature, and it is a rather nice all-rounder, just on really bumpy terrain I felt the handle was a tad looser than I would like it to be, Other than that, it performed fairly well, and I would probably choose that one out of the two, but that is just a personal feeling.

Lastly, I will mention the Joie Finiti I thnk might be suitable here as well, not too expensive but made well enough. Also with mentioning is the Baby Jogger City Sights, which may be more expensive but a very nice quality.

I am trying to get to filling information about the Mast strollers, but I am not going to make it in the foreseeable future, a bit too much work at the moment, and I only work on Strollberry for free in my free time.

Your -very berry- Eli.

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